A spacious, versatile and characterful cottage standing in a prominent cliff top position boasting coastal views. Entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, formal dining room, sitting room, large conservatory, five bedrooms and two bathroom. Extensive Gardens.
Poniou Cottage is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a prominent cliff top position overlooking the North Cornish coastline and close to the village of Zennor famed for the mediaeval carving of a mermaid inside the Parish Church and once the home of D H Lawrence. The village comprises a cluster of traditional granite buildings including the historic Tinners Arms and the award winning pub and restaurant at The Gurnard's Head Hotel is close by.
The highly regarded scenic harbour town of St Ives, surrounded by a circle of magnificent beaches and home to the world famous Tate St Ives, is about six miles to the east and the mining town of St Just with its historic heritage about four miles to the west.
Tourism is the principal industry in the area and the landscape is a walker's paradise. Much of the surrounding land is in the ownership of The National Trust allowing easy access onto the South West Coast Path, to Zennor Head and Gurnards Head with many magnificent beaches in the area. DESCRIPTION
Standing in a prominent coastal position with outstanding views, Poniou Cottage is a spacious and versatile family home dating from 1820 boasting an original granite facade under a slate roof. This beautiful property has been extended and improved over recent years and presents to the market a characterful home in a highly desirable position.
The cottage boasts a wealth of traditional features including three impressive granite inglenook fire places. The solid oak door opens into the ground floor with entrance hall, sitting room, bespoke kitchen/breakfast room with granite worktops island breakfast bar and Rangemaster cooker, formal dining room, cloakroom, rear porch and a most impressive conservatory to the rear of the cottage providing further living space. On the first floor the dual aspect master bedroom has views across countryside to the front and across the sea to the rear. There are four further bedrooms, shower room and large family bathroom with luxury spa bath. The cottage has two staircases, with under stairs storage, allowing for the option of a separate annexe to be created if desired. There is also a garage with studio space above.OUTSIDE
The cottage is accessed over a shared lane with parking for several cars on the driveway in front of the garage. Further parking is available on the opposite side of the lane together with a small field set with fruit trees. The formal lawn garden to the front of the Poniou Cottage is enclosed by Cornish stone walling with mature plants and hedging. Paths on both sides of the cottage lead to a very large granite paved sun terrace. The extensive rear garden is arranged over varying levels and has several seating areas ideal for watching the sunrises and sunsets as well as direct access to the coastal path with its beautiful cliffs and beaches from the end of the garden. The garden, which is bordered by a stream, has large areas of lawn and has profusely stocked herbaceous flower beds.SERVICES
Mains water and electric. LPG bulk gas for stovetop cooking and central heating ( underfloor heating in reception rooms).VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment only with Stags Truro office - telephone 01872 264488.DIRECTIONS
Please contact office for further information.