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The Old Signal House, 2 Penlee Point, Penlee

Sold STC £410,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hidden Gem in a unique position
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Sea and Coastal views
  • Numerous coastal walks
  • Close to Kingsand /Cawsand
  • Shared Roof Terrace
  • Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen
  • 3 Double bedrooms
  • En-Suite Shower Room
  • Cloakroom
  • Utility/Wet Room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Arguably one of the best and most unique locations in the Rame peninsula. BREATH-TAKING PANORAMIC SEA AND COASTAL VIEWS. This former period signal house is in lovely condition and is set in a rural and private location. A TRUE HIDDEN GEM. Three double bedrooms, Master en-suite, open plan sitting room with a multi fuel burner. Kitchen with integrated appliances, Utility room. Bathroom. The Balcony from the sitting room is the perfect place on which enjoy the evening sunset over the water. EPC Rating D.

Torpoint Ferry 9 miles, Plymouth City Centre 12 miles, Cawsand Beach 1 mile (distances approximate)

This secluded hidden gem is approached along a private roadway from the villages of Kingsand and Cawsand. The villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are situated within a Historic Conservation Area and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with unspoilt clean beaches. The former fishing villages have remained completely unspoilt with a maze of narrow streets and pretty cottages. This is a thriving community with excellent local pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, shops and churches.
The magnificent coastline of the Rame Peninsula and Mount Edgcumbe House and Park are all within easy walking distance. Also nearby are the renowned beaches of Whitsand Bay with its fine golden sand, excellent swimming and surfing facilities. The city of Plymouth is easily reached via the Torpoint Ferry or the Tamar Bridge. The Cremyll Ferry, a regular foot passenger service, runs from Plymouth to Mount Edgcumbe with a second ferry running during the summer months from the Barbican in Plymouth to Cawsand Beach.

The surrounding landscaped grounds of the Mount Edgecumbe Estate dates back to the 18th century when the Earls drive, that leads to the property was built to access the Peninsular of Penlee Point.

An 18th Century grotto was built into the hillside which is still preserved today. There is an Iron Age Fort and crumbling ruins of a Medieval Chapel on the Rame Peninsular and the area was all heavily defended during the Napoleonic wars.

The Old Signal House was formally a Trinity Houser Lighthouse Service signal station. Being built at the turn of the last century the building was originally used to house the families of staff manning the Eddystone Lighthouse, which is approximately 10 miles offshore.

The house was then used to house the controls for the lighthouse later when Eddystone was semi automated and was made available for conversion more recently when the lighthouse became fully automated. There is just so much history to research, we have just touched on it. There are many beautiful local moorings for boat owners and enthusiasts.
Enter via solid wooden door into
Three way chrome spotlights to ceiling. Coving to ceiling. Wall mounted consumer unit. Airing cupboard housing stainless steel water tank and timer. Solid Oak flooring. Doors to Family Bathroom, Bedrooms 1, 2 and 3 .Open through to Open Plan Sitting Room/ Kitchen.
Obscure wooden double glazed window to side aspect. White suite comprising low level W.C. flush. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over. Wall mounted Rainfall shower. Part tiled walls with attractive tiled inset. Chrome heated towel rail. Shaver point. Wall mounted mirror fronted cabinet. Tiled flooring. Extractor fan. Coving to ceiling.
Wooden double glazed window to side aspect, Deep wooden sill. Wall mounted radiator. Coving to ceiling. Deep wooden skirting boards. solid oak flooring.
Coving to ceiling. Fitted fan to ceiling. Wooden double glazed doors giving access to a private courtyard. Wooden slatted shutters. Display shelving, glazed block glass and with feature lighting overlooking wet room. Wall mounted radiator. T.V. ariel point. Fitted wardrobe with hanging and shelving space and box cupboards over. Solid Oak flooring.
Coving to ceiling. Fitted spotlights to ceiling. Part tiled walls with attractive mosaic tiled border. Suite comprises. Low level W.C. flush. Wash hand basin with mixer tap over. Wall mounted Rainfall shower. Extractor fan. Fitted mirror. Tiled flooring.
Wooden double glazed windows to rear aspect. Coving to ceiling. T.V. ariel point. Solid Oak flooring.
Duel aspect wooden double glazed French doors giving access to a lovely decked balcony with lighting, giving breathtaking panoramic sea and coastal views to Plymouth, Staddon heights, Dartmoor and beyond. Wooden slatted shutters. Wall mounted radiator. Storage cupboard with hanging space. Feature fireplace slate hearth, Brick surround and wooden mantle over. Inset cast iron multi fuel burners. T.V. Ariel point. Solid Oak flooring.

Fitted spotlights to ceiling. Coving to ceiling. Open display shelving with feature lighting overlooking the Hallway. Range of contemporary beige and cream fronted soft closing base and matching wall mounted units complimented by a black granite work surface with single sink drainer and swan mixer tap over. Perspex splashback. Integral NEG double electric oven and grill. NEFF Dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Island/Breakfast Bar with Aluminium work surface, 4 Ring Indesit electric hob and pop up extractor fan. Tiled flooring. Stairs and handrail leading down to
Wooden double glazed windows overlooking paved patio, sea, coastline and beyond. Coving to ceiling. Fitted spotlights to ceiling. Range of modern fitted base units complimented by a granite effect roll edge work surface. Perspex splashback. Single ceramic bowl sink with swan mixer tap over. Plumbing and space for washing machine, Space for fridge. Wall mounted radiator. Tiled flooring.
Frosted perspex shower screen. Wall mounted electric shower. Part tiled walls with attractive tiled border. Door to
Coving to ceiling. Fitted spotlights to ceiling. Part tiled walls with mosaic tiled border. Low level W.C. flush. Wash hand basin with mixer tap over. Wall mounted Rain shower. Extractor fan. Fitted mirror. Tiled flooring. Solid wooden door with fanlight window above giving access to paved patio.

The management company and annual communal cost of £1,000 is paid in two tranches, in April and in September. This is to cover the maintenance and upkeep of all communal areas, sewage plant servicing, the communal electricity bill and a sinking fund to cover the five-yearly exterior redecoration etc.
There is extensive parking space at the top of the walkway down to the property. This area also houses the bins for all the three apartments, each having its own space where the refuge collectors come on a weekly basis. The storage tanks for the oil fired central heating are also housed here, making it easy for deliveries, when necessary. To the far end of this area is the communal treatment plant for the sewerage waste. The property has a mains water supply and mains electricity.

Sharing the stepped walkway down from the parking area, The Old Signal House has its own private garden, as well as benefiting from the shared communal gardens. To the front of the house the private patio provides great space for al fresco dining. There is a private area to the side of the property where you can sit, relax and entertain guests .This area can also be accessed from the Master Bedroom.
Mains Electric, Water (metered), Oil Fired Heating.
Council Tax Band F.
Cornwall Council, Luxstowe House, Greenbank Road, Liskeard, PL14 3DZ. Telephone: 0300 1234 151.
PL10 1LB
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.
From the Torpoint Ferry follow the A374 to Antony. Take the B3247 to Millbrook and continue on to Kingsand/Cawsand. Continue down the hill towards Cawsand village, past New Road Close on the left and Cawsand Fort on your right hand side. You will then come to a triangle, turn left. As you proceed down to the village you will see a single track lane on your right hand side called Earls Drive, proceed down this lane half way you will see a No Entry sign. Proceed along the private driveway for approximately 1 mile taking the top track. You will then come to a garage and immediately before take the turning Right into the car park. After you leave the car park turn right and you will see steps on your left hand side signposted The Old Signal House. There are approximately 69 steps down to the old Signal House. Once at the bottom follow the gravel pathway and take the second gate and further steps down to number 2.
1. These particulars are for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property, but do not constitute part of an offer or contract.
2. Any description or information given should not be relied on as a statement or representation of fact that the property or its services are in good condition. Neither Alexander Lush, nor any of its employees, has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.
3. The photographs show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time they were taken. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only.
4. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any regulations or other consent has been obtained. These matters must be verified by any intending purchaser.
5. Descriptions of a property are inevitably subjective, and the descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact. If any points of particular importance need clarifying before viewing, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

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