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Otter Creek, Calenick, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6AB

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Award winning design
  • Stunning rural views to river
  • Kitchen/breakfast area and Aga
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Garage and outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Calenick is a small hamlet set in an attractive valley just on the southerly border of Truro. The location is ideal for those looking for an attractive country setting with easy access to the Cathedral City of Truro and the historic port of Falmouth. Access to some of the best day-sailing waters in the British Isles is available at a number of nearby locations. The Carrick Roads offer an ever-changing marine viewing gallery, with the Falmouth Working Boats dredging oysters, ships laying-up at Trelissick,and of course Loe Beach regatta, one of the summer's most popular village regattas.
There are also moorings and lay-up facilities at Loe Beach, alongside a popular beach café and sailing school. The historic National Trust-owned Trelissick Estate lies almost immediately to the east where the King Harry Ferry crosses to the beautiful and unspoilt Roseland Peninsula.

Set in such an idyllic setting, it is hard to believe the schools and shops of Truro are only about 1 mile distant. Here there is a mainline rail link to London Paddington, whilst Newquay Airport now provides regular flights to London besides many other European destinations. To the south,
Falmouth is home to a wide range of marine facilities including yacht marinas, the landmark National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.


Otter Creek is a design classic built in 1963 with great forethought by a renowned local architect, Giles Blomfield of John Crowther & Associates. The house was ahead of its time when constructed and won a design award, RIBA bronze medal, in 1965. The quality of the design has endured well and now presents itself for stylish and comfortable living.

The approach to the property provides a vista to the side elevation with its cantilevered balcony and external staircase rising to the first floor. The view from the first floor extends over the valley to the Truro River and the surrounding countryside. The kitchen is open plan to the breakfast area and flows through to the sitting room and in turn via a sliding door to a paved terrace and the garden beyond. Cleverly set out are two bedrooms with a shared en suite and a study area enjoying a marvellous view over the manicured garden below to the river beyond. The ground floor hosts two further bedrooms, a bathroom and the dining room all of which have direct access to the garden.

Gardens and Grounds
The external space is just as important in the design of this house. The desire was to create a property with no physical or visual interruption between indoors and outdoors. There are various levels to the grounds with a terrace open to the sitting room at the rear. To the front there is a
sunken garden ideal for displaying sculptural objects and an attractive lawn with many Mediterranean style shrubs and plants surrounding, creating a very exotic ambience.


Open plan kitchen with Aga
sitting room with sliding door to garden
dining room
master bedroom and guest bedroom with en suite
2 further bedrooms and bathroom
study/bedroom 4
utility room


Travel from Truro on the A39 heading towards Falmouth. Pass under a black bridge and take the first left turn marked Calenick. Follow the road around passing a stone bridge on the right. Proceed uphill and take the second driveway on the right hand side just after a right hand bend. Proceed to the top of the lane.

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16 June 2011


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