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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

Sold STC £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Picturesque rural setting
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Studio with en suite and balcony
  • Detached garage/workshop
  • Character kitchen
  • Utility/boot room
  • Almost 2 acres of waterside gardens
  • 500 meters of river frontage with fishing rights
  • Grade II Listed

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Charming conversion of historic mill with south facing riverside gardens and studio nestled within beautiful valley setting.


Lying in a sheltered valley beside the River Inny, a tributary of the River Tamar and between the small villages of Laneast and Trewen, Gimbletts Mill sits in some of Cornwall's most lovely countryside and is just two miles north of the beautiful village of Altarnun. Away from the madding crowds of the north coast, this is the part of Cornwall to come to if you seek peace and quiet.

Laneast originates from the Cornish word 'Lan', meaning religious settlement (or sacred enclosure) and Cornish heritage is apparent on the many coastal, moor and country walks of the area.

The River Inny has trout and salmon populations, to which Gimbletts Mill has fishing rights and the river and banks also support otters, herons and kingfishers. The property's beautiful setting is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits with superb walking, riding and fishing in the area.

The villages of Laneast, Altarnun, Polyphant and Fivelanes are all within easy reach and provide a range of local amenities such as primary schools, village stores, traditional public houses, restaurants and places of worship. Launceston provides a good range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities as well as direct access to both the A38 and the A30 dual carriageway which provides fast access to Exeter and the M5.

For coast lovers, the beaches of Bude, Crackington Haven, Polzeath and Port Isaac are within a short drive to the north, now synonymous with fresh seafood and fine dining, playing host to some of Cornwall's finest restaurants, including Nathan Outlaw's two restaurants at Port Isaac and Rick Stein's at Padstow.


Gimbletts Mill is a highly appealing conversion of an historic flour mill that was in production until the 1950s with a mention in the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro. Originally dating back to around 1650 with later additions, the current owners have renovated the property comprehensively and sympathetically to create an idyllic rural home. In addition to the main house is the rebuilt cider barn, now a garage/workshop with a studio above.

Positioned alongside the River Inny, Gimbletts Mill is approached via a minor country road and over a charming stone bridge. The house itself is set at the far eastern end of its plot with a pretty riverside lawn opposite and waterside grounds of about two acres extending in a north-western direction framed by the river, adjacent leat and woodland.

On the ground floor the entrance hall leads past the utility/WC/ boot room to a sitting room with two windows to the front and on to the living room with a wood burner and pretty stable door to a charming, enclosed front garden. The dining room features a Heritage Range (fuelling hot water and heating) and the entire ground floor, as far as the kitchen, features a blend of original and up cycled flagstone slate flooring. At the far end of the house, leading off from the dining room, is a well appointed and beguiling triple aspect kitchen with a vaulted ceiling and fireplace.

Upstairs the split level landing leads to four bedrooms andfamily bathroom with the potential to create a master bedroom en suite at the far end of the house.

Garage and Studio

What was once the cider barn is now a rebuilt (2001) garage and workshop with a superb studio above. The studio has a slate patio that faces west over the garden and enjoys afternoon/evening sunshine. Inside, the ceiling is vaulted, creating a great feeling of light and space, there is an en suite, a wood burner and the balcony provides a wonderful outlook of the formal gardens, river and countryside.

The Gardens

In addition to the pretty front garden and riverside lawn there are formal gardens extending alongside the river in a westerly direction. Mainly lawned, there is a productive kitchen garden, fruit cage, greenhouse, shed and log store. Crossing a short timber bridge, the garden then takes on a 'wild' feel and continues about 500 meters along the river and leat, continuing through the woodland. This thoroughly charming walk eventually leads to a clearing / small meadow, beyond which a weir forms the western boundary.

Fishing Rights

Gimbletts Mill enjoys fishing rights to its river frontage, with abundant brown trout and even some salmon.

Mains water and private drainage (Klargester pumped system). Mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating. Council Tax Band D

Square Footage: 2,561 sq ft
Acreage: 1.97 Acres


From the A30 junction at Kennard's House just west of Launceston, take the A395 and continue through Pipers Pool. Remaining on the A395 for about 1.5 miles after the village. Take the third turning after Pipers Pool on the left signposted for Trespearne. Travel south, down the valley, for about one mile and as the road hairpins around to the right Gimblett's Mill is located on the right hand side, immediately before the stone bridge crossing the River Inny.

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21 May 2016


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