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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Porthgwidden, Feock, Truro, Cornwall, TR3

Guide Price £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 bedroom apartment
  • Elegant waterfront mansion
  • Use of private slipway
  • Communal waterfront grounds
  • Garage and parking
  • Licensed moorings available (at discretion of harbour authority)
  • Use of private squash court
  • Available for the first time since 1988
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Ground floor apartment in one of Cornwall's most prestigious waterfront mansions.

Opening on to a south facing granite terrace and with fabulous views over the Fal Estuary, 6 acres of beautiful maintained private grounds, a private slipway, garage and parking, this presents the oppurtunity to purchase a residence in an elegant and highly desirable location.


The pretty parish of Feock has long been regarded as one of the most exclusive waterside locations in Cornwall and with considerable justification. Ideally positioned at the head of the Carrick Roads, Feock is home to some of the most sought after properties in the county.

Situated between the cathedral city of Truro and the historic port of Falmouth, there is immediate access to some of the best day-sailing waters in the British Isles. The Carrick Roads offer an ever-changing marine viewing gallery, with the Falmouth Working Boats dredging oysters, ships laying-up at Trelissick, and of course Loe Beach regatta, one of the summer's most popular village regattas. There are also moorings and lay-up facilities at Loe Beach, a popular beach café and a summer sailing school.

The historic National Trust-owned Trelissick Estate lies almost immediately to the east where the King Harry Ferry crosses to the beautiful and unspoilt Roseland Peninsula. Hard to believe in such an idyllic marine setting, the schools and shops of Truro are only about five miles distant. There is a mainline rail link with overnight 'sleeper' service to London Paddington whilst Cornwall Airport (Newquay) provides daily flights to London. To the south, Falmouth is home to a wide range of marine facilities including yacht marinas, the landmark National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.


Rex Barratt, in his book "Stately Homes In and Around Truro" states that "Porthgwidden, derived from the Cornish place name of Porthgwyn, believed to mean 'the white cove', was built in or around the year 1830 by Edmund Turner, MP for Truro 1837-47. The property was acquired in 1842 by John Philpots, one time MP for Gloucester, and enlarged by his sons, the Reverend Canon T Philpots, vicar of the parish for thirty years from 1844-74 and donor of the south porch of Truro Cathedral, who occupied the house until his death in 1890. It was then let to various tenants, Bolitho, Spottiswood, Trefusis - and in 1923 became the property of H.K.Neal, followed in 1935 by Kenneth Holman."

During the earlier part of its history the Royal Horticultural Show was held in the grounds and distinguished visitors in the past have included the late Queen Mary and the composer, Edward Elgar.

Porthgwidden House is a wonderful waterside mansion set in beautiful parkland descending to the shore of the Fal Estuary. It is unusual to find such a property in the west country of England and indeed Porthgwidden is perhaps more akin to that of waterside real estate on the American east coast. The residents all enjoy exclusive use of the 6.7 acres of grounds as well as use of the private slipway. In addition, there is a private squash court for the use of the residents, waterside barbecue area and enchanting woodland, with attractive walks through mature rhododendrons and various other specimen plants and shrubs.

In present ownership since 1988, apartment 2 is situated at the front of the building on the ground floor. The apartment offers an elegant interior which includes two double bedrooms (both en suite), living room opening on to a terrace overlooking the spectacular view, kitchen with integrated appliances and original cellar. The main bedroom (currently used as a dining room) also has fabulous views.

Leasehold for the remainder of a term of 999 years from 1965. Variable service charge. The freehold is vested in Porthgwidden Estate Limited which is owned by the eight apartment owners. It hires a property management company. Shares in PEL are transferred as part of, and included in, the sale of an apartment.

Mains electricity and water. Shared private drainage

Square Footage: 1,194 sq ft


From Truro proceed towards Falmouth on the A390. At Playing Place take the turning for Feock and proceed towards Restronguet Point, passing Ferris Garage. Proceed downhill and the entrance to Porthgwidden will be directly ahead in between the junction on the left, and the right hand bend on to Restronguet Point.

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02 March 2016


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