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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Newmill, Truro

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Bedroom Character Cottage
  • 1 Bed Annexe
  • Grade II Listed
  • One Acre of Garden
  • Rural Location
  • River Frontage
  • One Mile from Truro
  • Parking for Several Cars

Full description

A CHARACTERFUL CORNISH COTTAGE IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING A fully refurbished and extended detached cottage together with a detached annexe set within a large garden of approximately one acre. Quiet rural location on the very edge of Truro. Four bedroom main accommodation plus one bedroom annexe. Grade II Listed.

General Remarks And Location - Part of Newmill Cottage is known to be about 300 years old and was once believed to be two smaller adjacent cottages. Over the years the property has been carefully extended and remodelled but there is no loss of character and the ancient feel of the old dwelling is still very evident. Character features abound by way of slate flag flooring (now with underfloor heating), deep window seats, inglenook fireplaces and traditional beam ceilings. It has been the cherished family home of the current owner for the past twenty five years.

Today Newmill Cottage affords family size four bedroom accommodation and there is also a one bedroom annexe, ideal for a dependent relative. The whole sits within a large mature garden of about one acre in a beautiful rural valley on the very edge of Truro and with frontage to the Kenwyn River.

The hamlets of Newmill and Boscolla are part of the parish of Kenwyn and are within a mile of the built-up environs of Truro. However the setting is completely rural and undisturbed and perfect for those wanting a quiet country retreat but with easy access to the city and its varied amenities and less than a mile of the Treliske hospital.

Truro it renowned for its excellent shopping centre, fine selection of restaurants, bars, private and state schools and main line railway link to London (Paddington). The Hall for Cornwall is also a popular venue providing all year round entertainment and other cultural facilities include the Royal Cornwall Museum and the historic Cathedral.

The Property - Newmill Cottage is a very attractive building with the front elevation notable for its triple section small paned casement windows. The earlier part of the dwellling is of stone and cob construction under a slated roof and with the more recent extensions in cavity block all with a matching natural slate roof. There is a comprehensive system of oil fired central heating with the main reception rooms having underfloor heating and conventional radiators to the remainder. The fitted kitchen includes an electric Aga on economy seven and the open fireplace in the sitting room has an open grate. In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):

Front entrance opening into:-

Sitting Room - 5.23m x 3.99m (17'2" x 13'1") - Focusing to an open fireplace with timber lintel and brick surround grate, underfloor heating to the slate flagged floor, window seat, beamed ceiling and built-in shelving. There is also a deep recess and stairs to the first floor with fitted cupboards below.

Dining Room - 3.94m x 3.86m (12'11" x 12'8") - Featuring an inglenook fireplace with original timber beam (fireplace not currently functional) and underfloor heating to the slate flagged floor. Inset lighting, window seat, beamed ceiling and hatch through to the kitchen.

Living Room/Music Room - 4.17m x 4.01m plus 4.09m x 3.25m (13'8" x 13'2" pl - With two sets of double glazed french windows opening to the sun terrace at the side of the dwelling. Underfloor heating, fitted uplighters and access to:-

Shower Room - With shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Shaver socket.

Kitchen - 6.25m x 3.02m (20'6" x 9'11") - Originally fitted by "Treyone" and comprising ample base cupboards and drawers, wall mounted storage cupboards and integral appliances including fridge, freezer and Neff microwave. Part quarry tiled work surface area with one and a half bowl sink inset and electric Aga on economy seven with illumination above. Quarry tiled floor and dining area at one end of the room with radiator. Hatch through to dining room.

Utility Room - 2.26m x 1.75m (7'5" x 5'9") - With Belfast sink in solid timber worktop, plumbing for washing machine, quarry tiled floor, wall mounted storage cupboard and inset lighting.

First Floor

Landing - With built-in linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1 - 4.42m x 3.10m (14'6" x 10'2") - With window seat, fitted shelves and over bed lights. Walk-in wardrobe and radiator. Access to:-

En-Suite Shower Room - With shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and w.c. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 3.94m x 3.89m (12'11" x 12'9") - With window seat, built-in wardrobe with drawers below and radiator.

Bedroom 3 - 3.25m x 3.20m (10'8" x 10'6") - A dual aspect room with radiator and over bed lighting. Access to underfloor storage area and built-in eye level storage cupboard.

Bedroom 4 - 3.12m x 2.31m (10'3" x 7'7") - With overbed light and radiator.

Bathroom - 2.13m x 1.85m (7' x 6'1") - With bath complete with shower attachment, wash hand basin and w.c. Fitted mirrors, wall niche with shelving and radiator.

Outside - At the rear of the cottage there is a detached building incorporating an ANNEXE which is ideal for visitors and dependent relatives. Windows are double glazed and there is a separate oil fired central heating system. It comprises;

Living Room - 4.65m x 3.86m (15'3" x 12'8") - With cathedral style boarded ceiling with inset lighting, french doors opening to the outside and two radiators.

Inner Lobby/Kitchennette - With sink unit and adjacent worktop with cupboards, shelving and slate paved floor.

Shower Room - With corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and w.c. Slate paving floor, radiator and extractor fan.

Bedroom - 4.72m x 3.68m (15'6" x 12'1") - With cathedral style ceiling with inset lighting, door to the outside and two radiators. Ladder staircase leading to STORAGE ROOM 3.56m x 3.33m (11'8" x 10'11") within the eaves with external window.

Store Shed - 3.40m x 2.77m (11'2" x 9'1") - Also integral with the annexe there is a large store for garden equipment and incorporating the Grant oil fired central heating boiler.

The GARDENS AND GROUNDS surrounding the cottage are a joy to behold and extend to approximately one acre. A cobbled pathway with old granite steps lead up from the pedestrian entrance to the front door and deep beds on either side incorporate a host of perennials and cottage plants for continuing display throughout the summer months. On the west side of the main dwelling there is a wide paved terrace and this overlooks a sweeping area of lawn interspersed with a varied selection of shrubs and trees being completely private and perfect for those with a growing family. A vehicular entrance opens into the property to the rear of the cottage and a tarmacadam forecourt provides parking for several vehicles.

Services - Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating as previously mentioned with an external boiler to the main dwelling. N.B. The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.

Viewing - Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.

Directions - Proceed out of the city centre along Kenwyn Road which is part of the B3284 leading north towards Shortlanesend and ultimately the A30. At the top of the hill (literally on the edge of the built-up environs of the city) and opposite the war memorial on the right hand side take the left turning to Newmill. Continue along this minor road down into the valley and when arriving at the road junction, Newmill Cottage will be easily identified immediately opposite.


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