Introduction to Spring Cottage:
This is a truly classic thatched cottage, in one of the most desirable locations in the UK, offering the highest standard of presentation and comfort, surrounded by beautiful countryside, complemented by superb gardens.
Tucked away in the Lizard Peninsular close to the bustling villages of St Keverne and coastal Coverack, each with stores and excellent places to dine, the peace to be experienced at Spring Cottage is exceptional. The rural lane, while being easy to traverse, has very little conventional traffic. The only sounds come from the local fauna, a stream running on the southern boundary and the sylvan sounds from a gentle breeze. The surrounding woodlands of Nambol are part of the Lanarth Estate and fall in the middle of the Lizard area of outstanding natural beauty which stretches from the southernmost point in England to the spectacular Helford Estuary (4 miles north of the cottage). The Helford River provides one of the best sailing bases in the world and Coverack�s beautiful, sheltered, sandy beach and popular eating destinations make it a favourite local anchorage.
The Lizard undoubtedly provides the best coastal walks in the country and Spring Cottage is the ideal base, within this idyllic landscape.
Additional facilities for business and shopping (national supermarkets) can be found in Helston (11miles) or in the City of Truro some 27 miles away. Redruth (19 miles) has a rapid rail link to London (Paddington) and is by the A30.
Special care has been taken to ensure the cottage is filled with light and that the superb aspects are easily appreciated from the main rooms. This extensively updated 300 year old quintessential thatched cottage is however, not listed.
The formal entrance, a substantial solid panelled oak door, opens to a porch (with cloakroom) and gives access to the main living room with French Doors and windows to the rear, displaying the garden and rural countryside beyond. The ceiling is beamed, there are three further windows to the front but attention is always drawn to the Inglenook fire place, in local granite and serpentine.
The kitchen dining room is filled with light from three sets of windows, French Doors and a skylight. These create the feeling of space and also present the manicured gardens to great advantage.
The gardens occupy around a third of an acre and very gently slope up from the entrance, adjacent to the stream, through lawns, well-tended border beds, past granite chipped path ways, to a vantage point from which the sun can be seen setting through the trees all year round. This part of the garden has a summer house (lined and with power) and at a discrete distance, an unusual seat carved from a tree in the shape of a hand, ideal for contemplation.
Below the summer house an attractive pond adds to the variety and to complete these outstanding grounds, a kitchen garden area has been created to the side of the cottage.
From the southern tip of Helston, follow the signs to the Lizard and take the A3083 (south) which borders the Royal Naval Air Station. After 2.1 miles take the first exit on the roundabout (left B3293) signposted to St Keverne. Follow the road for 6.3 miles, look out for Zoar Garage on the right hand side. Turn (fork) left 0.1 miles after the garage, and follow the lane for a mile. Turn left at the T junction, then immediately right. Spring Cottage is on the left after 0.4 miles, set in a copse.
Open the oak panelled door. The porch has dual aspect double glazed windows, a tiled floor and gives access to the cloakroom and impressive living room.
The white suit comprises low level WC with close coupled cistern and a wash hand basin. Obscure windows in the rear and side elevations provide light.
LIVING ROOM: 7.65m by 4.28m 25'1" x 14'1"
This very well proportioned room has three windows to the front elevation, one to the side elevation, and French Doors to the rear garden with a pleasant rural aspect behind the landscaped gardens. The ceiling is beamed, stairs ascend to the first floor, and there is an impressive Inglenook fire place. Two radiators supply heat, there are wall lights and a small paned glazed door opens to the kitchen.
KITCHEN: 4.45m by 3.07m 14'7" x 10'1"
Lit by windows in the side and rear elevation the kitchen has a comprehensive range of wooden wall, base and drawer units with roll edged work tops accommodating a white ceramic deep sink, with drainer and mixer tap over. The splash backs are tiled, there is space and services for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer, and double oven with induction hob is built in. The floor is tiled and the dining area is accessed through an archway.
DINING AREA: 4.08m by 3.07m 13'5" x 10'1"
The dining area has a window and French Doors to the patio, additional light coming from a new sky light. The room has skirting boards, dado rails, a radiator, satellite connection and small paned double doors open to the study/bedroom 4.
STUDY/BEDROOM 4: 3.71m by 3.65m 12'2" x 12'0"
Illuminated by two windows in the front elevation and a new sky light the room has coving, laminate flooring, a double radiator and a ceiling hatch to the loft.
Return to the living room and take the open tread stairs to the landing.
Lit by a window in the rear elevation and warmed by a radiator, the landing gives access to the bathroom, shower room, three bedrooms, the loft by ceiling hatch and storage cupboards.
BEDROOM 2: 3.60m by 2.73m 11'10" x 8'11"
Lit by a window in the front elevation, with radiator below, overlooking the approach, the room has a built in cupboard and detailed skirting boards.
BEDROOM 3: 3.62m by 1.94m 11'11" x 6'4"
Warmed by a radiator bedroom 3 has a window in the front elevation.
MASTER BEDROOM: 4.51m by 3.27m 14'10" x 10'9"
This triple aspect room has a radiator, a TV point, fine rural views and access to the En-Suite.
The white suite comprises low level WC, wash hand basin in vanity unit, and shower cubicle with shower over. There is a window, heated towel rail and extraction.
Retrace your steps to the top of the stairs and continue through the arch to the bathroom.
The white suite comprises; pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and panelled bath with shower tap. The room is illuminated by a window in the rear elevation, with fine rural views, is fully tiled, has a radiator and an extraction fan.
The white suite comprises; wall mounted wash hand basin, and shower cubicle with shower over. The room is fully tiled and has heated towel rail and an extraction fan.
The beautiful gardens run to a third of an acre in our estimation. The grounds are landscaped, there are formal lawns, a patio adjacent to the rear elevations, growing areas, a summer house with power, a garden shed with power and a tree �hand� chair.
A small stream (with foot bridge) which runs to the south of the property, provides a beautiful wild flower display on its banks.
CAR PORT: 4.46m by 4.05m 14'8" x 13'3" (between the pillars).
The bespoke car port has been especially designed to be in keeping with the cottage. The pillars are planned Douglas Spruce and roof is tiled in slate, with a tanalised wood lining.
Electricity, Telephone, Private Water, Private Drainage
COUNCIL TAX: Band �E�