Reception Rooms: 3 | Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 4
Idyllic 4/5 bedroom former farmhouse in circa 5 acres of gardens and land with large Dutch timber barn, located just 2 miles from the sea and the picturesque harbourside town of Fowey.
The property sits within a picturesque and private rural setting, enjoying southerly and westerly views across and down the surrounding valley, towards the coast in the distance. The house is set centrally within approximately 5 acres of gently sloping and southerly facing land, providing it with a great sense of privacy from its neighbours but without the feeling of isolation. An electric 5 bar gate opens on to the private driveway that leads to the house, taking in some delightful aspects towards the seas of St Austell Bay in the distance along its route.
It has been the family home of our clients for many years and during their ownership they have enlarged and tastefully improved many parts of the property, including a sizeable extension that created the now feature rooms of the house: the superb 44’ family sized kitchen living room and the opulent first floor 33’ master bedroom suite, both of which enjoy lovely southerly and westerly views across the gardens and valley. The original area of the house is home to the sitting room, dining room, a large ground floor study/bedroom 5, the utility room and a shower room. As well as the main bedroom, the first floor has 3 further good-sized bedrooms, serviced by two family bathrooms. There are 2 staircases within the house, giving it considerable flexibility and the potential for the creation of an internal annexe. Due to the extent of the gardens and grounds, there is also excellent potential to further enlarge or remodel the house, subject to all requisite consents.
Fowey has for many years been renowned as a sailor’s haven, with the fine waters and interesting coastline to explore. It is the ideal location, not only for its stunning position set on the edge of the beautiful river, but also for its interesting architecture along with its numerous restaurants, pubs and shops, Fowey Harbour is well known for its safe anchorage, excellent sailing facilities and its boat building heritage and so throughout the summer, it is always bustling with numerous, interesting river and sea-going vessels alike. The town also plays host to a number of major cultural and maritime events including the renowned Daphne Du Maurier Literary Festival and Fowey Royal Regatta. The nearby village of Golant has an internationally recognised rowing club, paddle boarding, kayaking and also a waterside pub.
If you enjoy the great outdoors, then you will love the Fowey area as it offers superb walking along The South West Coastal Path with breathtaking scenery of Cornwall’s magnificent coastline. For the non sailing water sports enthusiast there are numerous other activities on your doorstep including: kayaking, paddle boarding, water skiing, windsurfing, power boating and coasteering to name but a few, as well as a superb beach at Readymoney Cove. Nearby Polkerris has a family friendly sandy beach and looks out into St Austell Bay.
The house is surrounded by mature lawns and fields, with two large sun terraces on the southerly side of the house, accessible from the kitchen, sitting room and study. Immediately beyond the terrace of the kitchen is a large level lawned area on the same level as the house making the perfect place to sit and soak up the sun, whilst relaxing with a cool glass of white wine. Beside this lawn area is a recently created, large enclosed vegetable garden area that is home to a sizeable timber Summer House and a polytunnel.
Located on the northern boundary is a large Dutch barn. This cavernous building is currently used as storage and has previously been used for equestrian purposes and it now offers the most amazing potential for a multitude of different uses, subject to any requisite planning consents. It is approached off the main driveway via a 5 bar gate that leads over a large concrete hardstanding which alos provides excellent overflow parking and storage for numerous cars or boats. The barn is currently arranged into two main areas: an open fronted 44’ x 30’ double height storage area. The second is a large enclosed area that is currently divided into two large stables, an internal office or tack room and a large storage space. Subject to planning permission, the barn clearly has immense potential for many possible uses. The property also benefits from further useful outbuildings, including a small derelict cob and stone cart barn in the south western corner boundary.
• Fowey: 2 Miles • Golant: 2 Miles • Polkerris Beach: 2.5 Miles • Polruan: 2.8 Miles (via foot ferry) • Par (mainline railway station): 4 Miles • Newquay Airport: 18.5 Miles • Truro: 21.8 Miles
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