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5 bedroom detached house for sale

St Martin, Helston

Under Offer £599,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful surroundings
  • Highly private
  • 5- bedroomed farm
  • Detached workshop
  • Barn with potential
  • 1.5 acre plot
  • Unspoilt views
  • Further acreage available

Full description

Within an idyllic and highly private plot of approximately 1.5 acres with a long driveway approach, surrounded by completely unspoilt countryside within a mile of the beautiful Helford River, a substantial and particularly versatile 5-bedroomed farmhouse, in addition to various outbuildings including a large 2-storey barn, perfect for conversion into further accommodation, subject to consents. Further acreage available, if required.

The Property - 'Trewoon Farm' dates back to the 18th Century in part and was latterly extended from a cottage-style Farmhouse into a substantial and versatile five-bedroomed house with much charm and character, retaining many original features, also with a variety of outbuildings including a detached workshop, large two-storey barn, perfect for conversion into further/additional accommodation, and a generous store room or potential garage. In recent months the house has been completely re-roofed, redecorated, and sympathetically improved with two re-built chimneys, and now provides comfortable, charming and highly adaptable accommodation with three reception rooms in addition to a family sized kitchen/dining room and three bath/shower rooms.

Accessed solely from a long private re-laid driveway, passing various lawned areas on either side, as well as a useful hardstanding for additional parking, the former farm buildings and house itself are all centred around a delightful farmyard-style courtyard which provides masses of parking as well as an impressive entrance to the property and an additional store could provide an ideal garage, with a little alteration.

The main house benefits from a newly fitted natural slate roof and completely re-built chimneys as well as a redecorated interior, and the majority of the accommodation enjoys beautiful elevated views over miles of rolling, unspoilt, partly wooded countryside to the south and west. Many original features remain, including the flagstone slate flooring in the reception hall and dining room, exposed beams and timber floorboards in many rooms, some windows have been replaced with double glazed units, and the sitting room features a wood-burner. There is no shortage of bath/shower rooms, with two located on the ground floor and a magnificent roll-top bath and large family bathroom being situated on the first floor, along with five (possibly six) bedrooms, with a particularly flowing layout leading from a 'split' landing, perfect for separating 'guest' accommodation.

The outbuildings are a particular feature and consist of a detached workshop, with pitched roof and inside briefly comprising two rooms, perfect for a craftsman's studio, office space for conversion into ancillary accommodation, subject to all necessary consents. In addition, a large two-storey barn is accessed from the courtyard on the lower side, and on the upper side a door leads directly out to the front lawned areas, perfect for further storage or indeed conversion into a separate dwelling or ancillary accommodation, once again, subject to all necessary consents.

The hedge-lined driveway provides completely private access to the property, and all previous rights of way for the farmland nearby will be revoked - providing absolute privacy for the entire plot. There are various garden areas, all of which enjoy the beautiful unspoilt countryside views, mainly laid to lawn on either side of the driveway, and a gently sloping main garden or meadow makes up the remaining three quarters of an acre, all with easy access from the property and driveway.

Additional Land - In addition to the one and a half acre plot, we understand our clients own the neighbouring fields of approximately three and four acres respectively, which could be purchased by separate negotiation at approximately £10,000 per acre.

The Location - 'Trewoon Farm' is situated within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the nearby hamlet of Newtown St Martin and village of Manaccan one and two miles respectively, where there are various amenities including a public house at each location, filling station at Newtown, and post office, village shop, cafe and primary school in Manaccan. The Helford River and sailing club are an approximate five-ten minute drive, where there are excellent sailing facilities including tuition for all ages, floating pontoon berths and deep water moorings for the experienced sailors. The beautiful South West Coast Path is within a few miles also, with various connecting coastal and countryside walks, some of the most stunning in the country. The towns of Helston and Falmouth are located five and ten miles respectively.

The Accommodation Comprises - (All dimensions being approximate)

A long, completely private, well maintained driveway accesses the farm buildings and circular courtyard where the main house, barn and studio can be accessed.

Main Farmhouse - Granite posts leading from the courtyard, a storm porch with tall granite pillars and exterior courtesy lighting, leads to the timber front entrance door, opening into the:-

Broad Reception Hall - 3.10m x 2.63m (10'2" x 8'7") - A generous and hugely characterful entrance/reception hall, with flagstone slate flooring, exposed beams and original joinery. Door to the stairs, entranceway to the dining room and door to the sitting room. A small paned double glazed timber window overlooks to the courtyard.

Sitting Room - 5.63m x 3.97m (18'5" x 13'0") - A well proportioned living room with wood-burner, slate hearth and timber mantel. Traditional fitted cupboards on either side of the chimney breast. This double aspect room features small paned double glazed casement windows overlooking the courtyard, and a hardwood door with small paned glazing to the rear with lovely countryside views. Exposed beams.

Dining Room - 3.74m x 3.22m (12'3" x 10'6") - Another charming room with continuation of the flagstone slate floor. Entranceway from the reception hall and doorway to the kitchen/dining room, as well steps leading down to the third reception room. Recess housing an oil fired Rayburn (formerly solid fuel) and adjacent cupboard with slatted shelving. Exposed beams and a small paned window overlooks the farm courtyard.

Third Reception Room - 3.97m x 3.49m (13'0" x 11'5") - A hugely adaptable room, with a door from the dining room and steps and doorway to the kitchen/dining room. A double glazed timber window overlooks the courtyard. Wall mounted electric heater.

Kitchen/Dining Room - 6.94m x 3.37m (22'9" x 11'0") - A superbly proportioned kitchen/dining room, a real 'hub of the home', with a rustic farmhouse-style kitchen with part timber and part slate worksurfaces with solid timber units below, fitted vegetable baskets. Ceramic 'Belfast'-style sink with mixer tap, broad electric freestanding oven with five-ring gas hob over. Fitted cupboard with shelving. Fully tiled floor and exposed oak beams. Doorways from the dining room, third reception room, cloakroom/WC, utility area and a door to the rear accesses the rear porch. Small paned casement windows to the rear overlooking the garden and unspoilt countryside beyond.

Shower Room/Wc - 2.48m x 2.76m (8'1" x 9'0") - A generous shower room, comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with electric shower unit, fitted cupboard and further worksurface space and plumbing for washing machine under. A double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoys superb unspoilt views.

Utility Room - 2.18m x 1.32m (7'1" x 4'3") - Essentially providing access to the bathroom, with space and plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer and fridge/freezer, if required. Obscured uPVC double glazed window.

Bathroom/Wc - 2.17m x 1.68m (7'1" x 5'6") - A three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, panelled bath and pedestal wash hand basin. Fully tiled walls, obscured uPVC double glazed window to the rear. Some prospective purchasers may wish to incorporate into the utility area.

Rear Porch - 3.33m x 1.28m (10'11" x 4'2") - A broad rear porch leading from the kitchen/dining room, providing direct access to the main garden area, with replacement stable door. Small paned timber windows to the rear.

First Floor -

Split Landing - A characterful and intriguing split staircase provides access to two first floor landing areas, perfect for dividing guests' accommodation. A small paned timber window enjoys the view to the rear.

Bedroom One - 4.59m x 4.00m (15'0" x 13'1") - An extremely characterful room with exposed wide timber floorboards. Timber double glazed window overlooking the courtyard, and a replacement uPVC double glazed window enjoys views of miles of unspoilt countryside.

Bedroom Two - 3.03m x 2.96m (9'11" x 9'8") - Another charming room with exposed timber floorboards, exposed beams and original timber panelled wall from the stairwell. Wall mounted electric heater. A small paned timber window overlooks the courtyard.

Bedroom Three - 2.50m x 2.68m (8'2" x 8'9") - Some prospective purchasers may wish to incorporate into bedroom two, to provide a particularly spacious double bedroom, if required. Currently a spacious single, with double glazed timber window overlooking the courtyard with window seat under. Exposed timber floorboards.

Bedroom/Through Room - 2.54m x 3.42m (8'3" x 11'2") - A particularly versatile room, perfect as an office or possibly a sixth bedroom, with a small paned timber window to the front elevation.

Bedroom Four - 3.97m x 3.48m (13'0" x 11'5") - A particularly well proportioned bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Access from either bedroom five or bedroom six/through room. Double glazed timber window to the front elevation. Steps lead up to:-

Bedroom Five - 4.94m x 2.40m (16'2" x 7'10") - Another versatile room, hugely characterful. Sloping ceiling with Velux window, low level timber window to the rear elevation. Exposed timber floorboards. Doors to bedroom four and:-

Family Bathroom - 4.38m x 3.02m (14'4" x 9'10") - Door from the split landing and second door from bedroom five. An unusually large bathroom, featuring a superb roll-top enamelled bath, low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Exposed timber floorboards, timber sash window to the side elevation.

Detached Workshop - A highly useful outbuilding of part stone and part timber construction, under a pitched/tiled roof, a covered entrance and front door opening into the:-

Main Room - 4.71m x 5.06m (15'5" x 16'7") - A highly spacious and versatile triple aspect room, perfect as a home office, or craftsman's workshop, featuring a wood-burner with stainless steel flue, sink with worksurface space, electric water heater and various timber-fronted cupboards with tiled splashbacks. Two wall mounted electric heaters. Loft access. A deep step and timber panelled door, leads to the:-

Secondary Room - 3.99m x 2.60m (13'1" x 8'6") - A spacious room with a small paned timber window enjoying a superb outlook over miles of countryside. Door to the:-

Shower Room/Wc - 2.65m x 1.07m (8'8" x 3'6") - Slate tiled floor, leading to a shower area, with tiled walls, electric shower unit (requiring rail or screen), pedestal wash hand basin and low flush/WC.

The Exterior -

Front Garden - Upon the approach to the property, the driveway splits the front garden areas, particularly sunny, level and laid to lawn, perfectly situated to provide a private garden to the barn (if converted).

Large Hardstanding - Located to the northern side towards the driveway entrance, a large hardstanding provides further parking for cars, boats, caravans or farm vehicles, if required.

Circular Courtyard - The former farmyard, providing vehicular access to the main barn entrance and additional store.

Main Garden - Located on the western side of the plot, leading out from the rear porch (kitchen) and the sitting room, a sweeping lawned area of garden, extending to approximately three quarters of an acre, the majority of which enjoys a superb 180 aspect over miles of unspoilt countryside, lightly wooded areas. Mature hedge and tree-lined boundaries to the south and west, and a fence to the northern side bordering an open field (available by separate negotiation).

Detached Stone Barn - 17.70m x 4.05m (58'0" x 13'3") - A broad two-storey barn of mainly stone construction, with the ground floor accessed from the lower side by three doorways leading from the farm courtyard, and the first floor accessed from the upper side and a sloping walkway leading up to a barn door, leading to a store room - 7.15m(23'6") x 4.20m(13'9") - featuring windows to the side and rear elevations, once again with superb views, exposed beams, under a pitched roof.

Attached Store - 2.40m x 2.30m (7'10" x 7'6") - Attached to the main house, a dry, lean-to store room with window to the side.

Additional Outbuilding - Attached to one end of the barn, is a large store room/outbuilding with block-built walls and a sloping pitched roof, divided into two areas, measuring 9.00m(29'6") x 3.90m(12'10") and 4.30m(14'1") x 3.52m(11'7").

General Information -

Services - Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired Rayburn. Calor gas supplies the kitchen hob. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).

Council Tax - Band E - Cornwall Council.

Tenure - Freehold.

Possession - Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

Directional Note - Travelling from the Helston direction toward The Lizard peninsula on the A3083 with Culdrose on the left-hand side, turn left at the roundabout signposted St Keverne, Gweek. Continue for three quarters of a mile into Garras and carry on, straight over the roundabout, signposted St Keverne, Coverack. Continue along this road (B3293) for about half a mile and turn left within the wooded area signposted St Martin, Manaccan, Helford. Continue for approximately one mile into Newtown St Martin and turn right in the middle of the hamlet at the T-Junction towards Manaccan. Continue past the next left-hand turning for Manaccan, and down into the valley, passing 'Treworgie Farm' on the left, continuing up the hill on the other side. 'Trewoon Farm' is the next driveway on the right.


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