Looking back

As Cornwall’s property market continues to experience incredible buoyancy, we take a look at a selection of homes recently sold by Philip Martin.


The following properties, sold recently by the estate agents at Philip Martin, are testament to the fact that as a lifestyle destination, Cornwall has never been in higher demand.


As buyers seek more room at home in the wake of the pandemic, homes like Edenville in Chacewater have been more highly coveted than ever. A large detached house with four acres of land and a range of outbuildings, Edenville came to market with a guide price of £795,000. Incredibly private and secluded, there are few holdings of this type and size, and even fewer so close to Cornwall’s cathedral city. There are a total of six bedrooms, including a master en-suite, and an abundance of character features throughout give the home a real ‘house in the country’ feel. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for Edenville to be snapped up.


Lower Trelassick House in Ladock, near Truro, was also bought up quickly. A classic Georgian home with paned sash windows, built from local stone, Lower Trelassick has been very well maintained and updated over the years. That said, it’s also the perfect opportunity (or, at least, it was) for a discerning buyer looking for a home on which they can put their own personal stamp. Priced at £550,000, with four bedrooms and generously sized living spaces, this is just the kind of Cornish refurbishment project that the lockdowns of the past year have left many of us dreaming of.

Also located in Ladock is Nansawsan Cottage, a handsome and detached period village home. With four bedrooms, character features throughout, plus gorgeous private gardens and a one-acre paddock, whilst the accommodation does require modernisation, Nansawsan Cottage certainly has ‘dream home’ potential, and with a guide price of £495,000, this potential is well within reach.

Last, but by no means least, is Trewince Barn. A detached barn conversion in a quiet rural setting, this home, for many, will epitomise the ‘house in the country’ idyll. With large rooms, each as characterful as the last, and with stand-out features including the old ‘roundhouse’ – now a fabulous kitchen-dining room with an Aga stove and exposed wooden trusses in the ceiling – Trewince Barn is as much about accommodation as it is location. Tucked away at the end of a long lane, backing onto fields and with far-reaching countryside views, this property has a generous garden with an array of shrubs, plants and trees. An outbuilding provides a useful workshop/store, but also has the potential for conversion into an annexe or holiday let, subject to consent. With four bedrooms and spacious living accommodation (including a study), at just £585,000, Trewince Barn, as you might expect, did not remain available for long.

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