A Quaint Seaside Cottage in England That’s Been in the Same Family for 150 Years Asks £435,000

Cornwall County, tucked into the southwestern peninsula of England, is historically known for its beautiful beaches, fishing culture, and charming seaside villages. Today, you can still expect to have good fishing days here, and Cornwall’s beaches also make for surprisingly excellent surfing and idyllic backdrops for carefree summer days. Now on the market from the Port Isaac area is 19th-century ‘Chy Byghan’, which translates to ‘Bitty House’, asking £435,000, or roughly $530,000 USD.

For those looking for a getaway from London or global buyers seeking a picturesque retreat in England, Chy Byghan is an adorable and affordable spot. Bitty indeed, the Grade II stone cottage only boasts 544 square feet of living space, so it’s a great place to spend unplugged, quality time with loved ones.

It seems to have worked well for the current owners and their ancestors before them as the circa-1860s house has been in the same family for around 150 years. Fittingly for the area, it was originally built as part of a terrace of fishermen’s cottages on land owned by the seller’s great-great-grandfather.

Despite its modest size, the cottage has two floors to separate its public and private spaces. The ground floor holds a sitting room with a cozy fireplace and updated kitchen, while upstairs are two bedrooms with original wood beams intact. A fully functional bathroom sits on the first floor, just steps away from the door to the backyard.

A separate utility space is set back from the house, providing extra storage for outdoor gear. Capturing harbor views, the rare cottage is perfect for someone looking for some much-needed solitude or a holiday home for intimate gatherings.

John Bray Estates has the coastal England listing.