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14 bedroom detached house for sale
Castle, Milltown, Lostwithiel Cornwall PL22 0JN
- 6-13 bedrooms
- 4-9 bathrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 holiday apartments
- In all about 11.94 acres
Castle lies about four and a half miles south of the historic port of fowey, one of the principal sailing centers of the South West. The property forms part of the tiny hamlet of Milltown which is approximatley 1 mile to the south of the stannary town of lostwithiel and within easy reach of the A390, the link to Plymouth and further motorway, rail and air connections including a daily flight to London City Airport.
Lostwithiel lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The pretty harbour town of Fowey, 5 miles to the south and at the mouth of the estury, is one of Cornwalla most historical and unspoilt sea port towns. Fowey is renowned for its safe, deep water anchorage and sailing. Both the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and Galant's Sailing Club overlook the harbour estuary.
There are local mainline rail stations at Lostwithiel, Bodmin Parkway and St.Austell. The south coast ports of Polperro and Looe are about 16 miles to the east and the old market town of Liskard is about 13 miles to the north east. The city of Plymouth with its airport and newly reopened shopping center is approximatley 34 miles to the east.
Truro (22 miles) provides the mainline railway links to London Paddington (4 hours, 18 minutes). Newquay Airport (25 miles) offers daily flights to London (London City Airport in about 90 mins and Gatwick in about 70 mins) and a growing number of cities across the UK. Recent and ongoing improvements to the main A30 trunk road now provide fast access to the M5 motorway network at Exeter.
A grand residence set down a private drive in a peaceful, secluded, rural position just 5 miles from Fowey.
The house has high ceilings and the main reception rooms incorporate beautiful original features including oak flooring, Tudor style plasterwork and ceiling roses.
The house has undergone a programme of refurbishment in recent years including a new kitchen, bathrooms and plumbing and rewiring.
The kitchen/breakfast room has been refurbished to a high standard with a limestone floor and granite work surfaces. In addition to a small sitting room, French doors lead out to a south west facing patio.
The dining room is particularly impressive with a high ceiling, large full-length windows and ornate Victorian corniciling.
Upstairs is a large master suite with fine views over the gardens and access to a roof terrace to the front of the house. There are four further bedrooms (three ensuite) and a family bathroom.
on the second are extensive attic rooms that could be updated as more beedrooms and bathrooms if required (subject to the nessecary planning consent).
As part of the main house there are two holiday apartments which currently provide an income. They both have their wn seperate access yet both apartments could easily be incorporarated back into part of the main house itsself, if necessary.
Castle is approached down a driveway flanked on either side by lawns, mature trees and specimen shrubs. It leads to a circular, turning/parking area. There are formal gardens to the south and east. There are wide terraces to the front and rear of the house.
There is a secondary, original upper carraige driveway leading from the north which is now a farm track. Off the track is 'one of the largest redwoods in the country' ('Survey of the Select Gardens of England'- Edgar Thurston 1930).
Behind the formal lawns is a walled garden which still retains the original green house. Beyond the immediate garden are pastures.
Ther are two stables, a garage and a workshop located away from the main house which gives good access to both the driveway and the paddocks to the side of the main house.
Mains electricity and drainage. Private water. The heating is provided by a biomass boiler with shredded waste wood fuel and backed up by an oil fired boiler. Broadband connected. LPG for kitchen hob.
From the M5 take the A30 towards lauceston and Bodmin. Just before Bodmin branch left, then merge onto the A38. At the T-junction turn right onto the A389. Go over 2 round-abouts taking signs for Lostwithiel (B3269). After about 3 miles, at Sweetshouse, turn right for St.Blazey (B3269). After about 2 miles turn right for St.Austell (A390). After about half a mile turn left for Fowey (B3269). After just under a mile turn left for Milltown and Castle. Drive through the hamlet of Milltown and Castle is the last turning on the right.