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Guide Price £300,000
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2 Bed Cottage - Gweek

KEY FEATURES

  • Detached character cottage
  • Close to the Helford River
  • 2, but potential for 3 or 4, bedrooms
  • Quiet traffic-free location
  • Moments from village amenities
  • Attractively stocked gardens
  • Parking and riverside terrace
  • Early viewing recommended

DESCRIPTION

A delightful, detached cottage, in a quiet, almost traffic-free location, close to the head of the Helford River and the centre of the highly sought-after waterside village of Gweek, providing well proportioned and adaptable accommodation, full of charm and character, currently 2 bedrooms but readily converted to 3 or 4, with attractively stocked gardens to both front and rear, as well as an additional area of riverside garden with patio, summerhouse and parking.

THE PROPERTY

Believed, we understand, to date from the mid 1800's, 'Rose Cottage' occupies an attractive, quiet, almost traffic-free location, off a quiet lane which runs alongside the upper reaches of the Helford River, just a few moments walk from the centre of the village.

Set within attractively stocked gardens which are terraced to the rear and provide great scope for further landscaping, the property also benefits from an additional garden area on the other side of the lane which has direct frontage to the river (admittedly more of a stream at this point), a waterside terrace, summerhouse and parking for two vehicles. The formal gardens to the southern side of the property now benefit from planning permission for the construction of a separate dwelling, and it is our clients' intention to build this new property for their own occupation.

The accommodation is, throughout, full of charm and character, with beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled flooring and tall fireplaces, one of which now connects the two living areas; a kitchen with stable door and Rayburn, and 25' (7.63m) living room with wood-burning stove. All front-facing windows are traditional small pane, many with working shutters, and all of which enjoy a picturesque outlook over the gardens to the upper reaches of the river and village beyond.

Upstairs, the current two-bedroomed configuration is very easily rearranged if required, as bedroom two, formerly two rooms, is easily re-divided, and the intriguing galleried area over the kitchen below, formerly a bedroom, could also be reinstated, subject to all necessary consents.

THE LOCATION

Close to 'Rose Cottage' there is a picturesque foot bridge which leads over the Helford River and into the centre of the village, whose excellent day-to-day amenities include a convenience stores, public house and regular bus service. Opposite the entrance to the lane leading to 'Rose Cottage', is Gweek Boatyard, within which laying-up and repair facilities are provided, as well as ready access onto the beautiful tree-lined day-sailing waters of The Helford. The neighbouring village of Constantine is just two and a half miles distant, the former market town of Helston is under four miles, Falmouth is less than ten miles, and the cathedral city of Truro is sixteen miles.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

KITCHEN

4.10m x 3.78m (13'5 x 12'4 )

Floor plan

A delightful living and working kitchen, double aspect, with deep silled small pane window with shutters and picturesque stable door, overlooking and opening onto the front gardens. Open tread staircase rising to the galleried room above. Deep silled window to the side elevation, beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled flooring. Solid fuel Rayburn in part tiled fireplace with timber inglenook over. Hand-built timber base units with inset double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Recess with plumbing for washing machine. Pantry cupboard, deep storage recess. Electrical trip switching and meters.

LIVING ROOM

7.63m x 3.80m (25'0 x 12'5 )

Floor plan

First measurement taken into a broad recess to the side of the original fireplace which has now been opened at the rear to provide access from the kitchen. Beamed ceiling, terracotta flooring throughout, cast iron wood-burning stove with deep slate hearth. Two small pane windows, both with working shutters, one with fitted window seat, overlooking the gardens with, between, a small pane casement door to the exterior. Glazed screen to the rear elevation, Gabarron night storage heater.

FIRST FLOOR

GALLERIED LANDING

3.57m x 2.90m (11'8 x 9'6 )

Floor plan

Overall measurements of an intriguing, open-plan galleried living area, with timber balustrading and timber staircase rising from the kitchen. Two small pane deep silled windows, both with working shutters, to the front elevation. Part barrelled ceiling, timber flooring, built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, immersion heater and linen shelving.

INNER LANDING

Window to the rear elevation. Inner lobby with two doors to bedroom two, providing the opportunity to sub-divide this room, if required.

BEDROOM ONE

3.90m x 2.88m (12'9 x 9'5 )

Floor plan

First measurement into recess to the side of the original chimney breast. Deep silled small pane window with working shutters to the front elevation. Timber flooring, Gabberon night storage heater, part barrelled ceiling.

BEDROOM TWO

3.90m x 3.66m (12'9 x 12'0 )

Floor plan

Maximum measurements of an L-shaped room, including the inner lobby. Double aspect with windows to both front and rear elevations, the one to the front again small paned with working shutters. Timber flooring, Gabberon night storage heater, part barrelled ceiling, storage lockers.

BATHROOM/WC

Floor plan

Three-piece suite comprising a roll-top bath with Mira instant shower over, low flush WC, ceramic wash hand basin set in slate surround with mixer tap and cupboards under. Windows to both side elevations, terracotta and ceramic tiled flooring, part tiled walls, 'over-flow' radiator.

THE EXTERIOR

FRONT GARDENS

Floor plan

Across the front boundary of 'Rose Cottage' there is a timber fence and intermittent natural hedging. A timber pedestrian gateway, under a magnificent oak tree, leads onto a footpath which leads onto the front gardens, across the front of the cottage, and via picturesque granite and brick steps to the rear gardens. There is an area of level lawn to the front of the cottage with attractive borders containing a variety of mature and interesting plants including bay tree, bamboo, roses, camellias and spring bulbs, etc. The pathway extends the full breadth of the front of the cottage with doorways to the accommodation.

REAR GARDENS

Floor plan

To the rear of the cottage the footpath continues to a part covered walkway with retaining wall to the upper rear garden area. Comprising a part brick pavia sun terrace, which enjoys the sunny easterly and southerly aspect. Flower beds, granite steps and pathways then lead to upper terraces, ripe for landscaping, and beyond which there is a hedge the length of the rear boundary.

RIVER-FRONTING GARDEN

Floor plan

Directly opposite the cottage, on the other side of the quiet unmade lane, is an additional, level area currently used for parking, and with a paved patio and glass-fronted summerhouse. Enjoying direct frontage to the upper reaches of the river.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private sewerage treatment plant, shared with three neighbouring properties, the maintenance cost of which will be shared between the four properties.

COUNCIL TAX

Band D - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Proceed into the village of Gweek from the direction of Falmouth and Constantine, passing the village stores on the right-hand side. Continue over the bridge and turn right immediately afterwards onto the unmade lane. 'Rose Cottage' will then be found on the left-hand side within approximately 150 yards.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

Floor plan

These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Although every effort has been made to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the building, services, appliances and any fixtures and fittings. All measurements, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate and should not be relied upon for accuracy. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with a purchase of the property.

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