5 bed, semi detached house
About this Property
One of a pair of historic, grade II listed houses which are unknown even to most local inhabitants, due to their private secluded position. Within easy cars reach of shops, schools and transport links, this elegant and versatile home has five bedrooms and three reception rooms, a useful outbuilding and private parking at the end of a pillared drive. A home for the discerning buyer and offered chain free with vacant possession.
Built in the early 19th century by the Praed family, after whom Praed Street, London, on which Paddington Station sits, is named, this wonderful pair of attached houses was later sold to Dr Davy, nephew of one of Penzance's most famous sons, Sir Humphry Davy, and lived in by him in one half and his widowed daughter in the other. Well kept and maintained, it still has many original features, including coved ceilings, a beautiful and elegant staircase with mahogany handrail and ornate cast iron spindles and the servant's bells in the rear hall.
Situated less than two miles to the north of Penzance, the historic village of Madron is home to the beautiful 15th Century Church of St Maddern and is a haven for walkers as it is surrounded by moorland, much of it on higher ground with spectacular views of Mounts Bay, St Michael's Mount and The Lizard on the south coast and the rugged splendour of the cliffs and the Atlantic ocean to the north. The village has a school, public house and historic church whilst the neighbouring village of Heamoor offers a bakers, general store, fish and chip shop and pharmacy. Penzance itself has a more comprehensive range of commercial, educational and leisure facilities as well as a mainline rail link to London Paddington.
All mains services connected.
Cornwall Council, tel: 0300 1234 100
Council tax band 'F'
Strictly by prior appointment with Whitlocks, tel: 01736 369296.
On entering Madron from Heamoor take the first turning on your left into Bellair Road and within a few yards you will see the granite pillars to the entrance drive of Bellair House. Turn into this drive and at the end turn left into the gravelled parking area for No. 1 Bellair House.
Timber built with stained and etched panels. Door to:
HALL (21'4" x 7'11")
A spacious and welcoming entrance hall with stairs to first floor with mahogany handrail and cast iron spindles. Central heating radiator. High ceiling with plaster coving. Panelled doors off to:
SITTING ROOM (15'6" x 13'2")
Windows to side and front overlooking the garden with shutters. Marble fireplace with inset living flame gas fire. Plaster ceiling coving. Picture rail. Two central heating radiators. Range of cupboards and bookshelves to one wall.
DRAWING ROOM (15'11" x 14'5")
Window to garden with shutters. Marble fireplace with living flame gas fire. Plaster ceiling coving. Picture rail. Central heating radiator.
Two deep original storage cupboards. Fitted servants' bells.
Low level WC. Corner basin. Ladder style central heating radiator. Towel rail. Understairs cupboard. Window to front.
BREAKFAST ROOM (18'3" x 13'8" (plus walk-in larder))
Window to side with shutters. Range alcove with fitted gas fired, cast iron, stove. Full height original storage cupboards with panelled doors. Two central heating radiators. Door to:
KITCHEN (12'2" x 11'1" (widening to 19'9" at door))
Servants stairs to first floor with under stairs cupboard. Slate floor. Range of floor and wall units including central island. Large gas range with five rings and hotplate and double oven. Extractor over. Window to side with shutters and window seat. Large walk-in shelved larder. Central heating radiator.
BACK KITCHEN (7'9" x 6'5")
Windows to side and rear. Ceramic sink, Range of cupboards with fitted granite worktop. Worcester Bosch central heating boiler. Ceramic tiled floor.
Via half landing. Door to:
Three price white suite comprising shower, low level WC and washbasin.
Balustrade with mahogany handrail and ornate iron spindles. Plaster ceiling coving. Central heating radiator. Doors off to:
BEDROOM 1 (16'1" x 14'5")
Window to front with view of the Bay and surrounding countryside. Original cast iron fire grate with painted surround. Central heating radiator. Coved ceiling. Picture rail.
BEDROOM 2 (15'9" x 13'1")
Windows to side and front. View to the Bay, St Michael's Mount and surrounding countryside. Original cast iron fire grate with painted wooden surround. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 3 (15'2" x 13'4")
Window to side. One wall panelled. Built-in cupboard with panelled door. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Central heating radiator.
BEDROOM 4 (11'5" x 8'11")
Window to side. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Central heating radiator.
With panelled wall. Storage cupboard with original panelled doors. Original servants bell. Servant's stairs to ground floor. Door to:
BEDROOM 5 (12'2" x 9'5")
Originally the Maid's room. Window to side. Stripped floor. Built-in linen cupboard with timber slatted shelves. Central heating radiator. Shelved alcove. Coved ceiling.
Four piece suite comprising ball and claw bath, WC with concealed cistern, bidet, pedestal wash basin. Stripped pine floor. Central heating radiator. Window to side.
The property is approached over a private drive with gate posts which culminates in a gravelled parking area. There is an outbuilding comprising of garden store and coal shed. There is also a second building which is really a storage tank for rain water. A pathway to the side of the house leads to the extensive and well planted garden with interesting paths leading to patio and seating areas. It enjoys lots of sunshine and from the bottom of the garden, a view across fields to Mounts Bay.