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    Default Cottage on Cornish peninsula with 800 acres of woodland is on sale for just 550,000

    They say location is everything. In this case it could be something of an understatement.

    On its own, this four-bedroomed home appears pleasant but unspectacular. But zoom out and a rather different picture emerges.

    Set on a Cornish peninsula and surrounded by 1,000 acres of some of Britain's finest gardens, Lady Emma's Cottage has just gone on sale for 550,000. Scroll down for more...
    Isolated 'Lady Emma's Cottage' sits on the Rame Peninsula in Cornwall - flanked on three sides by two winding rivers and the sea

    The property itself comes with just an acre of land. But it is the 885 acres of lush woodland engulfing it and the prominent position overlooking Plymouth Sound that will prove the real attractions.

    It sits on the Rame Peninsula, which is flanked by the Sound and the rivers Lynher and Tamar, and has been called "the forgotten corner of Cornwall".

    The cottage nestles in the grounds of Mount Edgcumbe House, the Grade 1 listed former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Scroll down for more...
    The secluded four-bedroomed home set in nearly 1,000 acres of some of Britain's finest gardens is on the market for just 550,000

    Surrounding the buildings is the Mount Edgcumbe country estate, which is recognised as one of the finest gardens in the country.

    The property being marketed is the refurbished lodge, originally designed in the Gothic Revival style in 1760 and named later after Lady Emma Sophia Edgcumbe, daughter of the second earl.

    The original building burnt down but was rebuilt in 1882 with plans drawn by William Morris.

    In 1965, the estate was sold jointly to Plymouth City Council and Cornwall County Council and over the next 30 years the cottage fell into disrepair until a restoration project began in 2003.
    It now has a modern interior with reception hall, dining room, kitchen, drawing room, master bedroom, three further bedrooms, two family bathrooms, workshop and log store.

    While the estate is still council-owned, the house is in private hands.

    A spokesman for estate agents Knight Frank said: "Lady Emma's Cottage sits in a secluded position and enjoys wonderful views.
    "The present house is a quintessential Victorian country lodge originally built as a pair of cottages.
    "It lies in the heart of an area of great natural beauty, quiet secluded beaches, magnificent scenery and spectacular walks. Scroll down for more...
    The peninsula is council-owned and open to the public, making the cottage the only residential building

    "It may only have one acre of land but it has access to nearly 1,000 acres of some of Britain's finest gardens and parkland."
    Mount Edgcumbe House, built in the 1500s and restored after the Second World War, is one of the region's most popular tourist attractions.
    The park has been famous since the 18th century, when the Edgcumbe family created formal gardens, temples, follies and woodlands around the Tudor House. It has a world-renowned collection of camelias, specimen trees such as Californian Redwood and a herd of fallow deer.

    Cottage on Cornish peninsula with access to 800 acres of woodland goes on sale for just 550,000 | the Daily Mail

    Cornwall is beautiful

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    that countryside looks gorgeous

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