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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Idless, Nr Truro

Under Offer £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Beds, Master En-Suite
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Luxurious Shower Room
  • Utility, Cloakroom
  • Double Garage
  • Oil Central Heating

Full description

In a peaceful location just one mile from Truro city centre.
Delightful mature garden with frontage onto the River Allen. Stables and two paddocks.
Just over four acres in total.

There are few properties within a mile of Truro city centre with land, stables and privacy. This individual period property has all these benefits and more. Located in a quiet and picturesque valley setting, Little Idless enjoys fabulous views over its large private gardens and even a superb view of the Cathedral from the front door. Originally a modest stone cottage the house has been extended substantially over the years and now provides spacious accommodation ideal for family living and has huge scope to enlarge further. The house has a conventional layout over two floors and includes a superb family kitchen/breakfast room with Aga ideal for modern day living with french doors opening to a sun terrace all enjoying stunning views over the garden and countryside. In addition a good size sitting room with wood burning stove, separate dining room, spacious entrance hall, utility room and cloakroom. On the first floor are four bedrooms the master is particularly large with views and huge en-suite bathroom. The family bathroom has recently been renewed with quality fittings and large walk-in shower. The house is oil centrally heated, the boiler having been replaced in the last year.

It is hard to believe that Idless Valley is within one mile of Truro City Centre. It is a very quiet picturesque hamlet accessed by a pretty country lane. There are lovely walks from the property up the Idless Valley and into St. Clements Woods. Truro is the capital of the county and is renowned for its excellent shopping centre, schools, colleges and restaurants. The Hall For Cornwall provides all year round entertainment and a main line railway links to London (Paddington).

The gardens and grounds of Little Idless are a delight being well stocked with many interesting shrubs and plants, apple orchard and vegetable garden with raised beds. There is currently stables for two horses and two paddocks laid to pasture. There is excellent riding available close by through Bishop Woods.

In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):

Entrance Vestibule

1.75m(5'9'') x 1.63m(5'4'')

Half glazed door and window enjoying views of Truro Cathedral. Solid wood floor. Radiator. Telephone point. Door to kitchen and fully glazed door to:-

Entrance Hall

3.76m(12'4'') x 3.81m(12'6'')

Turning staircase to first floor with storage under, radiator. Further shelved storage cupboard.

Sitting Room

6.65m(21'10'') x 3.81m(12'6'')

Three sash windows overlooking front garden and further window towards the Cathedral. Circular wood burner, slate hearth, shelves in fire breast recess, two radiators, four uplighters.

Inner Hallway

Spotlights and coat hanging.


White suite with low level w.c., vanity sink unit with double cupboards below, frosted window to rear.

Dining Room

4.32m(14'2'') x 3.56m(11'8'')

A twin aspect room with windows to side and rear with wooden blinds. Two radiators, spotlights, door to inner hallway and to:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

5.13m(16'10'') x 4.29m(14'1'')

A light twin aspect family room with windows and French doors overlooking the garden and onto a large sun terrace with huge potential to add a conservatory if required. Oil fired Aga with painted brick surround and shelves to either side. Single stainless steel sink/drainer with mixer taps over and tiled splashback. Two double wall lights, spotlights, radiator, solid wood floor. Door to entrance vestibule and utility.
Large walk-in LARDER 7' x 7'7 with tiled floor, space and plumbing for american style fridge/freezer. Spotlights. Door to:-

Walk-In Larder

2.13m(7'0'') x 2.31m(7'7'')

With tiled floor, space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer. Spotlights.


3.91m(12'10'') x 1.68m(5'6'')

Base and eye level kitchen units. Enamel sink and drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine. Valliant oil fired central heating boiler. Half glazed stable door to rear and window.


Loft access, spotlights and radiator.

Master Bedroom

5.08m(16'8'') x 4.27m(14'0'')

A twin aspect room with windows overlooking the garden and views towards Truro and including the Cathedral. Two radiators. Spotlights. Opening to:-


3.20m(10'6'') x 3.00m(9'10'')

A large room with modern white suite including a large shower cubicle with mira shower over, panelled bath, low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin. Natural tiled floor, extractor fan, heated towel rail, twin aspect with window to rear and front with window blinds. Large walk-in wardrobe 9'2 x 2'9 with shelves and hanging space. Radiator. Factory lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Light.

Bedroom 2

3.96m(13'0'') x 3.76m(12'4'')

Window to side. Radiator. Built-in triple wardrobe.

Bedroom 3

4.34m(14'3'') x 2.03m(6'8'')

Window to rear, spotlights, t.v. and telephone point. Radiator. Currently used as a study.

Shower Room

2.59m(8'6'') x 2.24m(7'4'')

Recently refurbished with luxurious white suite including large walk-in shower with glass screen, chrome shower over, low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and window to front. Natural tiled floor.

Bedroom 4

3.00m(9'10'') x 2.59m(8'6'')

Window to front, radiator.

Little Idless is approached from Idless Lane through a gate with Cornish stone quoins which leads to a large gravelled parking area. A five bar wooden gate leads to the Orchard and a second gateway leads to a large gravel driveway enclosed behind a stone wall with beech and laurel hedge for privacy.

Double Garage

6.17m(20'3'') x 4.80m(15'9'')

Metal up and over door, three windows, concrete floor, pedestrian doorway, light and power connected.
Granite cobbles lead to a stone paved pathway to the impressive entrance porch with terracotta tiled floor and outside light. Immediately to the front of the house is a large paved sun terrace providing plenty of outside space to enjoy the fabulous views over the garden towards the stream and countryside in the distance. The terrace is very private and accessed from double french doors from the kitchen. The pathway continues to the rear where there is an
Adjoining the sun terrace at the front is a level lawn with box hedging and a feature central Cornish Palm. Steps lead from the sun terrace to a lower level lawn with stone retaining wall and flower beds well stocked with shrubs including camellias and bamboo. Further sitting area with beach gravel providing a sheltered sun terrace enjoying similar views. The lower garden is gently sloping lawn with fabulous mature beech trees, eucalyptus, gunera and enjoys views of the river Allen. A wooden bridge leads from this section of the garden into a wet meadow which has been left to nature. It was our clients intention to create a pond here.

Outside W.C

With low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, light and window. Second outside tap and stable door to utility and further gravel hardstanding for drying clothes etc.


Gently sloping south facing orchard with several mature apple trees and lawn which slopes down to the river. There is access from the driveway for tractors etc. PUMPING HOUSE - housing pump for the private spring water supply with pressure vessel and ultra violet filtration system.

Vegetable Garden

Several raised beds enclosed behind a beech hedge for shelter.
A second entrance off Idless Lane leads to the:-


9.75m(32'0'') x 6.10m(20'0'')

Light, water and power is connected. Concrete base. Two stables measuring 12' x 12', stable door, plenty of room for hay and straw. Beyond the stables is a small enclosed PADDOCK and a further useful STORE.
Across the lane is a second enclosed PADDOCK extending to just over 2 acres which is gently sloping and enclosed behind mature hedge boundaries. There is fantastic views from the top of the field over Truro City including the Cathedral.


Private water supply. Private drainage. Oil central heating.


The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.


Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244. Fax: 01872 264007 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.

Proceed out of Truro towards Kenwyn and take the turning on the right hand side signposted to Idless. Follow this road through the small residential area which leads into the Idless valley. Little Idless is easily found on the right hand side.

The Particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Philip Martin who for themselves or the Vendor whose agents they are, give notice that:
(a) Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed, and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Any intended purchaser must satisfy himself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
(b) They do not accept liability for any inaccuracy in these particulars nor for any travelling expenses incurred by the applicants in viewing properties that may have been let, sold or withdrawn.

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10 November 2009


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