2 Bedroom House - Terraced, St Ives
Back Road East, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1PF
Buttonhole is a Grade II listed cottage, built in the late 1700's and was a Downlong fisherman's home. Traditionally the ground floor would have been used as a boat store for mending the nets and pressing pilchards for the family. The round granite boulder in the fireplace is a pressing stone, used as a weight to apply pressure on the pilchards in the barrel. The living area would have been on the 1st floor and there is evidence, in what is now a bedroom, of the chimney space where the Cornish range would have been. The glass fronted cupboard would have housed the best china.
The current vendors have sympathetically maintained this charming cottage and retained much of the character. The roof was replaced in 2010 with wet laid scantle slate and although Buttonhole does now have gas central heating there are no longer chickens living in the attic! The accommodation comprises on the ground floor a living room and the kitchen. On the 1st floor is the bathroom and bedroom 1. Stairs from this bedroom room lead up to the attic and a further double bedroom. Over the years Buttonhole has been a very popular holiday let and is currently the vendor's full time home.
A part glazed stable style door opens into the living room.
Measurements include the stairs.
The fireplace with wood surround is the focal point of the room and although it is no longer used as a working fire it does have a gas pipe for connection close by. (The granite boulder in the fireplace is a pressing stone once used to press pilchards in the barrel). There is space under the stairs for a dining table and chairs. Exposed ceiling beams. TV aerial connection. Radiator. Part glazed door to the kitchen. Stairs to the upper floor.
Windows to the front aspect and a polycarbonate and part slate roof. Tiled floor. This is a compact kitchen and has an inset 4 ring electric hob and an inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboards under. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for an under counter refrigerator. Wall hung Worcester boiler.
FROM THE LIVING ROOM STAIRS TO THE 1ST FLOOR LANDING
A feature has been made of the pine spiral staircase that was, at one time, used to access the attic room. Stripped wood door to the bathroom and stripped wood door to bedroom 1.
Deep recessed window to the front aspect with decorative mosaic sill. Bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Pedestal washbasin and low flush WC. Shaver socket. Painted floorboards. Radiator.
Recessed wood sash window to the front aspect with deep sill. Exposed ceiling beams. Built in cupboard with glass door. Radiator. Recess for clothes hanging and stairs to the upper floor and bedroom 2.
THE STAIRS LEAD TO A SMALL LANDING AND DOOR TO BEDROOM 2.
A Velux window provides natural light over the staircase.
Dormer window to the front aspect with louvre shutters. Double doors open to a useful built in storage cupboard which is 0.69m deep by 2.50m wide. A further built in cupboard uses the space above the stairs.
To the front of the cottage is a small walled area providing space for storing the wheelie bin. The water meter is also in this courtyard.
PHOTOGRAPH OF BACK ROAD EAST AND BUTTON HOLE IN 1902
VIEW FROM QUAY ROAD OVER THE HARBOUR BEACH AND SMEATON'S PIER
Smeaton's Pier and the Harbour Beach are just a few yards from Buttonhole.
ST IVES HARBOUR BEACH
For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that the sales particulars produced by this company should only be used as a general guide. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, or specific fittings. All measurements are approximate.
Tel: 01736 794931