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4 bedroom house for sale
1 Custom House Hill, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1AB
- Stunning waterfront townhouse
- 4 bedrooms all en suite
- Private steps to water
- Frape mooring
- Private parking
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, renowned for its safe anchorage and sailing.
In the summer months Fowey is a haven for sailors with the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and the Gallants Sailing Club at opposite ends of the main street, both overlooking the harbour and moored yachts, and both playing host to regular racing. The harbour has all the activity of a busy working harbour with ships of many nations entering and leaving, whilst the town itself is one of Cornwall's most historic and unspoilt seaport towns.
Much of the wooded banks opposite Fowey surrounding Pont Pill creek are in the ownership of the National Trust. The beautiful coastal footpath known as the Hall Walk runs between Polruan and Bodinnick and continues along the South Cornish coast.
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 Bodmin Parkway, St. Austell, Par and Lostwithiel. The south coast ports of Polperro and Looe are about 15 miles to the east and the old market town of Liskeard is about 18 miles distant.
The city of Plymouth with its airport and newly re-opened shopping centre is approximately
34 miles to the east. There are also daily flights to London Gatwick & Stansted from Newquay Airport on the north Cornish coast.
This cleverly designed house is a true gem set on the water front in the heart of the picturesque village of Fowey. The views of the river are sublime and are available from most rooms extending from Bodinnick right across the river to Polruan.
From its cobbled granite driveway a simple doorway provides access into this house of surprises. The design throughout is cool chic with a mix of contemporary materials incorporating glass used to maximum effect.
The accommodation is set out over four floors with each level having a specific purpose, with the design focusing on the river. The utility spaces are cleverly hidden on the ground floor.
The first floor is focused on entertaining with a stylish Boffi kitchen and a sizeable dining room combined with a decked terrace - ideal for summer drinks.
The second floor has two superb bedrooms, one with a slipper bath positioned to spend hours soaking up the view. The master suite is a real joy, taking in the whole of the top floor with a high vaulted ceiling and exposed roof beams. The room is divided by the glazing of the staircase and with a superb bathroom set to the rear complete with roll top bath, walk in shower and dressing area. The bedroom space is very airy and features a private balcony with the most superb panoramic views.
The Royal Fowey Yacht Club and the many restaurants and shops in the town are within a short walk, as is the passenger ferry to Polruan, on the opposite side of the river.
From the M5, take the A30 to Bodmin then take the B3268 south to the A390. On joining the A390 turn right, then after Â¾ mile turn left signposted Fowey. Follow the road into Fowey and turn left
down to the town. Continue to the Post Office and the driveway is set immediately to the right.