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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Polyphant, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

Sold STC £265,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 bedroom detached character residence.
  • Having the advantage of a 1 bedroom derelict cottage and 2 storey storage barn.
  • Lounge and separate formal dining room.
  • Good size elevated rear gardens.
  • Outstanding views across the Inny Valley.
  • Accessible location within 1 mile of the A30 dual carriageway.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Hicksmill Cottage we understand dates back around 300 years and has plenty of character and charm throughout the well proportioned three bedroom accommodation including some slate and exposed and varnished wood floors, open fireplaces, latched doors, beamed ceilings and a window seat. The residence has a well enclosed plot and concrete yard providing off road parking.

Internally, rooms include a lounge which is dominated by the floor to ceiling stone inglenook fireplace with wooden lintel, slate hearth and inset wood burning stove. This room also has beamed ceilings, slate flooring and a serving hatch through to the kitchen. Supporting the lounge is the formal dining room which also has an impressive floor to ceiling stone fireplace with wood burning stove, exposed and varnished wood flooring and beamed ceilings. At the rear the slightly younger part of the cottage consists of a kitchen/breakfast room with a range of matching wall and base units, useful understairs storage cupboard and an airing cupboard. The ground floor the bathroom/WC has an electric shower over the bath.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, two of which have the benefit of built in wardrobes and a small third bedroom/study. There is also extensive storage going into the roof space of the single storey part of the cottage. The residence has wooden glazed external windows, some of which has secondary units and warmth is generated by night storage heating and supplemented from the wood burning stoves.

One of the advantages of Hicksmill Cottage are the very useful outbuildings. We believe the outbuildings have great potential to be converted into residential accommodation subject to obtaining all planning permissions and in the case of Ivy Cottage which is listed, listed building consent. Ivy Cottage we understand was once the grooms cottage, being a one up, one down building which retains the original fireplace. At this stage, its derelict state prohibits access to the first floor via the traditional staircase, but no doubt with love and enthusiasm this could be turned into something of greater use. Like the cottage our client had the covered log store and two storey barn re-roofed approximately ten years ago via grant funding. The barn is a real asset and does has access to the first floor storage area via some steps and power and light connected.

The enclosed plot at the front has a level lawned area with a variety of shrubs, bushes and perennials. The main area of garden lies to the rear of the home and is elevated, particularly attractive and predominately lawned. Again there are a variety of shrubs, bushes and perennials, along with a greenhouse and a further area of lawn which backs onto a small wooded area. From the top of the garden extensive views can be enjoyed over the Inny Valley and the surrounding countryside.

Polyphant is situated seven miles South West of Launceston and has a Methodist Chapel and a village shop which is now open. Further village amenities, such as a County Primary School, Village Post Office and Stores, Doctors Surgery, Parish Church and Public House are located in the nearby village of Lewannick. Launceston Town Centre itself boasts a range of shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities and lies adjacent to the A30 trunk road giving access to Truro and West Cornwall in one direction and Exeter and beyond in the opposite direction.

For those looking for further shopping facilities and transport links the Continental Ferryport and City of Plymouth is located within 30 miles and the Cathedral City of Exeter is within 46 miles of the property and has access to the M5 motorway and a valuable International Airport.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed along the A388 towards Pennygillam Roundabout. Upon reaching the roundabout take the first left hand exit signposted towards Bodmin heading Westbound along the A30 dual carriageway. Continue for approximately 6 miles taking the right hand exit signposted towards Hicksmill and Polyphant, double backing onto the Eastbound dual carriageway. Take the almost immediate left hand turning for Hicksmill. Proceed down into the hamlet, over the River Inny, where Hicksmill Cottage will be identified on the left hand side marked with a Webbers For Sale Board.

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19 March 2014


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