A delightfully positioned cottage requiring refurbishment set privately on the bank of a small river on the outskirts of the charming village of Gweek.
Originally an estate workers cottage, Watergate is an attractive cottage which requires some refurbishment. It's location is idyllic, with no near neighbours, and bordered by a stream.
A traditional "2 up 2 down" cottage which has been enlarged by combining the lower rooms some time ago, creating an open plan kitchen/living area on the ground floor. A large fireplace is at one end, whilst the kitchen is at the other. There is a family bathroom with a utility area to the side of the house. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms both with windows to the front, south facing, elevation.
To the front of the house is a small courtyard garden with a gate to the lane. To the side, between the house and stream, there is off road parking for a number of cars.
Opposite the house, on the other side of the lane, a small gate leads into a large garden. Mainly lawned, and bordered by mature plants and trees to two sides, whist to the third (south facing side), the triangular garden overlooks agricultural fields. This is an area of peace and serenity, with the only sound being the river which runs along the eastern edge.
The old port of Gweek is located at the head of the Helford river and is the furthest navigable point on the tidal river. It has been a port since Roman times and was a thriving port in the Tudor period with all but the biggest sailing ships able to dock here. The decline of waterborne trade and the gradual silting up of the river during the late 19th century led to Gweek becoming a charming, riverside village with a pub a combined post office and shop and boatyard.
The market town of Helston is close by with day-to-day shopping needs, a local primary and secondary school and various leisure and recreational activities. The town of Falmouth with its superb sailing waters is located only 7 miles away, where there are excellent beaches, the National Maritime Museum, Marina and a wide range of shops. In recent years the town has become very cosmopolitan and benefits from a wealth of individual shops, excellent restaurants, bars, and also provides all main shopping needs.
The Cathedral City of Truro, which is approximately 19 miles distant, boasts comprehensive shopping and leisure amenities as well as the county's leading educational facilities. There is a rail link from Falmouth to Truro and a mainline station from Truro direct to London Paddington.
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