In a wooded valley in Perranarworthal, The Brass Bolt Shop is a Grade II listed cottage in a smart private development of cottages and apartments recently converted from historic Perran Foundry, all set well back from the A39 within 5 acres of grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Kennall.
The foundry dates from 1791 and was a hub of industry until 1879; it is now a fascinating World Heritage Site.
Inside, the cottage has been artfully renovated to sensitively merge contemporary comforts with the original spirit of the building.
Open-plan split-level living/dining room with slate floors and oak beams, vaulted ceiling, TV/DVD and iPod dock.
Step up to stylish fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washer-drier, microwave, freezer, larder fridge, electric oven/gas hob).
Ground-floor double bedroom (limited clothes-hanging space); shower-room (suite, large cubicle).
Wood stairs up to charming mezzanine area with sofa, chair and door to small decked area (table/chairs) below a wooded slope, a lovely place for birdwatching, and another double bedroom (TV) with walk-in cupboard and en suite bathroom (suite, power shower over bath).
No children under 10, except pre-crawling babies, due to mezzanine.
An immaculate cottage steeped in history, a wonderful place to which to escape and convenient for visiting Truro and Falmouth.
Perranarworthal: village (award-winning pub, farm shop) built around the 18th cent.
copper and iron ore trade.
A mid-Victorian guidebook described it as romantically situated in a deep bottom or dell at the head of Restronguet Creek.
Now by-passed by the Truro (5 miles) to Falmouth (4 miles) stretch of the A39.