Property of the Week - Perfect Seclusion in Cornwall's Hidden Valley
PUBLISHED: 16:59 11 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013
If you'd love to escape from the world into a magical space of your own, then Trelease Mill on Cornwall's famed Lizard Peninsula could be the house of your dreams.
Property of the Week - Perfect Seclusion in Cornwalls Hidden Valley
If youd love to escape from the world into a magical space of your own, then Trelease Mill on Cornwalls famed Lizard Peninsula could be the house of your dreams.
Set in a quiet and secluded valley with no near neighbours and no other houses in sight, this is Cornwall at its very best. Part of one of the finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, youll be in easy reach of dramatically beautiful beaches and coves and some of the best sailing areas in the South West. There are plentiful walks locally including from Helford to Frenchmans Creek, which was made famous by the Daphne du Maurier novel.
The climate here is gloriously mild and the area is renowned for its beautiful gardens. Fifteen of Britains rarest plants flourish on the Lizard thanks to the Gulf Stream. However, youre just 23 miles from Truro, 17 miles from Falmouth and 12 miles from the breathtaking Helford Passage.
If youre captivated by the charm of truly historic buildings but have a hankering for stylish contemporary decor, Trelease Mill will give you the best of both worlds. This former double-grist mill and Dower House is recorded from as early as 1260. However, the current owners have transformed the property to create an elegant home where the soft Cornish light streams through and offers the best of modern living.
This is a property that will delight you as soon as you arrive through the entrance gate, flanked by granite pillars leading to a lovely tree lined drive. There are large mature gardens as well as woodland, which is richly strewn with primroses and bluebells in the springtime and provides a haven for wildlife including wild flowers and ferns.
The western boundary is a meandering stream and a spring-fed oval swimming pool sits temptingly at the end of the garden with its own pool house, complete with shower, WC, kitchenette and changing room.
After parking your car in the double carport or double garage, which both provide direct access to the house, you can discover the delights of the house itself. A large garden room is the first surprise where you can enjoy outdoor living indoors! Full height glass doors and windows on two sides overlook the garden and being right next to the kitchen with its traditional AGA, makes a very special space for year-round entertaining.
The spacious drawing room with its wonderful inglenook fireplace offers a more traditional environment although its still very light and airy due to the clever dcor. You can still envisage the previous owner Godfrey Tearle who played Professor Jordan in Hitchcocks 39 Steps in 1935 relaxing here. And the next owners stayed for 60 years so Trelease Mill comes as a cherished, fascinating and historic home. There are two snug/study rooms on this floor, ideal for working from home or writing the next screenplay.
Upstairs you will find a winter sitting room with vaulted ceilings including a Scan modern log burner. There is a huge master bedroom suite with bathroom, shower and blissful views over the garden. The house has a further five bedrooms of which three are ensuite. Another special find here is the studio room with a vaulted ceiling, accessed by a private outside staircase.
There are two stone outbuildings behind the house, which subject to planning permission, could make idea holiday letting cottages. One of these has a pretty inglenook fireplace. So income potential is there to be explored too.
So if you feel the need to get away from it all and live an idyllic lifestyle in your own private valley, whether for short breaks or permanently, then Cornwalls Trelease Mill may be for you.
Trelease Mill is marketed by Knight Frank.
Guide Price: 850,000
For further information contact: Knight Frank Richard Speedy (01392- 423111) firstname.lastname@example.org