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The Fort, Cawsand £470,000

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  • Stunning Sea Views
  • Enclosed Private Courtyard
  • Private Garage & Visitor Parking
  • Panoramic Communal Gardens
  • Freehold Fort Conversion
  • Balcony with Direct Sea Views
  • Electric Heating & Water
  • Three Bedrooms

This stunning Napoleonic Fort conversion sits proudly above Cawsand Bay; providing coastal and country views with the benefit of a sizeable balcony and private courtyard. A short walk to the village centre and beaches of the Rame Peninsula, this property also has a private garage and access to panoramic communal gardens.
This freehold home briefly comprises; master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second double bedroom, bunk room, family shower room, and open plan fitted kitchen, living room and dining area.

Ground Floor:
You enter the property into a feature hallway with exposed Plymouth Limestone walls that provides access to the accommodation and up to the first floor via a large spiral staircase. The master bedroom is a generous double with in-built storage and a family bathroom with hand basin, bath, bidet and w/c. A further double bedroom of a slightly larger size also benefits from in-built wardrobes and traditional slit windows that pay homage to the forts Napoleonic heritage. The third bedroom follows the contours of the original fort structure and is a comfortable single or bunk room.  The family shower room with tiled enclosure also benefits from a neutral décor, hand basin and w/c. 

First Floor: 
A large reception room enables flexible living with a separate fitted kitchen and breakfast area or office / study, distinct dining space and comfortable living room. Flooded with light from a series of south facing windows this room is breath-taking and the perfect spot for hosting guests. The timeless Crown fitted kitchen has matching wall and base units with a Neff integrated double oven and hob. The living room flows out onto the spacious balcony via a set of double glazed sliding doors.  Set out from the other properties, this is the only property on this side of The Fort with a direct sea facing balcony, which is most probably the largest on this side. 

Grounds: 
This property not only benefits from a fully enclosed private courtyard  but also a substantial communal garden, which offers panoramic views across the Rame Peninsula and out into Plymouth Sound. 

 
Parking:
This property benefits from a private garage with electrical supply and ample visitor parking for guests. There is also permit parking available on New Road a few yards from the entrance to the fort. 

History:
In 1779 an audacious Franco-Spanish Fleet looking to land thousands of troops anchored in Cawsand Bay.  With no fortifications covering that area and most of the Royal Navy at Sea, invasion looked likely and was only averted by the weather.  Cawsand Fort was the ultimate response to cover this deficiency in coastal defence.
Cawsand Fort was built on the site of the eighteenth century battery. It was constructed with 9 guns facing to seaward, covering Cawsand Bay itself, and a further 14 guns to protect the fort from a landward attack.  
Improved longer range weaponry on other forts in Plymouth Sound meant the coastal defence role of Cawsand had ceased by 1903. The fort remained garrisoned throughout WWI however and was only released by the military in 1926.

Service Charge: 
There is an annual service charge for upkeep and maintenance of the communal areas, which is approximately £600 per year. The property owns three shares (a tenth) of the freehold on the communal grounds. 

Situation:  
The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are set upon the shore Plymouth Sound, in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The village is well equipped with amenities and a vibrant community all year round, but really comes to life in the warmer months as one of the premier tourist destinations on Cornwall’s Forgotten Corner. 
The local primary school at Fourlanesend is rated 'Good' and there are plenty of clubs and societies active year round in the village to cater for all ages. There are a number of cafes, public houses and shops which offer a diverse range of products to suit all tastes.
Transport links are good, with ferries from Cawsand beach at the bottom of the road directly into the Barbican, Plymouth during the summer months. City Bus provides a reliable year round bus service to Torpoint and Plymouth that departs from a bus stop only minutes away.
 
Disclaimer: 
These details are for guidance only and complete accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If there is any point which is of particular importance, verification should be obtained. They do not constitute a contract or part of a contract. All measurements are approximate. No guarantee can be given with regard to planning permissions or fitness for purpose. No apparatus, equipment, fixture or fitting has been tested. Items shown in photographs are NOT necessarily included. Interested parties are advised to check availability and make an appointment to view before travelling to see a property.


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The Fort
Cawsand PL10 1PL
County: Torpoint
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: BR0117
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