Lonicera is situated in an elevated position enjoying great privacy and far reaching rural views across miles of countryside including glimpses of Ardevora Creek on the River Fal. Lonicera provides faultlessly presented family accommodation along with a tasteful detached annexe of similar quality to the main residence. The property was purchased by our clients in 2012 requiring complete modernisation and restoration. Once the refurbishment to high standards was complete, they have successfully run the two properties as investment holiday homes and thus the properties have an established holiday letting history. The annexe, (Meadowsweet Cottage) sleeps 4 with peak tariffs of £1,000 per week and the main residence (Honeysuckle House) sleeps 6 guests and is let with a peak tariff of £1,800 per week.
This rare opportunity is suited towards the family or retiring buyer as a permanent move and lifestyle change yearning for a stunning family sized country home where the annexe can either provide an established holiday letting income or office space to work from home. Lonicera will also suit the dual family looking for a home with an annexe for a relative. Equally, this versatile property will appeal to the second home buyer looking for an investment with the choice of two properties to owner book and enjoy holidays from.
Main Residence: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Living Room, Sitting Room, Kitchen / Dining Room, Rear Hall, Cloakroom W/C. Connecting Utility / Boiler Room, Outhouse. First Floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 with En-Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Family Bathroom, Bedroom 3.
Annexe: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Bathroom. First Floor: Bedroom 2.
Outside: Central Courtyard. Mature Gardens with Sun Terraces. Parking Facilities.
Location Summary (distances are approximate)
The Roseland Inn: 0.5 mile. Pendower Beach: 1.4 miles. St Just in Roseland Boatyard: 5 miles. St Mawes: 7.2 miles. Truro: 11.8 miles or 7.8 miles (via King Harry Ferry). Falmouth: 13 miles (via King Harry Ferry). Cornwall Airport Newquay: 23.2 miles (Flights to London and other UK Regional Airports). A30 Trunk Road: 14.4 miles.
Philleigh is renowned for its historic church,16th century Roseland Inn and Cookery School. It is one of the prettiest country villages of the Roseland Peninsula, adjacent to the estuary of the River Fal, and stretching to Pendower Beach and Gerrans Bay in the East. The nearby villages of Gerrans and Portscatho provide day-to-day shopping facilities and primary schooling, and excellent secondary education is available at Tregony a few miles away. The well-known yachting centre of St Mawes, also within easy reach, offers access to some of the finest sailing waters in the United Kingdom on the Fal Estuary (Carrick Roads), Percuil River and Falmouth Bay. The cathedral city of Truro provides a first-class selection of shopping, business, private schooling and a higher education college.
There has been a church in Philleigh since the seventh century. Today the church comprises thirteenth century tower with Victorian later additions. The village’s old name was in fact Eglos Ros, meaning Heath Church. The church and village later adopted the name from the Parish Saint St Filius. The road through Philleigh used to be the old coach road running between London and Penzance which can be traced on maps as early as 1685. This road then led to the River Fal crossings at the Tolverne Ferry and King Harry Ferry, where ferry services have been provided since medieval times.
A sloping pedestrian pathway with attractively planted borders and outside lighting leads to an impressively sheltered, private and gated walled courtyard garden which gives access to both the main house and annexe. The courtyard is dominated by a mature magnolia. A Utility / Boiler Room serves as a communal laundry for both properties and includes granite tops, a Belfast sink, plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier as well as a boiler for the main house.
A Rear Hall has an entrance door from the Courtyard and features an engineered oak floor and doors leading to the Sitting Room and Kitchen / Dining Room. A Cloakroom has a colourful stone wash hand basin. The luxury Kitchen includes granite tops, a breakfast bar and a range of appliances by Belling, Lamona and Bosch. Open plan from the Kitchen is a Dining area which has French doors leading out to a sun patio with views across the gardens and countryside. An Entrance Hall has stairs rising to the First Floor, an entrance door and portico to the sun patio and gardens. A secondary door leads to the triple aspect Living Room with a living flame electric fire mounted in the wall as a focal point. At the opposite end of this spacious, light and airy room, an open plan Study or Sitting area offers beautiful views.
On the First Floor a landing provides access to the 3 spacious bedrooms and has an airing cupboard housing a pressurized hot water cylinder. The dual aspect Main Bedroom enjoys wonderful countryside views and a tasteful En-Suite Shower Room. The guest bedroom, again dual aspect, provides views of miles of countryside as well as the scenic beauty of Ardevora Creek and the River Fal. The third twin Bedroom enjoys a lovely outlook over the colourful garden and rolling fields. Completing the accommodation is a superbly appointed family Bathroom with separate shower.
With a contemporary feel from the engineered oak flooring finished in a light grey, the Entrance Hall is light and welcoming from a velux skylight and a side window. Doors lead through to the Living Room, Bedroom 1, luxury Bathroom and stairs to the first floor Bedroom 2. The dual aspect Living Room has countryside views and is featured by a contemporary Termatech wood burner with a stylish tiled backdrop and slate hearth. The Dining area is open plan to the luxury Kitchen which has rural views and is superbly appointed with Corian worktops and AEG appliances. A combi boiler is housed within a fitted cupboard. The family Bathroom includes a porcelain wood effect tiled floor, bath, separate shower and feature stone effect wall with display alcoves. Completing the ground food is a spacious Bedroom with French doors to a decked garden, solely for the use of the guests using Meadowsweet Cottage. A second first floor Bedroom has a featured glass brick window from the Hall and enjoys dual aspect countryside and creek views.
Lonicera's gardens have been professionally and sympathetically landscaped over recent years and comprise areas of lawn, sun patio, stone wall terraces and planted borders. Private, sunny and picturesque, the gardens are a real delight and include a series of walkways, steps and places to sit, relax and enjoy the views. Specimens include camellia, rhododendrons and maple. There is a useful Garden Store / Outhouse off the sun patio.
To one side of the Annexe, off road tarmacadam parking exists for three cars with timber bin store and oil tank enclosure to the side.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage. Oil fired central heating (two boilers). Television and telephone points. Superfast broadband enabled. Double glazed windows and doors. Satellite dish. NB: the electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Energy Performance Certificate Ratings
‘F ‘for the main house and ‘D’ for the annexe.
Council Tax Band: F.
Please consult your solicitor about Multiple Dwellings Relief under the mixed-use development classification.
Fixtures, Fittings, Contents and Furniture
With the exception of some personal belongings, the tasteful and stylish furnishings and contents all are available by separate negotiation.
Internal Viewings (As per our COVID Secure Policy)
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