Savills | Gillan, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6HE | Properties for sale
112.04 sq m(1,206 sq ft)
Guide price £425,000(€468,048)

GillanManaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6HE

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Idyllic rural location with far reaching views over open countryside to the sea
  • Triple Aspect Open plan kitchen, sitting & dining room
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom with separate quadrant shower
  • Separate Storage & Utility Room
  • Wood framed Double Glazing throughout
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • GeoThermal Ground Source Heating system
  • Paddock

Significantly enlarged and completely refurbished in 2014 The Old Shop is an extremely spacious 2-bedroom cottage on a large South East facing plot with uninterrupted views over open country

About this property

  • The front door leads into the porch which in turn leads into the open plan downstairs living area. Immediately to the left is the cloakroom. The “L” shaped open plan kitchen area has a porcelain tiled floor, Shaker style wall and floor units, wood block work surfaces and a 2 Hob 2 Oven Electric Aga. From the kitchen, through an open doorway, is a secondary kitchen area or “Butler's Pantry” fitted with the same Shaker style wall and floor units and fitted with an integrated Neff double over with counter top ceramic hob and sink along with space for a large Fridge Freezer. The sitting and dining room area has engineered oak flooring. In the lounge area the corner granite fireplace with recessed wood burner is the main feature whilst the dining area is in a Box Bay with views and access directly on the rear terrace and garden.

    An oak staircase leads to the first floor landing off which are the two double bedrooms and bathroom. The larger of the two bedrooms has a “Juliet” balcony which affords quite splendid views out across the fields to the sea, whilst the second has views out over open countryside a built-in wardrobe and access to under eaves storage. The bathroom has a modern white suite, separate quadrant shower and underfloor electric heating
    Accessed via the rear terrace is the Storage & Utility room which is fitted with both floor and wall mounted units, sink, washing machine with ample space for a tumble drier if required. This is also the “engine room” of the house as the GeoThermall Heat pump, Hot Water cylinder, Private Water treatment (UV light and filter) are all located here.


    FRONT: - The property sits at a slightly lower level than the lane and is partially hidden by both Spotted Laurel and Grisilinia hedges. The approach to the front door is by a shared driveway with a small gravelled area to the left of the front porch and to the right, entrance via a gate, to the side patio and rear terrace and gardens.

    REAR GARDEN: - To the side of the property is the secluded patio area, which is a real suntrap, flanked by the Spotted Laurel hedge and a raised dry stone wall well stock flower bed. Continue round to the rear of the house to the terrace which extends the full width of the house with. From here there are steps leading up to the parking area There is further access at the top of the garden via a 5-Bar gate which is directly opposite a further 5-Bar gate leading into the paddock. The Garden is square in shape and is mainly laid to lawn with a “Cornish Hedge” planted wall being the outstanding feature

    Mains & Private Water, Private Drainage & Electricity

    GeoThermal Ground Source Heat Pump providing underfloor heating downstairs
    Electric Heating upstairs
    (Note: The property receives payments of £250 per quarter for not using grid energy and cutting CO2 emissions. This will remain for a further 5 years)

    Broadband: BT Superfast Fibre 2 available


    Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

    Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.


    Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

    1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

    2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A beautifully presented bright and spacious two-bedroom cottage in an idyllic rural location with far reaching views over open countryside

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • The Lizard is renowned for its beauty and spectacular landscapes, with much of the area designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The countryside and coastline are famed for their varied animal and plant-life, geology and history, while the climate on the Lizard is often milder than the rest of the country. The property is just a short distance from the secluded and tranquil beaches of Flushing Cove and Gillan Creek and the South West Coastal Path. It is in an area which is designated an SSSI, (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Located off the beaten track and away from the usual holiday haunts, it is a thought by many to be a very special place. Gillan Creek is an idyllic and sheltered tidal inlet to the south of the Helford River. Sailing and mooring facilities are available on the Helford river and there is a challenging links golf course at Mullion.
  • Locally, the village of St Keverne provides a post office, two pubs, butchers, local shop, church and a nationally recognised ice-cream parlour at Roskilly's, where there is also a craft centre, restaurant, gallery and animal area. The market town of Helston has a wide range of shopping
  • and schooling facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro, approximately 25 miles away, is the municipal centre of the county. Travel links to the area are good with the A30 providing dual carriageway access through Cornwall from the M5 at Exeter. There are mainline railway stations at Redruth and Truro and Cornwall Airport (Newquay), is an hour away.

Additional information

  • Directions: DIRECTIONS From Helston take the A3083 passing RNAS Culdrose and at the end of the road turn left sign posted towards St Keverne. Follow this road through Garras, and after about two miles turn left sign posted to Manaccan and New Town St Martin. Follow the signs for Manaccan and on entering the village follow the signs for Gillan. Continue past the left turn to Gillan & Flushing and the Old Village Shop is the second house on the left with parking on the left just past the house. St Keverne 3 – Helston 12 – Falmouth 21 – Truro 25 – Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 44 (all distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Rating = C