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Tintagel | North Cornwall

Reception Rooms: 5 | Bedrooms: 7 | Bathrooms: 6

Offers over £1,650,000

  • Beautifully renovated former Vicarage
  • 600 metres from the cliffs and coast path
  • South westerly facing
  • 4 bedrooms - all en suite
  • Long private driveway
  • Bespoke fitted kitchen breakfast room
  • Separate 3 bedroom cottage - currently used for holiday letting
  • Gardens & grounds of circa 3 acres
  • Parking for several cars
  • Separate stone barn with planning permission for conversion available by separate negotiation

An exquisite coastal vicarage with separate cottage, presented to the most exacting standards and set within gardens and grounds of circa 3 acres.

The Old Vicarage enjoys a quiet and idyllic location, positioned on the outskirts of the coastal village of Tintagel, within a sheltered valley and accessed via a long private driveway. The property sits just 600 metres inland from the magnificent clifftops, on a stretch of North Cornwall coastline that is positioned between Trebarwith Strand and the world renowned Tintagel Castle Island. The South West Coast Path that links the two locations, is easily accessible via a short walk up Vicarage Hill and these in turn lead on to mile upon mile of coastal walks in either direction and which enjoy some of the most spectacular coastal views anywhere on the entire north Cornwall coast.

Over very recent years, The Vicarage has been the subject of a large scale renovation that has been carried out by true craftsmen. This exceptional property is now presented in the most beautiful order throughout and offers numerous elements that are on many peoples wish-list for a house in Cornwall: an impressive period house with a fully renovated interior, coastal location, high ceilings, underfloor heating, well proportioned room sizes, income or additional accommodation via a separate cottage, easy access to coastal walks and lifestyle - the list goes on and on. It also enjoys a delightful sense of peace and privacy but without total isolation - there are neighbouring properties nearby however The Old Vicarage retains its privacy.

The works have been completed to an exacting specification both internally and externally and have transformed it to a property of the utmost quality that is to a standard very rarely seen in Cornwall. The works have also all been completed with the approval of the relevant conservation and heritage teams at Cornwall Council and included the following to name just a few:

Garden Room / conservatory extension. Replacement front porch. Fully fitted bespoke kitchen created by local carpenters. Neff appliances including oven, microwave and integrated coffee machine. Frankie boiling tap. Total re-wire of all electrics. Replacement or refurbishment of windows. Updated plumbing and heating systems, including new boiler. Lifting of slate floors and underfloor heating fitted to ground floor of the house and cottage. Damp proofing. Internal walls stripped of old plaster and replaced with Cornish lime. Extensive re-pointing of exterior walls. Replacement doors and skirting. Engineered Oak flooring. Creation of 4 en suites. New sanitary ware throughout. Most rooms have electric sockets that include USB ports for charging. Fitted wardrobes created by local carpenters. New wood burners. Window seats. Replacement chimney stack. Gravel driveway and pathways.

Outside

The property is approached via a long private driveway that is accessed between two large gateposts on the southerly side of Molesworth Street. The initial gravelled driveway is approximately 200 metres long and is adjoining and overlooking open fields and farmland to the south. After 200 metres you pass through a further 5 bar gate, at which point you enter the main private gardens. A concrete driveway then gently descends down to the large main parking area, where the double car port is also located.

The picturesque partly wooded gardens are delightful and have been a labour of love for our clients. Highlights include a Mediterranean garden located on the eastern side of the house, with a small babbling stream meandering through it. Of particular note is the impressive stone built Grade II* Listed Dovecote that is the feature of the main southerly lawned garden area. On the westerly boundary, adjacent to the Gate House entrance that leads out on to Vicarage Hill is a historic chapel building. Our vendors choose to open the chapel to visitors, but it is privately gated off from the house and gardens and is out of view.

Location

Tintagel is a historic village located on the North Cornwall Coast, most renowned for its connections to the legend of King Arthur. The remains of his supposed castle sit on an outcrop, known as Tintagel Island, which is connected to the mainland by a recently built and widely acclaimed 70 metre cantilevered footbridge, known as Tintagel Bridge. It’s design and construction was funded by public and private donations (one of £2.5M!) to English Heritage who manage and run the entire site. Tintagel itself enjoys a thriving community that includes numerous shops, a chemist, post office, junior school, newsagent, grocers, hotels, restaurants and cafés, inns and a doctor’s surgery. There are beaches to both the north and south at Bossiney and Trebarwith Strand respectively, both are popular with surfers and there are majestic coastal walks both on the South West Coast Path and inland too.

There are also excellent further surfing beaches nearby at locations - including Polzeath at the mouth of the Camel Estuary which divides Rock and Padstow. Close by and to the north of Tintagel is the famous and ancient harbour-side village of Boscastle. North Cornwall is a renowned haven for foodies, with many excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes within easy access of Tintagel, including establishments run by celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw in Padstow, Rock and Port Isaac respectively.

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