5 bedroom detached house for saleSt. Stephens Hill, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15
- Five bedroom town residence.
- Having a wealth of period features throughout.
- Stunning far reaching views towards Launceston Castle.
- Having been improved significantly by the present vendors.
- An ideal family purchase or B&B potential.
- Large well-manicured gardens and sweeping private driveway.
- Outbuildings providing the home with great flexibility.
- Conveniently located for town facilities.
This fine detached residence is one of the most iconic in Launceston town and dates back to the Georgian period. It has a wealth of character and charm throughout and highly flexible accommodation. Our clients have resided in the home for the last 9 years and during that time they have sympathetically made numerous improvements to the home which has served their family well. Improvements undertaken include adding replacement sealed unit double glazed bespoke windows and some doors and installing a new mains gas fired central heating boiler, as well as landscaping and improving the large gardens which are well manicured and a credit to the owners. There are many character features including original open fireplaces, wooden floors, a stunning sweeping staircase with curved balustrade and beamed ceilings. The breathtaking views to the Castle are one of the key features of the home and make it an ideal property for those wanting character accommodation but want to be within close proximity to facilities. We have no hesitation in recommending an early internal inspection.
Beyond the attractive exterior lies the spacious and highly flexible accommodation which has a wealth of character with many of the rooms being light and airy due to their dual aspect orientation. The entrance porch opens into the ‘L’ shaped entrance hall which has the beautiful sweeping Georgian staircase that meanders its way to the first floor. The large lounge is dual aspect and has a stone fireplace with a wooden mantle and inset a wood burning stove. There is a separate sitting area with a feature bay window, stained glass, fitted cupboards and a door to the wood store. An ideal place to entertain is in the formal dining room which has a feature wooden fireplace, bay window with window seat and a serving hatch through to the kitchen. The dining room has plenty of wooden built in cupboards and the size of the room is illustrated due to the fact it currently houses a table that will comfortably seat 10 people. Moving through, there is a large pantry with slated shelving and a large dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room. Like the lounge and the dining room the kitchen has a wonderful view of the Castle. The kitchen is well equipped with a range of matching cream fronted units with a mixture of wood effect work surfaces and natural slate. There are a variety of wood fronted cupboards providing extra storage, a plate rack and two bowl Belfast sink with mixer taps. The room has spotlights, vinyl tiled flooring and a mains gas fired Aga. Additional integrated appliances include a double electric oven with gas hob and extractor fan. The kitchen/breakfast room is large enough for day to day dining. A utility/shower room/WC is very useful and is accessed off the generous side porch. Completing this level is a rear storage passage with built in cupboards, a wine cellar and further storage cellar.
The first floor has a large light and airy landing which is served by the sweeping Georgian staircase. There are five bedrooms in total, all of which are large enough to accommodate a double bed. The front three bedrooms have the finest views in the property, window seats and feature fireplaces with bedroom one having a built in wardrobe. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room/WC with a matching suite consisting of a large double tray shower unit. It would be worth noting that between bedrooms two and three there is a large built in cupboard which could potentially serve as an en-suite for both rooms. The family bathroom is large and has a matching four piece suite with a separate double tray shower and his and her wash hand basins. As well as all the elegance associated with a Georgian period home, Roydon has many modern comforts such as mains gas fired central heating and double glazed windows. This has helped generate a favourable energy performance rating given the buildings age.
Externally, the property has a private sweeping drive which provides off road parking and turning space for several vehicles. There is a detached single garage with double doors and a larger garage which has been adapted by our clients to create a home office and music studio with noise reducing insulation. This would be suitable for those who have hobbies and require separate space away from the main accommodation or for those who also spend time working from home and will find the super-fast broadband available of use. A former stable provides additional storage space and has potential subject to obtaining all necessary consents to be converted into ancillary accommodation or a further outside office or hobbies room.
The gardens surround the house and are most attractive. At the side a split level garden includes a tiled patio ideal for outside dining during the warmer months and a water feature. At the top of the garden is a gravelled enclosed area with many raised beds well stocked with a variety of shrubs and bushes. A level lawn will be found which has an attractive border of further shrubs, bushes and young specimen trees. From almost every vantage point the view of the Castle is one that you cannot tire of, the panorama also stretches to the attractive western slopes of Dartmoor giving the outlook much variety.
Launceston, the Ancient Capital of and acknowledged gateway to Cornwall sits astride the A30 one mile from the Devon/ Cornwall border, in an area of considerable beauty and charm with easy access to both North and South Coasts as well as to the cities of Exeter, Plymouth and Truro.
Dating back to Celtic times the whole of Launceston is steeped in history and is dominated by its Castle built by Brian de Bretagne the first Norman Earl of Cornwall in the 11th Century. Once the site of the Royal Mint and the only walled town in Cornwall the Launceston of today has much to offer and to reward both business and leisure interests.
There is a town trail for visitors to follow which highlights the ancient architecture and historical features including the 16th Century Church of St. Mary Magdalene which has one of the most lavishly carved exteriors of any Church in England. There are three other churches as well as a Methodist Chapel and Kingdom Hall, three Primary Schools, a Private School within 100 yards and Launceston College, so both spiritual and secular needs are well served.
The town has a range of shopping, commercial and leisure facilities, with supermarkets, its retail park and leisure centre. Nearer to the property is the challenging 18 hole golf course and many delightful walks along the Kensey Valley.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed down the A388 (St Thomas Road). Upon reaching the roundabout at Newport continue straight ahead up St Stephens Hill where the drive to Roydon will be situated almost opposite the entrance to St Cuthbert Close on the left hand side, marked by our Webbers Fine & Country For Sale Board.
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