Savills | Primrose Valley, St. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2ED | Properties for sale
245.73 sq m(2,645 sq ft)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,376,611)

Primrose ValleySt. Ives, Cornwall, TR26 2ED

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in February 2020
  • Garage
  • A stones throw from Porthminster Beach & the Porthminster Beach Café, voted one of the top 20 beach café/restaurants in the UK (Daily Telegraph)
  • Stunning sea views across St Ives Bay
  • Less than a 5-minute walk to St Ives train station
  • 4/5 Double Bedrooms
  • Three bathrooms plus cloakroom
  • Stained Glass doors & panels designed by Cathleen Greenan
  • Iroko hard wood flooring

Award Winning 4/5 double bedroom detached house of unique design commanding stunning views across St Ives Bay just a stone's throw away from Porthminster Beach.

About this property

  • Originally built around 1800 and re-built in 1920 Old Tresco House was renovated and extended in the late eighties when it was short listed for the RIBA National awards (1 of 18 listed alongside the Lloyds of London Building, The Clore Gallery & the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford). Designed to exploit the stunning sea and coastal views enjoyed from all the principle rooms and capitalise on the intimacy of the walled gardens to the south side of the house. The interior whilst modern has significant influence from the “Art Deco” period. Handmade door & window architraves, moulded skirting boards, ceiling roses, coved ceiling mouldings, exposed wooden trusses and iron tension members along with individual hand built double glazed windows with leaded stained glasswork to the fan lights, internal screens and external doors designed by Canadian Artist Cathleen Greenan.
    The accommodation is arranged over 3 floors with the ground floor comprising of an Entrance porch leading to a spacious hall off which there are two large en-suite double bedrooms and a half wood panelled sitting room/study with an attractive fireplace all with uninterrupted views out across St Ives Bay.
    On the first floor there are two further double bedrooms, one with a fireplace and both with views over St Ives Bay, family bathroom, cloakroom, large double aspect living room with a vaulted ceiling with views out across St Ives Bay and to the rear over the garden. The modern kitchen dining room has a vaulted ceiling and broad south facing semi-octagonal bay window overlooking the rear gardens with stained glass doors opening on to the rear paved patio and gardens.
    A turned pine staircase leads to the second floor studio which has part stained glass quarter lights looking into the living room and kitchen, significant eaves storage space and windows to all four elevations providing ample light and views over the town, beach, harbour and St Ives Bay.


    Utility Room
    Accessed from the rear patio the utility room is housed in a Granite-Clad Delabole slate roofed barn. Internally there is a quarry tiled floor, large sink, work surfaces and shelving along with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and also the central heating boiler.


    A well-established garden on differing levels with mature planting is extremely sunny, being south facing with a broad paved sun terrace extending the full with of the rear of the property with doors from the Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room. The side sun terrace has views across the bay and pathway to the front entrance door. Steps up from the patio to a rose covered pergola leading to a lawned side garden and BBQ area which has a “Sail” shade. There is also access to the rear via a door onto the lane behind leading via steps up to the main road


    There is also a single garage with newly fitted door, below the house on the corner before turning right up to the property.

    SERVICES: Mains Water , Mains Drainage, Electricity, Gas Central Heating (Worcester Boiler)

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A unique and impressive 4/5 bedroom family home with stunning views in one of St Ives most sort after locations.

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • Conveniently and quietly positioned in a cul-de-sac on the hillside commanding stunning views across St Ives Bay from the Harbour to Godrevy Point and along miles of coastline, yet within 250 metres of Porthminster Beach and yet only a ten-minute level walk from the towns facilities which are centred around the picturesque harbour.
  • Cornwall's unique character comes from its historic landscape and some 400 miles of spectacular coastline. Home to the landmark Tate St Ives Gallery (built in 1993) and the famous Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives is bordered by three beautiful sandy beaches which are repeatedly voted among the best in the British Isles, one particularly for surfing. Set against the colourful backdrop of the working fishing harbour, the turquoise waters of St. Ives have attracted artists since the 19th century due to its renowned clarity of light. The town, with winding cobbled streets, is also a ‘foodie' destination packed with numerous restaurants, pubs and cafes all offering excellent fare including the award-winning Porthminster Beach Café.
  • At nearby Lelant, overlooking the Hayle Estuary there is a spectacular links golf course with views stretching up towards Godrevy Lighthouse. A scenic branch railway line links Carbis Bay and St. Ives with the main London-Penzance line at nearby St. Erth.

Additional information

  • Directions: Primrose Valley is a narrow lane located off Trelyon Avenue (A3074) St Ives to Carbis Bay road either on the right just before the St Ives Harbour Hotel if travelling from Carbis Bay or immediately on the left after coming up the hill from St Ives. Follow the lane down under the railway line, bear left, then left again back under the railway line, immediately left again and follow the road round to the right and Old Tresco House is directly in front of you at the top of the lane. Distances Porthminster Beach 250 metres; St Ives town centre is a 10-minute walk; Penzance 11; Sennen 18; Truro 26; Falmouth 27.5; Newquay Airport 36.5 miles (all distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Rating = D