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5 bedroom house for sale
Bodriggan, Golant, Fowey, Cornwall PL23 1LB
- Views to the River Fowey
- Good accommodation, 5 bedrooms
- Studio and outbuildings
- About 2.9 acres
- First sale since 1947
With its exceptional position on the water's edge, the village of Golant is considered one of the most delightful places to live on the Fowey Estuary. Once famed for its apple orchards and cider-making, Golant has a 15th-century parish church, a youth hostel and in the heart of the village there is a popular public house, The Fisherman's Arms, and the Cormorant Hotel with its magnificent view over the river.
The River Fowey is a charming and picturesque estuary which joins the sea off south Cornwall between Readymoney Cove and Polruan, stretching upstream for about 6 miles to the historic town of Lostwithiel, with a good deep water channel until just short of Golant. With areas such as Pont Pill Creek and Lerryn feeding in from the river, the majority of the area is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the wooded banks are in the ownership of the National Trust. The pretty harbour town of Fowey is one of Cornwall's most historic and unspoilt seaport towns renowned for its safe deep water anchorage and sailing.
The novelist Daphne Du Maurier came to Fowey in her early twenties and immediately fell in love with the town, living for many years at Bodinnick where her parents bought a house in 1926. It was here she wrote The Loving Spirit which was published in 1931. Today the Du Maurier Festival is an important annual event in the Fowey calendar.
There are mainline rail stations at nearby Lostwithiel, St.Austell and Par.
Bodriggan occupies a truly delightful setting and whoever built the house chose his site well. Commanding far reaching views through the trees down over the village towards the river, ever-changing with the ebb and flow of the tide, yet immensely private and secluded, it is a view that still provides inspiration for artists today.
Bodriggan is a much-loved home that has been owned and lived in by the same family since 1947. Believed to have been built in the early 1920's the house retains many original features including panelled ceilings, fire places, oak floors and original doors. The house is approached from the parking area by a path leading to the charming veranda, which in turn leads into a large panelled reception/dining hall with oak floor. The drawing room has a feature bay window, woodburner, picture rails and views out over the gardens and valley below. A door leads off this room to a roomy study/snug with a small kitchenette and shower room beyond, which could perhaps be converted into annexe accommodation. Off the main dining hall is the family kitchen with oil-fired Aga and a conservatory leading off to the front of the house with views down to the river in the distance. The cloakroom, utility room, larder and studio room are also accessed from here.
A wide landing on the first floor provides access to the five bedrooms, some of which have original fireplaces and views of the river. There is a large linen cupboard off this corridor as well as a loft hatch, an airing cupboard, family bathroom and separate WC.
Please note the house and outbuildings are in need of some updating and refurbishment.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
In all, Bodriggan extends to about 2.9 acres. The present house sits at the top of the site with a formal lawned terrace to the front leading down via steps to an area filled with a stunning array of shrubs and trees including rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and bamboo. The gardens are bordered to the south west by a generous paddock and also include a small orchard with a variety of old fruit trees, a working vegetable patch, ponds and woodland. Within the grounds there are several outbuildings including greenhouses, sheds, a two-roomed gallery with attic space above, and a single-storey self-contained guest studio with veranda, kitchenette, separate bedroom and shower room.
From Plymouth take the A38 turning off after about 22 miles at the A390 signposted Lostwithiel and St Austell. After Lostwithiel, turn left on the B3269 to Fowey. Before reaching Fowey, turn left at the Castledore crossroads, signposted to Golant. Bodriggan is reached via the lane leading to St Sampson's Church and the property is found on the right hand side.