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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bed Detached Farmhouse
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Rayburn
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Garage
  • Extensive Range of Farm Buildings
  • Ideal for Equestrian/Hobby Farming
  • No Chain

Full description


Tucked away at the end of its own lane and surrounded by its own land.
Just four miles from Truro city, close to the hospital and easy access onto the A30.
First time to the market for 50 years - a very rare opportunity.
Sold with no chain.

Primrose Farm offers a rare opportunity to purchase a six acre small holding situated in a convenient location only four miles from Truro and with easy access to the main A30. The property has been in the same ownership for the last fifty years and during that time the current vendors have virtually rebuilt and substantially extended the farmhouse including replacement double glazing in recent years and built many useful outbuildings. The farmstead is ideally located at the end of a long entrance lane and is surrounded by level land divided into five useful individual fields absolutely ideal for hobby farming or equestrian use.

The Property - The farmhouse itself is essentially a detached traditional cottage that was very run down when the current owners purchased in 1964. At this time the property was virtually rebuilt and the substantial two storey extension doubled the size and created the much larger farmhouse which can be seen today. The house is a lot larger than one would expect from outside with spacious rooms, high ceilings and lovely views from all windows over its own land with countryside beyond. There are three double bedrooms and a single fourth bedroom which is currently being used as a study, very large entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room with quality "Out of Wood" handmade kitchen and oil fired rayburn, sitting room, dining room, bathroom and separate w.c. Externally there are modern double glazed windows with rendered elevations under an interlocking tiled roof and a single garage. Heating is provided by night storage heaters, complemented with two open fire places, oil fired Rayburn cooker in the kitchen which also heats the hot water. In addition to the dwelling there is a very useful range of modern and traditional outbuildings and the land is divided into five paddocks, four with water troughs and therefore ideal for livestock.

Location - Penstraze is situated approximately four miles west of Truro. Everyday facilities are available in the nearby villages of Chacewater and Threemilestone which include a primary school, post office, general stores, public house, fish and chip shop, doctors surgery, church and chapel. Truro itself is renowned for its excellent shopping centre with a wide selection of banks, building societies, shops, public and private schools, many restaurants and of course the main line railway station to London (Paddington).

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

Entrance Conservatory - Double glazed windows and entrance door enjoying views over the front garden. Solid roof. Glazed door opening to:-

Entrance Hall - 4.60 x 2.88 (15'1" x 9'5") - A spacious hallway which could also be used as an extra room. Stairs leading to first floor, night storage heater, telephone point. Doors to all ground floor rooms.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.64 x 3.56 (15'2" x 11'8") - An excellent range of American Red Oak base and eye level units made by "Out of Wood" in Truro with a selection of cupboards and drawers. Double stainless steel sink, worktops with tiled splashback, oil fired Rayburn with tiled splashback for cooking and heating hot water, Creda double oven with ceramic hob and extractor hood over. Lec fridge, Asko dishwasher and automatic washing machine. A light twin aspect room with windows overlooking the front and also the rear with fine views of the field. Frosted double glazed door to outside. Serving hatch to dining room.

Dining Room - 4.33 x 4.63 (14'2" x 15'2") - Window overlooking the front garden. Open fireplace with marble surround, hearth and mantle over. Serving hatch to kitchen/breakfast room, t.v. point and two wall lights.

Sitting Room - 4.59 x 3.82 (15'0" x 12'6") - A light twin aspect room with windows overlooking the front garden and along the entrance lane, open fireplace with stone surround and hearth with wood lintel over. Shelved fire breast recess. T.V. point.

First Floor -

Landing - A spacious landing. Large shelved airing cupboard housing factory lagged hot water cylinder, window to side enjoying views over the fields, loft access with ladder, night storage heater.

Bedroom 1 - 4.63 x 4.34 (15'2" x 14'2") - Large window to front enjoying lovely rural views. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Built-in wardrobe.

Separate W.C. - Low level w.c, partly tiled walls, frosted window to side with window blind.

Bathroom - A coloured suite comprising panelled bath with fully tiled surround and Mira shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, dimplex wall mounted heater, frosted double glazed window to side.

Bedroom 2 - 4.66 x 3.10 (15'3" x 10'2") - A triple aspect room with windows overlooking the rear and side enjoying rural views. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback.

Bedroom 3 - 4.61 x 3.83 (15'1" x 12'6") - Another twin aspect room with windows overlooking the front and rear also with fine rural views. Built-in wardrobes. Telephone point.

Bedroom 4 - 3.50 x 2.88 narrowing to 1.84 (11'5" x 9'5" narrow - Currently used as a study. Window overlooking the front garden with fields beyond, telephone point.

Attached Garage - 4.67m x 3.15m (15'4" x 10'4") - Metal up and over garage door. Concrete floor. Light and power. Belfast sink with hot and cold water.

Outside - Primrose Farm is approached from the A390 and a long entrance lane leads down to the farmstead to a concrete yard where there is parking for many vehicles. A wrought iron gate leads to the front of the house and a pathway leads to the front door. The front garden is enclosed within a natural hedge boundary with level lawn and deep flower beds well stocked with many interesting shrubs and plants providing plenty of colour. The garden enjoys a sunny aspect, backs onto fields and enjoys far reaching views. A pathway leads down the side of the farmhouse where there is a GREENHOUSE, outside tap, useful STORAGE SHED and outside W.C. Double wrought iron gates open from the garden into the courtyard and to the L-shaped former calf shed and adjoining storage shed.

Calf Shed - 10.16m x 3.40m (33'4" x 11'2") - Divided into four calf pens all with concrete floors, light and power.

Outbuilding - 8.15m x 2.74m (26'9" x 9') - Divided into three small stables.

A gateway leads from the entrance lane opposite the back door into an L-shaped field enclosed within natural hedge boundaries and here there is a:-

Open Fronted Shed - 17.68m x 8.53m (58' x 28') - Divided into four sections and this was used for housing livestock. Three sections have concrete floors and one with a stone floor which was used as a tractor shed. The purpose built hay feeders are available by separate negotiation.

A five bar metal gate leads from the farmyard to further outbuildings including a:-

Trailer House - 6.15m x 3.25m (20'2" x 10'8") -

Three Sty Piggery - One with farrowing rail and open concrete yards.

General Purpose Shed - 9.65m x 5.97m (31'8" x 19'7") - With concrete floor.

Poultry Shed - 12.95m (42'6" ) -

Land - The land, gardens, buildings and farmyard extend to approximately six acres or thereabouts divided into five grass paddocks four with water troughs and have until recently been grazed by cattle and sheep. The land is enclosed within natural hedge boundaries with many wonderful mature native trees. Please note there is a public footpath crossing the yard. This has only been used a few times in our clients 50 year ownership.

Services - Mains water on meter. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired Rayburn for cooking and hot water.

COUNCIL TAX:- Cornwall Council Band E £1,843.98 for 2015/2016.

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 - Proceed out of Truro in a westerly direction along the A390 and on the road between Threemilestone and Chiverton Cross roundabout Primrose Farm will be found on the left just after the fruit sales and before the turning to Chacewater.

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30 June 2015

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