Impressive Edwardian family home immaculately presented and with stunning views of the Camel estuary
Completed in 1917, The Red House is distinctive for its redbrick construction and the commanding position it occupies. Its estuary-facing front façade is elegant with its pleasingly regular geometric form, unconventional style and ornamental flourishes including a beautifully restored front porch and ornate sash windows.
Entering the front door into a wide hall the atmosphere is welcoming, light and airy with high ceilings, pale wooden floors and wide windows. Immediately left is a drawing room, with a beautiful rectangular bay window, wide chimney breast, alcove shelves and picture rail, entirely styled of its time. Across the hall the counterpart front room displays the same elegance and is currently an en suite bedroom, as the ground floor is a self-contained apartment. Both rooms have the advantage of views of the river Camel. The drawing room opens onto the south facing dining room, with a practical, traditional flagstone floor and room for a family sized dining table. The view upriver, beyond the Iron Bridge and Petherick Creek is stunning and could distract from all but the most delicious of mealtimes.
The fitted kitchen is simple and perfectly practical with a slate tiled floor, good-sized store cupboard and stairs to the first floor. Continuing, on the ground floor there is another double bedroom and a family bathroom.
The staircase from the kitchen arrives at the lobby and entrance from the rear garden into the first floor. A small window gives another perfect upriver view here. A cloakroom with wc and an airing cupboard flank the corridor which rises via three oak stairs to the kitchen.
What a beauty this is! The attractive, high quality, modern fitted units and granite work surfaces compete for attention with the natural beauty beyond the expansive windows across the front of the house. This large, light room accommodates a dining table and could easily include a sofa from which to observe the ever-changing activities on the estuary.
Adjacent, is a well-proportioned double bedroom, with en suite shower room and another captivating view, this time towards the harbour and beyond, a glimpse of Pentire Head at the northern edge of the bay at Polzeath.
Across the hallway is the first-floor drawing room, comfortably elegant and cosy with its inset wood burner. Facing east at the front of the house, this is a beautiful morning room. It opens into a well-appointed study with extensive shelving and another great window to the southern view. A glazed door opens onto the square hall and stairs to the second-floor suite. This floor is taken up with a spacious principal bedroom and generously proportioned bathroom. Converted from the upper rooms of the original plan of the house, this bedroom has attractively sloping ceilings and ample under eaves storage. Large Velux windows reveal the grandeur of the location of this lovely house: a glorious expanse of North Cornwall sweeps from Pentire Head around to St Breock Downs, taking in the high tors of Bodmin moor, the farms and hills skirting the estuary, Rock and Porthilly straight ahead and the beautiful beaches stretching seaward all the way along to Polzeath.
The west facing rear garden is the perfect private spot to enjoy late afternoon and summer evening sunshine. The garden wraps around the house with lawns and paths to terraces, one on the southern corner being a suntrap. While the rear garden is fenced and gated and is dog proof, the open front garden slopes to a low gate onto Dennis Road. A notable feature to the rear of the house is the bridge that forms the entrance to the first floor from the garden and patio. Below it is a small, enclosed courtyard and laundry room.The double garage and parking area for two additional cars is entered from Sarah's Lane.
Mains gas, electric, water and drainage; superfast broadband
Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
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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A wonderful coastal home, encompassing some of the best estuary views on the north coast!Penny BoltonProperty agent