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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Temple, Bodmin

Withdrawn from Market £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached, four bedroom moorland farmhouse
  • Set in 4 acres beside ancient hamlet
  • Stunning views of surrounding moorland
  • Accessed off a rural cul-de-sac
  • Convenient access to A30 dual carriageway
  • Fitted and finished to a high standard
  • Renovated with a number of energy efficient features
  • Small river frontage
  • EPC: C

Full description

Detached moorland farmhouse set in 4 acres beside ancient hamlet. Three reception, four bedroom house with stables and former barn. Set within gracious, level garden areas. Accessed by rural cul-de-sac. Gorgeous views of surrounding farmland and moorland. Convenient to the A30 dual carriageway. Fitted and finished to a high standard. Renovated with multiple energy efficiency features. Land enjoys pretty, small river frontage. EPC: C.

Coming to the market for the first time since renovation, Merrifield is an imposing, three reception, four bedroom former farmhouse. The property has been extended with a fantastic kitchen/breakfast room, enjoying breathtaking views of open moorland.  

Outside to the front of the house is a large yard with stable block and carport. To the rear is a pleasant sloping lawn leading through a fivebar gate to a 4 acre paddock. 

The property has been beautifully finished to a high standard. The renovations have gone right back to the fabric of the property. The roof has been completely replaced, all external walls and floors insulated. The ground floor is laid with natural Oak and slate and the first floor is laid with carpets. There is uPVC double glazing and Rointe low consumption electric heaters in all main rooms and corridors. 

Merrifield is located on the edge of the moorland hamlet of Temple, situated in the heart of Bodmin Moor. The hamlet is home to a church which can be traced back to the 12th Century. Close at hand is the A30 dual carriageway providing outstanding road access through the county. 

In all directions from the property there  is scenery of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The surrounding moorland is fantastic for walking and riding. To the north and south are the picturesque coasts of Cornwall, with quaint fishing villages, surfing beaches and rugged cliffs on the north coast and “softer” scenery on the south coast.  

Approximately 7 miles west is the town of Bodmin. The town provides a wide range of social and commercial services, including supermarkets, banks and hospital. Close to the town is Bodmin parkway railway station, situated on the Cornish Mainline.

To the east, approximately 16 miles, is the town of  Launceston which also provides a range of commercial and social services. To the North and South from Launceston is the Tamar Valley, steeped in 18th Century mining  history. Further east, approximately 57 miles, is the city of Exeter with mainline railway station, international airport and connection to the M5 motorway. 

Open storm porch, approached from a gravel pathway leading into:-

Reception area with open archway leading to the central hallway. Door to WC.

Pedestal sink and low level WC. Window to side. 

Central hallway running through the spine of the house. Doors to all rooms and staircase to first floor. 

Large utility room with base and wall units to one side. Solid Beech work surface with fitted Belfast sink and mixer tap. Window to side overlooking front yard. Door through to:-

Practical space containing all the services connections and plant for the house. Window to side overlooking  front  yard. 

Characterful front reception room with feature granite fireplace with slate hearth,  installed with a wood burner. uPVC sash window to front yard with window seat. 

Second reception room providing an outstanding family sitting room. Granite fireplace with slate hearth, fitted with wood burner. Windows to rear garden and side. Television and telephone points. 

Utilised as a home office at present, this room could make a second sitting room or snug. Original feature fireplace. Window to rear courtyard. Telephone point. 

Door to rear courtyard. Original slate flooring. Large storage cupboard. Door leading to:

Spacious modern kitchen / breakfast room range of base and wall units with soft closing doors and drawers. A range of built in appliances includes; two built in Siemens electric ovens, one incorporating microwave and a Neff dishwasher. In the centre of the kitchen is a island unit with Siemens induction hob, extractor fan and wine chiller. To the side of the kitchen are fully glazed, sliding doors out to a patio area, with fantastic views of the surrounding moorland. Original slate flooring throughout. 

A stair case from the central hallway leads up to bright landing with doors leading to all rooms. 

Spacious, dual aspect bedroom, windows to the rear with window seat, taking in the breath-taking moorland views. Second window to side with additional views. Door to:-

Fully tiled shower room with large, glazed shower enclosure. Pedestal sink and low level WC. Electrically heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating. Extractor fan and shaver point. Window to rear. 

Large, second bedroom with sunny south facing aspect. Moorland views from window with window seat. 

Double bedroom with front facing aspect overlooking front garden. uPVC sash window with window seat. 

Fully tiled family bathroom. Roll top bath with shower over and glazed shower screen, pedestal sink with mirror over and low level WC. Electrically heated towel rail and underfloor heating. Shaver point and extractor fan. uPVC sash window to front. 

Double bedroom with front facing aspect. uPVC sash window with window seat over looking front yard. 

To the front of the house is a large hardcore surfaced yard providing ample parking for several vehicles. To the right hand side is the stable block.

From the front yard is a set of slate steps to a small walled garden with lawn and gravel path to the front door and side of the house. 

At the rear of the house is a covered patio area, accessed from the kitchen with fantastic views across the surrounding moorland. This leads onto a gently slopping lawn, bordered by attractive dry stone walls to two sides and fence to the other. 

A fivebar gate from the garden provides access to the 4 acre paddock. This slopes away from the house down to the Warleggan River with                approximately 270ft of river frontage. A second five bar gate provides to a track which leads past the property. 

STABLE BLOCK 15m x 3.7m (49’2” x 12’1”)
Timber construction with profiled metal roofing and concrete flooring. The block is divided into five sections, comprising three stables/looseboxes, with the other two sections an open fronted machinery/hay store. 

FORMER LINHAY 11.16m x 5.54m x 8.11m (33’6” x 18’2”)  
Situated at the front of the property, adjacent to the front yard, the building comprises a part open fronted barn with granite posts and an enclosed store. The building is of granite construction with a part slate/part metal clad roof. Although in need of renovation, the barn could make an superb annexe or workshop, subject to obtaining necessary planning consents.

The house has been extensively renovated from the ground up to the roof. The works includes but not exclusive to: 
1) Re-roofing
2) Internal insulation of walls
3) Insulation of floors
4) Double insulation throughout the loft
5) Re-wiring and new mains connection
6) LED lighting throughout the house
7) Installation of Rointe low energy consumption heaters - each is thermostatically controlled. 
8) Replacement of all windows with uPVC double glazing
9) Installation of photovoltaic panels - off setting electricity bills and providing an income of approximately £1,800 per annum. 

The result of these works is a property which is very energy efficient to run. Further information regarding the renovation work can be provided upon request. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
09 September 2016

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