Four bed village house with former village forge

1 Fore Street, Madron, TR20 8SL
For Sale

Property Features

  • Four bedrooms
  • Enclosed front garden
  • Off-road parking for two cars with detached garage
  • Former village forge
  • Immediate possession
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About this Property


No. 1 Fore Street is a notable village house, situated as it is in the centre of the village of Madron. Dating from around 1900, the house is end terrace, with four-bedroomed accommodation arranged on three floors. To the front of the house is a well-tended enclosed garden, with an adjoining detached granite outbuilding, which was an old village forge. It is in need of restoration and is ideally suited for use as an artists studio, office or additional garaging, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent. To the rear of the house is a drive, with parking for at least two cars, culminating in a detached garage.


No. 1 is in need of general modernisation and, with the adjacent granite outbuilding, offers potential for a unique dual-use village property.


Early vacant possession can be offered and it should be noted that, as at the commencement of marketing, next door No. 2 is also being sold, which may be of interest to the buyer of No. 1.



Madron is set on high ground, with panoramic views towards St Michael’s Mount. Local shops are at Heamoor (one mile) and Penzance, an active port and the largest town in West Cornwall, has a wide range of amenities, including a bus terminus and mainline railway station (London Paddington just over five hours). Both the Atlantic and English Channel coasts are within short driving distance and renowned for their dramatic scenery, with many beautiful coves and beaches. Other local attractions include the Tate at St Ives, the clifftop Minack Theatre at Porthcurno and St Michael’s Mount.


Full Details

A wrought iron gate opens from Fore Street to a paved path which leads through the front garden to the house.

A double glazed front door opens to a fully enclosed storm porch and an inner timber front door opens to the house.

Radiator with thermostat. Phone point. Deep understair storage cupboard with light and shelving with coat hooks. Door from hall to:

SITTING ROOM (18’9” (into bow window) x 11’3” widening to 13’1”)
Double glazed bow window overlooking the front garden. Open fireplace with ornamental slate surround and mantlepiece above with storage recesses to each side of the fireplace and two wall lights above. Secondary double glazed window overlooking the front of the house. Painted ceiling timbers. Radiator with thermostat. Two further wall light points.

Door from hall to:

Fitted with an extensive range of units. Double drainer single bowl sink unit with mixer tap above. Formica work surface with a range of cupboards beneath and recess for cooker with Creda extractor hood above and electric cooker point to the side. Wall mounted Vaillant gas fired boiler for heating and hot water. Cupboard to the side with slatted shelving. There are two aspects with double glazed windows overlooking the front garden and the parking area to the side of the house and a timber door opens to the rear outside with a path leading to the garaging and car parking area. Marley tiled floor.

Radiator with thermostat. Wall mounted spotlights and ceiling strip light. Roller blind on both windows. Space for free-standing electrical alliances.

Stairs from hall to:


Radiator with thermostat. Access to roof storage area. Understair airing cupboard with radiator within. Secondary double glazed window overlooking front garden. Door to:

BEDROOM 1 (11’8” widening to 12’4” x 13’9”)
Open fireplace (not tested). Double glazed window overlooking front garden. Radiator with thermostat. Four wall light points.

BEDROOM 2 (8’10” widening to 12’6” x 11’10”)
Two aspects with secondary glazed window overlooking the front garden and further double glazed window overlooking the rear of the house. Radiator with thermostat.

White suite with enclosed bath, low level WC and corner shower cubicle with respotex walls and thermostatically controlled shower. Wash basin within vanity cupboard with mirror and shaver socket above. Radiator with thermostat.

Stairs from first floor landing rising to:


Radiator with thermostat. Double glazed window overlooking the rear of the house.

BEDROOM 3 (14’2” x 8’8” max)
Double glazed window overlooking front garden. Radiator with thermostat.

BEDROOM 4 (11’3” x 6’7”)
Double glazed window overlooking front garden. Radiator with thermostat. Built-in cupboard.

The front garden is enclosed by granite walls and is entered via a wrought iron gate from the front. A paved path leads to the front door with neatly tended borders to each side, stocked with a variety of shrubs including evergreens, climbers etc. From the garden there is a timber gate set in a granite wall which leads through to the car parking area. A door from the kitchen also leads to the rear footpath and the garaging.

Garage: 17’9” x 10’3”
Rising door. Side window. Pitched roof. Fitted shelving. To the front of the garage is tarmacked hard standing for two cars, total length 42’6”. There is outside lighting and a wrought iron gate at the entrance to the drive.

To the front of the house is a substantial detached granite-built
Outbuilding: 31’8” x 13’1”
Formerly the village forge. With a pitched corrugated roof. Side window. Formerly a door to the rear, which is currently bricked up but could be re-opened if necessary. There are roof timbers which could be used for storage. Timber entrance doors. Subject to planning, the building could be converted for a variety of purposes.

All main services are connected to the property. Gas-fired central heating.
Council Tax: Band ‘E’
Local Authority: Cornwall Council Tel: 0300 1234 100
Water Authority: South West Water Tel: 0344 346 2020

VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment with the agents, Whitlocks 01736 369296

From Penzance by-pass, travelling westwards, at the roundabout signposted “West Cornwall Hospital”, take the fourth exit into Heamoor. Continue through the village of Heamoor to Madron and No. 1 Fore Street will be found in the village centre on the right hand side.