Experience - The Area...
Enjoying sea views and uniquely placed with private access just 50 yards above the sandy sheltered beach at Porthpean and only 1 mile from the 18th century harbour side village of Charlestown, via the South West Coast Path. Retaining much of its period charm, this traditionally furnished detached grade 2 listed house as featured in the 2013 film, About Time is an ideal base for exploring the many sandy beaches of St Austell Bay, the fishing port of Mevagissey and the pretty sailing town of Fowey.
All the amenities of Charlestown are within 1.5 miles by road including a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes, children's playground, quayside and small stoney beaches. St Austell, 2 miles has a larger selection of shops and amenities and for the garden lovers the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan are within a 15 minute drive. The bustling coastal villages of Mevagissey & Fowey are 5 and 8 miles respectively, there is bike hire at Pentewan and there are several golf courses close by.
Stay - The Accommodation...
From a level gated gravel drive with parking for six to eight cars the front door opens into the entrance porch with flagstone floor and part glazed doors into the panelled reception hall with a slate floored boot room and W.C with hand basin. The ground floor accommodation comprises of; a fitted kitchen with table and chairs, laminate floor and two steps up to a small laundry, an impressive light drawing room with stripped timber floor, Broadwood Grand piano and partial sea views, a cosy morning room with timber floor and wood burning stove, a carpeted study and a large dining room with timber floor, dining table and ornamental fireplace.
From the dining room a door opens into the rear hall off which is the family room an additional light reception room with fireplace and partial sea views. French windows and a step from the drawing room, dining room and smoking room lead to a gravelled path and lawn to the front. From the rear hall you will find a second, modern fitted kitchen with useful pantry area. Just beyond the second kitchen is a ground floor twin bedroom with seperate shower room W.C with basin.
There are two carpeted staircases with balustrading to the first floor with eleven traditionally and comfortably furnished bedrooms, 2 en-suite bathrooms and a further 5 bathrooms. The landing divides with 7 carpeted steps to a king size bedroom and wonderful sea views, a twin bedroom and bathroom W.C with hand basin and a further 5 carpeted steps to a double bedroom with sea views, dressing room and en-suite bathroom W.C with shower over the bath and hand basin. Off the central part of the landing is a twin bedroom with 2 steps up to an en-suite bathroom W.C with hand basin, a small double bedroom with sea views, a single bedroom with sea views and a further bathroom W.C with hand basin.
The first floor rear wing consists of a kingsize bedroom with lovely sea views, a small single bedroom, two twin bedrooms, a further single bedroom, a bathroom W.C with shower over bath and hand basin and two further bathrooms with bath and WC only.
The lawned garden extends to 10 acres with the main lawn on the seaward side with a rough path giving direct access to the beach at Porthpean below, the lawn then extends to the side of the property with gravel paths connecting the various smaller areas of the garden. The garden is not fully enclosed and therefore pets and children will require supervision. Porthpean has a sailing club, outdoor education centre and a family friendly beach with a seasonal dog ban.
- This property welcomes a maximum of two medium sized dogs
- Due to the size of the property and time required to fully service the accommodation, early check-in will not be possible.
- A returnable security deposit of £500 is required.
- Telephone can accept incoming calls only