The area is known as The Saltings (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
If the nation’s property searches are anything to go by, a lot of us are considering moving to the coastline.
That’s the area that, for the first time in ages, beat London to the top spot of the most searched-for place to buy a home.
We might be able to blame lockdown – after all, there’s nothing like being cooped up indoors for months on end, with no entertainment open, to make you wonder why on earth you’re paying so much money for a tiny flat in the capital city; particularly when the commute isn’t a problem.
So, to sand and sea we go, in search of all those benefits of living near blue space.
If you’re ready to make the move – or just fancy marveling at some property porn – this flat is worth checking out.
The ground-floor flat sits right by the shore (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
Newly listed by Knight Frank at the hefty price of £930,000, it’s a one-bedroom apartment sitting in Porthmeor Road, St Ives, in Cornwall.
The major selling point is that it’s right on the beach. The view from the dining room is all sand and ocean.
But what else would prospective buyers get, beyond the easy beach access, for such a large chunk of change?
Let’s take a look inside.
Knight Frank has listed the flat at £930,000 (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
Yes, that is quite a lot of money (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
So, this is a ground floor flat with approximately 527 square foot of space. Not massive by any means, but we imagine you’d be spending most of your time relaxing on the beach, anyway.
You walk through the door into a hallway, which leads to the double bedroom, shower room, and open plan kitchen and living room.
The bedroom is fairly snazzy, with a smart TV, while the shower room has a fancy shower with a quartz stone surround.
There’s around 527 sq ft of living space (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
Inside is one bedroom, one bathroom, and an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
The living area’s the main draw, as that’s where a large arched window lets you look out at the beach. There’s a smart TV in there too, of course, in case you get bored of watching the waves crash on the shore.
There’s a sofabed in the living room also, so you could have guests over (post-lockdown, obviously), but the property is really best suited to a couple.
It could make a nice holiday home (Picture: Bob Berry Photographer)
It’s currently being let out as a holiday home, and the estate agents note that this can generate a profit of around £40,000 a year.
Maybe if you’re not keen on living by the beach, you could always rent it out.
The location – within easy distance of the St Ives Harbour – means plenty of people will be keen to book a stay, especially if the trend for staycations continues to go strong.
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