01 January 2005

Homes - Cornwall

ROSEVEARE HOUSE, Gothers, Cornwall

We moved into Roseveare House during September 2007 and immediately felt at home. It is a total change from Redcap in that it is in the middle of the County with no neighbours closer than 100 yards; it is also situated on a Private Road with access only to a Residential Mobile Home Park. The road goes nowhere except to the Park so we have no passing traffic. Gothers is roughly mid way between St Dennis and Roche in the Clay Country of Cornwall.

We now believe that the original House was built around 1908 but the house in its current form was constructed in 2000/2001.

The house has a large Kitchen, a Lounge/Diner and a good sized Conservatory. Off the kitchen there is a “Boot” Room, which connects to the Double Garage. Also off the kitchen is a small Utility Room leading to the the Back Door.

The house has four double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite; there is a large bathroom on the first floor and a downstairs toilet. Lastly, and where I am now, is the office, which is extremely useful for me since it has enough room for the Computer, Filing Cabinet, Bookcase and Storage Cupboard.

Outside are gardens on three sides with a pathway down the other side with access to a rented field and the Septic Tank. There are two sheds, one of which has a power supply. At present there are two rented fields and we intend to carry on renting unless we can purchase them outright.

The view from the house reaches as far as the sea to the west and we can watch traffic on the A30 from afar. Fortunately, where the house is positioned, there is no problem looking at Clay Tips, apart from two to the south which are largely covered in foliage.

View taken from the field to the South of the house

View from the North

REDCAP - 16 Henver Road, Newquay

Redcap was the family home from March 1984, when we stopped moving around the country with the Royal Air Force and, quite by accident, settled in Newquay. The house dates from 1935 and has five bedrooms including an extension into the roof space, which cannot be seen from the front. Situated on what used to be the main road into Newquay, the house is about a mile from the centre of town with the nearest beach about ¼ mile at Lusty Glaze.

Redcap photographed in 2006.

It is unclear where the name came from, but we like to think that it is because it is one of the very few houses in Newquay with a red tiled roof. There certainly do not seem to have been any Military Policeman (MP) living here, although we had a number of MPs enquire when we were open as a business. Some even stayed. One person, when I answered the door, said he had been an MP for a number of years; he left when I told him that I had been in the RAF for 38 years!

Over the years the house has been used as a Guest House and retains the fire certificate. The bedrooms all have wash basins but have not been updated to en-suite facilities. There are three WCs inside and a further one in the room at the back of the garage. This room along with the garage used to provide the proprietor with Summer accommodation and we used it for the children when they were at home during the summer months.

The gardens are small but, in the Summer months, are colourful due to Maria’s ability to produce hanging baskets and pots of various shapes and sizes. The pictures below, taken in July 2000, show the fruits of her endeavours in the back garden which is totally enclosed.

The front garden, which is virtually all Car Park, had room for five cars side by side with space for two more down the side of the house. It sometimes became reminiscent of “Butterflies” for anyone who remembers the trials and tribulations of Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer etc.

34 Calshot Close, St Columb Minor, Newquay

A four bedroomed RAF Married Quarter which we moved into after selling up in Lincoln

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