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3 bedroom farm house for sale

Kestle, Nr. Tregadillett, Launceston

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Property Description

Key features

  • L558
  • Grade II Listed Detached Farmhouse
  • Kitchen, Breakfast Room & Utility Room
  • Living Room & Separate Dining Room
  • Three Double Bedrooms (Master with Ensuite & Dressing Room)
  • Family Bathroom & Separate WC
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Garage & Off-Road Parking
  • Land of Approx. 8.8 Acres
  • Detached Stone Barn & Other Outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

SITUATION Half a mile outside of the village of Tregadillett lies the small former farmstead of Kestle, a range of individual stone farmhouses and barns, down a no-through lane, within the fabulous North Cornwall countryside. Approximately 3 miles from the ancient market town of Launceston. The nearby village of Tregadillett has a popular public house, The Eliot Arms, a well thought of primary school and a very active village hall. Trethorne Golf Course is less than 5 minutes drive away.

Launceston is the ancient capital of Cornwall and boasts a number of historical buildings including the Norman castle and Victorian Guildhall and Town Hall. There is a wide variety of shopping available both in the town centre and the out of town retail park (both independently and nationally owned) together with a range of service businesses, medical facilities and schooling at both primary and secondary levels (private and state sector). The town has a good sports centre, many clubs and societies catering for a wide variety of interests and two 18 hole golf courses within 3 miles.

Access to Plymouth, Exeter, Truro via road are all within an hour's travelling time. The city of Plymouth offers sea and rail links being approximately 29 miles from Launceston. The city of Exeter has rail links and an international airport being approximately 40 miles from Launceston. 

DESCRIPTION Much improved by the current vendors, particularly across the productive 8.8 acres of Kensey Valley countryside that the property overlooks. With comfortable living accommodation comprising: entrance hall; living room with beamed ceiling and wonderful fireplace providing the main focal point for the room; adjoining kitchen with dining room leading off and utility room with ground floor cloakroom; a second reception room, currently used as a fourth bedroom with cast iron fireplace on the ground floor, whilst on the first floor the master suite comprises of a walk-in dressing area and ensuite bathroom; bedroom two is of good size and bedroom three is a sensible third bedroom size; both these two rooms have access to a modern family bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Adjoining the property, externally, is a small garage and adjoining barn that is in need of renovation but has been re-roofed and is in good order. With oil fired central heating to radiators, outside the property benefits from having a detached stone barn, which would make an ideal garage/workshop etc., a fantastic modern farm building with lots of storage space with stable and a preparation room that could be used for a number of different uses. As the property is a smallholding, it has been used very much for this purpose with a varying degree of enclosed areas including chicken runs and pigsties etc. The vendor of the property is suited. 

ACCOMMODATION "Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves."

The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:- 

ENTRANCE Painted wooden door leading through to:- 

ENTRANCE HALL 12' 10" x 8' 6" (3.936m x 2.60m) With slate flagstone floors; stairs rising to first floor; small display nook; understairs cupboard; double panel radiator with thermostat control; cupboard housing consumer unit; doors leading to Sitting Room, Dining Room and Kitchen. 

LIVING ROOM 18' 2" max x 16' 0" (5.55m max x 4.898m) A real focal point of the room is the fantastic fireplace with multi-fuel burner inset with an unusual slate nook to the right-hand side; a wonderful array of ceiling beams; former doorway; wall lights; useful bayed front area currently used as a study area with window seat and window to front aspect; door leading to a turning staircase; doorway through to:- 

KITCHEN 17' 7" x 8' 4" (5.372m x 2.547m) Mono-pitched roof; a range of modern white fronted base level units with wooden worksurfaces over incorporating a round stainless steel sink with mixer tap and matching drainer; tiled splashbacks to water sensitive areas; 'Range' oven; two windows to rear aspect; door leading through to Utility Room and steps leading up to:-

DINING ROOM 16' 2" x 8' 7" (4.948m x 2.627m) With windows to both side and rear aspects; part exposed ceiling trusses; double panel radiator with thermostat control. 

UTILITY ROOM 7' 6" x 5' 1" (2.307m x 1.550m) Slate floor; larder cupboard with double doors; recess with plumbing and space for washing machine; stable door leading to rear garden. 

WC With low level WC. 

RECEPTION ROOM 14' 8" x 13' 9" (4.472m x 4.202m) (Currently used as a bedroom)
With an imposing Victorian style cast iron fireplace, with tiled and painted wooden surround and slate hearth; window with window seat to front aspect; recesses either side of chimney breast; television and telephone points; double panel radiator with thermostat control. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING With window to rear aspect; door leading through to Bedroom Three and door leading through to:- 

MASTER BEDROOM 13' 10" x 12' 11" (4.234m x 3.944m) With window to front aspect; double panel radiator with thermostat control; part exposed ceiling trusses; small cast iron fireplace; door leading through to:- 

DRESSING AREA 7' 9" x 5' 10" (2.38m x 1.8m) With open fronted built-in wardrobe with hanging and shelf space; window to rear aspect; door leading through to:- 

ENSUITE BATHROOM 8' 5" x 7' 11" (2.57m x 2.42m) With three piece suite comprising: modern roll top bath with central mounted mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC; heated towel rail; downlighters; extractor fan; exposed ceiling beams; wooden stripped floor. 

SECOND LANDING Accessed by a lovely turning staircase with doors leading to Bedroom Three, Family Bathroom and Bedroom Two. 

BEDROOM TWO 19' 1" x 9' 4" (5.82m x 2.848m) With window to front aspect; double panel radiator with thermostat control; an array of exposed ceiling trusses. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 11" x 6' 1" (3.347m x 1.866m) With four piece suite comprising: centrally mounted mixer taps over a panel bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and 3' 11" (1.2m) wide shower cubicle with mains shower; window to rear aspect; ceramic tiled floor; tiled splashbacks to water sensitive areas; double panel radiator with thermostat control; part exposed ceiling trusses. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 8" widening to 11' 2" x 10' 6" (3.261m widening to 3.417m x 3.225m) With window to front aspect with window seat; double panel radiator with thermostat control; part exposed ceiling trusses. 


ACCESS, DRIVE & PARKING The property is reached by a no-through road of over 0.5 mile leading from Tregadillett, which leads to the hamlet of Kestle, a former farm. A right of way over a shared drive leads down past the other houses to the western end of the hamlet, giving access to the property. There is a hard surfaced drive and parking area to the front of the house, giving access to the barns and front garden. The wide gateway gives access to an extensive gravelled drive with parking for a large number of vehicles and giving access to the farm buildings, rear of the house, gardens and land. 

GARDENS To the front of the farmhouse, a period low stone wall encloses the front garden area with a variety of plants and shrubs on top of the wall. There are areas of patio and a raised stone surrounded well with wooden cover. There is also a small area of lawn and access to the small integral store. A circular patio leads on round to the side of the farmhouse and across the parking area to an extensive level lawn, the focus of which is an attractive, mature Sycamore tree with steps and track leading down to the land beyond and also giving access to an old drovers lane running down the side of the property, which is lined by a number of mature trees and shrub and stream. Adjacent to the rear of the farmhouse there is an externally mounted oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water, as well as the oil tank and gas cylinders for the cooking. 

DETACHED BARN 28' 10" x 12' 6" (8.79m x 3.81m) A detached stone building located to the front of the farmhouse with tin roof and currently used as a wood store. 

GARAGE/INTEGRAL STORE 14' 8" x 8' 7" (4.47m x 2.62m) Lying between the farmhouse and attached barn, with double wooden doors leading to the front, with power and light. 

ATTACHED BARN 23' 0" x 13' 6" (7.01m x 4.11m) Stone building, attached to the farmhouse and integral store, which has been re-roofed in recent years and with a stable door to the front, double-glazed window to rear and open doorway and offering potential for possible conversion into annexe accommodation subject to obtaining necessary planning consents. 

MODERN FARM BUILDING Erected in recent years, this purpose built, modern farm building is divided into a number of different areas and is easily adaptable to provide stabling or livestock housing, subject to any necessary planning consents if required. Starting from the end of the building nearest the farmhouse:- 

OPEN FRONTED BAY 21' 5" x 14' 9" (6.53m x 4.5m) Concrete floor. 

PREPARATION ROOM 20' 6" x 14' 8" (6.25m x 4.47m) Fully enclosed; light; concrete floor; lined walls and ceiling. 

OPEN FRONTED BAY 21' 1" x 16' 2" average (6.43m x 4.93m average) Uneven shape; concrete floor. 

DOUBLE OPEN BAY 24' 8" x 20' 9" (7.52m x 6.32m) Concrete floor. 

COVERED STORE 20' 8" x 20' 2" (6.3m x 6.15m)  

END STORE 20' 8" x 14' 7" (6.3m x 4.44m) Concrete floor; fully enclosed with doors to the front. 

POLYTUNNEL 96' x 27' (approx) (29.26m x 8.23m (approx)) With tubular galvanised steel frame and fully sheeted with raised beds internally. 

LAND In total the property extends to about 8.8 acres and the land is currently run as a smallholding. The property is surrounded by neighbouring farmland and there are delightful views from the rear of the house across the gardens and land to the west over the surrounding countryside. Running along one side of the land, an historic green lane (no public rights of way) runs down in a gully, with ancient hedgerow banks with a number of mature trees running along the northern boundary of the land. A stream runs down one side and part of this has been enclosed by the current owners into pig grazing enclosures. Adjoining the farm building is a kennel area and beyond this is an enclosed young orchard which is fully fenced with poultry wire to also act as a poultry run. A track leads down a bank and gives access to the extensive polytunnel and to areas of fruit cages, before leading on to an open area of gently sloping paddock. A track leads off to one corner to a further pig grazing paddock and on to the main pasture field of about 3.4 acres, and which is crossed by a public footpath from the neighbouring farmland. Below this, in the bottom of the valley, is a further area currently used for grazing pigs and also provides varied wildlife habitats. 

AGENTS NOTE Please note that we understand that there is a restrictive covenant preventing the property's barns being converted to holiday cottage use to preserve peace and tranquillity of this lovely hamlet.  

SERVICES Mains water, electricity and private shared drainage (modern drainage system). Telephone and broadband available subject to BT regulations. Oil fired central heating and hot water. 

OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' for Council Tax purposes (Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY. Tel: 0300 1234 100). 

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with D C PROPERTY on 01566 770888. 

DIRECTIONS Head out of Launceston on the A30 Bodmin road and take the second exit signposed for "Trethorne" and A395 North Cornwall Road. At the roundabout, take the third exit heading over the A30 until you reach the next roundabout. Again take the third exit signposted for "Tregadillett". As you enter the village, take the first left-hand turning at the mini-roundabout and after a short distance, take the left-hand turning signposted for "Kestle". Follow the lane until you reach the point where the road forks. Bear left, follow the lane along past a barn on your left-hand side until you see the property immediately before you. 

FLOOR PLAN DISCLAIMER These plans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. Copyright D C Property 2016. 

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