Stunning 6 Bedroom Beachside Home

Riviere Towans, Hayle

First time to the open market since 1959, a detached six bedroom property, ripe for redevelopment, taking full advantage of its superb coastal setting with direct access from the gardens to some 3 miles of the finest sandy beach in the West Country.

A truly rare and enviable opportunity to create a very special seaside home or homes.


Riviere Towans famed for its 3 miles of sandy beach and dunes is located on Cornwall’s scenic north coast near the internationally renowned and historic port of St Ives.  Shortly beyond one end of the beach is Godrevy, popular with surfers and where the lighthouse is located that is said to have inspired Virginia Wolf’s 1927 novel “To The Lighthouse”.  Bustling and lively during the summer months, this is otherwise a quiet marine side location highly regarded amongst bird watchers and nature lovers, and great for dog walking, kite flying and general recreation. 

Local seasonal amenities include a grocery store for daily needs and the Bluff Inn, a lovely venue for a meal and a drink whilst enjoying the spectacular view across St Ives Bay towards the quaint harbour town.  The wider amenities of Hayle, a town hiding a rich industrial heritage are just over 1 mile away and include an Asda superstore on the old harbour, doctors surgery/hospital, and schooling for all age groups.  In addition to these there are, on the edge of the town, a Marks & Spencer and a Boots superstore.  Hereto and just 1 ½ miles from the property is the junction on the A30, Cornwall’s main arterial route.  This puts St Ives and Penzance, Camborne and Redruth within a half hour drive.  So to the County’s centre of commerce Truro, where again there is a wide choice of private and state schooling, Truro & Penwith College, a variety of banks, a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and of course RCH Treliske.


Dating from circa 1899, according to the vendor, this was clearly a significant property for the area and even today provides extensive accommodation.  It is, however, in need of substantial refurbishment and would have, subject to planning consent, development potential.  The current layout comprises a 51ft long entrance hall, four bedrooms, a lounge/diner, a separate dining room/kitchen at ground floor in the main part together with a large additional living room added to the rear.  At first floor there a further two bedrooms, a bathroom, a first floor lounge and an anteroom. 

Given the spectacular setting most rooms take full advantage of the amazing sea views and sunsets.  The property is set within a largely level plot of approximately ¼ of an acre comprising mainly lawn garden where at the front there is access on to the top of the dunes and a pathway that leads down to the beach.  In a location where private parking is at a premium, this property features a large two story garage and store together with an additional off-road parking space.  Furthermore there are a variety of smaller storage rooms and large timber shed/workshop.