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Porthtowan - Plot Adjacent To Cloudshill

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a coastal building plot in this sought-after North Cornwall village, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. It has the benefit of outline planning permission (Ref. PA19/04322) for a detached 4 bedroom dwelling, and situated on the Eastcliff area of Porthtowan, it also benefits from far-reaching views over the beach below and along the Atlantic coastline to the south west towards Godrevy Lighthouse and St Ives, and hence enjoys superb evening sunsets.

The plot is located between Avenue Number 1 and Avenue Number 2 on Eastcliff, and will become the penultimate dwelling on this row of dwellings. A number of new dwellings have been developed on Eastcliff, with more modern building designs replacing some non-standard construction properties in the area.

The plot extends to approximately 460m2 (0.11 acres), with a width of approximately 15m and a depth of approximately 30m (according to the design and access statement that accompanied the planning application). The design and access statement suggests that a good sized 4 bedroomed dwelling may be possible on the site, subject to the reserved matters planning permission.


The village of Porthtowan derives its Cornish name from its most obvious features, its sandy beaches and dunes (from Cornish: Porth, meaning a bay, and Tewyn, meaning sand dune). Porthtowan was once renowned for mining then became popular as a seaside resort in Victorian times, Porthtowan now has the increasingly rare and prestigious “Blue Flag” award presented to well managed beaches with excellent water quality.

Porthtowan is a family friendly village offering a range of amenities and facilities, including the famous Blue Bar right on the beach and is great for surfing for all abilities. Porthtowan has fine cliff walks, epic Poldark locations and is named by the BBC Springwatch team in the top 10 incredibly beautiful places in the UK to get away from it all.

Situated approximately midway between Newquay to the north east and St Ives to the south west and only 8 miles north west of Truro. Porthtowan benefits from being only 6 minutes to the A30 so very accessible for all parts of Cornwall.

View from the plot looking south west over Porthtowan beach and along the coastView from the plot looking south west over Porthtowan beach and along the coast
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Beach looking northBeach looking north
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Illustrative Site PlanIllustrative Site Plan
Sunset from Eastcliff Sunset from Eastcliff

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Property details

Price: £295,000
Status: Sold
Location: Porthtowan
Plots: 1
Surveyor: Philip Taverner

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