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The Fort Cawsand, Torpoint Guide Price £300,000

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  • Private Courtyard
  • Communal Gardens
  • Balcony with Sea Views
  • Family Bathroom
  • En-suite
  • Garage & Visitor Parking
  • Freehold
  • Two Double Bedrooms

This stunning Napoleonic Fort conversion sits proudly above Cawsand Bay; providing coastal and country views with the benefit of a balcony, private courtyard and communal gardens. 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 accommodation briefly comprises; master bedroom with en-suite, second double bedroom, family bathroom room, fitted kitchen / dining area and, living room with balcony.

Ground Floor:
Entrance into a slate tiled hall with underfloor heating that leads to the master bedroom, storage cupboard and a tiled family bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys rural views and benefits from an en-suite shower room.  Stairs lead up to the raised ground floor with a half landing that enables access into the sub-floor storage area beneath living room. This area is restricted in height but provides ample storage space.

Raised Ground Floor: 
The second bedroom is positioned here, with a large window providing natural light and a view of the courtyard. 

First Floor: 
A large reception room enables flexible living with door through to separate fitted kitchen and a balcony with sea views.  The modern fitted kitchen has room for a dining table and benefits from matching fitted wall and base units, with a number of integrated appliances. The double glazed doors and windows ensure this room remains cosy throughout the year, whilst enabling a cooling through draft to keep cool in the summer months. A Positive Air Ventilation system has recently been installed and enables the flow of fresh air throughout the property.

Grounds: 
This property not only benefits from a private balcony but also a courtyard to the front and 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. There is also permit parking available on New Road a few yards from the entrance to the fort. Visitor parking readily available within 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 £450 per year.

Situation:  
The twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are set upon the shore Plymouth Sound, in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and conservation zone. 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.

Tenure:    Freehold
Listing:     Grade 2 
Heating:    Electric
EPC Rating:    E
Local Authority: Cornwall Council
Council Tax Band:    D

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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
Torpoint PL10 1PL
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: BR0055
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