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Listed former Cornish vicarage with River views

The Old Vicarage is a Grade II listed former vicarage which dates back to 1740, with extensions and remodelling dating back to the 1800s carried out by Robert Walker. It’s a wonderfully restored country house which has been renovated into a fantastic property ideal both for formal entertaining and also family living.

Although the property has been fully restored, it also retains many original features including ornate cornicing, arched lintels, wood strip flooring, open fireplaces exposed beams and original sash windows with working shutters. These as well as a fantastic staircase hall with a galleried landing come together to make a unique and comfortable house in a spectacular position overlooking the Fowey estuary.

Accommodation comprises reception, drawing room, dining room, library, kitchen/breakfast room, study, cellar, rear lobby, galleried landing, master bedroom suite with dressing room, guest bedroom suite, a further bedroom plus a bathroom and three guest bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom. The property also comes with a two-bedroom staff cottage which has French doors onto a sheltered terrace.


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The gardens and grounds come to around five acres and are split between landscaped lawns and immaculate terraces with colourful beds stocked with plants, shrubs and herbaceous borders. The south facing terrace enjoys spectacular views over the garden, St Winnow church and the Fowey River. From here steps lead down to the croquet lawn. To the west of the main terrace is a flagstone terrace and a walled garden surrounded by extensive beds, specimen trees and shrubs and an attractive circular pond.

Further down the garden is a swimming pool with a flagstone surround, from which steps lead up to the summer house which again leads through to the vegetable garden.

The property is situated in a spectacular position overlooking the River Fowey and is just eight miles from Bodmin and 11 miles from Fowey and just over 11 miles from St Austell.  There are mainline stations at Bodmin Parkway and Lostwithiel and Polperro and Looe are just 15 miles to the east.

The guide price is £3,750,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 020 7861 1098 or visit

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