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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Nr.Polzeath, PL29

Sold STC £785,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Idyllic Coastal Location
  • Panoramic Sea Views
  • Between Rock & Port Isaac
  • 4/5 Bedroom Individually Designed House
  • 2 Bedroom Converted Barn
  • Very Well Presented
  • Set in an Acre of Gardens
  • Land Available
  • EPC Rating: E/52

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Gwel Mor is set on the edge of the quiet village of Trelights, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty situated between the historic fishing village of Port Isaac (home of the medical comedy drama series Doc Martin) and the popular year-round holiday destination of Rock on the banks of the River Camel and adjacent to the harbour town of Padstow. The North Cornish surfing resort of Polzeath is approximately 4 miles to the west of the property.
The popular market town of Wadebridge, recently voted one of the top places to live in the UK by The Sunday Times, lies approximately 6 miles to the south and offers a wide selection of independent shops, quality restaurants and public houses. The town also offers good educational facilities and leisure facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling green, cinema, library, golf courses, football and rugby grounds. The Camel Trail, a recreational route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, provides 18 miles of traffic-free pathway running alongside the Estuary to Padstow.

Horse Riding & Walking - Horse riding is accessible via bridleways and country lanes in the area. The South West coastal footpath also offers scenic walking and further walking and riding are available on Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.
Water - Sailing is available at Padstow, Rock and other locations along the North coast. There is an extensive range of popular sandy beaches on the north coast including Rock, Daymer Bay and Polzeath.
Golf - Golf courses can be found at St Enodoc, St Kew, Polzeath, Trevose, Lanhydrock, Launceston and, further afield, St Mellion International Resort.

Road - The A30 from Bodmin provides easy access to Exeter and the M5 motorway.
Rail - Bodmin Parkway main line Railway Station is approximately 16 miles distant, and regular intercity services operate from Exeter to London.
Sea - Ferry services operate from Plymouth to northern France and northern Spain.
Air - Newquay Airport offers flights to numerous destinations including London Gatwick. Exeter International Airport provides flights to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland and a number of continental destinations. Bristol International Airport offers flights to numerous European destinations.

The house was built in the mid-1930's of a bespoke design using materials and build quality which were far in advance of its years with local oak and slate. The house was commissioned and designed by a very wealth Greek artist whose influences are apparent throughout the design. In the early 1970's the house was left to the Barnardo's charity who subsequently sold the house at to a local couple who decided to divide it into two dwellings, providing the opportunity for Bed and Breakfast and the like. In the late 1980's the current owners purchased the property and lovingly restored the house to its original glory over the following ten years, completing the renovation and restoration in the late 1990's. The house was then totally re-wired, re-plumbed, had new ceilings, heating systems and double-glazed windows throughout.
The house sits nicely in its gardens and grounds of approximately one acre of extensive lawned gardens to the front and rear with paved patios and large decorative fish ponds. The house is particularly well set in an elevated position with panoramic sea views from all the windows on the westerly aspect. A particularly spectacular vantage point is at the top of the land where the siting of a summerhouse and seating area would be most beneficial to take in the extensive panoramic view of the picturesque countryside and the sea beyond.

The property is accessed off the quiet parish lane through a gated entrance onto a tarmacadam driveway which leads to the double garage and on up to the house where a paved patio leads up to the front door. A decorative stained-glass uPVC double-glazed door opens to:


Entrance Hall: 7.50m max x 2.05m max (24'7" max x 6'9" max)

Study: 4.18m x 2.99m (13'9" x 9'10")

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 5.05m x 4.39m (16'7" x 14'5")

Porch/Boot Room: 2.68m x 1.17m (8'10" x 3'10")
Delabole slate floor, uPVC double-glazed window to the westerly elevation, door to the northerly elevation.

Conservatory/Living Room: 5.47m x 5.07m (17'11" x 16'8")

Inner Hallway: 3.70m x 1.12m (12'2" x 3'8")

Sitting Room: 8.30m x 4.66m (27'3" x 15'3")

Cloakroom: 2.31m x 0.90m (7'7" x 2'11")

Utility Room: 2.63m x 2.36m (8'8" x7'9")

Dining Room/Bedroom 5: 3.68m x 3.63m (12'1" x 11'11")

On the First Floor

Shower Room: 2.61m x 2.41m (8'7" x 7'11")

Bedroom 4: 3.68m x 3.60m (12'1" x 11'10")

Bedroom 2/Study/Music Room: 5.29m x 4.68m max (17'4" x 15'4" max)

Bedroom 1: 4.21m x 3.75m (13'10" x 12'4")

En-suite Bathroom: 3.15m x 2.25m (10'4" x 7'5")

Bedroom 3: 3.98m max x 3.27m max (13'1" max x 10'9" max)

Bathroom: 2.75m x 1.66m (9'0" x 5'5")

The gardens to the front and rear of the house are mainly laid to lawns with flowerbed borders stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs and trees. The large patios to the front and the rear of the house provide an ideal setting for al fresco dining and entertaining whilst enjoying the pretty and panoramic views that surround the house. Two large fishponds, arranged over two levels, provide a cascade of water from one level to the other via an electric pump. Raised vegetable beds and large aluminium-framed Greenhouse.

The land extends to approximately 9.5 acres divided into 5 conveniently sized paddocks and enclosed within traditional Cornish bank hedging and post & rail fencing, providing excellent grazing for livestock or horses. The land is available by separate negotiation.

An Skyber Barn
The barn was converted by a local builder in 1995 to a very high standard and was purchased by the current owners in the late 1990's/early 2000's when the fixtures and fittings were updated and modernised to their current high standard. The barn has the benefit of full residential consent with no occupation restrictions, thus providing further annexe accommodation to the house, as a separate dwelling for a family member, holiday cottage, studio or even work-from-home offices.

An Skyber barn provides well presented, light and airy accommodation. The barn is arranged over two floors with reverse accommodation, on the upper ground floor is a full sized living room kitchen, dining room. On the lower ground floor there are 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and entrance hall with a door to the rear garden.

On the Upper Ground Floor

Open-plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room: 9.06m x 3.80m (29'9" x 12'6")

Kitchen/Dining Area:

On the Lower Ground Floor

Bedroom 1: 3.96m max x 3.94m max (13'0" max x 12'11" max)

Bathroom: 2.44m x 1.88m (8'0" x 6'2")

Bedroom 2: 3.94m x 2.42m (12'11" x 7'11")

Entrance Hall: 2.46m x 1.72m (8'1" x 5'8")


Double Garage: 7.10m x 6.02m (23'4" x 19'9")


Mower/machinery Store: 3.69m x 3.66m (12'1" x 12'0")

Adjoining Covered Log Store: 3.53m x 1.21m (11'7" x 4'0")

Workshop/Store: 4.88m x 3.66m (16'0" x 12'0")

Storage Building: 5.90m x 3.43m (19'4" x 11'3")

Piggeries & Turnout Pens: 7.24m x 5.58m (23'9" x 18'4")


The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Water - Mains
Drainage - Mains
Electricity - Mains
Telephone & Broadband - BT connection
Heating - Oil-fired
Council Tax Band - Gwel Mor: E / An Skyber Barn: C

None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not. All figures are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract.

Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY.
Tel: 0300 1234 100.
South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 7WP.
Tel: 01392 4466888.
Western Power Distribution, Avonback, Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0TB.
Tel: 01179 332000.

Strictly by arrangement with D R Kivell & Partners. Tel: 01822 810810

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
13 April 2016


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Gwel Mor

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An Skyber

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