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Westward in Mawgan Porth

Guide Price £2,950,000
Discovering the history of a home

Discovering the history of a home

The stunning Westward is a property that has sat on the cliffs of Mawgan Porth ever since 1917, when wealthy entrepreneur P.L. Norrington came to the area and chose this remote, beautiful site as the ideal location to build a property. After buying the headland (Trenance) he built Westward, a holiday bungalow that had no expense spared, in the perfect spot for the very best views.

As the first and oldest home on the Trenance side of Mawgan Porth, this is a house and area that has seen a lot of changes over the years. From the 1700’s when the St Columb Canal ran through Westward towards Lusty Glaze with the aim to import sea-sand for manuring, to now where it’s an exclusive location to live with spectacular views, this is a property that is not only beautiful but has a long history.


When selling an older property or one that has some history it requires us to be as fully informed as possible. Having a good knowledge is necessary to be able to know exactly what it is that we’re selling and to answer the questions of our buyers with both enthusiasm and detail. That’s why it’s really important to us at Jackie Stanley to build a strong working relationship and get to know people. It helps us to build rapport, enables our sellers to trust us with their property, and ensures that we have all the information needed in order to get the best possible results.


It was in our conversations with the sellers, Mr and Mrs Brown, that we discussed not only what the buyers may do with the property and what price to sell at, but the history of their home. Over coffee we discussed the property’s and Mawgan Porth’s history, and it was here that we knew where to focus our marketing.

In these conversations we decided on the key features of the home. One of the standouts was the fact that it still owned some of its original features, such as the stonework, chimney-stacks, brass windows, and fabulous treelined driveway. We focused on these aspects, in particular the driveway, as it is a key part of making this location feel hidden away and obscured.


As a beautiful, secluded and sought-after location, it was important that we highlighted the clifftop position as a key attribute of the property. From high-quality photos of the immediate view to drone shots of the stunning landscape, we ensured that the enchanting position was highlighted in our marketing. In our conversations with the sellers we decided to showcase the stunning views of the ocean, and included the sea-view within our interior shots to convey that while secluded, the property still boasted a captivating outlook.

Throughout the entire process, we kept in communication with Mr and Mrs Brown, from the selling of their home to their onward purchase. Our friendly working relationship still continues to this day and the coffee is always on.