Cornwall Country House In The ‘Richest Square Mile On Earth’ Hits Market For £675,000

A six-bed, Grade II-listed country house in an area dubbed the “richest square mile on earth” is up for grabs for upwards of £675K – and includes a four-bed converted coach house.

Located in the village of Gwennap, Cornwall, Copper House boasts a drawing room, a music room, a morning room and a saloon as well as a kitchen, living room, dining room and conservatory across its two floors. Three of the bedrooms are ensuites.

The area was crowned the richest square mile on earth in the 18th and early 19th centuries on account of the role it played in the Cornish copper mining industry.

There are hopes it could reclaim the title in the 21st century following the recent discovery of huge copper reserves 330 feet underground.*

While part of the property was previously used as a holiday let business, it has the potential for a number of other uses, such as a large private residence or a wedding venue, with modernisation and refurbishment required.

The four-bed coach house has a more modern design while keeping many of its original features, including stable doors, which have been reconditioned, and various grills and grates.

Landwood Property Auctions are offering the properties in a single lot for a guide price of £675,000 as part of their latest online auction on January 20th.

Landwood Property Auctions Director Kate Lay said: “This is such an amazing opportunity for someone looking to move to an area so steeped in history and with such a potentially prosperous future.

“The main Copper House is beautiful, and the Coach House has a number of its original features, which is reflective of Gwennap’s fascinating past.

“While the house is traditional, we’ve never staged a traditional property auction and never will. We’re leading the industry in online auctions – generating better returns for sellers and more opportunities to purchase for buyers.”

The property is located with easy access to the A393, approximately seven miles from Falmouth in one direction giving you access to the South Coast and approximately eight miles to the North Coast.