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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale
- An outstanding semi detached late 1700s former counthouse which has been extensively expanded
- Set within glorious award winning landscaped gardens and grounds of almost an acre
- Generous split level four double bedroomed accommodation
- Striking, 25' long reception room with contemporary multifuel stove
- Hand built Rozen kitchen with Cornish granite worktops & quality integrated appliances
- Family bathroom, luxurious en suite wetroom / WC
- Versatile, detached, granite faced office / studio, built in 1997
- Detached double garage with twin remotely operated doors; parking and turning space
- Quality 32' x 16' heated swimming pool in large, sheltered, slate flagstone paved terrace
- A remarkable home with valuable attributes in this convenient and delightful situation
Originally built in the late 1700s as a mining counthouse to a mine that closed in the 1840s, the property was subsequently divided into two dwellings, the larger portion being Bowling Green Cottage.
The present owners have been here for 32 years and love it. With a growing family, the property was thoughtfully and extensively expanded in 1989 and a neighbouring field was bought to extend the garden into what is today an award winning, previously televised and very special place, which is shown on open days under the National Garden Scheme.
During their occupation, Bowling Green Cottage evolved and established with the building of a pretty and flexible granite faced, detached office / studio, a detached double garage and a superb 32' x 16' heated swimming pool, set within a delightfully sheltered garden, directly accessed from the reception room.
The cottage itself is spacious with four double bedrooms and an interesting, bright layout of accommodation on three split levels.
Several features are outstanding, such as the high ceilinged reception room, interior designed and project managed by Lyn Le Grice and incorporating a 360 degree turning, directional stove on a circular travetine stone hearth. Rozen furniture on the Lizard were tasked to hand built the kitchen in Oak, installing an expanse of polished Cornish granite worktop and integrating quality appliances into a seamless and very impressive oak floored room.
All is comfortable, well equipped and beautifully presented. An oil fired boiler fuels radiator central heating; the majority of windows are UPVC double glazed and a luxurious wet room is en suite to bedrooms one and two.
In addition, there is a family bathroom / WC, a cloakroom / WC and a utility / boiler room.
Wendron is a popular parish in which to live, conveniently located approximately two miles from Helston and seven miles from Falmouth with regular bus services to these local towns. Wendron has a primary school, a pub and a general store, all within about half a mile from Bowling Green Cottage.
This is an outstanding chance to secure a home of great individuality, character and appeal at a truly competitive asking price. Hugely recommended!
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL DIMENSIONS ARE APPROXIMATE) Hardwood and glazed front door into:
PORCH: Slate flagstone floor, window to side, built-in cupboards. Exposite granite quoins painted panel and multipane door to:
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m) increasing to 14' The kitchen is a visual treat and of an outstanding quality. It is handmade by ROZEN in solid oak, exposed in part and Farrow & Ball painted elsewhere. The curved Cornish granite worktop is a stunning feature and incorporates a breakfast bar. Units are curved with base and eye level cupboards, a variety of drawers, glazed cabinet and a wine rack. Several appliances are integrated such as the Siemens dishwasher and the cleverly disguised Miele fridge within a granite former inglenook fire place. Indesit built-in stainless steel double oven, grill and SMEG hob, with stainless steel and glass curved extractor above. This glorious room has an oak faced laminate floor, spotlighting and deep recessed uPVC double glazed windows to two aspects overlooking the garden. Brushed stainless steel power points and switches. Access through to:
DINING ROOM: 14' (4.27m) reducing to 12' 1" x 11' 8" (3.68m x 3.56m) uPVC wooden effect double glazed door and side panel out, over a slate threshold, to the side entrance and garden. Striking granite inglenook fireplace with inset 'Heta' stove on a single slate flagstone hearth. Fine granite lintel. Turning stairs to first floor with glazed cabinets and walk-in shelved storage cupboard beneath. Spotlit ceiling. Radiator. Telephone and power points. Glazed and panelled door through to:
INNER HALL: Ledge and braced door to cloakroom / WC. uPVC wooden effect double glazed door to utility / boiler room. Stairs and rail with exposed granite walls up to:
LIVING ROOM: 25' 9" x 13' 3" (7.85m x 4.04m) with 10'5" ceiling height. A superb Lyn Le Grice interior designed room with uPVC window and two sets of uPVC double glazed French doors leading onto the terrace and overlooking the garden and swimming pool. Additional light floods through triple velux roof windows. Within the room is a striking Hase Lisboa directional, 360 degree turning stove set on a circular Travertine hearth. The Travertine extending along one wall as a luxurious shelf and bookcase. The room is ceiling spotlit by a bespoke copper, adjustable system. Radiator. Television, broadband and power points. Arch to inner lobby and two bedrooms, en suite.
BEDROOM ONE: 13' 2" x 12' 1" (4.01m x 3.68m) Dual aspect with uPVC windows into the swimming pool garden. Built-in maple effect and frost glazed wardrobe and cupboard space together with chest of drawers. Ceiling spotlight. Radiator. Power points.
Inner hall with access via bedroom one and bedroom two into:
ENSUITE WETROOM/WC: 7' x 6' 4" (2.13m x 1.93m) Velux double glazed and high level windows with apex ceiling, panelled walls and under heated ceramic tiled floor. Quality room with concealed cistern, button flush wc, all singing and dancing shower by KLUDI plus circular decorative stone hand basin with mixer tap and solid, curved stone top.Hidden cupboard behind mirror.
BEDROOM TWO: 12' 1" x 8' (3.68m x 2.44m) Dual aspects through uPVC double glazed windows. Radiator. power points. Ceiling spotlight. Door accessing inner hall and the en suite wetroom (as previously described)
UTILITY/BOILER ROOM: 7' 8" x 7' (2.34m x 2.13m) Window and door to rear. 'Fire bird' oil fired radiator central heating boiler with pressurised hot water heating system. Space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge. Boiler control. Power points.
CLOAKROOM/WC: Low flush wc, corner hand basin. Window through to utility room. Deep shelved utility/coats cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR: Turning stairs and rail to landing. Shelved arched recess. Shelved cupboard. Doors to two bedrooms and:
BATHROOM: White three piece suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc and shower end bath with central mixer, boiler fed shower and curved screen. uPVC double glazed window looking to the garden. Radiator. Shaver point and light.
BEDROOM THREE: 12' 2" x 11' 9" (3.71m x 3.58m) Dual aspect room. One window to the swimming pool and gardens. Built-in wardrobes, cupboard and overstair locker. Radiator. Power points. Access to loft.
BEDROOM FOUR: 12' 6" x 9' 1" (3.81m x 2.77m) reducing to 6'10" uPVC double glazed window to front. Mirror fronted built-in wardrobe with shelves and rail. Radiator. Open shelves. Ceiling spotlight. Power points.
THE GARDEN: Bowling Green Cottage is set within glorious award winning and televised gardens which have evolved beautifully and been planned, planted and nurtured by the owners who have lived here for 32 years.
The property lies within a plot and garden of 0.94 acres. It is easy to forget the cottage is semi detached as one wanders the grounds in peace and quiet with no onlookers. Bowling Green’s gardens were registered under the National Garden Scheme and once or twice a year are opened to the public for charity. The garden has been knowledgeably and richly stocked without expense spared, to create an area which is full of interest colour and activity with the use of natural elements such as granite and slate.
Bounded to fields on two sides, with Cornish hedge, oak and varied hedging, there are established areas for produce and fruit as well as an orchard and ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE: 12’ x 10’ and TIMBER SHED: 6’ x 4’.
Choice shrubs and plants are too numerous to list but include many varieties of viburnum, magnolia, rhodendron and camellia. A monkey puzzle tree, bamboo as well as four types of willow and hazel. To the rear is a TRACTOR SHED / WOOD STORE: about 14’ x 12’ and oil tank. The many roses are mostly David Austen, there is a ‘drought’ bed and ‘Prairie’ bed with variety of grasses.
The splayed granite dry stone wall entrance and tarmac drive with stately pine tree beside, leads through a five bar gate swinging around to the parking and turning area and:
DOUBLE GARAGE: 23' 8" x 20' (7.21m x 6.1m) Pedestrian detached, pitch roofed and block built of a generous size with twin remotely operated up and over doors. Door and windows to sides. Electric trip switch. Power and light. Filtration and water heating systems for the swimming pool. Outside tap, spot and security lighting. Outside power point.
DETACHED OFFICE / STUDIO: 20' x 13' 10" (6.1m x 4.22m) with 8' ceiling height This attractive, versatile building is granite faced and was purpose built in 1997. On a separate electricity supply. Power, light and alarm.
SWIMMING POOL: 32' x 16' (9.75m x 4.88m) An exceptional feature of Bowling Green Cottage. Refurbished and relined in recent years with solar cover, air source heat pump and with filtration system. Water supplied by either borehole or mains.
The neighbouring semi is screened well by a hedge of beech trees. The front garden is lawned and with shrub beds and a granite lined and paved path to the front door. Slate steps and a slate flagstone path lead to the studio.
Within the beds are some fine lumps of granite and numerous specimen shrubs and plants including a Daphne Odora, many roses, Camellia, azalea and a palm. From the front garden a high granite wall, in which is a granite pillared opening, leads around to the 'granite' garden and circular terrace up granite steps to a paved terrace of lawn beside.
There is such interest throughout as one is lead through to explore and enjoy.
The paved terrace, accessible through French doors from the living room, leads down gentle granite steps to the:
POOL GARDEN: A really glorious sheltered area surrounded by a large paved terrace inset with granite flagstones and screened by colourful raised beds and shrubs with natural arch of Camellia Pittisporum and palm leading to the field garden. Within the swimming pool garden, an arch in the high eleagnus hedge leads onto the garage rooftop terrace providing a sheltered spot to relax and overlook the garden.
AGENT NOTE: Pursuant to the Estate Agency Act 1979 (amendments 1992), please note that the vendor of this property is related to a member of staff of Heather and Lay.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity, private drainage and borehole water supply.