Tucked away on a cliff in Cornwall is this stunning property (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
Pondering a move to Cornwall?
You might as well dream big.
Rather than lusting over a poky or beach hut, how about a £1.95million home overlooking the Atlantic?
Gooden Heane is a very impressive clifftop property that sits right above Portreath Beach.
In this spot used to be a rundown 1920s bungalow, but in 2016 the current owners of the house teamed up with Philip Chapman Construction and CSA Architects to create something special: a one-of-a-kind house designed with floor-to-ceiling windows to make the most of its stunning location.
The home’s eco credentials were key. There’s an air recovery system that filters and heats air to the desired temperature, plus solar panels for hot water.
It’s a short walk from Portreath Beach (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
And offers gorgeous views over the Atlantic (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
It sits on around 8 acres of land (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
The home has been designed to make the most of its views (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
Also imporant? The luxury credentials. After all, if the asking price is nearly £2million, buyers will expect their money’s worth.
Sitting in eight acres of land, the property opens with a double height entrance hall on the ground floor, along with a main bedroom suite (complete with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom), two further double bedrooms, a family bathroom, a TV room (which also has a shower room, so could easily be converted into a fourth bedroom), and a study.
You’ll spy lots of floor-to-ceiling windows (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
Take your pick from three bedrooms (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
What a tub (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
Upstairs is the large open-plan living area, with panoramic views of the Cornish seaside and doors to a large balcony so you can breathe in the sea air.
There’s also an open-plan kitchen and dining room, of course.
There’s planning permission for a four-room garage with a grass/sedum roof, in case you want even more space, and the home also owns land beyond the gated garden, down to a landmark known as the Pepperpot, built to help guide ships and used previously as a coastguard lookout.
Shall we head upstairs? (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
Dominic Skerry, from estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott, said: ‘If you take the whole of the Cornish coast, there’s a limited number of properties that come up in this kind of position.
‘The current owners wanted to create something really special.
‘You can feel it is a really special house the minute you drive through the gate. It’s hyper-modern, skilfully crafted and the accommodation flows beautifully.
On the top floor is a large living area, complete with a fireplace (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
And we repeat, look at those views (Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
(Picture: Lillicrap Chilcott/BNPS)
‘There’s lots of glass facing those amazing sea views and a huge roof terrace off the sitting room.
‘The whole of one end of the building, on the ground floor, is the master bedroom suite with a right angle of glass walls looking out across the cliff tops, sea, and beach.
‘The owners have completely recontoured the site, to create privacy.
‘You can see a little glimpse of the house below, but other than that you feel like you are completely on your own.
‘The owners have let it out and it is certainly capable of providing good holiday let income but the owners often stay there themselves.’
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