This postcard-worthy Cornwall cottage is wrapped in walled gardens

The grade II-listed home sits on the edge of Fowey

This Grade II-listed house and adjoining cottage are tucked into a valley on the edge of the Cornish town of Fowey, offering countryside views and extensive gardens dotted with intriguing outbuildings and a shepherd’s hut.

Fowey is located on the south coast of Cornwall, on the west side of the Fowey Estuary. The small town is renowned for its natural beauty and rich maritime history and is surrounded by rich agricultural land from which this cottage originates. The 17th-century home was originally part of the Treffry Estate and was built to accommodate workers on the neighbouring farm. It’s a classic example of the Cornish Farmhouse vernacular, built in handsome stone.

Originally several smaller dwellings, the Cornwall property has been converted into a principal three-bedroom cottage, with an adjoining two-bedroom cottage that serves as guest accommodation or a holiday let. Each cottage has its own parking and outdoor area.

The interiors have plenty of original features, including wood panelling and beamed ceilings, though there’s ample opportunity for the new owner to leave their thumbprint on the cottage.

As lovely as the house is, its gardens are the real star of the show. Wisteria covers the exterior of the cottage, which is enclosed by a series of walled gardens planted with flowers and ancient trees. In the two-acre grounds, you’ll also find an old linhay – previously used by the farm but a prospective workshop or studio, perhaps?– as well as a log cabin and a shepherd’s hut.

Jonathan Cunliffe has the listing for the Cornwall property, with a guide price of £1.65m.

The living room with beamed ceilings and a period staircase
Credit: Jonathan Cunliffe
The wisteria-covered exterior
Credit: Jonathan Cunliffe
One of the cabins
Credit: Jonathan Cunliffe
A shepherd's hut on the grounds
Credit: Jonathan Cunliffe

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