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4 bedroom detached house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • Character 4/5 bedroom period farmhouse
  • Exceptional unspoilt valley setting
  • Approximately 11.6 acres comprising gardens and two fields ideal for grazing, cropping & enjoying
  • Woodland & streamside conservation area & wildlife habitat
  • Range of stables, stores & outbuildings
  • Detached barn cottage
  • Glorious rolling valley & country views
  • St Keverne 2.5 miles, Coverack 3.5 miles, Gillan Creek 3 miles, Helford River 4 miles, Helston 9 mil

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION Polkanugga is situated on the Lizard Peninsula in a fantastic and natural valley setting, up a long private driveway and with no near neighbours. Nowadays properties in special location like this are very hard to find. Although rural and unspoilt, the property is not remote, being just a short drive from nearby thriving villages and communities of St Keverne and Coverack where primary schools, shops and pubs are found. The former market town of Helston is approximately 9 miles away and includes an extensive range of facilities including shops, schools, banks, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and leisure facilities.
Further afield is Falmouth harbour town, about 18 miles and Truro cathedral city 21 miles. Newquay airport (approximately 28 miles) gives access and flies regularly to London, Exeter and Manchester.
Much nearer to home, surrounding areas of countryside and coastline are spectacular and enchanting. Nearby St Anthony and Gillan Creek provides sheltered moorings and boatyard facilities whilst the Helford River, with its waterside pubs and tree lined creeks and tributaries, provides some of the loveliest day sailing waters imaginable. 

THE PROPERTY Polkanugga is a characterful and thoroughly appealing farmhouse dating from the 1700s in its current form, but apparently with much earlier origins.
Its proportions are lovely with attractive rendered and exposed stone elevations under a deep slate roof.
Polkanugga, however, is so much more than a lovely dwelling, with its incredibly rare blend of features and attributes and a sense of tranquillity and calm in its surroundings we seldom experience. The house has flexible four/five bedroom accommodation, two living rooms and a lovely sociable farmhouse kitchen and dining room with inglenook.
Within the courtyard are a number of useful outbuildings including stables, stores a workshop and a delightful and versatile detached, stone two storey comfortable barn cottage.
Gardens are informal and lovely leading through to the two pasture fields and down towards the woodland and trout stream areas with an abundance of bird and other wildlife and native trees, plants and flowers. 


Front glazed and panel effect stable door to... 

HALLWAY 15' 8" x 5' 9" (4.78m x 1.75m) A welcoming bright entrance to this fine house with turning staircase rising to the first floor and light flooding through a multipane half landing window. Beamed ceiling. Dado rail. Power points. Painted panelled doors to utility/boiler room, cloakroom/WC family kitchen/dining room and sitting room (through to conservatory) 

SITTING ROOM 27' x 11' 7" (8.23m x 3.53m) With light flooding via multipane UPVC double glazed windows to front and side and through French doors in to the conservatory.
Central fireplace with inset 'Scan' wood burning stove, slate hearth and granite lintel. Beamed and spotlit ceiling. Radiator. Panel door to study/bedroom five. Wide oak French doors and threshold flowing in to the .... 

CONSERVATORY 14' 6" x 11' 8" (4.42m x 3.56m) 2005 built. A superb room in UPVC double glazed with block base wall and pitched roof with fan, opening windows and blinds. Exposed stonework to one wall. Power points. French doors leading out onto the terrace and garden. 

STUDY/BEDROOM FIVE 14' 10" x 8' 2" (4.52m x 2.49m) UPVC double glazed window to rear and side. Radiator. Telephone and power points. 

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 19' x 13' 10" (5.79m x 4.22m) overall A sociable, open plan room although with work top peninsula forming a partial division between the kitchen and dining areas.
Within the room is a striking inglenook fireplace with slate hearth and inset multifuel stove. Multipane UPVC double glazed window to front and back and with glazed and panelled door into the rear courtyard. Two radiators. Spotlit, beamed ceiling . Slate shelved recess.
The kitchen is recently installed and fitted with a stylish range of soft closure cream shaker style cupboards at base and eye level with roll top work surfaces, sink, drainer and mixer tap. Built in Zanussi stainless steel double oven, grill and induction hob. Extractor hood. Space for fridge freezer and space and plumbing for dishwasher. Door to... 


UTILITY/BOILER & LAUNDRY ROOM 10' 4" x 7' 10" (3.15m x 2.39m) Multipane window to rear. Slate floor. Cream shaker style base cupboards. Roll top work surface. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for laundry white goods. Valliant propane gas fuelled boiler providing radiator central heating and hot water supply. 

CLOAKROOM /WC Partially tiled and with old wide panelling to one wall. Slate floor. Button flush WC. Wash hand basin. Cupboard. 

The fine old turning staircase passes a multipane double glazed rear facing window with seat and lovely old painted panelling, up to the... 


LANDING Access to loft space. Painted panelled doors to four bedrooms and... 

BATHROOM Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. White three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and shower end bath with curved screen and electric Creda shower. Chrome heated towel radiator. Window seat. Partial ceramic wall tiling. 

From the landing two step up to... 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 16' 2" x 16' 1" (4.93m x 4.9m) A lovely dual aspect room with UPVC double glazed multipane windows and glorious views over the garden, fields and valley. Radiator. Access to roof space. Access to dressing room and.... 

EN SUITE BATHROOM Three piece, in white comprising button flush WC, wash hand basin and tongue and Groove panel bath with shower mixer. Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. Laminate flooring and partial wall tiling. Radiator. Medicine cabinet. 

DRESSING ROOM/NURSERY 8' 8" x 5' 10" (2.64m x 1.78m) Dual aspect with lovely garden and valley views. Radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 13' 7" x 10' 9" (4.14m x 3.28m) The first measurement is to the face of extensive fitted wardrobes and cupboard space. Recessed UPVC double glazed window to front overlooking the garden and countryside. Radiator. Wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Shaver point. Cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion. 

BEDROOM THREE 13' 3" x 10' 10" (4.04m x 3.3m) Recessed UPVC double glazed window to front with seat and storage beneath. Radiator. Wash hand basin. Pretty little cast iron Victorian fireplace. 

BEDROOM FOUR 15' 5" x 8' 10" (4.7m x 2.69m) Dual aspect UPVC double glazed windows. Radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin. Window seat. 

POLKANUGGA COTTAGE BARN A lovely, old building converted into a two storey, characterful and versatile dwelling previously used as a lucrative, popular holiday let, equally suited as a private guest overfill or annexe for dependant relative perhaps.
A panel and glazed door from the courtyard into an open plan... 

LIVING ROOM (INCORPORTAING THE KITCHEN) 22' 1" x 15' 2" (6.73m x 4.62m) Open plan but with defined space to cook, dine and sit comfortably. Beamed ceiling, slate floor and a raised log burning stove on a slate hearth.
Windows to two aspects. Whitewashed walls and timber supports. 

KITCHEN In white, panel effect with roll top work surface and stainless steel sink and drainer. Electric oven, hob and extractor. Integrated fridge with freezer compartment. Partial ceramic wall tiling. Beamed spotlit ceiling. Open tread staircase to... 


BEDROOM 19' 4" (5.89m) reducing to 16' 2" x 15' 2" (4.93m x 4.62m) and incorporating the shower room/WC.
A striking room with 13' high apex and beamed ceiling. Rear facing stable door overlooking countryside and accessing a timber decked terrace with external steps to the ground floor.. Windows to two aspects with lovely outlook through the courtyard, field and rolling valley view. Built in cupboard and wardrobe space. Electric night storage heater. telephone and power points. Fortic tank in loft providing hot water supply 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC Re-fitted in white with full ceramic wall tiling and three piece suite comprising button flush WC, wash hand basin and oversized walk-in tiled cubicle with electric Creda Shower. 

OUTSIDE Polkanugga lies in a special position, at the end of its own long drive, leading to the house to the house and the original farmstead with courtyard , outbuildings, detached cottage, gardens and two fields, approximately 11.6 in all. 

THE LAND Lying adjacent to the property as two pasture fields- ideal for grazing or cropping, running down to natural deciduous woodland and wending trout stream. This area is wonderfully peaceful and a haven rich in wild, flora and bird life.
Immediately to the front of the house are extensive, pretty lawned gardens with swathes of wild flowers, mature trees, flower beds and a terrace accessed from the conservatory.
Beyond the courtyard is a delightfully relaxed and natural lightly wooded garden with Cornish hedges and a stream borders where flag iris, arum lily and primroses grow in abundance.
From the courtyard, granite posts and timber gates lead into the field and valley. 


THE GARAGE 22' x 10' 10" (6.71m x 3.3m) Open fronted, housing the pump and filtering for the private bore hole water supply. 

OPEN FRONTED BARN 38' x 19' 4" (11.58m x 5.89m) Perfect for storage of boats, tractor, caravan or campervan perhaps. 

STORE/WORKSHOP 23' x 17' (7.01m x 5.18m)  

FORMER LIVESTOCK BUILDING Approximately 48' x 11' (14.63m x 3.35m) overall  

STABLE BLOCK Approximately 40' x 17' (12.19m x 5.18m) overall Arranged to provide stabling, feed store, two loose boxes and storage for tack room. 

ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m)  

SERVICES Private bore hole watersupply, mains electricity, private drainage. LPG fired boiler providing radiator central heating to the house. Telephone connection.
Electric night storage heating to cottage. 

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