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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11

Under Offer £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • High Quality Residence
  • Near Helford River
  • 2/3 Large Reception Rooms
  • 4 Bedrooms - All En Suite
  • Outbuildings & Stables
  • Geothermal & Solar Powered
  • Stunning Location
  • Total c.8.74 Acres Woods, Fields & Stream

Full description

Exceptional quality country residence in one of the finest locations in Cornwall - walking access to a Creek, off the Helford River. Hall, kitchen, utility, 2/3 large receps, 4 beds - all en suite. Outsheds. Stables. Geothermal & solar powered. c.8.74 Acres. EPC Band C. 8.7 Acres

A Comment From The Vendors - 'Our six month search ended when we drove along a wooded drive bounded by a stream. It led to an open meadow, bathed in sunshine, with a house set up high overlooking ancient Polwheveral Wood; home to Owls and Buzzards. A short walk along a path led to a beautiful creek, the mouth of which is opposite Frenchmans Creek, immortalized by the novel by Daphne du Maurier, all within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The moment we saw this idyllic situation we knew that this was where we wanted our new home to be. We have direct access to numerous scenic walks, and our boat on the creek gives us the freedom to explore the Helford River where we can pull up on one of its many quiet beaches for a picnic, go fishing or just enjoy the wonderful scenery'.

Situation - This fine country house offers a peaceful setting with a high level of privacy without being isolated. The popular village of Constantine ( provides local facilities and amenities including a primary school, shops, doctors surgery, village hall and the famous Tolmen Centre. It is a pleasant walk to two public houses.
The harbour town of Falmouth with its yacht marinas is about 7.5 miles to the north east. The cathedral city of Truro offers a mainline rail link to London Paddington and good private schooling. Newquay Airport which provides regular shuttle flights to London Gatwick and many European destinations is about 32 miles to the north.

House Description - An outstanding residence in a stunning location, which has been substantially extended to provide a high quality home of over 2,800 sq ft. It has the added bonus of having ground source heat pumps which supply all heating and hot water; this together with solar panels provides near neutral running costs.
The house is of block, brick and steel construction with insulated cavity walls and insulation to modern building regulation standard. The windows are Scandinavian Velfac windows; high insulation value argon filled double glazing; low maintenance aluminium exterior with internal wood finish. The heating from two Thermia ground source heat pumps which use geothermal energy for under floor heating & radiators throughout the house and hot water. There are solar panels on outbuilding providing income from Feed in Tariff, which guarantees an index linked income for 25 years (approximately19 years remaining) and pays for virtually all the power costs of the house - annual electricity costs circa £1,250; Income from Feed in Tariff (solar generation) over the last 4 quarters circa £1,415. The property is self sufficient in logs for the wood burners. Note: The geothermal heating system is effective in heating the entire house and also providing it with hot water. However, the owners enjoy the comfort of using the log burners in winter.
All underfloor heating circuits have individual, programmable thermostatic controllers and all radiators have individual thermostats.

Accommodation - (With approximate room measurements shown on the floor plan)

Ground Floor -

Reception Hall - With part glazed front door with full height glazed side light, porcelain tiled floor, ash balustrade stairs off to first floor and door to Shower Room and toilet. Under floor heating circuit with thermostat control on wall. Wall lights, electric sockets, switches to external lights. Burglar alarm control panel. Doors to Cupboard with 2 Thermia Ground source heat pumps and hot water tanks. Quarter pane door to:

Passageway - Wall lighting, power sockets, smoke alarm, door to deep storage cupboard being original stairs leading to first floor (now sealed) and doors off to:

Bedroom 3 - With wide picture window enjoying a fine outlook towards Polwheveral Woods. Under floor heating circuit with thermostat control in the room. Power sockets, television aerial socket. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - Fully tiled and with quadrant shower, wc and pedestal wash basin. Spot lights in ceiling. Extractor fan. Shaver/charger socket. Underfloor heating circuit with thermostat control in bedroom.

Bedroom 4 - With radiator, wide picture window taking in the views, power sockets, television aerial socket, wall lights and door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - Fully tiled and with wide walk-in shower with multi-head shower, pedestal wash basin, wc and wall mounted heated towel radiator. Extractor fan. Shaver/charger socket.

Bedroom 2 - With radiator and wide picture window with outlook to the front and across the valley to Polwheveral Woods. Power sockets, television aerial socket. Large fitted double wardrobe. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - A spacious bathroom with central tiled jacuzzi bath, wide walk-in shower, wc, bidet and modern vanity unit. Two heated towel rails. Radiator, tiled walls to most elevations and part glazed concertina doors to Linen Cupboard with shelving and radiator. Ceiling light and vanity unit lights over basin.

First Floor -

Dining And Family Room - A superb light and spacious vaulted room with travertine tiled floor with under floor heating and thermostat control, Morso wood burner set on granite hearth and the family area is glazed on three sides having the effect of bringing the outside in. Glazed doors opening to extensive outside Balcony. Stairs down to Reception Hall.
Lighting central and wall lights plus beam mounted spotlights controlled by dimmer switches. Speakers built into the vaulted ceiling. TV aerial socket and wiring for cable TV. Numerous sockets. Telephone socket. 2 smoke alarms.

Kitchen - Double sliding glass panelled doors from dining area lead into the kitchen. Offering extensive views of woods and garden through picture windows to front and side elevation. A fine vaulted kitchen with range of numerous modern base and eye level units with polished granite work tops, stainless steel double sink unit and mixer tap including filtered water tap, integrated dishwasher and refrigerator. Britannia Range Cooker with extractor hood over and glass splashback. Porcelain tiled floor with under floor heating and thermostat control. Double glazed door to outside patio, bbq area and garden.
TV aerial socket. Multiple power sockets. Control panel for burglar alarm system. Wall lights, spotlights on beams controlled by dimmer switches. Switch for outside lights. Door to:

Utility Room - Off kitchen to rear of the house and with stainless steel single drainer sink unit with rolled work top to splash back tiling and cupboard under, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, refrigerator and freezer, fitted cupboards and porcelain tiled floor. Stable style part glazed door to outside. Underfloor heating circuit with thermostat control. Velux sun pipe. Door to toilet/boot/cloakroom.

Cloakroom - With pedestal corner wash basin with splash back tiling and WC. Porcelain tiled floor, wall cupboard, coat hooks and shelving. Extractor fan. Underfloor heating.

Sitting Room/Study - Outlook to the west to Polwheveral Woods and large door to the extensive Balcony. A fine room of over 35 ft in length portioned into a large Sitting Room and Study. Contura wood burner set on granite hearth, ceiling timbers, TV points (one in study and one in sitting room), four radiators, fitted book shelving. Telephone sockets (Study and Sitting Room). Meter cupboard. Numerous power sockets. Ceiling lights and alcove lights. Smoke alarm
Sitting room separated from study area by partial wall to give an open plan feel to this large space.
Double doors to Master bedroom suite with lobby between. Power sockets and smoke alarm in Lobby. Loft hatch with ladder to storage space.

Master Bedroom Suite - Vaulted bedroom with Scandinavian double glazed windows on two sides with fully glazed door opening to Balcony. Under floor heating circuit with thermostat controller. Porcelain tiled floor. Television aerial socket, numerous power sockets. Wall mounted bedside lights and spotlights mounted on beams, with dimmer switch control. Door to:

En-Suite Shower Room - An impressive shower room with underfloor heating, porcelain tiled and with contemporary walk-in, multihead shower. Suspended his and her contemporary sinks with mirrored cabinets over, shaver/charging sockets, wc and chrome wall mounted towel radiator. Long wall mounted, mirrored cabinet. Down lighters and lights over the basins. Garden view.

Dressing Room - A walk-in dressing room with hanging space and shelving. Wall and ceiling lights. Velux sun pipe.

Central Balcony - With direct access from the Dining and Family Room, Sitting Room and Master Bedroom is a central extensive glazed Balcony with views over the tree tops of the woodland. External power socket, external wall lights. Fibreglass balcony covering.

Outside - To the front and northern side of the house are stone chipped car parking areas beside the front door and steps to a brick paved patio and bbq area beside the kitchen and Garden Shed about 7'4 x 5'3. Further steps up to an Orchard with Apple, Plum and Pear trees, numerous raised beds.
To the north are formal gardens with flowering shrubs and beds with further seating area taking in the setting and gravel pedestrian path which leads to the buildings. There is a fine attractive driveway though woods into Polwheveral, over which the first part is a footpath.

Chalet - A concrete structured Chalet with insulated plasterboard walls which has potential as offices or standalone accommodation (subject to planning). There are three rooms, one of which is a shower room with toilet, electric shower, corner basin with water heater over. There are fitted kitchen units, sink with water heater under, plumbing, refrigerator, power sockets and space for an oven. Loft hatch with ladder to roof space.
Wall and ceiling lighting and 2 smoke alarms. As mentioned above, on the roof are solar panels linked to the Feed in Tariff meter inside. Fuse panel.

Stables And Land - 4 covered Stables and Foaling Box, Tack room and Hay Storage. Electricity supply and lighting. Water tap for hoses. Useful buildings with or without horses.
To the front of the house is a pasture field and adjacent to the Stables is a further pasture. Space for a sand school which could be re-instated. In total, the property extends to about 8.74 acres including deciduous woodland and bounded by a stream.

Shed/Workshop - Spacious Workshop/Shed with electricity, sockets and lighting.

Log Store/Hay Barn -

Potting/Garden Shed - Large shed with electricity supply.

Space for Greenhouse with electricity and water supply to extensive gardens and numerous raised beds and fruit trees.
Small Shed near house: for general use and Log Store in winter - electricity and outside power socket.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Truro office on 01872 264488

Directions - From Truro, take the A39 towards Falmouth. After about 6 miles at Treluswell Roundabout, go straight over continuing on the A39. At Higher Treliever Roundabout stay on the A39 towards Falmouth. At the next roundabout turn right towards Mabe and drive up the hill to the village and turn left at the crossroads towards Mabe Church. Drive for about 1.25 miles, pass the reservoir and at the crossroads turn right towards Gweek. Drive into Lamanva and turn left towards Constantine. After about three miles, drive into the valley and the entrance, which is best found on TR11 5PX, is on the left-hand side immediately after the turning to Port Navas and about 100 yards before the Constantine Village sign.

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Two ground source heat pumps serving underfloor heating system to the extensions and radiators to the open-plan sitting room/study, two bedrooms and bathroom. Photovoltaic panels linked to the feed-in tariff the income of which approximately balances off the total power cost of this large house. Two contemporary log-burners. Telephone and TV points in all main rooms. Super-fast Broadband available.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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10 September 2015


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