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3 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

Sold STC £460,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive cottage style dwelling.
  • Having been significantly improved by the vendors.
  • Safe environment for children and pets.
  • Only one mile from the A30 dual carriageway.
  • Excellent access to open moorland.
  • Highly flexible 3/4 bedroom accommodation.
  • Attractive gardens and log cabin.
  • Stable block, double garage and small paddock.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This fine moorland residence originally dates back to the early 19th century and sits deep within Bodmin Moor close to only one neighbouring home. It enjoys a wonderful south facing aspect with breath taking views over the open moorland. The residence burnt down about 30 years or so ago which resulted in the construction of the cottage on the former footprint. This was undertaken sympathetically to the area with the use of reclaimed materials such as quarried stone and slate which forms part of the exterior of the property. Today this fine home, which has been further enhanced by our clients, offers real escapism. It would be perfect for those who want tranquillity yet not isolation, as within a few minutes by car the A30 dual carriageway can be accessed and 1.5 miles away at Bolventor a farm shop offers day to day supplies and newspapers. There are large gardens and grounds amounting to about 1.3 acres, a stable block, double garage and attractive tree lined driveway.

Priddacombe Farm has well-presented and sympathetically improved accommodation which has been updated further by our clients who have used the property as their main home.

Internally, rooms include a lovely dual aspect lounge/dining room which is flooded with natural light. It has a lounge area which is dominated by the wall mounted "Danish Scan' wood burning stove which is a lovely focal point within the room and sits next to two wooden display mantles with a slate hearth beneath. There is a beamed ceiling and Canadian maple wood flooring adding to the warm feel of the room. The dining area has a built in L-shaped oak bench with storage within. The study is dual aspect and lovely and light and ideal for its purpose. It can be used as an occasional fourth bedroom as and when needed. The wonderful kitchen is well equipped with a range of painted units incorporating wall and base units with a plate rack. The vendors have added a splendid oval shaped centre island unit with wood units below with a polished granite top perfect for the keen cook. Integrated appliances are aplenty with a "Lacanche" dual fuel range cooker with hob and extractor above. In addition there is a "Baumatic" electric oven and a "Neff" microwave. The room has modern spotlighting and tile effect flooring and features hand painted Mexican tiled splashbacks. From this room double doors lead out to the rear patio which is the ideal place to enjoy alfresco dining whilst taking in the beautiful surroundings during the warmer months. Completing the ground floor is a useful utility room and a separate WC.

On the first floor are three bedrooms with bedrooms one and two enjoying the finest of the outlook over the countryside. Bedroom two has a large built in wardrobe with hanging space. Bedroom three is a single room which has a built in double wardrobe and also has additional fitted bedroom furniture. The spacious family bathroom/WC has a matching suite including a panelled bath and a separate shower cubicle with mains shower unit. The airing cupboard houses a recently installed pressurised hot water tank and immersion. On the first floor the windows have attractive wooden shutters and deep cills.

Improvements undertaken to the house include adding a new oil fired central heating system as well re-roofing the building, they have carried out extensive re-decoration throughout and enhanced the overall appeal of this home and overseen the installation of super-fast broadband which is a huge advantage in a location such as this.

Priddacombe Farm is approached from the track by two five bar gates which serve the long tree lined attractive driveway which sweeps around to the gravelled parking area which has room for numerous vehicles. There are attractive gardens which consist of a paved seating area which is well placed and encapsulates the vista across the Moor. A split level lawn has many shrub and flower borders adding welcome colour.

One of the key attributes of Priddacombe Farm is the log cabin which would be ideal for those who work from home or who have hobbies such as playing music, craft, or model making. It would also make a good games area or gymnasium. The log cabin has power, light and a phone line.

A selection of outbuildings include a detached double garage with double doors and a stable block. The stable block consists of a tack room and two loose boxes. The stables have a good concrete base, power and light and overlook the small paddock which we understand amounts to just under 0.9 of an acre.

Despite the unique, remote and isolated location, close by the Jamaica Inn has a farm shop supplying essentials and newspapers. There is excellent walking and riding out available on the moor and the highest Cornish peaks of both Brown Willy and Roughtor are in the backdrop of the residence. The A30 is about one mile away and has excellent access to both Launceston and Devon to the East and Bodmin and further into Cornwall to the West. The ancient town of Launceston regarded as the 'Gateway to Cornwall' has a range of educational, recreational, commercial and leisure facilities, as well as a Norman castle and attractive town centre. Recently works have been completed at Temple and now a dual carriageway is enjoyed all the way to Bodmin providing easier access to extensive town facilities and the main line railway station (Bodmin Parkway) which is situated approximately 20 minutes drive from the property and has daily services to London (Paddington) and further north. For further communications the Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 53 miles distance, or about a 1 hour drive and has a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as access to the M5 motorway. Exeter is served by an excellent regional international airport. The continental ferry port and city of Plymouth is approximately 31 miles from the property and again offers extensive facilities as well as regular cross channel ferry services to France and Spain.

The following is a quotation from the home owners:

"Our time at Priddacombe Farm has been an idyllic way of life, far from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. Whenever we've been away for any length of time, we turn off the A30 to be met by views of Brown Willy and Roughtor, and the wonderful feeling of tranquillity which characterises life here.

We're also lucky because we have really good night skies with no light pollution. We drift off to sleep to the gentle sounds of sheep and cows munching the grass.

If we're up early enough in the morning, we spot herds of deer. The bird life here is hugely varied, and we see great murmurations of starlings at dusk in the winter months."
When travelling to the property for a viewing, we would suggest that our agents meet viewers at Jamaica Inn at Bolventor. We will then lead you across the moorland track to the property.

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11 August 2017


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