A new lifestyle opportunity in Cornwall awaits with a luxury home steps away from one of the finest beaches in the country and the opportunity to own and run the integral beach café offering a substantial income!
IN THE OWNERS WORDS
We saw this as a fantastic lifestyle changing opportunity. We were attracted to live on one of Cornwalls finest beaches, the chance to earn a living working for only 6 months, watching dolphins from our balcony, no commute to work and being able to pop down to the beach after work. A wonderful way to live and work!
Positioned within a stones throw of Porthcurno beach in an area of outstanding natural beauty; this live-and-work property gives home owners a superb lifestyle opportunity in one of the prettiest parts of Cornwall. Offering a very fine home and a successful seasonal business allows the current owners sufficient income in six months trading to travel and relax off season giving an enviable lifestyle.
Set above the café, the home has been very impressively re-furbished. Entering through a fully glazed front door in to an open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen, the modern style and quality is evident. The sitting room has an integral sound system and flush mounted entertainment system. French doors open to the terrace and allow plenty of natural light to supplement the low energy inset lights and unique fibre-optic ceiling mounted light feature. There is electric under floor heating throughout the ground floor. An area set away from the main sitting room creates a reading snug with a window seat offering superb views of the beach and sea. The kitchen has been very highly specified with a wall of white flush mounted cabinetry with integral Smeg combination microwave/grill, double oven and coffee machine. The breakfast island has additional storage with electrically operating soft close drawers, built in Indesit dishwasher, stainless steel sink with a modern mixer tap. A retractable power dock is set into a granite counter top which also has an induction hob. Hidden behind the wall mounted cabinets is a very large cupboard which acts as a storage space, utility room and larder. The dining area has ample room for entertaining while also having a second snug area, again with good views to the sea. French doors open from the dining area to a south facing balcony.
The master bedroom is of generous size and has built in wardrobes and high level windows to the rear. The fully travertine tiled en-suite bathroom has a walk in shower and separate bath, heated towel rail and modern white sanitary ware. The additional cloakroom is similarly equipped and both have heat sensing taps with built in LEDs warning of hot water.
Upstairs there is a large single room set in the eaves, currently set as a guest area with two sleeping areas. This room could very easily be divided to create two completely separate bedrooms with a full shower room between them. Charming portal windows offer glimpses to the north and south, while velux windows allow in more natural light.
GROUND AND GARDENS
A large detached garage sits at the northern boundary of the property with a large gated parking area in front. There is potential, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning approvals, for this to be converted to create a small holiday let or annexe.
The gardens around the house are fairly sloped, but a large patio area to the side of the house and a further one to the rear in addition to the previously mentioned balcony create plenty of outdoor entertaining and dining space.
The current owners have been successfully running the cafe and shop for 14 years. Offering a wide range of beach oriented goods and gifts as well as having room for a total of 20 tables inside and out on the terrace, served by a fully equipped commercial kitchen, the business is being offered as a turnkey opportunity with substantial turnover.
The current owners have offered to help train any new owners and introduce them to suppliers etc. Further income could be generated by letting out the house. For details of turnover and potential letting income, please contact the listing agents.
The location, to the far south west of the county is best known for the magnificent and inspirational Minack theatre which is within walking distance (uphill) of the property. Possibly one of the most dramatic locations to witness a theatre production the popular attraction draws thousands of visitors each year.
A footpath from the theatre site leads down to Porthcurno beach, widely regarded as one of the most picturesque beaches in Cornwall, on a warm still day, the sea is turquoise and the soft sand can have you believing you are in a tropical paradise. Dolphins and basking sharks are often spotted in the bay whose high cliffs on either side offer shelter from the wind.
The coastal footpath leads in one direction towards Mousehole and Penzance, whilst to the other, Lands End approximately 5 miles away.