Karenza, Gillan, Manaccan,, Helston, Cornwall

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A superb 4 bedroom, detached family home with additional 2 bedroom, self contained annexe in a beautiful coastal village just five minutes to the beach.

House with adjoining annexe

Village location

5 minute walk to the beach

Rural and Coastal views

Annexe used as a succesful holiday let

Very well presented

This beautifully appointed home occupies a large and wonderfully maintained plot in the sought after village of Gillan and has stunning far-reaching countryside and sea views. With the beach and local coves being just a short walk from the property, it is accessed via a private lane and has a gravel parking area for multiple vehicles at the front of the property. This home offers flexible accommodation with an attached, self-contained two-bedroom annexe. Currently used as a holiday let generating a steady income, this annexe could equally be used for multi-generational living.

The charming, traditional apex roof porch gains entry to the family kitchen/dining room. Fitted with free standing units and plenty of space for a range cooker, dishwasher, fridge or freezer this warm and welcoming room provides the perfect area for family meals. Double wooden doors lead to the handy utility room with fitted wall cupboards and space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Access to the South facing garden can be gained from this room.

From the kitchen, a light hallway leads to all principal rooms on this floor. There are three double bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a home office. The “snug” with French doors leading onto the garden makes a fantastic addition to this space. The family bathroom can also be found on this floor with a modern corner bath and shower above as a feature to the room.

Stairs from the kitchen take you directly into the reverse level, triple aspect living room with an open fireplace and amazing views. This light and airy room leads onto a useful cloakroom and then onto the main bedroom, again with triple aspect windows to take full advantage of the beautiful sea and rural views. This bedroom benefits from a spacious ensuite with double shower and well-appointed suite, again with amazing views.

Outside from the utility room is a wonderful split level patio area with ample space for a BBQ and seating. This leads to an enclosed, spacious lawned area with two useful storage sheds and low maintenance planting. There is a further private patio area to the rear of the property which could provide an ideal location for a hot tub subject to the appropriate services.

Access to the secondary accommodation is gained through a separate entrance at the front of the main property. This delightful annexe, known as Little Karenza, offers a wonderfully tranquil spot to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. With an open plan kitchen/dining/living room, fitted with ceramic 4 burner hob and integrated electric oven, plenty of cupboard space and ample room for a large sofa, armchairs, and dining suite. French doors from here lead onto a secluded patio garden area for outdoor dining and space for a BBQ.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms: one with sea views and another with a Juliette balcony and stunning countryside views. There is a good size family bathroom with large bath and shower, together with a further ground floor shower and cloakroom. Real attention to detail has created a perfect getaway experience.


Karenza enjoys an elevated position within the sought after village of Gillan, between Flushing and Gillan Coves, just south of the Helford estuary. The area is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt areas of the southern Cornish coast with amazing river and coastal scenery including Gillan and Flushing beaches which are just a short walk away from the house where boats can be moored and launched. The area is perfect for walking, cycling, sailing and fishing and as you drive south from Helston it really does feel as if you are entering a different world.

The Lizard peninsula, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is rich in history and it is said that the remote location and many creeks allowed smugglers to continue to function here in years gone by. The beautiful local Parish Church is in St Anthony and is just one mile away and positioned opposite the beach. It is steeped in history and operates by candlelight.

Local facilities at the village of Manaccan, 1.5 miles away, include a public house, village hall, primary school and church. The nearby village of Helford is known for its pretty cottages, waterside pub, sailing club, village stores and tea rooms. There is a small passenger ferry available during the Summer across the Helford River. St Keverne is 3 miles away and offers a post office/general store/off licence, two public houses, restaurants, pharmacy and a GP surgery. There is a school and local bus service from the village, along with a local dairy delivery 3 times a week. The town of Helston is just 12 miles away and provides a High Street full of amenities, together with a range of supermarkets, GP surgeries, dentists, opticians and a community hospital. The vibrant harbourside town of Falmouth is 18 miles and the Cathedral city of Truro is 25 miles distant offering more comprehensive facilities including private and public sector schooling.

Note: Moorings are available on application in both Gillan Creek and the nearby Helford River. There is a small passenger ferry from Helford across the Helford River. The area will be of interest to sailing enthusiasts and ideal for yachting, dinghy sailing and fishing. The Fal Estuary is also within easy reach by water.


From Helston, take the A3083 towards the Lizard. At the roundabout with the B3293, take the first left towards St Keverne. Continue on the B3293 taking the left turn to Manaccan. Proceed into Newtown St Martin taking the right turn in the centre of the village. Take the next left towards Manaccan and then take the second right. Upon entering Manaccan, turn right at the T junction and follow this road as it bends left. Continue along the road, you will pass a private creek on your left, when you see a white building with a wooden picket fence turn left to Gillan and Flushing only (you have gone too far if you pass a green bus stop on your right). Continue down the road and as it bends sharply to the left veer right onto Tregildry lane. Follow the road around the sharp right hand bend and the house will be found on the right hand side approximately 75 yards after the bend.


The property has mains water supply with drainage to a septic tank, Calor Gas and oil fired central heating.

Council Tax Band F


The property is held freehold and is to be sold with vacant possession.


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