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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Fenton Pitts, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30

Sold STC £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine country home with land and equestrian potential
  • Highly efficient renewable energy with air source heat pump, solar panels, a PV solar panel array in the field and all systems generating income
  • Three large double bedrooms including an annexe guest bedroom
  • All bedrooms with large en-suite bathrooms
  • Charming kitchen and dining room with vaulted ceiling
  • Spacious sitting room, utility/boot room and cloakroom/w.c.
  • Underfloor heating to ground floor and radiators to first floor
  • Hardwood double glazing
  • Formal drive entrance to beautiful private gardens and a large field beyond
  • Detached open garage, workshop and derelict old farm barn

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Though enjoying a quiet country setting, the property is within a short drive of the B3268 road between Bodmin to the north, the small town of Lostwithiel to the south set on the lowest bridging point of the River Fowey, and less than ten minutes drive from its junction with the A30 trunk road giving quick access to Exeter in less than one hour. Newquay Cornwall Airport is about a twenty minute drive with a range of inland as well as international destinations and Bodmin Parkway main line railway station is less than ten minutes drive. Close by is the stunning house and grounds of Lanhydrock House, maintained by The National Trust, and also Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf and Country Club. About a twenty minute drive is the deep water port of Fowey. Close by and leading over the top of Helman Tor is the Saints Way, an old path dating back to the middle ages extending from Fowey to the south through to the harbour town of Padstow on the north coast.

Roundhouse Barn has a most attractive setting near the end of a quiet country lane and just around a corner from an entrance into the wonderful scenery of Redmoor Nature Reserve with its ponds and an abundance of wildlife. The property faces south and has fine views towards the well-known beauty spot of Helman Tor. The property was skilfully designed for its conversion by the present owners’ architects around 1990 with emphasis on warmth of surroundings and large scale rooms. This is complemented by the main house having its two double and en-suite bedrooms and the third and equally large guest bedroom and bathroom in the annexe and adjoining workshop just a few feet away. The property was originally a horse driven mill with
drive shaft parts evident in the kitchen where the mill was originally driven.

The kitchen and dining room is very much a family room and this all makes a great home for entertaining. This room is of irregular shape with vaulted ceiling and substantial old beams and a previously horse drawn circular mill wheel, reclaimed terracotta floor tiles, Butler sink with pillar taps set in wooden floor unit, further wooden floor units with slate worktop over and wall mounted dresser top over, range cooker with electric oven and Calor gas six ring hob, grill and two ovens, ducted hood over and two external doors.

A third door leads to the utility/boot room with built in storage cupboard, plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, Worcester oil fired boiler (back up for heating) and a large 700 litre hot water storage cylinder in one corner, adjoining cloakroom with w.c. and wash basin and door to exterior.

The spacious sitting room has a reclaimed terracotta tiled floor, fireplace at one end with inset wood burning stove and a unique hand crafted surround with inlaid shells and a slate mantle and hearth. A door opens to the side covered terrace seating area and to the left of the fireplace there is a turned staircase to the first floor. To the right there is a lobby leading to the ground floor double bedroom with reclaimed terracotta floor tiles and a high sloping ceiling. Next to this is the ground floor bathroom which features an old cart door opening with window inset, separate shower cubicle, bath with shower head taps, w.c. and wash basin.

On the first floor, the very large master bedroom has double aspect windows with great country views and double doors that open to an external staircase. There are three built in wardrobes and reclaimed oak flooring. The bathroom adjoining also has reclaimed oak flooring, corner shower, bath with shower head taps, w.c. and wash hand basin.

The annexe bed/sitting room is a light room with traditional windows and roof windows to front and
rear, tiled floor, stable door to exterior, built in airing cupboard housing a hot water storage cylinder and leading through to the bathroom. This has a bath with shower head taps, w.c. and wash basin and a roof window.

The adjoining workshop has a door that opens into the annexe bed/sitting room which could be integrated to create a kitchen subject to consent, to form an independent unit perhaps ideal for holiday letting as well as guest accommodation.

Our clients advise us that payments described below should cover most of the energy costs until 2035. The PV solar payments assume 2% inflation and the panels will continue to generate electricity. The main source of heat and hot water is an air source heat pump. Two solar thermal panels provide further hot water heating. (Incidentally, there is back up to these in the form of an oil fired boiler if needed).

Renewable energy incentives are paid which would be received by the new owner. A PV solar array provides Feed-In Tariff and the air source heat pump and solar thermal panels provides Renewable Heat Incentives. All are tax free and index linked. The PV solar income was £1508 in 2017 and it continues until 2035 by when the annual payment is estimated to be about £2100. The Renewable Heat Incentives were £2180 in 2017 and will continue until July 2021. The overall tax free income in the period 2019 to 2035, assuming 2% inflation, is estimated to be in the region of £37,000.

This information has been provided for guidance by the owners but has not been verified by us the agents.

Our photographs and land plan give a good impression of the delightful grounds. From the lane, a pedestrian gate opens into the court between the house and annexe with a small paved terrace and large greenhouse beyond. To the left, opposite the house, is a large open garage. Going past the house and down the lane a gate opens into the drive through the garden to the back of the house and parking area. The garden adjoining the house has lawns, flower borders and a profusion of mature shrubs and trees and a garden pond. The paved terrace with its permanent gazebo adjoins the sitting room door and stone staircase to the bedroom above.

To the south of the drive the lower garden has a range of fruit and other trees and a fenced in vegetable garden. A gate to the south opens into a small fenced area with the large bank of photo voltaic solar panels and then into the large field in permanent pasture and considered ideal to locate a loosebox or adapt the old stone building in the centre of the field. The field is at present let on a casual tenancy but vacant possession will be provided.

Mains water and electricity, private drainage
Travelling south from Bodmin take the B3268 road towards Lostwithiel. Go through the hamlet of Trebyan and as the hill rises, ignore a turning to the right and go to the top of the hill. Just as it bends to the left, take the turning to the right to Tredinnick. Follow this lane for about half a mile ignoring two left hand turnings and take the third left hand turning marked with wall signs to Lesquite, Roundhouse Barn and others. Roundhouse Barn is the second property on the right.


Utility Room 
4.72m x 2.2m

Kitchen/Dining Room 
6.25m x 6.1m

Sitting Room 
6.78m x 3.96m

Bedroom Two 
4.65m x 3.05m

Bathroom Two 
3.96m x 2.2m


Master Bedroom 
6.17m x 4.34m

Bathroom One 
3.89m x 2.2m


Annexe/Guest Bedroom Suite 
4.88m x 4.42m

2.97m x 2.97m

Annexe Bathroom 
2.9m max x 1.75m max

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Added on Rightmove:
10 August 2017


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