Castle Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AF | Property for sale | Savills
2,506 sq ft(232.81 sq m)
Guide price £950,000(€1,083,200)

Castle StreetTruro, Cornwall, TR1 3AF

    Key features

    • South facing Georgian Architect designed villa
    • Grade II Listed House authentically restored by acclaimed Interior Designer
    • Four double bedrooms with three bathrooms, one of which is en suite
    • South facing double reception rooms overlooking landscaped terraces
    • Large open plan kitchen and scullery with pedimented stone fire place
    • Potential for off street parking for two cars
    • Many original architectural features

    One of Truro's finest, Philip Sambell designed Georgian Villas in the ‘Ferris Town' quarter of Truro, skillfully restored by a celebrated designer to create a magnificent city retreat.

    About this property

    • Castle Lodge has been skilfully restored to create a prestigious home, reinstating many of its original fittings, with little expense spared on reinstating Bespoke Marble Fire Surrounds. The listed house is a symmetrical, stuccoed masonry villa with external feature niches and blind windows and is of significant architectural interest to historians.

      The Lodge is entered via a square porch at the side of the property into a Carrara marble floored entrance hall with a fitted mahogany armoire and walls finished in fine, polished plaster. Many of the original pilasters, mouldings and architraves have been conserved and reinstated in the renovation.

      The Villa is south facing with the key living spaces and bedrooms arranged along the southern side of the central circulation space while the serving / preparation spaces are set to the rear of the property. Off the main hall are two grand reception rooms, a family kitchen with scullery, a utility room and cloakroom. A turning fine Georgian staircase leads up to two further levels, illuminated from above by a silvered glass roof lantern.

      The two formal reception rooms feel sumptuous and luxurious; one side is laid to a formal dining area, the other area, a drawing room, all finished to an extremely high standard throughout with fabulous bespoke ceiling roses, bespoke commissioned marble fireplaces and solid oak flooring. The spaces are flooded with natural light through the two, 24 pain sash windows, authentically restored to preserve their delicate astragals and original working shutters.

      Feature picture screens conceal media systems, Sonos audio systems and the room lighting is divided into feature, ambient and area settings.

      On the opposite side of the hall is the kitchen, so pretty and cosy, finished in warm golds and cyan tones unified by a feature art wall. A pedimented limestone fireplace with backlit Cockerel sculpture, provides a focus to the room while the Smallbone kitchen with its brass ironmongery and antiqued mirrored doors create a luxury and intimate space for cooking and informal dining at the Bespoke fitted Banquttes seating. A scullery at the end of the room has a butlers sink, integrated dishwasher, wine chiller and built in fridge freezer, making it a great place for preparing drinks and light refreshments.

      The second eye catching feature in the kitchen is the bespoke brass and steel extractor hood over the Lofra gas hob range cooker.

      The windows are fitted with white Bajan shutters in addition to the Georgian solid door shutters, screening the room while allowing light in.

      Next door to the kitchen is a laundry / utility room, with built in laundry storage, a butlers sink and space for a combined washing machine and tumble dryer. Sliding doors conceal ample storage.

      A door behind the staircase leads down to a full floor area cellar which is dry and warm for further storage.

      A door at the rear of the hall opens onto a very special powder room with inbuilt chinoiserie furniture and back lit resin tortoise shell walls, one panel of which slides open to reveal the heating infrastructure. A black marble basin and wc create a unique style to this fun room.

      Ascending one flight of stairs past a magnificent antique mirrored wall and stone portico feature leads you to an impressive Carrara marble bathroom with a bespoke clam shaped pedestal sink and a full length bath with shower. Fluted glass wall sconces add to the luxurious feeling in this beautiful room.

      Continuing up the stairs, your eye is drawn up to the stunning ceiling relief restored to its former glory and illuminated to reveal its incredible detail.

      From the large first floor landing there are four double bedrooms; the Giant Clam room, the Blue Coastal room, the Campaign room and the Master Coral suite.

      The bedrooms are all individually styled to make subtle reference to global adventures (reminiscent of the Georgian era explorers), the rooms all unified by maritime references and high quality detailing.

      The smallest room is the Campaign room, a playful and cosy space with a curtained area for the small double bed. The rich colours, furniture, full tented ceiling and walls in Moroccan linen are perfect for an imaginative children's or guest room.

      The Coastal Boat room has a fresh nautical character with powder blue timber panelling contrasting with the natural seagrass walls and a 1930s Dublin green painted safe in the fire place. Fitted wardrobes either side of the fireplace create a framing feature, providing practical storage while giving definition to the room.

      The Giant Clam room has a feature suspended clam canopy over the double bedhead drapes. Oyster coloured fabric covered wardrobes and walls create a sumptuous and visually soft space in this south facing bedroom.

      The Master Coral suite is decorated in soft creams and natural tan “Palmette” wall motifs. This generous sized room enjoys a southerly and easterly aspect making it particularly sunny. Italian armoires fill the northern wall and an ensuite bathroom in the room's southern corner is finished in green marbled porcelain and chrome, creating a sharp finish to this bathroom.

      All of the bedrooms have upholstered window seats, louvered window shutters, natural look sisal carpets and multimedia facilities cleverly concealed by paintings or drapes

      A second family bathroom is accessed from the landing space with a warm cinnamon theme with brass tones in the marble and ironmongery.

      Exterior, gardens

      The house sits to the north of the plot with the main areas of garden laid out to the south of the house to allow space to relax in the sunshine all day. The garden includes planted stoned terraces with several Cypress, Palm and Magnolia trees. The sounds of the babbling leat and its visiting birds along the front of the property adds to the atmosphere of this property.

      At the front of the house, the original railings have been restored to create a gated entrance off the street. Behind the property is a small parking area where car parking can be arranged with the adjacent land owner.

      The building embodies a number of environmentally friendly solutions including underfloor heating, low energy lighting, double glazing to rear rooms as well as using reclaimed local materials in its reconstruction; New Cornish slate roof, lime render facade and solid Oak and marble flooring.

      Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity.
      Underfloor heating on the ground floor and heating via concealed radiators to first floor.

      Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

      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 very special town house meticulously renovated

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Castle Lodge is one of four Georgian villas built in the 1820's to showcase a new epoch of wellness, high living standards and decorative design in the fashionable ‘Ferris Town' quarter of Truro.
    • Designed by architect Philip Sambell as part of Josephus Ferris' vision for a revived city, this recently renovated, two storey villa is one of the city's land mark buildings on the historic ascent to Truro's lost castle. It is testament to the high standards of living and design promoted in the Georgian era, and served as an early “Show Home”, with fine plasterwork.
    • Castle Lodge is situated in an area of the city that is laced with pretty walks, babbling leats and treed avenues and the nearby Victoria Gardens park provides a verdant setting and valuable leisure amenity for the area. Within walking distance is ‘The Wig and Pen', and perched behind the Royal Cornwall Museum; a perfect destination for delicious Sunday lunches. The city of Truro offers an excellent selection of shops, boutiques and fine restaurants as well as an abundance of heritage destinations. There is a good choice of junior, senior and tertiary schooling locally as well as a mainline railway station within half a mile with a branch line to Penryn and Falmouth and the main inter-city service to London Paddington. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is within 19 miles and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Perranporth – 11 Falmouth– 12 Plymouth – 55 Truro – 0 Cornwall Airport (Newquay) – 19 Newquay – 12 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: TBC