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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale


Guide Price £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedrooms (1 En-Suite)
  • Bathroom & Sep. Shower Rm
  • Dining Room, Study
  • Sitting Room
  • Fitted Kitchen & Utility
  • Open Plan Living Room
  • Dbl. Glazing & C. Heating
  • Private Gardens, Garage

Full description

"ANCIENT AND MODERN" A really outstanding restoration of a beautiful cottage tucked away on the very edge of the village. A skilful combination of old and new and featuring a modern contemporary wing at the rear overlooking the gardens. Tremendous character throughout.

General Comments & Location - In many respects the front elevation of Old Hill House is the epitome of a classic Cornish cottage. Internally it has all the inherent charm of an ancient traditional building and then it is a complete surprise to find a fabulous contemporary wing overlooking the garden at the rear. It is a skilful combination of old and new, the whole property exudes enormous character and internal viewing is absolutely essential.

The cottage is partly attached to another property and is tucked away on the periphery of Grampound village enjoying a quiet semi-rural ambience and almost hidden from view from passers by. It is part of the Conservation Area of the village but Old Hill House is not believed to be "Listed".

The village of Grampound lies on the A390 between Truro and St. Austell and offers a variety of local facilities for daily needs including post office, church, primary school and public house. The village has the benefit of a regular bus service and is close to the picturesque attractions of the Roseland Peninsula and the South Cornish Coast. The city of Truro with its fine Cathedral, major shopping centre and main line railway link is about 8 to 9 miles away.

The Cottage - The work carried out to this building in recent years has been comprehensive and no expense has been spared in the finer detail. All windows are double glazed and the traditional casement windows to the front elevation have been hand crafted in hardwood and are a true replica of the originals. Plumbing and wiring is new, walls have been replastered where necessary, slate floors are either new Delabole or original flags and a wonderful turning hand crafted oak staircase replaces the original in replica form. Gas central heating is comprehensive and there is additional electric underfloor heating to the living room and adjacent study. Beamed ceilings, pine doors and deep fireplace recesses with either wood or gas burners are some of the features but the most stunning is the high vaulted living room at the rear. This multi purpose room is flooded with natural light aided by seven velux windows of which most are electrically operated.

In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):


Entrance Porch - A traditional pitch roof entrance with colour glass front door, slate floor and built-in cupboard with plant shelf above.

Sitting Room - 18'3" x 11'2" - With beamed ceiling, pine cabinet with glazed top set within a recess and deep fireplace recess with multi fuel burner. Fitted window seat, radiator and slate paved floor.

Dining Room - 13'6" x 11'3" - A cosy room featuring deep fireplace recess with traditional timber fireplace surround and gas burning stove set within. Pine cabinet with glass top set within recess, up-lighters, radiator and original stripped wood window seat. Wiring for stereo.

Inner Hallway - With feature turning staircase to the first floor in natural oak. Slate flooring and radiator.

Utility Room - 9'6" x 8'9" - With fitted base units, built-in cupboard, slate paved floor and plumbing facility for washing machine.

Cloaks/Shower Room - Being fully tiled and with large shower cubicle with extractor vent, wash hand basin and w.c. Courtesy light with shaver point, inset ceiling lighting and ladder rack radiator.

Kitchen - 12'5" x 7'10" - Featuring a range of modern floor and wall units with black granite work surface and one and a half bowl sink and drainer inset. Radiator and inset ceiling lighting. Please note that the dual fuel (gas and electric) double oven Range Master is not included in the sale but is available by negotiation. The Range Master hood fitted above will remain. This room is open plan to the:-

Living Room - 22'3" x 8'6" widening to 11'2" - A wonderful high vaulted room with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden plus seven additional velux windows of which six are electronically operated. This multi purpose room has an oak corner settle to facilitate a dining table at one end, there is underfloor electric heating to the oak strip floor in addition to a long conventional radiator from the central heating system. Wiring for stereo and door to the garden.

Study - 8' x 7'3" - With inset ceiling lighting. Velux window and underfloor heating to the oak strip floor.


Landing - Access to airing cupboard with gas Vaillant central heating boiler. Radiator.

Bedroom 1 - 11'6" x 11'4" - (Measured to face of wardrobes). Featuring a range of built-in wardrobes along one wall with deep centre shelf. Further fitted shelving and radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 11'8" x 8'7" - With a range of fitted wardrobes along one wall. Radiator.

Bedroom 3/Guest Bedroom - 9' x 8'6" - With radiator and access to:-

En-Suite Shower Room - With shower cubicle having Mira Sprint shower fitting and seat, wash hand basin and w.c. Part ceramic tiling and ladder rack radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 13'6" x 9'3" - Currently used as a study and with fitted cupboards and shelving. Access to loft storage space which is boarded and fitted with light.

Bathroom - With white suite comprising bath complete with shower over and large shower head, wash hand basin and w.c. Fitted mirror with courtesy light and shaver point. Inset ceiling lighting and ladder rack radiator.

Outside - There is paved area along the frontage of the cottage which facilitates parking for one vehicle and this in turn gives access to a detached SINGLE GARAGE.

Shrubs and climbing plants complement the front elevation of the cottage and a side pedestrian gate enables access around the side to the rear garden. A log store abuts the rear of the garage and immediately adjacent to the cottage the gardens have been carefully landscaped for maximum effect and minimal maintenance. Natural stone retaining walls with terraced beds are planted with an abundance of low shrubs and perennials and beyond this area a magnificent Magnolia is a centre piece. From here a pathway leads down through the garden to a wide stone paved terrace and then past an open fronted store to an area of lawn. From here a gate provides access in to the separate vegetable garden where there are raised beds, a greenhouse and also a soft fruit cage.

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

N.B - The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.

Viewing - Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.

Directions - When proceeding into the village from the Truro direction along the A390 take the first turning right. Proceed up Old Hill taking the right fork at the top where Old Hill House will be easily found on the right hand side.

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23 May 2016


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