Waterside House, Polruan by Fowey
Imagine a sailing enthusiast’s perfect Cornish waterside retreat – and the chances are you will be dreaming of Waterside House.
Waterside House boasts a spectacular water-fronting position with truly magnificent views over the River Fowey, providing an ever-changing and fascinating marine vista of harbour, boating and sailing activity. The quaint historic town of Polruan has two pubs, village stores, village hall and regular passenger ferry across the river to the ancient unspoilt town of Fowey, one of Cornwall’s most historic communities renowned for its safe deep-water anchorage, excellent sailing and good restaurants. Waterside House is remarkably convenient by boat to the facilities of Fowey across the river.
Available on the open market for the first time in 15 years, Waterside House is a rare opportunity to purchase a marine residence with unrivalled views and facilities. The house is deceptively spacious, with versatile accommodation over three levels and directly fronting the water with a tidal beach within a stone’s throw.
A huge open plan reception room provides the perfect space for socialising with a dining room seating up to 20 people, a sitting area featuring a contemporary woodburner and kitchen/dining area. Leading out from the dining room is a glazed and timber-framed ‘garden’ room opening out to the terrace/private quay with an oak staircase leading up to the glazed atrium. Leading out from the kitchen/dining area, a covered terrace provides the perfect place for al fresco dining. The ground floor also houses a study, utility room, storeroom and two WCs and a further staircase leading to the first floor along with a separate lobby and entrance to the side.
On the first floor the master bedroom suite boasts beautiful harbour views and features a walk-in wardrobe and en suite bathroom. The principal guest bedroom also has its own en suite and there are three further bedrooms – one currently used as a first floor sitting room, a family bathroom and potential for a roof terrace. The second floor houses a large loft room currently used as a gym/sail loft providing ample space as an occasional bedroom, hobby room etc with extensive eaves storage.
The detached purpose-built boathouse/workshop measures 24ft in length and leads straight out to the waterside terrace with its private quay, two sets of steps to the water, two outhaul moorings for boats up to 4.5m (subject to Harbour Commissioner’s licence) and a hydraulic boat crane (taking up to two tonnes).
Viewing is essential to appreciate this stunning property and its location.
Private quay, two outhaul moorings and boat crane
5 bedrooms, 47’ living / kitchen / dining room, loft room
Covered terrace and balcony
Study, utility and store
Garage and parking space nearby
EPC Rating E
May, Whetter & Grose
23 Fore Street, Fowey, PL23 1AH