Is this Cornwall’s new ‘millionaire’s playground’? Trio of beachside homes including


A trio of beachside properties have hit the market for £5million – including the studio of a famous British painter, John Miller.

The new owner of the property will have the option to sleep in nine different bedrooms across the three houses.

All three homes front the picturesque Porthkidney Beach, near St Ives, in Cornwall, where some luxurious house prices shoot up into the millions. 

Ferryman’s Rest is the largest property out of the group and it has four bedrooms with an impressive view of the Cornish seaside and spans 1,425 sq ft.

English artist John Miller lived at Ferryman’s Rest and he became famous for painting idyllic beach scenes in Cornwall.

A trio of beachside properties have hit the market for £5million - including the studio of a famous British painter, John Miller

A trio of beachside properties have hit the market for £5million – including the studio of a famous British painter, John Miller

The Ferryman's Rest faces the beach and also comes with its own hot tub

The Ferryman’s Rest faces the beach and also comes with its own hot tub

The dining room in the Ferry House, which is the largest out of all three homes

The dining room in the Ferry House, which is the largest out of all three homes 

He is particularly know for painting the Penwith Peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. He died in 2002. 

The large kitchen, which is kitted out with modern appliances leads out onto a sun terrace. The property also comes with its own hot tub.

The second largest house – which is a detached cottage – boasts three bedrooms. The stunning property is dubbed ‘The Ferry House’, and it spans a total of 947 sq ft.

Although it faces the beach and is just metres away from the sea, it also comes with its own swimming pool and has a large open plan kitchen and dining room.

There are also three spacious bedrooms but there is also room for a smaller bedroom in the downstairs ‘snug.’

Last month it was reported that the price of London flats, country pads, coastal retreats and Cornish cottages have dropped by up to £25,000 in the last year.

In Cornwall, a ‘second home’ hotspot, the average house price is now £310,700 – this has decreased in the last year by £4,490, or -1.40%. 

The smallest property in the trio is called The Beach House and it has two bedrooms. It is famed for being an art studio for Miller.

All three homes front the picturesque Porthkidney Beach, near St Ives, in Cornwall

All three homes front the picturesque Porthkidney Beach, near St Ives, in Cornwall

The new owner of the property will have the option to sleep in nine different bedrooms across the three properties

The new owner of the property will have the option to sleep in nine different bedrooms across the three properties

Although the The Ferry House faces the beach and is just metres away from the sea, it comes with its own swimming pool

Although the The Ferry House faces the beach and is just metres away from the sea, it comes with its own swimming pool

The trio of properties overlook the picturesque Porthkidney Beach, near St Ives, in Cornwall

The trio of properties overlook the picturesque Porthkidney Beach, near St Ives, in Cornwall 

The watercolour artist is known for his works, ‘Beach’ and ‘Midsummer Day’ – both of which were painted inside the property.

The two-floor property has its own flight of steps down to the beach.

It also has two separate sitting out areas which enjoy the views and offer a good deal of privacy from the main house.

All three properties have private access to the beach. They are being sold together by estate agent Lillicrap Chilcott.

There are many other stunning properties which have popped up to buy in the area, such as an ex-ferry terminal. 

The waterfront house went for £750,000 and sits directly on the banks of the River Tamar at Saltash, Cornwall, with steps leading directly to the water. 

In August it was reported that a widow cashed in after winning a luxurious Cornish mansion in a £25 raffle.

June Smith, 74, was given the keys to the huge three-storey house overlooking the Fowey Estuary. But she decided to sell the property and said the money from the sale of the £4.5m-valued property will make ‘a huge difference’ to her six grandchildren. 

But locals in a Cornish seaside village that has seen a string of Hollywood A-listers snap up properties have previously said their idyllic area is being ‘destroyed’ by the influx.  

Residents of Mawgan Porth, located just four miles north of Newquay, revealed how unaffordable ‘out of touch’ million-pound homes are being built and clueless tourists are complaining about the smell of cow dung.

Pictured: One of the bedrooms at the Ferry House, the second largest property

Pictured: One of the bedrooms at the Ferry House, the second largest property 

Pictured: Outside seating in the Ferryman's Rest

Pictured: Outside seating in the Ferryman’s Rest

The three properties are on the market for a whopping £5million

The three properties are on the market for a whopping £5million 

Pictured: The living space at The Ferry House, which overlooks the coast

Pictured: The living space at The Ferry House, which overlooks the coast

The smallest property - named The Beach House has two bedrooms. It is famed for being an art studio for Miller. Pictured: one of the bedrooms in the property

The smallest property – named The Beach House has two bedrooms. It is famed for being an art studio for Miller. Pictured: one of the bedrooms in the property



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