Quintessential ‘chocolate-box’ traditional Cornish cottage nestled away in a very attractive village which is a conservation area, just 2 miles from the foodie destination of Padstow and the many beaches and amenities of the North Cornwall coast.
The property is so pretty and the epitome of an idyllic Cornish cottage, set in beautiful grounds. Properties like this very rarely come on the open market in this highly desirable area, in this case for the first time in over 50 years.
The property sits in around ¾ acre with river frontage, offering a simply beautiful south west facing gardens, which are secluded and sheltered, very private and completely enclosed by mature trees. Land overlooking the river and set up with services, would be great for anyone looking to create one or more garden offices, or a studio or gym etc in the grounds.
The cottage is light and airy with all rooms and windows facing directly onto the beautiful mature gardens. The cottage oozes character and charm, 2 reception rooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, 3 double bedrooms with the potential to hugely extend and the added benefit of generous parking and a workshop.
*** This property needs to be viewed to appreciate the accommodation and gardens on offer – no onward chain ***
You enter the property through the pretty glass porch into the first reception room which is currently being used as the family room with open fire and beamed ceiling, the perfect place to relax.. This leads through to a further larger reception room, a formal lounge and dining room with double doors leading out to the beautiful gardens.
The ground floor also has the benefit of a ground floor bedroom and recently fitted contemporary shower room.
The kitchen is very pretty and everything you would expect from a cottage with beamed ceiling and bespoke handmade cabinets, Belfast sink, solid wood worktops with stairs leading to the first floor and a door leading out to the utility/workshop, space which the current owners had planned to utilise to extend the kitchen and install a separate shower and utility room.
To the first floor 2 good sized double bedrooms both with built in storage and fantastic elevated garden views and finally the family bathroom which again has been recently fitted to a very high quality.
The property has lapsed planning permission to create a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom, two reception rooms, utility room, and significantly extended the large kitchen- diner with a conservatory leading from the dining space onto the sun –filled terrace.
The beautiful gardens have been designed for family living, entertaining and parties and feature a number of different terraces and seating / dining areas. These include a large sunny terrace, perfect for sunbathing, outdoor dining and barbecues – seating up to 20 -, an intimate space enclosed by highly scented jasmine arches for relaxing with morning coffee or a romantic dinner for two and a further dining area - designed for al fresco lunchtime sun – which overlooks the water-lily stocked pond, which in high summer is surrounded by rambling roses and white wisteria tumbling from the trees.
There is also a romantic white garden where twin benches beneath shaded rose arches provide the perfect spot for reading a book. A private spa area contains a hot tub for 6 - 8 which sits beneath a rose covered pergola. A large lawn provides play space for children. All of the garden is designed to maximise sun at different times of day and to support socialising while at the same time allowing different family / group members to enjoy the garden and setting in their own way while not intruding on others.
The garden is designed for all year round enjoyment and interest, and planted to provide beauty from snowdrops in January, tulips in Spring, foxgloves and roses and wisteria over the house and tumbling from the trees in summer with agapanthus, daisies, sedums and Japanese anemones providing late Autumn colour.
There is a large secluded area overlooking river frontage and with delightful views down the river, which is currently used as a working garden area but with potential to build two or more work-from-home studios and / or guest annexes, with suitable permissions (as had been the intention of current owners). Services to this part of the land (electric and water) are already laid on to facilitate such development.
There are two greenhouses and a large work-shop / shed with external working area and productive vegetable garden. Two further separate sheds for garden tools / furniture and for recycling.
The property also has the benefit of a large double garage plus asphalted parking space for several vehicles.
Little Petherick is a lovely hamlet steeped in history in the wooded valley of Little Petherick Creek, a tidal inlet of the Camel Estuary. The hamlet is situated just two miles from the historic and picturesque fishing town of Padstow, located on the North Coast of Cornwall.
There are wonderful walks in every direction from your doorstep, including the historic Saints Way which traverses Cornwall and a two mile walk along a public footpath alongside the creek and estuary to Padstow and its many restaurants and pubs. For dog owners, a walk across the creek and through the dunes brings one to what must be one of the largest and most spectacular off-lead dog-walk beaches anywhere in the UK, and one which remains uncrowded even in high summer.
Padstow offers numerous attractions to enjoy, including the annual Food Festival and the unique ‘Obby ‘Oss celebration of May Day and offers an extensive range of cafes, public houses and restaurants, none more so than Paul Ainsworth's Michelin starred No.6 and of course Rick Steins esteemed Seafood restaurant.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, there are several sandy beaches within 2 to 4 miles as well as the championship golf course at Trevose. The town also has a supermarket and excellent Primary School.
The close proximity to the Camel Estuary at Padstow allows easy access to the many activities available, such as sailing, fishing, water skiing and paddle boarding. The Camel Trail enables cycling for many miles along the water’s edge and inland to the moorland villages.
The property is just 15 minutes to the airport, with multiple 45 minute flights to Heathrow daily, for connections to London and internationally. Flights also to Gatwick and City Airport and other UK destinations.
Train connections via Bodmin Parkway, four hours to Paddington (includes the famous beach-side track through Saltash, Teignmouth and Devon, a very pretty journey. Dining car bookable on key commuter services. The current owner has commuted to London on a part time basis for many years.
The lane at the rear of Petherick House leads to a footpath which leads to Petherick Creek, The Saints Way and the Camel Trail, a dream for walkers and cyclists alike.
Super-fast fibre - broadband and good reception in all areas of the house and garden, multiple phone lines designed to facilitate effective working from
Mains gas, electric, water and drainage – which is very unusual for the area.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||3.7%||£261,250||2.6||1.3|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£362,290 (5)||£201,542 (34)||£421,072 (60)||£530,217 (45)||£643,069 (13)|
|Flats||£123,800 (15)||£265,717 (18)||£545,000 (2)||-||£695,000 (1)|
|All||£183,422 (20)||£221,186 (53)||£419,909 (63)||£512,954 (49)||£646,779 (14)|