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5 bedroom house for sale

Lostwithiel, Cornwall, PL22

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Stunning Views
  • Tranquility Personified
  • Superb Location
  • Extensive Beautifully Presented Accommodation
  • Grade II Listed
  • All in around Two-Thirds of an Acre
  • Garaging

Full description

Former rectory in a tranquil hamlet with beautiful views, five bedrooms and a heated pool. Stunning views, tranquility personified, superb location, extensive beautifully presented accommodation, Grade II Listed, all in around two-thirds of an acre, garaging.

Situation - The picturesque rural yet not remote hamlet of St Veep nestles neatly above the Fowey Estuary, close to the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel with extensive facilities. Nearby Lerryn is a hidden gem and one of Cornwall's most picturesque waterside villages. This former rectory sits amidst glorious unspoilt green countryside and enjoys a prominent position with far reaching views.
Fowey is close by at the mouth of the estuary and is a delightful haven for those that enjoy messing about in boats. It is renowned for its safe, deep water anchorage and sailing, indeed to complete this lifestyle purchasing a classic motor cruiser could be available by separate negotiation. The area, as a whole, is often known as Du Maurier country and has outstanding and beautifully unspoilt dog walks.
The house itself is tucked just behind the church and enjoys a high degree of privacy, communications are easy with a mainline railway station in Lostwithiel and both the main trunk roads of the A38 and A30 are readily accessible.

Description - The property forms the majority of this former rectory dating from the 1820s and is situated immediately behind the pretty 14th century St Veep parish church. Grade II listed to recognise the great character, the present owners have spent many years and much care to present The Close in stunning order this includes a Delabole slate roof replaced in 2010. As expected from a Georgian rectory, attractive architecture creates bright, light rooms, with high ceilings, period characteristics, ornate cornicing and large picture sash windows.
This deeply attractive double bay-fronted Georgian family home is laid out over two levels and enjoys remarkable privacy.

Accommodation - Approached from a drive adjoining the church grounds, the driveway winds through the gardens and arrives at a large gravelled parking and turning area which in turn leads to the garage. The symmetrical layout and classical proportions become immediately obvious.
The useful entrance porch opens through to a welcoming central hallway running the entire length of the building with the sitting and dining rooms to the right and snug, kitchen/ breakfast room and utility to the left. At the end of the hallway, an under stairs cupboard features a concealed trapdoor leading to the original wine cellar.
The glorious dual aspect sitting room enjoys the delightful views over the pretty gardens with working shutters and a warming open fire. The formal dining room also enjoys the views and shutters. There is also a useful snug or playroom with its open fire. Beyond this are the cloak room, boiler room and garage/workshop.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a welcome recent affair with AGA, granite worktops and a double Belfast sink. A charming view of the church is enjoyed from the kitchen. Off the kitchen a large and useful utility room with a flagstone slate floor leads out to a courtyard garden with its herb bed and greenhouse.
Upstairs, the spacious landing leads to the five bedrooms, two of which are en suite. The remaining three share the family bathroom.

Gardens & Grounds - The gardens wrap around two sides of this delightful family home and extend to 0.657 of an acre, beautifully landscaped into three distinct areas including formal gardens with level lawns, trimmed by established borders, cleverly hidden on the lower terrace is an impressive heated swimming pool, with terracing for sun loungers and useful summerhouse. The gardens enjoy the same spectacular views as the house.
Thoughtfully, and with a nod to conservation, part of the garden has been left fairly wild, leafy and wooded with a pleasant seating area from where to enjoy the countryside outlook.

Tenure - Freehold.

Council Tax Band - Band F.

Services - Mains water. Private drainage. Electricity Oil fired central heating.

Viewing/Negotiations - Strictly by appointment through Stags' Plymouth Office: 01752 223933 or Email:

Directions - Travel from Lostwithiel eastbound on the A390 turning right into Cot Road as you leave the village. Travel along the B3268 towards Lerryn continuing through the village and up the hill. Continue following signs for St Veep and turn left immediately after St Veep Church and the property is clearly signed.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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Added on Rightmove:
14 July 2016


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