Plaidy, Looe


One of the most coveted seafront houses in the southwest: a World-class front-line coastal residence, Art Deco in style and set within 1.5 acres of cliff top grounds. Gradna features curated interiors by Clive Christian O.B.E. and enjoys frontline and mesmerising sea views, absolute privacy and private access to a beach.

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  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3


Property Features

  • As featured by Mansion Global
  • Sensational and panoramic sea views
  • Superb privacy
  • Direct water access
  • Incredible quality and attention to detail
  • Three bedroom suites (was 5 bedrooms)
  • Cliff top gardens and grounds


Full Details

Looe – 2 (0.75 by footpath); Polperro – 7; Liskeard (mainline rail to London) – 8; A30 at Lanhydrock – 20; Fowey – 26; Rock – 33; Cornwall Airport (Mawgan Porth / Newquay) – 37

(all distances are approximate and in miles)

The Property
Gradna was built in the Art Deco style for the Wills Tobacco family in the 1930s as a seaside retreat. In the 1940s the property passed onto Lord Bath and the present Marquis of Bath (of Longleat fame) spent childhood holidays there.

After standing empty for 20 years, Gradna was bought by a successful local businessman in 1990 who then embarked on a 10-year restoration project under the direction of the award-winning and highly respected Devon-based architect Stan Bolt with no expense spared.

In 2016, Gradna was improved even further with bespoke and highly curated furniture, bespoke kitchen, bathrooms and lighting to create a truly world-class home.

•Exemplary front-line seafront residence
•Incredible privacy and exclusivity
•Private access to beach and foreshore
•Three bedroom suites
•Two reception rooms
•Kitchen / breakfast room
•Utility / plant room
•Double garage with full size studio / workshop basement
•Private gated driveway with forecourt parking
•Lawns, cliff top terraces and meadow garden totalling 1.7 acres

The Location
Plaidy is an exclusive residential area just beyond East Looe, comprising a collection of sea-facing residential properties that separate the sea of Looe Bay from the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Plaidy sits in a relatively sheltered position between Hannafore Point in the west and Rame Head in the east. The towns of East and West Looe are set around a busy fishing harbour, with a range of shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as many picturesque streets of quaint fishermen’s cottages. The area is a haven for yachtsmen and watersports enthusiasts, with Looe Sailing Club holding racing from March to October twice a week.

The southwest coastpath walk from Hannafore Point to the pretty harbour village of Polperro takes in Talland Bay where there is beach café providing a picturesque stop-off. A few miles inland is Looe Golf Club, an 18-hole golf course that was designed by the six-time British Open champion, Harry Vardon. The championship course at St. Mellion, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is just 16 miles away.