26th Sep 2019
2nd Nov 2019
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
Portloe is a very picturesque, protected and unspoilt fishing village, nestling between magnificent cliffs on the south eastern coast of the Roseland Peninsula which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
With granite cottages surrounding a small traditional harbour, John Betjeman once described the village as “one of the least spoiled and most impressive of Cornish fishing villages”, which still rings true today.
The village has an active community and includes a church, pub and the highly regarded Luggar hotel. Miles of spectacular cliff top walks stretch out in both directions, while Carne Beach, owned by the National Trust, has a wide expanse of clean sand and safe bathing.
For the foodie, follow the headland around and find The Hidden Hut located above Porthcurnick Beach, the Nare Hotel at Carne and the Michelin Starred Driftwood Hotel near Portscatho.
Nearby is the pretty village of Veryan, providing a primary school and mini-market/Post Office. While the exclusive and ever popular waterside village of St Mawes is just a short drive away; one of Cornwall’s most famous addresses, providing a handful of great pubs, restaurants and hotels, including Olga Polizzi’s Hotel Tresanton.Description
The architect designed accommodation uses traditional and local materials, creating a highly individual property, centred around the superb double height galleried living areas. From the covered cobbled parking, double doors lead to the garaging and a separate entrance door.
The entrance hallway, with downstairs cloakroom, opens into the dining room with the fitted kitchen with granite work surfaces at the far end of the room. From the kitchen, doors lead to the utility room and part covered, enclosed courtyard.
A turning staircase rises, from the dining room, to a galleried ‘bridge’, which connects the pitched and vaulted sitting room to the family bathroom and three bedrooms, which include the master with en suite shower room.
From the sitting room, double doors open to the timber terrace, which enjoys a view over the village to the sea and Dodman Point beyond. Steps lead to a further westerly slate terrace.
Those discerning purchasers looking for an ideal lock up and leave, The Old Store is quite simply a property where a viewing is essential.Directions
Portloe Harbour – 130 yards; Veryan – 1.5; Carne Beach- 3; Porthcurnick Beach – 6; St Mawes – 9.5; Truro – 12; Cornwall Airport (Newquay) – 22; (all distances in miles and are approximate)
From Truro travel to Tregony, continue along the A3078 until reaching the Texaco garage on the left, take the next left turn to Portloe and follow this road for just over a mile before taking a left turn at the crossroads (signposted to Portloe). Continue along this road passing through the hamlet of Treviskey following the road down into Portloe. Continue into the village, passing the harbour on your left and the parking for The Old Store is a short distance on the left.
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