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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Badgall, Launceston


Property Description

Key features

  • Standing in Grounds of 0.75 of an acre
  • Substantial Grade II Listed Georgian Residence
  • 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms (2 ensuite) and 2 staircases
  • Substantial garaging with workshop, gym and gardeners store
  • Adjacent two storey former pump house and stone built former piggery
  • Large landscaped gardens with small orchard and extensive off road parking
  • Sympathetically restored and extended to provide luxurious living accommodation

Full description

Fennel House is a handsome detached Georgian four-bedroomed country retreat set eloquently in over 3/4 acre with outbuildings, occupying a private position. The house sits in an idyllic quiet rural hamlet with far reaching views over the Cornish countryside. The house dates back to 1798 built as part of the Tregeare Estate and is an exceptional example of the period in a desirable location close to Bodmin moor and the beautiful North Cornish coast.

Grade II listed and constructed of local stone with the front elevation rendered and painted under deep overhanging eaves. An attractive original Delabole rag slate tiled roof with a distinctive roof line complimented by original cast iron guttering and sash windows offer a stunning visual.
Internally the accommodation is laid out over two floors and is presented in exceptional decorative order throughout. The house has been the subject of an extensive restoration programme by its present owners with all improvements implemented with considerable style and incredible attention to detail.

The proportions of the rooms are excellent, as Fennel House succeeds in providing stunning accommodation, as well as having enormous charm and period character. The property delivers on both servicing the needs for spacious modern day family living while offering the charm and appeal of a Georgian farmhouse. The property is full of period features from the moment you enter. Beautifully restored   shutters and sash windows with original glass, exposed beams, open fire surrounds, attractive cast iron radiators, original slate and wooden floors and meat hooks hanging from the ceiling. These are only some of the features that sit well alongside the modern improvements that have been made, such as the high tech heating system independently controlled from each room. To the traditional handmade bespoke kitchen with Cornish granite work surfaces and hand painted cabinets concealing, integral top of the range Miele appliances with the centre piece, a four oven Aga. 

The top floor is served by two staircases offering four bedrooms, two ensuite and a main family bathroom. The striking luxury bathroom includes a Jacuzzi bath with a discrete built in TV to enjoy whilst relaxing. 

The property and its grounds are entered via electric gates with camera and intercom into the main gravelled parking area to the rear of the house. This leads on past a range of stone outbuildings to the refurbished old stables which is now able to house several cars, workshop, separate gymnasium and gardeners tool store.

The gardens have been professionally landscaped and chiefly laid to lawn surrounding the property, with the addition of a small orchard and well fenced boundaries offering total privacy.  

The hamlet of Badgall is an idyllic small rural community just 6 miles west of Launceston on the edge of an area of stunning open moorland.  Located in the parish of Laneast, Badgall is only 1.5 miles from the A395, which links to the A30 spine for Cornwall and Devon. Launceston provides a full range of social, commercial and shopping facilities including two 18 hole golf courses. 

Exeter (49 miles) provides inter-city rail service, international airport and M5 motorway network.  South of Launceston the city of Plymouth (33 miles) provides continental ferry port and inter-city rail.  In all directions from Badgall there is scenery of outstanding natural beauty. Immediately at hand is the enchanting open moorland areas of Laneast and beyond to the west the superb unspoilt spaces of Bodmin Moor know for its peaceful walking and riding. To the east is Dartmoor National Park and running south from Launceston the    hidden Tamar Valley steeped in 18th century mining history and known for its salmon fishing. To the north and west is the scenic  Cornish Coast famed for National Trust cliff scenery and many quaint traditional fishing villages.  

Fennel is within easy reach of exceptional dining at some of the best award winning restaurants in the South West, all are within easy  access.  Arundel Arms (15 minutes) Lewtrenchard Manor (20 Minutes) Horn of Plenty (25 minutes) Jamie Oliver’s 15 (45 minutes) Nathan Outlaws Port Isaac (30 minutes), The Good Food Guide   number 1 restaurant 2018, and Gidleigh Park 2 Michelin star (45 minutes) with all times being approximate.

Road - the A30 dual carriageway is approximately 5 miles and provides access to Cornwall in the West and Exeter and the M5     motorway in the east. The M5 provides motorway access to the    midlands and north of England and connects with the M4 north of Bristol to provide a motorway link to London.

Rail - Regular daily intercity train services operate from Exeter to London-Paddington, Manchester and Birmingham. There is also a service from Exeter via Salisbury to Waterloo to connect to the city of London and via Eurostar to the continent. 

Air - Exeter and Newquay airports provide daily flights to London, Manchester, Newcastle, Birmingham, the Isles of Scilly, the Channel Islands and a growing number of continental destinations.

Ferry - Cross Channel ferry services operate from Plymouth to Brittany and Northern Spain.


Single glazed windows to 3 sides and door to front. Flagstone Delabole slate flooring and original timber door to property. 

Delabole slate floors, stairs rising to first floor accommodation with recessed spot lighting and discrete emergency lighting and alarm keypad.  Doors off to:

Sash window to the front, fireplace with slate hearth, Georgian surround and gas connection ready.  Antique pendant ceiling light, fitted carpet and cast iron radiator.

Impressive grand reception room with large sash window to the front,  large fireplace with Yeomans log burner with side cloam oven.  Under stair storage cupboard also housing underfloor heating manifold, 5 amp ring main for all freestanding lamps protecting the stripped beamed ceiling and original Georgian cupboards and drawers. Wired for Bang and Olufsen surround sound, cast iron   radiator and flagstone Delabole slate flooring.

Formally the farmhouse kitchen, the utility is of an impressive size with a range of handmade oak floor and wall units topped with Silestone work surfaces incorporating Belfast sink. Concealed washing machine and tumble dryer, slate flooring and original feature large inglenook fireplace with cloam oven and cast iron door.  Touch screen video and intercom entry system panel. Window seat with large sash window to the rear and handmade shutters.  Stripped beamed ceiling, flagstone slate floors, two cast iron radiators and original restored solid painted timber door to the rear.  Antique wall and pendant lighting above centre island with solid slate work surface. Touchscreen wall mounted central heating controls and   under stair storage cupboard. Alarm key pad and stairs lead to the first floor. Door to:

Original coat hooks, flagstone Delabole slate floors, former ceiling meat hooks and antique pendant light.  Door to:

Flagstone Delabole slate flooring, wall mounted corner antique wash hand basin and high level W.C. Slate sill, window to the rear and ceiling light.

Continuation of Delabole slate flagstone flooring, hand built shoe cupboard / storage space and original ceiling mounted meat hooks. Recessed spot lighting and cast iron radiator.

Continuation of slate flagstone flooring, further hand built cupboard / pantry storage space with Cornish granite work surface.  Slate sill beneath sash window to the rear. Access to electrical consumer unit and recessed spot lighting.

A beautifully architecturally designed extension adjoining the main house completed in 2014 blends harmoniously into a more modern living space in the newly created east wing. The property walkway now flows from the boot room into the formal dining area with 6 leaf bifold doors that lead out to the south facing patio and behind is the preserved pump house feature wall. There is a hand built drinks   cabinet with Cornish granite work surface and built in champagne cooler.  Above are 3 large skylights with additional mood lighting, ample space for large dining table and chairs and underfloor heating throughout.

Open plan to the dining area is this impressive living space. The  bespoke hand made solid oak kitchen, complemented by a ’Farrow & Ball’ painted finish, comprises a range of wall and base units with soft close drawers under Cornish granite work surfaces. Central island provides further work surfaces and storage along with concealed ‘Knock2Open’ low decibel ‘Miele’ dishwasher and Quooker tap. Further integrated appliances include ’Miele’ fridge, ’Miele’ freezer and LPG fired four oven Aga as the centrepiece.  Touch screen video and intercom entry system panel and alarm keypad. Two further skylights are above with exposed oak corner posts with picture windows to 3 sides.  A further seating area makes a fantastic social space and again benefits under floor heating and  numerous concealed television, telephone and internet points.  Solid oak stable door to the rear of the property.

Stairs from the entrance hall lead to:

Split level landing with stairs to front and back of the property. Large  shelved airing cupboard.

Large master bedroom with south facing multi-pain sash window to  the front elevation, spacious walk-in wardrobe with bespoke shelving and hanging rails. Fitted cupboards and drawers, cast iron radiator, TV point and fitted carpet. 

Modern suite comprising low level W.C, vanity wash hand basin with storage below housing shave point. Large shower cubicle with glass surround. Original timber floors, towel rail, extractor fan and wall mounted mirror with CD and Radio.

Large double guest room with two casement windows to the rear, cast iron radiator, fitted carpet, TV point, built in wardrobes with storage shelving and hanging rails.

Jacuzzi multi-jet shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Exposed original timber flooring, heated towel rail and lit   mirror.

Double bedroom with sash window to the front, cast iron radiator, feature fireplace with original surround, fitted carpet and TV point.

Double bedroom with window to the rear with rural views, fitted carpet, TV point and cast iron radiator.

Luxury suite comprising low level W.C, Jacuzzi bath and vanity wash hand basin sitting in a hand made unit with storage below.  Silestone splash backs, heated towel rail and discrete wall mounted television. Wall mounted heated and lit non steam mirror, stripped wooden floors, recessed spot lighting and mood lighting and extractor fan.

A second stairs from the landing leads down to the utility.

Fennel House sit within its own private garden which approaches 0.75 acres and comprises landscaped large level lawns, small mature orchard with plum, apple and pear trees and substantial monkey puzzle tree. The gravel driveway is accessed via an electronically operated gateway with extensive secure parking for multiple vehicles. 

Original two storey pump house of stone and slate construction with external stone staircase. The ground floor provides dry storage with slate flooring, workable water pump with granite trough.  External stairs, with former dog kennel beneath, gives access to the first floor which houses the ‘Worcester’ central heating boiler and high tech pressurised water system. Dry storage, power and light.

Of cavity block construction with pitched roof and chestnut cladding to all elevations. The main room comprising large garaging  and workshop space for several vehicles. Numerous power points, lighting and 2 vehicular oak doors to the front. At the rear of the building is a W.C with low level W.C and pedestal wash hand basin. The whole building benefits cover from a security alarm system with control key pad and low level heating.   

Accessed via the main garage building with floor to ceiling windows to the sided and various power points. The building is also prepped for roof mounted solar panels.

Secure storage for garden machinery and seperate tool shed, both with power and light. Vehicular door and windows.

Stone piggery with renovated rag slate roof, power and lighting.  Currently utilised for storage of wood and garden furniture with original slates divides. 

Mains water and electricity. Sewerage by private disposal system. Grey water harvesting for flushing of toilets in main residence. LPG fired central heating from sub ground bulk storage tank. Superfast fibre optic broadband. 


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  • Liskeard (14.2 mi)
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8 Belle Vue, Bude, EX23 8JL

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