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Rock, North Cornwall

Offers In Excess Of


under offer

At A Glance

  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2
  • EPC band E
  • Postcode PL27 6LS
  • Tenure Freehold



Offers In Excess Of  £3,100,000
under offer


On the market for the first time in 30 years, Iona represents a truly exceptional opportunity to acquire one of the largest plots in this highly sought-after area. This imposing and characterful five-bedroom Georgian property has been sympathetically extended and provides a peaceful haven right in the heart of Rock. Set in mature grounds totalling almost 0.75 acres and approached by a long private drive with gravelled parking and a carport, this much-loved home boasts lots of charm and original features.

  • Five large bedrooms with many period features
  • Open plan kitchen, dining room with slate floors and an original Rayburn alongside an electric cooker with separate utility room
  • A separate office and study alcove sit alongside three impressive reception rooms all with wood burners and picturesque garden views
  • Set in generous, mature grounds totalling almost 3/4 of an acre, with an original greenhouse and bordered by hedges
  • Approached via a private lane, with gravelled parking and a carport
  • The property is located within the neighbourhood development boundary
  • In all approx. 2,843 sq. ft (264.1 sq. m)

Constructed in 1850, Iona is an imposing Georgian stone property that has been creatively extended to deliver light and spacious living spaces opening onto large and mature gardens. An atmospheric covered veranda is accessed off the living room giving views of the patio and pretty gardens with several large specimen Macrocarpa trees. The large garden also houses several storage sheds, a vegetable garden and a greenhouse complete with Victorian heaters. Rarely found in Rock Village, this idyllic and tranquil property is tucked away down a private lane, yet within very easy reach of the buzz of the coast and all the village amenities. Bordering the playing fields, Iona has mature hedging that defines the boundary along with a carport and gravelled off-road parking. 

The vendor of Iona is a retired doctor and the inspiration behind the character of Dr Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. Written by Ferguson and Mark Crowdy, it was filmed in and around Port Isaac and sparked the creation of Martin Clunes' eponymous role in the ITV Doc Martin series.

GROUND FLOOR: Entrance porch leading to entrance hallway with primary staircase | Separate snug with fireplace | Separate living room with door to side patio | Large open plan kitchen and dining room with Rayburn and electric cooker | Utility & boot room | Study | Office alcove | W.C | Substantial reception room with dual aspect windows and French doors leading out to a veranda and patio with views of the mature garden, secondary staircase leading to;

FIRST FLOOR: Landing with picture window | Three double bedrooms with original wood floorboards, built-in wardrobes, and fireplaces | Family bathroom | W.C. | Two further double bedrooms both with apex windows and a shower room are accessed via the secondary staircase

This detached property offers an idyllic haven right in the heart of Rock and is ideally suited for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of coastal living. The Camel Estuary, which runs between Padstow to the West and Rock to the East, produces a wonderful playground for sailors and water sports enthusiasts alike, with regular dinghy and shrimper races organised by the nearby Rock Sailing Club. The links golf course of St. Enodoc occupies a spectacular location beside the water between Rock and Polzeath, with the Point at Polzeath offering a second 18-hole course for golf enthusiasts. Nearby, St. Enodoc Church, the resting place of the late Sir John Betjeman, is an easy walk from Rock across the beach or across the dunes.

Approximately 6 miles from Rock is the fashionable market town of Wadebridge offering a wide range of independent shops and more extensive facilities. For food lovers, there are a wealth of excellent restaurants and pubs including The St Enodoc Hotel and The Mariners Pub in Rock, Nathan Outlaw's restaurants in Port Isaac, Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 both in Padstow.

The property borders the St Minver playing fields and is approached via a private lane leading to a carport and gravelled parking area. Several sheltered terraces surround the property and provide wonderful vantage points from which to enjoy the stunning garden at different times of the day. The mature garden is mostly laid to lawn, with lots of established shrubs and specimen trees alongside, greenhouses, useful storage sheds as well as raised vegetable boxes. 

Private and mains water supply, mains electric. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating throughout with additional heating provided by the Rayburn. Partial underfloor heating in the kitchen.

Contents are excluded from the sale.

Strictly by appointment only through JB Estates

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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