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8 bedroom character property for sale

St. Columb, Cornwall


Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II * Listed Architect Designed Residence * Entrance Hall * 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room * Utility Room * 2 Cloakrooms * 8 Bedrooms
  • 1 En-Suite * Family Bathroom * Shower Room * Garden Store * Baby Orchard
  • 3 Acre Grounds Including Organic Vegetable Garden * Wild Woodland
  • Planning Consent For detached two Storey 5 Bedroom Dwelling With Detached Garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An impressive detached Grade II * listed period residence believed to have been designed by architect William White renowned for his part in 19th century gothic revival architecture.

The property was built in 1855 of stone rubble with stone dressings and surmounted by bituminous slate roof with crested ridge tiles, the main gable has a bellcote and bell. The premises are believed to have been a former doctor's surgery.

The entrance hallway and staircase are of particular note, the magnificent staircase with tiled and slate treads is complimented by a free flying handrail and servants service staircase to rear.

The accommodation comprises of three impressive reception rooms, modern kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, shower room, en-suite bedroom and two cloakrooms.

The property sits in delightful grounds which extend to approximately 3 acres and include formal gardens, organic vegetable garden, baby orchard, wild woodland and wild flower meadow.

The current vendors have successfully gained planning consent in perpetuity under planning application PA15/04165 for the erection of a two storey detached dwelling and detached garage and information is available in this regard from the vendors sole agents.

The property is conveniently located being on the edge of the town of St Columb and is located within approximately 9 miles of the harbour town of Padstow which offers an excellent range of restaurants including Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant.

St Columb Major offers a range of shops and amenities including a Post Office, convenience store, butchers, chemist, range of public houses and Lloyds bank.
The former market town of Wadebridge is approximately nine miles distant.

Mawgan Porths magnificent sandy bay is approximately five miles distant which adjoins the delightful stretch of coast to Bedruthan Steps which has been designated an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Golf - The Trevose Golf and Country Club is located approximately nine miles distant. The course was bestowed with the honour of hosting the Brabazon English Amateur Strokeplay Championship being testament to its excellent credentials. The golf club also offers Tennis Courts and swimming pool for paying guests.

Sailing and Watersports - A number of Cornwall's finest sandy beaches are located within a four - ten mile radius including the excellent surfing bays of Fistral in Newquay including Watergate and Constantine Bay. The Camel Estuary is a well established centre for watersports including sailing and water skiing. Boats can be chartered from the harbour town of Padstow and craft can be moored in Padstow or launched from the Harbour Commissioners slipway.

Restaurants - The surrounding area offers an excellent range of restaurants within easy reach of St Columb Major. Rick Stein's Famous Seafood Restaurant is located in Padstow as is the Michelin Starred restaurant of Number 6 which is run by Paul Ainsworth. Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Restaurant is located at Watergate Bay.

Travel by Train - Newquay is seven miles from St Columb Major which offers regular links to London Paddington.

Travel by Air - Newquay Airport is approximately four miles distant and offers a number of national and international flights via London Gatwick which is approximately a one hour flight.

Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas fired central heating.

Local Authority - Cornwall County Council, County Hall, Truro, TR1 4AY - Tele: 01872 322000.

Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the magnificent character this property has to offer.

AGENTS NOTE - Details of the Grade II * listing are available upon request from the vendors sole agents, together with details of the four mature trees which have been designated with Tree Preservation Orders.


The property is approached via impressive entrance granite columns, a driveway provides parking for 4 cars.


FRONT ENTRANCE PORCH - 8' 0" x 5' 1" (2.44m x 1.55m) Gothic front entrance door with stained glassed panel over into:

ENTRANCE HALLWAY - Impressive tiled floor and magnificent staircase with slate and tiled treads give access to first floor landing (see later).

DINING ROOM - 16' 2" x 10' 7" (4.93m x 3.23m) Dual aspect room with three windows overlooking rear garden, feature fireplace with pointed slate arch and stone corbelled mantel over, central heating radiator.

LIVING ROOM - 17' 9" x 12' 6" (5.41m x 3.81m) Dual aspect room with Bay window to side elevation, with gothic stone chimney piece with slate hearth, three wall lights, two central heating radiators.

SMOKE ROOM/RECEPTION ROOM THREE - 18' 0" x 12' 7" (5.49m x 3.84m) Dual aspect room with feature window with stained glass panels, stone chimney piece with pointed arch in slate and Devon marble mantel, pitch pine panelling to walls, two wall lights.


REAR PORCH - With Gothic door with stained glazed panel over, built-in cupboards, central heating thermostatic control, understair cupboard with wall safe.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM - 27' 11" x 9' 3" Max (8.51m x 2.82m) Open plan room.

BREAKFAST ROOM - 12' 7" x 9' 3" (3.84m x 2.82m) Single aspect room, central heating radiator.

KITCHEN - 15' 9" x 11' 7" (4.80m x 3.53m) Dual aspect room with three windows affording excellent natural light. Comprehensive range of contemporary wall and base units with impressive granite worksurfaces over, one and a half bowl inset porcelain sink with swan neck tap, impressive gas fired Aga, four ring gas hob, integrated oven and dishwasher, central island with granite worksurface over, display cabinet with stained glassed features, engineered oak flooring, exposed beamed ceiling, recess ceiling lights.

UTILITY ROOM - 11' 6" Max x 9' 10" Max (3.51m x 3.00m) Stainless steel single drainer sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, range of built-in cupboards, central heating radiator, door to rear.

CLOAKROOM - 4' 7" x 2' 8" (1.40m x 0.81m) Single aspect room with Wc, tiled floor.

The impressive winder staircase with slate and tiled treads and free flying handrail supported on iron brackets gives access to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING - With glazed ceiling light.

BEDROOM ONE - 14' 8" x 12' 9" (4.47m x 3.89m) Dual aspect room with 'V' shaped window overlooking gardens, feature fireplace with pine surround, polished granite hearth, central heating radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 14' 7" x 12' 7" (4.45m x 3.84m) Dual aspect room with 'V' shaped return window, central heating radiator, centre ceiling light.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM - 13' 5" x 5' 11" (4.09m x 1.80m) Single aspect room, bathroom suite comprises of panelled bath with shower attachment, large quadrant shower, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator, two wall lights, shaver point, tiled flooring.

BEDROOM THREE - 13' 10" x 6' 1" (4.22m x 1.85m) Single aspect children's room, central heating radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR - 10' 9" x 9' 7" (3.28m x 2.92m) Single aspect room, central heating radiator, exposed beam.



CLOAKROOM TWO - 5' 9" x 3' 4" (1.75m x 1.02m) With high level wc, wash hand basin, tiled floor.

CUPBOARDS - Housing pressurised hot water system providing pressurised hot water to all outlets.

FAMILY BATHROOM - 9' 3" x 5' 11" (2.82m x 1.80m) Single aspect room, panelled bath, separate shower, wash hand basin, two built-in cupboards, central heating radiator.

STAIRS GIVE ACCESS TO SECOND FLOOR - With built-in cupboards.

BEDROOM FIVE - 'L' shaped room measuring 10' 5" tapering to 7' 1" (3.18m x 2.16m) x 10' 7" (3.23m)

LANDING AREA - 12' 2" x 10' 2" (3.71m x 3.10m) With two wall feature triangular windows, centre ceiling light, central heating radiator.

BEDROOM SIX - 11' 2" x 9' 7" (3.40m x 2.92m) Single aspect room, central heating radiator.

BEDROOM SEVEN - 11' 7" x 9' 7" (3.53m x 2.92m) Single aspect room, centre ceiling radiator.

BEDROOM EIGHT - 12' 7" x 6' 7" (3.84m x 2.01m) Single aspect room, central heating radiator.

AGENTS NOTE - The landing has reduced ceiling height, the feature triangular windows provide natural light, cupboard providing access to undereaves storage.

SHOWER ROOM - 5' 7" x 5' 2" (1.70m x 1.57m) Single aspect small triangular window, quadrant shower, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator, tiled walls, tiled floor.

BATHROOM - 8' 5" x 9' 5" (2.57m x 2.87m) Dual aspect room, bathroom suite comprising of panelled bath, low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, central heating radiator, tiled floor.



The impressive gardens extend to approximately 3 acres in total and comprise of formal gardens with patio area with mature flower and shrub borders, organic vegetable garden with potting shed, poly tunnel and greenhouse, two sets of fruit cages.

BABY ORCHARD - With apple tree, pear tree, quince and walnut trees.

WILD WOODLAND - Bounded by stream.


BUILDING PLOT - Located within the grounds and accessed via a separate shared driveway is a large level building plot, with detailed planning consent in perpetuity under planning application PA15/04165 for the erection of a two storey detached dwelling and detached garage with associated drainage and access drive.. The consent allows for a five bedroom, two reception room dwelling with shower room, utility room, family bathroom and en-suite facility.

Full details are available on request from the vendors sole agents.

Whilst we as Estate Agents on behalf of the vendors endeavour to ensure the accuracy of property details produced and displayed, we have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are connected, in working order or fit for the purpose. Neither have we had sight of the legal documents to verify the Freehold or Leasehold status of any property. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor and/or Surveyor. A Buyer must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property. The Vendors have checked and approved these particulars.

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Added on Rightmove:
30 March 2016


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