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Home with views of Cornwall’s River Fowey near secluded beach on sale for £1m

Waterfront home boasting beautiful panoramic views over a picturesque Cornish estuary and just yards from a secluded sandy beach goes on sale for almost £1m

  • The house sits in Readymoney Cove, in Fowey, Cornwall, and is less than 50 yards from a secluded beach
  • The four-bedroom home is just one of four houses in the prestigious spot, enjoying glorious views of estuary
  • It is being sold by Cornwall estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott for an initial asking price of £950,000

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A stunning waterfront home that offers spectacular panoramic views across a picturesque estuary has appeared on the market for close to £1m.

Readymoney Cove in Cornwall sits at the mouth of the Fowey River and is less than 50 yards from a secluded sandy beach.

The cottage is one of just four houses in the prestigious spot and enjoys glorious views over the beach to the river and open sea.

A stunning waterfront home that offers spectacular panoramic views across a picturesque estuary has appeared on the market for close to £1m

Readymoney Cove in Cornwall sits at the mouth of the Fowey River and is less than 50 yards from a secluded sandy beach and the cottage is just one of four houses in the prestigious spot. It enjoys glorious views over the beach to the river and open sea

Readymoney Cove in Cornwall sits at the mouth of the Fowey River and is less than 50 yards from a secluded sandy beach and the cottage is just one of four houses in the prestigious spot. It enjoys glorious views over the beach to the river and open sea

English author Daphne du Maurier, who penned novels including Rebecca and Jamaica Inn, lived less than a mile away, and set many of her books in the area.  

Also nearby are the ruins of St Catherine’s Castle, which dates from the 16th Century.  

The cottage has been with its current owners for more than a decade and they have given it a complete restoration and refurbishment.

On the ground floor is a charming entrance hall, three bedrooms and a family shower room.

Upstairs there is an additional bedroom along with a generous sitting room – which doubles up as a dining room – and a quirky kitchen which has doors out to a breathtaking balcony.

Outside is a private slate paved terrace and a detached workshop area.

The house is currently being used as a holiday home but the owners have decided to sell because they are no longer using it as often as they would like.

It has been listed with Cornish estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott who have given it an asking price of £950,000.

It has been with its current owners for more than a decade and they have given it a complete restoration and refurbishment. Above: The kitchen with a stunning balcony view of the mouth of the River Fowey

It has been with its current owners for more than a decade and they have given it a complete restoration and refurbishment. Above: The kitchen with a stunning balcony view of the mouth of the River Fowey

The generous sitting room - which doubles up as a dining room - next to the quirky kitchen. It too has a balcony view of the Fowey River. The house is currently being used as a holiday home but the owners have decided to sell because they are no longer using it as often as they would like

The generous sitting room – which doubles up as a dining room – next to the quirky kitchen. It too has a balcony view of the Fowey River. The house is currently being used as a holiday home but the owners have decided to sell because they are no longer using it as often as they would like

On the ground floor is a charming entrance hall as well as three bedrooms. Above: One of the bedrooms with an en-suite bath/shower and toilet

On the ground floor is a charming entrance hall as well as three bedrooms. Above: One of the bedrooms with an en-suite bath/shower and toilet

Above: The en-suite shower and bathroom. There is also a family shower room downstairs. The home has been listed with Cornish estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott who have given it an asking price of £950,000

Above: The en-suite shower and bathroom. There is also a family shower room downstairs. The home has been listed with Cornish estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott who have given it an asking price of £950,000

They are expecting Readymoney to attract a large amount of interest and say the views and location are sure to appeal to buyers.

Dominic Skerry, of Lillicrap Chilcott, said: ‘It’s such an iconic spot locally – right at the mouth of the estuary.

‘Members of the sailing fraternity will love this property because it’s a big area for those kinds of activities.

‘The views are absolutely spectacular and are perfectly formed from the first floor in particular.

‘It’s a private home, perfect for families and we would expect it to attract interest.’

The idyllic cottage was built around 300 years ago but by the time the current owners purchased it in 2007 it was just a ‘hovel’.

The idyllic cottage was built around 300 years ago but by the time the current owners purchased it in 2007 it was just a 'hovel'. Above: the patio area with stairs leading to the first floor

The idyllic cottage was built around 300 years ago but by the time the current owners purchased it in 2007 it was just a ‘hovel’. Above: the patio area with stairs leading to the first floor

Above: An outside view of the home. The water at Readymoney Cove is crystal clear and the beach is spectacular in the summer. Also nearby is the ruin of St Catherine's Castle, which was built during the 16th Century to ward of French invaders

Above: An outside view of the home. The water at Readymoney Cove is crystal clear and the beach is spectacular in the summer. Also nearby is the ruin of St Catherine’s Castle, which was built during the 16th Century to ward of French invaders

Lillicrap Chilcott said members of the sailing fraternity will love the property. Author Daphne du Maurier lived less than a mile away from the home during the Second World War

Lillicrap Chilcott said members of the sailing fraternity will love the property. Author Daphne du Maurier lived less than a mile away from the home during the Second World War

Mr Skerry added: ‘The current owners bought it in 2007 and have given it a total refurbishment in that time.

‘When they bought the property it was literally just a hovel but they’ve spent a considerable amount of money giving it a complete go-over.

‘They’ve been using it as a holiday home but their kids are grown up now and they’re not getting down as much as they would like.’

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