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St Gluvias, Penryn

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Beautifully restored and quintessential former vicarage retaining extensive Georgian detailing set within private gardens of around 1 ¼ acres, located on the edge of Penryn above St Gluvias Church with Falmouth and Flushing close by, featuring bright, spacious and superbly arranged accommodation complemented by a two storey coach house with residential consent.

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  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Reception Rooms: 3


Property Features

  • South facing former vicarage
  • Predominantly Georgian
  • Close to Penryn, Falmouth and Flushing
  • Retained originality and period detailing
  • Up to 6 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Former coach house with planning consent
  • Extensive parking
  • Totaling 1.25 acres and in excess of 3800 sq ft of accommodation
  • Grade 2 listed


Full Details

Penryn town centre – 0.5; Flushing – 2; Falmouth University (Penryn campus, Tremough) – 2; Falmouth town centre – 2.5; Mylor Yacht Harbour – 2.5; Helford Passage – 6.5; Truro – 9; St Mawes – 14 (via ferry); Cornwall Airport (Newquay) – 27.5

(All distances are approximate and in miles)

The property
•Grade II Listed former Georgian vicarage
•Stunningly spacious, light and beautifully restored, blending original detailing and contemporary fittings perfectly
•Originally an 1680s cottage with the Georgian vicarage dating back to the 1840s with later 1950s extensions and a thorough 2019-2021 restoration
•Huge potential for secondary accommodation or home office / fitness / art studio

•Stunning double aspect kitchen / dining room with contemporary units, granite tops and fitted appliances (induction hob, oven, microwave / combi oven, dishwasher and tall fridge). Window shutters, garden views, high skirtings, original and ornate cornicing.
•Elegant sitting room with garden views, original Adam fireplace, cornicing, very high skirtings and window shutters
•Relaxing drawing room with marble fireplace and broad bay window with garden views
•Large double aspect utility room with courtyard access, pantry cupboard, boiler cupboard and worktops (including sink, oven and hob)
•Ground floor WC / cloakroom with shower
•Rear entrance porch / boot room
•Hallway with elegant and original staircase
•Cellars with original wine bins

•Galleried landing with ornate rose and cornicing
•Double aspect master bedroom with dressing area, window shutters, garden views and original fireplace
•Guest bedroom with window shutters, garden views and en suite shower room
•Bedroom 3, thought to be the original library, with Venetian bay window, garden views, dressing area and original fireplace
•Double aspect 4th bedroom with wardrobe area and en suite shower room
•Boutique-style family bathroom with roll top bath enjoying the garden views, separate shower, window shutters and extensive towel / linen cupboards
•Shower room / WC
•Linen cupboard
•Two attic bedrooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers
•Two loft cupboards / storage

Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
•Former coach house with planning consent for residential conversion (ref: PA17/05914) to form 3-bedroomed detached dwelling
•Alternatively, the coach house provides ample general storage on two storeys, potential for gym, home office, art studio etc.
•Long driveway approach from Bissom Road / Love Lane
•Forecourt to rear with access from Church Hill
•Parking for several cars
•Lawned garden interspersed with a variety of mature trees including copper beach and rhododendron
•Front and side gravelled terraces with extensive lavender and traditional stone walling
•Small walled kitchen garden
•In all, around 1.25 acres

The location
Lime Tree House is located on the eastern edge of Penryn, just behind the 12th century Church of St Gluvias. The parish of St Gluvias pre-dates Penryn, founded around 1216 by the Bishop of Exeter, with the church we see today having been restored in 1883.

Penryn is now a vibrant town with a wide variety of small businesses based along the waterside with the historic town centre including coffee shops, bars, celebrated sushi restaurant, country stores, fish mongers, cycle shops, interiors boutique along with many others. The town is also on the branch line rail connecting Falmouth with Truro and the nearby university campus at Tremough provides a wide range of courses including performing and visual arts, along the Innovation Centre for independent Cornish businesses.

The nearby waterside village of Flushing is a beautiful setting with its streets lined with former sea captains’ houses and a foot ferry across the river to Falmouth, the thriving harbour town with its Packet Ships history and independent shops, restaurants, stunning seafront and buzzing atmosphere.