The Old Manor House is a magnificent Grade II* Listed property, built in 1775, providing over 9,000 sq. Ft. Of living space. The property has a wealth of attractive period features including original slate floors, open fireplaces, sash windows, exposed beams, intricate cornices and wood panelling. The Old Manor House occupies an enviable waterside position in the heart of Marazion; exceptional views of the sea and St. Michael’s Mount can be enjoyed from many rooms in the house.
On the ground floor is a welcoming reception hall, with oak archways and attractive Victorian floor tiles, that leads to the kitchen/breakfast room and the downstairs reception rooms. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room features traditional wooden units, an integrated dishwasher and a double electric Aga. Further storage, and space for utilities, is provided in the scullery, laundry room and utility room, and there are also a number of store rooms. The dining room is located to the right of the entrance hall; a beautifully-presented reception room with wood panelling, exposed floorboards and a magnificent stone open fireplace. A games room is adjacent to the dining room, benefitting from bespoke wooden fitted
storage units. Accessed via an enclosed cobbled courtyard with a shower, and a glass walkway that leads through the gardens, is an indoor swimming pool. Three sets of French doors lead out to the gardens, making the pool perfect for summer parties.
Four further reception rooms are found on the first floor; the largest of which is a magnificent drawing room with wood panelling, detailed coving, an open fireplace and an intricately decorated ceiling. A small set of stairs leads up to a conservatory, with lovely views of the church and towards the sea. There is also a snug with intricate coving, an open fireplace and wood panelling, plus a large library with a marble fireplace, bespoke fitted bookcases and three large sash windows with views out towards the sea. Two double bedrooms, a safe room and a shower room complete the first floor.
The master bedroom is located on the second floor. This attractive room has a high vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, three large sash windows providing views of St. Michael’s Mount and an en suite shower room. There are four further double bedrooms on the second floor, two with en suite shower rooms and one with an en suite bathroom featuring an elegant claw-foot freestanding bath. The front-facing bedrooms all have magnificent views of the sea and St. Michael’s Mount. There is also a cloakroom and separate shower room.
The Old Manor House is located in the centre of the ancient Cornish market town of Marazion; the oldest chartered town in Britain. Its name is derived from the Cornish ‘Margasynow’ meaning Thursday Market. The town is deservedly one of Cornwall’s most sought-after seaside locations and the majestic St. Michael’s Mount dominates the bay. The Old Manor House occupies a fantastic waterside position, standing just above Top Tieb harbour, providing magnificent views of the coast and St. Michael’s Mount. In and around Marazion, there is a range of boutique shops, as well as good restaurants, cafes, tea rooms and public houses. The town is also a popular destination for a wide range of water sports including sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kayaking.
The charming Cornish town of St. Ives, approximately 8 miles away, is one of the uk’s foremost holiday destinations. The maze of cobbled streets in St Ives provide a wide variety of quality restaurants and cafe bars. The cobbled streets lead down onto the picturesque harbour, where the fishing boats return with their catch, and there is the possibility of seeing seals and dolphins in the bay.
The famous surfing beach of St Ives has been the focal point of many famed artists such as Whistler, Turner and local artists Pearce, Wallace and Heron. It is reputed that musician and song writer Donovan wrote the hit song ‘Catch the Wind’ whilst sat on The Island overlooking Porthmeor as the strong breeze strummed the strings on his guitar.
The historic naval port of Plymouth is approximately 76 miles away and offers extensive cultural, recreational and educational facilities including three theatres, Drakes Circus shopping centre, many sporting facilities and a good university. The Barbican area has retail art galleries, numerous bars and eating places including the Barbican Kitchen and River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard. The port has regular cross-channel ferry services to France and northern Spain. Communication links in the area are excellent. The A30 is just 1.3 miles from The Old Manor House, connecting Penzance to Honiton, via Exeter, and then merging to become the A303 that travels east to the M3 and London. There is a direct rail connection to London Paddington from Penzance Railway Station, just 3.5 miles away from The Old Manor House, with journeys taking an average of approximately 5 hours. Private jet services are available at Lands End Airport (11 miles away), whilst there is an ever-increasing range of domestic and international flights available from Cornwall Airport Newquay (40 miles away) and Exeter Airport (115 miles away).
A set of gates lead to an enclosed drive, with space to park multiple vehicles, and a garage. There are spacious, beautifullylandscaped gardens that enjoy a good level of privacy, planted with a variety of attractive flora including palm trees and established colourful flowerbeds. There is a large central lawn as well as a stone terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining.