Ruan Minor, The Lizard, Helston, Cornwall, TR12

Guide price

Bedrooms: 11
***Delightful Main Residence and Four Award Winning Holiday Cottages***

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with far reaching views across open countryside, the plot is nestled in a fantastic, unspoilt rural setting with a footpath leading down to the beach and the South West Coast Path. This is a superb opportunity to acquire an award winning 'Lifestyle Business'.

The Lizard is one of the most picturesque and unspoilt areas of Cornwall, renowned for its magnificent coastline, stunning beaches and the tranquil wooded creeks of the Helford River. The nearest village is Ruan Minor which has its own shop/post office, primary school, doctors' surgery, church and village hall whilst further schooling can be found at Mullion. Some ten miles away is the traditional market town of Helston which boasts considerable history and offers a wider range of facilities.


A substantial detached three-bedroom family home with two reception rooms, utility room and a spacious kitchen. The accommodation is both beautifully appointed and retains several character features including the stunning dual height galleried reception hall which you are greeted by upon entering along with a welcoming inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove. The reception rooms provide ample space for large sofas and additional furniture. The extension to the side of the house offers a larger than average utility room. The conservatory adds additional living space to the ground floor and is situated at the rear of the property looking out to the wrap around garden which includes a bricked patio area and a woodshed with light and power. Upstairs the generosity of this house continues with three large bedrooms. The master is en-suite providing an immaculate shower room. To the front of the property the garden has been thoughtfully landscaped in a rockery style with two raised vegetable beds surrounded by well stocked flower beds and borders. The property is approached down an attractive country lane leading to the entrance which opens out to the generous parking area. To the North of the property is a small area of woodland bordered by a stream.

Holiday Cottages

The four award winning holiday cottages are operated by resident owners who live in the main residence. The accommodation is promoted through the owners own website which was updated in 2021 and financial details can be made available to bona fide purchasers. The cottages are arranged in two pairs and each has their own garden areas. They benefit from ample parking which includes 3 electric vehicle charge points. The cottages have attracted fantastic reviews from guests and are highly rated on Airbnb, Facebook, Google and Tripadvisor. The cottages will be sold with strong forward bookings with a sizeable percentage being return visitors.

All of the cottages are single storey offering 2 bedrooms, a kitchen/sitting room with smart TVs and free-sat, shower rooms with a toilet and washbasin (one has a bath with shower over the top). There is an on-site laundry room with a washing machine and dryer which is also stocked with leaflets, books, games and beach equipment for guests to use.

Main Residence Accommodation

Ground Floor

Reception hall - a superb introduction to the property, featuring a 20' high vaulted ceiling with substantial exposed roof timbers. Galleried to the first floor landing this hallway is approached through the front door with two windows to the front elevation complete with window seats. Three radiators. Staircase to first floor. Attractive inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove.

Kitchen - part glazed door to front garden and window to rear. Open beamed ceiling. Appointed with a range of oak fronted floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with granite work surface. One and a half bowl sink and drainer. Built-in electric oven and hob with extractor. Radiator. Breakfast bar. Tiled floor.

Sitting room - a delightful triple aspect reception room with windows to the front, rear and side. Two radiators. Open beamed ceiling. Wall light points. Sliding doors to conservatory.

Conservatory - a P-shaped upvc conservatory over dwarf walls with polycarbonate roof. Two sets of doors to garden.

Bathroom - well appointed with panelled bath, low flush WC and wash basin. Tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Radiator.

Utility room - aspect to rear and part glazed door out. Tiled floor. Cupboards and drawers with dual bowl sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Radiator. Air source heat pump.

First Floor

Landing - a galleried first floor landing with exposed beam vaulted ceiling. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Raised study area.

Master bedroom - dual aspect with windows to the front and side. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Wall light points.

En-suite - fully shower boarded, shower tray with glass panel and electric shower, low flush WC and pedestal wash basin, opaque window to side. Tiled floor. Radiator.

Bedroom two - window to rear. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator.

Bedroom three - window to front. Radiator. High exposed timber vaulted ceiling.

Tenure and Council Tax

Freehold. Council tax band E for the main residence and business rates applicable for the holiday lets. (The current owners receive small business rate relief and therefore are paying no business rates).

Services and Heating

Mains electricity and water, private drainage. Air source heat pump powered central heating and hot water, the buyer will benefit from the existing renewable heat incentive payments. There are 30 solar panels and the buyer will benefit from the existing feed in tariff.

EPC ratings:

Main residence - D - 14/01/2032

Letting cottages - C - 14/01/2032

Viewing is strictly by prior appointment, social distancing must be adhered to and masks must be worn.

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