A large and extended detached four bedroom country residence set in attractive gardens and grounds of about six acres. The home has the benefit of an inter-connecting one bedroom single storey annexe and a small leisure suite. EPC rating D.
This substantial detached residence was built in the mid ninetieth century and has been home to our clients since 2014. The farmhouse has a wealth of character and charm throughout and has many modern comforts to reflect modern day living demands. It has highly flexible and spacious accommodation and has been extended sympathetically and is today a unique opportunity. The internal accommodation includes up to four reception rooms and four bedrooms, many of which have far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. The inter-connecting one bedroom ground floor annexe is suitable for extended family members. The more recent extension comprises of a spa suite with swim pool, sauna and shower. Externally, there are well manicured gardens, outbuildings and a double garage. The six acres of grounds make it ideal for those with stock or horses and the nearby open moorland provides the perfect place for riding and hiking.
The following is a quotation from the home owner: “We fell in love with this house before even viewing it - nestled between Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor with lovely countryside views, but near enough to civilization with a pub and shop just up the road and beautiful beaches within 30 mins drive. We have thoroughly enjoyed finding out the history and putting our own mark on the place including having the well restored and making it a feature. Discovering the many possibilities the house and land have to offer. Many hours have been wasted sitting in the garden or kitchen watching the wildlife. The birds - Swifts swooping on the fish pond, a Peregrine Falcon who enjoyed watching us from the fence and Horace (the Heron) who spends much time trying to think of a means to get the fish out of the pond! The garden is a delight with shrubs attracting many types of butterfly including some rare species. We have done several things to the house but the best bit was having the leisure room/swim spa built to help with our back problems. Time seems to stand still here in this peaceful haven - until the next party comes along and it turns into an amazing fun party house!”
Internally, the rooms include a welcoming reception porch which opens into the main sitting room which has a stone fireplace with an inset wood burning stove. This room has a feature beam and stairs which lead up to the first floor. The formal dining room is big enough to accommodate a large table and comes alive at times of family gatherings. There is a clome oven believed to be hidden away in the chimney breast. The living room is a further reception area and has a beamed ceiling and an exposed stone wall. An interesting feature is the well which is beneath and visible to the bottom by toughened glass. The kitchen/breakfast room has many windows with fitted blinds and has a wonderful outlook over the garden with many windows keeping the room light and airy. There are a range of matching wall and base units and further cupboards. Integrated appliances include an electric oven and hob, as well as, the oil fired “Heritage” Aga style oven which controls both the domestic hot water and central heating systems. A breakfast bar provides casual seating. Moving through the utility cupboard houses all the equipment for the private water system. Adjacent is a luxuriously appointed shower room/WC which is fully tiled and has underfloor heating. In recent years the leisure suite was added and comprises of a large shower area, and leads through to the pool area which has a high ceiling, swim spa for hydrotherapy, fitness and leisure. Adjacent is a sauna and two heated sun loungers included in the sale.
On the first floor are four double bedrooms, all with latched doors and many of which have stunning far reaching views and wardrobe recesses or wash basins. The dual aspect master bedroom suite has a wash hand basin and two built in wardrobes. All bedrooms share use of the luxury family bathroom/WC which has a separate shower cubicle. The home benefits from oil fired central heating and UPVC double glazed windows and has solar PV panels owned by our clients that provide additional income with surplus power exported to the national Grid.
Both Inter-connecting and self-contained is the ground floor annexe which provides further flexibility and could accommodate a dependant relative. It is well appointed with a large kitchen/dining room with brick fire surround and integrated appliances such as a double electric oven, hob, extractor and a dishwasher. There is also a utility room and an open plan lounge/bedroom area with bathroom/WC. Patio doors lead out to a small terrace which gives the annexe its own area of outside space.
Externally, the farmhouse is approached by a long private driveway which provides access via a vehicular gate to the yard which provides plenty of off road parking. A double garage will be found along with a useful shed. The main area of garden lies at the rear and comprises of a number of patio areas where the sun can be received at different times of the day and can be ideal for outside dining during the warmer months. The gardens are well manicured and a real credit to the owners. They are colourful with a wide collection of shrubs, bushes, perennials and raised borders. At the top of the garden is a large pond with water feature and attractive decked seating area at the side. Further stores are found including a shed and mobile office/storage container. The field is positioned at the rear of the gardens and found in two enclosures which are gently sloping and like the gardens enjoy a pleasant vista over towards Caradon Hill and Pensilva village. The paddock is suitable for those with horses or stock to consider and complete this fine set up of a rural home.
The village of Pensilva is well served with a range of facilities to include a Primary School, Church, Public House, Community Centre, Recreational Park and Doctor’s Surgery. Upton Cross has a Public House, Parish Church, County Primary School and the Sterts Theatre. The property has access to the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor and in particular the former mining settlement of Minions in the heart of Twelve Mens Moor close to Caradon Hill. Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities are located in either Launceston (12 miles) or Liskeard which is approximately 5.1 miles. A wide range of private schools St Josephs (Launceston) and Mount House and Kelly College (Tavistock). Excellent transport links can be found in the cathedral city of Exeter by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) which is about 53 miles. The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in approximately 20 minutes. The continental ferryport and city of Plymouth is approximately 19.7 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.
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