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3 bedroom cottage for sale

St. Agnes

Sold STC £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wheal Rock - 2 Bedrooms
  • The Retreat - 1 Bedroom
  • Both Self Contained
  • Quiet Tucked Away Position
  • Close Village Centre
  • Large Gardens and Woodland
  • Garage and Parking
  • Over 0.4 of an Acre

Full description

Two adjoining historic cottages, renovated in recent years following a major fire. Wheal Rock - two bedrooms, bathroom, two receptions, kitchen and cloakroom. The Retreat - one bedroom,
shower room, sitting room and kitchen. Detached garage and large overgrown gardens.
Over 0.4 of an acre in extent.

General Remarks And Location - It is a complete surprise to find a property like this in such a large parcel of land so close to the very heart of St. Agnes. Wheal Rock and The Retreat are at the end of a narrow lane at West Kitty which is literally yards from the Churchtown area of the village. The cottages are believed to have been connected with the mining history of the area and there are suggestions that they were formerly part of a smithy. A massive stone chimney stack at the western end of Wheal Rock maybe evidence to this use and also signifies the age of the property. Having been in the same family ownership for over sixty years the availability of the property to the market is a rare opportunity.

For many years the cottages have been occupied as one dwelling by virtue of an internal connecting door on the ground floor. Otherwise they are totally self contained and can be occupied independently giving scope for holiday letting or perhaps someone with a dependent relative.

St. Agnes has long become a favourite "hot spot" of Cornwall, not surprising because of its position on the north Cornish coast, its homely village atmosphere combined with its easy commuting distance to Truro. It is a thriving community offering a wide range of facilities including shops, post office, church, pubs and primary school as well as a selection of restaurants/cafes and hotels. Many of the facilities are within walking distance and due to the village having easy access to the main A30 it is a much coveted location. There are beaches at nearby Trevaunance Cove and Chapel Porth and the coastal walks in the area are significant with much of the cliff land owned and protected by the National Trust. St. Agnes is a world heritage site and is in an area designated as being of outstanding natural beauty.

The Cottages - The Cottages are obviously of considerable age and substantially built in stone under a recently renewed natural slate roof. They were the subject of a major fire a few years ago and both cottages have been fully renovated and restored to include complete replastering, plumbing, wiring and internal fittings. Windows have been replaced in traditional sash form to preserve their character but are double glazed for higher efficiency. Heating is provided by an array of electric storage and panel radiators, there is an open fireplace in Wheal Rock and a multi fuel stove in The Retreat. In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):

"Wheal Rock" - Ground Floor

Front Entrance - Opening into:-

Dining Room - 4.88m x 3.89m overall (16' x 12'9" overall ) - With stable type entrance door, stairs to the first floor with cupboard below, beamed ceiling and electric storage radiator.

Sitting Room - 4.52m x 3.89m (14'10" x 12'9") - With two windows to the front elevation and a smaller window to the rear. The room focuses to an open grate with timber surround and tiled inset, beamed ceiling and electric storage heater.

Cloakroom/Utility - With wash hand basin and w.c. Electric panel heater, extractor fan and inset ceiling lighting. Plumbing facility for a shower.

Kitchen - 3.89m x 1.88m (12'9" x 6'2") - With a range of base cupboards, work surface area with sink and drainer inset and open shelving. Electric cooker with hood above.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 - 4.50m x 3.96m to back of wardrobes (14'9" x 13' to - Fitted with a range of wardrobes along one wall with internal hanging rails.

Bedroom 2 - 3.96m x 2.82m (13' x 9'3") - With built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and cupboard containing Mega flow indirect hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater.

Bathroom - With disabled bath, wash hand basin and w.c. Heated towel rail, mirror and courtesy light with shaver point.

"The Retreat" - Ground Floor

Front Entrance - Opening into:-

Sitting Room - 4.65m x 3.35m (15'3" x 11') - Focusing to a deep open fireplace fitted with multi fuel stove. Beamed ceiling, stairs to the first floor and electric storage heater.

Kitchen - 3.35m x 1.63m (11' x 5'4" ) - With base unit, work surface area with sink and drainer inset. Space for cooker and refrigerator, electric panel radiator and plumbing for washing machine. Rear entrance door.

First Floor

Bedroom - 4.72m x 3.43m (15'6" x 11'3") - With access through to:-

Shower Room - With shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Electric panel heater, fitted shelving and shaver socket.

Outside - Integral with "The Retreat" but approached from outside there is a STORE ROOM 9'6" x 5'3" with Mega Flow Heat Rae Sadia hot water heater cylinder. Light and power are connected.

Adjoining Wheal Rock there is a lean to STORE SHED. Outside cold water tap.

The entrance lane leading up to the property widens to a parking area and this in turn gives access to a detached GARAGE 18'3 x 10'8. Metal up and over garage door, light and power and side pedestrian door.

The GARDENS AND LAND forming Wheal Rock and The Retreat are completely overgrown and have not been tended for several years. There are however many mature shrubs and trees, notably Bottle Brush, Hydrangeas and Camellias and it is believed the front garden includes a landscaped Italianate area which is now hard to recognise. Some huge pines at the rear have been felled to provide better light and space but there is still an area of woodland in the far south western corner and the remains of old sheds.

Planning And Development - There is obviously scope and space for additional development within the grounds of the property but no enquiries have been made with the local planning authority and hence no definitive statement in this respect is being made by the vendors or the agents. Access will undoubtedly be a limiting factor.

Services - Mains water and electricity are connected. Drainage is to a private system. N.B. The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.

Viewing - Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.

Directions - From the Churchtown area of St. Agnes (part of a one way system through the village), take the left turning just past the St. Agnes hotel into Trevaunance Road. After just a few yards bear left again into the lane indicated West Kitty and after a relatively short distance bear right along a narrow unmade lane (which is not signposted). Wheal Rock and The Retreat are at the end of this lane.

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14 July 2017


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