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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Terras Hill, Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22

Sold STC £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Set in landscaped and private gardens of over half an acre
  • With drawing room, sitting room and dining room
  • Four bedrooms, two bathroom/shower rooms and cloakroom/w.c.
  • Beautiful contemporary kitchen/breakfast room and utility room
  • Spacious cellar accessed internally
  • Impressive large hall and landings
  • Modern double garage but styled in keeping and large high car port
  • Great privacy yet a short walk to the heart of the town

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The historic old town of Lostwithiel is renowned for its range of antique and curio shops, good restaurants and public houses and an excellent range of local shopping. The town is located on the lowest bridging point of the River Fowey with its historic Norman bridge and just across the bridge will be found the main line railway station linking Paddington to Penzance with regular stops for the commuter. Close at hand are beautiful country walks including Restormel Road then leading to Restormel Castle, one of the finest remaining in the south west and maintained by English Heritage. The property is a short walk down Duke Street then into the heart of the Town.

With its delightful location Bee Cottage features prominently on the western hillside of Lostwithiel. Being an impressive Victorian residence, the name cottage does not fit with the style but has high ceilings with a substantial number with period mouldings, a large and gracious hall with a beautifully maintained tessellated floor and a large galleried landing above. Perhaps, though not verified, the property stands on the site of an original cottage that formed part of Bee Park, a block of about three acres sold and recorded in a document dated 1799.

This is accessed either from the rear hall or the principal spacious hall mentioned above. To the right is the dining room which has a marble fireplace surround and an inset wood burner stove. Like many parts of the house, the immaculate and ornate ceiling mouldings and central roses are a special feature.

The valley and town views are found from all three reception rooms. A door leads to the kitchen and breakfast room, fully refitted in contemporary style for easy living with a range of matching floor and wall cabinets in Shaker style with solid laminated wood worktops incorporating a sink with pillar tap, integrated dishwasher and five ring gas hob. Above this is a ducted extractor hood. There is a built-in eye level electric oven with second oven and combination microwave cooker above. The floor is ceramic of stone design and extends also into the rear hall.

The rear hall has doors to the rear of the house and also into the main hall. The utility room has a shower room to one side recently fitted out with a modern marble floor and wall tiles, a shower cubicle, basin and w.c. The utility room has a very old feature Cornish cast iron range, wood laminate block worktop with space for appliances beneath, a Butler ceramic sink and a gas fired central heating boiler. A door and wide stone stairs from the hall lead down to the large cellar with headroom of about six feet and with electricity laid on.

The drawing room is located to the front of the hall and has a large bay window, marble fireplace surround with inset wood burning stove and book and other cabinets to each side. The sitting room has a large and high walk in cupboard, other built in cabinets and window shutters.
At the half landing, a partly glazed door with coloured glass leads in to the cloakroom with w.c., a small wash basin and fitted bookshelves. The bathroom recently refitted in contemporary style, is spacious and has a bath with mixer taps and shower head, a separate large walk in shower compartment, basin and a w.c.

The first floor galleried landing has doors leading to all bedrooms. The first three bedrooms are all good size doubles and all with dual aspect windows enjoying the extensive views. Bedroom one has a cabinet housing a wash basin and a range of fitted wardrobes, bedroom two has two fitted wardrobes and bedroom three, one fitted wardrobe. Bedroom four is a single bedroom facing to the rear.

The property stands in about 0.56 of an acre and is approached over its long level drive from Terras Hill. The forecourt is finished in slate chippings in front of the garage and with brick paving to the remainder and car port.

The garage, though modern is finished in keeping with stone features and a slated roof and measures about 17' deep by about 15'6" wide and has a remotely operated electric up and over door,

The car port was designed and built by our client to house their large motor home so is suitable for this, a boat, caravan etc due to its minimum height of about 9'9" and length of about 24' and minimum width of 9'3".

Log storage is positioned to one side of the garage and paths surround the house to gain access to the extensive areas of paved terraces to the front overlooking the gardens and enjoying the views. To one side is a greenhouse measuring about 6' x 6'.

The expansive gardens are first, the large and level lawn with its lovely and private backdrop of mature trees and at one end a timber built summer house with electricity provided.

Central steps and other winding paths then lead down to the lower garden with lawns, a range of mature shrubs and trees including apples and various areas of ground cover. All parts of the grounds offer great privacy.
On entering Lostwithiel from the south on the A390 road, go through the traffic light crossing, ignore the turning left into Bodmin Hill but take the next left into Duke Street. Travel up the hill and just before its junction with Bodmin Hill, turn right into Terras Hill, after a short distance, the entrance to Bee Cottage is straight ahead before the hill turns up to the left.

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16 June 2016


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