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4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Hollies, Silverwell, Nr TRURO

Sold STC £650,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Located within a short distance of the north coast at St Agnes, yet only 5 miles from Truro, is this pretty traditional 3/4 bedroomed Cornish cottage which has been extended to provide a spacious family home with stabling and land amounting to approximately 5.25 acres in three enclosures, together with an area dedicated to wildlife and a superb wooded pond.
The accommodation to the ground floor comprises; kitchen/ dining room, sitting room, bathroom, WC, study/bedroom 4, utility room, whilst to the first floor; three bedrooms and a further shower room. Outbuildings include stables, stores, greenhouse, Double Garage, summer house and Oil Fired Central Heating. EARLY VIEWING IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR THIS UNIQUE LIFESTYLE OR EQUESTRIAN PROPERTY.
The Hollies lies in an area of unspoilt countryside in the small hamlet of Silverwell which is located only 5 miles from the city of Truro and 4 miles from the superb North coast at St Agnes. The property sits within a picturesque and tranquil valley and is found down a quiet lane only 1 mile from the main road network. The A30 is just a 5 minutes away. In Truro there is a main railway link to London Paddington and Newquay airport is within a 30 minute drive.

The property enjoys all the benefits of a quiet rural location but at the same time is ideally placed to enjoy the leisure facilities available on the North coast together with easy access to the comprehensive retail and business facilities that the city of Truro has to offer. There are primary schools in St Agnes, Mount Hawke, Mithian and Perranporth and secondary education in Truro.

The city of Truro is the retail and commercial centre of Cornwall, with the famous Cathedral lying at its heart. The city offers a unique mix of independent shops and national stores as well as an excellent collection of art galleries, bars, restaurants, night clubs, cinema, The Hall for Cornwall and the Royal Cornwall Museum. The city is steeped in history and features many wonderful Georgian terraced streets which are rivalled only in the west by Bath. There are also a number of fine municipal gardens including Boscawen Park and Victoria Gardens, which have in the past won many awards in the Britain In Bloom competition. The city also lies at the centre of the Cornish transport network and has a mainline station to London Paddington.

The Hollies is a picturesque traditional Cornish cottage believed to date back 300 years. Originally a farm worker's cottage the property has been extended over the years to provide a family home of great charm and character.

The internal accommodation offers, on the ground floor, a good sized sitting room which has a sunny outlook over the garden to the rear and with a multi fuel wood burner set within a traditional stone hearth. An excellent kitchen/dining room with fitted appliances, utility room, refurbished contemporary bathroom and separate WC together with the fourth bedroom/study. On the first floor are three double bedrooms together with a shower room/WC.

The property has oil fired central heating and Mahogany casement windows with double glazed and leaded lights.

Externally the property sits within approximately 5.25 acres bordered by a stream on the western boundary and the land is divided into three enclosures of pasture, an orchard with varieties of fruit trees and a spacious summer house. There is a range of outbuildings, a modern timber stable block and a pole barn. The land is used for grazing, is well fenced and gated. Outside the fields are areas left for wildlife including a stunning wooded section which has been developed by the owners within recent years and includes a large spring fed pond with an island.

The property also has a double garage, two greenhouses and log store. There is a separate access to the stable. There are an extensive net work of lanes in the vicinity of the property for horse riding.

In summary this is a property that would suit those looking for a well placed traditional Cornish cottage a short distance from St Agnes, Perranporth and Truro. It provides a lifestyle opportunity with stunning rural views, wildlife and equestrian opportunities. An early viewing is strongly recommended.

Property ref: 121_2555_4213562

The property is approached over a tree lined rural byway to a traditional 5 bar gate and block paved driveway which leads to an attractive patio and open fronted porch. Mahogany front door to the entrance hall.

This provides a charming introduction to the property and has a natural stone floor with a full length leaded light double glazed mahogany window next to the front door, radiator, two wall lights. Carpeted open tread staircase leads to the first floor accommodation. Painted ledged braced and tongued and grooved doors with Norfolk latches to the ground floor accommodation.

12' 2" x 8' 3" (3.71m x 2.51m) Mahogany double glazed window with slate sill with an aspect over the side elevation. Garden and rural views. Three wall lights and a radiator.

A refurbished fully ceramic tiled bathroom featuring a contemporary suite with P-shaped bath with pumped shower over together with a contemporary wash hand basin. Mahogany double glazed leaded window to the rear elevation. Overhead spotlights. Radiator. Shaver point. Built in airing cupboard with shelving and containing the hot water cylinder.

Also recently refurbished and fully ceramic tiled with contemporary low level WC and wash hand basin. Mahogany double glazed leaded light windows to the rear elevation. Overhead spotlights. Radiator.

20' 9" x 14' 3" (6.32m x 4.34m) (narrowing to 10ft). Two mahogany leaded light double glazed windows to the rear elevation overlooking the rear garden. Three radiators. Double glazed leaded door to the rear garden. Featuring a number of character period features including exposed beams and decorative timber. The room focuses on an impressive stone fireplace with slate hearth inset with a multi-fuel burner and with display alcoves to the one side.

Doors connect from both the hallway and the sitting room to the:-

DINING AREA - (12' 7" x 10' 9" (3.84m x 3.28m) The dining area adjoins the kitchen from which an arched opening leads to the utility room. In the dining room there is an attractive corner window. Beamed ceiling with three inset spotlights and two wall lights. Two radiators and TV point.

KITCHEN AREA - (9' 3" x 9' (2.82m x 2.74m) A pleasant farmhouse style kitchen featuring a range of matching Pine high and low level units with cabinets and drawers and with a marble effect work surfaces across the range inset with a one and a half Asterite sink and drainer. Integrated Siemans dishwasher, refrigerator, NEF cooker and inset NEF four ring halogen hob with concealed overhead extractor fan and light. The Pine panelled mono pitch roof features an electrically operated Velux window and is inset with spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor covering. Exposed brick archway leads to:-

Mahogany doubled glazed and leaded window to the front elevation. A range of Pine matching base and wall units incorporating a Belfast style sink with tiled drainer. Space for fridge and freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Overhead spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor covering and radiator. Glazed paned door to the side entrance porch way.

Exposed brick to one elevation and Mahogany stable door which exits to the garden and driveway. Ceramic tiled floor covering. Radiator and cupboard housing the electrical consumer box. Alarm control panel.

A small landing with Mahogany double glazed leaded window overlooking the rear garden. Painted doors access the first floor accommodation.

12' 10" x 11' 9" (3.91m x 3.58m) An attractive dual aspect room with Mahogany double glazed windows to the side and rear with superb views over the surrounding countryside. Built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Door to eaves storage. Two wall lights, radiator and telephone point.

A doorway and steps lead to a further landing.

Mahogany double glazed window to the rear garden. Two built in storage cupboards with shelving. Wall light point, spotlight and radiator. Painted ledge, braced and tongued and grooved doors lead to further accommodation.

14' 1" x 10' 10" (4.29m x 3.30m) Dual aspect with Mahogany double glazed windows with outstanding rural and garden views. Built in wardrobes with hanging rails. Two wall lights and display shelf. Radiator.

Fully tiled shower cubicle with a Mira electric shower. Low level WC with wash hand basin set within a tiled surface and with cupboards beneath Tiled splash backs, extractor fan, ladder style chrome towel rail. Overhead spotlights.

14' 3" x 8' 2" (4.34m x 2.49m) (with restricted head room at one end) Sloping ceiling with leaded double glazed mahogany window to the rear aspect which overlooks the rear garden. Fitted built-in wardrobes with shelving. Wall light. Radiator.

Attached to the side of the cottage is an external housing for the Grant oil fired floorstanding condensing boiler which provides the hot water and central heating.

18' 10" x 17' (5.74m x 5.18m) internal measurements. Of rendered block construction with pitched corrugated roof. Window and entrance door to side and with twin roller doors at the front. Power and light.

Attached to the garage.

Constructed 8 years ago in prefabricated timber form under a pitched roof. This provides two 12' x 12' stables complete with kick boarding, perspex windows and a concrete plinth.

Rendered block construction under a mono pitch corrugated roof, divided into two sections comprising stable and workshop. Also with power point and with a side window.

Block construction under a mono pitch corrugated galvanised iron roof.

Block construction under a mono pitch corrugated galvanised iron roof and opens to the side.

40' long open fronted and loosely divided into four bays with pole supports and corrugated roof. 38' 3" internal measurements.

14' 3" x 14' 2" (4.34m x 4.32m) Timber construction under a felted roof. Double doors to the front and further windows to three sides. Power and overhead spotlights.

The property is surrounded by a beautifully landscaped mature garden with a wide variety of trees and shrubs. To the area in front of the summer house there is a paved terrace and lawned garden with an orchard containing apple, pear, plum and cherry trees. There is a vegetable plot and other areas that could be developed for cultivation.



The land is principally set into three enclosures of pasture which are well protected with hedges. The garden is separated from the pasture areas/chicken run by a 5 bar gate. Access to this area from the rural byway is from a separate metal gate through which horses and other livestock enter and depart. The edges of the fields have hedgerows and provide stunning natural areas of local flora and fauna. To the Western boundary there is a stream and between that and the pasture is a large and attractive pond area set within a small wood which has been developed in recent years by the current vendors and provides a stunning and tranquil setting for relaxation. In all the gardens and land amount to approximately 5.25 acres in total.

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Nearest stations

  • Truro (4.8 mi)
  • Redruth (5.3 mi)
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Lewis Haughton Wills , Truro

81 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PN

01872 490000 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Truro (4.8 mi)
  • Redruth (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lewis Haughton Wills , Truro

81 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PN

01872 490000 Local call rate

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