Lan Hael is a former 19th century cottage subsequently extended to triple its size, the older part of the house being full of period character, the more modern part full of contemporary charm.

The large sitting room on the ground floor has a wood burner with French doors onto the terrace, and the kitchen and dining room are excellent family spaces. Upstairs the first floor has four bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, and a family bathroom. Outside the grounds come to one-and-a-half acres and the terrace is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

St John is a traditional Cornish village three miles from Torpoint in south east Cornwall opposite Plymouth. The village has a Norman church, and a well-established local pub. Saltash is ten miles and sandy beaches just ten minutes drive.

The guide price is £495,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 423 111 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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