Rame Peninsula, Cornwall
- DUPLEX WATERSIDE APARTMENT
- ABOUT 988 SQ FT
- STUNNING SEA VIEWS
- 18' SITTING/DINING ROOM
- 14' KITCHEN/BREAKFAST
- 2 DOUBLE BEDROOMS (1 ENSUITE)
- FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM
- ALLOCATED PARKING
- LARGE COMMUNAL TERRACE
- NO HOLIDAY LETTING
Full DescriptionTHE RAME PENINSULA - Stunning waterside duplex apartment in one of Cornwall's most historic and iconic coastline properties, the property commands beautiful and panoramic views over the sheltered waters of Cawsand Bay, Plymouth Sound and the unspoilt countryside of the Rame Peninsula. About 988 sq ft, Stunning Full Height Entrance Atrium, 18' Sea Facing Sitting/Dining Room, 14' Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 2 Double Bedrooms (1 Ensuite), Family Bath/Shower Room, Cloakroom/WC, Study Area, Allocated Parking For 2, Visitors Parking, Large Communal Terrace, Access to Foreshore.
BEACH AND WATERFRONT 100 YARDS, WHITAND BAY 2 MILES, LOOE 14 MILES, FOWEY 30 MILES THE RAME PENINSULA - Stunning waterside duplex apartment in one of Cornwall's most historic and iconic coastline properties, the property commands beautiful and panoramic views over the sheltered waters of Cawsand Bay, Plymouth Sound and the unspoilt countryside of the Rame Peninsula. About 988 sq ft, Stunning Full Height Entrance Atrium, 18' Sea Facing Sitting/Dining Room, 14' Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 2 Double Bedrooms (1 Ensuite), Family Bath/Shower Room, Cloakroom/WC, Study Area, Allocated Parking For 2, Visitors Parking, Large Communal Terrace, Access to Foreshore.
LOCATION The Officers Mess is located in a spectacular setting in one of the most beautiful parts of England often referred to as "The Forgotten Corner" or the Cornish Riviera. It lies in a tucked away, traffic free location close to the waters edge in the picturesque village of Kingsand, the entire village is a designated Conservation Area and directly adjoins the sheltered and crystal clear waters of Plymouth Sound. Nearby the little known Sandways Beach is only accessible on foot and provides the perfect sheltered environment for bathing and watersports.
Steeped in history, Kingsand together with its neighbour Cawsand are the quintessential Cornish seaside villages intertwined by narrow streets with "chocolate box" fisherman's cottages. The South West Coast Path can be accessed nearby and from here one can enjoy views across the bay to Fort Picklecombe, the Mount Edgcumbe Estate, Plymouth Breakwater, the City of Plymouth and Dartmoor on the horizon. The constant passage of commercial, naval and pleasure craft around the bay and in the entrance to Plymouth harbour, makes this an extraordinary, distracting and inspirational outlook. For those with boating interests there are a wide range of marinas around Plymouth's waterfront to suit all types of craft.
The villages of Kingsand and Cawsand both have a welcoming community, are home to the Rame Gig Club and are well equipped with a variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants together with a sailing club and other facilities. The Rame Peninsula is relatively little known, often described as 'Cornwall's forgotten corner', forming part of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with quiet beaches and outlined by the South West Coastal Path. The Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, an 800 acre area of coastal woodland and open hillsides, is possibly one of the most beautiful and varied locations of Cornwall, lies on the edge of the village.
Nearby St Mellion International Golf Resort offers unique 4-star facilities including an AA luxury hotel, leisure centre, Elemis day spa, tennis courts, a European Tour golf course, a brasserie and an award-winning restaurant. There is a Montessori Nursery at St Germans (8 miles) and independent schools at Tavistock and Plymouth.
Plymouth has a long and historic waterfront together with a mainline railway station (Plymouth to London Paddington 3 hours) and a cross channel ferry port with services to France and Northern Spain. International flights are available from Newquay (44 miles) and Exeter (55 miles). The fabulous harbour side town of Fowey lies 30 miles to the west and the famous surfing beach of Polzeath is just over a 1 hour drive.
DESCRIPTION 4 The Officers Mess comprises a spacious duplex apartment within an iconic Grade 2 Listed fort which was constructed during the Napoleonic era. This location was strategically chosen for fortification to protect the Western Approaches of the important Naval port of Plymouth. Directly south facing the apartment commands a stunning 180 degree prospect over the coastline and coastal waters of Plymouth Sound and Cawsand Bay, spanning from Bovisand and the countryside of Devon in the east, across Plymouth Breakwater and the Western Approaches in the south and Cawsand Bay with the Rame Peninsula and Penlee Point to the west. This handsome building was constructed in the Tudor Gothic style with limestone elevations and has many unique architectural features including an embattled parapet, circular tower and octagonal tower amongst many others. Whilst set within an historic building the apartment offers superb accommodation in the contemporary style with engineered oak flooring, electric underfloor heating together with modern kitchen and bath/shower rooms.
OUTSIDE There are two allocated parking spaces, one adjacent to the entrance atrium and the second below the communal terrace with ample space for storage of kayaks or paddleboards etc. Closeby lies a bin store. In addition there are visitors parking spaces for guests.
On the south side of the building there is a huge communal decked sun terrace with expansive sea views.
EPC - EXEMPT - LISTED BUILDING
TENURE Share of Freehold. Leasehold 999 years from 2006. Service/Management Charges - five year average is approximately £3200 (last year was £7065 to provide a healthy sinking fund) and covers maintenance of building and common areas together with buildings insurance. The apartment cannot be used for holiday letting purposes.
DIRECTIONS Using Sat Nav - Postcode PL10 1JB