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35 acres, Altarnun, Cornwall
For Sale - £1,200,000

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  • 7 Bedroom Grade II listed country house
  • Incorporating a 1 bedroom annexe
  • Potential to create a further annexe
  • Secluded
  • Mature and lawned gardens
  • Impressive listed barn with planning consent to create two,3 bedroom dwellings
  • 35 acres of gardens, grounds and paddocks
  • River frontage

The house is situated in a quiet rural location approximately 1.2 miles from Altarnun village, which offers a good range of facilities including a village shop, primary school, parish church known as the ‘Cathedral of the Moor’ and a public house.
The historic town of Launceston lies approximately 7 miles to the north west and offers a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure amenities. There is also a good selection of state and private education, and central to the town, the medieval castle and grounds still remain.
The A30 dual carriageway, accessed at Altarnun, provides valuable links to other towns, villages and places of interest, including the cathedral city of Truro to the west and the city of Exeter to the east where it joins the M5 motorway.
Nearby Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park provide excellent facilities for riding and walking. The North Cornwall and North Devon coastlines are within easy driving distance and provide superb opportunities for swimming, surfing and walking along the picturesque South West Coast Path.

Water – Sailing is available at Siblyback Lake, Roadford Lake, Tamar Lakes, Looe, Fowey, Plymouth, and various other harbours along the south and north coast. There are delightful beaches on the North Cornish coast, including Widemouth Bay, Trebarwith, Polzeath, Harlyn Bay and Constantine Bay.
Horse Riding & Walking – Horse riding is along quiet country lanes in the area. The South West Coast Path also offers scenic walking, and further walking and riding are available on Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.
Golf – Golf courses can be found at Launceston, Saltash, Looe Bindown and St Mellion International Resort.

Road - The A30 at Five Lanes provides easy access to Exeter and the M5.
Rail - Regular intercity services operate from Plymouth and Exeter to London.
Sea - Ferry services operate from Plymouth to northern France and northern Spain.
Air - Exeter International Airport provides flights to the Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland and continental destinations. Bristol Airport offers flights to numerous national and international destinations. Newquay Airport offers flights to numerous destinations including London and the Isles of Scilly.

The house is a most appealing and characterful Grade II listed 7 bedroom country residence incorporating a 1 bedroom self-contained annexe, all set in tree-lined lawned gardens. The house is situated in a quiet and secluded location with views over the land and the surrounding countryside.

The house, which according to the listing dates back to the early 17th Century, has retained much of its character and charm, and provides versatile, comfortable family living. The many character features include a heavy oak studded front door, inglenook fireplaces with stone and granite surrounds and wooden and slate flooring.

The house accommodation briefly comprises, on the ground floor: Entrance Hall, large impressive Sitting Room with 2 fireplaces, Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Study, Second Entrance Hall, Shower Room, and 2 Double Bedrooms. On the first floor: large Landing, Master Bedroom suite with Dressing Room / En-suite Shower Room, 3 further Double Bedrooms and Family Shower Room. On the lower ground floor: Cellar.

The annexe has its own separate entrance, yet is easily incorporated into the main dwelling accommodation, and benefits from its own independent oil-fired boiler for heating and hot water. The annexe accommodation briefly comprises: Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Double Bedroom and Shower Room.

The house accommodation has the potential either to increase the size of the annexe to incorporate the ground floor level or to create a further annexe on the ground floor.

The barns are believed to date to circa early 19th Century. The largest listed barn is most impressive and has planning consent to create two, three bedroom dwellings.

From the parish road, the house is approached over a lane partly shared with the adjacent farm land, leading on to a private drive flanked with trees on either side and opening to a parking area to the side of the house and annexe. At the front of the house is a lawned garden with flowerbed borders stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and trees, leading on to a separate vegetable garden.

The most appealing Grade II listed traditional barn has planning consent to create two, 3 bedroom dwellings.

Traditional Barn: 19.20m x 6.10m (63’0 x 20’0)

Adjoining Barn: 9.40m x 6.50m (30’10 x 21’4)

Adjoining Single-Storey Barn: 5.30m x 4.40m (17’5 x 14’5)

Adjoining Barn: 5.90m x 4.40m (19’4 x 14’5)

Adjoining Single-Storey Barn: 4.90m x 4.00m (16’1 x 13’1)

Attached Stone Barn: 4.70m x 4.40m (15’5 x 14’5)

Situated on the approach to the house, adjacent to the drive, is a collection of traditional Grade II listed character barns:

Traditional Barn: 8.35m x 5.65m (27’5 x 18’6)

Linhay Barn: 13.70m x 7.00m (44’11 x 23’0)

Single-storey Traditional Barn: 10.50m x 4.00m (34’5 x 13’1)

The property extends to approximately 35 acres of garden grounds and paddocks. The pasture land extends to approximately 32.50 acres and is divided into conveniently sized fields enclosed within traditional Cornish bank hedges and with half a mile of river frontage on the northern boundary.There is a public footpath way across some of the property.

There is a Basic Payment entitlement attributable to the property. This will be transferred to the purchaser in accordance with the RPA transfer guidance following completion.

Water – Private
Drainage – Private
Electricity - Mains
Telephone & Broadband – BT connection
Heating – Woodburners & Oil fired central heating
Council Tax Band - F
EPC - F/36

Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY. Tel: 01872 322000.
Western Power Distribution, Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol BS2 0TB. Tel: 01179 332000.
South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 7WP. Tel: 01392 446688.

Strictly by arrangement with D R Kivell & Partners. Tel: 01822 810810. Walking the land unaccompanied is strictly forbidden, as there is livestock present.

None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating, or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not. All figures are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract.


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