A fine Regency town house, listed Grade II, situated in a remarkably well-preserved Georgian street within the Conservation Area, yet only a short distance from the city centre.
The property is a superb example of a Regency town house, dating from around 1818 and built by a John Chappel.
It is mainly stone built with stucco and colourwashed elevations under a pitched slate roof. The front faces south-east and is particularly fine with a central front door enclosed by a Tuscan portico and with canted bay windows to either side and a moulded cornice under the parapet.
Internally the rooms are of beautiful proportions and much of the period detailing remains intact.
Set well back from the street, a stone wall and high hedging provide both privacy and seclusion. A large forecourt provides ample area for parking. To the rear there is a delightful garden which is walled and terraced and well stocked with ornamental trees, shrubs and plants.
An inner entrance porch opens to a central hall with an attractive tiled floor and cornicing, leading to two similarly proportioned, fine reception rooms. Both rooms have shuttered bay windows to the front of the property and feature fireplaces, exposed timber floors and attractive cornicing on high ceilings.
The kitchen has been replaced and extended by the current owners, creating a charming room which overlooks the garden. An Aga has pride of place sitting at one end of the kitchen. A range of white, unfitted cabinetry with a chopping block style work surface supplements a large central island with brushed stainless steel worktop and inset sink. There is a good sized pantry. A slate tiled floor leads through to a breakfast room with room for a table and chairs adjacent to the French doors opening to the rear garden. There is a useful utility room formed from a previous small garage to the side of the house accessible from the kitchen.
Finally on the ground floor, at the other end of the hall is a small snug and office.
A very attractive wide staircase with large arched window over leads up to three double bedrooms and a large single room. The master bedroom has an attractive modern en-suite shower room, whilst the family bathroom is beautiful with a centrally located roll top bath on a slate floor, a walk-in shower and large contemporary sink. An exposed stone wall is an attractive feature.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
A private drive leads off Lemon Street in to a forecourt set behind a high wall. There is ample parking for a number of cars. To the side of the house there is an adjoining garage which is now used as a workshop and utility room.
To the rear of the house, low stone walls with built in seating terrace the lawned garden. There is a decked patio directly outside the kitchen, with a second seating area set higher up on one of the terraces offering fine views of Truro's cathedral.
Lemon Lodge is situated towards the southern end of Lemon Street, a broad and elegant thoroughfare which is lined with fine, predominantly Georgian houses built at a time when mining fortunes brought great prosperity to the area. It has been described as the "best Georgian street west of Bath". Truro remains a prosperous Cathedral city, home to the County Council, District Council, Crown Court, Regional Hospital etc. The range of shops is extremely comprehensive and the best in the county with a large number of national retailers represented. Nevertheless there remains a strong local presence with numerous specialist shops, some of which have been in the same family for generations, lining the alleyways and cobbled streets. The city caters for the most discerning shoppers with historic buildings interspersed with beautifully maintained public parks and gardens.
Truro is set in a valley amidst beautiful unspoiled countryside at the head of the Truro River, which leads into the Carrick Roads and on into the Fal Estuary. The Cathedral spires rise up 200 feet and are a landmark on all the approach roads.
Other Cornish towns are readily accessible including St Austell (14 miles), Bodmin (24 miles), Newquay (15 miles) and Penzance (25 miles).
Within easy reach are beaches on both coastlines and there is excellent sailing to be enjoyed in the waters of the Carrick Roads or on the numerous small creeks leading off for those who prefer to potter quietly. Golf courses are at Treliske (1 mile), Killiow (2 miles), Falmouth (9 miles) or Tehidy (10 miles) and there are various fine gardens in the locality including Trelissick, Trewithen, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Eden. The immediate area also offers a choice of public and private sector schooling.
The A30 is about six miles away and is dual carriageway for most of its length to the junction with the M5 at Exeter (88 miles). There is a mainline railway station providing a first class service to London Paddington with the early train taking a little over four and a quarter hours. Regular scheduled flights operate from Newquay airport (20 miles) to Gatwick with flight times of around one hour.
SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND BROADBAND
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are all connected to the property.Domestic hot water and central heating are supplied by a gas-fired central heating boiler. The property is rated G for Council Tax purposes. High Speed fibre broadband is available at the property according to BT.