Sitting in arguably one of the village's most sought after locations this four bedroom, highly specified home has truly breath taking panoramic views spanning over Gerrans Bay from Gull Rock all the way across towards the harbour of Portscatho and beyond.
Hera benefits from a large detached garage and off-road parking for up to three vehicles (a rarity in the village this close to the coast). The coastal footpath, located at the bottom of the rear garden, leads to the renowned 'Hidden Hut' and Porthcurnick Beach. It is also only minutes to the local amenities and harbour.
The property is incredibly spacious inside, laid out over three floors with all principle rooms showcasing the stunning views. There are three main bedrooms with a potential fourth or media room on the second floor with views you will truly not believe. The skylight windows cleverly open to form balconies bringing the outside in! This was an addition added by the current owners who have spent many enjoyable years at Hera. The main sitting room is an excellent room for any time of the year, with doors opening onto the terrace, again boasting spectacular far-reaching sea and coastal views. You can sit in the comfort of your armchair with the log-burner going in the winter taking in the ever-changing views of the water or in the summer with the doors open and enjoy the sunshine. The modern fitted kitchen breakfast room with built-in appliances has space for a dining table and plenty of work surfaces. It enjoys similar views to the living room and is an excellent space for cooking and entertaining.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance Lobby, Cloakroom, Hallway, Kitchen Breakfast Room, Living Room.
First Floor: Landing, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Second Floor: Bedroom 4 / Media Room.
Outside: Large Detached Garage, Parking for Three Vehicles, Office / Garden Room, Rear Garden with access onto North Parade.
Available By Separate Negotiation is a Boat & Mooring in Portscatho Harbour
Hera has a rear garden that was landscaped by the current owner with a large patio area ideal for sitting out at the top with another two tiers of lawn below. There are steps down onto North Parade where the coastal footpath starts. At the front of Hera is parking for up to three vehicles with a large detached garage ideal for boat storage, with the added benefit of an office / garden room underneath which has some sea glimpses.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a stunning home in a highly sought-after coastal village and location! With oil fired central heating and extremely high quality double glazing, Hera is a property that will certainly tick all of the boxes. It is an ideal second home and has an established letting history for the investment buyer, being successfully holiday let through Classic Cottages. It would also certainly suit someone looking for his or her next permanent residence.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
The Hidden Hut & Porthcurnick Beach: 500 yard walk. Driftwood Restaurant & Hotel: 1 mile walk or 1.7 miles by car. Portscatho village centre and beach: 450 yard walk. Bus stop: 150 yards (Number 50 bus to St Mawes, Tregony and Truro). St Mawes: 4 miles (20 minutes pedestrian ferry to Falmouth). King Harry Car Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 9 miles by car ferry or 15 miles. St Austell: 15 miles (London Paddington circa 4.5 hours by rail). Falmouth: 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 24 miles, daily flights to London (70 minutes).
Portscatho is an attractive, unspoilt coastal village in the outstanding natural beauty of the Roseland Peninsula. It has a small harbour, safe beaches, lovely country and cliff walks, and sailing and other facilities within easy reach. There are sufficient shops for day to day and other needs, a Post Office, 2 pubs and a restaurant. In addition there is a Church, Doctors' surgery and Squash club. The local primary school is less than half a mile distant.
In a wider context, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance offering a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Tate Gallery and Truro Cathedral. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Falmouth, Porthleven and Padstow), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.
'Hera' – A Brief Insight into the History
One fated night in February 1914 when the sailing ship, Hera was 91 days out of Pisagua, Chile the weather was rough with a gale blowing. Captain Lorentz was unsure of their exact position. He thought he would sail slowly into Falmouth Bay guided by the light at St Anthony or the Lizard. As dusk fell the weather steadily worsened and as time passed they saw no shore lights. At about midnight the second mate reported seeing land ahead. Captain Lorentz ordered that Hera change tack, but the ship was slow to turn and seconds later Hera hit Gull Rock, which is about a quarter of a mile off Nare Head, seen from most rooms in the house.
Eventually Falmouth Lifeboat arrived but not before most of the crew has disappeared. In fact only five men were rescued. There is an unusual single 66ft grave in Veryan Churchyard for the nineteen lost sailors all buried together.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Double glazing supplied and fitted by Cornwall Aluminium Windows Ltd, Falmouth – the highest quality windows you can get, specifically designed to resist sea front locations. Telephone and television points.
Boat & Mooring – Available By Separate Negotiation
There is an opportunity to purchase a 14'6 Orkney with a Yamaha 20 horsepower petrol four stroke engine and trailer. This also comes with a highly sought after out-haul mooring in Portscatho Harbour.
Energy performance certificate rating: E
Council tax band G.
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