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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22

Sold STC £870,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Cottage with 2 bedrooms
  • Paddock and orchards
  • Large outbuilding
  • Large farmhouse kitchen/dining room
  • 29 ft sitting room
  • Study and library
  • Lush well-stocked gardens
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A simply charming period farmhouse with attached annexe cottage in a beautiful rural location near the Fowey Estuary. With a paddock, gardens and grounds totalling 6.65 acres, barn and private drive, this is a spacious and secluded home offering privacy and peace not far from a village and the south Cornish coast.


Between Lostwithiel and Lerryn, Cutbrawn Farmhouse is situated in a particularly beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall, sandwiched between the historic Boconnoc Estate and close to the wonderful River Fowey estuary.

Once home to the novelist Daphne Du Maurier, the River Fowey is a beautiful estuary which joins the sea off south Cornwall between Readymoney Cove and Polruan, stretching upstream for about six miles to the historic town of Lostwithiel with a good deep water channel until just short of Golant and Cliff. With villages such as Pont, Pill Creek and Lerryn feeding in from the river; the majority of the area, and Cutbrawn Farmhouse itself, is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and much of the wooded banks are in the ownership of the National Trust. The beautiful coastal footpath known as the Hall Walk runs between Polruan and Bodinnick and continues along the south Cornish coast. The pretty harbour town of Fowey on the opposite bank is one of Cornwall's most historic and unspoilt seaport towns renowned for its safe deep water anchorage and sailing.

Just a mile away, St. Winnow is a picturesque village with a church located on the water's edge of the River Fowey, situated to the east of the old stannary town of Lostwithiel, through which the River Fowey runs. Lostwithiel is a place of historical interest, with its pretty narrow streets containing many antique and craft shops as well as other services catering for every day needs. There are schools and a community centre. For the walking enthusiast, the area boasts many interesting walks along the river and through the leafy lanes to Restormel Castle. And for the keen golfer, Lanhydrock Golf Course, one of the finest golf courses in the South West, is just seven miles away. Lostwithiel also has a mainline railway station offering services to London Paddington.

Nearby Lerryn is a fascinating village that sits astride, and is divided by, the tidal River Lerryn, which is a tributary of the River Fowey further downstream. In past centuries the village was a hive of activity: large boats from Fowey brought limestone, coal, fertilisers, grain, sand and timber to the village for distribution to the surrounding farms and estates up until 1918. In the village's heyday, it was a venue for annual regattas that were likened to Henley with spectators viewing from both sides of the river. The village today has a pub, shop and primary school.

In the summer months Fowey is a haven for sailors with the Royal Fowey Yacht Club and the Gallants Sailing Club at opposite ends of the main street, both overlooking the harbour and moored yachts, both playing host to regular racing. The harbour has all the activity of a busy working port with ships of many nations entering and leaving. Car and passenger ferries link the nearby Bodinnick and Polruan with Fowey, and run constantly during daylight hours providing easy access to the town's shops and other amenities.


Believed to date back to circa 1800, over the years Cutbrawn Farmhouse has been carefully restored using traditional materials to provide a practical yet comfortable private country home.

A reception hall with reclaimed hardwood flooring leads past a cloakroom and fitted study/office through a small library/snug with limed oak panelling and French oak flooring. The sitting room has an original fireplace with wood burning stove and a restored Cornish range in the dining area, and also opens out to the pretty front gardens. The large family kitchen-dining room has a maple floor and double doors to a terrace and gardens.

On the first floor of the main house there is a fabulous master suite with generous double bedroom, dressing room and exceptional en suite bathroom with large shower, bath, wc and twin wash basins. In addition there are three further bedrooms and a family shower room.

The adjoining cottage (Apple Barn) has a separate reception hall, laundry and ground floor bedroom suite with a most appealing oak-dressed shower room. A staircase leads up to a long open plan living room and kitchen upstairs with lovely rural views, doors to a private deck and a second bedroom and bath/shower room. In addition there are two adjoining storerooms which could perhaps be utilised as further accommodation if desired.

The cottage can also be accessed from the main reception hall of the house and so the accommodation can be brought together if preferred.


A long private drive leads down from the road through the large paddock. The house itself has a sunny south-westerly aspect and is surrounded by beautifully landscaped and well-planted gardens including terraces, lawns, herbaceous beds and a host of shrubs and ornamental trees including magnolias, wisteria, olives, roses, mahonia, acers and hydrangeas. There is a pretty circular thatched summerhouse with bench seating and lighting, perfect for summer evening drinks.

The land includes Blenheim orange orchards and other varieties, and a large paddock which separates the house, cottage and outbuilding from the road.


To the north west there is a very large modern storage barn, with a smaller barn fronting the parking area for which a design was previously prepared for garaging and swimming pool.

Square Footage: 4,601 sq ft
Acreage: 6.65 Acres


Entering Lostwithiel from the east on the A390 turn left just outside the town signed for Lerryn. Turn left before the Earl of Chatham pub for Lerryn eventually passing a turn to St Winnow on the right hand side. Continue past a property named Treview and the private entrance to Cutbrawn Farmhouse is a few hundred yards further on the right hand side.

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07 April 2017

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