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6 bed detached house for sale

£825,000 Guide price

The Square, Portscatho, Truro TR2

6 7 4
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Property features

  • A stylish and deceptively spacious georgian residence
  • Centrally located only a few yards from the harbour and beach.
  • Versatile 6 bedroom (all ensuite) and 4 reception accommodation
  • Front and rear terraced gardens and parking for 3 vehicles
  • Superbly presented with a mix of contemporary and character features
  • Established holiday letting income
  • Suited towards the permanent and second home buyer
  • Annexe (for two families) or bed and breakfast potential
  • Viewing internally unhesitatingly recommended

Property description

Very attractive, well-maintained, Georgian House, deceptively spacious and extended, ideally located in the centre of the coastal village of Portscatho. Excellent facilities for use as a holiday rental or a Bed and Breakfast establishment, both of which it has successfully been in the past.


Hillside House is a very attractive, well-maintained, Georgian House built in the mid 1700s. It is very likely that it was built for a successful merchant schooner owner, as this was the period when such two and three masted locally owned ships were trading between England and the Mediterranean, the Azores, Maderia, and across the Atlantic.

This deceptively spacious and extended house was originally square in plan and constructed of thick cob walls under a slate roof.

Hillside House offers a stylish and contemporary feel throughout and faces south in a very sheltered position, being only a few yards from the harbour and Tatum Beach. There is easy access to the Cornwall Coastal Footpath which passes close by. It is ideally located as a second home; for a large family home with annexe potential, or with a layout very suited to those wishing to work from home. Alternatively it has excellent facilities for use as a holiday rental or a Bed and Breakfast establishment, both of which it has successfully been in the past. The property currently has an established letting income with a peak tariff of £2,440 per week through Classic Cottages holiday letting agency.

A full inspection of Hillside House is essential to appreciate all it has to offer for this realistic asking price.

The Accommodation Comprises:

Pillared Porch, Entrance Hall, Lounge, Sitting Room, Study, Shower Room, Kitchen. Rear Lobby, Utility Room, Family / Dining Room, Storeroom, Half Landing, Front Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite Bathroom, Bedroom 2 with En Suite Bathroom, Bedroom 3 with Dressing Room and En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 4 with En Suite Shower Room, Rear Landing, Bedroom 5 with En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 6 with En Suite Shower Room.
Outside Front and Rear Patios, Parking for 3 Cars to Rear.

Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

St Mawes 5.5 miles. Truro 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth 15 miles by car ferry. Newquay Airport 26 miles with flights to London Gatwick (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell 15 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail. Plymouth 60 miles. Exeter 92 miles.


Portscatho is an attractive, unspoilt coastal village in the outstanding natural beauty of the Roseland Peninsula. It has a small harbour, safe sandy 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 / Stores, Art Galleries, 2 pubs and a restaurant, and of course, The Hidden Hut beachside café. 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 and Padstow), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.

Accommodation Details

(dimensions are approximate)

Ground Floor

Open Porch

Two pillars. Slate floor. Half-glazed front door to:

Entrance Hall

Double doors to sitting room. Doors to lounge, kitchen, shower room and family / dining room. Stairs to first floor. Under stair storage cupboard. Karndean flooring. Dado rail.

Lounge 13'3 x 12'2 (13' 3'' x 12' 2'' (4.04m x 3.71m))

Small paned double glazed sash window to front with deep lintel window seat. Fireplace housing solid fuel burner on attractive stone hearth. Fitted shelving in chimney recesses.

Sitting Room (13' 10'' x 12' 2'' (4.21m x 3.71m))

Double doors from entrance hall. Karndean flooring. Victorian style fireplace with motif tiled surround. Stone mantle and hearth. Double glazed small paned sash window to front. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Door to study. Dado rail.

Study (13' 0'' x 5' 4'' (3.96m x 1.62m))

Currently used as an owners storeroom. Single step from sitting room to study. Dual aspect to front and side. Various fitted cupboards, shelving and desk. Karndean flooring.

Shower Room

Tiled floor and walls. Pedestal wash basin. Concealed cistern WC. Fully tiled shower cubicle with glazed door, with power shower inset. Heated towel rail. Large wall mounted mirror.

Kitchen (15' 5'' x 14' 7'' (4.70m x 4.44m))

Doors to rear lobby and entrance hall. Open way to family / dining room. Tiled Travertine flooring. Matching wall and floor shaker style units with granite work surfaces over. Two separate fitted fridges, a fitted freezer and dishwasher. Range style electric cooker with gas hob. One-and-a-half bowl sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Fitted shelving and glazed display units. Windows to rear with views over courtyard. Velux skylight.

Rear Lobby

Tiled floor. Hanging space for coats. Fitted shoe storage shelves. Electric fuse board. Door to outside. Door to:

Utility Room l-Shaped (7' 6'' x 6' 6'' (2.28m x 1.98m))

Windows to side and back. Space and plumbing for washing machine and drier. Santon hot water tank. Grant Euro-flame boiler.

Family / Dining Room (25' 2'' x 16' 7'' (7.66m x 5.05m))

Glazed wall with French doors to rear patio. Further window to side. Travertine flooring. Multiple wall-mounted up-lighters. Fitted display shelves. Doors to storeroom, hall and open way to kitchen.

Storeroom (8' 10'' x 6' 0'' (2.69m x 1.83m))

Tiled floor. Fitted worktop with stainless steel sink unit and drainer with mixer tap. Large storage cupboard.

First Floor

Half Landing

With stairs to front and rear landings.

Front Landing

Doors to master bedroom and bedrooms 2,3 and 4.

Master Bedroom 12'2 x 12'1 (12' 2'' x 12' 1'' (3.71m x 3.68m))

Deep sill double glazed window to front. Two wall mounted reading lights. Step up to:

Dressing Area (8' 10'' x 7' 4'' (2.69m x 2.23m))

Dual aspect to side and front. Central ceiling spotlights. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom

Ceramic tiled floor and walls. Heated towel rail. Three piece white suite comprising of pedestal wash basin, low level wc and deep panelled bath with shower attachment. Tiled shelves at each end.

Bedroom 2 (12' 1'' x 11' 3'' (3.68m x 3.43m))

Double glazed window to front aspect with window seat. Central ceiling rose light. Two wall mounted reading lights. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom

Ceramic tile floor. Half-height wood panelled walls. Three piece white suite comprising of pedestal wash basin, low level wc, and free standing claw foot bath. Deep sill window to front. Wall mounted shaver point. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 (12' 10'' x 8' 2'' (3.91m x 2.49m))

Double glazed window to rear. Step up to:

Dressing Area (7' 5'' x 5' 6'' (2.26m x 1.68m))

Windows to rear and side aspects. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Tiled floor and walls. Low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Tiled shower cubicle with glazed door and Mira Sport shower inset. Window to side. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 (10' 10'' x 9' 2'' (3.30m x 2.79m))

Window to side. Step up to lobby area with fitted wardrobe / cupboard and door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Fully tiled walls and floor. Inset mirror and shaver point. Low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Large tiled shower cubicle with glazed door and power shower inset. Skylight window. Heated towel rail.

Rear Landing

Double glazed small paned windows to rear. Door to store cupboard. Doors to bedrooms 5 and 6.

Bedroom 5 (16' 9'' x 14' 5'' (5.10m x 4.39m))

Window to side aspect. Two wall mounted reading lights. Wardrobe cupboard built into recess. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Fully tiled walls and floor. Inset mirror and shaver point. Low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Large tiled shower cubicle with glazed door with power shower inset. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 6 (12' 7'' x 8' 1'' (3.83m x 2.46m))

Skylight. Fitted reading light. Door to:

En Suite Shower Room

Fully tiled walls and floor. Inset mirror and shaver point. Low level wc and pedestal wash basin. Large tiled shower cubicle with glazed door with power shower inset. Skylight window. Heated towel rail.


From 'The Square' is an iron gate with motif archway "Anyway the wind blows" leading to private courtyard which is herringbone block paved. Various shrub borders and large hedge from the road providing privacy. This area provides ample outside seating space. Single step up to the front porch with slate floor. Side gate with a path leading to the main street and also along the side of the building to the rear lobby door. Steps leading up to tarmac private parking with space for 3 / 4 cars. Step down to an enclosed rear patio with wall mounted lights. French doors to the family / dining room. Plenty of space for alfresco dining.

General Information


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (Broadband enabled) and television points. Bottled gas for cooker. Oil fired central heating to radiators.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating D.

Viewings Strictly By Appointment

When the property is holidays let viewings only on changeover days which are Saturdays.

Fixtures, Fittings And Contents

The stylish furnishings and contents, with the exception of personal belongings are available by separate negotiation.

Council Tax Band G.

Important Notice

Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. An Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floor Plan

Floor Plan View original

Market activity
Average price paid £379,599 Sales 163 Current average value £432,150 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £26,044 ▲ 6.41%

Property value data/graphs for TR2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £574,783 £375 3.6 £488,326
Semi-detached £298,881 £319 3.0 £260,337
Terraced £301,932 £384 2.7 £316,458
Flats £282,615 £368 1.9 £258,750

Current asking prices in TR2

Average: £623,654
Avg. current asking prices in TR2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £205,000
Flats £148,036
- -
All £168,750

Current asking rents in TR2

Average: £685 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TR2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £494 pcm
- £875 pcm
- -
Flats £494 pcm
- - - -
All £494 pcm
- £875 pcm
- -

Fun facts for TR2

Highest value in TR2
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Upper Castle Road £1,759,228
Tredenham Road £1,525,298
Freshwater Lane £1,476,512
Pedn-Moran £1,356,740
Lower Castle Road £1,067,700
Highest turnover in TR2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
The Bowling Green 52.4%
Sea View Road 50.0%
Elerkey Close 46.7%
Roseland Parc 39.4%
Fore Street 38.1%

What Zoopla users think of Portscatho

Overall rating:

  • currently 3.5 stars
Good - 72%

Ratings breakdown:

  • currently 4.5 stars
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  • currently 4 stars
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  • currently 4 stars
Schools & public services
  • currently 2.5 stars
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Nearby transport

  • Falmouth Docks (4.1 miles)
  • Falmouth Town (4.5 miles)
  • Penmere (5.2 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (78.8 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (110.4 miles)
  • The Blaye Airport (127.2 miles)
  • Place Ferry Landing (2.2 miles)
  • St Mawes Ferry Landing (2.3 miles)
  • Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing (3.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Gerrans School (0.3 miles)
  • St Mawes School (2.2 miles)
  • Veryan CofE School (3.6 miles)
  • Callywith College (23.1 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (66.9 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (74.0 miles)
  • Falmouth School (5.5 miles)
  • Penryn College (6.3 miles)
  • Truro School (6.4 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£3,498 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 82,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,969 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Gas £67 Electricity £85 Estimated energy cost £152/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority


Estimated tax band G Council tax cost £281 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £37 Sewerage £59 Estimated water cost £96 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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