We believe that the front part of the house facing onto North Street dates back to the mid 17th Century, a time when Lostwithiel was being rebuilt following the ravages of the English Civil War. It would appear that the walls of the main part are constructed of Cob and there is evidence of a large inglenook type fireplace in the lounge, which would be consistent with that era.
The rear part of the property was converted at a later date (Circa late 19th Century) from stabling and the adjoining passageway still has the original flag stones, showing signs of wear from cart wheels. The property was also an ale house for a period of time known as the 'Maltsters Arms', which is confirmed in the old hand written deeds.
The property then changed usage several times over the decades, being a dairy and a shop before it's conversion to a private dwelling around the 1960s/70s. The large walk-in attic reveals original features including the old roof beams held together by wooden pegs and there is also a section of 'wattle and daub' wall which is a further indication of the property's age. The front portion of the roof retains the original Cornish rag slates.
The ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel is a popular Mid-Cornwall location steeped in history and renowned for its vibrant community. The town boasts an array of local amenities including a variety of shops, restaurants, public houses, professional services, dentist and health centre. There is also a main line railway station on the Penzance to London line and a choice of two Primary schools. Secondary schools are available at nearby Fowey (7 miles) and Bodmin (5 miles) respectively. A purpose built community centre offers recreational and sporting facilities next to the 'King George V' playing field.
ACCOMMODATION (All sizes approximate):-
Front entrance door into:-
14' 6'' x 13' 8'' (4.43m x 4.16m)
Large walk-in bay window to front elevation. Stone fireplace and hearth with open fire grate. Radiator. TV aerial point. Understairs storage compartments. Turning staircase to first floor. Door and step down to:-
17' 7'' x 7' 3'' (5.37m x 2.22m)
Fitted modern range of wall, base and drawer units with granite effect rolled edge worktops. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer unit. Built-in 'Candy' stainless steel electric oven with inset four ring gas hob above. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Window to side elevation. Beamed ceiling. Vertical radiator. Recesses for fridge and freezer. Recess housing an old gas fired Rayburn (not in use). Opening into:-
13' 3'' x 12' 3'' (4.04m x 3.74m)
Window to side elevation with deep sill. Tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Small feature fireplace. Telephone point. Shelved display recess. Part glazed door into:-
Tiled floor. Utility recess with plumbing for washing machine. Fuse board. Windows to rear and side elevations. Door to outside. Door into:-
White low level W.C and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Tiled floor. Obscure glazed window to side elevation. Small ceiling hatch to storage void with electric meter and window to rear elevation.
Radiator. Doors leading off to all bedrooms, bathroom and attic room.
16' 0'' x 14' 0'' (4.87m x 4.27m) (Maximum)
Dual aspect room with sash window to front elevation and window to rear elevation. Radiator.
11' 1'' x 10' 8'' (3.37m x 3.26m)
Sash window to front elevation. Picture rail. Fitted wardrobe.
12' 2'' x 11' 1'' (3.70m x 3.39m)
Sash window to side elevation. Coving. Radiator. Two shelved recesses.
9' 0'' x 6' 11'' (2.75m x 2.12m)
Window to side elevation.
7' 2'' x 6' 8'' (2.18m x 2.02m) (Maximum)
White suite comprising:- Panelled bath with mixer shower and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled, part tongue and groove panelled walls. Tongue and groove panelled ceiling. Dado rail. Airing cupboard enclosing a 'Baxi' gas fired combination boiler, radiator and shelving. Obscure uPVC double glazed window to side elevation. Door into:-
White low level W.C. Part tongue and groove panelled walls. Dado rail. Tongue and groove panelled ceiling. Small obscure glazed window to side elevation.
21' 5'' x 10' 3'' (6.52m x 3.13m) (Measured at lower beam level)
Accessed from the landing via a turning staircase. The main part of the attic has been boarded out, which retains the old exposed beams and 'A' frames. The room offers good potential for conversion to additional accommodation (subject to planning permission). Light connected. Further storage space surrounding the stairwell.
The property fronts onto North Street with double wooden gates to the side. opening into a passageway which has a courtesy light, gas meter and original granite flagstones. The rear adjoining property shares pedestrian access through the passageway and also a concrete pathway which continues to the rear gardens of both properties. The garden for No.17 is well maintained and features a pond, raised vegetable beds and a small area of lawn with attractive flowerbed borders. Adjoining the garden is a decked terrace and a timber summerhouse, beyond which is a hard-standing with space to park up to four cars (vehicular access from Pleyber Christ Way).
Cornwall Council. Tax Band 'C'.
Heading into Lostwithiel from the west on the main A390, turn right at the traffic lights into Fore Street. Follow the road down to the bridge and turn left at the junction into North Street. Continue past St Bartholomew's Church and No.17 is shortly after on the right-hand side.