St Clether, Cornwall, Launceston PL15
Ref No: KE014-LI-SA124
Lane Cottrell are delighted to offer this beautiful stone built property with a pretty Delabole rag slate hung front elevation. Situated in a charming rural position on the edge of St Clether, opposite the pretty church is believed to date back to the early 17th century. This charming Grade II listed former vicarage has undergone significant improvement, re-modelling and redecoration by the current owners and now represents a substantial family home offered with approximately 5 acres of land, a separate barn conversion, outbuildings, wooded copse and stream in addition to a well-established Ekopod glamping business.
This impressive double fronted residence is approached via a slate path through the front garden which in turn leads to a Victorian style front entrance.
On the ground floor there are two spacious front reception rooms, each with a large bay window. The formal sitting room has enjoyed a thorough upgrade and makes for a particularly inviting living space whilst the dining room and rear office/study space offer plenty of additional room for entertaining guests. To the rear of the property the kitchen area has been significantly remodelled and now boasts a bespoke range of hand crafted kitchen furniture by the much revered Winfrey’s of Helston including quality fitments such as taps by Perrin & Rowe in addition to Riva drawer pulls by A & H Limited.
Accessed from the kitchen is a large utility room offering plenty of additional storage space. The ground floor accommodation is finished by a useful shower room and WC.
To the first floor the accommodation currently comprises of 4 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms and a dressing room. There is scope to create a master suite incorporating a dual aspect bedroom, dressing room and bathroom suite if desired. Throughout this luxuriously appointed home the current owners have ensured that the abundance of character features that one would expect to find in a period home, have been retained and restored whilst also incorporating many additional features that further compliment the home and bring with them the benefits of modern day living.
A NOTE OF HISTORICAL INTEREST
The Old Vicarage is an early seventeenth-century building that was extended in the mid seventeenth century to give it its L shape. It was the residence of William Henry Sergeant who courted Emma Gifford before she married Thomas Hardy. Hardy describes visiting the Vicarage with Emma in the poem “A Face at the Casement”.
To the front and side of the property are gardens laid to lawn bordered with a variety of shrubs and trees. To one side a private driveway leads to a useful range of modern timber barns comprising two store rooms, one housing a recently installed 10,000 litre spring water storage tank, together with an office and honesty shop for the glamping site in addition to an open fronted garage. There is a large stone built barn that is currently being converted into additional luxury accommodation. An attractive landscaped courtyard garden located to the rear of the principal residence benefits from a range of small store rooms that are currently undergoing restoration along with a stone and slate outhouse. To the rear of the property there are well stocked landscaped formal gardens which lead to a brace of pasture paddocks bordered by well-defined hedge and fence boundaries and a woodland valley area with a tributary of the River Inney providing a most appealing beauty spot.
There is also a well-established and unique luxury glamping business. The Ekopod business currently consists of two luxury camping pods with permission in place for a further three to be installed representing an excellent opportunity to develop the income of the business. (www.ekopod.co.uk).
WITHIN EASY REACH
The property is located conveniently near the coast at Crackington Haven, Tintagel, Boscastle and Bude, via the A39 ‘Atlantic Highway’. A similar distance in the opposite direction, the A30 dual carriageway serves the castle town of Launceston which offers a good selection of shops, banking and community facilities. Slightly further afield, the cities of Truro, Exeter and Plymouth offer comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities.
Cornwall itself is renowned for its coastlines, both the north and south coasts are within easy driving distance of the property and there are many opportunities for boating and sailing along the creeks and estuaries of the south coast as well as surfing along the popular beaches of the north coast. Additional recreational activities include a number of challenging golf courses as well as Bodmin Moor with its rugged tors that are ideal for both walking and riding.
- Luxuriously Appointed Grade II Listed Character Home
- Master Bedroom & Dressing Room
- Three Further Bedrooms
- Two Reception Rooms
- Bespoke Designer Kitchen
- Separate Barn Conversion
- Formal Gardens, Woodland & Stream
- Established Glamping Business in 4.5 Acres