1 Bedroom Flat (Now Sold)
Pike Street, Liskeard
SOLD SUBJECT TO CONTRACT.
The Flat has the top three windows of the large white building between the Museum and Clock-tower. The front of the building is stucco on studwork and retains the original 9 pane sash windows. The interior of the Flat has been refurbished, and re-plastered with lime plaster to inner leaf of external walls. The gable end wall has been carefully and appropriately insulated. The ground floor of the house is now a clothing shop, with separate access.
Tenure is Leasehold with 95 years to run. Lease currently prevents sub letting, but is being renegotiated.
Flat Entrance - (1.2m x 1.2m)
Hallway - (4.6m x 1.2m)
Bedroom - (3.9m x 3.9m) Sash window overlooking Pike Street.
Open Plan Living Area - (5.2m x 3.9m) Two sash windows overlooking Pike Street. Kitchen area retains wood effect eye and floor level Fitted Units, Granite effect Work Surfaces, Belling Electric Fan Oven, Hobs and Grill.
Shower Room - (2.3m x 1.1m) All items newly fitted comprising Low Level WC, Pedestal Wash Hand Basin, Tiled Shower Area with Screen, Extractor Fan, Bathroom Heater and Heated Towel Rail.
All carpets and vinyl are newly fitted. Heating is by newly installed Electric Night Storage Units. Water is heated by Immersion. The Flat's Heat and Smoke Detectors are integrated with the building's Fire Alarm System, and serviced annually.
What is Liskeard like? Why should you buy a little piece of it?
Liskeard is a small Cornish town of high architectural quality. Largely untouched by post war redevelopment it has retained its medieval street pattern, and its buildings, over 150 of which are listed, date back to the 17th Century. Liskeard is perhaps not as prosperous as it once was. A problem or an opportunity? See the Guardian piece Lets move to Liskeard http://www.theguardian.com/money/2013/aug/02/lets-move-to-liskeard-cornwall
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The Flat would make an ideal weekend destination, and a base for visiting Looe and all points west. You can leave your car in London and jump on one of the eight fast trains a day from Paddington direct to Liskeard, taking Brunel's audacious coastal route through Dawlish. In addition the town is served by the Night Riviera Sleeper.
Pike Street and about.
Pike Street is busy with shoppers by day, but quiet at night. The flat is a stone's throw from Pengelly's the renowned fishmonger, selling lobster, crab, shellfish, cod, mackerel, gurnard, lemon sole, hake, whiting, bass and red mullet, all caught using traditional, sustainable fishing techniques, and freshly landed in the nearby small fishing port of Looe. Locally gathered Samphire sold in season. At the bottom of the hill is Philip Warren at Oughs, one of the best butchers in Cornwall. A fine example of Rice's architecture houses Goldworthy's, a traditional, well stocked hardware store.
Wider facilities in Liskeard.
The main street has a large co-op a couple of hundred yards from the flat, (there is a Morrisons at the edge of town), a large library, a bookshop, and several cafés. For eating out there is Tapenades, a small restaurant near the town centre. Good reviews. There are of course, doctors, dentists, chemists, solicitors, and all the other services you would expect in a market town of some eight and a half thousand people.
Liskeard is one of the last towns in Cornwall still to have its livestock market held within the town centre. This takes place on alternate Tuesdays.
Liskeard makes a good base for exploring Cornwall.
Liskeard lies at the foot of Bodmin Moor, which offers wonderful walks. Even if you haven't brought a car, there are many possibilities for visiting the rest of Cornwall. A few examples. The little branch line from Liskeard will take you down the pretty East Looe river, with exceptional views on the approach to Looe. Even Tate St.Ives, at the other end of Cornwall, is an easy day out by rail. The county retains a surprisingly good bus service. Every hour, four little green buses converge on Liskeard, stop in the main street 100 yards or so from the flat, exchange a few passengers, then leave the town in four different directions heading for Bodmin and Newquay, Looe and Polperro, Plymouth, and Tavistock. A few buses each day wander across the edge of Bodmin Moor to Launceston. From Looe or Polperro you can walk the coastal footpath west to Fowey or east towards Plymouth and return the same day by bus and train. Energetic walking, and with every chance of seeing a peregrine.
In the 1970s Liskeard was bypassed and gradually forgotten. The quality of the buildings and position of this fascinating little town mean it is only waiting to be rediscovered. It has great potential.