BRIEF HISTORY OF THE PROPERTY
We believe that the front part of the house which faces onto North Street could date back as far as the mid 17th Century, a time when Lostwithiel was being rebuilt following the ravages of the English Civil War.
The rear part of the property was converted at a later date (Circa late 19th Century) from stabling and the adjoining passageway still has the original flag stones, showing signs of wear from cart wheels. The property was also an ale house for a period of time known as the 'Maltsters Arms', which is confirmed in the old hand written deeds.
The use of this property has changed several times over the decades, once being a dairy and a shop before it's conversion to a private dwelling around the 1960s/70s. The large walk-in attic reveals original features including the old roof beams held together by wooden pegs and there is also a section of 'wattle and daub' wall which is a further indication of the property's age. The front portion of the roof retains the original Cornish rag slates.
The ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel is a popular Mid-Cornwall location which is steeped in history and renowned for its vibrant community. The town boasts an array of local amenities including a variety of shops, restaurants, public houses, professional services, dentist and health centre. There is also a main line train station on the Penzance to London line and a choice of two Primary schools. Secondary schools are available at nearby Fowey (7 miles) and Bodmin (5 miles) respectively. A purpose built community centre offers recreational and sporting facilities next to the 'King George V' playing field.
ACCOMMODATION (All sizes approximate):-
Front entrance door into:-
14' 6'' x 13' 8'' (4.43m x 4.17m)
Bay window to front elevation. Sympathetically restored and rare cob wall, built on stone plinth and believed to date from 17th century, featuring a Victorian hearth and a brick arch above the fireplace with a newly installed solid fuel stove (Note: The recent lime plaster will dry to a uniform colour). Radiator. TV aerial and telephone points. Under stairs storage compartments. Turning oak staircase to first floor. Door and step down to:-
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
17' 7'' x 7' 2'' (5.37m x 2.18m)
Fitted modern range of wall, base and drawer units with granite effect rolled edge worktops. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer. Built-in 'Candy' stainless steel electric oven with inset four ring gas hob above and a large stainless steel splashback. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Window to side elevations. Beamed ceiling. Vertical radiator. Under stairs recess and cupboard. Tiled recess housing an old gas fired Rayburn (not in use). Opening into:-
13' 2'' x 12' 6'' (4.02m x 3.80m)
Window to side elevation. Tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Small feature fireplace. Telephone point. Shelved display recess. Part glazed door into:-
Tiled floor. Utility recess with plumbing for washing machine. Newly installed electric consumer unit. Windows to rear and side elevations. Door to outside. Door into:-
White low level W.C and vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side elevation. Loft hatch to an insulated storage void which has a window to the rear and houses the electric smart meter.
Radiator. Doors leading off to all bedrooms, bathroom and attic.
16' 0'' x 14' 1'' (4.88m x 4.30m)
Dual aspect room with sash window to front elevation and window to rear elevation. Radiator. Engineered dark wood floor.
10' 10'' x 10' 9'' (3.29m x 3.27m)
Sash window to front elevation. Picture rail. Radiator.
12' 2'' x 11' 1'' (3.71m x 3.39m)
Sash window to side elevation. Coving. Radiator. Two shelved recesses.
9' 0'' x 6' 11'' (2.75m x 2.12m)
Window to side elevation. Radiator.
7' 0'' x 6' 8'' (2.14m x 2.02m) (Maximum)
White suite comprising:- Panelled bath with mixer shower and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled, part tongue and groove panelled walls. Tongue and groove panelled ceiling. Dado rail. Airing cupboard enclosing a 'Baxi' gas fired combination boiler, radiator and shelving. Obscure uPVC double glazed window to side elevation. Door into:-
White low level W.C. Part tongue and groove panelled walls. Dado rail. Tongue and groove panelled ceiling. Small obscure glazed window to side elevation.
21' 5'' x 10' 3'' (6.52m x 3.13m) (Measured at lower beam level)
Accessed from the landing via a door and turning staircase. The main part of the attic retains the old exposed beams and 'A' frames. The room offers potential for conversion to additional accommodation (subject to planning permission). Light connected. Fully insulated. Further storage space surrounding the stairwell.
The property fronts onto North Street with double wooden gates to the side, opening to a passageway which has a courtesy light, gas meter and original granite flagstones. The adjoining property to the rear (17a) has pedestrian right of way through the passageway and over a concrete pathway which leads to the rear gardens of both properties. The garden of No.17 features raised beds and a lawn garden with attractive flowerbed borders. Adjoining the garden is a decked terrace and a large timber summer house, beyond this is a hard-standing with parking for several cars (vehicular access from Pleyber Christ Way).
Cornwall Council. Tax Band 'C'.
Heading into Lostwithiel from the west on the main A390, turn right at the traffic lights into Fore Street. Follow the road down to the bridge and turn left at the junction into North Street. Continue past St Bartholomew's Church and No.17 is shortly after on the right-hand side.