The Old Vicarage is an immaculately presented 7 bedroom executive residence with attached 3 bedroom cottage situated in an unrivalled creek side position providing the most beautiful and scenic creek side and country views.
The property has been sympathetically and lovingly restored and extended by the current vendors to an immaculate standard throughout enjoying some of the highest quality fixtures and fittings throughout the property.
• Immaculately presented executive style residence on the fringes of Truro
• Attached 3 bedroom Cottage with wonderful river views
• Sympathetically and lovingly restored by the current vendors
• Opportunity to continue a successful business or use the property as a fabulous family home
• Open plan ground floor incorporating the kitchen/sitting and dining areas
• Ground floor seating area with contemporary 'Stuv' wood burning stove
• Dining area with approx. 39ft of curved glass looking on the formal gardens
• Kitchen with bespoke units, granite work tops, Siemens appliances, custom made Lacanche range cooker and under floor heated black limestone flooring throughout these areas
• Ceiling based high quality Sonos sound system throughout the ground floor
• Seven guest bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and fitted to the highest specifications with designer tiles, fixtures and fittings
• The bedrooms have hand made and designed solid timber doors
• Entry level private sitting room ideal for a small conference room / library or snug
• Coach House with current planning approval for conversion to a fabulous one bedroom property
• Private and well manicured and south facing formal gardens. Separate private owners garden with raised beds, greenhouse and timber shed with power and water
• Approx. ½ an acre of woodland Leased from Tregothnan Estate on the opposite side of the lane
Description The property is approached through a generous pair of granite pillars leading into a spacious driveway parking area which has been brick paved and is an extremely pleasant approach to the property. The accommodation is then entered via a covered entrance porch into the main hallway. Currently run as an executive high end Guest House, The Old Vicarage provides such a wonderful opportunity for any potential purchaser to continue with and build upon the already tremendous and profitable business or make some minor adjustments to transform into a fabulous family home. The main heart of the home is located on the ground floor and is a tremendous open plan sitting / dining / kitchen area measuring approximately 39ft in length complimented by a full length, curved glass, powder coated aluminium frame sliding doors which provide access to the front terrace and formal gardens.
This whole area has been cleverly segmented into 3 specific areas including the formal seated reception area with feature log burning "Stuv" stove with log store behind. The entire area has been covered in black limestone flooring providing a wonderful high end finish and durable surface. The kitchen area has been fitted with bespoke kitchen units designed and built by Underwood kitchens, a comprehensive range of modern appliances together with a large breakfast bar area and large custom made Lacanche range cooker. The largest area within this open plan room is the dining area, currently set up to cater for the guests however would comfortably conform to a multitude of uses depending on how any new owner would want to use this space. The benefit of such a large room is that there is so must flexibility built within the different areas and therefore I am confident any potential buyer will have their own ideas for each area.
Finishing this room off is a ceiling based Sonos Sound System which provides a high quality music and sound system throughout the entire area. Beyond the open plan area is a spacious utility room, separate store room for the storage of food / equipment used to operate the business together with the plant room consisting of 3 x 350 litre water tanks and the air source heat pump technology. On this level there are also two separate toilet facilities, one which is a disabled friendly cloakroom together with a communal WC for guests.
Further accommodation not previously mentioned is the Snug room located beyond the reception area on the entrance level. This room could convert into a multi functional room and has previously been set up as a meeting / conference room together with a reception area for guests or as it is currently for the vendors an additional reception room for their own private use. Should any new owner wish to convert this room into another bedroom it would be very easily done. There are also very impressive views from the bay window in this room across the gardens and out across the Tresillian River.
The Cottage Attached to The Old Vicarage is "The Cottage" which was previously occupied by family members of the main house. Presented throughout to a similar standard as The Old Vicarage this property offers a multitude of uses ranging from full time residence for any workers within the business or spacious owners accommodation. The current vendors have also had plans to convert this area into additional bedrooms and suites to extend the number of bedrooms for guest purposes. Similarly should a new owner wish to expand the business then there is scope to create internal access for a more commercial kitchen / bakery on the ground floor.
The accommodation in brief comprises of a formal entrance hallway, cloakroom WC and kitchen / diner with integrated fridge / freezer and dishwasher. Rising to the first floor is a spacious sitting room with large bay window providing a wonderful view of the river and formal gardens together with a bedroom / office. Rising to the top floor there are two further bedrooms, both with impressive views together with a family bathroom. In our opinion this area offers a multiple uses and we would welcome discussing the plans our clients had for this area in greater detail either over the telephone or throughout the viewing process.
The Coach House Set detached and away from the main house is an outbuilding known as The Coach House. There was planning permission passed in December 2015, valid for 3 years, to convert this building into an additional dwelling. Plans are available on request.
The Gardens The majority of the gardens lie to the southern side of the property and are mainly laid to lawn and house a mature range of specimen plants and shrubs dotted throughout the garden. There is also a large central pond which runs throughout the garden and leads eventually into the creek. This wonderful garden provides a tremendous private area to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this secluded spot close to Truro. As previously mentioned there is generous driveway parking set in behind the property and next to The Coach House. Set behind the property is an elevated rear garden. This area was previously a comprehensive vegetable garden and still offers raised beds a greenhouse and timber built storage shed complete power and water. The remainder is set to lawn.
Leased Land Our clients currently lease about ½ acre of woodland on the opposite side of the access lane from the Duchy of Cornwall. The annual rent is very minimal and we believe this area of land is transferred to any new owner of The Old Vicarage, assuming it is required.
Bedrooms The Old Vicarage accommodation is arranged over 4 floors consisting of 7 bedrooms with 6 of them being used for the Boutique Guest House business. All 6 bedrooms have been beautifully finished with high end bathroom fixtures and fittings such as Italian tiles, Swiss sanitary ware and local UK designer taps and mixers. Some of the premium rooms enjoy outstanding views across Tresillian River towards the distant countryside beyond. Below is a detailed list of the bedrooms and facilities within them;
Entrance Level Bedroom 2 - Bay window providing a wonderful view across the gardens and creek beyond. Bedroom provides an en suite shower room with digital "Mira" rainfall shower Bedroom 3 - consists of 2 bedrooms sharing a jack and Jill style bathroom perfect for families who have children wanting to stay in the same area as the parents. Alternatively the second bedroom in this suite could be used as a dressing room.
Middle Floor Bedroom 4 - A similar bedroom to number 5 but with a very different decorative feel. Providing once again high quality en suite facilities with rainfall shower and automatic sensor lights upon entering the room. Bedroom 5 - Considered by the current vendors to be the premier bedroom in the house. Features a large bay window with impressive creek side and rural views as well as splendid views across the formal gardens of the vicarage. The en suite provides a free standing bath with inset TV in the wall and water proof remote control, "tap tile" curved shower cubicle with rainfall shower.
Top Floor Top floor; Bedroom 7 - Provides a spacious room with a superb en-suite shower room, Wall mounted TV with electric bracket for convenient storage and terrific views of Tresillian River. Master Bedroom Suite - Currently the owners accommodation and laid out in a suite style including a reception area with outstanding views, separate bedroom measuring in excess of 18ft and separate shower room.
Testimonials - Extract taken from the official website for The Old Vicarage - Welcome to The Old Vicarage Truro The Old Vicarage is a unique guest house located in the charming hamlet of St Clement on the outskirts of the Cathedral City of Truro. Situated in one of the most picturesque and tranquil locations in Cornwall the property, which dates back to the 1500s, is a literal stone's throw from the banks of the beautiful Tresillian River. Proprietors Jonathan and Marilyn Bailey fell in love with the plentiful charms of St Clement during a visit 17 years ago so when the opportunity to renovate The Old Vicarage came up they jumped at the chance.
The two-year project has achieved remarkable results with the property combining centuries of tradition with touches of 21st century luxury and attention to detail. Offering magnificent views, delicious food and top of the range facilities, this stunning accommodation is a true one-off. St Clement is a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, a conservation area and is a site of specific scientific interest (sssi). Remote enough to be a tranquil idyll away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life yet on the doorstep of Cornwall's capital city of Truro, it offers something for everyone. Whether you're seeking a romantic break, a family holiday or somewhere interesting to stay while on a business trip, you're sure to fall under the spell of this Cornish gem when you come and stay in waterside luxury.
Location St Clement is a particularly well regarded riverside hamlet close to Truro and yet is surrounded by beautiful open countryside adjoining the picturesque creeks of Tresillian River being a main tributary to the River Fal. Truro city with all its amenities and schooling facilities is only one and a half miles distant. St Clement has a village church and hall, there are many beautiful rural and creek side walks in the area and the village is largely surrounded by farmland. The nearby River Fal and Carrick Roads offer some of the finest protected day sailing waters along the south of England and there are many sailing facilities off the Carrick Roads for the enthusiast.
Services The following services are available: Mains electricity, mains water supply, private drainage, Air Source under floor central heating and telephone connection although we have not verified this.
Directions At the Trafalgar in Truro head up St Clements Hill. At the top of the hill take the right turning signposted St Clement. Follow this lane without deviation to the village at the bottom of the hill where The Old Vicarage will be on your left.
Agents Note; We are informed there is a right of way across the drive for parishioners.