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Gillan, Manaccan, Helston
£850,000 | 5 bedrooms | 4.0 acres

Property features

• Spacious 5 bedroom main residence
• 4 holiday cottages
• Established lifestyle business with further scope
• Idyllic position close to the South Cornish coastline
• Mature gardens and paddock
• Various outbuildings
• In all approximately 4 acres (1.62ha)

Standing around 1.5 miles inland from the pebbly beach at Porthallow, the property is situated in a wonderful rural position commanding panoramic views across open countryside to the waters of Falmouth Bay.

The Lizard Peninsula remains one of the most unspoilt areas in Cornwall renowned for its picturesque coastal scenery and untouched rural hinterland. The peninsula is the most southerly point of England with wide expanses designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and owned by private estates or The National Trust. Porthallow itself is a traditional Cornish fishing village with an attractive beach and the highly regarded Five Pilchards Inn. Once a busy cove engaged in the pilchard industry, there are still a small number of local fishermen who use the cove and the beach has become a favourite for its superb views across the mouth of the Helford River.

Within approximately two miles is the village of St Keverne which provides an excellent range of amenities whilst more extensive facilities are available within the historic market town of Helston.

Other nearby beaches and coves include those at Coverack, Kynance and Kennack Sands whilst the beautiful wooded creeks of the Helford River are also readily accessible.

The property
Available on the open market for the first time in 18 years, this is an established holiday cottage complex featuring a range of one and two bedroom letting units converted from a cluster of traditional barns.

The main farmhouse retains a number of traditional features and was significantly extended around 12 years ago to create a spacious and comfortable family home.

The surrounding grounds include ample parking, a range of outbuildings together with separate garden areas for the guests and owners.

The paddock is located to the north of the buildings being generally level and enjoying spectacular broad views.

The farmhouse
A short distance from the holiday cottages, the main residence is a spacious family home that features whitewashed elevations with a south-facing facade overlooking its own lawned garden.

The property offers comfortable accommodation and includes a dining room with substantial granite fireplace and wood-burning stove, study, snug and well-proportioned sitting room benefiting from French doors that open onto a sun deck. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a family kitchen, shower room, sun room and rear porch.

Rising to the first floor there is a spacious split level galleried landing with bathroom and five bedrooms, two of which benefit from en-suite facilities.

The cottages
Converted from a range of traditional outbuildings, the cottages accommodate between two and four guests overlooking the communal lawned grounds and open countryside beyond. The approximate room measurements are shown on the floor plans but in summary the accommodation comprises:-

Dairy Cottage (sleeps 2)
On the ground floor, beneath Jon's Hayloft, this cottage comprises an open-plan kitchen/living room together with a double bedroom and bathroom.

Jon's Hayloft (sleeps 4)
Situated above Dairy Cottage and approached over a series of external granite steps. Two bedrooms, shower room and open-plan kitchen/living room.

Amy Cottage (sleeps 2)
A single storey cottage with sun terrace and accommodation including a bedroom, bathroom and sitting room with wide opening into an open-plan kitchen/dining room.

Cart Lodge (sleeps 4)
The Cart Lodge is the largest of the cottages enjoying wonderful views to the sea. The impressive kitchen/living room features a high vaulted ceiling with exposed roof timbers and tall windows to the front complete with granite detailing. In addition there are two bedrooms and a wet room.

The grounds
Extending to around four acres in total, the grounds include ample car parking together with a series of outbuildings providing workshop space, storage and garaging.

To the rear of the cottages is a level communal lawn together with independent sun terraces for Amy Cottage and Cart Lodge. The main residence has a private south facing lawn with granite chipped sun terrace plus a further wide area of garden adjacent to the guest lawn where there is a mature vegetable garden and small orchard.

The paddock stretches along the northern-most boundary, extending to around 2.5 acres in size, again with views across surrounding countryside to Falmouth Bay.

The business
Currently operated by a husband and wife team, the business is promoted through the Vendors' own website together with Having actively run the business for the last 18 years, the Vendors now intend to retire and it is thought that further scope exists to increase current levels of business. Accounts can be made available to interested parties following viewing.

Proceed to St Keverne and take the road to Porthallow. After about half a mile take the second left hand turning to New Town and Manaccan. Continue for a further mile and take the first right hand turning to Manaccan and St Anthony.After about 1 mile, the property is on the left.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating to main residence. Electric heating to cottages.

Local Authority
Cornwall Council, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY. Telephone 0300 1234 100.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the letting cottages will be included.

Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to a public footpath which passes through the paddock.

Strictly by prior appointment with Stags' Holiday Complexes Department on 01392 680058 or Stags Truro office on 01872 264488.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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