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4 bedroom country house for sale

Woodlane House, Kenwyn, TRURO, Cornwall

£780,000

Property Description

Key features

  • BUILT BY AWARD WINNING ARCHITECT AND OWNER IN 2002
  • ECO-FRIENDLY ZERO-CARBON DESIGN
  • 3/4 BEDROOMS & 2 EN-SUITES
  • STUNNING VAULTED DINING AREA
  • CONTEMPORARY KITCHEN AND SHOWER ROOMS
  • MASTER SUITE WITH DRESSING AREA
  • LEVEL SOUTH FACING GROUNDS OF APPROACHING 1/2 ACRE
  • AMPLE PARKING
  • BEDROOM 4/STUDIO OFFICE/ANNEXE & FURTHER OUTDOOR STUDIO

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A simply superb eco-friendly award winning architect designed and owned house offered to the market for the first time since its construction in 2002.
Set within an attractive sylvan valley setting close to the City of Truro, this home offers custom design throughout with 3/4 bedrooms, 2 with en-suites, vaulted 'Grand Designs' dining room, sitting room, kitchen, conservatory, utility and wet room to the ground floor as well as a large studio room which could comfortably act as a fourth bedroom. Attractive low maintenance level grounds approaching 1/2 an acre with well stocked ponds. Extensive parking. Outside studio room.
VIEWING ESSENTIAL FOR THIS TRULY UNIQUE PROPERTY.
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 multiples 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.

A truly unique property, Woodlane House, was designed by an award winning local architect for his own purposes and built to specific eco principles throughout.

The hardwood front door leads to a double height entrance hallway with an industrial design inspired staircase, giving access to the first floor accommodation. One enters through a sliding hardwood door to a simply superb dining room which is on a 'Grand Designs' scale and features double height glazed windows and doors which open into the conservatory, sitting room and kitchen. The kitchen features a range of custom German cabinets with granite worktops together with a range of integrated appliances built to a specific requirement for the current vendor. The sitting room is of good proportions and features French doors which open out into the patio area and garden. Both the dining room and sitting room feature custom built hardwood sliding doors with exposed rails and wood burning stoves, which provide attractive focal points to both rooms.

The custom built conservatory offers thermostatically controlled electric windows which allow cool air in and warm out. This allows the conservatory to maintain a constant temperature and also offer extensive south facing views over the garden.

From the entrance hall there is a good sized utility room featuring a range of units with granite worktops and Belfast style sink together with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Beyond this is a good sized wet room which is fitted out to a high standard with contemporary sanitary wear. From the utility room a door accesses a large office or study which could be used either as a games room, a home office or a fourth bedroom according to one's requirements. Together with the studio/utility and wet room it could also be utilised as a separate annexe. The superb vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frames gives excellent natural light and currently the room is fitted with a range of wooden work surfaces together with a large storage cupboard.

To the first floor the accommodation provides 3 double bedrooms. The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and is divided creating a dressing area. French doors access a balcony which overlooks the rear garden and the master en-suite shower room has been updated recently with new shower and a further cupboard provides access to the heating and ventilation systems. A wonderful mezzanine area from the landing overlooks the dining room and provides access to the second bedroom which also has a curved ceiling and a contemporary en-suite which is concealed behind a curved wall with integrated double doors. A corridor from the landing leads through to a third double bedroom, which was added after the house was built. This bedroom offers a porthole window which overlooks the rear garden and has considerable character.

The property also features an integrated sound system with speakers within the ceilings of the rooms, controlled from a central hub in the dining room.

The superb landscaped grounds feature a gated gravelled driveway, which provides excellent parking for numerous vehicles, with a car port created under the first floor bedroom extension. There is also an additional parking area external to the driveway. The gardens are a particular feature of the property and extend to almost half an acre and are bordered by a range of mature trees which create privacy from the road and other properties. The gardens have a range of mature plants and shrubs carefully thought out for minimum maintenance in a range of raised beds. Gravel pathways lead through the garden to a superb natural pond with large granite stones and a range of aquatic plants whilst to the front of the conservatory is a formal pond which is well stocked. The large patio to the rear of the house is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining whilst to the bottom of the garden is a studio building which offers power and water and would make an ideal hobby room or outside office. To the rear of this building is a further area of garden with raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse.

There are several principles incorporated into the house. Passive solar heating is gained via the double height conservatory into the dining room, rising to the first floor. This heat is stored within the externally insulated single block work construction and the design increases thermal efficiency. The conservatory windows are thermostatically controlled, automatically opening to release excess heat, or closing as needed. A 50 metre deep geothermal bore and heat pump provides all the hot water for the underfloor heating, which is only necessary to the ground floor and for bath, showers and hot water. The whole house ventilation is provided with heat recovery which reduces allergens and further reduces condensation and dust, and expels radon but is essentially a heat distribution system, keeping the house at an even temperature.Photovoltaic solar panels have been added to the roof of the property more recently not only providing power for the house but also a substantial rebate from their contribution to the national grid.

All of these systems mean that the house burns no fossil fuel, is free from C02 emissions and is low energy and low maintenance.

Property ref: 121_2555_4255346

HALLWAY 
14' 8" x 6' 4" (4.47m x 1.93m) An open galleried hall with stairs rising to the first floor accommodation. Full height double glazed aluminium windows. Ceramic floor covering with under floor heating. Overhead spotlights. 16' 5“ (5m) total height opening via a sliding wooden door to the dining area and door to the utility//studio.

UTILITY 
11' 9" x 5' 9" (3.58m x 1.75m) Doors to bedroom four/studio and wet room. A range of high and low level units incorporating cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces with inset Belfast style sink with three tap fittings above. Ceramic tiled splash backs. Space for freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Overhead spotlights and ventilation point. Heating controller.

WET ROOM 
6' 6" x 5' 10" (1.98m x 1.78m) Obscured glazed window to the side aspect. Fully tiled to three sides, a superb contemporary wet room with low level WC. MIRA mains shower. Wash hand basin. Extractor. Overhead spotlights. Shaver point and ladder style towel rail.

BEDROOM FOUR/STUDIO 
21' 6" x 17' 11" (6.55m x 5.46m) (maximum measurements) A superb room with vaulted ceiling with exposed 'A' frames, roof lights and full length double glazed patio doors to the front aspect. Overhead spotlights. Built in wooden work surfaces. Storage cupboard with the electric consumer units. Further STORAGE CUPBOARD with shelving. Heating controls and space for a further freezer.

DINING ROOM 
14' 9" x 13' 10" (4.50m x 4.22m) and 7' 11" (2.41m) in height A superb ‘Grand Designs’ double floor height room with galleried mezzanine level. Sliding doors to hallway, kitchen and sitting room. Tiled floor incorporating under floor heating. Spotlights. Wood burner. Recess with glass door for drinks cupboard. Full height double glazed doors leading to the conservatory.

KITCHEN 
14' 8" x 10' 11" (4.47m x 3.33m) Windows overlooking the rear garden and front aspect. A contemporary German fitted kitchen incorporating a range of cupboards, drawers and other stainless steel fronted storage units including a fully revolving corner storage point. Built in NEFF double oven with stainless steel storage to top and bottom. NEFF microwave oven, built-in fridge and freezer and dishwasher. Bottled gas range style cooker with NEFF glass and stainless steel extractor fan above. Polished granite work tops across the range of units with inset one and a half stainless steel sink and drainer. Tiled splash backs. Under floor heating. Ventilation point. Spotlights. Ceramic tiled flooring.

SITTING ROOM 
20' x 14' 7" (6.10m x 4.44m) Double glazed patio doors to the rear patio and garden. Overhead spotlights. Focal point wood burner raised upon a slate hearth. TV points. Laminated floor covering. Heating controller and under floor heating.

CONSERVATORY 
A stunning full height conservatory with canted double glazed front. Ceramic tiled floor covering with inset spotlights. Doors to both sides leading to the rear garden. Electrically controlled automatic opening lights which respond to the climatic conditions with circulation fan.

LANDING 
Stairs rise from the hallway to a ‘U’ shaped landing featuring mezzanine area overlooking the dining room. Exposed painted walls and archways. Overhead spotlights. Corridor leading to bedroom three. Doors opening to bedrooms one and two. Airing cupboard with shelving and lighting. Part wooden flooring.

MASTER BEDROOM 
14' 8" x 13' 1" (4.47m x 3.99m) Uneven shape with division to dressing room area which is 9' 8" x 3' (2.94m x 0.91m) maximum. Double glazed sliding doors to the balcony which overlooks the rear garden. Overhead spotlights. Air re-circulation point. Door to en-suite.

MASTER EN-SUITE 
Wet room style shower with tiling to three walls and porthole to the front. Ceramic tiled walls and slate tiled floor. Shower with drench and further heads. Glass screen and door. Low level WC, bidet and wash hand basin. Concealed cistern. Shaver points. Chrome ladder style towel rail. Overhead spotlights and air re-circulation point.

DRESSING AREA 
Dressing area with door to walk-in wardrobe space. Window to the side aspect. Space for a further wardrobe. Door to cupboard which contains the ground source heating system and air re-circulation controls.

BEDROOM TWO 
14' 8" x 10' 11" (4.47m x 3.33m) Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Double curved shaped doors leading to the en-suite. High curved ceiling.

EN-SUITE 
Contemporary shower cubicle with MIRA electric shower over. Tiled splash backs. Low level corner WC and contemporary wash hand basin. Air re-circulation. Heated towel rail and overhead spotlights.

BEDROOM THREE 
16' 10" x 8' 10" (5.13m x 2.69m) Double glazed porthole style light to the rear elevation. Double glazed window to the side.

GARDENS 
The property, as previously mentioned, is approached over a quiet country lane and a parking area to the front provides parking for several vehicles along with the pedestrian approach to the house. The rear of the property features an extensive bespoke landscaped garden which is principally laid to lawn and incorporates gravelled pathways to both sides and features a superb pond to the front of the conservatory. Further pathways lead to the right hand side and approach a superb naturally landscaped pond with granite stones and a range of aquatic plants together with a cantilevered deck which projects over the water. The patio to the rear of the house provides perfect situation for alfresco dining and entertaining. To the end of the garden and screened from the house is a STUDIO, and beyond this is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a GREENHOUSE. The garden is secluded and well protected by trees and high hedging from the country road beyond, and also benefits ...

STUDIO 
18' 1" x 10' 2" (5.51m x 3.10m) (internal measurements) Accessed by two sets of double doors this studio has power and water together with a wood burning stove. Strip lighting. Vinyl floor covering. Overhead and side lights. This will undoubtedly make a useful studio or ideal home office.

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Nearest stations

  • Truro (1.7 mi)
  • Perranwell (4.9 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Truro (1.7 mi)
  • Perranwell (4.9 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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