4 bedroom detached house for sale

Melinsey, Veryan, Truro

Under Offer £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Tucked away in one of Cornwall's magical hidden valleys
  • An historic detached character residence requiring modernisation, renovation and restoration
  • Surrounding gardens and woodland approaching 12 acres
  • Beaches, Veryan village, sailing facilities and beautiful walks nearby
  • A delightfully tranquil location
  • The City of Truro and St Austell within easy commuting distance.
  • No onward chain
  • A real hidden gem and rare opportunity.

Full description

A 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 reception detached period residence requiring restoration and modernisation, set in beautiful gardens and woodland approaching 12 acres, situated in an historic valley location.

SUMMARY 
Melinsey has been owned by the same family for over 30 years. It used to own the mill next door, which was sold to the current local family in the early 1990's. The mill dates back to the 16th century, and the name Melinsey is derived from the Cornish word 'Melinjy' meaning mill house. Tucked away in one of Cornwall's magical hidden valleys, this imposing house has a distinctive charm and oozes character. It nestles superbly within its delightful gardens, which expand into bluebell woods up the valley towards Veryan. Offering rural privacy, Melinsey is conveniently located on the outskirts of Veryan village, which has an excellent range of local amenities. The hamlet is equidistant from St Austell town and the City of Truro, whilst the large sandy Carne beach is only 2 miles away. The exclusive sailing waters of St Mawes are only 6 miles due south-west. Melinsey has been extended and re-configured over the years. It is not listed but we are informed it...

ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY 
Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Sitting / Dining Room, Sun Lounge, Inner Hall, Living Room, Conservatory, Bedroom 4 / Study, En Suite Shower Room. First Floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 with En Suite Bathroom , 2 further Bedrooms, Family Bathroom. Outside: Garage, Workshop, Gardens and Land approaching 12 acres.

LOCATION SUMMARY (Distances and times are approximate) 
Truro : 12 miles. Newquay Airport : 21 miles (London and Manchester). St Austell: 13 miles (London Paddington 4 hours). Carne Beach : 2 miles. St Mawes : 6 miles. King Harry Car Ferry : 5 miles (with Truro 5 miles and Falmouth Harbour Town 9 miles).

VERYAN 
Veryan and Veryan Green comprise a most pleasant village famous for its 'Round Houses' in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula of South Cornwall, and is a true village community with a post office/mini-market, primary school, Church, an excellent pub and a Sports and Social club (including indoor bowls). It is also a conservation area and is approximately 1.5 miles from the unspoiled Pendower and Carne beaches. There are many lovely country walks in and around the village, and the Cornish Coastal Path is also within easy reach. The Cathedral City of Truro and administrative centre for Cornwall is 12 miles away with excellent shopping facilities. The King Harry Ferry, approximately 5 miles, provides a short cut to Falmouth and leads to the far west. The sailing centre of St Mawes is within 6 miles.

HISTORICAL NOTE 
Veryan is most famous for its nineteenth century thatched Round Houses. There are five in all, two pairs of which stand at each end of the village and another in the centre. They were originally built by a missionary, named Reverend Jeremiah Trist, for his daughters. The present name of the village is a corruption of St Symphorian, the Parish saint, which in 1525 had become St Severian leading eventually to St Veryan. Close to Veryan is Carne Beacon, a Bronze Age grass covered barrow and reputedly the burial place of the legendary 6th century chieftain, Gereint of Dumnonia from whom the nearby village of Gerrans gets its name. Not far from there is Veryan Castle, a small Iron Age hill fort.

MELINSEY 
From the gravelled parking forecourt, a path leads to an entrance porch which has a larder store to one side. A doorway leads into the kitchen / breakfast room which has an oil fired Aga, two windows, a pitched and beamed ceiling and a range of floor and wall cupboards. There is an oven with electric hob over as well as a Calor gas two-ring hob and a hot plate. Also space and plumbing for a dishwasher below a double drainer sink unit. A doorway leads to an 18'6 x 14'9 sitting / dining room. A feature inglenook fireplace takes pride of place on one wall. A sash window to an exposed stonewall overlooks the south facing gardens. Doors lead to a utility, inner hall and a spacious 18'7 x 10'11 sun lounge, which has double glazed windows and a door to the mature gardens as well as a flagstone slate floor under a polycarbonate pitched roof. The utility room has plumbing for a washing machine, understairs storage recess, window and sink unit. The inner hall has a...

GARDENS AND GROUNDS 
In the parking area is a detached garage / workshop. Up a level, in one corner is a large greenhouse and a timber shed in need of repair. The mature gardens surround the property and capture the sun all day. To one side is a 2nd timber shed. Connected to the property, next to the conservatory, is a boiler room housing an oil fired central heating boiler. Extending alongside the leat towards Veryan are the woodlands and bluebell woods. These extend to an area of small pasture before travelling onto further woodland up the valley in a north-easterly direction. In one area, there is a right of way for the owners of the mill only to maintain the leat which meanders through. In all, circa 12 acres.

SERVICES 
Mains electricity. Private water supply (for the use of Melinsey and next door, Melinsey Mill). Private drainage. Telephone. Part-oil fired central heating and oil fired Aga.

Energy performance certificate rating F. 

Council Tax Band E. 

Important Notice 
Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. An Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.

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14 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Truro (6.6 mi)
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H Tiddy, St Mawes, Truro

The Square, St. Mawes, TR2 5AG

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01326 455026 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Truro (6.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

H Tiddy, St Mawes, Truro

The Square, St. Mawes, TR2 5AG

01326 455026 Local call rate

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