The open-plan space is flooded with natural light, and invites you in with its warm ambience and tasteful styling. A magnificent Cornish stone fireplace towers to one side with cedar flooring and slate-grey and soft copper hues of stone. The furnishings are as stylish as they are comfortable.
It has a sleek and contemporary kitchen space, with an Aga in the centre, behind which lies an extensive wine cellar. The walls are lined with a library of books.
One of the building's most striking features is suspended above: a glass walkway, lit by natural light from a curved glass panel in the grass roof.
The house has five double en-suite bedrooms and two smaller bedrooms, which are designed for children, scattered across both floors. Each has a chic minimalist design, with stylish furnishings and a cool, clean colour scheme, finished with crisp bed linen.
Windows overlooking the estuary line each room, with shutters that allow the fresh sea air to drift in.
The first floor rooms open onto a terrace that runs the length of the house. The spacious bathrooms have been constructed with heated slate flooring and deep Philippe Starck tubs and fittings.
Pencalenick embraces modern technology. The first-floor office is lined with more books, and comes complete with a Mac and WiFi and an iPod docking station, and an extensive selection of music and DVDs can be found amidst the books on the ground floor, while the games room has a 42-inch plasma screen television.