5 bedroom farm house for sale

St Euny Churchtown, Redruth

Sold STC £235,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Inglenook and Period Fireplaces
  • Window Seats & Shutters
  • Old Panelling & Original Doors
  • Granite Newel Staircase

Full description

FOR RESTORATION

A fascinating old house with a colourful history.
Of particular interest to those genuinely in search of an old Cornish house full of vernacular architectural detail.
Spacious four/five bedroom accommodation with several receptions, cellar and a range of dilapidated outbuildings.

St. Euny Churchtown is arguably one of the most delightful parts of Redruth and much of its appeal is due to the timeless quality of the setting in a wooded coombe below the slopes of Carn Brea. It is a hamlet separate from the town itself, but close enough to be easily accessible on foot to the shops and various facilities. The former Plume of Feathers is set adjacent to the minor country road opposite the Parish Church of St. Euny and fronting an open area thought to have been the old village green and which has a large old tree as its centre piece.

The name of St. Euny derives from the saint of the same name from Brittany who was believed to have arrived circa 500 AD making his base at Lelant (a parish of the same name being located further west).

Without doubt the property has ancient origins and whilst comprehensively documented back to the early 18th century it is possibly much older. Latterly a farmhouse and a private residence the house was for much of its time span a pub and known affectionately by a variety of names (all derivations of the same) - "The Plume of Feathers", "The Prince's Plume", "The Three Feathers" and "The Feathers Arms". It is believed the pub closed on the 29th of September 1911. A room on the first floor of the building is known to have operated as a Church Court and there is a colourful and humorous account recalling an event in the 18th century when the floor gave way and the revered magistrate and those attending the court suddenly descended to the floor below. No lives were lost but the magistrate "lost his hat and wig by the way, and the contents of the ink bottle, happening to fall on his head, ran down over his face in many a foul stream".

Title deeds show the property as having been for a long time in the ownership of the Richards family and the property being purchased by Mr Richards who returned to his county from Africa after having been employed as a mine captain in the last century.

The house is Grade II Listed and having been neglected by former owners it has luckily escaped the ravages of over modernisation and most of its architectural detail has remained hidden or intact. There are original fireplaces, early panelled doors, some additional panelling, window seats and the remains of a granite newel staircase leading down to the cellar below. The property will be of particular appeal to the purist and those genuinely appreciative of vernacular Cornish architecture. Whilst very much in need of restoration it needs sympathetic treatment so that its integrity remains unspoiled. At present it comprises all measurements approximate:-

Entrance - Leading through to:-

Main Hallway - 3.96m x 2.29m (13' x 7'6") - Plus rear area 8' x 5'6" and with staircase to first floor. Access to granite newel stairs leading down to former CELLAR below.

Reception 1 - 4.17m x 3.96m (13'8" x 13') - With large open fireplace with cut granite sides and lintel. Window seat.

Reception 2 - 4.17m x 4.04m (13'8" x 13'3") - Measured into fireplace recess. Fireplace and window seat. This room has no floor and is open to the cellar below.

Reception 3 - 3.58m x 3.12m (11'9" x 10'3") - With period fireplace and grate. Window seat.

Former Dairy - 4.19m x 2.74m plus recesses (13'9" x 9' plus reces -

Kitchen/Living Room - 4.88m x 4.65m (16' x 15'3") - Featuring inglenook fireplace with an early form of cooking range built within. Beamed ceiling.

First Floor

Landing - 3.20m x 3.12m (10'6" x 10'3") -

Bedroom 1 - 4.27m x 3.45m (14' x 11'4") - With period fireplace surround and grate, built-in cupboards with panelled doors, window seat and dado rail.

Bedroom 2 - 4.11m x 3.20m (13'6" x 10'6") - With period fireplace surround and grate, window seat, dado rail and deep built-in cupboards (one lined with panelling).

Bedroom 3 - 3.20m x 2.13m (10'6" x 7') - With dado rail and window seat.

Bedroom 4 - 5.79m x 3.58m (19' x 11'9") - With period fireplace surround having arched grate and timber panelling. Door opening to outside (possibly used with the facility of a windlass to bring goods into the house).

Bedroom 5 (The Court Room) - 9.14m x 4.57m (30' x 15') - Being a light dual aspect room with fireplace recess and canopied ceiling and some original panelling.

Outside - A small area of garden extends to the front of the property and being grassed on either side of a central pathway. At the rear there is an enclosed courtyard over 50' in length and partly cobbled. From the courtyard there is access to a former WASH HOUSE 10'6" x 8' and also a large OUTBUILDING 29' x 11' known previously to have been used as a cows house. A W.C. (now free-standing within the courtyard) is connected to mains drainage.

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected.

N.B - The electrical circuit has not been tested by the agents.

Viewing - Strictly and only 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 - There are various ways to approach this property but one of the easiest is from Barncoose roundabout at the western end of Redruth taking the exit towards Camborne which is part of the A3047. After leaving the roundabout and after a very short distance take the first turning left which is in essence a very sharp turning to negotiate. Proceed along this road which provides access to Carn Brea Village and at the road junction bear left down the hill and up the other side where there is a turning on the right hand side towards St. Euny Church. Take this turning and the property will be easily located opposite the Church on the left hand side of the road.


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30 November 2015

Nearest stations

  • Redruth (0.7 mi)
  • Camborne (2.9 mi)
  • Perranwell (5.6 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Redruth (0.7 mi)
  • Camborne (2.9 mi)
  • Perranwell (5.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Philip Martin, Truro

9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS

01872 490030 Local call rate

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