Ancient Lights is a charming, traditional, two-bedroom end-of-terrace cottage in a superb location, very close to the surfers’ favourite, Porthmeor Beach.

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The Tate Gallery is also close by, and the property is a short walk from St Ives harbour, beaches, restaurants, shops, and galleries. 

The pretty granite cottage has the benefit of a stylish modern studio annex — Surfside Studio — which gives the bonus of a further double bedroom with en-suite.

A fabulous enclosed courtyard garden has ample room for a table and chairs. 

To the front of the cottage there are four steps down to a stable-style front door with a glazed panel, and an outside light to one side, which opens into the kitchen/breakfast room. This has a range of matching shaker-style kitchen units, an inset stainless steel sink, and a built-in dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, and electric oven and hob. There are exposed painted ceiling beams and a ceramic tiled floor.

The living room has a decorative fireplace (not in use) and exposed painted ceiling beams.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a shower room. Bedroom one is very pretty with fantastic views over rooftops to Porthmeor Beach and The Island. There is a cupboard/wardrobe over the stairs with a hanging rail and shelves. The second bedroom has a window seat and is currently used as a bunk room.

The shower room has a corner WC, wash hand basin, and electric towel warmer radiator.

The stylish timber-built annex really needs to be seen to appreciate the space and light. It has double-glazed French doors and ample room to accommodate a large double bed, and a storage alcove with hanging rail and shelf. There is a shower room with WC, wash hand basin, and an electric towel warmer radiator.

There is a small paved area to the front of the cottage with a garden store and an outside tap. A suntrap of a garden has mature shrub planting that gives a degree of privacy, a paved patio area, ideal for outside dining, and a raised plant bed for pottering, all in all quite a bonus for a cottage in St Ives. 

“The cottage is currently let as a holiday rental and would benefit from some updating to maximise its potential,” says the agent. It has a small flying freehold over a garage below — ask the agent for details.

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£495,000 guide price | Salt | 07751 768888 / 01736 397274 |