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The Cornish Idyll

Never has owning your own slice of Cornish paradise been a more tempting prospect.

In the wake of the current pandemic, with the threat of another lockdown lurking in the periphery, more people than ever are looking to trade in their busy lives for the rural Cornish idyll. And why not? Never has the world experienced restrictions like those placed on it in recent months, and that being the case, it’s only natural to look at your own four walls and wonder ‘is this really enough?.

What we’re really talking about here is a sense of space and seclusion, something that Herons Lodge – a gorgeous Cornish bungalow just minutes from Restronguet Creek and the Fal river – has in spades. Having been immaculately refurbished in recent years, this charming home’s modest exterior in no way betrays the exceptional and contemporary living space, which has been wonderfully realised with materials that perfectly complement the locale.

Four bedrooms, including a delightful master suite, make up the accommodation. Into the spacious kitchen-diner and you’ll find a combination of solid wood and quartz worktops, stunning cabinetry, and a central island housing a modern range-style oven – a dream come true for avid home cooks.

Outside, stocked with camellias, hydrangeas, ferns and more, the extensive gardens and grounds are simply beautiful. They include Cornish stone walls, two sunny paved terraces and raised vegetable beds. Add to this a generous driveway and integral double garage – the perfect space for hobbyists – and ‘room to move’ starts to take on a whole new meaning.

Popular with sailing enthusiasts, Loe beach is just two miles away, offering easy access for launching boats and opening up a world of sailing possibilities along the calm waters of the Fal estuary. For those who favour dry land, Cornwall’s cathedral city, Truro, is just five miles away, and the bohemian harbour town of Falmouth is only ten, offering between them a blend of independent and high-street brands, complemented by superb restaurants, trendy bars and quirky cafés.

With a guide price of £825,000 Herons Lodge is proof that nothing is too much to ask for. That said, as more and more opt to trade in their busy lives for a private slice of paradise far from the madding crowd, opportunities like this are increasingly few and far between..


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