A rare opportunity to purchase three charming Georgian properties in the heart of Lostwithiel, Cornwall’s ancient capital. Famous for its Antique and Interiors shops as well as year-round festivals. Nestled on the banks of the river Fowey, just upstream from Golant, the home of the royal seat and overlooked by Restormel Castle.
The first property, Courtyard is a four bedroomed Town House, next door is a picture-perfect Cornish Cottage with two bedrooms and large traditional granite fireplace with clome oven. Both properties have superb, quiet, private walled gardens bordering the 13th Century Grade 1 listed Norman Church and bathed in sun the entire day.
The two-storey property to the front currently houses Deja Vu Antiques, in an enviable trading position which has been running very successfully for over 25 years.
The combination of the three properties affords many different possibilities, for living, holiday rental and retail. The perfect opportunity for a lifestyle change in Cornwall which gives you countless options of a family home, a beautiful cottage for parents, or visitors. There is a very strong demand for holiday accommodation within the town and either property would afford a good income if rented out. The properties also benefit from its own parking outside in the courtyard, the only one in Fore St to do so.
The property to the front is up and running as an Antiques business and can be stepped straight into but would also be suitable for many other retail purposes. The shop would rent easily if you didn’t want to run one yourself and upstairs could be put back to a rental flat if more income was needed. There would also be the option if wanted to turn it back into a full residence subject to permissions.
The rear garden of Courtyard house has been a Tea Garden in its past so yet another revenue stream if wanted offering Cornish Cream Teas.
Located in the centre of Lostwithiel all day-to-day amenities are only a short level walk from the property. There is a mainline railway station with a regular service to London Paddington. The A390 runs through the town and offers excellent communication links with the remainder of the county and beyond. .
The town is popular year-round, lots of independent shops specialising in Antiques, Interiors and Vintage but alongside these you’ll find wonderful homeware, clothing, jewellery, food and drink businesses. There are many events for both locals and visitors to attend, Gin Festivals, Sing Along the River, Regattas, Lostfest, Ciderfest and Dickensian Evening to name a few. It has a great community, easy to make new friends with many varied groups to get involved with.
The River Fowey offers lots of possibilities, wild swimming, paddle boarding, canoes, kayaks, boating, running through St Winnow and Golant before reaching Fowey and the open sea, you can also divert to Lerryn and many other tributaries. The book Wind in the Willows was based on the authors love and experiences of the river Fowey.
The countryside surrounding Lostwithiel offers beautiful circular walks in all directions and Lanhydrock House is an easy walk. The coast, clifftop walks and beaches are just a short distance away.