An 18th century Cornish serpentine stone cottage of great charm and character, on the cliffs above the old fishing village of Porthallow.
Hidden down a bridleway, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Higher Roskorwell is a classic Cornish serpentine stone cottage of great charm, which was extended to its current size by the owners 20 years ago. Facing south, and surrounded by fields, the cottage provides magnificent views of sunrise and sunsets. The entrance to the cottage is via a small open porch leading into a spacious hall retaining its original slate floor and washing copper. There are also built-in cupboards for storage, one of which contains a washing machine and tumble drier and another the hot water tank. Leading off the hallway to the right is the slate-floored kitchen/diner and country-style old pine units with under-counter appliances (dishwasher and fridge), a freestanding electric cooker and an oil-fired Rayburn. There is also a built-in cold larder cupboard with marble slab, and a rear door leading to the parking area. Straight ahead is a bathroom with heated tiled floor and a completely refurbished original cast iron claw-foot bath with hand-held shower.
To the left, down a slate step, is the dual aspect living room with windows and stable door out to the south facing garden and further windows looking west over the fields. There is a large stone inglenook complete with a multi-fuel stove at one end and at the other, an open fireplace with slate hearth. Pine stairs lead from the living room to the first-floor landing, off which there are three rooms and a shower room. All floors upstairs are pine boarded. Bedroom One is dual aspect with views out to sea and over the garden. It is bright and spacious and currently configured with a double bed, day sofa/bed and a cot, with a built -in wardrobe and wash basin.Bedroom Two, a double bedroom with built-in wardrobe, is also dual aspect with views over the garden and the valley towards St Keverne and Goonhilly.A couple of steps lead to a second landing lit by a Velux skylight. To the right is a shower room and straight ahead what is currently used as a secondary sitting/bedroom, but could become a dedicated third bedroom. This triple aspect room has magnificent far-reaching sea views to the east, north over fields to Constantine and west across the valley to Goonhilly Nature Reserve. The ancient exterior granite steps, sourced from a nearby farm, are accessed from this room, and lead down to the parking area. There is a large built-in storage cupboard/wardrobe, a multi-fuel stove and tv point.
GARDENS & THE EXTERIOR
The south-facing gardens are surrounded by traditional Cornish hedges and can be accessed from the bridleway through a small gate, or from the sitting room. Laid to lawn with topiary, mature shrubs and trees including plum, apple and fig, the garden is divided into three areas with a hidden earth-sided well and old privy', still with its wooden seat! At the end of the garden is a garage with boarded interior, which has been used as a therapy room'. It has power, a small shower room and kitchenette and, as such with the required consents and regulations, could have great potential.
SERVICES: mains water, private sewage (septic tank), electric storage heaters downstairs and thermostatically controlled Dimplex radiators upstairs, oil fired Rayburn, brand new oil tank
WINDOWS: All windows are new, wooden and double glazed
PARKING: Gravelled parking area for 3 cars
BROADBAND: Superfast fibre connected.
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A cottage of great charm and character which has been used as a successful holiday let with significant repeat business, but would also make a very comfortable permanent home.George Hill