4 bedroom detached house for sale

North Hill, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

Guide Price £470,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A highly flexible superior home.
  • Located in a delightful position with views over its grounds.
  • Well-proportioned three/four bedroom accommodation.
  • Large and splendid double glazed conservatory.
  • Double garage and sweeping long private driveway.
  • Well-manicured grounds bordering a small stream.
  • Great access to moorland and riverside walks direct from your front door.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This highly flexible home known as Heortnesse stands in the heart of this small hamlet amongst established and immaculate grounds which are a credit to the owners who have developed them for nearly 25 years or so since they have been in residence. The house has well-appointed and versatile accommodation of up to four bedrooms with plenty of reception rooms including a substantial conservatory which was added by our clients some time ago. Perfect for the keen gardener the established grounds which have been shown as part of the national village garden scheme are one of the main features of the residence which nestles in this private and tranquil setting with the gentle soundtrack of the small stream trickling by. There is a large double garage which is linked to the house via the utility room and plenty of space into the eaves for storage. Presented for sale in excellent decorative order it is clear to see how many would appreciate the glorious setting in which this home stands.

Heortnesse is an individual residence which was constructed in 1976 and sits in the heart of this small hamlet which has a strong community. It has had many owners including our clients who bought it in 1993. They have very much enjoyed their time in the property particularly developing the garden to a fabulous standard. They have used the property as their main residence and made some significant improvements to the home must noticeably with the addition of a splendid conservatory at the side which nicely extends the reception space. They have also updated the house and replaced the external windows and doors and created a productive area of garden which is perfect for growing fine produce. Today it offers comfortable and high quality accommodation which would suit a variety of buyers and in particular those who wish to be part of the community.

Beyond the rendered and part Cornish stone exterior lies the accommodation which is highly flexible and served by a recently installed replacement front door and glazed side panel. The hallway is welcoming and 'L' shaped and features the open tread staircase which ascends to the first floor. The main lounge is a large room and includes double doors which open into the front garden and wooden multi paned internal doors which serve the conservatory. The lounge has laminate flooring and a feature stone fire surround which has an LPG real flame effect fire inset. The formal dining room is dual aspect and again has a laminated floor and has room for a good sized table and comes into its own when entertaining. The previously mentioned conservatory is a large room which is irregular in shape and has a polycarbonate roof with vents, it can be used to enjoy a delightful outlook encapsulating the views over the grounds. The room has tiled flooring and electric under floor heating. Moving through an additional reception room is used as a music room but could be a study which would be ideal for those who work from home. The room could double up as a fourth bedroom if required and it is next to the modern ground floor shower room/WC therefore making it suitable for those who have a dependant relative to consider. The kitchen has a range of matching wood effect units with plenty of roll top work surfaces. There are base cupboards and wall mounted cupboards, glass display cabinets and a tiled floor. Included in the sale is an integrated refrigerator, electric double oven and an electric hob with and extractor over. Completing the ground floor is a utility room which has a modern range of units and there is a backup LPG hob. There are two doors to both the front and rear gardens and an interconnecting door into the integral double garage.

On the first floor the spacious landing accesses all rooms. The master bedroom has an extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture to include built-in cupboards and wardrobes as well as a dressing table and bedside units. Bedroom two has a wardrobe with hanging space. Bedroom three like bedroom one has access into part of the eaves which is a significant benefit of the home and is the ideal place to store many items. All bedrooms share use of the fully tiled family bathroom which has electric under floor heating, a matching three piece suite with modern sanitary ware and a mains shower located above the panelled bath.

Heortnesse has neutrally coloured fitted carpets and is UPVC double glazed. It also benefits from UPVC clad fascia's and guttering. Back in 2015 PV solar panels were installed and are owned by our clients. It consists of a 2.4 KW system which both exports to the national grid and supplements the electricity bills. This income is index linked and will stay with the purchasers. The heating is fuelled by both electric panel heaters which are in some areas thermostatically controlled and further night storage heaters.

Heortnesse is approached from the road by a long sweeping tarmac driveway which is accessed by solid wooden double gates. The grounds in total extend to about 1 acre and have been landscaped to a high standard and features a lot of granite and many granite posts some of which have been scored. The grounds are mature, well established and a real credit to the owners who maintain them as their passion. There are many large lawns and plenty of patio seating areas where one can follow the sun throughout the course of the day and enjoy outside dining during the warmer months. Because of the geographical area in the heart of the Lynher Valley the gardens are surprisingly sheltered and they are not battered by the prevailing south westerly winds. Ponds are a major feature with three in total, two of which are large.As you would expect there are an extensive range of shrubs, bushes and colourful perennials on display. The gardens on one side boarder the small watercourse which eventually feeds into the river Lynher, on the other side of the road, a feature wooden footbridge has been created and many specimen trees planted. The grounds also include a productive area with many raised beds and a large cedar greenhouse with power perfect for growing fine produce. The sellers have installed a unique watering system which feeds this area at the bottom of the garden. A number of power points are also located around the plot. At the rear of the house are two sheds one of which houses the gas bottles and a small ornamental water feature. A number of fruit trees feature to include both cooking and eating apple trees, a plum and a Victoria plum tree. There is plenty of off road parking and room for turning so the home is ideal for those with multiple vehicles to consider and room for motorhomes, caravans and boats etc. The double integral garage has an inspection pit, power, light, water and an electrically operated door.

Heortnesse stands proudly in a rural setting on the edge of Bodmin Moor in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Surrounding areas are made up of similar large country properties within the parish of North Hill. The parish is served by St Torney Church at North Hill. The very top of the tower can be seen from the grounds of the property and can be similarly seen many miles around the parish. Within a few miles the villages of Rilla Mill, Coads Green, Lewannick, Upton Cross and North Hill can be found, all of which offer many village facilities. North Hill has a Public House, Parish Church, Car Repair Garage and a vibrant Village Hall with many activities all year round, with Coads Green having a County Primary School. Upton Cross also has a County Primary School, Post Office/Store, Public House and the Sterts Theatre. Lewannick has a well-stocked Village Shop, Post Office and Doctors Surgery. The property has access to the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor and in particular the former mining settlement of Minions in the heart of Twelve Mens Moor close to Caradon Hill.

Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities are located in either Launceston (7.8 miles) or Liskeard which is approximately 8.2 miles. A wide range of private schools St Josephs (Launceston) and Mount House and Kelly College (Tavistock). Excellent transport links can be found in the cathedral city of Exeter by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) which is about 48 miles. The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in approximately 20 minutes. The continental ferryport and city of Plymouth is approximately 24 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed along Western Road towards Pennygillam roundabout. Take the third left hand exit signposted towards South Petherwin heading south along the B3254. Continue for several miles passing through the village of South Petherwin, over the River Inny at Trekelland Bridge until reaching Congdons Shop crossroads. Proceed straight ahead towards Liskeard continuing for a mile or so passing the right hand turning at Way Cross to North Hill proceeding down the hill until reaching Berrio Bridge. Continue over the bridge and Heortnesse will be identified on the right hand side marked with a Webbers Fine and Country For Sale Board.


Dining Room 
3.48m x 3.33m

Kitchen 
4.65m max x 3.1m max

Utility Room 
3.07m x 2.34m

Lounge 
7.26m max x 3.78m max

Music Room/Bedroom 4 
4.27m x 3.53m

Shower Room/WC 
2.26m x 2.06m

Conservatory 
2.9m max x 5.77m max

Bedroom 1 
4.4m max x 3.63m max

Bedroom 2 
3.45m x 3.6m

Bedroom 3 
3.96m max x 3m max

Bathroom/WC 
2.13m x 2.5m

Double Garage 
4.9m x 6.65m

Sheds x 2 
1.83m x 3.05m

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  • Liskeard (7.6 mi)
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01566 487007 Local call rate

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