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A Chic & Stylish Retreat! Set within a stunning location on the outskirts of the town, within walking distance of local amenities, is this beautifully appointed period property situated in a magnificent Grade II listed building. With superb and versatile open plan living space across two floors, communal gardens and parking, uniquely designed with style and sophistication in mind!

Formerly the kitchen accommodation serving the local and historical Victorian hospital, originally built in 1840 and beautifully and sympathetically converted to create 34 unique residences in the year 2000. A surprisingly spacious property featuring an entrance hall, fantastic open plan living space with a newly fitted contemporary kitchen, two bedrooms of which one benefits from an en-suite*, and a separate shower room.

To the first-floor is an impressive lounge with ample storage, lending itself to a further bedroom, office or playroom if desired. Retaining many original period features, including high ceilings and glazed sash windows, the property benefits from gas central heating too and boasts a light and airy feel living space that oozes both elegance and charm.

Park up in the designated parking bay and take a short stroll until you have arrived at the pathway surrounding this property. Alternatively, access is available via the feature paved steps descending either side of the landscaped communal gardens.

Key Features

  • 2/3 Bedrooms
  • Upstairs 3rd Bedroom/Lounge
  • Open Plan Living with Refitted Kitchen
  • Resident & Visitor Allocated Parking
  • Modern Shower Room & En-suite*
  • Grade II Listed
  • Close to Local Amenities

Step inside the solid wooden door into the hallway

You may feel like you’re transported back in time with the original quarry floor tiles underfoot and wooden ship staircase ascending the first-floor positioned to the left, providing useful storage space beneath. To the far left of the hallway you’ll find a door into the open plan living space, and to the right are doors leading to both bedrooms, with the shower room positioned at the rear. There is also access into the property from a fully glazed panel door to the left of the front door directly into the open plan living space.

Take a left into the open plan living area; a wonderful space featuring a vaulted ceiling where natural light shines through from the glazed windows to the front, rear and side, and the glazed windows from the lantern ceiling from the lounge above, where a balustrade balcony overlooks this space.

A charming and versatile space where there is plenty of room to place your dining table and a sofa too, creating a cosy atmosphere to dine and entertain friends and family, or simply chill with a glass in hand after a hard day’s toil. There’s even room for a workstation too, so you can really make it your own!

A newly fitted kitchen in a contemporary barista design of black units is positioned to one side providing useful storage for your kitchenware below the worktop featuring a contemporary sink above with chrome fountain tap over, nicely positioned in front of the rear glazed window to appreciate the view of the landscaped communal gardens.

There’s space for an American style fridge/freezer and space for a Range style double cooker too, with black decorative tiling to the walls. Further features include three radiators, television and telephone points and original quarry floor tiles underfoot make an easy clean. A vaulted ceiling with an exposed beam adds to the charm and character of the property and makes this a lovely light and airy room. There is a Georgian glazed door to the front providing easy access to the outside without the need to make a sharp exit through the hallway.

The master bedroom is spacious and enjoys lovely views of the landscaped communal gardens from the glazed window at the rear. There are also television and telephone points, a radiator and newly fitted Karndean laminate flooring underfoot to complete. To the far-left corner of the room is a door to the en-suite shower room, currently being used as a utility room where there is space and plumbing for a washing machine and a dryer. *Formerly an en-suite shower room with a shower and the necessary plumbing required to easily convert this back should this be desired. Further features include an extractor fan, heated towel rail and tiled flooring.

Bedroom two is a good-sized single room with a glazed window overlooking the landscaped communal gardens to the front, also with a radiator and newly fitted Karndean laminate flooring underfoot.

The modern shower room featuring a fully enclosed shower cubicle comes complete with a pedestal hand wash basin and low-level WC, finished in crisp white to keep it fresh. Complimentary tiling to the walls with matching floor tiles and a heated towel rail, to keep your towels toasty, nicely finishes things off. There is also a shaver point and extractor fan too!

To the right of the shower room, there is an inbuilt cupboard providing useful storage for your coats, wellies and more.

Climb the wooden ship staircase to the mezzanine floor where you will find a delightful and spacious room where there is plenty of storage for your bits and bobs, with built-in shelving nicely hidden beyond the wall of bespoke storage cupboards fitted either side of the eaves of this fabulous space, also featuring a balustrade balcony overlooking the open plan living space below. A lovely and versatile space where an abundance of natural light floods through from the glazed windows of the lantern roof ceiling above making this the perfect place to take the time to indulge and relax with friends, and family, in complete privacy, equally lending itself to a further bedroom, office or playroom if desired.

Step outside to enjoy the attractive communal gardens

A paved pathway where original stone walling forms the boundary line, provides access to the attractive communal gardens and pathways via the flight of paved steps conveniently positioned either side of this property. The communal gardens featuring pristine landscaped lawns predominantly sweep through the development amongst the decorative pathways spiralling in a variety of directions providing access to all residences, with shrub features and borders. A central pathway lined with a row of Victorian style lamp posts make a lovely feature and perfectly light the way to the designated parking areas and beyond during nightfall.

Within the grounds, there is a resident’s parking space and a visitor’s parking space designated within the parking areas, which can be located at the rear of the development. You will also find a secure communal storage facility providing handy storage, so you have somewhere to store personal belongings.

The premises are held on the remainder of a 999-year lease, which commenced in 2000. The Retreat Court Management Company Ltd consists of the 34 owners each having one share and the Management Company owning the Freehold.

The Management Company is responsible for the maintenance of all the properties, the care and upkeep of all the communal areas including the roads, the car parking, the gardening and the street lighting and window cleaning together and includes building insurance to cover the bricks and mortar of the property. The current service charge payment is £110.00 per calendar month and a ground rent of £37.50 is payable every 6 months.

A little bit more about the location of St Columb Major

Retreat Court, formerly used as a military hospital during the war, has been sympathetically restored and comprises of three main wings. Situated in a peaceful setting with many attractive features including a beautiful stone arch entrance and an octagonal pavilion, located at the end of a leafy driveway in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of St Columb Major, yet is within walking distance of the town centre amenities.

The town of St Columb Major has a range of local shops that can satisfy day to day shopping needs, which include the Co-op, two butchers, plenty of café’s, a Post Office and a doctor’s surgery. There are several pubs and take-away establishments, all within an easy walk. Newquay with its beautiful beaches is just 7 miles away with the cathedral city of Truro just 17 miles in the distance.

Truro has the largest shopping centre in the county with high street names such as Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. The beautiful beach of Watergate Bay and the neighbouring cove at Mawgan Porth are both within a 6 mile drive. Newquay Cornwall Airport is approximately 6 miles away and flights are available to a variety of UK and international destinations with daily services to London Gatwick and Manchester, so great for commuters!


Jacquelines Property Notes

This property is simply divine!

Surprisingly spacious & set within an idyllic setting with beautiful landscaped gardens and parking for residents and visitor’s too.

Perfectly suited for residential purposes, a holiday home or an investment opportunity, what more could you wish for?

What do you think?


St Columb Major, 2/3 Bed Apartment – Guide Price £200,000

Key Features

  • 2/3 Bedrooms
  • Upstairs 3rd Bedroom/Lounge
  • Open Plan Living with Refitted Kitchen
  • Resident & Visitor Allocated Parking
  • Modern Shower Room & En-suite*
  • Grade II Listed
  • Close to Local Amenities

Property Floor Plan

Disclaimer: Total approx. floor area 1028 SQ.FT. (95.5 SQ.M.) This plan is for illustrative purposes only. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the floor plan above, all measurements are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement. Measurements are approximate and not to scale.


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