Ponjeravah, Constantine, Falmouth

£875,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An exquisite, detached, Grade II Listed thatched cottage, occupying a delightful rural setting, surrounded by rolling countryside, well away from passing traffic, yet less than 1 mile from the well served village of Constantine. The charming and highly characterful accommodation provides 4, possibly 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 3 reception rooms in addition to a fabulous family sized kitchen/breakfast room. Outside, there are delightful well enclosed gardens and paddocks, with stabling, extending to approximately 6 acres or thereabouts. All enjoying magnificent far-reaching views over miles of surrounding countryside.

THE PROPERTY

The cherished family home of our client, a chartered surveyor, for the last twenty seven years, 'Thatch Cottage' is one of those rare country homes which offers both character and quality, in a quiet yet convenient setting which is well away from passing traffic yet not isolated.

Substantially improved and extended during our clients' ownership the Listing, which refers to the property as 'Higher Treglidgwith House', notes ..... originally a farmhouse. Dated 1799, restored in c.20. Granite rubble with dressed granite quoins, lintels and sills. Steeply pitched thatched roof with gable ends, shaped granite kneelers and plain granite coping ..... A c.18 cottage situated diagonally across the rear right-hand corner has been incorporated into the accommodation ..... 'Treglidgwith' was in the manner of 'Treworval'. In 1842 'Higher Treglidgwith' was a holding of fifty seven acres which belonged to Thomas Medlyn. Therefore, C.M. inscribed on the doorway lintel suggests that C Medlyn held 'Higher Treglidgwith' in 1799 .

Located at the head of a half mile long tarmacadamed lane, 'Thatch Cottage' enjoys a picturesque setting on the brow of a hill, sheltered behind surrounding trees and gardens, with the grounds and many rooms enjoy lovely southerly views over miles of surrounding countryside to Goonhilly on The Lizard peninsula in the distance. The attractively stocked and well enclosed gardens lie mainly to the south and western side of the house, in addition to which paddocks with post and rail fencing, and complemented with purpose-built stabling, are ideal for the equestrian enthusiast. A picturesque driveway with avenue of trees leads to a parking area immediately to the side of the house, in addition to which there is a garage with workshop/utility, and plenty of space for the construction of further garaging if required, subject to consents.

Featuring a pretty thatched porch, beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, small pane windows and granite flooring etc, the charming accommodation comprises an entrance hall with oak front door, triple aspect lounge, dining room with magnificent inglenook fireplace, side hall, ground floor cloakroom/WC, study and family sized kitchen/breakfast room. To the first floor, there is a mezzanine area over the kitchen/breakfast room, currently used as an office/music room, with the main staircase leading to a family bathroom/WC and four bedrooms, including a 'master', extended by our clients, with further (second) bathroom.

THE LOCATION

'Thatch Cottage' is situated less than one mile from the village of Constantine whose excellent day-to-day amenities include village stores, doctors surgery, dentist, public house, hairdressers, church, primary school and active village hall - The Tolmen Centre. Rural walks abound in the area, including into the village, and from the foot of the lane, a woodland walk leads to Polwheveral Creek, Scotts Quay and the Trengilly Wartha Inn beyond. Sailing and mooring facilities are nearby at Port Navas and on the Helford River, with laying-up and repair facilities at Gweek, four miles distant.

A drive along the northern banks of the Helford River leads to the village of Mawnan Smith, with its internationally-renowned gardens at Trebah, Glendurgan and Carwinion. From nearby Helford Passage, home of The Ferry Boat Inn, breathtaking walks extend along the coastline of Falmouth Bay, along the South West Coast Path. The cathedral city of Truro, the county's administrative, health, retailing, legal and educational centre, is an approximate thirty minute drive away, and port of Falmouth, voted in March 2017 by the readers of The Sunday Times as The best place to live in the UK is less than seven miles distant.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

THATCHED PORCH

Providing a charming entrance to the property.

ENTRANCE HALL

Oak entrance door with glazed panelling. Quarry tiled step, oak flooring, beamed ceiling. Radiator, panelled walls and solid timber doors to the reception rooms.

LOUNGE

4.17m widening to 5.22m x 5.86m (13'8 widening to

A delightful triple aspect room with deep silled small pane windows to the front, side and rear elevations. Beamed ceiling, oak flooring, three radiators, granite inglenook fireplace with Calor gas stove and, to one side, shelved recess.

DINING ROOM

4.01m x 5.89m (13'1 x 19'3 )

Measurement includes a magnificent walk-in granite inglenook fireplace (now blocked). Deep silled window to the front elevation, beamed ceiling, two radiators, oak flooring. Turning staircase leading to the part galleried first floor landing with storage cupboard under, double doors to:-

SIDE HALL

Half glazed stable door and window to the side courtyard area with covered porch and views to surrounding countryside. Slate flooring, built-in coat storage cupboard, radiator.

GROUND FLOOR CLOAKROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. Radiator, slate flooring.

STUDY

2.40m x 3.00m (7'10 x 9'10 )

Second measurement excludes deep door recess with glazed casement door from the side hall. Double aspect with casement windows to the front and side elevations. Radiator.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

8.52m x 3.45m (27'11 x 11'3 )

A superb family sized kitchen/breakfast/living room, with turning staircase rising to the mezzanine area over.

BREAKFAST/DINING AREA

Granite flooring, beamed ceiling and slate silled window to the rear elevation. Under-stair storage cupboard and built-in wall and base units to one side. Double, glazed casement doors with matching side screens from the side hall.

KITCHEN AREA

Rayburn Royal set in original fireplace with clome ovens to either side, lighting and tiled surround. Range of bespoke hand-painted wall and base units with ample timber worksurfaces between. Inset butler-style sink with mixer tap, recess with plumbing for automatic dishwasher. Bosch four-ring ceramic hob. Glazed alcove to the rear elevation, two casement windows to the front. Part galleried mezzanine over, terracotta tiled flooring.

MEZZANINE AREA

6.96m x 3.54m of floor area (22'10 x 11'7 of flo

Turning staircase rising from the breakfast area. Stable-type door to the rear, part vaulted ceiling, roof light, radiator, balustrading to the kitchen area below with deep silled window to the side elevation.

From the dining hall, a turning staircase leads to the first floor landing with, at mid landing level, door to:-

BEDROOM ONE

3.77m x 4.07m (12'4 x 13'4 )

A fine master bedroom suite, extended by the present owners, with magnificent vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses, and double casement door with sealed unit double glazing and matching side screens to either side, opening onto and overlooking the gardens to miles of countryside beyond. Over-head storage area, inset down-lighters, radiator, casement window to the rear elevation, door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a white three-piece suite comprising a pedetal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC and moulded bath with mixer tap, glazed curved screen and mains-powered shower. Part tiled walls, obscure sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation, two towel rails/radiators, ceramic tiled flooring, inset down-lighters, extractor fan.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Part galleried, with panelled walls and timber doors to the bedrooms and bathrooms. Part barrelled ceiling. Access to over-head loft storage area. Rooms in a clockwise rotation from the top of the staircase:-

FAMILY BATHROOM/WC

Again, attractively appointed with a white three-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and panelled bath with antique-style shower unit over. Deep silled small pane window to the rear elevation, part timber panelled walls, strip light/shaver socket, towel rail/radiator, built-in airing cupboard housing foam lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelving. Part barrelled ceiling with inset down-lighters.

BEDROOM TWO

4.13m x 2.71m (13'6 x 8'10 )

Part barrelled ceiling. Deep silled window with window seat to the front elevation enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens, grounds and to miles of surrounding countryside. Radiator, built-in shelved storage cupboards.

BEDROOM THREE

3.48m x 3.69m (11'5 x 12'1 )

Deep silled window with window seat to the front elevation, again enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens, grounds and countryside. Part barrelled ceiling, recess with storage lockers over, radiator.

BEDROOM FOUR

5.32m x 2.11m (17'5 x 6'11 )

Second measurement reducing to 5'7 (1.73m). A highly versatile double aspect room with deep silled casement windows to the rear and side elevations. Radiator, part barrelled ceiling, walk-in shelved storage/linen cupboard.

THE EXTERIOR

DRIVEWAY

An in-and-out driveway leads to the front and side of the cottage where there is parking for several vehicles. There is a gateway and oil storage tank to the rear of 'Thatch Cottage' leading onto the main garden area which is well enclosed to all sides by hedging and stone walling. The ownership of the driveway extends, we understand, from where the land in the ownership of 'Thatch Cottage' commences. A public footpath continues along the lane with avenue of trees, and the owners have constructed a second driveway for ease of transport to and from the stable yard.

GARAGE/UTILITY ROOM/WORKSHOP

5.37m in depth x 4.85m in width (17'7 in depth x

Of concrete block construction with timber panelling providing a workshop/utility area, with stable door, and garage, with metal up-and-over door, both with light and power connected.

SIDE COURTYARD

Walled and with timber gate leading to the sheltered side porch and across a front slate terrace to the gardens and front entrance porch. Exterior courtesy lighting, stable door to the side hall.

COTTAGE GARDEN

Located immediately to the front of the property where there is an attractive terrace with granite retaining wall and rockery-edged borders. Granite wall with archway to the main side gardens and deep bed with magnificent magnolia tree. Well stocked shrub borders with various camellias, further stone wall with opening to the:-

ORCHARD GARDEN

Again, well enclosed to all sides, enjoying a lovely outlook through the avenue of trees to surrounding countryside.

MAIN SIDE GARDEN

Large level lawn, tree house, shrub borders, gate to the rear lane, cold water tap, raised gravel terrace, stone store (in need of repair).

THE LAND

Lies to the southern side of the property, is readily accessible from the twin approach driveways, and is sub-divided by post and railing fencing into two enclosures, with five-bar gate onto a further meadow area below.

STABLE YARD

Providing additional parking, space for a garage if required, subject to consents, and double gates to the outbuildings which include: STABLES ONE - 11'1 x 10'1 (3.40m x 3.08m), STABLES TWO - 11'1 x 10'0 (3.40m x 3.07m), TACK ROOM - 6'2 x 11'11 (1.89m x 3.64m), STABLES THREE - 12'2 x 11'01 (3.73m x 3.62m).

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).

COUNCIL TAX

Band F - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Travelling from Falmouth: in Ponjeravah, just before rising the hill into the village of Constantine, turn right onto the unmarked lane immediately before the 'Constantine' village sign. Proceed up this tarmacadamed lane and, towards the brow of the hill, turn right between the granite gateposts immediately after 'Lower Treglidgwith Farm'. As you begin to approach 'Thatch Cottage', bear right through the five-bar gate and under the avenue of trees which leads to the parking area immediately to the front of the house, and the stable yard beyond.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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