Set high above Looe in an enviable position is Havenford House a wonderful Victorian and much loved family home. From its fantastic elevated position the views of West Looe, the harbour, estuary and along the coastline as far as the Rame Head Peninsula are spectacular.
Built in the 1850’s, this detached double fronted home has 5 double bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 large reception rooms, small study, a huge kitchen breakfast room and is presented over three floors. Furthermore there is a large conservatory which leads out to a paved enclosed garden. The house has been well maintained both inside and out and retains many of its original character with sash windows, Victorian fireplace, picture rails and coving.
Both the living room and dining room are at the front of the house and have bay windows from here the best views of the estuary are enjoyed. In the living room there is a wood burner.
The kitchen forms the hub of the house and is fully fitted with generous storage, a pantry, Victorian Belfast sink and an island providing extra storage and seating. Leading from the back door there is a useful scullery/laundry room.
On the first floor there are 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom can be found on the third floor with an en-suite and dressing room. This versatile loft room has two balconies and could be used as a B & B as master bedroom or for someone looking for additional income.
The property stands in approx 4 acres most of which is woodland. It fronts a narrow lane which winds up from pretty East Looe and has two pedestrian access gates which lead down to the village. Under the house is a brilliant ‘dry cellar’ which is centrally heated and provides invaluable storage and workshop space.
Havenford House has the added advantage of parking for several cars which is rare in this location. At the rear entrance there is an open fronted car port that provides parking for 2-3 vehicles and further off road parking for another 3-4 vehicles.
There are several beautifully paved pathways to the different garden levels with several seating areas to catch the sun at different times of the day. To the front of the house there are generous and well- presented gardens with large lawned areas that are planted with a variety of fruit trees and pretty hedgerow borders. The paved patio area to the side of the house provides a stunning view point of the working harbour and Estuary and one of the 2 pedestrian accesses to Hannafore Lane and an under patio storage area.
At the back of the house there is a large generous rear garden that is presented over several tiers comprising various growing areas, timber storage sheds, polythene growing tunnels and an orchard planted with various trees and shrubs. Vehicular access could also provide further parking if required. Fine views of East and West Looe, the working harbour and the Estuary are enjoyed from the higher rear garden. The vendors inform us that the garden extends further up to encompass approximately four acres of ground.
Looe is everything that you would expect of a Cornish seaside town, quaint old buildings, twisting streets, smugglers taverns, beaches and some of Cornwall’s finest pubs and restaurants. The fishing fleet land their catch on the old harbour Fish Quay which also provides a base for the many boatmen offering everything from short sea trips to longer fishing trips to catch mackerel, conger and shark. Looe also has its own railway, the Looe Valley Line, a single track branch line running alongside the estuary and river through the rolling countryside between Looe and the main line at Liskeard into London Paddington.
Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
From Plymouth take the direction for Liskeard on the A38 to Trerulefoot. Continue to the A387 towards Looe. Take the B3253 to Looe and in reaching Looe cross the bridge and take the first left towards Hannafore. Turn right just before the Fire Station and then take the second turning on the left into Downs View. Wind up the hill and Havenford House can be found on the left of the first tight right hand bend.