Rock House is one of the most sought after properties in St Ives. Sitting on the rocks between Porthgwidden Beach and Bamaluz the location is unique and the views spectacular. Originally a granite cottage with a net loft attached, the house was re-designed in the late 1950's by its owner, Gold Medal Housing Award winning Architect, Henry Gilbert and his wife Joan, an interior designer. The property is detached and the flexible accommodation is arranged over two floors. The house has a tremendous feeling of light and space. Balconies from three of the main living areas have outstanding beach and coastal views. There is an integral single garage and additional space for parking at the front of the property. A lovely secluded walled garden, with sub-tropical plants, gives an attractive private outside space. The Tate Gallery, picturesque harbour, shops and fine restaurants are only a short stroll away.
There is a covered porch with a granite pillar, slate floor, bin storage area and two entrance doors. The door on the right is glazed with glazed panels above and to the side and opens into the vestibule. The door to the front is a half glazed stable door and opens into Room 2.
Window to the front aspect with slate shelf under. Meter cupboard. Open to the hall and door into WC.
Large windows to the front and side aspects. Slate topped shelf with inset stainless steel wash hand basin with Redring Vortex instant hot water heater over. Low flush WC. Coat hanging area with cupboard over.
Glazed door to courtyard. Floor to ceiling storage cupboards.
Doors to Room 1 & Room 2.
Room 1 4.09m x 3.12m
A south facing double glazed picture window and patio door allow for lovely sea views through the palm trees. The patio door opens onto the balcony with metal handrail and steps down to the secluded beautifully planted courtyard garden. Built-in under-stairs cupboards. Night storage heater. Shelved alcove desk area.
There is a recessed area with stainless steel sink and cupboards. It has a window to the rear aspect and half glazed door accessing the rear of the property. Steps from here lead down the path to Wheal Dream and Bamaluz Beach. From the main room there is a door to the bathroom.
Bathroom 2.03m x 3.8m
Window to the side aspect. Contemporary suite with half inset wash basin with cupboard under, close coupled WC and bath with shower attachment.
View from the balcony
Room 2 6m x 3.97m
This room can also be accessed from its own stable style half glazed front door from the porch. There is a large recessed area with windows to the front and side aspect and a window to the rear aspect. Slate floor. Night storage heater. Built-in storage cupboards. Stainless steel sink with double drainer and cupboards under.
Recess area 2.68m X 2.31m (8'10' x 7'7') Including depth of wall into Room 2.
Room 3 2.62m x 2.8m
Window to side aspect. Slate floor.
Door to garage.
WC 1.94m x 1.52m
Small recessed windows to the side and rear aspect. Built-in cupboard housing hot water tank. Low level WC. This room is large enough to be another bathroom.
Room 4 6.64m x 4.05m
(Measurements include the stairs)
This is an amazing room. The windows to three sides create a wonderful feeling of light and space and the sea and coastal views are spectacular. The window to the rear aspect has lovely sea views towards Godrevy Lighthouse. The large aluminium double glazed patio doors with glazed panels on either side (4.8m x 2.0m) have views across the rooftops to the sea and Gwithian coastline beyond. These open onto the south facing balcony. Built-in storage cupboards. Loft hatch.
Door to kitchen.
Balcony 2 5.05m x 1.15m
Fabulous views across the town to the sea, taking in the beaches at Porthminster and Carbis Bay. Slate floor. Wooden handrail and glass screens.
Loft space 2.78m x 2.29m
Window to the side aspect. Storage cupboards.
Room 4 opens into A recessed area to the front aspect
Recess area 2.47m x 1.3m widening to 2.1m
(Irregular shaped room)
Large windows to the front and side aspects. Dressing table area with drawers and mirror over. Door to the bathroom.
Bathroom 1.88m x 2m
Very bright and light room. Windows to the side and front aspect. Low level WC. Vanity style sink with cupboards under. Stainless steel heated towel rail.
From room 4 door to the kitchen
Kitchen 6.35m x 1.89m
A very light and bright room with continuous windows on three sides with fabulous views out to the coast and taking in the rocky plant covered outcrop to the rear of the property. There is a range of built in cupboards. Under counter space for fridge and freezer. Space for a cooker. Stainless steel sink with double drainer. A part glazed door opens to the outside with access to the side path and the rear of the property.
Door to room 5.
View from kitchen
Room 5 6.82m x 4.16m
Fabulous through room with breathtaking sea views from the picture window to the side aspect overlooking Porthgwidden beach, The Island and Chapel of St Nicholas. There is a part glazed door leading to a small slate paved terrace with steps leading down to the side and rear of the property. Window to the rear aspect. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Exposed painted stonework. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Built-in storage cupboards. Open to a kitchen area. Half glazed door opening onto the west facing balcony.
View from room 5
Balcony 3 5.64m x 2.06m
Slate tiled. Lovely outside space with stunning views of Porthgwidden Beach, The Island, the Chapel of St Nicholas and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.
Kitchen area 1.42m x 2.64m
This room is open to room 5. Roof Light. Cupboard housing hot water tank. Built-in shelves and cupboards. Stainless steel sink with drainer and cupboards under and over.
Door to room 6.
Room 6 4m x 2.8m
Upvc double glazed window overlooking the balcony to the front, westerly aspect. Timber panelled wall. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and roof light. Built-in cupboards.
Shower room 2.61m x 1.37m
Vaulted ceiling with roof light. Vanity style wash hand basin with cupboard under. Large shower cubicle with mains plumbed shower. Close coupled WC.
Garage L 4.28m x Max W 2.78m Min W 2.21m
Single garage with roller garage door.
Door to room 3.
Wonderful secluded private walled courtyard garden with sub-tropical plants. A little secret treasure.
For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that the sales particulars produced by this company should only be used as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, or specific fittings. All measurements are approximate.