5 bedroom farm house for saleGorran Churchtown
- 5 Beds (2 En-Suite)
- 3 Receptions Rooms
- Kitchen & Back Kitchen
- 2 two Storey Stone Barns
- Further Outbuildings
- Dilapidated Stone Barn
- Approximately 30 Acres
- Oil Fired Central Heating
DELIGHTFUL GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE AND 30 ACRES Fine range of traditional stone barns, outbuildings and land. Located at the end of a long private lane, well away from neighbouring properties just inland from the south Cornish coast. A genuine and totally unspoilt property with substantial barns offering development potential. In all approximately 30 acres.
General Comments And Location - Streets Farm is a handsome detached Grade II Listed stone farmhouse in a very private rural setting perfectly located at the end of a long lane surrounded by its own grounds. The farm lies within Gorran Parish and whilst seemingly remote and "miles from anywhere", it is less than a mile by footpath to the beach at Portmellon near Mevagissey. It is a totally unspoilt farm with a fabulous range of traditional stone outbuildings which have huge development potential. However it is a joy nowadays and a rarity to find a farmstead that has not been split up into various ownerships or had the farm buildings converted, Streets Farm is perfect for those looking for privacy. The whole property extends to 30 acres or thereabouts, the farmstead sits perfectly within a ringed fence and the land is conveniently split into seven fields enclosed within natural hedge boundaries. There are some fine coastal views from the land with sea glimpses from both floors at the rear of the house. In these days of increasing urbanisation it is rare to find a property so genuinely unspoilt and unique and hence Streets Farm will be of undoubted appeal to many discerning purchasers and especially those seeking peace and tranquillity.
The property lies just over a mile from the village of Gorran Churchtown , where there is an excellent primary school and the larger harbourside communities of Gorran Haven and Mevagissey are both less than two miles respectively. These communities afford a variety of local facilities for daily needs whilst St. Austell, home to the Eden project, lies about seven miles to the east and the city of Truro with its Cathedral and fine shopping centre is about fourteen miles (less than half an hours driving distance).
The whole area is recognised as being of great landscape value and there are a host of scenic attractions in the area including superb cliff top walks along the nearby (heritage) coastline. The famous Lost Gardens of Heligan are about three miles away and whilst Streets Farm is within a mile on foot to the beach at Portmellon there are a number of other beautiful sunny beaches in the area, the most notable being Porthluney at Caerhays and Hemmick near Gorran Haven.
History - Streets Farm and the outbuildings are thought to have been built around 1800. The house has attractive Cornish stone elevations and lighter Pentewan stone was used for the window surrounds and quoins and this was quarried from the village of Pentewan which is approximately six miles distant. At the far end of Streets Farm in a sheltered wooded setting is a dilapidated two storey stone barn which is thought to have been a dwelling at some time, the fireplace is still evident.
The House - The current owner has lived in the property since 1990 and has undertaken some careful restoration of the property including adding two front windows at ground floor level and sourced Pentewan stone to match in with the upstairs window surround. Oil fired central heating was installed as well as new electric and plumbing. Many windows have been replaced and are all in good working order. Many of the original features remain including old painted wooden doors, fireplaces and window shutters. All rooms are of a good proportion and the large Georgian windows afford plenty of natural light. The traditional stone farm buildings have remained unconverted but have been re-roofed, there is no planning permission for conversion at present but there is huge potential for holiday or ancillary accommodation. Most rooms enjoy fine views over the surrounding countryside with sea glimpses from the rear. An internal viewing is essential.
In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):
Entrance Hall - A fine introduction to the house with moulded panelling to dado height. Spindle turning staircase leading to first floor. Detailed ceiling cornice, radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. Tiled understairs storage cupboard. Doors to all ground floor rooms.
Dining Room - 3.94m x 3.51m (12'11" x 11'6") - A light dual aspect room with two sliding sash windows both having working wooden shutters. Feature moulded fireplace incorporating wood burning stove with granite hearth. Painted moulded panelling to dado height. Three wall lights, ornate ceiling cornice. Door to large walk-in storage cupboard with shelves.
W.C. - W.C. with high level flush, corner wash hand basin, tiled to dado height. Cupboard housing fuse boxes and shelving.
Drawing Room - 5.13m x 3.91m (16'10" x 12'10") - Another light dual aspect room with two sliding sash windows enjoying views over the rear and side garden both with wooden shutters. Feature fireplace incorporating wood burning stove with tiled hearth. Ornate ceiling cornices, dado rail, two wall mounted lights. Radiator. Television point.
Sitting Room - 4.04m x 3.81m (13'3" x 12'6") - Another dual aspect room with large sash window overlooking the front aspect with working wooden shutters and smaller side sash window. Radiator. Television point. Two doors with access to the entrance hall.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.98m x 4.11m (16'4" x 13'6") - Large sliding sash window with working shutters and window seat enjoying fabulous country views with the sea in the distance. White two oven Aga with wood surround and mantle. Integral four ring gas hob with single electric oven below. Island unit with solid wooden top incorporating single porcelain sink. Further ceramic sink unit with mixer tap over. Bespoke fitted kitchen with large dresser having plenty of storage cupboards and drawers. Further free standing dresser, fitted cupboard and plate rack with shelves over. Tiled floor. Corner walk-in shelved larder cupboard with high level storage over. Eight overhead spotlights. Television and t.v. points, space and plumbing for dishwasher. Door to:-
Utility/Back Kitchen - 3.76m x 3.00m (12'4" x 9'10") - Belfast sink. Space for freezer. Coat hooks. Slate tiled floor. Space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Cupboard housing Worcester oil fired central heating boiler. Feature clome oven. Large shelved storage cupboard. Doors into rear porch.
Cold Store - Sloping ceiling. Space for freezer. Slate tiled floor.
Rear Porch - Door to outside and door opening to rear w.c. Comprising low level w.c, and Belfast sink.
First Floor - Large landing.
Shelved linen cupboard. Radiator. Large sash window in half landing overlooking the land.
Master Bedroom - 4.32m x 4.14m (14'2" x 13'7") - Large sliding sash window with window seat enjoying fabulous distant sea views. Feature cast iron fire (currently blocked off). Comprehensive range of built-in wardrobes, two large recess cupboards. Radiator. Door to:-
Shower Room - Tiled to dado height with white suite comprising low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle with fully tiled surround and Aquilisa shower over with Mega Flow hot water cylinder. Radiator. Sash window overlooking the rear garden with distant sea views.
Dressing Room - Sliding sash window to front, telephone point, radiator. Sloping ceiling. Wall mounted shelves.
Bedroom 2 - 3.94m x 3.61m (12'11" x 11'10") - Sliding sash window overlooking the rear garden with distant sea views. Built-in wardrobe with central space for dressing table. Painted cast iron fireplace with wooden surround. Cupboard in fire breast recess with wash hand basin inset in a tiled surface. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 2.95m x 2.69m (9'8" x 8'10") - Sliding sash window overlooking the side garden. Radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 3.94m x 3.51m (12'11" x 11'6") - Sliding sash window overlooking the front garden, outbuildings and along the entrance drive. Painted cast iron fireplace with wood surround (not working) with cupboard in fire breast recess. Inset wash hand basin with tiled surround. Radiator.
Bathroom - White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment above, tiled surround and Heritage shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin. Sliding sash window to front with radiator below. Built-in cupboard.
W.C. - Low level w.c., wash hand basin with tiled splashback.
Bedroom 5 - 2.72m x 2.62m (8'11" x 8'7") - Sliding sash window to front with views over the stone outbuildings. Built-in wardrobe. Radiator. Cupboard housing Mega Flow hot water tank. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room - White suite with low level w.c, double shower cubicle with fully tiled surround and Aquilisa shower over. Wash hand basin. Window to side.
Outside - Streets Farm is approached from a minor country lane over a cattle grid opening into a private entrance drive flanked on either side by lawn and trees. The long entrance drive leads to the courtyard of traditional stone outbuildings and onto the dwelling.
Barn 1 - 9.91m x 5.64m plus 5.49m x 3.94m (32'6" x 18'6" pl - A magnificent T-shaped two storey traditional stone barn with slate roof. This building has new roof trusses. External steps lead to the first floor:-
Studio - 5.31m x 4.45m (17'5" x 14'7" ) - Internal measurements. Insulated and plastered, currently used as an artist studio with one roof light and window to rear. Adjoining this building is a POTTING SHED and GREENHOUSE.
Barn 2 - 12.32m x 6.10m (40'5" x 20'0" ) - External measurements. Another substantial two storey traditional stone outbuilding with slate roof. Several window and door openings.
Adjoining this barn is a lean-to section 14'10" x 8'8" (external measurements) with stone elevations and slate roof.
Double Garage - 7.90m x 6.99m (25'11" x 22'11") - External measurements.
Cart House - 10.34m x 6.53m (33'11" x 21'5" ) - External measurements. Being re-roofed in recent times. Another stone outbuilding with two roof lights.
Pig House - 8.41m x 4.50m (27'7" x 14'9" ) - External measurements. Part stone and part cob barn.
Single Storey Outbuilding - 9.45m x 3.33m (31'0" x 10'11") - The first building on the right hand side.
Workshop - 10.34m x 5.16m (33'11" x 16'11" ) - Internal measurements. With concrete division.
Garden - The house is approached over a stone pathway which leads to the front porch and entrance door. There is an attractive stone garden wall, small front lawn and the path continues along the side of the house to the rear. There is a delightful lower garden accessed via steps which is very sheltered, apple tree, large bay tree, several hydrangeas and many other mature shrubs and plants. The larger rear garden comprises a level lawn and from here the views are fabulous. Immediately outside the rear of the property is a large gravelled terrace ideal for sitting out, bar-be-ques etc.
Land - This extends to 30 acres or thereabouts and includes seven individual fields which are laid to mature pasture. A local farmer has taken cuts of hay and silage in recent years and the fields are divided by attractive hedge boundaries. The top most part of the fields are level with a wonderful vista down the valley with good sea views in the distance. The field slopes away to a stream at the bottom of the valley. In the far corner of the furthest field are the remains of a ruined barn.
Services - Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
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 - When travelling from the Lost Gardens of Heligan towards Gorran and Gorran Haven pass through the hamlet of Gorran Highlanes and take the left hand turning signposted to "Treninick" and "unsuitable for motors". Continue along this minor road down into the valley and after a sharp left hand bend turn right clearly signposted Streets Farm.
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