An award-winning eco-friendly home with spectacular far-reaching sea views is on the market for £3.5m and it’s the perfect property for surfers and beach bums.
The house named, Tanzarra, looks out over Mawgan Porth beach, a beautiful sandy beach that is shielded on both sides by cliffs, with access from the house over National Trust land.
Mawgan Porth has excellent surfing waves but is generally quieter than the nearby internationally-renowned Fistral Beach.
The house caters for keen surfers with a surfboard store room and wet room so you can shower straight from the beach without bringing sand in.
A room with a view: The eco-friendly home named, Tanzarra, (pictured above) looks our over a beautiful sandy beach in Mawgan Porth has been put on the market for £3.5million. It has been dubbed as the perfect property for avid surfers and beach bums
Sunset dreams: Wooden decking at the back of the property looks out on to Mawgan Porth which is generally quieter than the nearby internationally renowned Fistral beach
Up in the clouds: The dream home sits below two other properties and offers a huge amount of privacy indoors and outdoors with only sea views and sky for miles
The garden not only grants access to National Trust land, but can also be used for entertaining and alone time on the cosy hammock (pictured) with spotlights on the edge of the decking
Dan Hatfield bought Tanzarra when it was a tired, rundown bungalow but in a fantastic location.
He designed and built the house himself, finishing it to a high standard and with immaculate eco house credentials.
It won the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) award for Best House in the South West in 2014.
Tanzarra which offers a surfboard store room (pictured above) and walk-in shower straight from the beach was bought by Dan Hatfield when it was a tired rundown bungalow
The fantastic location of property means the walk-in shower (pictured above) stops sand from being walked through the house when occupants come back up from the beach
The stunning property (circled left) stands out with modernised designs against the backdrop of other houses and shows off how close it is to the beach
The home is timber-framed and has a roof planted with locally-grown native fauna which thrives in the high winds and the salty air of the coast (pictured)
The house is timber-framed and has a roof planted with locally-grown native fauna, picked because it thrives in the high winds and salty air by the coast.
Solar panels provide energy to heat the water and the underfloor central heating system, and pipework is in place that could offer the potential for rainwater harvesting.
It has mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, which recovers heat while bringing in filtered fresh air, and triple glazed windows.
It’s eco-friendly features have won it the title of ‘Best House in the South West’ in 2014 with only lapping waves to be heard close by and glass entirely glass features to not distract from the sea view (pictured above)
Solar panels provide energy to heat the water and the underfloor central heating system, and pipework is in place that could offer the potential for rainwater harvesting
It has mechanical ventilation and heat recovery, where heat brings in filtered fresh air. The house also includes triple glazed windows (pictured above)
The 6,669 sq ft of accommodation with an upstairs and downstairs lobby has an open plan kitchen/living/dining room, a second living room with a balcony, office, library, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
It also has a games room, sauna and a state-of-the-art ‘Urban Golf’ simulator, as well as an outdoor pizza oven, which gives a Mediterranean feel to the decking area.
As well as Mawgan Porth and Fistral Beach, Watergate Bay is two miles away and hosts surfing and kitesurfing competitions.
Hamish Humfrey from Knight Frank, who are selling the property, said: ‘Tanzarra is a frontline waterfront property with direct access down to Mawgan Porth beach, which is an absolutely stunning beach.
The 6,669 sq ft of accommodation has an upstairs and downstairs foyer with open plan features for its kitchen, living room and dining room with splashes of colour and blue hues to accentuate the coastal property
The home also features a games room, sauna and a state-of-the-art ‘Urban Golf’ simulator, as well as an outdoor pizza oven, which gives a Mediterranean feel to the decking area
‘There’s cliffs on both sides which shield the beach and in between there’s acres of white sand, rock pools and caves.
‘It’s a very popular surfing beach so it would certainly appeal to anyone who is a keen surfer, it’s literally a minute-walk to the beach.
‘The house has uninterrupted views over the beach and right across the sea.
‘You also get these incredible sunsets at Mawgan Porth. The owner went down when he was designing Tanzarra to ensure the house is positioned in the best way for those sunsets – you get them pretty much all year round.
‘The whole north of Cornwall is a very desirable area with lots of outstanding beach but there is a finite amount of space so it is rare that you get a property of this high a standard and directly onto the water.’
Just two miles away from the property is Watergate Bay which hosts surfing and kitesurfing competitions but a glass wall master bedroom (pictured above) offers time to relax after being at the beach in the day and floods the room with light
A huge bathroom with walk-in shower has a great space for washing off salty sea water and sand without brilliant white surfaces to be made endlessly grubby
The Tanzarra floor plan shows the huge spaces which are flooded with light as the most-utilised rooms can be found on the ground floor of the property
Upstairs the house has a central second living room with bedrooms featuring ensuites and a dressing room coming off the master bedroom