4 bedroom house for saleAlbert Quay, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23
Sold STC £1,500,000
- Panoramic waterside views
- 4 bedrooms (3 en suite)
- Steps to the water
- Secure parking for 4 cars
- Running mooring by licence
- Terrace & balconies
- EPC Rating = C
Prime position with direct waterfront access combining spectacular views across the river Fowey with versatile accommodation and extensive secure undercover parking.
Surrounded by miles of delightful coast and countryside, much
of which is in the ownership of the National Trust, Fowey is a
charming seaside town with beautiful period houses, excellent
restaurants and of course a natural harbour that provides some
of the best sailing waters in the county and access to the town by water at all states of the tide.
The River Fowey is a charming and picturesque estuary which
meets the sea off south Cornwall between Readymoney Cove and Polruan and stretches upstream for about six miles to the historic town of Lostwithiel, with a good deep water channel until just short of Golant. The area is renowned for its safe anchorage and sailing.
The town itself provides an excellent range of small shops catering for most day to day needs, along with very good restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Two local yacht clubs organise competitive sailing throughout the summer season and Fowey Harbour Commissioners maintain a very well run port for the benefit of leisure and commercial craft alike.
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.The Fowey Festival was inspired by Du Maurier and is an important 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. There are also daily flights to London from Newquay Airport on the north Cornish coast.
Situated in the heart of the town, Victoria Steps is arranged over
three floors with all principal rooms enjoying spectacular views
over the River Fowey. A set of granite steps lead to a first floor
terrace with the entrance hall combining as a lovely sunroom
which then opens into the beautiful reception area, where
you are immediately greeted with teasing glimpses of the river.
The first floor comprises the living room with an open fire and
dining area, both southerly facing with front line panoramic
views of the River Fowey and of classic proportions. The dining
area opens out on to a balcony with ample space for al fresco
dining or for relaxing on sun loungers. There is also a galley
kitchen, utility, cloak room and an en suite bedroom.
A graceful stairway leads up to the second floor where there
is a double bedroom and a master bedroom suite including
a dressing room/study with doors to a private balcony. With
minor modifications this could be a delightful further bedroom
The ground floor could easily be converted to a separate
self contained apartment and is currently set out as a guest
bedroom and a work room. Both enjoy wonderful river views
and lead out on to a private terrace with steps to the water.
There is also a shower room on this floor. Another excellent
feature and very rare for any Cornish seaside town is the
incredible parking area with ample space for at least four cars as
well as room for extensive boating equipment.
Square Footage: 2,596 sq ft
From the M5, take the A30 to Bodmin then take the B3268 south to the A390. On joining the A390 turn right, after ¾ mile turn left signposted Fowey. Follow the road into Fowey and turn left in the town descending into Lostwithiel Street. Bear left following Fore Street to the Albert Quay car park. Victoria Steps is at the far left corner of the car park.
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