5 bedroom detached house for sale

Between Falmouth and Truro, South Cornwall, TR3

Guide Price £2,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Luxury 'eco' retreat in 5.4 acres
  • Farmhouse with separate cottage
  • 5 zero-carbon holiday cottages
  • Swimming pool, gym & tennis court
  • 2 shepherds huts
  • Licensed wedding venue
  • EPC Rating = B

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superb lifestyle opportunity with main house, cottage, 5 zero-carbon holiday lodges, 2 shepherds huts, a tennis court and indoor pool, situated close to the sailing waters of the Fal River.

Location

Melody Farm and The Emerald is a small private estate of some five acres situated between the cathedral city of Truro and the
port of Falmouth in South Cornwall.

Description

MELODY FARM
A former farmhouse, facing south over its own gardens and grounds, Melody Farm represents an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully renovated country home with privacy and seclusion, yet just four miles from the schools and main line railway station of Truro.

Specified and maintained to a very high standard, the house takes full advantage of its south facing site, plenty of light and views over the sub-tropical gardens being brought into nearly all of the rooms. Of particular note is the large live-in family kitchen/dining room which opens into the conservatory, and in turn leads out onto the upper terrace and lawns overlooking the lake.

Upstairs, the main suite comprises a large dual aspect bedroom, dressing room and an en-suite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with a further guest bedroom suite and shower room on the ground floor.

THE GATEHOUSE (Sleeps 4 / 6)
The Gatehouse is a detached house situated in the orchard. The house benefits from features such as the under floor heating and vaulted ceiling.

Entrance to the open plan kitchen and living area with double patio doors overlooking the delightful orchard. Master bedroom with an en suite shower room and double patio doors to the orchard, second double bedroom and family bathroom.

THE EMERALD
The Emerald’s extremely high standard of accommodation and its unique sustainable credentials means it is at the very pinnacle of self catering complexes available in Cornwall.

Awards include Silver in the Sustainable Tourism category at the Visit Cornwall Tourism Awards and a Special Award for low impact building and water management at the South West Tourism Excellence Awards.

The Code for Sustainable Homes is a voluntary national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new properties. Assessment encompasses nine categories and marks each against a star rating of one to six. Level six is the highest achievable and reflects exemplary development in terms of sustainability. The Emerald has achieved a coveted maximum six star rating. We understand that there are only sixteen properties that meet this standard in the UK and four of them can be found at the Emerald. These four are also the only code six star rated holiday letting units in the UK making this a unique opportunity to acquire properties at the very cutting edge of sustainable design.

Features include sedum roofs, air source heat pumps, grey water recovery systems, rainwater capture, triple glazing, ultra thick earth wool insulation, timber framed buildings clad in accredited sustainably sourced cedar and the use of thermal panels to heat water and photovoltaic panels to generate electricity.

SHEPHERD HUTS
Juniper and Jasmine are two luxury glamping units set within the orchard of Melody Farm. The shepherds huts offer double bed and bathroom facilities, cosy living space and fitted kitchens. Each shepherd hut also has a wood burning stove and outside space for alfresco dining in the summer.

THE BUSINESS
Information pertaining to the business is summarised in an information memorandum which can be made available to bona fide parties on request.

PLANNING PERMISSION
Extant planning permission exists for the conversion of what is currently the tractor shed to provide a further unit of holiday accommodation and for the addition of two further shepherds huts in the orchard. Full planning information is available on the Cornwall Council planning portal under PA16/00720.

HISTORY
The main house, originally known as ‘Chycowling’ has its first record of ownership in 1565 named as Darrel Stephens. Following this, many documents name a Richard Cowlinge, son of John Cowlinge and also Geoffery Cowlinge as residents. This would most likely be where the name initially came from: ‘Chy’ is from the ancient Cornish Celtic language meaning ‘house of’ and therefore ‘Chycowling’ would mean ‘house of the Cowling’.

The grounds of The Emerald (farmland, fields and meadows) were owned in pre-Victorian times by a small number of Cornish families. Each of these families were wealthy, all owing their fortune to mining alongside backgrounds as merchants and bankers.

Since 1920, the property has undergone several changes of ownership. In recent years it operated as a small caravan and camping park until 1999 when the old house and the remains of the outbuildings were demolished and replaced by the present house. The formal gardens were established during this time and the current owners moved here in 2010 to commence their vision for what is today: “The Emerald”.

VAT
Should the sale of the property, or any right attached to it, be deemed a chargeable supply for VAT purposes, such tax will be payable by the purchaser in addition to the sale price.

Square Footage: 3,526 sq ft
Acreage: 5.4 Acres

Directions

Truro - 3.5; Falmouth - 8; Cornwall Airport (Newquay) - 22 (All distances are approximate and in miles)

(Sat Nav TR3 6LN)
From Truro take the A39 heading east towards Falmouth. After approximately two miles at the Playing Place roundabouts take the second exit on the first roundabout before taking the third exit on the second roundabout onto Chyreen Lane.

Stay on this road for approximately 0.8 miles until you reach a crossroad. Cross straight over and the property will be on the left hand side after approximately 0.2 miles.


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Added on Rightmove:
15 January 2018

Nearest stations

  • Perranwell (1.4 mi)
  • Truro (2.7 mi)
  • Penryn (4.2 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Perranwell (1.4 mi)
  • Truro (2.7 mi)
  • Penryn (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

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73 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PN

01872 490039 Local call rate

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