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6 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Higher Demesnes, Lostwithiel, Cornwall


Property Description

Key features

  • Kitchen, Sitting Room/Study, Dining Room, Lounge
  • Master bedroom with en-suite, three further double bedrooms
  • Two bath/shower rooms and cloakroom
  • Beautiful grounds of 5.5 acres surrounding the property
  • Two 1 bedroom holiday cottages
  • Triple garage

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Superb home set privately within beautiful grounds also benefitting from two detached holiday let properties.

"A private tree-clad lane provides an excellent approach to the property which is 300 yards from the nearest public road.

The key feature of the property is the peace and tranquillity enjoyed in its rural surroundings and yet it is only a mile from the ancient stannary town of Lostwithiel renowned for its antique shops, restaurants and excellent shops. Lostwithiel station is on the main line from Penzance to London Paddington, whilst the A30 and A38 is accessed via Lanhydrock providing the main trunk roads in and out of Cornwall

Higher Demesnes once formed part of the Ancient Manor of Bodardle referenced in the Doomsday Book. The Manor of Bodardle comprised of two farmsteads namely Higher Demesnes and Lower Demesnes. The property is situated in approximately 5 acres of land and enjoys panoramic views towards the South Cornish coast. From the private tree approached lane there are views of the Fowey River and the old manor farm of Bodardle which is still in existence.

The Barn illustrates 3 periods of development from early 15th century through to Victorian times with a 3 bedroomed extension to the west of the property built in the 20th century. Demesnes Mill nearby has its own working water wheel fed from the original mill pool. The Hayloft was built to accommodate three garages with further accommodation over. Demesnes Mill and the Hayloft are totally self-contained and maintain their individual private surroundings having been used as extended family accommodation. Latterly over the past 10 years they have been very successful Holiday Lets marketed by a renowned Holiday Letting Agency. "

In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the property is protected from any adjoining development and the field in front preserves the panoramic view. Resident barn owls, visiting deer and a plethora of wild life including pheasants and partridges ensure there is always plenty of natural interest in addition to the formal garden, a substantial vegetable garden, lawns and borders planted with mature azaleas and rhododendrons.

GROUND FLOOR - The front door opens into the spacious reception hall with its slate flag floor, beamed ceiling, staircase to the first floor and with an opening off to the dining room and a door also to the sitting room. This spacious sitting room also doubles as a study with exposed timber flooring, beamed ceiling, a well finished exposed stone internal wall and a fireplace with fitted coal effect electric stove. The large dining room has beamed ceilings, attractive wide exposed timber flooring, dado panelling, open fireplace with exposed stone chimney breast, door leading through to the inner hall, wide side area also having a fitted airing cupboard with hot water storage cylinder and immersion heater and with further door opening to the kitchen/breakfast room. This is well fitted with a comprehensive range of floor and matching wall cabinets with deep timber worktops and incorporating a ceramic sink and drainer with piller tap, freestanding electric range cooker with five propane gas rings, integrated dishwasher and two integrated refrigerators, terracotta floor tiles and three velux ceiling sky light windows.

The utility room is accessed from a door from the kitchen and also has terracotta floor tiles, fitted cabinets with wood effect worktops and incorporating a stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, further built in storage cupboards, plumbing and space for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, and fitted extractor fan. There is a large floor to ceiling cupboard housing the electric fuse boards. A stable door leads to the exterior and further internal door into the cloakroom. This has a low level w.c. and small basin, oil fired central heating boiler and terracotta floor tiles.

The inner hall leading off from the dining room gives access to separate bedroom quarters with bedrooms three and four both small double bedrooms with built in wardrobes and also the family bathroom with panelled bath, w.c., wash hand basin, a separate shower cubicle extractor fan and radiator.

FIRST FLOOR - At the top of the stairs off the landing turning right is the master bedroom suite which has a stable door leading out to an external granite staircase. There is also a range of wardrobes on opposite walls, two windows to the front and three small skylight windows. There is an en-suite bathroom having a panelled bath with mixer taps and shower head and also a separate shower cubicle, double fitted vanity basins, with storage cupboards under, low level w.c., extractor fan, exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling.

At the top of the stairs once again and turning left this leads through to a spacious and well-lit reception room with high vaulted ceiling and exposed roof trusses, cast iron surround with inset wood burning stove unit, dual aspect windows to front and rear, part exposed stone walls and further inner landing with built in storage cupboard. A door opens to an external walkway leading to the rear lawn.

Bedroom two, another beautiful and large double bedroom also has vaulted ceilings with exposed roof trusses, two windows to the front and high gable ended porthole window. The adjoining bathroom has an attractive suite comprising a roll top bath, separate shower unit, wash hand basin and low level w.c.


The front door opens into the entrance hall with a slate flag floor, staircase to the first floor. A door leads into a large double bedroom with open beamed ceiling and timber floor. A further door off the hall leads to the bathroom. The bathroom has a fitted panelled bath with mixer taps and shower head, low level w.c., fitted wash hand basin, electric panel heater, the airing cupboard houses the hot water storage cylinder with immersion heater and electric extractor fan.

On the first floor is the beautifully appointed open plan reception room and kitchen with French doors opening onto a Juliett balcony that takes advantage of the country views, the room has exposed timber roof trusses, part exposed stone walls, and a corner position wood burning stove. The kitchen area has a range of panel fronted floor and wall cabinets incorporating a range of appliances including a fridge, dishwasher, electric oven and grill, propane gas hob, filter hood, washer/dryer and fitted sink unit. A stable door then leads out onto a rear external staircase and the working water wheel to one side.

On the ground floor there are three individual good size single garages all with double doors. Externally to one side steps then lead up to the first floor accommodation with stable door leading into the open plan reception room and kitchen of very good size. The living room has a fitted wood burning stove unit and the kitchen is well appointed with an excellent range of floor cabinets, a one and a half bowl sink unit, fitted electric oven with propane gas hob and filter hood above, integrated appliances include a washing machine, refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher.

There is a good sized double bedroom and a large bathroom with panelled bath with shower head above, attractive wall tiling, low level w.c., fitted wash hand basin, vertical heated towel rail/radiator, extractor fan.

The property is privately located on the outskirts of the village of Lostwithiel. Located at the head of the River Fowey, the attractive village is well equipped for day to day needs with shops, cafes, good restaurants a bakery, doctors and chemist, along with a good primary school. The train station is on the main Penzance to Paddington line. Additional facilities can be found in St Austell (8 miles), Liskeard (13 miles) and Truro (26 miles).

The River Fowey rises on Bodmin Moor and passes through some of the most scenic countryside in the county on its way to the sea at Fowey. This harbour town is historic and lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Old buildings line the narrow streets leading down to the waterfront which is a haven for yachtsmen.

There are various delightful coves and beaches along this section of southern coastline together with excellent walking, either on the coastal path or through the beautiful countryside.

Mains water supply, with private drainage and mains electricity, oil central heating and propane gas for all gas hobs. Also supported by a 3.8kw bank of solar panels.

Higher Demesnes – Band G
The Mill & The Hayloft – Business rates – rateable value £3,200 Rates payable £1,936 for 2016/17

Higher Demesnes – E
The Mill – D
The Hayloft

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21 June 2017

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