Forder, Saltash

Under Offer Offers Over £650,000 Freehold
pin Forder, Saltash, PL12 4QR


Property ID: 20654
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  • House Type
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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Freehold Tenure

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The Boat House is a charming property positioned near the head of the Forder Creek with idyllic and beautiful unspoilt surroundings. The home previously lay within the grounds of Trematon Castle until sold by the Duchy of Cornwall in the early 1980's to its previous owner, a respected classic boat restorer. More than a decade was then spent creating a home from what had formerly been mainly a store for the castle. Almost all the materials were either carved out from the surrounding hillside, or were reclaimed from historic buildings and classic boats. The attention to detail retained during the renovation resulted in the property winning the Daily Telegraph's coveted award for best renovation. The carpentry seamlessly blends the charming and truly atmospheric rooms with an array of textures, colour, light and natural materials of striking originality. The Boat House is laid out over three floors with a large cellar below. Its current owners have invested further, adapting the layout of the ground floor considerably. There is now the opportunity for a self-contained annexe thus offering the property to a far wider audience of perhaps an extended or a growing family. The ground floor is currently laid out with an office, craft room, utility room, WC and store, however with minimal alterations, it could become a one-bedroom apartment should this be required.
Oak stairs lead from the generous entrance hallway to the first floor from where there is direct access to the garden. It is an attractive and largely open-plan living area divided into dining, cosy snug and sitting areas. There is an array of exceptional woodwork often incorporating parts from classic yachts. As an example, the mantlepiece of the fireplace in the snug, with its log burner beneath, is the pin rail from the trading ketch, Irene. The beam over the smaller fireplace at the southerly end of the room is part of the deck beam of the 75ft Victorian yacht, Veronica. There are glorious views across the creek from this room and double doors in the sitting room give access to a secluded veranda. The views are shared on this floor with the master bedroom with large en suite bathroom. A characterful, warm and welcoming kitchen, together with Aga, completes this floor and is perfectly in keeping with the charming ambience of the property.
A delightful spiral staircase leads to the second floor, which boasts three characterful bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The gardens of the home are enchanting with delightful paths and stone steps winding through the grounds linking patios and lawns. Hidden seating areas throughout the garden provide areas of peace and tranquillity. The largest of the three patios is a covered area with a bespoke barbeque which makes it ideal for al-fresco dining. The garden itself is completely private, and a haven for wildlife. Parking for the property is amply catered for with a substantial detached garage, with plenty of headroom and allowing parking for at least 2 vehicles or a combination of car and boats, as well as further workshop space.
This truly is a remarkable, original and idyllic property, a true one-off. Steeped in history with a breath-taking array of character, it is a home you must view to fully appreciate. EPC:E


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