Accommodation in brief
Ground Floor: Two Entrance Halls, Two Staircases, Living Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Two WCs, Scullery, Utility Room, Snug.
First Floor: Two Landings, 4 Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms.
Outside: Studio, Front and Rear Gardens, Store, Parking on Lease from National Trust.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
St Mawes (via Place Ferry): 350 yds walk or 8 miles by car. Porthbeor Beach: 400 yds walk. Percuil Boatyard: 3 miles. Portscatho: 2.5 miles. South West Coastal Path: 300 yds. King Harry Ferry: 7 miles. Truro: 17 miles. St Austell: 18 miles (London Paddington 4 hours by rail). Cornwall Airport, Newquay: 26 miles (London Heathrow 80 minutes).
Location: On the doorstep
Bohortha is a small unspoilt ancient coastal hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located just a third of a mile from Porthbeor Beach and a third of a mile from Place Ferry (giving access to St Mawes). The hamlet is central as a walkers' paradise with access to several beaches and the South West Coastal Path. As well as Porthbeor, there are several fine beaches nearby including Towan, Molunan, Elwynick Cove, Porthcurnick, Pendower and Carne. At St Anthony Headland there is a lighthouse and battlements. The Percuil River, St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads provide some of the finest sailing waters in the country and Percuil Boatyard, with mooring facilities, is close by. In addition to all this there are many miles of rural and coastal footpaths including several close by; one that leads to Place from where there is a passenger ferry to St Mawes; others meander up the Percuil River to Froe and Trewince Manor with a café and members swimming pool.
Location: Nearby Portscatho and Gerrans
Bohortha is approximately 2.5 miles from the villages of Gerrans and Portscatho where there are sufficient shops for day to day living and other needs, including mini-market with Post Office, butcher, church, pubs, restaurant, primary school and doctors surgery.
Location: In a wider context
The King Harry Car Ferry provides a short cut to Truro and Falmouth. Truro is the commercial capital of Cornwall. The city has a mainline rail link to London and an excellent range of private and maintained schools, Royal Cornwall Hospital and a college. Falmouth University has combined degree courses with Exeter. Cornwall Airport at Newquay has daily links to London Heathrow.
Coastguards represents an unrivalled opportunity to purchase a spacious detached historic cottage located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where auras of days gone by exist, from slate flagstone floors, charming fireplaces, open beamed ceilings, sash windows and stone walls that constitute a most attractive property.
Formerly two coastguard cottages, from 1919, Coastguards was lived in by two sisters. The cottages were subsequently renovated by their cousin in the 1970's with the addition of upstairs bathrooms, a fitted kitchen and an oil fired central heating system.
A particular feature is the detached timber studio, which is linked by a corridor from the rear of cottage. It was built around the turn of the 1900's as an artist’s studio and has been used for music making throughout the family’s ownership. Further information on its musical history can be found on the “Radford Charitable Trust” website.
The location of Coastguards is unique. The cottage is surrounded by National Trust land, thus affording some protection of the views, which encompass the surrounding countryside and out to sea across the English Channel, culminating with Nare Head and Gerrans Bay in the east. From the rear garden, far reaching views extend over Falmouth Harbour and Cornish countryside to the west, spanning over the Lizard Peninsula and Falmouth Bay to the south. The views are ever-changing and have to be experienced to fully appreciate, since mere photography does not do them justice.
The cottage has a south facing walled front garden, which has a pedestrian gate and older style water pump to one side. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrub borders including an apple tree. Access to the western side leads to a triangular area used for parking, which is held on lease from The National Trust. Steps lead to the good size rear garden, which is mainly laid to lawn with Cornish wall borders.
Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating to radiators via a combination boiler. NB: the electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: F.
Council Tax Band: E.
Joint Sole agents with Alastair Shaw
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