5 bedroom farm house for salePortscatho, Roseland Peninsula
Sold STC £1,250,000
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- Farmhouse Kitchen with Aga
- Walk-in Larder & Separate Utility
- Luxury Bath & Shower Rooms
- Integral Double Garage
- Integral Store Rooms
- 2 Bedroom Detached Cottage
- Extensive Traditional Barns
- Gardens, Duck Pond & Paddock
A LARGE PERIOD FARMHOUSE, DETACHED COTTAGE,
RANGE OF TRADITIONAL OUTBUILDINGS AND
ALTOGETHER ABOUT FIVE AND A HALF ACRES OF LAND
A hidden gem - tucked away in the heart of the Roseland countryside very close to the sea and beaches around Gerrans Bay.
LARGE PERIOD FARMHOUSE, DETACHED COTTAGE, RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS & FIVE AND A HALF ACRES OF LAND
General Comments - The ancient farmstead of Merrose lies at the end of a private lane just inland from Gerrans Bay on the south Cornish Coast and in the heart of the Roseland countryside (the initial section of lane jointly serves Merrose Farm and the adjacent caravan site owned by the Caravan Club of Great Britain but leads on separately to Merrose Farm). The house and its associated buildings was once the homestead to a larger farm and the settlement is reputably one of the oldest in the area and mentioned in the Doomsday book. It is now wholly residential and a lovely character home, fully refurbished and extended and ideal for anyone wanting space and privacy as well as an independent detached cottage for family or holiday letting. There is also an extensive range of traditional buildings which have potential for workshop or other uses, subject to consents.
The Roseland Peninsula is widely recognised as being of outstanding natural beauty and there are many scenic attractions within the immediate areas. The beaches of Pendower and Porthcurnick are each about one mile from the farm but the coastal path is much closer and this gives access to many sandy inlets and coves which can be approached on foot. Much of the land along the coast is owned and protected by the National Trust. Merrose is approximately two miles from Portscatho and five miles from St. Mawes. Here there are a selection of facilities for daily needs whilst the city of Truro with its Cathedral, Hall for Cornwall and other comprehensive facilities is about nine miles via the King Harry Ferry.
The Property - The property comprises a large character farmhouse, a fully independent converted barn suitable for relatives or letting, plenty of traditional outbuildings and altogether five and a half acres of land which is ideal for those wishing to keep horses or other livestock. The farmhouse is a very attractive building and features a mellow stone exterior with traditional white painted sash windows. The present owner has sympathetically refurbished the accommodation and extended the building to the rear so that it is now a very comfortable family size home combining the best of old and new and hence still retaining the inherent architectural features but with a contemporary feel to certain parts. There is a comprehensive system of oil fired central heating with plenty of radiators throughout the accommodation as well as underfloor heating to the newly equipped bath and shower rooms.
In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):
Front Entrance Porch - Being double glazed and with slate paved floor. Glazed door opening to:-
Hallway - With slate paved floor and stairs to first floor with cupboard below.
Sitting Room - 4.19m x 4.17m (13'9" x 13'8") - Having two seated windows to the front elevation and focusing to a fireplace with period surround and inset wood burner. Radiator.
Music Room - 6.91m x 3.25m (22'8" x 10'8") - A triple aspect room with French doors opening to the garden. Oak floor, access to loft space and double glazed windows.
Dining Room - 5.79m x 2.31m (19' x 7'7") - With slate paved floor, beamed ceiling, fitted cupboard with shelving and covered radiator.
Rear Reception Hall - With terracotta tiled floor, exposed beams and radiator. Double opening entrance doors.
Kitchen - 3.96m x 3.89m (13' x 12'9") - A lovely homely room with oil fired Aga set within a deep arched alcove, slate paved flooring, beamed ceiling and window seat overlooking the garden. There is a range of hand crafted American Oak fitments incorporating Belfast sink and fitted cupboards.
Walk-In Larder - With fitted shelving and slate bench.
Shower Room - Being fully tiled and with matching stone tiled floor and fitted with suite comprising large shower cubicle, round bowl basin on low cupboard base and w.c. Bathroom cabinet, ladder rack radiator, illuminated mirror and extractor fan. Electric underfloor heating.
Utility Room - 5.28m x 2.44m (17'4" x 8') - With terracotta tiled floor and radiator. Airing cupboard with shelving and controls for heat exchange unit. Belfast sink set on low stand, plumbing facility for washing machine and Warmflow oil fired central heating boiler.
Internal Lobby - With terracotta tiled floor and door to the outside.
Playroom/Possible Bedroom 6 - 5.33m x 3.05m (17'6" x 10') - With radiator.
Stairs rise to a small landing which leads through to an:-
Inner Landing - 4.27m x 2.54m (14' x 8'4") - With radiator.
Bedroom 1 - 4.34m x 4.22m (14'3" x 13'10") - Plus deep alcoves. Exposed timber floor, two windows to the front elevation overlooking the garden, period fireplace surround with arched grate and radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 3.96m x 3.96m (13' x 13') - A dual aspect room with a round stone bowl set on an oak vanity cupboard, built-in cupboard with additional overhead cupboard, radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 2.82m x 2.59m (9'3" x 8'6") - With exposed timber floor and radiator.
Bathroom - 2.44m x 2.24m (8' x 7'4") - With roll top bath on legs and with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and w.c. Inset lighting, tiled floor and ladder rack radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 4.67m x 2.39m (15'4" x 7'10") - With radiator.
Bedroom 5 - 4.88m x 5.72m (16' x 18'9") - A dual aspect room with additional velux window and with exposed roof trusses and timbers and part sloping ceiling. Access to loft storage space.
Outside - Adjoining the house at the rear there is a:-
Double Garage - 5.94m x 5.33m (19'6" x 17'6") - With concertina doors and access to first floor above which presently comprises two rooms (17'6" x 9'6" and 10' x 9'6"). With laminated flooring, loft storage on either side and radiator. (These rooms could have potential for further living accommodation, subject to consent).
The Cottage - This was converted from a substantial outbuilding many years ago and is a completely independent living unit which is ideal for a relative or letting either on a permanent or holiday basis. In brief it comprises;
Entrance Porch - With tiled floor and fitted shelving.
Sitting Room - 6.40m x 3.66m (21' x 12') - With radiator and steps leading up to the:-
Kitchen/Dining Room - 6.40m x 2.74m (21' x 9') - Open plan to the sitting room and with double glazed doors opening to the garden. A range of natural timber units are fitted to the kitchen area and include ample work surface area and one and a half bowl sink and drainer inset. Space for cooker, matching wall mounted storage cupboards and radiator.
Inner Lobby - Access to the two bedrooms:-
Bedroom 1 - 3.89m x 2.69m (12'9" x 8'10") - With radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 2.90m x 1.83m (9'6" x 6') - With radiator.
Bathroom - With suite comprising bath with curved end shower area and Triton electric shower fitting, wash hand basin and w.c. Courtesy light with shaver, radiator and cupboard containing Worcester oil fired central heating boiler.
Outside - The entrance drive leading into the property naturally separates the garden area for the house and cottage and includes a broad sweep of grass enhanced by a variety of trees and shrubs. Both the house and cottage have delightful sitting out areas adjacent to the buildings whilst the expanse of grass sloping away from the house overlooks a large duck pond with island. At the side of the house there is a defunct SWIMMING POOL (not used for many years but easily reinstated), with former shower room adjacent. Behind this area there is a further area of garden with newly erected GREENHOUSE. Nearby there is a large orchard and vegetable garden with a selection of fruit trees and soft fruit bushes and also a Poultry Run.
The Outbuildings - Alongside the entrance leading into Merrose there is a single storey BARN 35' x 15' (measured externally) and fronting the rear entrance courtyard there is a very large two storey BARN 50' x 17'6" widening to 26' (measured externally). There is also a former four bay DUTCH BARN. These buildings have huge potential subject to any necessary consents.
The Land - This extends in total to approximately 5.5 acres and includes a large paddock suitable for horse or pony or other livestock.
Services - Mains electricity. Private borehole water supply. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating which is independent to both house and cottage.
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 - Proceeding along the A3078 from Tregony to St. Mawes pass through the hamlet of Ruanhighlanes and continue for a further two miles. Just before passing through the hamlet of Trewithian there is a wide lay-by on the right hand side of the road where traffic lights signal the entrance to a narrow lane. The initial section of lane serves Merrose and the adjacent caravan site but the lane continues on into the private section serving Merrose Farm only.
A hidden gem - tucked away in the heart of the Roseland countryside very close to the sea and beaches around Gerrans Bay. The property comprises a large character farmhouse, a fully independent converted barn suitable for relatives or letting, plenty of traditional outbuildings and altogether five and a half acres of land which is ideal for those wishing to keep horses or other livestock. The farmhouse is a very attractive building and features a mellow stone exterior with traditional white painted sash windows. There is also an extensive range of traditional buildings which have potential for workshop or other uses, subject to consents. EPC - E
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