3 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Downgate, Callington, Cornwall, PL17

Sold STC £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive 3 bedroom, 3 en-suite country cottage.
  • Extended and flexible character accommodation.
  • Luxuriously appointed Smallbone kitchen with integrated appliances.
  • Delightful well-manicured grounds with seating areas.
  • Far reaching views over Duchy of Cornwall farmland.
  • Mains gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing.
  • Loose boxes, large garage and plenty of parking.
  • Good access to the Tamar Valley and the city of Plymouth.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This fine residence is located in a beautiful setting amongst surrounding farmland owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It has only had two owners in over 35 years and is believed to date back many centuries having a wealth of character throughout. In the past substantial extensions have been added sympathetically to capture the wonderful views on offer. Modern comforts include mains gas fired central heating and UPVC double glazing, along with an innovative centralised audio system and an intruder alarm. For those with an eye for quality a premium Smallbone kitchen has everything the keen cook could want. The whole ground floor flows freely and captures both a light and airy and cosy feel. With all three bedrooms en-suite, Sunnyside could easily attract a wide range of buyers including multi-generational families. Externally, the well-manicured gardens are a delight and real credit to the owners who have expanded the productive areas well. They are made up of mature and colourful grounds with plenty of space and a range of outbuildings. For those with hobbies the large garage presents the ideal space to while away many hours! Today we have no hesitation in recommending an internal inspection to appreciate the quality and attention to detail of this exquisite fine country home.

INTERIOR
Beyond the attractive rendered exterior lies the accommodation which includes a large reception room which is currently used as a study. The room has a slate floor and impressive granite fireplace. The main lounge is split level with two separate seating areas and features an imposing open fireplace with wood mantle and inset clome oven. There is a multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth. The spacious room is dual aspect and again has beamed ceilings. It also has recessed downlighting. Moving through, the hand crafted Smallbone kitchen has extensive built-in matching cupboards, pop and pull units, corner carousel cupboards and a centre island/breakfast bar which, like the whole kitchen, has solid, polished, granite worktops. The kitchen has integrated appliances to include a Miele fridge/freezer, a Miele dishwasher and a mains gas fired Heritage cooker with an extractor unit above. There are recessed downlighters and chrome switches with USB charging points. The lovely tiled floor continues through into the sun room which was added back in 2003 and provides space for a large dining table and room to relax and enjoy the finest views over the farmland. Double doors open onto the side patio where it is a pleasure to sit and enjoy a drink when the weather is fine. Completing the ground floor is the utility room (housing the gas fired central heating boiler) and a wet room with shower area ideal for washing after spending time in the garden.

On the first floor, the landing has a feature roof beam and a useful large study area perfect for those who work from home. A walk-in wardrobe is found off the study area. All three bedrooms have the advantage of en-suite facilities. The master bedroom is dual aspect and has exposed roof beams with both recessed and wall lights. It has a built-in bookcase and deep window sills along with a
small cupboard. The en-suite shower room has a mains fed shower. Bedroom two has an en-suite bathroom and built-in wardrobe and bedroom three, which is dual aspect, faces south westerly. It has an en-suite shower room, built-in wardrobe and the finest views in the house, overlooking the gardens and farmland.

Sunnyside Cottage has hand made solid wood latched internal doors, a wealth of character, mains gas fired central heating and to assist its efficiency, UPVC double glazing. It is presented in exceptional order throughout and includes many high quality fitted carpets.

GROUNDS
The property's large driveway is accessed via two five bar gates with off road parking for at least eight cars. The detached large garage has an automatic up and over door, inspection pit, sink, workshop area and separate WC. Adjacent to the driveway is a stable block which consists of two loose boxes, both of which are currently used for general storage. There is outside lighting, water and electricity connected.

The gardens are a major feature of this delightful rural home. They frame the view over the surrounding farmland particularly well and at the front consist of a raised lawn which is well stocked with a variety of fruit trees, bushes and extensive soft fruits. A productive area has been created with six raised vegetable beds, surrounded by gravel with a paved patio, again perfect for capturing the fine views. The borders are made up of attractive shrubs, bushes and perennials. A paved path leads the whole way around the house and to the side which is a real sun trap, enjoying a south facing position. This area is perfect for a drink when one wants to enjoy the welcome sunshine in total privacy.

The main gardens lie to the rear of the property, are large, mature and well stocked with a variety of shrubs, bushes, perennials and young specimen trees. They are well enclosed by stone walling, hedging and fencing and would be perfect for those with children or pets to consider. There is an immediate raised Mediterranean style courtyard with Pergola and a separate veranda seating area for when the weather is wet or presents shade when very hot. It is perfect for large family parties and barbeques. All in all the gardens are a huge feature of this fine country residence and the beautiful surroundings which are enjoyed.

LOCATION
Lower Downgate is a small village located just 2.9 miles from the Town of Callington which offers a range of shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities. Also within a short drive is the village of Stoke Climsland which has a Parish Church, Social Club and Shop. For those avid dog walkers, Kit Hill can easily be reached offering fine views over the Tamar Valley. For those with leisure interests the St Mellion international resort can also be reached within 15 minutes of the property with two challenging 18 hole golf courses and extensive leisure facilities. Within a few miles also is Duchy Agricultural College at nearby Stoke Climsland. The continental ferry port and city of Plymouth is approximately 18 miles from the property and has a more extensive range of leisure and commercial facilities, great communications with mainline rail networks and regular cross channel ferry services to France and Spain. The cathedral city of Exeter can be reached within approximately one hours drive from the property and again has more extensive facilities, access to the M5 motorway and a well-served regional international airport.

We consider the property ideal for those looking to commute to Plymouth on a day to day basis.

The following is a quotation from the home owners:
"We've lived here for some 5 ½ years and are moving for family reasons only. Sunnyside has proved to be the perfect home for us. Set back from the quiet access lane it has an unobstructed view over the fields to the tree-covered hillside beyond. There is enough space for visits from friends, family and grandchildren and the garden is a delight - large enough and with sufficient variety for us to enjoy all year round. Our neighbours have been a pleasure to know."
From Launceston proceed southbound on the A388 towards Callington. Proceed for approximately 10 miles passing through the village of Treburley and in to Kelly Bray. Take the left hand turning at Kelly Bray signposted towards Luckett and Downgate. Proceed along this road taking the second left hand turning for Higher Downgate. Proceed down this lane through Higher Downgate and into Lower Downgate. Take the left hand turning (just after the bus stop) and the next right hand turning after a couple of hundred yards. Proceed down this unclassified road passing a number of properties where the entrance to Sunnyside will be identified on the left hand side marked with a Webbers Fine & Country For Sale Board.


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  • Calstock (5.0 mi)
  • Bere Alston (5.8 mi)
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  • Gunnislake (4.1 mi)
  • Calstock (5.0 mi)
  • Bere Alston (5.8 mi)
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