Large period home in the tranquil rural hamlet of Lanjeth near St Austell

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Nanzearth Cottage has been standing at the end of a quiet country lane in the peaceful hamlet of Lanjeth near St Austell for hundreds of years.

When first built, the property was a traditional two up two down Cornish cottage, with a dairy attached. Over the years it’s been sympathetically transformed and extended into a substantial family home with five bedrooms and three reception rooms, surrounded by gardens.

The lounge takes up the entire ground floor of the original cottage. A traditional granite fireplace with large lintel and cloam oven stretches across the full width of the room. The current hall and dining area used to be the dairy, which was extended around 40 years ago to form a contemporary kitchen. Later extensions have created a snug/office/fifth bedroom, a utility room and a sun room, with double doors opening into the garden.

The original dairy extension included totally rebuilding the first floor, creating four spacious bedrooms, a family bathroom and a separate cloakroom - all of which have been modernised over the years.

Well maintained gardens surround the house. The outside space includes a double garage with a store room attached at the rear and a graveled parking area large enough for 10 cars and a caravan.  

“It’s called Nanzearth Cottage and it benefits from the thick walls characteristic of Cornish cottages built around 200 years ago, but it’s a bright and spacious contemporary home with big rooms and lots of window,” said Paul Morgan, Manager of the St Austell office.

He added: “It’s also a really flexible property, as part of the ground floor could be used to create an annex and there is the opportunity to buy or rent adjoining land if needed - ideal if you want to keep horses.”

Nanzearth Cottage has an asking price of £525,000 and is being offered for the first time on the market in 21 years. Full details of the property and viewing appointments are available from the St Austell office Tel: 01726 72289.