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Church Street, Helston

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4 Bedroom Town House for sale in Helston

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VIDEO TOUR AVAILABLE. Steeped in history this graceful Grade II listed property offers elegant accommodation arranged over four floors. Retaining many original features the property has been maintained to a high standard by the present seller. Located at the heart of the historic town centre of Helston, there are attractive walled gardens to the rear and the very real benefit of a nearby garage. Now being offered with the benefit of no onward chain.

Guide Price - £500,000 -

Location - Helston is famed for its historic Flora Day celebrations on 8th May when the town is bedecked with greenery, bluebells and gorse and throughout the day dancers weave in and out of shops, houses and gardens following the Helston Town Band playing the famous Floral Dance and ushering in the Summer. Helston was granted its charter in 1201 and was originally a thriving port. However, as the river silted up over the years, the port gradually ceased to be. Where the river joined the sea is now Cornwall's largest freshwater lake, separated from the sea by Loe Bar, a long sand bar. The bustling market town hosts a mixture of Victorian and Georgian architecture of which York House is a fine example.
The modern town and surrounding area boast many Primary Schools. The nearest secondary schools are in Helston and Mullion. Helston also enjoys a leisure centre with a swimming pool and large gym and many amenity areas including the Coronation Boating Lake and the beautiful National Trust Penrose Estate offering a host of woodland walks. Helston is widely regarded as the gateway to the stunning Lizard Peninsula and is also within a 10 minute drive of the thriving harbour and coastline at Porthleven which offers an array of shops and good quality restaurants as well as world class surf. The city of Truro and the towns of Falmouth, Penzance and Hayle are all within a 20 to 30 minute drive.

Historical Interest - York House was constructed in 1775 for Lord Godolphin, 5th Duke of Leeds who became Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs under William Pitt the Younger. The Duke did not foster good relations with the newly independent United States of America and managed to upset two future presidents - John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. A note of interest is the lock to the impressive front door, which bears the image of a dolphin, likely related to the Godolphin Coat of Arms.

Ground Floor Accommodation - The property is accessed via a stunning timber door with fanlight which leads into the hallway with traditional wood panelling. From here, stairs rise to the first floor and descend to the lower ground floor with a door leading to the sitting room which is a graceful dual aspect room flooded with light with a pair of shuttered sash windows to the front and further window and door to the rear leading to the generous balcony which enjoys townscape and rural views, perfect for an evening gin and tonic.
The kitchen is located on the lower ground floor and is of good size in a traditional farmhouse style offering a cosy environment for informal dining. There is also access to the garden from this lower landing.

First & Second Floor Accommodation - The first floor plays host to the master bedroom which is of particular historical interest having an inbuilt writing desk under one of the windows where Lord Godolphin, the 5th Duke of Leeds, in his role as Secretary of State for Foreign affairs, is thought to have written his correspondence and a dressing room which is thought to have been his wig room. From this dressing room most attractive rural views can be enjoyed. There is a 'Jack & Jill' shower room which can be accessed from both the master bedroom and the hallway and a further large double bedroom which the present vendor has previously utilised as a formal dining room for entertaining.
The second floor offers two further double bedrooms, both of good size and a spacious bathroom.

Outside - The walled gardens are a particular feature of the property being sub-tropical in style, attractive and well maintained. There is a pretty cobbled area with the main gardens being level and primarily laid to lawn with established beds and borders and a feature central bed stocked with a sub tropical succulent. The gardens are also planted with an impressive range of mature palms. Double wrought iron gates offer access to Church Street and there is a useful area below the balcony used for storage and with an outside tap.
The garage is located a short walk from the property in Five Wells Lane.

Agents Note - Prospective purchasers should be aware that the neighbouring property, York Cottage 14a Church Street, enjoys a right of access across the cobbled area of the garden from the wrought iron gates to the cottage.

Agents Note 2 - Please also be aware that York House is Freeholder to the entire building comprising of York House, York Cottage and the commercial building currently trading as Sue's Salon. The seller informs us that in the cases of York Cottage and Sue's Salon this is on the basis of a peppercorn rent.

Services - Mains gas, electricity, water & drainage.

Anti Money Laundering Regulations - Purchasers - It is a legal requirement that we receive verified ID from all buyers before a sale can be instructed. We ask for your cooperation on this matter to ensure there is no unnecessary delay in agreeing a sale. We will inform you of the process once your offer has been accepted.

Proof Of Finance - Before agreeing a sale, we will require proof of your financial ability to purchase. Again, we ask for your cooperation on this matter to avoid any unnecessary delays in agreeing a sale and we will inform you of what we require prior to agreeing a sale.

Property Ref: 23459_31107368


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