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Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11

Key features

  • Beautiful home with period features
  • Five bedroom main house and two bed cottage
  • Stunning sea views
  • Private path to a private secluded beach at bottom of the garden
  • Five Bedrooms, four with en suite
  • Large kitchen, breakfast room and utility / boot room
  • Option of self contained wing
  • Private path to a private secluded beach at bottom of the garden
  • Beautiful outside entertaining space and gardens
  • EPC Rating = C

Property description

An exceptional five bedroom main house and two bed cottage in a commanding cliff top position with unbeatable sea views and its own beach.


Downderry Lodge is an exceptional detached property built around 1890. Set over three floors, the rooms take advantage of the outstanding sea and woodland views. This beautiful home was originally used as a seaside retreat for the Port Eliot Estate and was the summer residence of the Earl of St. Germans. There is a private pathway leading from the garden down to the secluded beach below. The pedestrian gate from the garden gives access to the South West Coast path.

There are two elegant reception rooms and a large kitchen/breakfast room with separate utility/ boot room downstairs. The first floor is arranged as the principal suite. This includes an extremely generous bedroom with fitted wardrobes and door to balcony with ocean views , en- suite bathroom, a library guest bedroom , and dressing room incorporating bespoke joinery. The second floor contains two double en suite bedrooms, a family bathroom, and a 3 x bed family bedroom.

Ground Floor
Kitchen - A slate tiled terrace and ornate wisteria clad loggia runs the entire facade of the building. The front door leads into the spacious reception hall. With archway through to the kitchen/ dining area on right. This is fitted with beautiful bespoke oak cabinets, dressers and shelving and pink granite worktops. The integrated appliances include a four oven oil fired aga, four ring Miele electric hob with microwave /oven, dishwasher, and American Fridge/freezer providing filtered water- the oak island incorporates cupboards providing ample storage. Underneath a window to the East is a stainless steel sink and drainer with waste disposal system fitted. Th original large sash window with fitted bench seating to the front overlooks the gardens and out to sea and has space for table and chairs. At the rear of the kitchen is a door to the utility/boot room, a large quarry tiled room with windows to the side and rear of the property. There is a Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and ample cupboards with a granite worktop. A stable door leads to the back courtyard and there is a door through to the back of the reception hall.

Dining room
From the reception hall an arch leads left to the dining room with an original stone fireplace and two large sash windows, both fitted with window seats which capture the sea views. The rear area has a raised floor which accommodates the large dining table while the lower end has a good sized seating area for coffee table and sofa(s) .

Drawing room
Leading through to the large elegant drawing room which has a magnificent double height ceiling, wooden floor, and original characterful stone fireplace accommodating a large wood burner. As well a secondary front door there Is a glazed alcove with French doors exiting to the front loggia which at present accommodates a coffee table and seating for 2 persons. It has delightful views of the garden and bay beyond. The whole area is well soundproofed in the event it is used as a independent wing. It has a small fitted kitchen and recently installed shower room with sink/wc..

First floor
The staircase ascends from the reception hall. Halfway up is an original arts and crafts stained glass window allowing light to the 1st floor landing.

Principal bedroom suite
A unique carved door leads to the principal bedroom. Large bright room with French doors onto a pretty balcony giving a phenomenal sea vista. There is an original slate fireplace at one end and a useful built in wardrobe at the other. There are two concealed radiators and a wooden boarded floor. An archway leads through to the magnificent bespoke oak bathroom, complete with roll top bath, walk in shower, w/c and sink. A matching carved door leads through to landing extension where there are two storage cupboards one containing the consumer units. A third carved door leads to the library/ second bedroom

Library/second bedroom
This room has a matching slate fireplace and wooden floor. There is an outstanding se view here
and useful oak shelving. An archway doorway leads through to a dressing room with bespoke fitted oak cupboards and window to rear facing the private woodland .

Loft Room
The very spacious beamed loft area above the drawing room could be accessed from here with minor building works. It has the best view of the whole bay and incorporates the original 19 century beams
with good height ceiling. It can be accessed at present through a hatch from the west wing drawing room. There are plans drawn up by a structural engineer which are readily available.

Second floor
From the first floor landing another staircase leads to the second floor- there is a loft ladder to the secondary large storage loft

West Bedroom
To the right is the west bedroom with sash bonnet window overlooking the grounds and bay.
Plenty of space for a super king bed and writing desk.
There is a fit wardrobe and to the north is an en suite bathroom with vintage bath , w/c, and basin. It has a large velux window overlooking the woodland.

Family bathroom
Next-door is the food sized family bathroom with shower, wc, basin and bonnet window overlooking sea/grounds.

North bedroom
On the other side of corridor is the north bedroom. At present it contains three beds and has been used as a children’s bedroom. It has a velux and one end, a double fitted wardrobe, and a second sash window overlooking the woodland.

East bedroom
The East bedroom also has plenty space for a super king bed and writing desk etc. It has fitted wardrobe and an en suite shower, wc, basin. There is a bonnet, sash window facing the bay/grounds.

The Boathouse - The boathouse is a contemporary studio that lies adjacent to Downderry Lodge House, enjoying southerly views over its mature garden setting with its distinctive coastal Monterey Pines and the rugged coastline beyond. This recently completed building renovation references Cornwall's many boat houses and sail lofts and is one of Cornwall's most valuable holiday lets which offers open plan living in two light and airy reception spaces and two spacious double bedrooms above. A kitchen/dining area is accessed via a full room height glazed door, maximising on the property's coastal position. The stylish fitted kitchen and breakfast bar offers a range of fitted appliances and units with space for a breakfast bar and dining table.

This rooms leads into a feature stone hall with a small shower room and a coat hanging space.

An internal glass sliding door opens onto the lounge area with a wood burning stove providing a warm focal point to this cosy, colourful space. Again a large glazed door in the southerly elevation frames fantastic views to the bay.

An oak, turning staircase leads up to two double bedrooms built into the pitched roof space creating characterful and light rooms.

From the easterly bedroom, a double glass French door opens up onto a glazed, Juliette balcony.

The westerly bedroom has side French doors that open up onto an elevated garden terrace with railings. This terrace is currently used for a jacuzzi from where you can enjoy the sun for most of the day.

Outside, the contemporary stone building has a separate entrance drive and parking court with terraced gardens enclosed by mature shrubs and trees. The property benefits from an acre of sloped woodland behind the property and a rectangle of bank at the front, down to its own section of private beach.

Agent Note-

- Aerial image taken over 6 months ago


Downderry Lodge is an exceptional detached property, one of Cornwalls most sought after cliff top residences. It has a commanding position with glorious views of the everchanging seascape.

(All distances are approximate and in miles)
Downderry is a coastal village in southeast Cornwall, situated 12 miles west of Plymouth and one mile east of Seaton. It has a long beach of light shingle and lots of smaller beaches with views of Looe Island and Rame Head. There is a thriving community within the village, which boasts a church, shop with post office within, a pub, restaurant and coffee shop. There is also a primary school. Unspoilt, Downderry is close to the pretty seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand and nearby is the historic house and parkland of Mount Edgecombe.
A more comprehensive range of shopping, leisure and educational facilities can be found in Plymouth or Liskeard. There is easy access onto the M5 at Exeter and the mainline station of St Germans has a regular service to London Paddington.

Square Footage: 4,493 sq ft


From Downderry village centre proceed east on the B3247 out of the town. Once on the very outskirts of the village as the road doglegs left up the Tregunnus Lanel, the driveway is on your right.

Beach & local amenities - 0.3; Looe - 5; Plymouth - 18; Fowey - 19; Tavistock - 23; Cornwall Airport (Newquay) - 37; Truro - 45; Exeter International Airport - 63
(All distances are approximate and in miles)

Additional Info

Services - Private Water, Private Drainage (septic tank) & Mains Electricity

Heating: Oil fired Central Heating, wood burner.

Broadband: Superfast

Tenure - Freehold

Viewings - Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

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Band: H

Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • St. Germans Station3.1 miles
  • Looe Station4.3 miles
  • Sandplace Station5.0 miles
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