Monday, 11 August 2014

Three big, detached Cornish houses

For all sorts of reasons I've ended up with a bunch of Cornish properties on my "maybe" list, so I thought I'd do a bit of a Cornwall special today.
Can I just say first-of-all that I've never been to Cornwall. Which actually I feel bad about; I sort of think that, having reached life's midway point, I should have at least visited most of England's edges.
Anyway, it looks pretty.
First up is Bridge House, above, in the market town of Camelford. Grade II-listed and with some lovely features in its big rooms:

Downstairs is a hall, a large sitting room, kitchen, utility room, dining room and garden room. Upstairs are four bedrooms, three with en-suite shower rooms, and a bathroom (former B&B perhaps?).
Like the next property, it's close to a road and there's no garden, but it does have a riverside terrace, and actually, if you got rid of that garden room (which looks like it may have been a bit too close to the river at some point...), you could create a much nicer space out there:

Bridge House is on the market through Parkway at a fiver under £170k. Details here and Zoopla link here.

The detached house (above) in the village of Calstock isn't exactly a wreck, just a bit odd - crammed with rooms of all sorts of sizes, starting with a big, two-part cellar. Downstairs is a tiny dining room, reasonable-sized kitchen, bigger than it needs-to-be utility room, bathroom and two bedrooms. All with eccentric decor..

Upstairs is a large lounge with great views, three more bedrooms and another bathroom. There's no garden - just the decked area you can see in front of the entrance door, and the property has a road running either side of it. But the deck has nice views of the Tamar and the stunning viaduct, and if you're the sort who likes to wave to passers-by, you won't be put off by its exposure:

It's on the market through Fulfords at £190k. More details here.
Finally, while you're mulling over that eccentric decor, how do you feel about a purple kitchen?

Actually the rest of this house, in the fabulous area of Gorran, is pretty normal in terms of decor.
Pricier than my other picks at £300k, and it's also not the prettiest of houses from the outside:

However, it's in great, rural location with seaviews, and has bags of space and outbuildings - including these:

Inside are two recption rooms, two kitchens (seriously), two bedrooms (one ensuite), and a bathroom. Plus a large loft with plenty of space to convert into a third bedroom and en-suite.

Outside is a big garden, plus the outbuildings.

 It's on the market through agents May Whetter, details here and details on Vebra here.