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7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Lizard

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • EPC - F - 34

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Large and elegant detached Victorian family home in need of modernisation and a series of works. Stunning panoramic and sea views situated in England's most southerly village. Adaptable three storey accommodation includes a possible seven bedrooms, two bathrooms (WC), two en-suites, three reception rooms and a near 40' sun room. A newly fitted kitchen/breakfast room with walk-in larder plus utility room will please most cooks whilst generous gardens will keep those with green fingers busy. On a quiet no through lane and just a short walk to the village centre, coves and beaches.

The Location - The Lizard Peninsula is known for its geology and rare plants, within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Lizard village itself is mainland Britain's most southerly village and walkers from all over the world come to enjoy the rugged cliffs where seals are regularly spotted enjoying the sun. A few hundred yards from Rocklands are lots of shops, post office, cafes, fish and chip shop and public houses. The Lizard Lighthouse was built at Lizard Point in 1752 and the RNLI operates The Lizard lifeboat station that has just a £11 million upgrade and on Tuesday evenings they carry out practice launches that are a real spectacle to see. There is a very good school nearby educating those from 2 - 11 years. For older children, schools at Mullion (5 miles) and Helston (11 miles) are a short bus journey and to finish their education, Exeter University has a campus at Tremough (19 miles) near Penryn. The county capital and hospital are at Truro which is just 27 miles away (there is a main line train straight to London from Truro).

The Property - A substantial and elegant detached Victorian house that once restored will be a special landmark home. Standing in its own gardens with stunning sea views. With a possible seven bedrooms plus two bathrooms, 2 en-suite shower rooms and two separate WC, this house will make a lovely stylish family home or even a 'work from home' business opportunity (guest house). To the front of the property is a forty foot long sun room that faces South and leads to a comfortable living room and a library. To the rear of the ground floor is a dining room and recently fitted kitchen/breakfast room. On the first floor you will find five bedrooms and two bathrooms whilst on the second floor, a further two bedrooms or an owners lounge looking out to sea. The entrance, hallway, staircase and landing areas are particularly spacious and reflective of the status of this fine home. Thankfully and unusually throughout the property there is a host of original features that have survived the years of modernisation and decoration, these include tiled fireplaces, tessellated floors, stripped floorboards throughout and stained glass windows. An oil fired boiler supplies hot water and heating via radiators in most rooms, while outside there is generous size garden to the rear and a smaller garden to the front that again has those sea views. To the side of the property there is parking for multiple vehicles.

Accommodation In Detail (All Measurements Are Appr - Entering through a pair of glazed French doors that open to a:

Sun Room - 11.89m 1.83m x 2.44m 3.05m (39' 6" x 8' 10") - This room has an impressive 120 square feet of windows looking out to sea and flooding light into the accommodation. There is an arch through to the library plus a patio door to the sitting room and a granite step leading to:

Vestibule - 2.44m 0.61m x 1.52m 1.52m (8' 2" x 5' 5") - With a tessellated floor that leads into:

Hall - 4.57m 2.74m x 1.83m 1.83m (15' 9" x 6' 6") - This centrally located thoroughfare has a continuation of the tessellated floor with doors off to the sitting room, library, kitchen / breakfast room and dining room. Turning stairs lead to the first and second floors allowing for a useful under stair cupboard.

Sitting Room - 4.27m 3.05m x 3.96m 1.52m (14' 10" x 13' 5") - Stripped pine floorboards and an original cast iron fireplace with rich glazed red tiled surround and hearth plus an 8'9'' high ceiling turn this comfortable, almost square room into something visually appealing.

Library - 4.70m x 4.17m (15'5 x 13'8) - Very similar to the sitting room including a cast iron fireplace, making this a very nice place to sit and a enjoy a good book.

Dining Room - 3.66m 1.83m x 3.05m 1.52m (12' 6" x 10' 5") - Window to the side, cast iron fireplace with aqua blue tiles and hearth. Three original built in cupboards.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 6.71m 0.00m x 3.05m 2.13m (22' 0" x 10' 7") - This rooms looks like it could be off the set of "Downton Abbey". On entering there is a breakfast area with tiled floor, an Aga and original cupboards, with a modern and recently fitted kitchen to the far corner. A range of base units with cream door and drawer fronts wrap around this area, all complimented by a real wood worktop and inset 1 1/2 ceramic sink. Built in fridge. Door to:

Larder - 3.05m 2.74m x 1.22m 2.44m (10' 9" x 4' 8") - Cold room that's large enough to walk in. Shelving and even the original meat hook on the ceiling.

Utility - 2.44m 2.74m x 1.83m 1.83m (8' 9" x 6' 6") - A really useful area, currently home to a washing machine and a Belfast sink. Door to rear garden and:

Boiler Room - Oil fired boiler supplying hot water and central heating via the radiators throughout the house. This room is also an ideal coat and welly-boot store as it's just by the rear door.

First Floor - A turning staircase with exposed wooden treads and art deco balustrades leads to the first floor, stopping to give access to a WC on the turn before carrying on up to the:

Landing - Centrally located with doors off to the 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms plus stairs to the second floor.

Bedroom One - 4.27m 2.74m x 3.66m 3.05m (14' 9" x 12' 10") - Stunning room with panoramic sea views from both windows to the front. Built in wardrobe. En suite shower room with WC, shower cubicle with electric shower.

Bedroom Two - 4.88m 0.91m x 3.05m 3.05m (16' 3" x 10' 10") - Window to the side with countryside views. Built in wardrobes. En suite, white WC and shower cubicle with electric shower.

Bedroom Three - 3.96m 0.30m x 3.66m 0.30m (13' 1" x 12' 1") - Window to the front with sea views and window to the side with far reaching countryside views.

Bedroom Four - 3.96m 1.52m x 2.74m 1.52m (13' 5" x 9' 5") - Window to the front with sea views.

Bathroom Five - 3.05m 2.44m x 3.05m 0.30m (10' 8" x 10' 1") - Window to the side with countryside views.

Bathroom One - 3.66m 2.74m x 3.05m 2.44m (12' 9" x 10' 8") - Dominated by a white roll top bath standing on silver clawed feet that sits in the middle of the room and is fed via free standing chrome antique effect floor mounted mixer taps with shower attachment. White WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Obscure window to the side. Large airing cupboard.

Bathroom Two - White three piece suite comprising modern bath with circular shower end. A plumbed antique effect chrome shower over, glass screen. WC and pedestal hand wash basin. Large chrome towel rail. Airing cupboard housing the hot water tank.

Stairs To The Second Floor -

Landing - Doors to viewing lounge / bedroom 6 and bedroom 7, under eaves storage cupboards.

Viewing Lounge / Bedroom Six - 6.10m 0.91m (reducing to 4.04m'') x 3.96m 1.22m (2 - Currently used as a viewing lounge due to the large window with panoramic sea and coastal views. Looking to the left you can see the Lizard lighthouse while in the other direction Lands End juts out into the sea like the bow of a large ship. A vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and a continuation of the wooden flooring make a charming and characterful room.

Bedroom Seven - 4.57m 3.35m x 3.66m 2.44m (15' 11" x 12' 8") - (there is a chimney breast in the room making a partition). Window looking over the rear garden, Lizard village and countryside. Door to:

Store Room - 2.74m 1.52m x 1.83m 0.61m (9' 5" x 6' 2") - Useful store with sloping roof.

Outside - The front drive is accessed via a pair of five bar wooden gates opening onto a long gravelled parking area able to fit 3+ vehicles and also gives access to the rear garden. A wrought iron gate leads to the grassed front garden with sub tropical planting and separated from the lane by a stone wall. The rear garden is private and secure, laid to lawn with a wild flower corner. The oil storage tank is in the far corner feeding the central heating boiler.

Agents Note - Likely works needed are a roof replacement within the next 5-10 years and damp treatment.

Directions - Heading from Helston on the A394 (then the A3083) you enter Lizard Village with a grass car park on your right. Opposite Beacon Terrace turn right in to Lantreath Lane and Rocklands can be found a few hundred yards on the right.

Are You Buying To Let? - The Mather Partnership has a dedicated team of lettings professionals with an established reputation and offer a wide range of options for the rental market. For a free, no obligation quote please call our office on 01326 565016 or - they would be delighted to hear from you.

Anti Money Laundering Regulations - Purchasers - It is a legal requirement that we receive verified ID from all buyers before a sale can be instructed. We ask for your cooperation on this matter to ensure there is no unnecessary delay in agreeing a sale. We will inform you of the process once your offer has been accepted.

Proof Of Finance - Purchasers - Before agreeing a sale, we will require proof of your financial ability to purchase. Again, we ask for your cooperation on this matter to avoid any unnecessary delays in agreeing a sale and we will inform you of what we require prior to agreeing a sale.

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15 November 2016

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