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Torpoint, Cornwall

Key features

  • Exceptional position in the Rame Peninsula with estuary views
  • Substantial and characterful accommodation extending to more than 6,725 sq ft
  • Detached Coach House providing flexible accommodation
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Beautiful gardens and grounds extending to 35.49 acres

Property description

Trethill House is an exceptional Grade II Listed country house nestled in enchanting grounds of approximately 35.49 acres in the idyllic Cornwall countryside. The property built in 1840 is the work of George Wightwick and it is remarkable that the house and stables remain essentially as he designed them with all their detail intact. George Wightwick learned his trade working with Sir John Soane and his original designs including cornices and plasterwork can be viewed today in the RIBA archive at the Victoria and Albert museum. Trethill estate is first referred to in the Glebe Terrier in 1602 and came into the ownership of Captain Samuel Wallis in 1791 who circumnavigated the globe and discovered Tahiti as well as many other islands. The property offers elegant and substantial accommodation extending to more than 6,700 sq ft with a wealth of characterful features including high ceilings, large sash windows, impressive original fireplaces and flooring and intricate, ornate mouldings and cornicing. The property benefits from a detached Coach House offering equestrian facilities and further beautifully appointed accommodation as well as providing opportunities for multi-general living, guest accommodation or income potential subject to the necessary consents.

The welcoming entrance hall leads through to the property’s five ground-floor reception rooms. The drawing room and formal dining room both feature impressive original fireplaces and enjoy far reaching views over the property’s grounds, with the drawing room also benefitting from a dual-aspect through a bay window and a large sash window providing a wealth of natural light. Further welcoming reception space can be found in the sitting room and the impressive library, while there is also a useful study. The kitchen and breakfast room provide plenty of storage in units to base and wall level, an Aga, modern integrated appliances and space for a large breakfast table. The adjoining pantry, store and utility provide further generous space for storage and appliances. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a useful cloakroom. from a substantial cellar that has opportunities for development into further accommodation if required. Currently it is used for storage of wine, coal and logs as well as having a considerable capacity for storing water which can be used for the garden and swimming pool. There is another very substantial reservoir under the stable yard.

Two staircases lead to the first floor accommodation where there are six well-appointed double bedrooms with one of the bedrooms currently set up as an additional office space. The generous principal bedroom benefits from a large en suite, plenty of natural light and a balcony that provides a wonderful vantage point to admire the views. The first floor is serviced by three family bathrooms with one featuring a freestanding roll top bath tub and a separate shower unit.

The Coach House
The detached Coach House provides attractive
accommodation with a self-contained apartment
on the first floor which comprises a large sitting
room with sky lights above, a fully-equipped
kitchen, one bedroom with en suite, one further
bedroom and a family bathroom. The Coach
House provides flexible accommodation options
and opportunities for income potential subject to
the necessary consents. On the ground floor of
The Coach House there is a double garage and
equestrian facilities that include a saddle room,
tack room and four stables.

Tenure: Freehold
Local Authority: Cornwall County Council
Council Tax: Trethill House Band H Coach House: Band A
Services: Mains water and electricity and private drainage which we understand may not comply with current regulations. Further information is being sought. Oil-fired central heating. Private water supply (via well) to the swimming pool and garden
Wayleaves and Easements: The property is sold subject to any wayleaves or easements, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
Guide Price: £3,000,000

Trethill House sits in a secluded and elevated position, surrounded by its extensive grounds of approximately 35.49 acres with exceptional views over the countryside and out to the estuary. The grounds include beautiful landscaped gardens, rolling meadows and lawns, mature woodland, an outdoor heated swimming pool, sun room, garden sheds, a vegetable garden, several streams and waterfalls and several paddocks providing ideal space for exercising horses or for grazing animals. The property benefits from the exceptionally temperate micro-climate of the Rame Peninsular, with an average rainfall of 35-40”, which encourages the wonderful collection of camellia, magnolia, michaelia and rhododendron, many well established, as well as the spectacular display of wild English bluebells in the woods. A driveway leads to the front of the property where there is ample parking space for numerous vehicles, with further secure parking found in the integrated garage in The Coach House.

Trethill house is a charming Grade II listed house in the parish of Sheviock which is in an Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. The parish is nestled in the Cornish countryside not far from the Devon/Cornwall border and spreads across the neck of the Rame Peninsula between the sea and the Lynher River. The Lynher River flows through the county and enters the River Tamar which in turns flows into the Plymouth Sound. The area is particularly attractive to those who enjoy the outdoors and includes stretches of Whitsand beaches within striking distance from the property, Whitsand Bay links golf course with its challenging holes overlooking the Atlantic coastline and the nearby Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, an 800 acre area of coastal woodland and open hillsides. In nearby Crafthole, there is a community shop, Post Office, restaurant and the Finnygook Inn which serves locally sourced produce and ale. While the village of Portwrinkle is also close by and has small harbour with two beaches and a beach café serving traditional Cornish food. The historic naval port of Plymouth is 8 miles away via the Torpoint ferry and offers extensive cultural, recreational and educational facilities including three theatres, Drakes Circus shopping centre, many sporting facilities and a fine university. The Barbican area has retail art galleries, numerous bars and eating places including the Barbican Kitchen. Local schooling is also extensive with a good number of schools in the area, most notably Plymouth Independent College.

Road and rail links are excellent with regular services to London Paddington (from 3 hours 37 minutes) directly from St Germans station which is roughly a 10 minute drive away. The A38 dual carriage road is 5.5 miles to the north and provides a quick route to Exeter and the motorway network. Exeter Airport is to the north of Exeter and has regular direct flights to Europe and the rest of the UK.



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Band: H

Torpoint, Cornwall


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • St. Germans Station2.2 miles
  • Saltash Station4.4 miles
  • Keyham Station4.9 miles
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Strutt & Parker, National Country House Department

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