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4 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Mewan Lane, St Mewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Former Rectory
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Fabulous Gardens
  • 2 Bedroom Cottage
  • Paddock
  • Lovely Views

Full description

Amidst established grounds, a handsome and beautifully proportioned Grade II listed former Rectory with cottage and delightful far reaching views. 3 Reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 2 bedroom cottage. Garage. Outbuilding. Formal gardens and paddock.


The Old Rectory is situated in the scattered rural hamlet of St Mewan, a short distance from St Austell and opposite the handsome parish church.
The well regarded primary school is a short walk and a range of local facilities can be found within the nearby villages of Sticker, Polgooth and Trewoon. St Austell itself is a bustling former market town with a comprehensive range of amenities including extensive shopping, banking, and educational establishments.
Within five miles is the traditional fishing port of Mevagissey with an array of shops and restaurants arranged around the cobbled streets and charming harbour. Also within easy reach are a wide variety of beaches and coves together with a number of scenic walks along the beautiful coastline of St Austell Bay.
Approximately fourteen miles distant is the Cathedral City of Truro, which boasts a unique character together with a fine array of shops and some of the county's leading educational facilities.
Both St Austell and Truro have mainline rail stations connecting with London Paddington whilst Newquay Airport on the north coast offers a number of scheduled national and international flights.


Thought to date from the late eighteenth century with further additions in the nineteenth and twentieth century, The Old Rectory is a handsome Grade II listed residence boasting a strong granite facade under a natural slate roof.
Facing approximately south over the magnificent formal gardens, the property offers exceptionally well proportioned and comfortable accommodation that retains a number of original features including a rare granite fireplace in the dining room, high ceilings and attractive small paned sash windows.
Commanding far reaching views, the property stands with the aforementioned formal grounds that burst with colour together with an adjacent paddock whilst to the rear is a separate two bedroom holiday cottage converted from a barn in the late 1990's and now providing an extremely useful additional income.
In all, the availability of The Old Rectory represents a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the areas finest private residences - an impressive property that retains an air of elegance with comfortable family accommodation.


Main Residence

Ground Floor

Reception Hall

A superb large reception hall with turning hardwood staircase rising to the galleried first floor landing. Windows to side and rear. Dado rail. Two radiators. Approached through a timber entrance door with adjacent glazed screen. Panelled doors to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Two windows to front overlooking the gardens. Range of oak fronted floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged work surface. Twin bowl composite sink and drainer. Cream oil-fired Rayburn. Halogen hob, deep fat fryer and adjacent warming plate with extractor over. Integral fridges. Integral dishwasher. Integral electric double oven. Shelved larder cupboard. Tiled floor. Window to rear.

Rear Lobby

Part glazed door opening to driveway. Part glazed door to conservatory. Tiled floor. Cupboard.

Utility Room

Window to front with rural views. Tiled floor. Floor mounted cupboards with roll edged work surface. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Shelved recess.


Single glazed P-shaped conservatory with glazed roof. Paved floor. French doors opening to garden enjoying delightful views.


Window to front overlooking gardens. Radiator. Wall light point. Recessed shelving with cupboards under.

Dining Room

An impressive formal dining room with window to front overlooking gardens and part glazed door opening to same. Rare Luxulyanite granite fireplace. Radiator. Wall light points. Arched recess with display shelving and drawers.

Drawing Room

Again a significant formal reception room with window to front overlooking grounds. Wall light points. Two radiators. Adam style fireplace with timber mantel and marble style surround. Ceiling rose. Cornicing and dado rail.

Cloak Room

Opaque window to side. Low flush WC and wash hand basin. Cupboard housing the oil-fired boiler with hot water cylinder above.

First Floor


A superb split level galleried landing with windows to rear. Two radiators.

Family Bathroom

Opaque window to rear. Panelled bath with electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. Radiator. Return door to:

Master Bedroom

Wide window to front with far reaching views. Two radiators. Former bedroom fireplace with slate hearth and timber surround.

Bedroom 2

Sash window to front. Former bedroom fireplace with cast iron surround, slate hearth and timber mantel. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Interconnecting door to:

Shower Room

Window to front. Low flush wc, wash basin and shower cubicle. Door to:

Bedroom 3

Window to front. Radiator. Access to roof space. Former fireplace with timber surround.

Inner Landing

Windows to rear. Radiator. Linen cupboard and shelved airing cupboard.


Opaque window to rear. Low flush WC and wash basin.


Window to front. Glazed shower cubicle, panelled bath and pedestal wash basin. Radiator.

Bedroom 4

Window to front. Wash basin. Radiator.

The Cottage

Approached over a series of steps rising to:

Kitchen/Living Room

A charming open plan living area with high vaulted ceiling complete with exposed roof timbers. Windows to front and rear. Stable entrance door. Wall light points. Radiator. Areas of exposed granite wall. Range of oak fronted floor mounted cupboards and drawers with roll edged work surface. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Electric hob and oven under. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Fridge and separate freezer. Calor gas-fired boiler. Staircase descending to ground floor.

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1

Window to front. Radiator. Wall light point. Exposed granite wall.

Bedroom 2

Window to side. Radiator. Wall light point.


Opaque window to front. Panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and low flush WC. Understairs cupboard.


The Old Rectory is approached from the northern side over a gated entrance driveway that sweeps down past the cottage and mature tree and shrub borders to a parking area arranged at two levels, one directly to the rear of the main residence and a higher level with access to the Garage/workshop.
The property is well screened to the rear by mature trees and shrubs with a level lawn incorporating a central circular bed. Gateways lead through to a vegetable garden with useful Outbuilding and the cottage benefits from its own separate lawn.
The main garden is located to the southern side with a formal part walled lawn featuring a circular water feature surrounded by gravelled pathways and a host of established borders planted with a wide variety of camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas amongst many other specimens. Steps descend to a lower garden with circular gravelled pathway meandering amongst impressive and beautifully maintained shrubs including a magnolia, mature rhododendrons and camellias.
Set to the side of the property there is a paddock together with a further woodland garden and separate lane leading back up to the highway.


Mains water and electriclty. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating to the main residence and calor gas to the cottage.


From Truro take the A390 towards St Austell. Just outside of the town, turn left signposted to St Mewan adjacent to St Mewan School. Proceed to a right hand junction and turn up the hill towards St Mewan Church and the entrance to The Old Rectory will be found on the left hand side just after the church.


Strictly by prior appointment with Stags' Truro office on 01872 264488.

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