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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Pillaton, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12

Sold STC £740,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Historic 6 bedroom farmhouse
  • Stunning & peaceful setting
  • 8 acres of mature parkland setting
  • Stables & outbuildings
  • 3614 sqft of beautifully presented accommodation
  • Annexe potential
  • Magnificent family home

Full description

A FINE COUNTRY HOME with 8 ACRES of mature parkland with superb communication links. Historic 6 bedroom farmhouse, stunning & peaceful setting, 8 acres of mature parkland setting, stables & outbuildings, 3614 sq ft of beautifully presented accommodation, annexe potential, magnificent family home. EPC Band D.

Situation - Nestled in the rolling green hills of the Cornish countryside close to the Devon/Cornwall border, the famously picturesque Tamar Valley and on the rural outskirts of the historic village of Pillaton.
This area offers a wonderful lifestyle investment with a mild climate and Leigh Farmhouse enjoys complete privacy and quiet amidst its farmland and natural wildlife. Two miles to the north is the St Mellion Country Club with one of its two golf courses at championship standard and there is a yacht club with deep water moorings 4 miles to the east. The beautiful beaches of Cornwall and many excellent restaurants are within easy reach by car.
The busy city of Plymouth is 10 miles away with excellent shopping and water-sports facilities. Local schooling is also extensive with a good number of schools, both state and independent, in the area, most notably Plymouth College and Kelly College in Tavistock. The A38 dual carriageway is 1.5 miles to the south and provides a quick route to Exeter and the motorway network. Exeter Airport has regular direct flights to Europe and the rest of the UK. Regular First Great Western trains take only three hours to Paddington Station, London.

Description - Stags is delighted to welcome Leigh Farmhouse to the market for the first time in over 30 years. This six bedroom period country house sits within beautiful gardens and grounds in a highly sought after location. It was originally a Duchy of Cornwall detached farmhouse built in 1881 and the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the property in the early1960s. It has been extensively renovated by its current owners and extends to about 3614 sq ft with free-flowing accommodation and light, expansive rooms.
On the first floor there are five principal bedrooms with a further one bedroom (with potential for a seventh) in the most recent addition to the house which could easily be arranged as a two bedroom self-contained annexe or remain as comfortable guest accommodation.

Accommodation - Leigh Farmhouse sits neatly within its land. An impressive driveway sweeps around to approach the side of the house and a further driveway (with vehicular right of access) approaches the other side of the house, ensuring plenty of space for parking and turning.
The original house dates from about 1881 and is constructed of stone elevations under a slated roof. This fine country house is not listed and provides an incoming purchaser with a superb opportunity to develop a wonderful private family home in an established, mature and private setting. Many of the original features in the house have been revealed and preserved beautifully, including the Delabole slate flagstone flooring, cornicing and custom built fireplaces.
The accommodation on the ground floor flows beautifully from the entrance hall. The bespoke kitchen is superb with an oil-fired Heritage stove (both a cooker and source of central heating) and it is open to both the conservatory and to a spacious eating area making this a very large, perfect space for family life. Beyond the kitchen is an entrance hall to the west garden and drive with a large shower room and WC. The adjacent area is currently a utility room with a separate climate-controlled wine store.
The double reception room is prominent at the front of the house, therefore bathed in natural light. It is a perfect for entertaining in a large single space but can be divided into two separate rooms (one with French windows opening to the front garden) by bespoke folding doors. There are wood burning (multi-fuel) stoves at both ends of this double room.
Upstairs in the main body of the house are five bedrooms, all enjoying lovely views of the gardens and countryside, and a family bathroom. Above the utility there is a further bedroom and en suite bathroom with ample sitting areas which could provide the seventh bedroom.

Outbuildings - Set close to the main house are two wooden loose boxes with a further original stone built and slate-roofed double store/garage/stable block at the eastern gate.

Gardens & Grounds - The gardens and grounds extend to around eight acres. They have been beautifully landscaped with mature trees, woodland and lawn area. A productive vegetable garden faces south and there is a large cedar framed greenhouse. There are a number of paddocks included with the sale of the house which are ideally suited to keep horses or which could be let out to neighbouring farmers. In addition, there is an area of established mixed deciduous woodland centred on a small lake or large nature pond.

Services - Private water (Duchy metered), taken from the main supply which is close by. Drainage to septic tank. Electric. Oil fired central heating. Broadband (

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Stags Plymouth Office: 01752 223933.

Directions - From the Tamar Bridge continue through the Saltash tunnel on the A38. At the Carkeel roundabout take the right hand exit onto the A388 signposted for Callington. After the roundabout at the village of Hatt continue on main road for half a mile and after the large lay-by on the left hand side, at the top of the hill turn left signposted to Pillaton. Continue along this road for about one mile and the private drive will be found on the right hand side for Leigh Farmhouse.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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