Captivating charm on the Lizard Peninsula

PUBLISHED: 18:43 24 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:08 20 February 2013

Captivating charm on the Lizard Peninsula

Captivating charm on the Lizard Peninsula

If you'd love to escape from the world into a magical space of your own, then Trelease Mill on Cornwall's famed Lizard Peninsula could be the house of your dreams.

Captivating charm on the Lizard Peninsula

If youd love to escape from the world into a magical space of your own, then Trelease Mill on Cornwalls famed Lizard Peninsula could be the house of your dreams.

Set in a quiet and secluded valley with no near neighbours, this is Cornwall at its very best. Part of one of the finest Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK, youll be in easy reach of dramatically beautiful beaches and coves and some of the best sailing areas in the South West.
The climate here is gloriously mild and the area is renowned for its beautiful gardens. Youre just 23 miles from Truro, 17 miles from Falmouth and 12 miles from the breathtaking Helford Passage.
If youre captivated by the charm of truly historic buildings but have a hankering for stylish contemporary decor, Trelease Mill will give you the best of both worlds. This former double-grist mill and Dower House is recorded from as early as 1260. However, the current owners have transformed the property to create an elegant home where the soft Cornish light streams through and offers the best of modern living.
This is a property that will delight you as soon as you arrive through the entrance gate, flanked by granite pillars leading to a lovely tree lined drive. There are large mature gardens as well as woodland.
The western boundary is a meandering stream and a spring-fed oval swimming pool sits temptingly at the end of the garden with its own pool house, complete with shower, WC, kitchenette and changing room.
After parking your car in the double carport or double garage, which both provide direct access to the house, you can discover the delights of the house itself. A large garden room is the first surprise where you can enjoy outdoor living indoors! Full-height glass doors and windows on two sides overlook the garden.
The spacious drawing room with inglenook fireplace offers a more traditional environment although its still very light and airy due to the clever dcor. You can still envisage the previous owner Godfrey Tearle who played Professor Jordan in Hitchcocks 39 Steps in 1935 relaxing here. And the next owners stayed for 60 years so Trelease Mill comes as a cherished, fascinating and historic home. There are two snug/study rooms on this floor, ideal for working from home or writing the next screenplay.
Upstairs is a winter sitting room with vaulted ceilings and a log burner. There is a huge master bedroom suite with bathroom, shower and blissful views over the garden. The house has a further five bedrooms of which three are ensuite. Another special find here is the studio room with a vaulted ceiling, accessed by a private outside staircase.
There are two stone outbuildings behind the house, which subject to planning permission, could make idea holiday letting cottages. One of these has a pretty inglenook fireplace. So income potential is there to be explored too.
So if you feel the need to get away from it all and live an idyllic lifestyle in your own private valley, then Cornwalls Trelease Mill may be for you.


2 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Kitchen with Aga/utility. Dining room/garden room. Separate studio.
Double carport/garage workshop. Spring-fed pool/poolhouse. Two stone outbuildings. Stream.
Approx three acres.

Fact file

Where: Trelease Mill, St Martin, The Lizard
Price: Guide price of 850,000
Agent: Knight Frank Richard Speedy (01392- 423111)
Website: estate-agents/exeter

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