Colan, Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 4JS | Property for sale | Savills
4.46 Ac(1.80 Ha)
Guide price £1,450,000(€1,653,306)

ColanNewquay, Cornwall, TR8 4JS

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Mill House with 6 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and 4 bathrooms (2 en suite)
  • Cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 en suite), bathroom & kitchen/living space
  • Detached stone barn with garaging, stabling and 2nd floor entertainment area
  • Set in over 4 acres with far-reaching views
  • Landscaped gardens with sheltered terraces
  • Ménage, paddock, orchard and river frontage

A stunning Grade II Listed former mill, with separate cottage and substantial outbuilding, set in a peaceful riverside setting close to the spectacular North Cornish coastline.

About this property

  • Restored by the current owners in the late 1980's, this elegant grade II listed building, is said to have been one of the last working mills in Cornwall, milling grist and flour until its closure just after the second world war. Nestling into an idyllic wooded valley, the mill is surrounded by its own land with the water wheel and mill pond, a major feature on approaching the property.

    The accommodation at Melancoose is spacious and flexible with a large open plan kitchen and living room, separate sitting room and utility room on the ground floor, 4 bedrooms and master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom on the first floor and a further bedroom with en-suite on the second floor.

    A large south-facing conservatory leads from the living area and gives access to the BBQ area, sun terrace and landscaped gardens.

    Much care has been taken to restore the mill sympathetically and original features include the restoration of the water wheel with the working gear featured in the living room, the original
    loading door on the first floor and a multitude of details throughout.

    In addition to the accommodation in the Mill House, there is Melancoose Cottage, which provides useful secondary accommodation, currently generating an income as a holiday let, comprising two bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen/sitting room. The cottage has its own separate access and private garden.

    Accessed through a five-bar gate from the lane, the gravelled drive gives parking for several cars and leads to an attractive slate-hung barn that once seated over 100 guests during a wedding on the first floor. The building sits alongside the mill and the ground floor has been separated into a double garage, workshop, tack room and four stables. Adjacent to the barn is a yard and ménage with access to a paddock of about 3 acres.

    The gardens immediately surrounding the property are mostly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and borders; a further lawn with fruit trees runs alongside a pretty river which meanders along its border. The Mill has its own water supply from a well and is bordered by the river on one side.

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The combination of its natural surroundings, versatility of the accommodation and proximity to some of Cornwall's best sandy beaches is what makes this home so special to me.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • Cornwall is blessed with miles of unspoilt coastline and the county is renowned for its variety of land and seascapes. From the wilder beaches of the north coast, so popular with surfers, to the calmer sailing waters of the south-coast creeks and estuaries, there is an activity to suit all.
  • The ancient hamlet of Colan lies amidst rolling countryside near the breathtaking North Cornish coast and is steeped in history. Preachers are believed to have passed through to pay homage at its holy well and Oliver Cromwell is reputed to have fired shots inside the 13th century church. Melancoose Mill nestles in what is almost its own private valley near Porth Reservoir, a mature course fishery, bird sanctuary, nature reserve and haven for wildlife.
  • Foxes, badgers, deer and many other types of birds and other creatures are regular visitors and even, on one occasion, a family of otters. As well as nearby Newquay and Porth, world-class surfing can be found to the north at Watergate Bay, with its 2 mile stretch of sandy beach and famous Watergate Bay hotel.
  • The exclusive resorts of Rock and Padstow lie around 20 miles away to the north, offering an excellent range of pubs and restaurants including Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant along with many other recreational facilities. There are challenging golf courses nearby at Trevose, St Enodoc, Truro and Newquay.
  • Communications into Cornwall have improved greatly over recent years with the A30 now mostly dual carriageway from the M5 motorway at Exeter. About 5 miles away, Newquay Airport has regular flights to London Heathrow, as well as many other destinations throughout the UK and Europe. There is a station on the Paddington-Penzance mainline at Truro, a small cathedral city with a good shopping centre and selection of private schools.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains gas and electricity. Private water supply. Private drainage for the main house and cottage. Fibre Broadband connected.
  • VIEWINGS - Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
  • FIXTURES AND 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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  • 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 A30 at Indian Queens take the A39 towards Newquay and Wadebridge. At the next roundabout follow signs to Newquay on the A392. Upon entering Mountjoy take an immediate right signposted Colan. Follow this road and at the next T junction, turn left towards Colan Church. Once you pass the church take the next right turn and follow the lane down past Porth Reservoir where you'll find Melancoose Mill at the bottom of the valley. Porth beach about 2.5 miles. Newquay about 3.5 miles. Watergate Bay about 4.5 miles. Truro about 14 miles.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G