A Grade-II listed property with a rich history is on the market in Cornwall.
The historic building up for sale was the only home in Mousehole to survive a bombardment from the Spanish Armada.
Originally a pub, named The Keigwin Arms, the building came under attack on July 23 1595 but remained standing – while its owner, Jenkyn Keigwin, died protecting it.
Since then, the property has been converted into a five-bed home and is now on the market for £750,000.
Even with modernisation and an extension, Keigwin still retains lots of period features – such as exposed stonework and high, beamed ceilings. There’s even a Jacobean porch supported on four granite columns leading to a large, open-plan hallway.
With 1,970 sq ft of living space, there’s plenty of room – plus the kitchen has a stable door that leads out to the south-facing garden.
Elsewhere, there’s a utility room, a dining room, lounge and a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite shower room – plus three other bedrooms.
Guy Morse, the estate agent at Lillicrap Chilcott handling the sale, describes Mousehole as ‘sitting in a little bowl of tranquility.’
Speaking about the one-of-a-kind property, he said: ‘Space is at a premium in Mousehole – everyone has got tiny postage stamp-sized gardens, if they’ve got anything at all.
‘The fact that this property has a sizeable south-facing garden – including banana plants and an olive tree – is just as rare as the history.’
The property would be perfect for history buffs, or simply those looking for a home with a story.
Keigwin was the only one to remain in Mousehole when Amésquita’s men torched the village – but a plaque to the late owner Jenkyn Keigwin still hangs outside.
The surrounding harbour area has also been featured in the 1970s BBC television series Poldark.
Do you have a story to share?
Get in touch by emailing [email protected]
Get all the need-to-know property news, features and advice from Metro every week.
Denial of responsibility! galaxyconcerns is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.