This incredible Cornish home with a stunning sunlit view of Falmouth Harbour has gone on the market for £3 million.
The five-bed house, described as “one of the best properties on the South Coast”, comes with its own private slipway and more than 300ft of water frontage.
It’s only the second time in 44 years Clay Point has gone on the market – so it is a “once in a generation” opportunity to purchase it.
The property was built in 1901 and sits in an elevated south-facing position that makes the most of the sunlight and the views.
It has 5,470 sq ft of accommodation with a reception hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, a garden room, large studio, five bedrooms and three bathrooms.
It also has an outbuilding with a garage, store rooms and a sail loft.
It is in the village of Flushing which owes its name to 17th century Dutch builders who came to construct piers and sea walls.
The area is popular for sailing and Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie learnt to sail at the nearby Restronguet Creek and would have sailed past this house countless times.
There is an active sailing club in the village and the world class facilities at Mylor Yacht Harbour are about 1.5 miles away.
Ben Davies, from estate agents Savills, said: “This is one of the best houses on the south coast of England.
“It’s one of only a handful of south-facing detached houses with direct water access and views straight across to Falmouth and out to sea.
“This is the best looking house along that road, you have 325ft of water frontage, which is a lot.
“You’ve got your own slipway and stone quay so at high water you can bring your boat right alongside.
“From the terrace you can sit with a glass of wine and look across to the harbour, see the very top of the peninsula and then out to the open water.
“If you are sailing you can pootle around in the river or go out to sea and sail to France if you wanted.
“The house itself doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Sonos speakers and things like that, it’s more shabby chic.
“This is only the second time since 1976 that it has been on the market, so it’s a real rarity.
“It’s a once in a generation opportunity to buy it.
“Flushing has a nice village community and there is never going to be a huge amount of development there.
“Because it’s south facing it’s known as one of the sunniest spots in the UK.
“The buyer is more than likely to be a company director looking at semi-retiring and buying a second home to eventually move down to fully. It’s a lifestyle change property.”