A rare opportunity to purchase a four bed, 2 bath, 3 reception waterside home (including business opportunities if required) in the heart of Fowey. This unique property, with enormous scope and potential, has one of the largest riverside terraces on the estuary, enjoys direct access to the water, davits for boat/equipment lifting, a frape mooring and stunning views from all principal rooms and areas.
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Believed to be the first time ever on the market, this double fronted property fronts onto Fore Street, the main high street in Fowey, and is believed to offer the widest frontage of all of the properties along Fore Street. Our clients have been in resisdence now for over 15 years. The majority of the ground floor accommodation is made up of the popular and well regarded Reeds of Fowey, a boutique gift shop which has been in this location for decades, run by the owner and occupier.
The shop itself is spread over 3 areas on the ground floor consisting of the main shop area being the two rooms fronting the road. There is a smaller shop area located at the rear of the ground floor. Within the shop area is a customer wc and storage area for the goods for the shop. A hallway runs to the rear where access is gained to the owner’s accommodation or to the rear terrace. Within the rear hallway access is also provided to the first floor two bedroom apartment via a staircase.
There are many options available to the purchaser of 32 Fore Street as the shop space could be converted back into living accommodation if required. If this work was carried out the size and space of the accommodation on the ground floor would be very generous. The owners of the shop in recent years have diversified and have started selling drinks on the rear terrace which offers the most stunning views across the water towards Polruan in the distance. This area provides such versatile options from remaining a business generation tool to a private garden or to further develop the existing business by offering such things as boat hire, making the most of the water frontage. Within the courtyard area is a Davit Swing Arm Crane perfect for the lifting and lowering of boats from the rear boundary wall into the terrace area. Ownership of the foreshore extends up to 50ft from the rear boundary wall.
Our clients take advantage of a Frappe mooring direct from the harbourmaster. Further information is available upon request. Below the open plan reception space are two large cellar areas perfect for the storage of shop equipment or boating equipment. Subject to any necessary permissions this area could offer further conversion opportunities.
Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a large rear extension. The magnificent 32 ft. open plan reception space is loosely divided into a kitchen, separate dining and separate living space. At the end of this room are large bi folding aluminium powder coated doors opening to a raised deck area providing very impressive water views. Part of this room enjoys high valued ceilings and further potential to extend this area into a raised mezzanine area. Currently being used as storage this area could be converted into an additional reception space if required. Within this reception space is a staircase which rises to the owner’s bedroom at first floor level.
As mentioned previously the current owners utilise the majority of the first floor as a holiday rental apartment. This apartment provides two bedrooms, an open plan kitchen / reception room, family bathroom and cloakroom WC. There is also a doorway into the owner’s accommodation bedroom if required but can also be locked to provide a separation between the two parts.
Fowey is regarded as one of the most attractive waterside communities in the county. Particularly well known as a popular sailing centre, the town has two thriving sailing clubs, a famous annual Regatta and excellent facilities for the keen yachtsman. For a small town, Fowey provides a good range of shops and businesses catering for most day-to-day needs. The immediate area is surrounded by many miles of delightful coast and countryside much of which is in the ownership of the National Trust. Award-winning restaurants, small boutique hotels, excellent public houses etc have helped to establish Fowey as a popular, high quality, destination.
There are several excellent golf courses within easy reach, many world-class gardens are to be found in the immediate area and the fascinating Eden Project with its futuristic biomes is just 5 miles to the north west. There are good road links to the motorway system via the A38/A30. Railway links to London Paddington can be made locally at Par and St. Austell, and there are flights to London from Newquay.
The following services are available; mains gasm mains water and mains drainage. Telephone line and broadband are connected however as agents we have not verified connection.