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Aldford House

Fowey, South Cornwall

Offers In Excess Of


At A Glance

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2
  • EPC band E
  • Postcode PL23 1HY
  • Tenure Freehold



Offers In Excess Of  £975,000


A charming and immaculate four-bedroom family home arranged over four floors, perfect either as a second home or as a main family residence. Aldford House occupies a fabulous position on one of the most popular streets in Fowey with stunning estuary, harbour and open sea views.  

  • Principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and estuary views
  • Three further bedrooms and a family bathroom
  • Reverse living open plan kitchen/dining/living room with balcony to the front with estuary views
  • Conservatory/TV room/snug
  • Front garden and terrace
  • Rear courtyard and detached laundry room
  • Gross Internal Floor Area approx. 1350 sq ft (125.95 sq m)

*Please note we are able to conduct viewings between the 7th - 15th July*

Aldford House is situated on Fowey’s most sought-after road close to the town centre. The Esplanade is regarded as the prime address in Fowey. Aldford House is not Listed and is a semi-detached Victorian villa. The property has breath-taking views out across the estuary harbour to the mouth of the river from the first, second and third floors. Significantly the one property in front of Aldford House has one of the lowest roof ridges along the road thus maximising the water views from the first floor. In recent years the property has been significantly renovated and restored to a high standard. Whilst retaining many original period features the house now provides spacious and flexible living space.

The front path has steps that lead up to the southeast-facing terrace in the front garden. There are also side steps that lead up to the terrace and conservatory at the rear. The front door leads into an entrance hallway and a ground-floor bedroom.

Stairs lead up to the first-floor landing with two bedrooms and a family bathroom. The front bedroom has a lovely bay window with views out across the water. The family bathroom has a bath with a shower over it. The rear bedroom currently has bunk beds in it. A rear door leads through to the conservatory that in turn leads out to the courtyard and detached laundry room behind.

Stairs from the first-floor landing lead up to the second-floor, open-plan sitting room/living room/dining room with a kitchen at the rear. This has a lovely spacious feel, a working, open gas fire and two sets of French doors leading out onto a southeast-facing balcony at the front. This impressive reception room has fabulous views out across the estuary harbour. French doors at the rear open out to a smaller balcony overlooking the rear courtyard garden.

Stairs lead on up to the third floor, where there is the fourth, principal bedroom with an en-suite bathroom (with a shower over it). One of the two built-in cupboards has been cleverly converted to house a dressing table. This is a particularly lovely room with a light, airy and spacious feel to it and enjoys some of the best views from the house, both down the estuary and out through the mouth of the river to the sea beyond.

The property is currently let out successfully for holiday lets but is equally suitable as a permanent residence. It is currently let through Airbnb, and Cornish Horizons and its gross rental figures are between £50k and £70k per annum.

GROUND FLOOR: Entrance hall | Bedroom

FIRST FLOOR: Two bedrooms | Family bathroom | Conservatory/TV room/snug | Detached laundry room accessed via the rear courtyard

SECOND FLOOR: Open plan dining/living room with balcony and estuary views | Kitchen 

THIRD FLOOR: Principal bedroom with estuary views and en suite bathroom

Fowey is situated at the mouth of the River Fowey in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The neighbouring villages of Polruan and Bodinnick are a short ferry ride across the estuary. Set in the middle of the South Cornish coastline between Mevagissey and Looe, Fowey plays host to a number of major cultural and maritime events, including the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature and the Fowey Royal Regatta.

Whilst Fowey remains a working, deep water port, it is also the perfect cruising base from which to explore the Channel Islands and beautiful harbours and creeks of the West Country. Throughout the summer, its harbour teems with boating activity, from competitive racing of the local Troy class, cruising yachts and dinghies, to large gaff-rigged wooden Oyster luggers and visiting cruise liners.

The town itself is rich in amenities with all manner of shops, banks, boutiques, bars, delicatessens and restaurants. It also has its own hospital, doctors, and dentists’ surgeries, as well as a library, and primary and secondary schools. Further amenities are available at St Austell and Bodmin (9 miles and 13 miles, respectively), and Plymouth offers the full range of facilities expected of a city, including a university and theatres.

The motorway road network as far as Exeter and then either the A30 (via Bodmin) or A38 (via Plymouth) makes Fowey very accessible. Regular Intercity rail services from Par (about 3 hours 53 minutes to London Paddington) and Plymouth (about 3 hours and 7 minutes to London Paddington) are even quicker. The growing number of flights to the UK and international destinations from Newquay and Exeter Airports, and Brittany Ferries services from Plymouth to France and Spain, ensure that Fowey is now a viable destination or starting point of any journey.

Distances: Par 4 miles (London Paddington 3 hours 53 minutes), Bodmin Parkway 17 miles (London Paddington 3 hours 41 minutes), A38 Devon Expressway 18 miles, Newquay Airport 28 miles, Plymouth 40 miles (about 3 hours 7 minutes to London Paddington), Exeter 76 miles (London Paddington 2 hours 4 minutes) - Distances and times approximate.

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Front patio terrace with estuary views. Rear courtyard can be accessed via side steps that lead up to the rear terrace and conservatory. Balcony accessed from the second-floor kitchen/dining/living room. Parking is not provided and the nearest car park is the Fowey main car park.

Mains gas (combi-boiler for central heating and water), electricity, water and drainage.

Contents are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.

Viewings strictly by appointment on the Friday changeover with JB Estates. The property is currently let out successfully for holiday lets but is equally suitable as a permanent residence.

*Please note we are able to conduct viewings between the 7th - 15th July*

John Bray and Partners have prepared these details as a brief description of the property as they know it. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It cannot be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation, other consents or clear title and John Bray & Partners LLP will not have tested any services, equipment or facilities. No responsibility is taken for any travelling expenses incurred should the property prove to be inaccurately described or withdrawn. A buyer is advised to obtain verification on all matters from their solicitor.



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