6 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Blazey, Par, Cornwall, PL24


Property Description

Key features

  • Large Victorian Gentleman's Residence
  • Impressive hall with carved turned staircase
  • Many original period features
  • Three reception rooms and snooker room
  • Bespoke handmade kitchen with separate utility room and cellar
  • Large master bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom
  • One bedroom suite with living room, bathroom and double bedroom
  • Four further en-suite bedrooms
  • Second floor one bedroom apartment
  • Large loft /studio space previously a second apartment and ground floor unconverted apartment

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This large Victorian gentleman's residence was built in the 1890s by John De-Cressy Treffry for his personal use and he later went on to become the High Sherriff of Cornwall. The estate originally extended to over 60 acres and included Penarwyn Woods. The house housed his family and full staff although most of the land has now been sold off. In the late 1930's the house was transferred back to the Treffry Estate before being sold on in 1945 to a Mrs Young who was an evacuee to the area in the war. She then ran the house as a hotel until selling to Mr Tourell an engineer in 1947 who moved his workforce to the area after the war. The property has since had two further owners who have used the property as a family home until the current vendors purchased the property. It has since been used as a luxury Bed & Breakfast with two residential apartments.

St Blazey is a large village approximately four miles outside of the larger town of St Austell and its large range of facilities. Within three miles is the Georgian harbour of Charlestown renowned for the tall ships that moor there and less than two miles to the world famous Eden Project. The curve of St Austell Bay with its many sandy beaches is a haven for water sports and family holidays. The area is also fantastic for walking and cycling with many woodlands and trails. Mainline railway stations at Par and St Austell give direct access to London Paddington. Newquay airport on the north coast is about half an hour away. The property is located just beyond Doubletrees school which is a specialist needs school.

This impressive period property retains many original features such as high ceilings and skirting boards, beautiful ceiling cornices, sash windows and wood panelling to the window returns and walls. The vendors have beautifully restored and replaced some elements such as some wood panelling and fireplaces however it is hard to distinguish the original from the new.

Double doors open to an entrance lobby with tiled floor and further double doors open to the impressive entrance hall which extends to over 15m long and has the original oak parquet flooring with mahogany banding. To the left is the dining room with box bay window with secondary double glazing. A door opens to an inner hall which has a cloakroom off with w.c. and wash hand basin.

From the dining room a jib door opens to the kitchen/breakfast room. This large room has a vaulted ceiling and has been fitted with bespoke hand-made kitchen units with matching dresser and shelving units and bamboo work surfaces incorporating a one and three quarter sink with mixer taps and water filter tap. There is space for a dishwasher and refrigerator and there is a large range cooker with four gas rings, an electric griddle and plate warmer, two ovens and grill.

Off the kitchen is the back hall with built in storage at the far end and door to the utility room. Here there are two large Megaflow hot water storage cylinders and two 30kw Baxi boilers which were replaced in April 2017. There is plumbing and space for a washing machine and gas tumble dryer and a door to an inner lobby with a door which leads down to the coal cellar and a further door to the back corridor and staircase which gives access to the two apartments.

On the other side of the main hall are three reception rooms. The lounge is double aspect and has a large black marble fireplace with slate hearth, brass fender and inset multi fuel Hunter 14 heater with back boiler. There are beautiful damask fabric panels inlaid to the wooden wall panelling, original oak parquet floor and door with carved wood panels, each in a different design. The drawing room has a fire place (currently unused) with a mahogany surround with Art Nouveau copper inlays and brass mantle supports and a cast iron inset fireplace with gas point. The walls are finished with William Morris wallpaper and there is an oak parquet floor. Two sets of French doors lead through to the covered veranda which has a sloping glass roof, sliding doors to the garden and mature Bougainvillea and Plumbago grow from the ground, planted before the veranda was enclosed. The snooker room has a bay window with secondary double glazing, wood panelling and parquet flooring to the centre of the room. The feature brick fireplace has an original tiled hearth and Edwardian mahogany fire surround with mantle and mirror over and there are two recesses with built in shelving with cupboards under.

On the half landing there are full height windows with secondary double glazing replica transfers to the top panes and the stairs return to the top hallway which mirrors the entrance hall. At the far end there is a recess with the original Butler sink from which the servants took water to the rooms and a large linen cupboard. A door opens part way down the hall to the back staircase and gives access to the self-contained apartments.

Each of the bedrooms is named on the first floor from when the house was used as a Bed and Breakfast with the exception of the large master bedroom suite. This beautiful room has dual aspect windows, built in shelving with cupboard under and a further built in cupboard with hanging rails. The large en-suite bathroom has a heart shaped Clearwater bath with central shower head taps, separate double shower cubicle, w.c., wash hand basin with over mantle shelving and mirror and an original tiled fireplace.

The Prideaux Room is another large room with a box bay window with secondary double glazing and original tiled fireplace with inset electric fire and shelved recess. The en-suite has a Clearwater slipper bath with shower head taps, corner shower, w.c. and wash hand basin.

The De Cressy Suite comprises a living room with two double glazed windows each with a window seat and an electric fire. The good sized double bedroom has a bay window with secondary double glazing and oak flooring to the bay and a fully tiled en-suite bathroom. This has a deco style Clearwater bath with central taps, separate shower cubicle with Victorian style shower head, w.c., wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

The Luxulyan Room is a single room which has an en suite shower room off. The Caerhays Room is a double bedroom also with an en-suite shower room. The Treffry Room is a double room which has a box bay window with secondary double glazing with a dressing room off and an en-suite with heart shaped Clearwater corner bath with shower head taps, w.c , separate shower cubicle and wash hand basin.

At the rear of the property a pedestrian gate opens to a level lawned garden area and there is a door which leads to an entrance porch. This is the access to the self-contained apartments. An inner hallway has a door to one side leading to the main residence and on the right hand side a door opens to the currently unconverted ground floor apartment/granny flat. This comprises a kitchen, bathroom, double bedroom and living room. The stairs then lead up to a first floor landing where there is a door to the top hall of the main residence and further stairs up to the second floor landing. Here there is a window to the rear and doors to cupboards housing the electric meters. A door opens to a walk in attic storage space with window at the far end and shelving to the sides.

One apartment is complete and ready to let out. It comprises an entrance hall with Velux window and built in storage cupboard. The bathroom has a panelled bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin. The kitchen is fitted with floor and wall cabinets and roll edge worktops incorporating a one and a half bowl sink unit and there is an integrated fridge and freezer and an electric cooker. Off the kitchen is a dining room which could be used as a second bedroom if required and the living room has a door leading through to the double bedroom.

The second apartment has been completely stripped back to a shell but previously comprised a lounge, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom.

The property is approached by driving past Doubletrees School and on to the private circular drive in front the house. The beautifully manicured private gardens extend to approximately three quarters of an acre. The central island is stocked with mature plants and has a lawn and pond in the middle. There is an open fronted car port to one side of the drive and a gravel footpath leads around the front of the property, past the veranda and around to a large seating area with pergola over. A couple of steps lead down to a level lawn and in the far corner there are steps which lead down to the lower garden area. Here there are the remains of a Victorian fernery and the base of a potting shed and raised vegetable plots. This could be a fantastic area for a buyer looking to have a productive working garden area in addition to the formal part of the grounds.

Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

Cornwall Council - Penarwyn House Band E; Apartment Band A.

Penarwyn House - D
Apartment - TBC
From Bodmin/Lostwithiel follow the A390 through St Blazey and over the railway line to the traffic lights. Go straight over the junction here and follow the road up the hill. Just after the brow of the hill the entrance to Doubletrees School will be seen on the left hand side. Turn down here, past the front of the school and the entrance to Penarwyn House will be seen in front of you.


Room One 
2.46m x 1.73m

Room Two 
3.53m x 1.75m



Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
5.92m x 4.83m

Utility Room 
4.24m x 3.05m

Storage Cupboard 

Drawing Room 
5.33m x 3.56m

Snooker Room 
5.92m x 4.93m

Covered Verandah 
5.33m x 1.9m


Master Bedroom 
6m x 4.78m

Prideaux Bedroom 
6m x 4.9m

Treery Bedroom 
4.27m x 3.76m

Caerhays Bedroom 
5.61m x 3.18m

Luxulyan Bedroom 
5.61m x 2.84m

En-suite Shower Room 


Living Room 
5.61m x 4.6m

En-suite Bathroom 


Attic Storage Area 
7.95m x 3m


Entrance Hall 

Sitting Room 
4.65m x 3.84m

4.9m x 3.84m

Dining Room 
3.96m x 2.51m

3.02m x 3m

3.02m x 2.31m

14.58m x 3.73m

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Added on Rightmove:
25 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Par (0.7 mi)
  • Luxulyan (2.9 mi)
  • St. Austell (3.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Par (0.7 mi)
  • Luxulyan (2.9 mi)
  • St. Austell (3.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Bodmin

53 Fore Street, Bodmin, PL31 2JB

01208 626000 Local call rate

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