This penthouse apartment has some incredible views (Picture: BNPS)
Tired of city life? Keen to move to be by the sea?
You’re certainly not the only one. Cornwall is currently the most popular spot for people to search for properties, beating London after lockdown made us crave a return to nature.
If you’re pondering a move but – for some reason – want to still pay London prices for a home, here’s a fancy option.
A penthouse apartment with glorious waterfront views is on the market for £750,000.
Pricey, yes, but the flat, called St Clements, has plenty of snazzy credentials to justify that price.
St Clements takes up the entire top floor of a Grade II listed building that sits right by the harbour in Mousehole, Cornwall.
It sits right by the harbour in Mousehole, Cornwall (Picture: LillicrapChilcott/BNPS)
That means it offers incredible views over the sea, letting the resident take in sights of St Clements Isle, St Michael’s Mount, and the Lizard Peninsula.
The building has a rich history, too, having previously served as the iconic Lobster Pot Hotel – where stars including David Bowie and Dame Judi Dench came to stay.
The hotel used to be considered a creative hotspot back in the 30s, when it was owned by writer Wyn Henderson.
It was even used for poet Dylan Thomas’s wedding reception.
In 2004, the hotel was converted into three apartments, with this apartment at the top.
It’s now on the market through estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott.
The penthouse has an open-plan kitchen, living, and dining area, plus two bedrooms (Picture: LillicrapChilcott/BNPS)
The flat is pretty spectacular, with an open-plan kitchen going through to the dining and living area, which has nearly 40ft of harbour-facing views.
There are two double bedrooms, each with en suite shower rooms, plus a main bathroom.
Oh, and there’s underfloor heating throughout, of course.
Ian Lillicrap, from Lillicrap Chilcott, said: ‘It’s got what’s probably one of the best views you could have.
‘It sits right beside the harbour, at the water’s edge and because you’re on the second floor you couldn’t have a better position in Mousehole.
‘It’s a very attractive Grade II listed building and it’s an iconic building, in an iconic setting.
And just look at that view (Picture: LillicrapChilcott/BNPS)
‘It occupies the entire top floor and the kitchen, dining and living room all open up to each other so it’s 40ft wide with a number of windows facing every which way over the harbour and across the bay to St Michael’s Mount.
‘You just couldn’t get any better for outlook and sunshine and light.
‘You are master or mistress of every going on in Mousehole from there.
‘The condition of the apartment is superb, the main bedroom is huge.
“It’s just got an incredible feeling of space and you effectively have a third of a harbour-side building.
‘Mousehole is very up and coming and when you compare it with prices in St Ives, where an apartment of similar size and position would achieve £1.2m so this represents true value for money.’
That makes sense, even if £750,000 does still feel like quite a bit of money.
If you do fancy putting in an offer, you can find out more information through the apartment’s listing.
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