Stunning Grade II Listed property. Lady Street, Helston


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  • Bedrooms: 6
VIDEO TOUR AVAILABLE. The Mather Partnership are thrilled to bring to the market the historic Leslie House, situated in the heart of historic Helston Town.

Constructed in 1810 for a wealthy tin merchant and his family this beautiful Grade II listed Georgian property has since been used as part of the second world war effort to house members of the women's land army and during the late 20th Century was the local unemployment exchange. The property also forms part of the dance route for the famous ancient Furry Dance. The present owners purchased in the late 1980's and completed an extensive program of renovations, since then it has acted as head quarters for successful local holiday letting firm Classic Cottages. There is now a change of use application pending for the property to become residential once more.


Offering exceptionally well maintained accommodation the graceful architecture is evident throughout from the stunning floor to ceiling multi-paned windows with original shutters to the sweeping main staircase. The property offers exceptionally spacious and versatile accommodation set primarily over two floors but also offering a basement which would seem perfectly suited to ancillary accommodation or possibly a letting income. The proposed residential plans provide for spacious accommodation comprising of a lovely dual aspect lounge, dining room, large dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room, a snug/bedroom 5 and shower room on the ground floor. The first floor will offer a superb master bedroom suite, three further bedrooms of good size, a bathroom, a shower room and an office. The lower ground floor is planned to provide spacious and well proportioned , self-contained one bedroom accommodation. There is also a generous attic accessed via what was originally the servants staircase. Enjoying a tucked away location yet being close to the town centre the property enjoys pretty secluded gardens to the front and side and generous level lawned gardens to the rear as well as

Timber door with decorative side screen and fan light over into:


With exposed floorboards, radiator with decorative cover, ornate cornices, built in storage cupboard, stairs descending to the lower ground floor, a fabulous sweeping staircase ascending to the first floor with an arched window at half height and internal doors to various rooms including:


2.59m max x 1.75m min (8'6 max x 5'9 min)

Fitted with a radiator.


6.07m x 4.80m (19'11 x 15'9)

A beautiful dual aspect room with fitted carpet, fabulous floor to ceiling sash window with original shutters to the front aspect, further sash window to the side aspect, decorative cornices, recessed archway and two radiators.


4.32m x 4.24m (14'2 x 13'11)

Floor to ceiling sash window to the front aspect overlooking the garden with original shutters and decorative surrounds, ornate cornices, radiator and fitted carpet.


5.05m x 2.97m (16'7 x 9'9)

Fitted carpet, radiator, two windows, one of which is a sash with shutters, to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and offering townscape views and a radiator.


3.45m x 2.11m (11'4 x 6'11)

Fitted with a tiled cubicle housing a Mira mains fed shower, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, wooden floorboards, sash window to the front aspect and a radiator.


8.71m x 4.57m max measurements (28'7 x 15'0 max me

A fabulous dual aspect room with sash windows to the front and rear aspects both with window seats.

Kitchen Area

Fitted with a range of Shaker style base units with work surfaces over, stainless steel sink and drainer unit, fitted gas hob, space and point for under counter fridge, wooden floorboards, radiator, built in storage cupboard, 'servants staircase' to the first floor, as previously mentioned a sash window to the rear aspect and open plan to:

Breakfast Area

Feature original flagstone flooring, radiator and a sash window to the front aspect with window seat.


Having painted floorboards, elaborate decorative cornices and internal doors to various rooms including:


6.43m x 4.85m (21'1 x 15'11)

Wooden floorboards, fabulous feature decorative French windows with fan light over opening out onto a small decorative wrought iron balcony offering views over the garden and to the Historic old Helston town beyond, two radiators both with decorative covers, former fireplace and a door into:


4.83m max x 2.06m (15'10 max x 6'9)

Sash window to the front aspect, fitted carpet, radiator, built in storage comprising of cupboards and drawers, door to:


4.27m x 2.64m (14'0 x 8'8 )

Fitted carpet, sash window to the front aspect, radiator and door to landing.


4.24m x 3.58m (13'11 x 11'9)

Fitted carpet, sash window to the front aspect, radiator and an internal door into:


8.64m max narr to 3.66m min x 5.59m max narr to 2.

Currently a large open plan office space, this area on the proposed plans will form bedroom three and bedroom four as well as a shower room. With two sash windows to the front aspect, sash window to the rear aspect and a further sash window to the side aspect, borrowed light window to the attic stairwell, fitted carpet, two radiators, door to landing and a further door into the servants stairwell with stairs descending to the kitchen and rising to the attic.


2.95m x 2.39m (9'8 x 7'10)

Sash window to the rear aspect and is currently fitted with a range of base units with work surfaces over, stainless steel sink and drainer unit and a radiator (on the proposed plans this room will be a bathroom but is currently set up as a kitchen area)


2.92m x 0.97m (9'7 x 3'2)

Fitted with a low level WC, wash hand basin, fitted carpet, radiator and a small window to the rear aspect.


2.92m x 2.46m (9'7 x 8'1)

Fitted carpet, radiator and a sash window to the rear aspect with views over the garden to the townscape beyond.


Panel glazed French doors from the garden into:


5.36m x 3.76m (17'7 x 12'4)

With laminate flooring, wall mounted Gabarron electric heater, exposed stone walls with feature granite bench, open plan to proposed bedroom and area:


5.54m max x 3.73m (18'2 max x 12'3)

Laminate flooring, stairs rising to the ground floor, wall mounted Gabarron electric heater, sash window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden and is fitted with a range of base units with butchers block style work surfaces incorporating a stainless steel sink and drainer unit, exposed stone walls and a door into:


2.41m x 1.88m (7'11 x 6'2)

Fitted with a low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, laminate flooring and a boiler cupboard housing the Worcester gas boiler. The current proposed kitchen and cloakroom on the proposed plans are incorporated to provide for a spacious kitchen.


7.98m x 5.89m max overall measurements (26'2 x 19'

Laminate flooring, feature exposed stone wall with steps, feature substantial timber beams, sash window to the rear aspect overlooking the garden, two Gabarron wall mounted electric heaters and central stone pillars currently with fitted glazed panels between. This room is currently loosely divided into two areas but on the proposed plans will offer a bedroom, dressing room and en-suite shower room.


Accessed via a 'servants staircase' this space is centrally boarded, insulated, power and light connected and an interesting point to note is that the remains of the original Georgian servants bell pull system can be seen.


To the front the property is approached on foot from Lady Street with the front gardens being sheltered and secluded offering areas of lawn with established well stocked borders having a particular feature of a stunning well established Camellia. A gravel pathway leads to the front door with granite steps leading up to a further raised area of lawn again with established stocked borders filled with mature trees and shrubs. There is also a useful external power point and water tap.


The main gardens lie to the rear of the property being laid out in a traditional walled style being level and mainly laid to lawn and are well stocked with an established array of trees, shrubs and bushes. To the immediate rear of the property is a generous gravel seating area, beyond this is a level lawned garden and a further generous patio seating area situated at the rear of the garden, enjoying a sunny aspect as well as an excellent degree of seclusion, perfect for entertaining during those long summer days. A flight of granite steps leads up to the ground floor rear door. Screened by hedges, gravel paths lead to the:


This can be approached via vehicle from Lady Street and is currently arranged to offer parking for six vehicles with a central bed being stocked with established trees, shrubs and flowers.


Prospective purchasers should be aware that there is a change of use application pending for full residential use for the property.


Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.


It is a legal requirement that we receive verified ID from all buyers before a sale can be instructed. We ask for your cooperation on this matter to ensure there is no unnecessary delay in agreeing a sale. We will inform you of the process once your offer has been accepted.


Before agreeing a sale, we will require proof of your financial ability to purchase. Again, we ask for your cooperation on this matter to avoid any unnecessary delays in agreeing a sale and we will inform you of what we require prior to agreeing a sale.

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The Mather Partnership

17 Meneage Street, Helston, Cornwall, TR13 8AA

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