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A truly unique five bedroom property, hidden in its own private valley with spectacular views of Little Petherick Creek.
Situated in a truly beguiling setting on Little Petherick Creek and owning approximately 300 feet of the river frontage, this fabulous property has been extensively renovated by the present Vendors, offering generously proportioned accommodation with large windows which make the most of the light and the views.
St Mary’s dates from 1904 and extended in the late 1980’s / early 1990’s. It was built by John Athelstan Riley who was educated at Eton, graduated at Oxford and who married the eldest daughter of the 8th Viscount Molesworth. He was a leading Anglo-Catholic layman who travelled widely and was a benefactor of Little Petherick Church at the time of its restoration in 1908. He built Bridge Cottage for use by impoverished clergy and the village hall. St Mary’s was built as their Cornish home. In recent years the property has been considerably extended and is now a comfortable family house in a superb position with glorious views down to the creek.
The property is set amongst 2.3 acres of terraced valley garden with broadleaf woodland. There is an abundance of wildlife and wonderful bird watching egrets, swans, herons, kingfisher, cormorants, ducks and moorhens, along with unusual garden birds and woodland species like Jays, owls, sparrow hawks, woodpeckers, pheasants, tree creepers, and nuthatch.
The woodland is predominantly oak, sycamore, ash, hawthorne and elm. There is a large Canadian pine, also laburnum, holly, twisted willow, weeping willows, acers, coniferous trees and tree ferns. Fruit trees including plums, apples, pears, cherry, elderflower, sloe and medlar. Mature shrubs including Camellia and Choisya.
Woodland flowers litter the ground in early spring – snowdrops, followed by bluebells, wild garlic and daffodils, well stocked borders, raised beds and terraces are awash with summer flowering shrubs and garden flowers.
7.06m x 4.84m Slate tiled flooring, radiator, ceiling light, two recessed spotlights, understairs cupboard.
7.90m x 6.02m Superb large lounge with solid oak flooring, dual aspect aluminum windows. Wood burner, slate tile hearth and reclaimed oak mantle. Dimmable pendants and hidden mood lighting. Bi-fold doors leading to a very private south facing terrace featuring designer floating steps with chamomile lawn feature, views of the wooded valley.
KITCHEN / DINER
7.36m x 4.12m Generous sized kitchen and dining space with triple aspect windows framing stunning views both north and south along Little Petherick Creek. Designer kitchen: Floor to ceiling flush fitted larder housing tall integrated fridge and storage larder. Integrated combination microwave with fan oven/grill plus a further ‘Pyroluxe Plus’ self-cleaning fan assisted oven/grill. Low-level handless units with integrated dishwasher. Dekton ‘Strato’ worktop with flush-mounted Blanco ‘Steelart’ sink. Large Induction hob, ceiling mounted extraction system – externally ducted with remote control and dimmable LED light. Bespoke, solid oak faced peninsula/breakfast bar with Silestone ‘Altair’ quartz worktop. Leading to large terraced area with views of gardens, creek and countryside beyond. Ideal for alfresco dining shaded by the canopy of a mature sculptural oak tree.
3.43m x 3.28m Double glazed window to the side with garden views, radiator, four recessed spotlights.
1.73m x 1.42m plus 3.21m x 1.44m Double glazed window to the rear, double glazed door to the side, two velux windows, slate tiled flooring, plumbing for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer, two double ceiling spotlights, coat hooks, oil fired Firebird Combination boiler.
Stairs to first floor half landing, double glazed window to the rear, stairs to;
Walk-in airing cupboard housing Santon Premier Plus Unvented Indirect Cylinder, two ceiling lights, access to loft space, radiator doors to;
4.79m x 3.65m Double glazed window to the front, ceiling light, radiator.
4.71m x 3.46m Double glazed window to the front, double glazed window to the side, ceiling light, radiator, open fireplace with exposed brick wall.
3.24m x 2.04m Double glazed window to the rear, part wood panel walls, shower enclosure, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, freestanding bath with claw feet.
4.19m x 3.75m Double glazed windows to the side and rear, access to loft, radiator.
4.60m x 3.69m Double glazed windows to the front and side, radiator, door to;
2.73m x 1.18m
From the half landing, stairs to further landing and door to;
4.18m x 4.02m Double glazed windows to the front and side, radiator, door to;
3.00m x 1.90m Shower enclosure, radiator, paneled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, double glazed window to the rear, part tiled walls.
As described. Approximately 2.3 acres of terraced valley gardens extending to 300 feet of river frontage plus a 400ft stream.
5.28m x 5.26m Power & light.
Mains electricity, water. Private drainage.