St Matthews Lodge is a period home dating from 1865 and was part of the Cockington Estate. Over the past 9 years the current owner has transformed the house with no expense spared into a luxury home retaining its character and period features. It is located in the favoured area of Upper Chelston/Cockington with its wonderful community is moments from the sea front and with the local shops a short stroll away.
You enter the house through a recessed porch into a lovely double aspect sun room with glazed doors to the garden. With tiled floors and radiators this is a lovely place to sit at any time of day. This leads into an open plan hallway and living room with high ceilings and a bay window with lovely French windows out to the garden. This lovely bright entertaining room has a period open working fireplace and wood flooring throughout.
A further living room is accessed off the hallway and currently used as a study/office it has a working period fireplace, large sash windows and wooden floors and is a light spacious room.
Past the stairs doors lead into an inner lobby giving access to a large walk in larder which houses the state of the art gas boiler and fitted shelving. Doors also lead into the large garage with electric doors onto Walnut Lane.
The open plan kitchen/diner has been completely redesigned to a luxury standard. With Quartz work tops and fully fitted bar and wall cupboards it is a perfect cooks/entertaining kitchen. There is a fitted Bosch dishwasher, almost new freestanding Samsung fridge freezer and a 5 ring Rangemaster gas cooker with 2 ovens, grill and plate warmer. On the wall opposite the double bowl Kohler stainless steel sink with waste disposal is the fitted bar with glass fronted display cabinets and cupboards under for glasses and shelving for decanters.
The dining area is large enough to seat eight and has a glazed ceiling which floods the area with light. It opens up to the cinema room which is wired for sound and has a large fireplace with wood burner for cosy evenings. Either side of the fireplace are display glazed cabinets.
Doors from the kitchen lead to a utility room with sink and quartz work surfaces. This leads to the rear courtyard accessed via Walnut Lane. There is a washing machine and separate tumble dryer and space for your outdoor shoes. Off the utility room is a wet room with shower and a useful guest WC.
From the hallway there is a hatch in the floor accessing a staircase leading to a large cellar which is perfect for storage and/or a wine collection as it has heating.
On the first floor there is a bright landing off which the spectacular master bedroom has double height ceilings, exposed beams and a large sash window overlooking the garden and St Matthews Church. There is an ensuite dressing room/shower room with fitted wardrobes double sink with glazed vanity units over. A door leads to a separate WC.
Also on this floor are a further 3 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Stairs lead to the second floor in the eaves which is a great space for children or guests and benefits from an ensuite shower room. Access to the loft storage is via hatches on the walls.
Accessed via the side gate to the front, and also from the living room and garage this South West facing garden has been designed for easy maintenance. With an automated watering system, well stocked beds with gravel pathways and a raised fish pond with waterfall. Various sitting areas are dotted around the garden and there is an enclosed wooden gazebo with seating for two. There is space for a table with mains gas fed BBQ on the northern wall.
Garage – accessed via Walnut Lane with electric roller shutters.
Services – Mains Gas, Electric, Water and drainage
Tenure – Freehold
EPC – Rating E