Beautiful and historically important period Manor house and cottages in a little known idyllic sylvan area of Cornwall.
IN THE OWNER'S WORDS
"Despite living in Cornwall all our lives, we were unaware of the hamlet of Prideaux until introduced to the manor by Humberts.
We both enjoy the location giving us peace and tranquillity in the country yet shopping, GP's, transport, fuel etc are all within a five minute drive.
Nothing beats the sunrise on a clear day listening to the blackbirds and woodpeckers in the garden.
We find Prideaux an ideal base for travelling to the south coast to visit Fowey, Mevagissey and Charlestown and also Padstow and Newquay on the north coast. The Eden project and the scenic Luxulyan valley are both an easy walk away.
The garden is everychanging and we enjoy all the seasons here, particularly during Christmas with the aga in the kitchen and the logburner in the lounge."
The manor and lands of Luxulyan were given by William the Conqueror in 1066 to Pagan de Prideaux, of Prideaux in Normandy as a reward for his active service during the battle of Hastings. The first Prideaux Manor was built around 1080. It was a fairly small affair which served the family for 8 generations. The property was believed to have then been refurbished by the Hearle family in the 13th century, their coat of arms is still prominent over the entrance porch today.
Set at the end of a long private driveway the Manor House is a 2 bedroom property with an adjoining 2 bedroom, two storey wing or annexe, which the current owners let out as a holiday let. Across the cobbled courtyard is the Linney which provides an additional 2 bedroom holiday letting cottage.
Set within beautifully tended grounds of approximately 4 acres. The ruins of an old granite "Saw Pit" sit at the entrance of the drive. This old building is a good size and would potentially offer the ability to convert into an additional residence (subject to obtaining the appropriate planning permissions). The drive then leads down through a bluebell filled wood onwards to the Old Manor. A cobbled courtyard in front of the property offers ample parking.
A beautiful south facing lawn stretches out in front of the property and to the eastern side is an ornamental pond with a sheltered summer house overlooking it. The gardens are a delight and a testament to the owner. Mature planting borders the grounds and there would be ample space for a small paddock should it be required.
A distinguished entrance through a heavy, period wooden door leads in to a porch with granite flagstone floor. A glazed door opens into a double height dining hall with a vaulted ceiling and a spiral staircase leading upstairs.
To the right, there is a charming sitting room with dual aspect, granite mullioned windows overlooking the garden whilst looking inwards an open granite fireplace with a slate hearth houses a new (2015) wood burning stove. An exposed granite wall is an attractive feature.
To the opposite side of the house is a very attractive modern kitchen with an electric Aga having pride of place. Fitted by Heath Everett, a range of modern cabinets wrap to three sides and include an integrated dishwasher, double fridge, Bosch microwave and composite sink. A central island with cabinets below has a breakfast bar, a preparation sink and a granite counter top which matches the rest of the work surfaces.
Adjoining the kitchen is a useful utility room with a door leading out to the courtyard and another which leads in to the annexe.
Between the kitchen and dining hall is a small inner room which leads to a cloakroom.
Upstairs there is a landing with balcony overlooking the dining hall. On either side is a bedroom. One bedroom is a double with en-suite shower room with a skylight, whilst the other larger room has a south facing window and an east facing full height (locked) glazed door. Each bedroom has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. There is a family bathroom with a clawfoot bath and dormer south facing window.
The adjoining annexe has it's own entrance to the side of the house and is "reverse accommodation". An outside granite staircase leads up to the door which opens in to an open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room. A vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and leaded, dormer windows give the room character. From this room there is a family bathroom and a double bedroom. A staircase leads down to a second double bedroom with an en-suite shower room. This room has the adjoining, inner door leading back to the main house.
At right angles to the Manor house is the Linney. Originally converted some time ago and then re-furbished, extended and re-wired and plumbed by the current owners, this is a well regarded and popular holiday let. Granite stairs lead up to a timber stable door which opens in to a kitchen/dining room. From here there is a double bedroom with velux windows. Care was taken in the conversion to preserve a double height window, so the kitchen has a balcony with a staircase leading down to a double height sitting room on the ground floor. There is a family shower room and double bedroom on this floor as well.
The current owners have been running a successful holiday letting business from the property with the two, two bedroom properties, while they live in the main Manor House.
The hamlet of Prideaux is little known, despite its beauty. It sits within the Sylvan Luxulyan Valley amongst a handful of properties.
Prideaux's central location offers great convenience to the owners and their guests. The internationally renowned Eden project is within a mile, Lanhydrock House and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are easily accessible as are the south and north coast beaches. Beautiful Cornish villages and towns such as Charlestown with it's pictresque harbour, fishing villiages of Polperro and Mevagissey and the deep sailing waters of Fowey are all within easy reach.
Nearby amenities can be found in St. Blazey and St. Austell, including schools, shopping, supermarkets, a leisure centre, parks and a mainline rail station.