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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lesnewth, Boscastle, Cornwall, PL35

Under Offer £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 storey cottage with 2 bedrooms
  • Former Bothy with 2 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • First sale in 27 years
  • Stone barn
  • Grade II listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Gorgeous small estate near magnificent north Cornish coast with cottage, stone outbuildings and 64 acres of land.


The picture postcard village of Boscastle is located on the north Cornwall coast, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, some of the most spectacular and rugged scenery in Cornwall.

Boscastle's narrow harbour was once a busy port and many of the charming stone cottages date back over 400 years. The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea rooms. The area surrounding the harbour has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory and now attracts tourists from far and wide as a holiday destination.Much of the land in and around Boscastle is owned and protected by the National Trust. A spectacular cliff path takes you from the picture postcard harbour to the headland and coast watch lookout.

Nearby walks offer a rare glimpse at a surviving farmed landscape showing ancient Celtic strip fields. The beautiful and thriving churches at Minster and St Juliots were once made famous by Thomas Hardy.

Further to the south lies the Camel Estuary with Rock and Padstow on opposite banks. The iconic harbourside fishing village of Port Isaac has become a hub for Cornish cuisine and is home to acclaimed Michelin Star chef Nathan Outlaw.

This north coast is peppered with wonderful coves, including Trebarwith with its renowned surf break, and further south, Polzeath, Daymer and the sailing and water sports resort of Rock. For the golfing enthusiast there are several renowned courses including Bowood, The Point and St. Enodoc. Walkers can enjoy the benefits of the nearby South West Coastal Path which provides miles of wonderful walks

There is good access to the main A30 carriageway at Launceston, with air links to London and beyond from Newquay and Exeter regional airports.


Tregrylls is a very beautiful country house thought to have been built in around 1720s for the Grylls family. The family had been linked to Lesnewth ever since the 1300s when it is thought the original house at Tregrylls was owned by John de Grylls. The property is now offered for the first time in approximately 27 years.

The House

The property is approached up a long sweeping driveway and a small bridge which provides views over the picturesque lake, and opens up into the courtyard at the head of the driveway. The house stands proudly at the head of the grounds with views across its land and the valley beyond.

Tregrylls is an impressive traditional stone farmhouse finished with granite quoins and dressed with Cornish slate on the upper elevation. The pathway leads to the stone porch and through into the broad hallway.

High ceilings and large windows are features of this wonderful home. The first reception room is an inviting spacious area and is roughly divided in two; to the front the dining room is finished with wooden flooring, an open fireplace and enjoys fabulous views over the grounds and the countryside beyond. The kitchen/dining room to the rear has a traditional slate-flagged floor and is centered around the welcoming open fireplace. To the rear there is a separate boot/utility room that features its original copper along with a convenient shower room/WC.

Across the hallway there is a large bright drawing room with views over the well presented front lawn and beyond. The French doors to the rear lead out to the sheltered courtyard. The snug and separate study are set to the side of the drawing room.

The broad landing on the first floor leads to all the bedrooms. The large master bedroom has wonderful far reaching countryside views and has a spacious en suite/dressing room to one side, also accessed via the landing. There are four further bedrooms, which share the use of the well appointed family bathroom complete with a roll-top bath.

Stone Outbuildings
Detached from the house and separated by gardens, there is a beautiful complex of stone outbuildings, L-shaped in format, and
incorporating a three-storey cottage, bothy/studio, barn, car port and garage/store.

This large stone barn offers a huge degree of scope for future uses subject to all necessary consents. The main barn is roughly divided into three sections. The Cottage occupies the far end overlooking the wild flower meadow and has spacious two-bedroom, two-bathroom accommodation spread over three levels. The centre of the barn has a games room/entertainment space on the first floor with a large store room below. The Bothy, located to the far right of the building, functions as overspill accommodation for the main house with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor with a car port below. There is a large Dutch barn opposite, ideal for further storage.

Attached is a stone ruin once part of the main barn which now makes a lovely sheltered patio area in which to admire the sunken garden below, filled with wild flowers in spring.

Garden, Grounds and Land

To the front of the house there is an enclosed garden with a broad lawn and a central slate path which adjoins the lawned area below. The side of the house is set out with attractive flower borders and a raised terrace providing a great vantage point to admire the grounds and wonderful views. Leading from the garden is a beautiful lawn with a wonderful, colourful variety of shrubs, plants and trees. which leads up the hill past the house and into a further paddock; at the top of this there are incredible views out over Boscastle towards the sea and coastline. A pathway leads down into the valley below through the rustic woodland to the river. This is a beautiful area, a real picture in the spring due to its abundant wild flowers and a haven for all manner of wildlife. The pathway leads back, crossing the river and along the hillside, past the pretty lake and the sunken garden towards the house.

Square Footage: 3,226 sq ft
Acreage: 64.21 Acres


From Camelford, take the B3266 to the north towards Boscastle. Shortly after passing Venndown Farm, and about two miles from Boscastle, turn sharp right at 'Five Ways' junction. Take the first road on the left, and then follow this lane straight down the hill, ignoring the left turn to Treworld, and the drive to Tregrylls Longhouse. The drive to Tregrylls is at the bottom of the hill on the left hand side.

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