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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Dockacre House, Launceston

Withdrawn from Market £695,000

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Stunning and intriguing 6 bedroom detached Elizabethan house with Georgian alterations steeped in history set in the heart of Launceston. This highly unique character property features 3 stunning wood panelled reception rooms running along the front of the property with sash windows, wooden shutters and window seats. Externally there are beautifully landscaped walled gardens.

This property is available on the market for the first time in 50 years and has been lovingly restored by the present owner and the properties historical importance is signified by being Grade 2* listed. This attractive five gabled property displays many original character features and is believed to be have been both extended and improved during the Georgian era. Whilst the property is situated in the heart of the town centre, the garden features a strong natural tree-lined boundary which offers a great feeling of seclusion and privacy in the garden and from the outlook from many principle rooms in the property.

The property is approached with a stone wall border and pillars with wrought iron gates leading onto the driveway which is laid to gravel with parking in front of the property. The driveway leads down to a further parking area with garage. To the side of the property there is a courtyard and a bed with a range of plants and shrubbery with steps leading down to the cellar. There are original secret passages which once led to Launceston Castle and Mary St Magdalene Church. There is a substantial level lawned area to the front with a further raised lawn and a stone wall and archway leading through to the side garden, which again is laid to lawn with a patio and views over the valley. The property enjoys a natural tree and shrub boundary to the front which screens the property and offers a great degree of privacy and seclusion. The property is largely enclosed by a stone wall with a further garden area beyond the front wall leading down to a triangle lawned area, which again...


18' 1'' x 17' 10'' (5.51m x 5.43m)
Three leaded single glazed windows to the front aspect, feature fireplace with tiled and cast iron insert, decorative arched alcove, radiator, high feature ceiling and door through to a side landing which has doors down to the ground floor and up to the second floor.

13' 0'' (3.96m) max x 11' 9'' (3.58m)
Sash single glazed window to the side, fireplace surround, radiator and door through to:

12' 4'' (3.76m) max x 11' 11'' (3.63m) max
Impressive bathroom suite featuring a bath with tiled side, shower cubicle with electric shower, low level WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Partially tiled walls, radiator, display alcove and door through to an airing cupboard which has space for appliances, immersion tank and a wealth of storage. Leaded single glazed window to the front aspect.

17' 1'' x 15' 10'' (5.20m x 4.82m)
Two leaded single glazed windows to the front aspect, feature timber fireplace with cast iron insert, two radiators, picture rails and door through to a recessed hall with further door leading into:

7' 1'' x 5' 6'' (2.16m x 1.68m)
Single glazed window to the side, suite comprising a bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin, tiled wall and radiator. Then up to the second floor attic room:

13' 11'' (4.24m) narrowing to 9' 8'' (2.94m) x 11' 8'' (3.55m)
Single glazed window to the side, radiator, storage cupboard with immersion and door leading through to the loft void.

20' 3'' x 16' 2'' (6.17m x 4.92m)
Two sash single glazed windows to the front aspect with window seats and shutters, decoratively ornate wood panelled walls with decorative coving and large fireplace with wooden surround and canopy with fireplace seats, shelved and arched alcove, radiator. This room features a stunning vista looking through the three main reception rooms doors, a unique period feature often seen in country house architecture. Stairs then rise and turn from the half landing to the right hand side which leads to a landing with a single glazed window at the rear with feature display shelf.

12' 8'' x 12' 3'' (3.86m x 3.73m)
Sash window to the front aspect with window seat and shutters, picture rail, feature alcove and radiator.

12' 9'' x 6' 6'' (3.88m x 1.98m)
Single glazed window to the front aspect with seat, coved ceiling and radiator.

17' 1'' x 10' 3'' (5.20m x 3.12m)
Sash window to the front aspect with seat, ornate fireplace and coving. Stairs then rise from the half landing to the left hand side to a first floor landing with a single glazed window at the rear with display shelf, door through to:

23' 5'' (7.13m) x 14' 0'' (4.26m) extending to 17' 8'' (5.38m)
An impressive open plan room with a wealth of character features including an original solid wood braced door, original 1522 slate flooring in the kitchen, French oak flooring in the breakfast area and beamed ceilings. The room features numerous window openings including two internal single glazed windows at the front, two single glazed windows to the side and a further single glazed window at the rear. The kitchen features a range of wall and base units with timber painted doors, Granite work surfaces throughout the whole kitchen with wooden block drainer by the fitted butler sink, recessed alcove with wooden lintel and space for range cooker and a further recess for fridge freezer again with a wooden lintel. The kitchen also features a central island and has ample space for a dining table in the breakfast space which has a wooden floor.

18' 4'' x 16' 3'' (5.58m x 4.95m)
Two sash single glazed windows to the front aspect with window seats and wooden shutters, this room has numerous features typical of the Georgian era including wood panelled walls with ornate wooden coving and a decorative fireplace surround with recessed fire and open grate, arched feature alcove, radiator and door leading through to:

18' 1'' x 12' 5'' (5.51m x 3.78m)
An atmospheric reception room featuring a solid wooden door with two locks and feature iron keys, sash window to the front with window seat and shutters, feature central staircase with half landing and stairs leading to either side and two under stairs storage cupboards, wood panelled walls, two radiators and door through to:

Entrance to the property is gained via single glazed double doors leading into:

Windows running along the front with a radiator and double leaded single glazed original Elizabethan windows through to the kitchen and a solid wooden panelled door to the far stairwell which leads into:

Range of fitted cupboards and door into:

Low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

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19 May 2015

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