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A fine Georgian non-listed residence set in beautiful gardens in an elevated position with delightful rural and distant sea views.
In the Owner's Words
"From the moment we saw Menacuddle House from the driveway entrance, we loved the imposing view of the house. Taking into consideration, it was within walking distance to the town centre, and its position on the hillside provided us with stunning views from the patio over the town and adjoining Countryside, livestock was grazing in the fields, beyond which was the Sea so blue. We thought it has it all, what a wonderful place to live, and so convenient for daily needs, we were right. Over the past 22 years we have enjoyed watching lambs playing in the fields each Spring, witnessing the colours of the changing seasons and the wonderful sunsets over the sea. Sadly, it is time for us to move closer to family but leave with fond memories to treasure."
Menacuddle House is superbly positioned being within easy reach of the town centre of St. Austell, yet quietly located on a low traffic lane with fine broad reaching views over the town to St. Austell Bay. The home is a comfortable family property with good sized rooms and attractive gardens. It could also make an elegant guest house. A gravelled drive leads between granite gate posts to an ample parking area to the front of the house and a double garage. A large oak door opens into a generous entrance hall with hardwood floors and fine period staircase. The sitting room is of good proportion and features a fine marble fireplace and a bay which overlooks the manicured gardens. A glazed door leads out to a sunroom which has a slate flagstone floor and a roof lantern providing plenty of natural light. French doors lead out to the garden.
The dining room at the front of the house has a continuation of the hardwood floor, a featured fireplace, inset cupboards and a door leading to the kitchen.
The kitchen offers a range of wall and base mounted shaker style cabinetry with a granite worktop wrapping to three sides, creating a breakfast peninsula. There is an electric range oven, built in dishwasher, tiled splashback and a white ceramic sink with 1.5 bowl and with an inbuilt waste disposal. The kitchen also benefits from an adjoining walk-in larder with slate shelving.
There is a large utility room off the inner hall with built in cupboards, sink and worktop and a lovely slate flagstone floor which follows through to a rear porch and adjoining large shower room ideal for washing off after a swim or return from the beach.
Upstairs there are four double bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study and all of whom are served by the large family bathroom. The Master bedroom has its own en-suite, built in wardrobes and dressing area. This triple aspect bedroom offers superb views over the grounds and surrounding areas as well as the sea in the distance.
The current owners have also converted the loft. Having installed additional insulation in the roof, it seemed sensible to create a usable room. There is plenty of room to use this as an en-suite bedroom or playroom and would be coveted by older children in the family. It should be noted that the appropriate planning permissions/building regulations would be required to make use of this room however.
Grounds and Gardens
The gardens are a tribute to the owners. A well-kept lawn wraps to the side and rear of the house and encloses a secret garden accessed by a small bridge over an ornamental pond. To the north of the house is a south facing walled garden with a newly refurbished greenhouse and orchard. The swimming pool is covered in a glazed outbuilding allowing year-round use (in theory!). To the south of the gardens is a paddock of approximately 2/3rds of an acre.
Although in a rural setting the house is just 650m from the town of St. Austell which has a wide range of facilities including numerous shops, supermarkets and a leisure centre plus a mainline railway station to London Paddington. Just beyond St. Austell is Charlestown on the south coast, a picturesque and historic harbour village, whose authenticity is often used as a location for films and television. The attractive coastal town of Fowey, 12 miles distant has a range of shops, restaurants and bars and excellent sailing facilities.
Within 20-25 minutes drive is the city of Truro, the surfing beaches of the north coast, the beautiful Roseland Peninsula including St. Mawes and Mevagissey. The popular tourist destination of the Eden Project is less than 5 miles away.
Services & Council Tax
The property has oil fired central heating supplemented by a heat recovery system. Mains electricity and water with private drainage. The property is rated G for Council tax purposes.
From the A390 proceed to South Street which leads to the town centre. Turn North on South Street proceeding straight across the roundabout. Stay on south Street as it turns left into the town centre. Keep to the left passing Natwest on the right and the church. After passing Barclays Bank veer slightly left on to Fore Street and then right onto North Street. Proceed straight up this hill and after leaving the built-up residential area proceed to the top of Menacuddle hill and the house will be found on the right.