Ferry House is a charming, front-line, waterfront family home in the heart of Anthony Passage with fabulous, uninterrupted views out across the harbour and the St Germans or Lynher River estuary. It was formerly the Ferry House Inn and formerly had the rights to run the ferry across the Lynher. The house also appears in a painting by William Turner ra (1775 – 1851) so it is assumed it must date back to that period. The hamlet of Antony Passage is at the mouth of a small creek, it adjoins the wide tidal estuary and overlooking the National Trust Antony Estate on the far bank.
This cosy Grade II Listed, detached cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms/shower room, an adjoining garage and terraced garden. Significantly, it has private parking for two vehicles. It lies at the end of a no-through lane and enjoys a high degree of privacy, peace and tranquillity. In recent years the property has been comprehensively and painstakingly renovated, restored and improved to an exceedingly high standard, both internally and within the garden.
There are two private, off-road parking spaces in front of the attached, single garage. The south-facing, front terrace and garden has space for a table and chairs from where the close proximity of the estuary can be truly enjoyed. The porch leads directly into the sitting room that has a log burner in the fireplace and leads through to the open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room. Both the kitchen and the sitting room enjoy estuary views. The kitchen has a 4-door, oil-fired Aga (that also heats the hot water), a central island and oak work surfaces. A back door leads out to the rear garden and stairs from the kitchen lead up to the first floor landing. Also off the sitting room is a door that leads through to a mezzanine study (that can be used as a fourth bedroom), a utility room, access to under-eaves storage, a downstairs shower room and the single garage. Further storage below the raised study is accessed from the garage. The oil-fired boiler is housed within the garage and there is a back door leading out to the rear garden.
Stairs lead up from the kitchen to the first floor landing and corridor off which are three bedrooms and a family bathroom (with both a bath and a shower). The principal bedroom and one of the other bedrooms are at the front and enjoy fabulous estuary views.
Outside at the rear there is a pathway from the rear of the garage past the oil storage tank to steps that lead up to a decked terrace and viewing platform. The panoramic views out across the roof tops to the estuary are quite fabulous. This wooden decked terrace has the backdrop of an original stone-faced wall that was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the railway line (now disused) that ran behind the property. The garden extends beyond the decking.
Plymouth 7 miles (via The Tamar Bridge) (London Paddington 3 hours), Exeter 64 miles
(All distances and times approximate)
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||9.8%||£275,000||4.1||3.2|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£202,500 (2)||£176,608 (18)||£296,023 (43)||£437,500 (14)||£755,000 (9)|
|Flats||£116,667 (3)||£156,667 (6)||£155,000 (1)||-||-|
|All||£151,000 (5)||£171,623 (24)||£292,818 (44)||£437,500 (14)||£755,000 (9)|