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3 bedroom cottage for sale

Philleigh, St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall

Sold STC £419,950

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A quintessential and charming Grade II listed triple fronted semi-detached cottage, located in an historic picturesque village with the added benefit of a large paddock and gardens totalling circa 1.44 acres.

History: Philleigh and The Smithy 
Philleigh is a parish and village, being one of four in the Roseland Peninsula. It lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The road through Philleigh was the old coach road from Penzance to London and can be seen on maps dating back to as early as 1685. Philleigh's old name was Eglos Ros, meaning 'heath church', where archives date back to the 7th century. The parish church is dedicated to Saint Fili or Filius hence Philleigh. The church's font dates from the 13th century. The Roseland Inn, opposite The Smithy, dates back to the 16th century and had the reputation, as it does today, for the weary traveller for good food and ales, as well as a place to stay and tend to the horses where The Smithy with its neighbouring forge would have evolved. In later years, with the introduction of the motor vehicle, The Smithy became the local village Post Office, which one can still imagine today within the property's kitchen.

Formerly the village smithy, and in later years the village post office, this spacious 3 bedroom, 2 reception cottage has much of the original character remaining. This includes an inglenook fireplace in the lounge, flagstone slate floor to the wide hall, and sash and casement windows. One can imagine horses being led through the 6'8" wide hall to the rear courtyard and to be reined up on hooks connected to the property where a few remain today. Believed to date back to the 1700's, the cottage is full of rustic charm as well as providing spacious, light and airy family sized accommodation. After purchasing the cottage in 1992, a few years later our clients commissioned the roof to be replaced in reclaimed slate by a local roofing specialist. Although the cottage is perfectly liveable, it does require updating and modernisation, which is reflected in the realistic guide price. A rare attribute of the cottage, not withstanding its beautiful countryside...

The Accommodation comprises: 
Ground Floor: Reception Hall; Lounge; Dining Room; Utility Room; Kitchen. First Floor: Galleried Landing; 3 Bedrooms; Inner Landing; Bathroom; Separate WC. Outside: Paved Fore Garden; Rear Courtyard and Garden, Paddock. (Total about 1.44 acres)

Location summary (distances and times are approximate) 
King Harry Ferry 2 miles; Truro 7 miles (by ferry), 13 miles (not using the ferry); Falmouth 12 miles (via Ferry); St Mawes 6 miles; Pendower Beach 2.5 miles; Carne Beach 5 miles; Pasco's Boatyard, St Just in Roseland 4 miles; Newquay Airport 22 miles; Gerrans / Portscatho 5 miles; Veryan 4 miles; Tregony 6 miles.

Philleigh is renowned for its historic church and 16th century Roseland Inn. It is one of the prettiest country villages of the Roseland Peninsula, adjacent to the estuary of the River Fal, and stretching to Gerrans Bay in the East in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby villages of Gerrans, Portscatho and Veryan provide day-to-day shopping facilities and primary schooling. Excellent secondary education is available at Tregony. The well-known yachting centre of St Mawes offers access to some of the finest sailing waters in the United Kingdom of the Fal Estuary (Carrick Roads), Percuil River and Falmouth Bay. The cathedral city of Truro provides a first class selection of shopping, business and private schooling facilities. Truro College is forever growing for those looking for higher education, whilst Falmouth University at Tremough, is combined with the University of Exeter.

The rear gardens are accessed via the dining room and utility room. There is also a pedestrian right of way over next door's courtyard to the village road. The sunny south facing gardens have two patio private areas bordered by mature shrubs and flowers. One can see some of the old hooks in the walls of the cottage where farmers use to rein the horses to. A step leads to a slightly higher level where a useful timber shed is housed. A path leads through an opening to the large rear paddock which has outstanding and far reaching views over the neighbouring countryside. The paddock is bordered either by post and rail fence or Cornish wall.

Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Telephone and television points. Night storage heaters. Solid fuel range. Multi fuel burner in the lounge.

Energy performance certificate rating 
Due to the property being Grade II listed, it is exempt from this being a legal requirement of sale.

Council Tax Band ? E (£1866.86 pa 2016/17). 

Land Registry 
Registered title number (including the paddock) CL76618.

Important Notice 
Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.

The Smithy : A Brief Tour 
From the village road a pedestrian entrance leads to a good sized slate-paved fore garden with coalbunkers to one side where a stable door leads to the kitchen. The formal and wide timber entrance door leads to a 6'8" wide reception hall. This has a wider than normal staircase to the first floor, and a flagstone slate floor. Timber doors lead to the lounge, dining room and rear utility room. The main lounge is spacious with lots of light pouring in from its dual aspect windows. The front window has a seat. A focal point is the stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and a cast iron multi-fuel burner inset. The spacious dining room has a large window to the front, corner pantry cupboard, glazed door to the rear gardens, and a feature fireplace with a solid fuel range inset. To one side is a useful range of cupboards. An opening and step lead to a galley style kitchen with a U-shaped worktop surface and cupboards beneath. There are triple aspect windows and a...

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