4 bedroom cottage for saleAllet, Truro
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Bathroom & W.C.
- Garage and Ample Parking
- Plantsmans Gardens
- 3 Acre Paddock
- Close to Truro
DETACHED COTTAGE WITH FABULOUS GARDENS AND THREE ACRE PADDOCK Less than four miles from the city of Truro. Enjoying total privacy with a wonderful plantsmans garden and paddock.
Allet Cottage has been the much cherished home of the vendors for over twenty years and during this time it has been improved and has evolved to now provides four double bedroom accommodation. Improvements include rewiring, the replacement of all UPVc in the last six years and the installation of eleven solar panels which provide an annual income of approximately £1,400. The property is full of charm and character and sits amongst fabulous and meticulously cared for gardens which will no doubt be of interest to those with a passion for gardening. There is a wonderful vegetable garden, terraces of perennials, a secret paved "New Zealand garden", a lawned garden interspersed with oak and willow trees and with an above ground swimming pool, as well as a paddock extending to three acres or thereabouts, the lower section of which has been planted to an orchard. There is vehicular access into the paddock from the roadway and here there is additional parking. There is also a garage with rear workshop and driveway parking for several vehicles. This is a wonderful opportunity which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Allet is a scattered rural community about one mile from the larger village of Shortlanesend where there is a post office and shop, pub, primary school and Methodist church. The property is also just ten minutes driving time from the city of Truro and here there is a wide range of facilities including a major shopping centre with many national multiples, the historic Cathedral, private and state schools, the Treliske hospital and the Hall for Cornwall. The nearby A30 provides easy access to the east and west of the county whilst the north Cornish coast at Perranporth is about six miles.
In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):
Entrance Porch - With tiled floor and being half panelled with tongue and groove cladding with UPVc double glazed units to all sides and to the roof. Door to:-
Kitchen/Dining Room - 4.80m x 2.41m plus 3.63m x 3.61m (15'9" x 7'11" pl - Having a tiled floor throughout and the kitchen area with a range of matching base and eye level units with black granite worktops over, tiled splashbacks, inset Belfast sink with mixer tap over, Hotpoint ceramic hob and oven fitted. Integral fridge, space and plumbing for dishwasher. Rayburn which runs the central heating and provides hot water. Spotlights, loft access and window to rear.
The dining area has a beamed ceiling and there is a recess for a fireplace if required. Vintage style radiator, uplighter and french doors to:-
Conservatory - 5.00m x 3.00m (16'5" x 9'10") - Beautifully positioned to take full advantage of the pretty outlook onto the garden. Tiled floor with underfloor heating and having a full wall of bifold doors into the garden. Door to stairway.
Sitting Room - 4.37m x 3.68m (14'4" x 12'1") - Having exposed floorboards and focusing to a multi-fuel burner set on a large slate hearth. Window to front with deep pine cill, open beamed ceiling, radiator, alcove under the stairs, t.v. point and door to:-
Inner Hall - Exposed pine floorboards, electric meters, loft access and part glazed door to:-
Utility - 3.07m x 2.39m (10'1" x 7'10") - Exposed pine floorboards, tongue and groove cladding to half height with tiles over. Fitted base and eye level units plus two display units with lights, with worktops over and single stainless steel sink and drainer inset. Space for upright fridge, chest freezer and Hoover washing machine. Courtesy light with shaver point. Window to rear with deep tiled cill. Loft access, chrome heated towel rail and airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Bedroom 3 - 5.11m x 3.20m (16'9" x 10'6") - Two windows to front and one to the side. Open fireplace, part exposed floorboards, extractor fan, spotlights and radiator. Door to garden.
Bedroom 4 - 3.15m x 2.77m (10'4" x 9'1") - With window to rear and side. T.V. point and shaver point. Deep recess with shelving. Radiator.
Bathroom - 3.30m x 1.60m (10'10" x 5'3") - White suite comprising panelled bath with bronze shower attachment over, double shower cubicle with electric Aquatronic shower and panelled surround. Low level w.c. and wash hand basin mounted into unit. Tiled walls, exposed pine floorboards, two windows to rear with blinds, tongue and groove cladding to half height. Ladder rack radiator, courtesy light and shaver point.
First Floor -
Landing - With doors to bedrooms and w.c.
Bedroom 1 - 4.42m x 3.68m (14'6" x 12'1") - Having exposed roof trusses and with window to front with deep cill. Velux to rear with deep storage cill below, built-in wardrobe and fitted timber wardrobe. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 3.68m x 2.87m (12'1" x 9'5") - Exposed roof trusses, window to front with deep cill, built-in wardrobe and radiator.
W.C. - High level w.c. and corner wash hand basin.
Outside - The gardens at Allet Cottage are truly delightful and have been meticulously nurtured by the vendors.
Allet Cottage is approached from the roadway via a gravelled driveway which provides parking for two or three cars and this gives access to the:-
Garage/Workshop - 4.93m x 2.77m plus 2.77m x 2.31m (16'2" x 9'1" plu - Up and over vehicular door and pedestrian door into garden, light and power connected with inspection pit and workshop at the rear. Pitched roof.
Alongside the driveway is a lovely fig tree.
A picket fence with pedestrian gate separates the driveway from the garden and to one side there is a decked sitting area with gravelled terrace and a stepping stone path leads alongside the vegetable garden. 12' x 8' GREENHOUSE with electric and water connections complete with vine. Here there are a number of raised beds and also a fruit cage. Opposite the vegetable garden is a small area of lawn with double pond with fountains. Bordering the lawn is a selection of bamboo, climbing roses, clematis, two apple trees, magnolia, hydrangeas and holly bushes. There is also a wood store.
To the front of the cottage and overlooked from the conservatory is a number of pretty terraces of perennials and alongside this a raised path inclines through pergolas to another GREENHOUSE (10' x 8") with electric and water. The path further meanders into a "New Zealand" garden. This is a paved inner sanctum bordered by eucalyptus, dracaena palm, pittosporum, camellias and gunnera. TIMBER SHED. From here a pedestrian gate leads up to a lawned garden with an above ground swimming pool (24' x 12') which is surrounded by childrens security fencing. Timber tree house with swings. Further TIMBER SHED. The top garden is bordered by a beech hedge and the lawn is interspersed with several trees including ash, oak, weeping willow and horse chestnut. A pedestrian gate leads into the:-
Paddock - This extends to three acres or thereabouts and is currently laid to pasture, although the lower section has been planted to an orchard where there are fruit trees including apple, pear, kea plum, quince and medlar. Several chicken sheds and further wood store. Mains water and electricity connection. A vehicular access leads into the paddock from the roadway and inside the entrance there is hardstanding providing ample parking for a camper van, boat or horse trailer.
Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
N.B - The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Viewing - Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.
Directions - Proceed out of Truro towards the A30 on the B3284 and pass through the village of Shortlanesend and then into Allet. Take the right hand turning signposted Callestick, Ventongimps and Tresawsan. Allet Cottage is the first property on the left hand side.
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