Lowertown, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 0DA | Property for sale | Savills
3,618 sq ft(336.12 sq m)
Guide price £895,000(€1,020,489)

LowertownHelston, Cornwall, TR13 0DA

    Key features

    • Main house has four bedrooms
    • Two bathrooms (one en suite)
    • Open plan kitchen dining room
    • Vaulted sitting room with log burner
    • Private garden
    • The Calf Shed has three bedrooms, open plan living, dining kitchen and a large private garden
    • Just over 6 Acres in total to include, fields, quarry, woodland and gardens

    Extremely characterful four-bedroom family house and a three-bedroom cottage in a pretty rural setting with just over 6 acres of gardens and grounds.

    About this property

    • Lowena has been in the same ownership for many years during which time it has been renovated and extended to create a very charming and characterful four-bedroom family house that more recently, has been very successfully marketed on Airbnb during holiday periods.

      The front door leads in to a hall with a cloakroom to the left and a door on the right leading in to the open plan kitchen dining room with stripped wooden flooring and exposed beams. The kitchen has modern cream wall and base units with woodblock work surfaces, built in appliances including an induction hob, under counter freezer, full height fridge, double oven, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area has a granite fireplace with recessed woodburner, a door leading out on to the rear garden patio area and double glazed doors leading in to the living room. This is a large double height room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, stripped wooden flooring, large brick fireplace with recessed woodburner, and French doors leading out in to the central courtyard.

      From the living room, three steps lead down to the principal bedroom. This is a large double aspect room with stripped wooden flooring and built in wardrobes. The en suite bathroom has a large whirlpool bath with overhead shower. From here a further door leads to the utility room. From the living room, a staircase supported by an old larch pillar leads up to a further bedroom in the eaves. This is currently configured as a twin, has built in storage under the eaves and a door leading out onto a small balcony which overlooks the garden.

      Two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom are accessed off a galleried landing from stairs that lead up from the dining room. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and built in wardrobes and the bathroom has a Velux window and bath with overhead shower.

      The Calf Shed has been totally rebuilt and extended by the current owner and is currently rented out. A path leads from the central courtyard through the garden to the front door which opens in to a central hallway off which are all the rooms. Immediately to the left is a dual aspect double bedroom with views out over the garden. Next to this is a single bedroom with a vaulted ceiling with Velux and window overlooking the courtyard. There is a further dual aspect double bedroom with a Velux window and a door out to the courtyard. Also off the hallway is the family bathroom and a utility cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine. The large triple aspect open plan kitchen, dining, living room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and patio doors out to the garden. The kitchen area has wooden flooring, modern freestanding wood and stainless steel units, and built in oven and hob.

      Gardens, Outbuildings, Fields, Woodland & Quarry.
      The tarmac driveway opens in to a large open courtyard between the two properties with ample parking for each property.

      Lowena- A pathway leads from the central courtyard round to the south facing garden which is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and bushes to the borders. There is a large patio/entertaining area leading off from the dining room. Within the garden are four identical cabins with partial covered Veranda's, each of which have power and are fitted for water; perfect for a home office, games room or an artist's studio. At the bottom of the garden is a wilding area and a Cornish hedge marking the boundary.

      The Calf Shed- A pathway from the courtyard leads in to the Calf Shed garden known as “The Shrubbery”. This is a large level garden full of mature trees and plants to include Camellias, Laurels, Ferns and Hydrangeas. Flanked on the north by a granite wall the garden extends to the viaduct (line closed by the Beeching review in the 1960's and now privately owned) which is the boundary to the west of the property with the River Cober to the south.

      Barn- There is a large wooden barn behind the Calf Shed with a day stable at the rear.

      Fields- There are two south facing sloping fields to the north of the property. Both fields have both power and water and are currently rented to a neighbour and are partially planted with vines. A small orchard is at the bottom of the fields and can be seen from the dining room.

      Woodland & Quarry- At the top of the fields, there is woodland and a quarry which was developed to build the viaduct. There is a triangle of land just before the viaduct and entrance to the quarry just after.

      Mains Water & Electricity, Private Drainage

      Lowena: - Oil Fired Central Heating (recent new boiler)
      Calf Shed: - Electric Central Heating

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Lowena and The Calf Shed are set in a great location and offer great potential as a wonderful permanent home with guest accommodation, dual occupancy living or a fabulous holiday home.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Lowertown is a small hamlet on the river Cober 2 miles north of Helston. Helston itself is situated at the northern end of the Lizard Peninsula approximately 14 miles east of Penzance and west of Falmouth. The former Stannary and cattle market town is best known for the annual Furry Dance (known locally as the Flora Dance), said to originate from the medieval period.
    • Helston's timeline stretches back a long way. The Saxons were here in the 6th century, King John granted a charter in 1201, making the town the second oldest in Cornwall, and through the centuries Helston, as so many major towns in the county, prospered on the back of tin mining and later with the coming of the railway and the boom in early tourism.
    • Today the town has a lively, friendly atmosphere with a busy main street and plenty of historical attractions that keep the town's heritage alive. There is an extensive range of amenities to include primary & secondary schools, pubs, sporting facilities and three national supermarkets.
    • Porthleven, just a few miles away is not only a beautiful harbour but is now a culinary hotspot with its incredible range of quality restaurants and an annual food festival.
    • The coastline around takes in some of the county's most beautiful beaches, including Prussia Cove and Loe Bar, the traditional fishing villages of Mousehole and Newlyn as well as the historic town of Penzance. Penzance railway station provides direct trains to London Paddington.
    • The north coast is equally accessible with the town of St Ives a major attraction with its beautiful beaches, selection of high quality restaurants and its great shopping, not to forget the cultural experiences offered by Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Bernard Leech pottery.

    Additional information

    • Fixtures & Fittings- Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
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    • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
    • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
    • Directions: From Helston: take the road to Lowertown off of the Redruth road (B3297). Follow the road through the hamlet. Your Satnav will tell you to turn right in to Bal Road – but don't. Continue up the hill and take the second turning on your right on the gravelled Bridle path with signs for both Lowena and the Calf Shed. Where the lane forks bear right down the tarmac road and Lowena is at the bottom on the right. Helston 2 miles, Porthleven 4 miles, Falmouth & Penzance 14 miles, Truro 17.5 miles, St Ives 16 miles & Newquay Airport 31 miles (all distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: B