Set on a quiet street in the heart of the village, this beautiful Victorian stone house which rests just a short stroll from the beach, is a truly wonderful place for families and friends to call home while visiting Marazion, one of west Cornwall’s loveliest coastal locations.
Beautifully renovated, designed and styled, Britannia House is immaculate without feeling stark, perfectly combining its good looks with a practically laid out space. Modern conveniences and entertainment facilities mean guests can get completely comfortable during their stay, whether whipping up batches of home bakes in the fully fitted kitchen or enjoying movie nights in beside the fire in front the flat screen TV.
Throughout the home you’ll discover an interior that has been lovingly filled with objects of interest, most of which will remind you of just how close you are to the sea, and we simply love the character and ambience of the place, from its paintings by local Cornish artists to period features like timber lintels, sash windows and fireplaces. Chandeliers dangle from the ceiling in the lounge, sumptuous sofas and armchairs beckon relaxation, and bookshelves in the gorgeous kitchen are crammed with holiday reads and cookbooks.
There are spaces to converge in like the family dining room and raised outside terrace with barbecue, and rooms to retreat to like three beautiful bedrooms including the elegant top floor master suite which sits under the eaves and has panoramic ocean vistas. This is a home that like Cornwall itself, welcomes you with open arms. Doused in sunlight and framed by spectacular sea views that can be enjoyed from nearly every room, it’s where time slows down to an alluringly laid-back pace and where wonderful memories of spending time together are made.
One of the county’s best loved stretches of coastline, west Cornwall is home to a bevy of beautiful beaches including those at Perranunthnoe, Sennen and Prussia coves, Carbis Bay and Porthcurno. We however are more than a little fond of Marazion’s own sandy beach which sits a mere stroll from Britannia house’s front door and sports the most staggering views of the iconic St Michael’s Mount. For water sports enthusiasts there are several reputable board and equipment hire companies based right on the beach so whether you’re a first-timer or a pro, you’ll be able to SUP, kayak or windsurf to your heart’s content, and if after all that exercise you feel a bit peckish, you’ll be able to tuck into a plate of delicious, freshly prepared Cornish fare at one of several good restaurants within the village.
This home is laid out over three floors
The entrance hall to the property features a wide staircase that leads to the upper two floors of the house. Here you’ll find hanging space for coats, brollies and hats while a storage rack for shoes can be found in the inner hallway
The first floor living room is bright and inviting, with two large windows providing fabulous sea views towards St Michaels Mount. The panelled wall nods to the home’s Victorian roots and boasts a feature fireplace with gas fired ‘wood burning stove’. There is ample seating in the form of a three-seater sofa as well as three comfortable armchairs, and entertainment is provided by a wall mounted Samsung Frame Smart TV with Prime and Netflix, a bose sound system with a selection of CD’s and Bluetooth connection. A selection of board games, playing cards and books are housed in the sideboard
Positioned on the ground floor off the entrance hall lies the amply equipped, newly installed George Robinson kitchen with its tailor-made design and hand crafted stone work surfaces. Curved cabinetry and a midnight blue colour scheme lend a contemporary edge while the traditional Belfast sink and the dual-fuel range cooker which sits in the original granite fireplace feel wonderfully traditional. The ensemble of large and small appliances includes a full height fridge, microwave, toaster and dishwasher. There is plenty of cupboard storage as well as a fully stocked bookshelf with a library of recipe books to inspire you.
A range of cookware, utensils, crockery and glasses are provided
*A separate sluice sink is ideal for rinsing sandy swimming costumes. There is a deep freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in the washroom in the rear yard
** The chest freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the outside washroom
The dining area with its large table and chairs, comfortably seats six guests and is open plan with the kitchen to form a natural extension to the space - perfectly designed to bring everyone together at mealtimes. The room features a wood-burner and armchair as well as a large vintage wooden sideboard, a bookcase filled with a collection of holiday reads and boardgames and a floor lamp
The expansive master en-suite which occupies the entire top floor of the property features a luxury king size bed and fantastic panoramic views. A drop leaf dining table with two Lloyd Loom chairs means breakfast can be enjoyed overlooking the sea while the wall mounted TV with Amazon fire stick and a bose sound system invites you to catch up on your favourite movies or unwind in bed to your holiday playlist. Other furniture includes bedside tables, three antique chests of drawers and hanging space for clothes
This charming first floor bedroom is positioned next to the living room and has a fireplace as well as stunning sea views over Old Eastgate House to Cudden Point. Designed to provide families or couples with a versatile sleeping arrangement, its two extra length Cornish Bed Company cast iron beds can be configured as singles or can be zipped and linked together form a super king. The room is also furnished with a large Victorian Mahogany wardrobe and dressing table
To the back of the house on the first floor is a cosy double room with a King Size cast iron bed, a chest of drawers, hanging shelf, ladder towel rail and Victorian cast iron fireplace
This luxury bathroom combines contemporary tiling and a large walk in shower with rain head, Victorian style marble topped wash basin unit and antique medicine display cabinet. Low level WC, large wall mirror and heated towel rail
The en-suite to the master bedroom, this luxurious bathroom features a decadently deep bath and an electric shower over. The ceramic sink unit has an illuminated mirror, low level WC and heated towel rail
An outside WC and washbasin can be found next to the washroom
Britannia House’s paved back courtyard and a small roof garden with a cattle trough planted with Aeoniums and succulents. Here you’ll also find a washroom where the deep freezer, washing machine and tumble drier are housed. It provides valuable storage space for push chairs, bicycles, body boards, wet suits and wellies. The outside washing line is ideal for hanging wet suits to dry. There is an outside tap and rain shower in the rear yard convenient for rinsing off sandy feet, beachgear and wetsuits
Raised Deck / Terrace
Situated above the washroom, this private space is accessed via a flight of granite steps from the back courtyard. Boasting superb views of both the sea and St Michael’s Mount, it has an outdoor rattan dining suite with cushions, a bench and a charcoal BBQ, so fresh air dining is an absolute must when the weather is bright. Two reclining rattan armchairs with footstools make for an idyllic spot to flick through a magazine and spend a few blissful hours soaking up the sunshine, and when the sun sets you can grab a blanket, nibbles and a glass of bubbly and watch the sun set over the bay
A free reserved parking space is provided for one car 250 metres away down the hill at the Methodist Chapel upper level car park. Free parking for a second car is available by prior arrangement.
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