Grade II-listed fairytale cottage in Cornwall hits the market for £325,000 


Dream home! Grade II-listed fairytale cottage that sits on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty in Cornwall hits the market for £325,000

  • The thatched cottage was once the gatehouse for the historic Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall 
  • The estate and surrounding area are hugely popular – attracting visitors from the UK and around the world 
  • Gweek Lodge, the old gatehouse, has a unique design and its own ‘suntrap’ courtyard in the garden
  • Located in the heart of Cornwall, the home is just a short distance away from the nearby towns and beaches

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A thatched cottage straight out of a fairy tale has been put up for £325,000.

The ‘Gingerbread Cottage’ is a grade II listed building and was once the gatehouse to the historic Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall.

The house sits on the edge of an area of outstanding natural beauty by Helford River and is one of the most photographed cottages in the area.

The quirky property is currently used as a holiday let and attracts guests from all over the country and abroad.

The history of the nearby Trelowarren Estate dates back thousands of years and has been owned by the Vyvyan family since the early 15th century.

The historic thatched cottage is a grade-II listed building and is one of the most frequently photographed in the area

The historic thatched cottage is a grade-II listed building and is one of the most frequently photographed in the area 

The estate agent selling the house in Cornwall said 'It's a very welcoming and cosy cottage with lots of character'

The estate agent selling the house in Cornwall said ‘It’s a very welcoming and cosy cottage with lots of character’

The cottage is currently a popular holiday home but is going on the market with an asking price of £350,000

The cottage is currently a popular holiday home but is going on the market with an asking price of £350,000 

The cottage has a distinctive rustic design with arched windows, thick 18th-century walls and unique stonework

The cottage has a distinctive rustic design with arched windows, thick 18th-century walls and unique stonework 

'Gweek Lodge' is on sale for £325,000 and can be used as a holiday home and leased or bought as a permanent dream home for the new buyer

‘Gweek Lodge’ is on sale for £325,000 and can be used as a holiday home and leased or bought as a permanent dream home for the new buyer 

The old gatehouse has an octagonal design of cut stone and granite under a thatched roof.

The 18th century home has large arched windows, unusual room shapes, exposed beams, stonework and a slate flagged floor in the kitchen.

The property has 583 square feet of living space with a kitchen/dining room, sitting room and bathroom on the ground floor and a bedroom with a dressing room on the first floor.

Outside it has off-road parking and a cottage garden as well as a ‘suntrap courtyard’ and elevated deck.

The cottage is at the head of the Helford River, within walking distance of the popular village of Gweek.

The fairy tale cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty near the village of Gweek in the south-west of England

The fairy tale cottage is in an area of outstanding natural beauty near the village of Gweek in the south-west of England 

The 'Gingerbread House' was once the gatehouse for the much-loved Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall, which attracts guests from all over the world

The ‘Gingerbread House’ was once the gatehouse for the much-loved Trelowarren Estate in Cornwall, which attracts guests from all over the world 

The 583 square-foot cottage has a variety of unique features and unusually-designed rooms for guests - and prospective buyers - to enjoy

The 583 square-foot cottage has a variety of unique features and unusually-designed rooms for guests – and prospective buyers – to enjoy 

The area is famous for sailing and one of Cornwall’s longest sandy beaches is a few miles away, between Gunwalloe and Porthleven.

Glenn McFadzean, from estate agents Lillicrap Chilcott, said: ‘Gingerbread Cottage is a Grade II Listed thatched cottage.

‘It’s a very welcoming and cosy cottage with lots of character.

‘We sold it to the owners about seven years ago. The last owner had it as a holiday let and the current owners have had it as a holiday home too, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be a main home for a new owner.

‘The cottage has a pretty garden and parking.

‘The village of Gweek has a thriving community, and you are very close to the Helford River and all the beautiful parts of the Lizard Peninsula.’

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