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4 bedroom cottage for sale

PL26 Higher Menadue. Nr Luxulyan

Sold STC £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS (including Annexe)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Menadue Cottage is a truly unique one off character, granite stone cottage, circa 1890's, standing in grounds of one acre. Totally renovated by the present owners to the highest standards both internally and externally, with a keen eye to detail, creating endless selling features. The major renovations and extension, within the last six years have included new roofs, wiring, plumbing and underfloor heating to ground and upper floors.

Efficient, 'green' energy installations, including biomass boiler, bore-hole water supply, and photovoltaic panels. Bespoke 'Velfac' internally glazed windows, Patio and French doors manufactured with aluminium exteriors and wood interiors complement the property throughout.
The versatility of the accommodation allows for usage as a large four double bedroomed house, or the flexibility to use the attached totally self-contained, large bedroomed annexe, for a variety of reasons.

Nestling in an unrivalled, quiet rural location, affording total privacy, with uninterrupted panoramic and countryside views, yet within close proximity to the hamlet of Higher Menadue, and easy access to the A30 Trunk Road.

Approached via a tree-lined lane, entering onto a large granite chippings driveway which provides extensive parking, leading to the detached garage.

The accommodation comprises a spacious, versatile, two storey, three double bedroom cottage, high quality oak kitchen and large stunning beamed master bedroom with en-suite. The lounge features a large double granite fireplace with 'clome' oven to one side and multi-fuel burner to the other, together with bespoke oak staircase. Engineered oak flooring and oak doors with black hinges and latches are routine throughout the property, with porcelain tiles to kitchen/utility areas.
In addition, the level, fully attached self-contained annexe comprises, entrance hall, kitchen/utility, downstairs toilet, large lounge/dining, large bedroom and bathroom.

Large detached wooden framed Garage comprising Open Garage, Workshop and Log Store, with attached Potting Shed (potential Tack Room). Summerhouse, Outbuilding and Sheds.
It also encompasses a paddock, vegetable plot, and orchard, appealing to buyers seeking a 'sustainable' lifestyle.

A gardeners' delight awaits you within the mature landscaped gardens, creating constant colour throughout the seasons. An abundance of herbaceous and evergreen planted borders with shrubs, trees and hedging, interspersed with meandering paths of sandstone, granite and granite chippings. Stone granite features include the rockeries, pond and waterfall which sympathetically surround the Cottage grounds.

Menadue Cottage is situated approximately 6 miles to the southwest of Bodmin, and 6 miles to the northeast of St. Austell. A short distance away, is the main A30 Trunk road, with a travelling time of 30 minutes to the Cathedral city of Truro, offering a wide range of shopping, commerce, educational and recreational facilities.

The world renowned Eden Project and the quaint port of Charlestown are relatively close by, with the coastal towns of Mevagissey and Fowey within 11 miles. The cottage is equidistant, from the spectacular north and south coasts, accessing miles of glorious coast paths.

Padstow on the north coast, with its picturesque harbour, restaurants and shopping is 40 minutes away, surrounded by numerous beaches and coves, including the scenic and rugged 'seven' bays. The Roseland Peninsula and Looe on the south coast are also within 40 minutes. World renowned restaurants on both coasts include those owned by Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw.

The maritime, historic city of Plymouth, with its numerous amenities, international ferry port with services to France and Spain, and major shopping outlets is within 60 minutes.

In close proximity to the cottage is a network of interesting walks, cycle and bridle paths which add to the outdoor pursuits, including the Clay Trails, Luxulyan Valley, Lanhydrock House (National Trust), with the Lanhydrock Hotel, Golf and Country Club. The Camel Trail, with access locally at Bodmin and Nanstallon, and the wide expanse of Bodmin Moor, including sports and sailing at Siblyback Lake.

There is a mainline railway connection on the London Paddington line at Bodmin Parkway and St Austell.
Newquay Cornwall International Airport is around 25 minutes away.
The world famous Fistral surfing beach facing the 'Atlantic rollers' and Watergate bay, are located within close proximity of the airport, providing numerous water sports for enthusiasts. This area and beyond also has a multitude of facilities, attractions and wonderful beaches.

The popular villages of Luxulyan and Lanivet are a short distance away providing primary schools, village post offices, shops and public houses. The Parish church and Village halls are hubs for regular meetings, functions and entertainment.

Property Details:

Granite stone porch Entrance: 1.28m x 1.5m (4'2" x 4'11")
Sandstone flagstones, oak front door with ornate lead light glass insert leading to:-

Entrance Hall: 2.1m x 2.8m (6'10" x 9'2")
Porcelain multi coloured slate design flooring with underfloor heating, exposed wooden beamed vaulted ceiling, Large Velux window, storage cupboard with shelving and automatic on/off lighting. Two wall light points and downlights. Oak doors into Kitchen, Annexe Lounge, and Annexe Kitchen/Utility.

Kitchen: 5.81m x 4.95m (19' x 16' 2")
Solid oak free-standing kitchen base units, and feature glass door wall unit complemented with 'Blue Moon' granite work surfaces over, granite upstands and splashbacks. Inset 1 bowl black 'Blanco Anthracite Silgranit Puradue' double drainer sink unit with 'Blanco' mono mixer tap.
Large feature oak central island with drawers, wicker baskets, cupboards and granite work surface.
100 deg C 'Quooker' instant hot water tap.
90cm Stainless Steel Induction magnetic touch control hob ('Neff' Series 5).
Stainless Steel slim line electronic extractor hood ('Neff' Series 2) over hob.
Two eyelevel Stainless Steel fan assisted ovens ('Neff' Series 5 and Series 3), with flexi-rail, slide-away doors.
Space for 'American' style fridge/freezer, with water supply and water filter.
Walk-in larder cupboard with shelving, automatic on/off lighting.
'Velfac' full height picture window to side aspect (West). 'Velfac' sliding patio doors to rear aspect (South) and garden.
Porcelain multi-coloured slate design tiled flooring with underfloor heating, smoothed ceiling with under cabinet lighting and downlights.

Lounge: 5.85m x 6.6m (19' 2" x 21' 7")
Double feature floor to ceiling side by side granite fireplaces, one containing display only 'Clome' oven with spotlight, the other with 'Woodwarm' multi fuel stove and exposed flue complemented with porcelain multi-slate design tiles to hearths. Bespoke hand crafted solid oak staircase to first floor. Under stairs cupboard, with oak door. 'Velfac' windows to front (North) and rear aspect (South) overlooking gardens. Smoothed ceiling with downlights and two wall light points. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, two engineered oak steps lead to:

Study/Snug/Playroom: 4.6m x 2.23m (15' 1" x 7' 3")
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating. 'Velfac' window to front aspect (North), 'Velfac' French doors to rear aspect (South) and Garden. Two large Velux windows, smoothed ceiling with tracked spotlights.

First Floor: Galleried Landing: 2.7m x 1.35m (8' 10" x 4' 5")
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating. Velux window, loft access via wooden retractable ladder, smoothed ceiling, light point.

Loft Area: mainly boarded, lighting, first floor underfloor heating manifolds.

Master Bedroom: 4.6m x 4.46m (15' 1" x 14' 7")
Feature exposed vaulted ceiling, large wardrobe cupboard with automatic on/off lighting, speaker wire point to en-suite speakers, light point.
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating. 'Velfac' window to rear aspect (South), with oak window seat. 'Velfac' window to side aspect (West), with large oak windowsill, countryside views.

En-Suite: 3.24m x 1.68m (10' 7" x 5' 6")
White suite comprising:
'Airbath Sovereign'1500 x1500 Corner bath with contoured backrests and a corner seat.
Combination of air, water and heat - ultimate hydrotherapy with underwater Chromatherapy lighting.
'Crosswater' chrome bath mono mixer deck tap with separate chrome hand shower.
Bauhaus Stream basin unit/drawers with 550mm square basin and ''Crosswater' tap
Bauhaus tower storage unit
'Roca' close coupled toilet low level WC with oak shelving
Wall mounted de-misting LED Mirror/Shaver socket/glass shelf
Two built-in Speakers (speaker wires terminate in Master Bedroom).
Chrome ladder towel rail
Two wall light points
Large eaves storage cupboard with light
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, Vaulted beamed ceiling with Velux window.

Bedroom Two: 3.63m 2.88m (11' 10" x 9' 5")
'Open' fireplace with granite surround (decorative purposes only).
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, 'Velfac' window to rear aspect (South) with oak window seat, countryside views. Smoothed ceiling with downlights, fitted wardrobe cupboard with automatic on/off lighting.

Bedroom Three: 3.4m x 2.24m (11' 1" x 7' 4")
Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating, 'Velfac' window to front aspect (North) with oak window seat, garden views. Smoothed ceiling with downlights, fitted wardrobe cupboard with automatic on/off lighting.

Shower Room: 2.29m x 1.8m (7' 6" x 5' 11")
White Suite comprising 'Matki Radiance' 1200x900mm shower enclosure with 'Aqualisa Axis' digital shower and rainshower fixed head. Roca 500mm square basin in Roca white base unit, close coupled low level WC with oak shelving. Two wall mounted vanity mirrors with lighting, Velux window, smoothed ceiling with downlights. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating.

Lounge/Dining: 5.12m x 4.3m (16' 9" x 14' 1")
Exposed wooden Kingpost beamed vaulted ceiling with three Velux windows, four wall light points, ceiling light point. 'Velfac' French doors to rear aspect (South), and garden with countryside views. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating.

Bedroom: 4.2m x 3.8m (13' 9" x 12' 5")
Exposed Kingpost beamed vaulted ceiling with downlights and two wall light points. Storage hanging cupboard with automatic on/off light and oak door. 'Velfac' triple fire window to rear aspect, (South) countryside views. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating.

Bathroom: 2.86m x 2.7m (9' 4" x 8' 10")
White suite consisting of: 'Matki Radiance' 1200x900mm shower enclosure with 'Grohe Avensys' thermostatic shower mixer with 'Grohe Dreamspray Rainshower'. 'Airbath Gerona' double-ended bath (electrics in situ for Jacuzzi type bath), with 'Attitude' tap. 'Ellis Dominica' oak unit with black granite worktop housing, 'Ideal Standard Create 600mm basin and back to wall low level WC. Mirror with LED lighting and glass shelf. Exposed vaulted ceiling with Velux window and downlights. Engineered oak flooring with underfloor heating.

Kitchen/Utility: 2.9m x 2.76m (9' 6" x 9')
Matching range of oak fronted wall and base units complemented with 'Blue Moon' granite work surfaces over, upstands and splashbacks, comprising 'Blanco' Stainless Steel double drainer sink unit with 'Blanco' mixer tap. Space for fridge/freezer, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for cooker and space for dishwasher. Porcelain tiled multi coloured slate design tiled flooring with underfloor heating. 'Velfac' window to front aspect (North) with oak shelf, garden views. Vaulted beamed ceiling with exposed feature granite wall. Under cabinet lighting and track spot lights.

Cloakroom: 1.8m x 1.33m(5' 10" x 4' 4")
'Ideal Standard' White suite comprising close coupled low level WC, 500mm square wash hand basin with Grohe tap. Exposed granite feature wall with vaulted beamed ceiling and track spot lights. Velux window.
Porcelain tiled multi coloured slate design flooring with underfloor heating.
Storage cupboard with oak door housing electric fuse boxes, and ground floor underfloor heating manifolds.

Menadue Cottage is approached via a private lane through a wide metal gate providing access to the large driveway with extensive parking for several vehicles, leading to the detached garage.
Behind the garage, lies the Potting Shed, (potential Tack Room), providing easy access to the level paddock beyond, which is completely fenced and bordered off from the main garden area with Shed and cold water tap, consisting of separate fenced raised-bed vegetable plot.
The gardens are a particular vibrant feature, following down from the driveway with sandstone paths, grass area with rockeries and various planted borders. Excess stone remaining from the cottage renovation; provide large granite stone features, which are abundant throughout, with the inclusion of the pond and waterfall. The substantive wooden framed Summerhouse is positioned here overlooking the garden and house.
Two southerly aspect facing patio areas complement the panoramic countryside views, providing total privacy.
Via the Rose/Jasmine archway, passing the rose garden, a further wooden shed is situated, with access through the wooden gate into the enclosed orchard, with various Cornish fruit trees and wildflower area. External lighting, sockets and water taps are situated around the garden.
Deep stone water well, (unused by owners).

Detached Open Garage: 8.89m x 4.88m (29'2" x 16') (in total)
Slate roof including 'Delabole Rag' slates to rear, plus eight photovoltaic panels.
Lockable Workshop: (Attached to right side of garage). Electrics, lights and fuse box. Part-boarded loft housing inverter for photovoltaic panels with lighting.
Lockable Log store: (Attached to left side of garage) 'Delabole Rag 'slates to roof.

Potting shed (potential Tack Room): 4.57m x 2.24m (15' x7'4") (Attached to rear of garage)
Soft corrugated roof with PVCu windows and door, light, electrics and shelving. Outside cold water tap.

Summerhouse: 4.17m x 2.49m (13'8" x 8'2")
Wooden insulated framed structure with slate roof and ridges, electrics, wooden floor, track spot lights and PVCu windows with double French doors onto garden with semi-circle patio.

Wooden Shed: 3m x 1.8m (10'x 6') (by orchard)

Wooden Shed: 2.1m x 2.1m (7' x 6' 11") (in paddock)

Outbuilding: 3.7m x 3m (12'3 x 10'2)
Slate roof, PVCu window, door and electrics, lighting and fuse box.
Housing boiler and ancillary equipment, together with water treatment systems, external hot and cold water taps.

Services -
A Biomass boiler (Jaspi Pelletti XL with ULMA2000 burner), using wood pellets, provides both underfloor heating and domestic hot water.
The property also benefits from a photovoltaic panel array.
Domestic water is supplied from a private bore hole via a filtration & ultra violet treatment system. Certificate of analysis dated, 11 Jan 2017.
Private drainage via: Septic Tank.
Council Tax Band D
High Speed Fibre Broadband connectivity due January 2018

Travelling from the A30, south of Bodmin, exit at the Innis Downs junction onto the A391 signposted Wadebridge A389 and St Austell A391; taking the exit A391 signposted St Austell.
Continue past the 40mph Lockengate sign taking the next left exit signposted Luxulyan & Ebenezer
Continue on this lane for approximately 0.8 miles taking a right turn signposted St Austell.
Continue on this bendy lane, you will pass two white houses on your left hand side. Immediately after these houses is a turning to the right. (Footpath sign located here).
Follow this lane through the Hamlet of Higher Menadue, swing left then swing right (passing Higher Menadew Farm on your left). Then swing left again. You will see Higher Menadue Farm in front of you.
To the left of Higher Menadue Farm is a track entrance, with a slate sign 'Windsor Cottage, The Retreat and Menadue Cottage'.
Go down this track passing the sign, and continue all the way to the bottom. You will see a green garage door on your right and a narrowing track to the left. Continue down the narrow track and the entrance to Menadue Cottage is through the wide metal gate.
NB: Please be aware that we are the last house down a lane and access is narrower than at the top. However not too narrow as delivery vehicles can easily access the drive. If arriving for a cursory viewing before an official viewing, please park to the left hand side of the neighbours green garage (please do not obstruct the garage) at the bottom of the hill and walk alongside the property.

NB: Under the Estate Agents Act 1979 we must disclose to all prospective purchasers that the vendor of this property is related to an employee of A J Eyre and Sons Estate Agents, and A J Eyre and Sons have not tested any systems or appliances and no warranty as to the condition or suitability is confirmed or implied. All measurements are approximate. These particulars are thought to be materially correct though their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 September 2017



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