5 bedroom detached house for saleSt. Breward, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL30
Guide Price £1,500,000
- Beautiful country house
- 5 bedrooms
- Detached annexe
- Wonderful mature gardens
- Around 20 acres
- EPC Rating = D
Secluded, beautifully finished country abode within magical and idyllic waterside gardens
Lower Hamatethy lies in a beautiful ancient wooded valley not far from St. Breward, a traditional Cornish village of weathered granite cottages, set high up on the western escarpment of Bodmin Moor. From the house, tree lined lanes and footpaths bordered by moss covered granite hedges stretch out on to the moors, leading to some of Cornwall's most spectacular scenery.
St Breward has a primary school, chapel, village shop and traditional pub, while the lovely St Tudy, three miles or so distant plays host to the excellent St Tudy Inn. A few miles away, Wendfordbridge is the starting point of the Camel Trail, an 18 mile cycle path created from the old railway that once ran along the River Camel, linking the towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.
For lovers of good food, Padstow and Port Isaac, once traditional fishing villages, are now home to the restaurants of renowned chefs such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth.
While along this stretch of coastline you will also find some of the most spectacular beaches in Cornwall, including the award winning surfing beach at Polzeath and the famed water-sports
village of Rock. The north coast footpaths offer miles of incredible scenery for riders and walkers and for golf enthusiasts there are nearby clubs at Lanhydrock, St. Enodoc and Trevose. Lower Hamatethy offers easy access to the coast but
with the ability to escape from the crowds in high season.
Despite its idyllic setting on the fringes of the moor, St. Breward is conveniently placed between the market towns of Camelford, Bodmin and Wadebridge and has good access to the main A30 carriageway and also the mainline station at Bodmin Parkway. Cornwall Airport (Newquay) now offers regular flights to London, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly as well as many European
Neighbouring Hamatethy Manor, which dates back to Norman times, Lower Hamatethy has been evolved from a smaller original cottage, possibly serving the manor house, into an absolutely beautiful family home. The house has been sympathetically restored and extended over the last fifteen years by the current and previous owners and is surrounded by idyllic gardens in which the boulder strewn moorland stream is an exquisite central feature.
Externally, the property is simply charming and the unique character continues throughout the interior. The large granite steps and gently sloping walkway lead down to the gravelled courtyard, softened by wisteria clad walls and an elegant colonnaded entrance with granite quoins.
The welcoming entrance hall has a vaulted ceiling with an exposed granite lintel. To the left, the kitchen has a contemporary feel with a central island and Poggenpohl units yet retaining traditional features such as flagstone flooring and a four -oven oil-fired AGA. The flooring continues through to the utility room which has plenty of storage and there is also a convenient WC, utility room and two points of access to the gardens, either from the rear or front boot rooms.
The living area to the front of the property has a bright study to one side, overlooking the bridge and stream, while the large open-plan dining area opens out on to the south-facing gardens. The sitting room, again, has wonderful views of the stunning grounds and is centred around the fireplace with original granite lintel and Jotul wood burner.
The master suite, located on the first floor, has triple aspect views over the grounds and a spacious en suite. There are two further bedrooms located in this part of the original house, both with glorious outlooks over the gardens and a shower room.
The guest wing is in the extended part of the property. It has a large guest bedroom with a luxuriously finished en suite including a brushed steel roll top bath and a glazed balcony looking out over the stream and gardens. There is a sec ond double room with en suite facilities. All bedroom accommodation is beautifully finished, some with traditional features and all with views over the amazing grounds.
The stone studio annexe now offers a combined living and bedroom area, kitchenette and an en suite. Again, tastefully finished yet retaining original features such as flagstone flooring, vaulted ceiling and exposed granite window sills. There are no holiday letting restrictions on the use of the annexe. Attached to the rear of the studio is a wood shed which may give scope to extend the annexe, subject to necessary consents.
Gardens and Grounds
The south-west facing valley gardens gently slope away from the house towards a stream that runs through the middle of the garden. A maze of gravelled pathways wind their way round this magical space that is filled with delightful specimen shrubs and trees. To the front of the property is a slate paved terrace with a granite clapper bridge leading to the opposite side of the garden, further downstream a more recent timber footbridge creates a circular tour of the garden that will enchant all visitors.
A well constructed triple garage provides useful storage, vehicular or otherwise, and may subject to consents, offer scope for further development.
In all around 20 acres (including the house and garden) and divided into a woodland area and a number of fields, the land rises up to the north and west, providing stunning views out over the countryside. Much of the land is sloping pasture, there are some truly beautiful parts of the land including what seem to be ancient field divisions, with large granite boulders interspersed with moorland oak trees. The stream continues beyond the garden to an atmospheric sylvan level area for watering livestock, in addition there are pump fed troughs in the fields. An abandoned stone walled barn provides a footprint for those wishing to explore constructing an agricultural building in the fields.
Square Footage: 3,265 sq ft
Acreage: 19.62 Acres
From Wadebridge follow the A39 eastwards for around 4 miles. Turn right at the bottom of the hill after St Kew Highway following the sign for St. Tudy, stay on this road all the way until it reaches the B3266 after about 3 miles, then turn left. Stay on this road for about 800 yards then take the right turn signposted for St Breward. Almost immediately take the left hand turn of the two options both signed for St Breward, stay on this road down the steep hill, across the stone bridge and up the other side of the valley. Just before a hairpin right hand corner nearing the top of the hill is a small lane which veers to the left. If you reach the hairpin or go over a cattle grid just after the hairpin, you have gone slightly too far. Continue along this lane until reaching Lower Hamatethy on the left hand side.
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