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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Tenure: FreeholdA very handsome, detached, Victorian former farmhouse set in just over a quarter of an acre, located on the edge of the historic borough of Penryn. In brief: 3 reception rooms, fitted Kitchen, utility room, gas central heating, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, long private driveway and parking areas, generous garage and rear walled courtyard garden. Stunning, extensive
plantsmanís side garden.
Culvert House is accessed from Kernick Road along its own private driveway with gateway and path leading to the entrance porch.
Wooden front door with obscured glazed panes to the front porch.
6' 2" x 5' (1.88m x 1.52m) With windows to either side. Original Victorian tiled floor. Electric light. Granite step and period solid wood entrance door with brass furniture to the hall.
12' 7" x 3' 4" (3.84m x 1.02m) Radiator. High wall mounted cupboard housing the electric trip switch box and electric meter. Exposed period wooden panelled door with ornate stained glass panels to the inner hall. Two exposed wooden period doors lead into each of the two ground floor reception rooms.
13' 3" into shallow bay window x 12' 6"narrowing to 11'7" in front of chimney breast (4.04m x 3.81m to 3.53m)
Shallow bay sash window to the front elevation. The room focuses on a feature cast iron fireplace with a Victorian ornate tiled insert, painted wooden surround, mantel shelf and slate hearth. Radiator. T.V. aerial point. High moulded skirting board.
2ND RECEPTION ROOM
13' 10" into shallow bay window x 10' 2" (4.22m x 3.10m) plus door recess.
Shallow bay sash window to the front elevation. Two recesses, one housing the original storage cupboard, the other contains display shelving. Door to servants/second staircase, which rises to the first floor landing, with deep storage cupboard under.
11' 5" x 6' including the stairs. (3.48m x 1.83m) The main period turning staircase rises from here, giving access to the landing, with understairs storage cupboard, electric light and a range of shelving. Exposed wooden cottage door to the utility room and exposed wooden panelled doors lead to the dining room and kitchen.
11' 7" x 10' 6" (3.53m x 3.20m) Sash window to the rear enjoying the pleasant view over the walled garden. The room focuses on a solid fuel rayburn in cream with two hot plates and two ovens set into an attractive tiled recess with terracotta tiled hearth. Recesses to either side are fitted with the original cupboards with two to the left and a third to the right. Wood effect flooring. Radiator. Open beamed ceiling.
11' 1" x 9' 4" (3.38m x 2.84m) Recently refitted with a comprehensive range of shaker style units in cream comprising a range of wall mounted cupboards with under lighting incorporating a double cupboard with glazing, a plate rack and display shelves. A matching range of cupboards and soft closing drawers with a generous roll edge corian effect work surface over. Inset butler style sink with swan neck mixer tap. Inset four ring gas hob with extractor unit above and built-in electric oven beneath. Built-in concealed larder fridge. Picture rail. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Lime washed wood effect flooring. Radiator. Telephone point. Sash window enjoying the lovely views over the gardens and exposed wooden period door to the utility room.
11' x 6' 6" (3.35m x 1.98m) plus door recesses. We are advised by the vendors that this room was previously a dairy! The room has been fitted with a slate effect roll edged work surface with inset, light grey single drainer granite effect sink unit with mixer tap and double cupboard below. There are spaces to house a fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. Three wall mounted cupboards. Radiator. Ceiling mounted spotlights. Window to the rear with a view into the walled garden. Tile effect floor. Panelled half glazed door giving access out into the garden. Exposed wooden door with two obscured glazed panels to the ground floor bathroom.
6' 10" x 6' 6" narrowing to 3'10" (2.08m x 1.98m to 1.17m) Fitted with a three piece suite in white comprising a panelled bath with Victorian style tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash-hand basin with tiled surround and low level WC. Radiator. Feature slate tiled wall. Built-in cupboard housing the 'Glow Worm' gas boiler. Radiator. Obscured window to the rear.
STAIRS AND HALF LANDING
The turning staircase rises from the inner hall giving access to the half landing with a large sash window to the rear with deep mosaic tiled sill, allowing in a tremendous amount of light and enjoying the lovely elevated outlook over the rear garden, over the neighbouring properties towards the village of Mabe Burnthouse and the surrounding countryside.
PART GALLERIED LANDING
With access to loft space. Recess with access to the second staircase leading down into the second reception room. Five exposed wooden panelled period doors lead to the four bedrooms and the bathroom.
13' 8" into shallow bay window x 11' 6" narrowing to 10'11" (4.17m x 3.51m to 3.22m)
Window to the front elevation enjoying elevated views over the neighbouring properties towards Falmouth and the countryside in the distance. Built-in double wardrobe with two hanging rails and further storage cupboard above. Radiator. Telephone point.
13' 2" x 10' 6" (4.01m x 3.20m) Window to the rear enjoying the lovely elevated views over neighbouring properties towards the village of Mabe Burnthouse, the surrounding fields and countryside. Radiator.
13' into shallow bay window x 9' 8" narrowing to 8'8" in front of chimney breast (3.96m x 2.95m to 2.64m)
Radiator. Window to the front elevation enjoying the aforementioned views.
10' 6" into shallow bay window x 6' 8" (3.20m x 2.03m) Window to the front enjoying the lovely elevated views as previously mentioned. Radiator. Part timber panelled painted walls.
11' 3" x 9' 5" (3.43m x 2.87m) A particularly generous bathroom, fitted with a five piece suite in white comprising a panelled bath, generous pedestal wash-hand basin, both with tiled surround, low level WC, bidet and corner tiled shower unit. Fitted airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and slatted linen shelving. Radiator. Marble effect flooring. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Half opaque glazed sash window to the rear enjoying the lovely far reaching view towards Mabe Burnthouse and the surrounding countryside, with window seat.
GARDENS, PARKING AND GARAGE
'Culvert House' is approached from Kernick Road along its extensive private driveway providing access to generous off-road parking areas and in turn giving access to the attached garage.
19' 5" x 10' 5" (5.92m x 3.18m) With up and over door, light and power sockets, inspection pit, window. A door gives access into the gardens.
The house itself is approached from the front, through a gateway with granite gate posts across a small front garden, laid to slate with seating area enjoying an easterly elevation taking in the morning sunshine. There is a deep border running along the front of the house, planted with a fine array of flowering shrubs and plants with an established climbing clematis growing around the entrance porch.
There is a wall mounted security light and pathways lead down both sides of the house.
To the left is a long strip of lawned garden with a timber fenced boundary and long border comprising a range of spring bulbs. In the far left corner is an area of hardstanding which makes the perfect drying area and a good place to store bins. A gate from here leads into the rear garden.
To the rear, is a particularly attractive walled courtyard style garden which is laid with random slate forming a sheltered seating area enjoying a westerly elevation and much of the day and evening sunshine.
The rest of the garden is has been laid to gravel with ease of maintenance in mind, and is interspersed with a good range of plants and shrubs.
There are two most attractive original outbuildings which have recently been reroofed, one houses a low level WC, and the other making a perfect storage shed. There is an outside tap and an opening from here leads into the main lawned gardens.
MAIN LAWNED GARDEN
The main lawned garden lies to the right hand side of the property and comprises of an extensive level lawn bounded by Cornish hedges with broad borders containing a fine array of flowering plants, shrubs and trees including a beautiful cream magnolia, an established fig tree, a whole variety of camellia and azalea to name but a few!
In the centre of the lawn there are various large bedded areas which have again been planted with a wide variety of specimens including a rare paulownias (fox glove type tree), holly and hoheria. Also interspersed in the lawn are a variety of trees including a very unusual twisted willow.
There is a good sized aluminium framed greenhouse - 12 ft x 8 ft, a handy timber garden shed and generous wooden summerhouse, perfectly positioned to enjoy most of the days sunshine.
In the far right corner is a magnificent monteray pine tree under which you can escape the mid-summer sun.