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4 bedroom detached house for sale

CONSTANTINE

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Regency Farmhouse for restoration
  • Unspoilt yet accessible
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 living rooms
  • Lovely, natural walled garden
  • Adjoining stone barns & outbuilding
  • 2.2 acre field and wooded copse
  • Enchanting ancient farm hamlet
  • Garage & parking space

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION & HISTORY The ancient farm hamlet of Carwythenack lies between Constantine and Gweek villages, discreetly accessed through granite posts and along a tree-lined, lane taking it well away from the road.
Carwythenack is rich in ancient history, being the site of an iron age round. It is located half way between Helston and Falmouth towns, and was on the edge of a Roman marching camp. As described by Cornish historian Charles Henderson in 'History of Constantine', published in 1927, "Caerwetheneck; the 'castle in the wooded place' is beautifully situated in a wooded hollow".
The earliest found reference to the original of the two Manors of Carwythenack was in 1302 when owned by Sir Richard Stapleton, one of Edward I's judges and brother to Walter de Stapleton, Bishop of Exeter. In 1357 the Manor was conveyed to John de Tremaen whose family (Tremayne) remained in residence as the Lord of the Manor of Carwythenack for 300 years.
The Manor was sold in 1653 to Anthony Chepman of Bosahan whose descendant John Chapman of Wendron sold the whole Manor and Barton of Carwythenack in 1716 to Peter Hill, a merchant of Falmouth. His son William Hill (mayor of Falmouth 1741) made Carwythenack his residence and was probably the builder of the spacious 'new' Georgian Manor House (now demolished) and of the great walls that enclosed the garden, much of which remain today, including, in the centre of one wall and wonderfully intact, the magnificent old gateway, its square brick uprights capped with granite, passing through to the old mansion grounds where there is an oblong recess in the perimeter, thought to be part of the old chapel.
In 1820, C.S. Gilbert, in his survey of Cornwall, describes the since demolished Carwythenack as 'lately much improved and the plantation, walls and waterfalls considerably enlarged and beautified".
Carwythenack Farmhouse was probably built as part of these improvements at a time when a survey of the estate shows a Deer Park, dovecote, Bowling green, ponds and the kennels of a pack of hounds. William Hill left two daughters and co-heiresses of the estate and over time the mansion fell into disrepair until it was demolished altogether in the late 1800's, However, Carwythenack Farmhouse remains and has seldom changed hands since.

Constantine lies on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its easy access to the Helford River and other beauty spots in the area, including Frenchman's Creek and Mawnan Smith as well as spectacular coastal scenery, blissful for those walking or cycling. Constantine is a thriving and popular village with an active community and great everyday facilities which include a well-regarded primary school, two village stores; one specialising in wine and spirits, a 13th century church, Trengilly Wartha Inn and local pub, as well as doctors' and dentists' surgeries. The village is a friendly place too, with numerous societies including a sports/social club together with an increasingly popular community venue called The Tolmen Centre offering a variety of events.
Regular bus services run to Falmouth and Helston. The city of Truro, with its Cathedral, fine shopping centre and mainline railway to Paddington London, is about 15 miles away.
 

THE FARMHOUSE Carwythenack Farmhouse is a treasure, unlike anything we have sold for a very long time. For about 55 years the farm has been worked and loved by a family whose last remaining occupant has recently passed away.
The house is Grade II listed with several notable features mentioned including reference to its unusual, original dual arched Gothic windows. As previously mentioned, the house was likely built in the early 1800's as part of the mansions scheme of enlarging and improvement. Carwythenack Farmhouse has an originality and honesty that is so refreshing to see. The house needs restoration, currently loosely providing four bedrooms with separate sitting and dining rooms plus kitchen/breakfast room and scullery.
Adjoining the house is a long, single storey, old stone building with another detached one with fireplace to the rear. There are considerable opportunities to restore and perhaps reconfigure and expand, subject to any necessary consents.
The garden and its access through to the field is idyllic with a tranquillity and establishment that is special. The field itself is a very useable 2.2 acres in size with a former orchard, now coppice, in one corner.
Carwythenack comprises just two homes; the Farmhouse and neighbouring Cottage, located 100 yards away. Within the old farm yard are some fine quality barns , understood to have been built using stone from the original Carwythenack Manor House.

As the owners' sole agents, we are delighted to be selling what is an outstandingly unusual and exceptional opportunity. 

ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)  

Granite step and threshold to arch glazed and panelled front door into.... 

HALLWAY Staircase to first floor. Panel doors to sitting and dining rooms, inner passageway to store, WC and bathroom. 

SITTING ROOM 15' x 14' (4.57m x 4.27m) Twin, original arch glazed windows to front. Brick surround open fire place. Cupboards to sides. Doorway through to kitchen. 

DINING ROOM 11' x 9' 10" (3.35m x 3m) Twin arch glazed windows to front. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13' x 7' 3" (3.96m x 2.21m) Window to rear garden. Electric fired Aga within tiled recess. Doorway to . 

SCULLERY/KITCHEN 10' 4" x 9' 6" (3.15m x 2.9m) Two windows to rear. Oak fitted cupboards, Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space for fridge/freezer and washing machine. Shelved larder cupboard. Door to rear garden. 

REAR HALL Deep storage recess. Panel doors to bathroom and separate WC. 

BATHROOM With panel bath and wash hand basin. Window to rear. 

SEPARATE WC  

FIRST FLOOR Stairs to... 

HALF LANDING Sash window to rear. Doors to bedroom 4 and study. 

STUDY 8' 6" x 7' 4" (2.59m x 2.24m) Window to rear. Beamed ceiling and partially limited head room. 

FULL LANDING Panel doors to three bedrooms. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) plus deep recesses to side of chimney breast. Twin arched windows to front. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) Twin arched window to front. Access to loft. 

BEDROOM THREE 10' 8" x 9' (3.25m x 2.74m) Twin arched window to front. 

BEDROOM FOUR 12' 10" x 7' 4" (3.91m x 2.24m) Window to rear. Beamed ceiling with partially limited head room. 

OUTSIDE Carwythenack Farmhouse is accessed along a tree-lined lane, owned by Carwythenack Cottage. There is an area of.... 

PARKING SPACE Leading to a detached... 

SINGLE GARAGE Beside which is the gated entrance to the field and copse. 

To the front of the house, a gate and granite posts with path to the front door. The established garden surrounds the house and is a delight, overgrown and recently cut so its size can be appreciated and with some lovely established shrubs, plants and trees. The garden is mostly enclosed by Cornish hedges, is very private and relatively level with steps and a path leading through to the field.
Adjoining the house is a... 

DERELICT STONE BUILDING About 38' x 14' (11.58m x 4.27m) overall, which is divided within. This area has such scope for a number of uses, such as a studio, annexe or to incorporate into the main accommodation, all subject to necessary consents.
There is a lovely old stone detached... 

DERELICT OUTBUILDING With fireplace and chimney. 

ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE 10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.44m)  

The adjacent field is a wonderful enclosure of 2.2 acres with a wooded copse (former orchard), in one corner. 

AGENT'S NOTE 1.The cost of maintaining the approach lane is shared with the owners of Carwythenack Cottage.

2.The Farmhouse is Grade II listed, reference number 1142118 


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