Malpas, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 1SQ | Property for sale | Savills
Guide price £495,000

MalpasTruro, Cornwall, TR1 1SQ

    Key features

    • A beautiful, converted 19th century chapel overlooking Truro's picturesque river.
    • Open plan accommodation highlighting many of the chapel's characterful features.
    • Panoramic views of the river and the surrounding Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
    • One double bedroom with water views.
    • Luxury finishes and presented in an excellent decorative condition.

    A 19th century converted chapel providing a luxury, characterful, waterfront bolthole.

    About this property

    • The Old Chapel provides a delightful step back in time, full of historic character with unspoilt views of the ancient riparian landscape. The property has been converted into a sumptuous retreat for two, using high quality finishes including Rationel windows, glass and stainless-steel balustrades and internal window shutters.

      Descending the ramped granite path to the front door, the entrance door opens up into a porch before you step into the impressive light and airy living space, floored with high gloss, limed timber, which reflects light up to the vaulted ceiling. Ahead of you is a large window framing a breath-taking view over the medieval quay and water.

      The open plan living space is divided by level changes; a mezzanine level is used for dining and provides access to a luxury bathroom with a combined bath and shower, a contemporary Twyford basin and wall mounted WC. Two white towel radiators keep the space warm and cosy. The ceiling beams continue into this space, adding character to the room. Opposite the bathroom is a large cupboard housing, the mega flow, heating system and pressure tank. It is also a useful space for storage.

      Below the mezzanine level is a high-quality kitchen, fitted out with a range of French polished timber fitted under counter and wall mounted cupboards with integral appliances, including a dishwasher, Hotpoint electric cooker, AEG contemporary extractor hood, electric hob, washing machine and fridge/ freezer.

      A door opens up from the kitchen area into a cosy double bedroom, with a wall of built-in wardrobes. The room is filled with light from the south facing window with more stunning views of the river.

      The house has been enjoyed as a holiday home by the owners and is also a successful holiday let.


      The Old Chapel is approached via a granite ramped path to the front door.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A rare, riverside, period, detached gem in the picturesque village of Malpas. A perfect bolthole or holiday getaway.

    William EvaProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Old Chapel is a detached property perched on the banks of the Truro River valley, at the heart of the delightful port of Malpas. This medieval village comprises around 100 houses that have settled on sheltered, south facing slopes, at the confluence of three rivers, surrounded by ancient, wooded valleys.
    • The area is laced with stunning, riverside walks through pine and beech woodlands, passing hidden, idyllic beaches. There is boat access to the open water via the gravel beach slip way at Malpas harbour which has recently extended its pontoons to offer water moorings as well as deep water swing moorings. The village has a very popular village inn, a quaint church, a contemporary village hall offering a good range of events and a coffee / farm shop handy for everyday victuals; the key ingredients of the quintessentially Cornish coastal village.
    • For the dedicated yachtsman, Malpas is the gateway to south Cornwall's coast, offering some of the finest sailing waters in the UK. For the keen rower or kayaker, the river is often busy with a range of activities as the newly refurbished Truro Rowing club lies close by at Boscowen Park. The park also has a tennis club, cricket club and two cafes within walking distance of the property.
    • A 20 minute power boat trip downstream and you will discover some beautiful creeks, beaches and quays as well as wonderful waterside pubs and restaurants.
    • Malpas is ideal for easy access into Truro city that offers a good range of shopping, cultural, medical and schooling facilities.
    • From Truro station there is a main line rail service to London Paddington as well as a spur line to Falmouth. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is approximately 21 miles away and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES - Mains water, drainage and electricity. Heating is provided by electric radiators and heated towel rails.
    • TENURE - Freehold.
    • 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.
    • IMPORTANT NOTICE - Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
    • 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 Truro, approaching the property from the Trafalgar roundabout, take the Malpas road that passes the tennis club and Boscowen Park. Continue on to Sunny Corner and through the pine forest for a mile until you reach the Malpas village signpost. After 200 yards you will see the chapel on your right. Distances (Are in miles and approximate). Truro - 2 Waitrose - 3 Falmouth - 13 Mylor Yacht Club - 13 Cornwall Airport Newquay - 21
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: B