Residential development plot, paddocks, arable land and amenity woodland situated in a peaceful rural setting on the fringes of Fowey with direct access to Readymoney Cove.
A wonderfully positioned piece of land and woodland with the opportunity to construct substantial family dwelling, located in a remarkably quiet and peaceful position whilst being surrounded on three sides by the ever popular harbour town of Fowey, on the south coast of Cornwall.
Forming the valley that runs down to Readymoney Cove and located in a strategically important position for the town the land is ideally suited to take maximum advantage of all outdoor and cultural activities the popular and desirable town of Fowey provides, both as a place to live and work on a permanent basis as well as catering for the regular influx of high quality visitors.
Benefitting from access from the main road into Fowey without the need to enter the historic town centre, the property also has easy access to the nearby beaches and South West Coast Path as well as being a short stroll to the town centre and harbour.
LOCATION The property is located on the western periphery of the town of Fowey, one of the most desirable and popular harbour towns on the south coast of Cornwall. Fowey provides access to a vast array of wonderful coastline, both within the town and harbour, westwards past the Gribben Head and the iconic red and white Daymark around the Menabilly headland to the village of Polkerris, or across the estuary on pedestrian ferry to Polruan or vehicular ferry at Bodinnick to the wilder and quieter coastline and beaches to the east. Venturing up the estuary brings you to the tranquil creekside villages of Golant, Lerryn and St Winnow with the historic town of Lostwithiel at its head.
As well as the natural beauty of the area, Fowey has an illustrious past as an active fishing and commercial port, where the activities of the china clay industry still operate alongside the leisure and tourist activities. The town’s importance throughout the ages is indicated by the impressive historic harbour buildings and quays, the entrance to the estuary being flanked by 14th century fortifications and medieval buildings. Fowey is also well known due to the writer Daphne du Maurier being a former resident, her legacy being the Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature (formerly The du Maurier Festival) which the town hosts alongside other regular events such as the Fowey Royal Regatta Week, Fowey Valley Music Festival, the Fowey Christmas Market and many other live events, craft fairs and planned activities taking place around the estuary throughout the year.
As expected in desirable coastal towns in Cornwall, high quality locally sourced food and drink plays an important role, with ample restaurants, bars and cafes in close proximity. There are direct mainline rail service from Lostwithiel eastwards to Plymouth, Exeter and London Paddington and westwards to Truro and Penzance, national and international flights can be taken from Newquay International Airport.
LOT 1 – RESIDENTIAL DWELLING PLOT Situated to the north of the land, with access from Polvillion Road, the property benefits from full planning consent for a dwelling dated 10th December 2019 ref: PA19/00915.
The development was designed by the well-respected local architects ARCO2, who are renown for designing innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable dwellings with modern architectural flair.
With a brief to create a sustainable, low energy, low maintenance family home, the design includes a reverse level house to maximise the views the site provides. The internal floor area extends to approximately 2,421 sq ft and the dwelling is positioned in a plot totalling approximately 0.42 acres.
The ground floor provides a master bedroom with en-suite, 2 double bedrooms, family bathroom and internal annex with en-suite double bedroom and separate living accommodation with its own external entrance doorway.
The first floor consists of a large open plan lounge, dining and kitchen partially divided by the open stairwell, snug, utility room and larder. In addition, there is a further double bedroom/playroom/TV room and covered terrace looking south over the garden and adjacent land (Lot 2 paddock).
Externally the design encompasses natural stone walls, green roofs, copper cladding, triple glazed aluminium joinery, glass balustrades and natural slate roofing.
The development has a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) liability of £90,000 if payable. The vendor has applied for, and been granted, a self-build exemption Notice. Further details of the planning documents can be found on the Cornwall Council Planning Portal – www.planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications - using the reference PA19/00915, or can be provided by the agent.
Virtual images provided by ARCO2.
LOT 2 - PADDOCK 1 A single field, extending to approximately 0.79 acres, gently sloping southwards and surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows, located adjacent to the residential plot (Lot 1).
LOT 3 – PADDOCK 2 A single field, extending to approximately 0.97 acres, predominantly level and surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows, accessed along a wide tree lined track. It is positioned adjacent to neighbouring dwellings, Fowey River Academy sports field and other arable land forming part of the sale (Lot 4).
LOT 4 Approximately 21.25 acres of predominantly arable land situated adjacent to Fowey River Academy, St Catherine’s Parade, allotments and with direct access to Hanson Drive via an overgrown public highway (in need of improvement) or from Polvillion Road. Currently occupied until January 2022 and in use for the growing of maize, the land could be put in to a wide variety of future uses.
LOT 5 Approximately 28.67 acres of land forming the valley as it runs south down to Readymoney Cove. Particularly picturesque and consisting of approximately 8.23 acres of arable land, 3.42 acres of amenity land and 17.02acres of lush valley amenity woodland, the land borders a number of houses along Rashleigh Lane and runs down to the rear of the settlement at Readymoney Cove. Access will be granted to this land from Lambs Barn, can be taken direct from Rashleigh Lane as well as from the public highway at Readymoney Cove and the public right of way known as Love Lane.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in 5 lots.
TENURE & POSSESSION The freehold of the property is offered for sale, with vacant possession on completion other than the arable land, which is subject to an annual tenancy agreement which expires on 10th January 2022. Further details can be provided by the agent.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME Available by separate negotiation. A fee of £300 + VAT will be charged by the agents to transfer the entitlements, if they form part of the sale.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES No environmental schemes are currently present on the property.
OVERAGE Other than Lot 1, the land will be subject to an overage agreement equating to 30% of any uplift in value of the relevant land for a 25 year period to be payable by the buyer on the grant of planning permission for any use other than for agricultural, equestrian or amenity purposes.
DESIGNATIONS The property is situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Some of the woodland along the bottom of the valley and adjacent to Readymoney Cove is within a Conservation Area.
SERVICES No services are connected but proximity to public highways and residential property should ensure service connections are feasible, buyers to make and rely upon their own investigations.
WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY If the property sells as lots, relevant rights will be reserved to allow access to each lot individually.
Public Rights of way run over Lots 4 and 5 and over the access track to Lots 1, 2 and 3. The property will be sold subject to, or with the benefit of all Wayleaves, Easements, Quasi Easements, Rights of Way, Covenants and Restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.
VAT The land is not elected for VAT.
SPORTING TIMBER & MINERAL RIGHTS Sporting rights are included. Mineral rights are excluded.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Cornwall Council – www.cornwall.gov.uk
VIEWINGS Interested parties can view much of the property in their own time using the public rights of way over the land but should not walk over private land without prior agreement of the agent. Interested parties should contact the agent for additional viewings. Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the land, wearing appropriate footwear for uneven terrain and potentially slippery surfaces.
DIRECTIONS Entering Fowey on the B3415, the property is on the right hand side of the road after the Lambs Barn roundabout, behind Point Neptune Lodge and the Lawhyre Holiday Cottage complex. At Lambs Barn roundabout, turn right onto Lankelly Lane and left on Rashleigh Lane, Lot 5 is on the left hand side of the road.
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