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A charming and traditional double fronted terraced cottage situated in a semi-rural position in the outskirts of St Just on the road to Cape Cornwall. Capeway is a former miner’s cottage which benefits from being within easy walking distance of the shops, pubs and restaurants of St Just while overlooking farmland to the front and the local cricket club to the rear. There is easy access to a network of coastal and country footpaths and lanes including the famous South West Coastal Path. Priest’s Cove at Cape Cornwall, the Cot Valley and Kenidjack Valley are all worth exploring. The area is dotted with derelict engine houses and old mine workings – a living museum to its rich heritage.
Capeway is a spacious and comfortable holiday home with an attractive stone walled front garden, private parking for one car, en-suite facilities in the master bedroom and even plenty of room for the dog to lie in front of the large open fire! The front first floor bedrooms have extensive views towards Cape Cornwall and Carn Gloose with the sparkling blue Atlantic beyond – in fact on a clear day it is easy to spot the Isles of Scilly on the horizon and in the evening, several lighthouses – including the Longships and Wolf Rock – can also be seen.
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Entrance from the rear of the property through small courtyard into garage and entrance lobby. Separate WC. Steps down to utility room with fitted units, work top, single sink, washing machine and microwave. Arch leading to kitchen with fully fitted units, tiled floor, electric cooker with halogen hob and extractor fan, integral fridge and freezer, dishwasher and one and half bowl sink. Arch leading to dining room with dining table and chairs, reading area with easy chair and well stocked bookcase and views over the garden. Door from kitchen to lounge with magnificent original Granite feature fireplace and open fire (coal supplied), comfortable sofa seating, flat screen television (free view channels) and Video / DVD player, small music system and a selection of videos, DVD’s and games. Hall with stairs to first floor and Bedroom One: Attractive room with double bed, free standing pine furniture and those lovely rural and coastal views. En-suite shower room with large “walk in” glass enclosure, electric shower, hand basin and vanity unit, illuminated mirror, WC and wall mounted heated towel rail. Bedroom Two: Twin beds with free standing pine furniture and more of those scenic views! Bedroom Three: Bright and cheerful room with bunk beds (3ft) and a grandstand view of the local Cricket pitch, (St Just are former County champions). Family bathroom with bath and electric shower over, WC, hand basin, wall mounted electric towel rail and shaver point. Oil fired central heating throughout the property. Outside: Porch to front garden, fully enclosed and laid to lawn with pretty flower beds, shrubs and garden furniture. Rear courtyard. Garage with parking for one small / medium car (at owners risk). There is plenty of room to store walking boots and wet suits in the garage and dog basket, dog bath and bowls are provided.
St Just is the most westerly town in Britain and home to a community that is fiercely proud of its Cornish traditions. Initially, the town greets visitors with streets of sturdy granite cottages, an elegant granite church dating from 1336 and a local landscape scattered with the relics of its mining past. However, if this sounds a little dour, don't be fooled. St Just is a bustling regional town which is proudly self-sufficient with everything that the visitor could want - right on the doorstep. A charming array of shops including two traditional and very good butchers, a baker, small supermarket and a host of fabulous little bric a brac shops and galleries just waiting to be explored. The central square boasts four pubs, all with their own individual charm and character serving good local food and Cornish ales. Two large festivals, Lafrowda Day and Feast Day attract huge numbers of locals and visitors alike to join in the street processions and festivities of these ancient pagan festivals.
Despite its small size, St Just has a thriving arts community and in the middle of the town you will discover the Plen-an-Gwary, or 'playing place'. Registered as an ancient monument, this large, circular green, surrounded by walls, has been used for centuries for public entertainment and today is the setting for productions of medieval plays many of which take place in the warm summer months.
A mile from the town is the spectacular promontory of Cape Cornwall, one of only two such capes in the United Kingdom (the definition of a cape is the point at which two oceans or seas meet and in this case the Atlantic Ocean/English Channel and the Bristol Channel) In the early 20th century, the cape was owned by Captain Francis Oates, who began his working life at age 12 in Balleswidden mine. He left Cornwall in his early twenties and emigrated to South Africa where he joined the famous De Beers mining company and eventually worked his way up to be Managing Director of the huge diamond conglomerate. He returned to west Cornwall, where he built the stunning Porthledden House which stands majestically overlooking the Cape. Formerly in the ownership of the Heinz Company, the cape is now owned by the National Trust.
During the 4th century AD, the cape was the site of one of the first Christian chapels in west Cornwall, St Helen's Oratory which is now occupied by a ruined farm building. The site has been used since the Roman times and is well worth the visit as is the fabulous views that can be seen from the top of the cape.
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