The property is situated in a breathtaking waterside position and yet being within the heart of this vibrant town centre.
A truly rare and exciting waterside mid-terrace cottage for refurbishment, with accommodation spanning four floors, being located in a breath-taking waterside position with simply the most stunning sea views.
This nautical-styled Grade 2 Listed cottage really offers a wealth of charm and character that really does set the heart pounding. With views taking in the whole of St Ives Bay, Smeaton's Pier and the world famous St Ives Harbour this really is a one-off that must not be missed.
Turnstone Cottage was formerly known as Balcony Studio has an extremely rich and varied history incorporating the famous 'St Ives School' of the late 30's and 40's. This cottage itself has an intriguing and interesting history as part of the artistic heritage of the town. Pauline Hewitt - widely recognised as a stalwart of the St Ives artistic community lived in the cottage from around 1931 for over 40 years before moving to Surrey in the last years of her life. She produced much highly prized work and can be seen sitting on the balcony painting on many archived photographs. The highly acclaimed abstract and figurative artist Patrick Heron CBE rented the cottage and painted a number of his most famous works here and such was its setting that he recognised it as a major influence in his work when he wrote to the Tate in 1980 after it acquired 'Harbour window with two figures' St Ives which was painted in 1950. For about the last 50 years the cottage has been in the ownership of the same family and notably lived in by Captain 'Phil' Moran who held the position of Launching authority for 16 years on the St Ives Lifeboat and helped organise over 400 rescues . Captain Phil forged a friendship with renowned illustrator Michael Foreman and this friendship spilled over to Michael illustrating the famous 'Soggy Bear' stories written by Phil in this cottage. Phil could be seen and recognised by many many people sitting in the window of this wonderful cottage looking out over the ever changing sea.
Lower ground floor; Kitchen/breakfast room, bathroom/WC, Utility room.
Ground floor; dining room.
First floor; Landing, Living room/occasional bedroom 2 with balcony.
Second floor; Landing, bedroom 1, WC.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only