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4 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall


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Tenure: Freehold

A delightful four bedroom detached farmhouse situated in a secluded 18 acre rural setting on the western edge of Bodmin moor. The property also includes a separate detached barn conversion, Meadowside Cottage, currently run as a highly successful holiday let. The main farmhouse enjoys an abundance of charm and character features, with well proportioned family living accommodation which includes a 21'10 x 12'4 sitting room with granite fireplace, wood burner and original clome oven plus Delabole Slate flooring in the Kitchen, inner lobby and cloakroom. From the sitting room there is a sizeable dining room with archway leading to a traditional style kitchen which enjoys the benefit of an oil fired 4 oven Aga range cooker. From the kitchen there is access to a separate utility room. There is a ground floor double bedroom accessible via an inner lobby which has the advantage of a fitted shower cubicle and wash hand basin. Stairs rise from the inner hallway and tucked away underneath is a cloakroom W/C and useful storage space. At the top of the staircase the landing opens up to a first floor reception room which has windows to three aspects providing beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and Bodmin Moor. The master bedroom is of good proportions and includes an en-suite area with fitted shower cubicle and wash hand basin. There are a further two bedrooms and family bathroom to complete the farmhouse.

As mentioned previously, Meadowside Cottage, located adjacent to the farmhouse has been converted to provide a single storey detached holiday let. Presented to a very high standard and very popular with guests, the accommodation comprises a sitting room with wood burner, vaulted ceilings and A frame beams. A fitted dining/kitchen is well equipped with oven, hob, extractor, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. The main double bedroom is spacious and provides a nursery/dressing area with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. An inner lobby provides access to a further double bedroom and bathroom.

Both properties have their own gardens and face in a way as to provide the maximum amount of privacy. Mellon farm is approached from a quiet moorland land leading to its own private driveway opening to a sizeable parking area and detached double garage with additional storage area. There are a range of outbuildings which include a workshop and pole barn. The farmland comprises of around 18 acres of species rich hay meadows and traditional pasture. There 15 fields in total ranging between 1 to 2 acres which are all enclosed by hedgerows providing a variety of flora and fauna.


In the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the western edge of Bodmin Moor. The area is an undoubted haven for wildlife and is listed as an area of great historic and scientific value being on the edge of Treswallock Down a registered site of Special Scientific Interest.
The approach is from a quiet moorland lane via a five bar gate bordering Treswallock Common, over a cattle grid, onto a private drive ensuring seclusion and privacy. The wildlife interest is varied. There is a large amount of invertebrate activity (butterflies and dragonflies group) over the wet areas. A water meadow is home to a range of species amongst the rushes. There is extensive small bird and mammal activity through the farm and onto the adjacent Treswallock Common which is part of an area designated SSSI.

Bodmin Moor
Mellon Farm has direct access onto open moorland and is excellent for walking and exploring this beautiful area of Cornwall.
An inspirational, open rugged landscape with a unique magical atmosphere, rich in ancient archaeological sites and natural history.
Footpaths, granite stiles and historic stone hedges traverse meadows and peaceful lanes onto ancient tracks to the upland moor grazed by ponies, cattle and sheep - often your only companions.
Brown Willy and Rough Tor - Comwall's two highest tors can be reached from this side of the moor. Rough Tor has an extensive Iron Age hill fort on the summit and a number of Bronze Age settlements.

• Secluded 18 Acre Moorland Smallholding
• Private & Peaceful Location
• Adjoining Open Moorland
• Character 4 Bedroom Farmhouse
• Sitting Room with Granite Fireplace
• Substantial Open Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Kitchen Features A Delightful 4 Oven Aga
• Separate Utility Room
• Family Bathroom
• Detached Single Story 2 Bedroom Cottage
• 18 Acres of Pasture Land
• Pasture Paddocks Ring Fenced
• Long Driveway Leading to Generous Parking Area
• Private Access
• Detached Double Garage With Office / Store
• A Delightful Range of Outbuildings

Services The following services are available; Oil fired central heating, private water supply, private drainage, mains electricity and telephone line. We have not verified connection.

Directions From Bodmin town centre, follow signs for Wadebridge and Camelford via the A389. After crossing Dunmere Bridge and having proceeded up the winding hill, take the B3266 signposted for Camelford. After approximately 6 miles, and having passed the entrance for Hengar Manor, take the right hand turn on the bend signposted for St. Breward followed by an immediate left hand turn. Continue down the hill, over the old bridge and up the other side. Upon reaching a right hand ‘hair-pin’ corner, proceed straight ahead instead of following on. Continue along this lane and veer right at the first chance. Proceed along this lane and through the farm, over a small granite bridge and up a gentle slope. After a short distance a driveway and name plaque for Mellon Farm will appear on the left hand side.

. Mellon Farm is an ancient moorland farmstead. It is a unique property, in a remarkable location set within land of approx 18 acres. The farmhouse was originally a small longhouse, a house and barn joined together and divided by a small cross passageway. The house and site was part of the Hamatethy Estate and was first recorded in 1311. The 15 enclosures / paddocks are divided by granite stone walls, of which some are irregular patterns which indicate Medieval and some Bronze Age origins. The property is approached from a quiet moorland lane, via a five bar gate with cattle grid along a tarmacadum drive leading to a parking area for several vehicles. The property is also a registered smallholding for any potential buyer wishing to purchase any stock.

Distances The village of St Breward is located just 2 miles away which has a village school, post office general stores, The Old Inn Pub and a doctor's surgery. Wadebridge - 7 Miles Bodmin - 10 Miles North Coast - 9 Miles Polzeath - 16 Miles ( A popular surfing resort)

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