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Property Description

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  • 6 acres (2.4 hectares)

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom Cottage
  • Traditional Outbuildings
  • Stabling
  • Sand School
  • Gardens and Orchard
  • Land in 4 Fields
  • Lane Approach
  • Huge Potential

Full description


Beautifully positioned on the slopes of the Carnon Valley and including a four bedroom character cottage and plenty of outbuildings.

Ideal for equestrian purposes with miles of tracks and bridleways virtually on the doorstep.

This is a property that will be of special appeal to those with equestrian interests but also anyone looking for a traditional smallholding and those in pursuit of a rural lifestyle. Higher Bissoe Cottage is approached over its own farm lane from the county highway and enjoys a lovely aspect with the cottage and buildings central to its land and with a panoramic outlook across the Carnon Valley. The holding includes a detached four bedroom cottage, a varied selection of traditional outbuildings and stabling (some possibly with scope for alternative use/conversion, subject to consent), a sand school and a total of almost six acres largely comprised in three enclosures. This type of property is a rarity to the market and viewing is highly recommended.

Bissoe is a scattered rural community at the head of the Carnon Valley not far from Cusgarne and the larger village of Perranwell. It is an area that has largely escaped the ravages of over-development and is notably unspoiled and pleasantly rural. Higher Bissoe Cottage is approached directly by its own farm lane and whilst there are some other residential properties in close proximity it enjoys a good level of detachment and privacy. Local facilities in nearby Perranwell include pub, post office and shop, there are primary schools at Cusgarne and Perranwell and a Costcutters supermarket as well as an excellent doctors surgery at Carnon Downs which is about two miles away. The city of Truro with its Cathedral and fine shopping centre is about four miles.

The area is also significant for its proximity to miles of old mine working tracks and bridleways which in themselves provide a superb and safe hacking-out facility.

The Cottage - This is a detached building of largely stone construction and believed to have been originally three adjoining cottages. The cottage has oil fired central heating, there is an oil fired Aga in the kitchen which heats the domestic hot water and also a wood burning stove in the sitting room. One of the bedrooms has an en-suite facility and in addition to the main bathroom there is a shower room on the ground floor. Some of the windows have replacement double glazing.

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

Ground Floor

Front Entrance - Leading into:-

Dining Hall - 3.43m x 3.35m (11'3" x 11') - With stairs to first floor and double doors opening to:-

Sitting Room - 6.48m x 3.35m (21'3" x 11') - With French door opening to the garden terrace, wood burning stove set in one corner of the room and two radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.93m x 3.81m (16'2" x 12'6") - A dual aspect room focusing to an oil fired Aga which heats the domestic hot water. There are nine fitted units comprising largely base cupboards with work surface area and with sink and drainer inset. Inset Tricity electric oven and four ring electric hob. Built-in cupboard, beamed ceiling and tiled floor.

Utility Room/Back Kitchen - 3.76m x 3.58m (12'4" x 11'9") - With stable style door to the outside and secondary stairs leading to the first floor (bedroom 4 only). Fitted cupboards (one containing central heating boiler). Belfast sink and tiled floor.

Shower Room - Leading off with tiled shower cubicle having Bristan electric shower fitting and w.c.

First Floor

Mains stairs leading to the first floor with landing branching to the left and right.

Bedroom 1 - 4.88m x 3.89m (16' x 12'9") - With radiator and vanity wash hand basin. Walk-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

En-Suite Shower Room - With shower cubicle, fitted with Mira Sport electric shower fitting and w.c.

Bedroom 2 - 4.11m x 3.48m (13'6" x 11'5") - A triple aspect room with radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 2.59m x 1.98m (8'6" x 6'6") - With radiator.

Bathroom - With corner bath complete with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Radiator.

Bedroom 4 - 3.81m x 3.05m plus recess 2.03m x 7.92m (12'6" x 1 - This room is approached directly from the secondary staircase.

Outside - There is a paved sitting out terrace immediately to the front of the cottage and from here steps lead down to an area of lawn edged with a variety of shrubs and trees providing privacy and shelter. Beyond the garden there is a separate enclosed orchard with several old apple trees.

The Outbuildings - A variety of buildings adjoin the lane serving the property and this widens into a gravelled yard area providing plenty of parking and turning space. The buildings comprise a single storey traditional BARN 35' overall with new mono pitch roof and with an internal average of 10' but with potential to widen under the roof space. There is a WORKSHOP/GENERAL STORE 16' x 16' with double door entry and electric connected and with an adjacent pair of LOOSE HOUSES 23' x 14' overall. In addition there is a range of STABLING 40' x 17' (measured externally) which are divided into three boxes. A little further along the lane there is a three bay mono pitch BARN 45' X 22' (presently comprising further stabling) with LEAN-TO 45' x 20'. Further LEAN-TO 12' X 8'.

The Land - In total the land extends to almost six acres and apart from the farmstead is comprised in three paddocks all in grass and which are ideal for livestock. There is a SAND SCHOOL 128' x 75'.

Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil storage tank for central heating. Telephone connected subject to British Telecom Regulations.

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 - From the very centre of Perranwell Station (close to the post office and pub) take the turning signposted onto Greenwith Hill which passes up under the railway bridge. At the cross roads proceed straight over and continue for approximately half a mile to Coldwin Cross. After passing through the crossroads take the next minor turning immediately on the right hand side. Continuing down the hill the lane leading into Higher Bissoe Cottage (a bridleway) is literally the first lane on the right hand side.

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10 November 2016


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