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6a, High Street
PL15 8ER

Bossiney, Tintagel

£1,250,000 Sold

5 Bedroom Manor House

  • Superb Renovation/Conversion Project
  • Plus Former Tintagel Pottery
  • Two Entrance Driveways
  • Famous Bossiney Bay
  • Outskirts of Tintagel
  • Walking Distance to Coast
  • Steeped in History
  • Potential plots STPC
  • Woodland with Stream

This enchanting Grade II Listed former Manor House nestled in the hamlet of Bossiney, offers tremendous potential for dual/triple occupancy, or a lucrative holiday let business. Extensive grounds circa 2.4 acres in all, incorporating a substantial detached former Pottery with scope for conversion into an impressive two storey residence and further development potential within the grounds.


This charming property, steeped in history and located in one of North Cornwall's most famous and sought after locations, will appeal to the most discerning of purchasers. Offering tremendous scope and potential to recreate the original main residence, together with many options perhaps for those looking for dual or triple occupancy or indeed a lucrative holiday let business. The house is Grade II Listed, previously a smallholding although reference is made to this property possibly being the original Manor House of the Borough Manor of Bossiney. Many features within the property can be found and in particular a fireplace retaining the original carved surround with the Duchy Crest and Castle escutcheon, which can be compared with the crest over the main entrance. Adjoining the main house to the left is a two storey building, having previously been used as accommodation for an employee, which could be reinstated to form additional accommodation to the main house or perhaps a studio apartment, gallery or workshop.

In addition to the formal walled gardens and curtilage is a large detached barn, formerly the Tintagel Pottery which was once very successfully run since 1948 until more recently. This substantial building in its own right has tremendous potential for conversion to an impressive dwelling of two storeys set in its own gardens and private drive, with electricity and water readily available, subject to buyers enquiries and necessary planning consents. To the rear of the pottery is the original furnace and to the front slate mowhays can be found, where farmers would dry the hay.

To the rear of the main house a range of triple bay open fronted garages and adjoining former Clay Store and Workshop offer further potential for conversion, subject to planning consents, either with private gardens or indeed potential if someone wished to obtain planning permission for new dwellings in the former vegetable garden behind. There are also various stone outbuildings within the grounds and a flagstone courtyard. Two main entrance drives serve the property, one of which offers potential for a building plot subject to necessary planning consents, which would not encumber the main residence as the second entrance also approaches the house to the rear.

The main house is currently divided into two dwellings. From the front elevation a superb chamfered granite entrance with the Duchy Crest above, this crest is mirrored in the carved fireplace surround in the sitting room of one dwelling, together with carvings of the famous Tintagel Castle and floral motif. To the left gable is a dilapidated two storey building believed to have been added circa early C19 and a single storey to the right hand gable in late C19.

Extending in all to approximately 2.4 acres this property offers tremendous potential to recreate a stunning home of generous proportions together with income potential if required. Ideally suiting those seeking a coastal property, with a hint of 'Poldark', seen here with many distinguishing original features including flagstone courtyard, exposed beams, fireplaces and sash windows. Not to mention the incredible location within walking distance of Bossiney Bay and Tintagel itself.

LOCATION Located on the fringes of Bossiney adjacent to the famous village of Tintagel, the borough of Bossiney, is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was granted in a charter by Richard Earl of Cornwall, possibly in 1253. Sir Francis Drake sat for the borough in Parliament in 1583. Bossiney is famous for its wonderful views, fabulous cliff walks, great secluded beach and close proximity to the South West Coast Path and Tintagel Castle. Tintagel, associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur, famous for its Castle Ruins that cling to the headland, together with many cafes, shops and Inns, including the Camelot Castle Hotel. The Museum, King Arthur's Great Halls, was designed and built in the 1930s to encapsulate the world and legend of King Arthur.

The village of Boscastle, famously known for its fishing port is only 3 miles away, with towns such as Bude and Launceston both approximately 18 miles distant with further range of shopping, and amenities, with the larger cities of Truro, 40 miles, Plymouth 43 miles and Exeter 59 miles distant.

THEACCOMMODATIONCOMPRISES (all measurements are approximate)


ENTRANCEVESTIBULE6' 5" x 4' 3" (1.96m x 1.3m) Chamfered granite entrance. Above the lintel is the Duchy crest which is mirrored in the carved surround of the fireplace within. Timber shelves. Flagstone slate floor. Timber square paned entrance door into:

SHAREDENTRANCEHALL8' 2" x 4' 4" (2.49m x 1.32m) Doors to each dwelling.


INNERHALLWAY A turned staircase rises to First Floor. Night storage heater. Doors to:

SITTINGROOM15' 1" x 13' 8" (4.6m x 4.17m) With sash window to front. Attractive floral motif carved timber fireplace with Duchy Crest to the left and Tintagel Castle to the right. Slate hearth. Night storage heater.

DININGROOM13' 10" max x 9' 4" (4.22m x 2.84m) Two sash windows to rear. Shelved recess. Night storage heater. Beamed ceiling. Door to deep understairs storage cupboard. Square paned door into:

KITCHEN17' 8" max x 9' 2" (5.38m x 2.79m) Door to outside. Square paned window to rear with deep tiled sill. Range of cupboards and worksurfaces. Sink unit with cupboards below. Space for washing machine. Solid Fuel Rayburn. Door to Pantry with shelving including slate shelves. Electric fuse board. Beamed ceiling.

From the Inner Hall a turned staircase leads to a SPLIT LANDING with stairs leading to;

FIRSTFLOORLANDING Access to loft space. Doors to:

BEDROOM19' 3" narrowing to 7'8" x 13' 8" (2.82m/2.34m) x 4.17m) With step up to:

ATTRACTIVETIMBERARCHEDDRESSINGAREA6' 1" x 5' 8" (1.85m x 1.73m) Sash window to front with window seat.

BEDROOM215' 4" x 14' 10" (4.67m x 4.52m) Sash window to front.

SECONDSPLITLANDING With range of built-in wardrobes and shelving. One housing the hot water cylinder and cupboards above. Access to roof space. Door to useful Walk-In Storage Cupboard with built-in shelved cupboard, linking to the cupboard in the shower room. Window to rear.

BEDROOM319' x 9' 11" (5.79m x 3.02m) plus window recess with deep sill. Double aspect with two windows to rear and window to side. Exposed partial 'A' frames. Access to loft space.

SHOWERROOM9' 0" x 6' 1" (2.74m x 1.85m) Window to rear. Comprising large shower cubicle with Mira electric shower over. Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled splashback to water sensitive areas. Built-in shelved cupboard.

2BOSSINEYCOURT From the Shared Entrance Hall a part glazed door leads into:

LOBBY With door into:

DININGROOM13' 5" x 13' 3" average measurement (4.09m x 4.04m) Sash window to front. Recessed former fireplace with tiled hearth. Night storage heater. Recessed shelving. Stairs rising to FIRST FLOOR. Square paned door into:

INNERCORRIDOR Walk-in understairs cupboard. Cloaks recess. Square paned door to Side Lobby. This corridor opens into the:

KITCHEN17' 4" x 7' 8" (5.28m x 2.34m) Being double aspect with sash windows to rear and side. Recessed fireplace, with granite mantel, housing woodburner. Kitchen units with sink. Electric water heater. Electric hob and cooker below. Beamed ceiling.

SIDEPORCH Door to Pantry with window to rear. Half glazed door to outside. Timber door into:

SITTINGROOM14' 11" x 14' 10" average measurement (4.55m x 4.52m) Being double aspect with window to rear. French doors to front. Large fireplace with blocked-up clome oven and housing woodburner. Tiled hearth. Deep recess to side. Partial exposed 'A' frames. Display niches.

From the Dining Room stairs lead to:

FIRSTFLOORLANDING Access to roof space.

BATHROOM9' 2" x 6' 10" max (2.79m x 2.08m) With frosted window to rear. Three piece bathroom suite. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and electric shower over bath.

BEDROOM212' 1" x 10' 0" (3.68m x 3.05m) Sash window to side. Partial exposed 'A' frames.

BEDROOM115' 5" x 13' 8" max (4.7m x 4.17m) narrowing to 9'1" (2.77m) Sash window to front. Recessed double wardrobe with cupboards above. Access to roof space.


ATTACHEDTONO.1BOSSINEYCOURTISA2STOREYBUILDING With stone external steps to First Floor, this part, although in a dilapidated condition, was formerly used for occupation by an employee of the pottery and could be reinstated to form additional accommodation to the main residence or converted to a studio apartment, subject to any necessary consents.

The property is approached via two entrance drives that lead to the rear of the property and give access to:


BAY 1 - 15' 4" x 6' 5" (4.67m x 1.96m)

BAY 2 - 15' 4" x 6' 5" (4.67m x 1.96m)

BAY 3 - 15' 8" x 7' 2" (4.78m x 2.18m)

SIDE STORE - 11' 8" x 9' 7" (3.56m x 2.92m) with timber door to side.

Attached to the other side of the carport is the;

FORMERCLAYSTORE (APPROXIMATE MEASUREMENTS) Currently divided into two sections:

SECTION116' 5" x 10' 10" (5m x 3.3m) Side entrance door. Front and rear aspect windows. Door opening to:

SECTION215' 6" x 14' 10" (4.72m x 4.52m) Timber door to front.

To the rear of these outbuildings a timber five bar gate gives access into a Former Garden and Vegetable Plot with Timber Store, many attractive trees and shrubs. This area could provide additional gardens if the Garages and Clay Stores were converted or indeed a potential Building Plot, (STPC).

Adjacent to the second drive is a main entrance drive with further area of garden which also has the potential to become a Building Plot (STPC). At the end of this drive is a small Stone and Slate Outbuilding, known as the 'Chicken House' with timber entrance door.

A separate gate entrance and tarmac drive leads to;

FORMERTINTAGELPOTTERY This building has an extensive front garden. Original slate Mowhays and slate slope up to the timber stable door entrance into:

FIRSTFLOOR42' 0" x 17' 6" (12.8m x 5.33m) The Main Pottery Room currently with exposed vaulted ceiling. Window openings to front and rear. Partitioned to provide an office and separate store room. Opening to a:

MEZZANINELEVEL17' 10" x 13' 0" (5.44m x 3.96m) average measurement. Stairs to Ground Floor with deep under store recess. Door to outside. Window openings to front and rear with slate sills. Opening to:

LOWERGROUNDFLOOR Being double aspect. Range of shelving. Door to;

REARFURNACEHOUSE22' 8" x 21' 0" (6.91m x 6.4m) (In a dilapidated condition) Former brick built Furnace. Window openings to sides and rear. Door to outside.

To the rear and side of the Pottery is a further area of ground which could be incorporated as parking and gardens.

Pathways with attractive stone walling give access into the main grounds which extend in all to approximately 2.4 acres. From the rear of the House a further timber door and flagstone floor leads to the enclosed side courtyard with stone built Outbuildings providing storage for logs and coal and former outside toilet. The extensive grounds are predominantly wooded with meandering pathways, an abundance of evergreen and deciduous trees. The front gardens were clearly at one time an absolute delight with raised stone beds and various rose and fushcia bushes. Productive Buddleia known as the Butterfly Tree, being a true haven for wildlife and birds. A small stream runs through the grounds.

SERVICES Mains Water. Mains Electricity. Private Drainage.


COUNCILTAX No 1 Bossiney Court - Band D
No 2 Bossiney Court - Band C


Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

1 Bossiney Court 2 Bossiney Court

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