To buy a cottage in Cornwall is the dream of a lot of people, but few actually realise it. Having lived in Cornwall all my adult life, I bought the delightful Dromlara Cottage with my late partner Lyn in 2006. We lived here together for a delectable decade until she passed in August 2016. I now have a new partner, and to start a new life together we need to live elsewhere. So I am reluctantly having to sell my Cornish cottage. :(
Are you someone looking to invest in your own delicious slice of Cornwall - enjoying your own idyllic cottage, either permanently or as and when you choose? If so, I might have just the solution for you. The cottage was built around 1760, almost a hundred years before the place next door. It enjoys it's own cottage-garden, as well as a summerhouse and fish-pond. It has parking for two vehicles or more. Inside it has a lovely multi-fuel burner, a through living room with oak stairs. The whole of the main ground floor is done in 1" thick solid oak. I have decorated it in a shabby-chic arty kind of way. You might like it - or you might decide you want to paint it over and put your own stamp on it. The cottage hides away down a quiet unmade lane. But only a mile from the main road between Penzance and Helston, (with a pub and petrol garage/shop). Just a mile from Goldsithney village with two pubs (important), post office, general store, etc. And only two miles in a direct line to the idyllic Prussia Cove (of 'Ladies in Lavender' fame) and some of the most stunning cliff coastline on the south coast of Cornwall. More horses come past the cottage than vehicles!
The postcode is TR20 9HY
Here are a few shots outside the cottage, and the landscape as seen from my bedroom window. I think you'll agree it's a stunning place, tranquil, peaceful - a place to unwind! As an artist, I have absolutely loved this place - it's been my constant source of inspiration. I shall be so sad to leave it - but I really need to now. So for 21 days, I'll be auctioning it. Here's the estate-agent's link to the auction. The auction will start at £230k. It won't be disclosed what the reserve is - but I'm happy to let you know that it's £250k. (I had it on the open market for a while at £275k, with nobody finding it quite right for them.) On top of the winning bid, you'll have to pay the estate agent fees of £6k. However, you should pay less for conveyancing, as I have already paid £600 for an auction pack, which includes all the necessary searched etc. That's how an online auction works apparently.
So, if you feel that you're ready to buy your own cottage in Cornwall - this could be an opportunity of a lifetime! Come and see it anytime by arrangement before the auction finish date - 16th November 2018