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Edwardian, elegant mansion situated in a truly private, away from public view location

Constructed in 1902, Cartrea is an imposing and elegant detached residence occupying a substantial plot of approximately three quarters of an acre, set back from public view in a quiet country lane with automatic gated entrance and sweeping driveway.  Palatial and elegant, this beautiful home has magnificent and extensive views of the Camel Estuary, to the Old Iron Bridge and beyond. Quite breathtaking and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

The house retains many features of the period including high ceilings, large rooms, dado panelling, picture rails, coving and some stained glass panes. As you step in through the front entrance porch, doors lead in to the princely entrance hall capturing the atmosphere of gracious living, a real 'wow' factor with its slate tiled floor, Adams style fireplace with log burner and so much space.  All the rooms on the ground floor lead off from the hallway.  The living room with its bay window, affords lovely views and there is an Adam style surround open fireplace with a grate.  On the other side of the hall is a larger dining room/TV room with French doors leading out to the front terrace and again with lovely views.  The kitchen is stylish and modern with a central island with breakfast bar and  a good range of base and wall cabinets with granite tops with integrated dishwasher, fridge, double butler basin unit and, as well as the Neff double oven and microwave, there is a three door gas Aga which makes a lovely warm feature.  From the kitchen is open access to the lovely sunny conservatory which has an electronic awning externally over the terrace - ideal for al fresco dining. Additionally on this floor is a separate cloakroom, a good size office and a generous utility room with good range of cabinets and plumbing for an automatic washing machine plus a sink unit.

The elegant wide staircase leads up to the spacious landing with walk-in airing cupboard housing the Worcester boiler and hot water cylinder. There are four bedrooms, all generously proportioned and three with absolutely stunning estuary views.  The principle bedroom has an en-suite shower room as well as a separate dressing room and there is a family bathroom and second en-suite to one of the other bedrooms.  Services to the property include mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

Outside from the lane there is a sweeping driveway accessed by wrought iron gates leading up to the double garage, both operated electronically.  Adjacent is a good size lean-to log store and storage and parking for 4/5 cars with  traditional Cornish stone boundary wall.  Gardens surround the property which is set back from the extensive lawned area to the front with gravelled paths, variety of trees and planting and stunning views from all aspects.  The wide front steps extend on both sides to provide sun terraces from which to enjoy looking at the beautiful estuary.  At the side there are steps leading up to the balcony which is a real suntrap and has the widest vista.  There is a secluded area to enjoy the hot tub and air source heat pump heated swimming pool with concrete tiled surround, trees for privacy and low stone wall for extra seating.  The detached slate hung outbuilding houses the Lacron motor and has room for changing and storage.  There is access both sides to the landscaped rear garden with sun terrace, decked area, kitchen garden with greenhouse and some lovely exotic plants and shrubs plus an oak tree coppice.

The historic and picturesque fishing town of Padstow is located on the North Coast of Cornwall and offers an extensive range of cafes, public houses and restaurants, none more so than Paul Ainsworth's Michelin starred No.6, cool seafood bar Prawn On The Lawn and of course Rick Steins esteemed Seafood restaurant. An area of outstanding natural beauty, there are several sandy beaches within 2 to 4 miles as well as the championship golf course at Trevose. The town also has a supermarket and excellent Primary School.  The nearest mainline station is Bodmin Parkway which is approximately 20 miles distant with the nearest airport at Newquay approximately 14 miles away.

To find Cartrea, drive towards Padstow on the A389. As you drive into Padstow, turn right at Tesco and continue down Sarahs Lane to the bottom and then turn right into Dennis Lane and the property is just along on the righthand side.  The postcode for satellite navigation is PL28 8DP.

Padstow  £1,850,000

  • Imposing and Elegant Period Residence
  • Magnificent and Extensive Estuary Views
  • Private Landscaped Grounds with Electronic Gated Entrance
  • Heated Pool. Hot Tub, Balcony and Mature Gardens
  • Four Bedrooms and Three Bathrooms
  • Excellent Order, Modernised with Period Features
  • Double Garage with Ample Extra Parking.
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