CORNWALL HOT PROPERTY: ELIZABETHAN TOWNHOUSE IN LAUNCESTON
PUBLISHED: 15:48 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 13:15 30 August 2017
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Grade II* listed Elizabethan town house with six bedrooms for sale in Launceston guide price £795,000
Dockacre House, Launceston
Guide price: £795,000
This intriguing Grade II* listed property steeped in history set in the ancient town of Launceston.
Dockacre House is a fine five gabled Elizabethan property, dated around 1520-1560 but has the appearance of a Georgian property although the origins are far earlier, thought to date back to around 1520 -1560. The whole house is full of interesting features with charm and character aplenty including Queen Anne panelling in the drawing room, circa 1690.
The house has been extensively renovated by the present owners and is now available for the first time in nearly 50 years.
The main entrance opens into an impressive hall with a Jacobean staircase complete with twin cupboards and the traditional irregular sized treads. The drawing room features a sizeable fireplace and wooden panelling including an arch topped alcove and a separate niche. A fabulous dining room features a huge open fireplace and the kitchen has exposed beams and a combination of slate and oak flooring creating a spacious family area. The room is bathed in light with a triple aspect and the unusual feature of internal wooden mullioned windows which are thought to have formed the original exterior.
The spacious master bedroom which can link to the guest bedroom via an interconnecting door. The bathroom features a laundry room. There are three further bedrooms accessed on this side of the house with views out over the countryside. The guest bedroom suite is accessed via a separate spiral staircase thought to date back to the 16th century leading to a lovely room with a part vaulted ceiling. The stairs continue to a loft room that is currently used as a study. The cellar has a cloam oven and the remains of twin false windows which originally concealed a secret passage that is thought to have lead to either the castle or St Mary Magdalene church.
Historic Elizabethan townhouse
Stunning reception rooms
Spacious kitchen/breakfast room
Private garden with spectacular views over open countryside
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