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The Old Steam Laundry is a grade II listed building. Originally Stapleton’s Saw Mill built approximately 170 years ago to provide boats for the canal (built 1820’s) which carried calcium rich sea sand used by farmers as fertiliser for the poor soil to be found further inland.

The coming of the railways ended the commercial operation of the Bude Canal, which finally closed in 1891 and the building fell in to disuse. It later became a Steam Laundry serving many businesses in the town and nearby areas until the 1950’s. It was used for various purposes during the 60’s and 70’s before being converted into 4 private homes in the 1980’s.

The building retains some of the original features and character, our sitting room has a spectacular beam and there are more to be seen in the bedrooms where you can get a feel for the buildings structure. The open plan staircase, whilst not original, compliments the house adding to the uniqueness of this special property.
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