Large period home within the historic village of Charlestown. Currently used as a B&B, the property offers sufficient accommodation to create an independent annexe in addition to the four bedroom family home.
IN THE OWNER'S WORDS
"It was the light and the openness of the house which made us love it as soon as we saw it. It felt like a happy family home and it has been. The nearest school is Ofsted rated outstanding. A lovely community and being able to walk to the beach is a real privilege."
This house is deceptive. From the front it appears to be a 2 storey Victorian property, however to the rear, the lower ground floor offers additional living space or a possible annexe.
An interlocking brick path leads through the walled front garden to the front door. Opening in to a reception hall which in turn leads to the inner hall. To the left hand side is a large, triple aspect sitting/dining room. Likely having been two rooms in the past, this is now a large single room with a bay window to the front. The property has a number of period features including picture rails, ceiling roses, decorative coving traditional skirting and Victorian fireplaces.
To the opposite side of the hall is a good sized dining room with a bay window. The kitchen to the rear of the house overlooks the garden. A range of matching white cabinets wrap to three sides offering ample preparation space on the worktop. There is an integral gas hob with extractor over, a 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink, room for a free standing fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A breakfast peninsula below the window negates the need for a kitchen table.
Heading upstairs, a large picture window with stained glass inserts flood light on to the landing. There are three double bedrooms and a single. A family bathroom contains a w/c, pedestal sink, bidet and bath with shower over. There is also a separate shower room with w/c and sink.
A lower ground floor has a large reception room which runs the full width of the house. Due to its position, this room only has a small window however it would work well as a media room, play room or as storage should it not be needed as a reception room. There is a kitchenette outside this room with the same cabinets as the kitchen upstairs. This has an electric oven and hob, stainless steel sink and space for an under counter fridge/freezer. A glazed stable door leads out to the rear garden. There is also a large utility room on this floor and a shower room.
Outside a private drive leads past the house, under a covered car port to a detached double garage at the rear of the garden. There is additional gravelled parking and turning area here. Steps lead up from the level lawned garden to a raised deck to the rear of the kitchen. To the front of the house is an attractively planted garden with a stone wall defining the boundary.
Charlestown Founded in the late 1700s, was planned by the local landowner Charles Rashleigh, whom the village was named after, for the export of copper and china clay and became a small but very busy port.
The success of the port provided the village work and housing for local people with hand in hand industries such as boat building, rope and net making, lime burning and pilchard curing. *The Charlestown Estate bell was used to summon workers and to announce the arrival and departure of ships to and from the harbour. The bell was last running in 1938 and went missing for many years, but was found in Old Mill House at the top of Charlestown Road.
Largely unspoiled by modern development, the harbour is lined by pretty colour-washed cottages Even today it is still a working harbour for local fishermen as well as providing a safe haven for a famous collection of old ships. This picturesque and characterful village has attracted many film projects, the latest of which is the remake of the renowned Poldark series based on the books by Cornish Author Winston Graham.
The nearby town of St Austell offers numerous shops, supermarkets and a leisure centre, plus a mainline railway station to London Paddington. The attractive coastal town of Fowey just 7½ miles distant has a range of shops, restaurants and bars and excellent sailing facilities.
The property is connected to mains gas, water and drainage. Telephone is connected and we understand superfast broadband is available (as per BT's website). Council Tax is Band F. Charlestown is designated as a conservation area.
From the A390 through St. Austell, follow the signs for Charlestown Harbour. Approximately half a mile down Charlestown Road the property will be found on the right hand side.