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Guide Price £475,000



2 Bedroom Cottage for sale in PONSANOOTH

Beautiful, picture postcard, thatched cottage on the edge of this much loved village. Currently a profitable holiday let with 'Unique Homestays' and being sold as a going concern with all fixtures and fittings included. Rental history, income and forward expectations are available on request.

Key Features:

  • Detached thatched cottage in village location
  • Grade II Listed
  • Currently a profitable holiday let
  • 2 Double bedrooms; bespoke kitchen
  • Rental history available on request
  • presented; fixtures & fittings included
  • Enclosed rear garden with hot tub
  • Off-road parking

THE PROPERTY Unbelievably beautiful! Our vendor has spent much time, energy and expense to create the most wonderous of cottages. Hansell and Gretel eat your heart out…… you will be amazed at the quality, care and attention to detail that sets this property apart from others. A new thatch roof was fitted in 2017. It really must be seen to be truly appreciated. The comments and reviews from guests are amazing and it is obvious that it leaves a lasting memory on those who stay here, even an Italian style magazine featured it as the perfect English retreat!

With restricted access due to the COVID pandemic it might surprise that over £47,000 has already been generated from holiday income this year alone. 'Unique Homestays' already have a forward booking stream in place for the coming year and will obviously wish to continue working with the new owner should they keep it as an investment property.

Everywhere you look you can see the evidence of attention to detail. Our vendors personal touch and many years of searching for the perfect fixtures and fittings has resulted in a very special, cosy and comfy home with a calming ambiance.

THE LOCATION Ponsanooth - meaning 'bridge at the stream', is a popular village with an active community and good everyday facilities including a primary school, church, pub, village store and post office. The location is convenient, about four miles from Falmouth and Redruth and nine miles from Truro with regular bus services to each and is only a short walk away from the beautiful Kennall Vale. Kennall Vale is a place that is somewhere between a natural attraction and industrial heritage. You could even argue that man's intervention has made an already lovely woodland that little more special, and I would agree.

Today this densely wooded valley is as peaceful a place as you could imagine. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the rushing of the water and bird song, and a designated English Heritage site.

The gunpowder works, operated by the Kennall Gunpowder Company, was licenced in 1811-12 to manufacture explosives for mining and quarrying. The company reached its peak of production in about 1875, supplying most west Cornish mines then operating, and having an extensive trade further afield. This is the reason why this beautiful cottage is called Powder Cottage is because the gunpowder was stored next to the cottage (where the bungalow now sits).

ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE) Enter through a half glazed, painted wooden stable door into...

SITTING ROOM 13' 5" x 11' 7" (4.09m x 3.53m) Window to front. A stylish space with oak flooring secured with copper nails and large granite inglenook fireplace that frames a recently fitted Scandinavian wood burning stove. Attention to detail includes a wooden hand-crafted (hidden TV) cabinet and timber bark edged side panel to the staircase rising to the first floor. Door to dining room and through to the kitchen.

DINING ROOM 11' 3" x 8' 3" (3.43m x 2.51m) Continuation of oak floor with copper nails. Window to front with wooden window seat. Granite fireplace (non functional).Beautifully presented and decorated including a table made from an old door!

KITCHEN 12' 6" x 5' 5" (3.81m x 1.65m) Beautiful, bespoke and where attention to detail is astonishing, which includes a granite work top with a vein imitating the flow of the Kennal river, fastidiously sourced by the current owner. Atop of the work surface the sink has been carved out of a large granite boulder and is complimented by stylish antique taps. A unique, locally sawn bark edged wooden drawer front opens to reveal hidden handmade drawers and storage space. Free standing 'Bertazzoni' cooker. Free standing designer fridge/freezer. Built-in dish washer. Window overlooking the rear garden.

BATHROOM 9' 5" x 4' 6" (2.87m x 1.37m) A superbly stylish room that must be seen to be appreciated with copper bath, waterfall filler and shower over. Hand wash basin sculptured and carved from a large granite boulder on a wooden shelf. Low level WC. Window to rear.

FIRST FLOOR Stairs from sitting room to a small …….

LANDING Doors to bedroom both bedrooms.

BEDROOM ONE 11' 10" x 8' 3" (3.61m x 2.51m) Beautiful handmade door. Exposed painted floorboards. Built-in wardrobe. window to front with window seat. Designer radiator. Door through to…..

BEDROOM TWO 11' 6" x 8' 8" (3.51m x 2.64m) Window to front with window seat. Hand blown glass panel door to….

EN SUITE Comprising WC and silver coated copper hand wash basin.


PARKING Two parking spaces easily accessible from the road.

FRONT A pretty garden that has been let to grow naturally attracting many bees and other insects and is in keeping with the idyllic organic feel of the property. A side gate leads to the....

REAR GARDEN Private and enclosed by timber fencing and stone walling where a "hidden room" can be found providing a useful utility/store and boiler room and housing the recently fitted combination gas boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. There is also an outside hot and cold shower.

A raised lawn leads to a bespoke, timber decked, covered seating area and hot tub. Mood lighting. A nice space to relax and enjoy summer sunshine or an evening dip in the tub.

AGENTS NOTE Photos supplied by Unique Homestays:

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