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5 bedroom detached house for sale

East Hill, Blackwater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4

Under Offer £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Well Situated
  • Grade II Listed - c.2,988 sq ft
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Good Countryside Views
  • Double Garage
  • 4 Pasture Fields
  • Stables/Outbuildings
  • Total c.3.79 Acres(1.53Has)

Full description

Approached over own driveway, a most characterful Listed country house with gardens, buildings and land. Well situated. Grade II listed. 5 bedrooms. Good views
Double garage. 4 fields. Stables/outbuildings. 3.79 Acres

Situation - Highlands is ideally situated only about half a mile from Chiverton Cross Roundabout on the A30(T) which therefore affords good accessibility to the cathedral city of Truro, the hospital and services of the area. The popular north coastal resort of St Agnes and Chapel Porth Beach as well as other renowned surfing and recreational beaches are along the north coast. The cathedral city of Truro is the commercial and retail centre of Cornwall where there is also a mainline railway station on the London Paddington line.

Lot 1 - 5 Bedroom Detached Character House, Gardens, Stables/Outbuildings And About 3.79 Acres (1.53 Hectares) - The approach to Highlands is over a private tarmac tree-lined entrance drive with paddocks on either side and which leads to car parking and turning areas to the front of the house and garage.
Highlands house is Listed Grade II as a Building of Special Architectural or Historic Interest and presents to the open market a property with a number of character features fully reflecting this status. These include original fireplaces, ceiling timbers, window seats as well as, of course, its thatched roof. The property warrants some updating and improvement which includes the front thatched pitch (the thatch to the garage was replaced about 2 years ago and the rear pitch to the house was re-thatched about 6 years ago).
The property offers extensive accommodation with a good degree of flexibility and adaptability given to the two staircases.
The existing accommodation as shown on the attached floor plan extends to about 2,988 sq ft (gross internal area). On the ground floor is an open thatched Entrance Porch with front door and side light which leads through to an Entrance Hall, off which there is a further Inner Hall and internal passageways. The halls provide direct access to a side Boot Room with doors to front and rear, Bathroom, Shower Room with Sauna and a characterful Sitting Room with galleried Landing over with wrought iron balustrade. The Sitting Room includes a corner alcove, a traditional stone fireplace with Villager multi-fuel burner and heavy beam over, window seat, access to the rear garden and door to the Kitchen. The Kitchen includes a matching range of white base level units with wooden worktop surfaces to splashback tiling and single drainer ceramic sink unit. There is space for a cooker and the boiler stands in an original fireplace recess.
From the kitchen there is direct access to the rear garden, as well as a walk-in Pantry and steps up with sliding door to Utility Room with rear passageway to the front Entrance Hall and a Snug/Study.

From the Kitchen there is a door which leads through to an end L-shaped Living and Dining Room being a most pleasant room with quadruple outlook and which opens to an end Conservatory with leaded glazed windows.
On the first floor, there are 5 Bedrooms and two separate WCs as well as a large walk-in Airing Cupboard - all approached via staircases from both the Entrance Hall and the Living and Dining Room which lead to Landings.

The Thatched Double Garage 17'6 X 17'3 - With two pairs of double timber vehicular doors, concrete floor, power and lighting, opaque and part stained glass door to rear garden and internal stairs to storage space over, about 18'3 x 7'9 (restricted roof pitch) and window to rear garden.

The Gardens And Grounds - To the front of the house are extensive tarmac car parking and turning areas with shrub and flower borders and to the rear an extensive garden laid mainly to lawn interspersed with crazy-paved path, ornamental trees and flower beds. Within the garden is an aluminium framed Greenhouse and these open to further lawn gardens on the western side.

The Outbuildings/Stables - Directly accessed from the garden are a pair of block, timber, stone and slate Stables each about 11'6 x 10'6 and 11'8 x 9'9 with stone cobbled and concrete floors, light, supported overhang and front and rear stable doors. Outside post and railed holding area with concrete base.
Adjoining the Stables is a stone Store about 13'9 x 7'10 with lighting.

The Land - The land with Highlands is divided into 4 paddocks with mainly hedged boundaries. On the Ordnance Survey there are no public footpaths which cross the property. In total, Highlands extends to about 3.79 Acres (1.53 Hectares).

Lot 2 - Two Level Pasture Fields And Buildings About 1.42 Acres (.57 Hectare) -

Guide Prices - Lot 1 - £495,000
Lot 2 - £25,000
NB: Highlands is for sale as a whole or in 2 lots. It is a condition of sale that exchange of contracts and completion on the sale of Lot 1 is to take place either before, or simultaneously, with Lot 2.

Access - The entrance lane is included in the sale of Lot 1, subject to a right of way in favour of Lot 2 between points A and B. Lot 2 will contribute on a 25% share basis to the future maintenance and repair of the driveway.

Uplift Clause - The sale of Highlands (Lots1 and 2) will be on the basis of an uplift clause reserving to the vendor, and her successors in title, proportion of any increase in value arising from the future grant of planning permission for residential or commercial development. Please contact Ian Osborne or Georgia Prowse at Stags Truro office for further details.

Viewing - Strictly and only by prior appointment with Stags Truro office on 01872 264488. 24 hours notice may be required.

Directions - From Truro take the A394 westwards towards Redruth and St Agnes. Drive out of Truro passing the hospital and continue onto the Threemilestone by-pass. Stay on the A394 to Chiverton Cross Roundabout and take the second exit towards St Agnes. After a short distance at the roundabout go straight over towards Blackwater and after a few hundred yards at the crossroads, turn sharp right towards St Agnes. The entrance to Highlands will be seen after a short distance on the left-hand side. There is a name plate.

Services - Lot 1 Mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. TV and telephone points. Lot 2 The proximity of mains water is being checked,

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

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02 April 2017


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