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Key features

  • 4 Bedroom Detached Period House
  • Circa 1.2 Acres of Beautiful Landscaped Gardens
  • Tennis Court
  • Ample Parking
  • A Range of Useful Outbuildings
  • Located Less than Two Miles from the Centre of Truro
  • Quiet and Peaceful Hamlet Location
  • Walking Distance to Idless Woods
  • Far Reaching Countryside Views
  • The perfect lifestyle change, work from home, family sized residence.


Located just minutes' drive from Truro City centre, Delightful detached 4 bedroom non-listed period home set in approximately 1.2 acres with a variety of outbuildings and tennis court. Offering peace and tranquility from the hustle and bustle of the City, Countryside views and walking distance to the ever popular Idless Woods. Very attractive spacious accommodation with 4 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, 2 en suite shower rooms & family bathroom.

Accommodation Summary

(Internal Floor Area: 2841 Sq. Feet (263.36 Sq. M))

Ground Floor

Reception Hall; Living Room; Drawing Room; Dining Room; Kitchen; Breakfast Room; W/C.

First Floor

Landing; Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room; Laundry Room; Second Landing (accessed via a second staircase); Bedroom 2 with En-Suite Shower Room; Bedroom 3; Walkthrough Bedroom 4; Family Bathroom; Airing Cupboard.


Off Road Parking for numerous vehicles and boat storage; Beautifully Designed and Landscaped Private Gardens; Wooded Meadow; All Weather Tennis Court.


Detached Utility / Workshop with W.C., Belfast Sink, Boiler and Hot Water Boiler; Wood Store attached; Tractor Shed with Oil Tank; Timber Built Garage with Shed attached; Detached Block Built Workshop / Studio.

Location Summary

(Distances and Times are Approximate)

Truro: 2.2 miles (to Lemon Quay). Truro Mainline Railway Station: 2.1 miles. Royal Cornwall Hospital: 3.2 miles. Waitrose Supermarket: 3.2 miles. Falmouth: 13.7 miles. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 17.9 miles with regular flights to London, and other Regional UK airports. Perranporth Beach: 9.3 miles


Idless is a hamlet located less than 3 miles from Truro City centre. The hamlet borders the banks of the River Allen, and the nearby wooded area of Idless Woods were recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book as consisting of 40 acres of woodland belonging to Alfred of Helstone. Being so close to Truro, Idless Woods is a popular location for walking, running, horse riding and cycling, and it benefits from a café at the entrance to the woods and carpark.

The City of Truro

'Truru' in Cornish is derived either from "tri-uro" meaning three rivers or "tre-uro", the settlement on the river. Earliest records date back to the Norman times and a castle built in the 12th century. Truro is the Southern most city in mainland Great Britain and is well known for its Cathedral (completed in 1910), cobbled streets and Georgian Architecture, being granted a bishop in 1876 and city status by Queen Victoria a year later. Today Truro is the administrative, commercial and retail capital of Cornwall. It has a wide and varied range of excellent restaurants, bars and cafés, speciality shops and chain stores. 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. It offers an excellent range of primary, secondary private and state schools plus further education at the "outstanding" Ofsted rated Truro College.

Truro Cont.

The City is home to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Royal Cornwall Museum, and The Hall For Cornwall theatre, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment. Truro is located centrally to a variety of beautiful sandy beaches, unrivalled sailing waters and water sports, excellent range of golf courses, major tourist attractions and National Trust countryside, country homes and gardens.


Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance, especially post COVID-19 lockdown. The county recently leapfrogged London to be recently crowned by rightmove as the top area in the UK for the most online property searches over the last year. The Duchy offers a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Tate Gallery.

Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow and Rock) and Michael Caines (Maenporth and Porthleven).


This charming period house is set in a private location and has been refurbished and re-modelled to a high standard in recent years. The property provides wonderful and spacious family accommodation with scope to extend subject to all necessary consents. Hillside offers a rare opportunity for buyers to live within easy striking distance of the City, yet within the rural tranquility of this sought after hamlet.

A Brief Tour

Hillside is approached from the large tarmacadam driveway into a front courtyard, beautifully arranged with raised flowerbeds. The large solid wooden front door opens to the spacious entrance hallway with slate flagstones, and imposing granite pillars, with downstairs W.C. leading off. To the right is the triple-aspect Drawing Room, with large newly installed double glazed sash windows allowing natural light to flood in. The centrepiece of the Drawing Room is an elegant open granite fireplace with mantle, adding a touch of grandeur to the room and creating a cozy atmosphere during the colder months. The heart of the home, the Kitchen, is a masterful blend of contemporary conveniences and period aesthetics. Custom solid wood cabinetry, granite worktops provide all the necessities for modern living, with space for an Aga or Everhot cooker. The ample space allows for a cozy dining area, perfect for quick family meals.

Ground Floor Cont.

Adjacent to the kitchen is the delightful Breakfast Room, ideal for enjoying casual mealtimes while gazing out into the scenic garden. This room benefits from large windows, French doors that lead to the patio area and a glazed roof, enhancing the sense of space and inviting the outdoors inside. Leading off the hallway is the comfortable Sitting Room, which offers a more relaxed ambiance, perfect for unwinding after a long day. Here, you'll find a fireplace with space for a log burner, as well as French doors leading out to the front courtyard. The Dining Room is perfect for hosting dinner parties and gatherings, and benefits from large windows and French doors to the patio and garden. This room effortlessly combines sophistication and functionality, making it a wonderful place for entertaining guests.

First Floor

Ascending the main staircase, you'll find the luxurious Bedroom One. This spacious room offers privacy and comfort, with dual aspect windows allowing the natural light to flood in, alongside a generously sized en-suite shower room with His and Hers basins. Adjacent to Bedroom One is the convenient laundry room. This thoughtful layout ensures ease and efficiency, eliminating the need to carry heavy loads up and down the stairs. A second staircase, located on the other side of the house, provides access to a further three bedrooms and family bathroom. Bedroom Two is a generously sized double room with a large sash window, built in wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Bedroom Three is also a large double room with dual aspect windows and large built-in wardrobes. The family bathroom is also accessed from the secondary landing, and is well equipped with a bathtub and separate shower. Bedroom Four is designed to be versatile, serving either as a generous single bedroom or a...

The Gardens

The landscaped gardens, which are a year-round delight, wrap around the property mainly to the rear of the property and enjoy a sunny aspect with views out over the countryside beyond. They feature an expansive tiered lawn bordered by well stocked beds with a wide variety of ornamental trees and grasses, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, with paths and archways creating a “secret garden” feeling. To the rear of the property is a sheltered terrace, paved with Delabole slate, enclosed by high level walling offering privacy, seclusion and shelter. There is a fully enclosed all weather tennis court just a short distance from the house. A large vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse provide the opportunity for self-sufficiency, and a beautiful wooded meadow provides an oasis for wildlife.


Detached from the house, block built outbuilding housing the oil-fired central heating condensing boiler, large Megaflow pressurised hot water boiler, Belfast sink and W.C. Offering the potential to convert into a home office, gym, studio, etc, subject to any necessary permissions

Tractor Shed:

Attached to the Utility / Workshop with double doors and both power and light connected, also houses the oil tank.

Timber Built Garage:

Generously sized recently constructed timber garage with double doors. Power and light connected.


Attached to the Garage with power and light.

Detached Workshop / Studio:

Generously sized block built workshop with power, light and water connected with two glazed windows allowing natural light in. This workshop also offers the potential to convert into a home office, studio, etc, subject to any necessary permissions.

General Information


Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Television and Satellite Points. Telephone (Superfast Broadband enabled).

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: D.

Council Tax Band: F

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with H Tiddy.


Land Registry Title Number: CL223679

Personal Interest

In accordance with Section 21 of the Estate Agent Act 1979, and Section 10c of the Property Ombudsman Code of Practice, we declare that there is a personal connected interest where a member of staff at H Tiddy is a family member connected with the sellers of this property.

Important Notice

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Idless, Truro


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