Ref: LCAA7626 Offers over £400,000

Cascade, Gumms Lane, Golant, , , PL23 1LL FREEHOLD

To be sold for the first time in well over 50 years and the first time ever as a dwelling; taking in extraordinary panoramic and elevated views over an expanse of the and Penpoll Creek backed by National Trust owned woodland, a modern semi-detached 2 bedroomed house with parking, garage and about 0.25 of an acre of garden. Offering enormous potential to extend or even complete redevelopment, subject to all necessary consents, in a tranquil and undeniably beautiful setting in this quaint waterside village. 2 Ref: LCAA7626


Ground Floor: hall, wc, largely glazed lounge/dining room, modern kitchen, double bedroom.

First Floor: landing, principal bedroom fully glazed on two walls with wide balcony. Shower room.

Outside: parking space for two cars off the top lane and a garage off the lower waterfront lane with steps up to the house. View facing terraces and level terraced lawn. Extensive sloping gardens with mature plants. Covered rear courtyard.

In all, about 0.25 of an acre.


Cascade has been owned by our client’s family since the 1950’s at which point it was an open field. Over the years the family have created what is now a contemporary semi- detached house with extensive double glazing allowing it to soak in the mesmerising views. The outlook is panoramic and captivating looking across the tranquil wide River Fowey to National Trust owned woodland beyond. One can see upstream for about a mile and also downstream and into the mouth of Penpoll Creek. Sailing boats, kayaks and paddleboards can be witnessed floating by and it is only about 100 yards from the property to a slipway and the rowing club.

3 Ref: LCAA7626 Amazingly Cascade stands within about 0.25 of an acre of mostly sloping gardens which are terraced in places including a granite fronted raised terrace positioned to make the most of the views and sunshine throughout the day. Pathways wind through the garden both down to the waterfronting road where there is a detached single garage and also steps rise up to two parking spaces on a plateau approached off the rear lane. The scale of the grounds gives enormous potential to further extend or even completely replace the current house with something much larger and more grand should this be desirable and of course subject to all necessary consents first being obtained. Cascade is however perfect just as it is with huge walls of double glazing both at ground and first floor levels soaking up the light and views. The first floor is almost entirely given over to the principal bedroom which opens onto a very wide glass fronted balcony making this a truly amazing view to wake up to.


Golant is an extremely desirable waterside village on the banks of the River Fowey a short distance upstream from the deep natural harbour and picturesque town of Fowey. Golant village features an attractive mixture of old and modern housing, centred around a village pub on the riverside, well regarded for its beer and food and set in attractive gardens. The Saints Way coast to coast footpath running from to Fowey can be accessed only a few yards away off Gumms Lane providing fantastic walks over the 27 mile long route linking into many other walks in the surrounding countryside and also to the South West Coast Path at Fowey.

Moorings are available by application to Fowey Harbourmaster and the River Fowey, further upstream, divides into the Rivers Fowey and Lerryn, both of which provide lovely sheltered waters on the high tides for exploring and pottering by boat. Boats are kept in a tidal pool approached underneath the railway which opens out to the expansive navigable river. There is also a wide slipway for launching boats at all states of tide and a well attended rowing 4 Ref: LCAA7626 club. The village of Lerryn, upstream, hosts a public house and shop and the town of provides a wide array of shops, cafes, inns and a pretty waterside park.

The town of Fowey close to the mouth of the river hosts an annual regatta which notably, most years, is visited by the Red Arrows Aerial Display Team and involves a full week of festivities. The town has two sailing clubs and organises racing and social events throughout the season and is also home to a literary festival. Fowey provides primary and secondary schooling with an eclectic mix of national and local trading shops on its picturesque high street. There is also a sports centre and local hospital in Fowey.

The nearest large town is providing a wide array of leisure, commercial and retail facilities together with a sports centre, out of town trading estates and supermarkets and a mainline station that provides a direct link to London Paddington. The nearest railway station on the line is Par with the journey taking around 4½ hours to Paddington. There is an excellent road network out to the A390 and onwards via the A38 or the A30 (both providing a largely dual carriageway link) all the way to Exeter where they join the national motorway network. To the west lies Cornwall Airport providing daily shuttle flights to London and a variety of other UK and European destinations. To the south west lies , the county capital city with its impressive cathedral and a good retail base accessed from picturesque cobbled streets. Within a short drive lies the Eden Project and there are excellent golf courses at Carlyon Bay, Porthpean and Polgooth.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all floor plans and dimensions are approximate)

Steps descend from the parking area to a double glazed door opening to:- 5 Ref: LCAA7626 HALL. Staircase rising to the first floor with windows to the side and at the top of the stairs. Herringbone woodblock flooring, space for storage below the staircase, night store heater. Doors to the lounge and:-

WC. Modern white wc and cantilevered wash basin with chrome mixer tap and white tiled splashback. Herringbone woodblock flooring, extractor fan.

LOUNGE / DINING ROOM – 18’5” x 14’. Extensively glazed including sliding patio doors to the side and French doors onto the river facing terrace. River facing side of the room under a polycarbonate roof. Herringbone woodblock and tiled flooring, night store/convector heater and panel heater. Lobby with access to loft space and door to bedroom two and doorway to:-

KITCHEN – 14’ x 9’. Huge double glazed window and double glazed door facing the river and opening onto the terrace. Fitted with a range of modern light wood effect fronted units under roll edged stone effect worktops with tiled splashbacks behind. Stainless steel 1½ bowl sink and drainer with chrome mixer tap over, integrated electric oven/grill with four plate electric hob and stainless steel extractor over. 6 Ref: LCAA7626 Plinth mounted fan heater, space for a freestanding fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.

BEDROOM 2 – 12’ x 9’10”. Broad double glazed window to the rear, herringbone laid woodblock flooring, electric panel heater.


LANDING. Lit by a full height double glazed window to the rear, access to loft space. Doors to:-

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM – 14’2” x 9’10”. Near fully double glazed around two walls including a sliding patio door opening onto a 16’ wide balcony with glass and wood topped balustrade facing out over the river to the wooded banks beyond. Recessed display/storage area.

SHOWER ROOM. White tiled and glazed screened shower enclosure with a Mira Jump shower. Continuation of the white tiling to two thirds height around much of the room with a glazed dark blue tiled feature strip above. White wc, white pedestal wash basin with chrome taps, mirror and striplight with electric shaver socket over. Obscured double glazed window, extractor fan, fan heater, cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and slatted wooden shelving and further concealed store cupboard.


The property can be approached either from the waterside village lane below the house or via a narrow lane to the rear where there is a parking area with space for two cars. In addition, there is a single garage approached off the lower road next to which a gated flight of steps then rise up into the gardens. 7 Ref: LCAA7626

The tiered and sloping gardens are quite extensive wrapping around the rear, southern side and front of the property. Much of the overgrown foliage in the grounds has recently been cleared and a central palm flanked by a pink magnolia tree and pink camellia remain adding to the view. On the view facing side of the house is a paved terrace with space for tables and chairs with a small level tiered lawn below. The paving extends around to the rear where there is a partly covered courtyard and a door into the hall.


VIEWING – Strictly by prior appointment through: Lillicrap Chilcott, Landrian House, 59-60 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PE. Telephone: (01872) 273473. E-mail: [email protected].


SERVICES – Mains water, drainage and electricity. Council Tax see

DIRECTIONS – Proceed down into Golant and follow the lane down to the waterfront. Bear to the right along Water Lane and after passing Castle Dore Rowing Club park in the public car park then walk slightly back towards the rowing club where a gate on the left hand side opens to Cascade and its neighbour. Stay to the left as you rise the steps and enter the grounds for Cascade. Please note that the detached single garage below the property, close to the gate opening onto the steps is owned by Cascade. The property has parking for 2 cars off a narrow lane to the rear as well.

AGENT’S NOTE – The above particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective buyers. Whilst we have endeavoured to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the property, the services, the appliances and any fixtures and fittings or equipment. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with any purchase of the property. All measurements, floor plans, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate only and should not be relied upon for accuracy.

8 Ref: LCAA7626 OFFICE OPENING HOURS – Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm. Saturday - 9.00am to 1.00pm. NB: A number of staff are available for viewing appointments all day Saturday and all day Sunday.

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