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  • Bedrooms: 5
Occupying an attractive rural location, surrounded by unspoilt countryside, close to the southern edge of Stithians Reservoir, a detached former farmhouse which has just been completely modernised and dramatically extended over the last 2 years, now providing well proportioned and attractively appointed 4/5-bedroomed accommodation with 2 bath/shower rooms, hardwood framed double glazing, environmentally efficient central heating, ample parking and extensive gardens and grounds extending to approximately 1 acre or thereabouts.


Originally, we understand, the farmhouse at 'Menerdue Farm', 'Dandelion Cottage' is a detached, individual country home which has just been the subject of a comprehensive programme of refurbishment and extension works, which have created a delightful family home which successfully combines character features with modern appointments.

Set in a 'courtyard' of just three properties, 'Dandelion Cottage' has attractive stone and rendered elevations, under a pitched roof of natural slate, with hardwood framed double glazing and comprehensive central heating provided by a high output log-burner, supplemented with an air source heat pump and solar panelling.

To the ground floor, features include limestone flooring, fireplaces, under-floor heating, a versatile study/fifth bedroom, cosy sitting room with log-burner, cloakroom/WC, and magnificent double aspect kitchen, dining and living room - a superb family area - off which bi-folding doors lead onto the gardens where permission exists for the construction of a conservatory/sun room.

Upstairs, a light, L-shaped, part galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms, including a master with private en-suite shower room, and family bathroom with roll-top bath. All windows enjoy an attractive outlook over surrounding countryside, particularly the family sized kitchen and master bedroom suite, which overlook the property's own extensive grounds which are bordered to all sides by unspoilt rolling countryside.

Ample parking is provided on a gravelled forecourt, in addition to which there is a side parking area sufficient for several vehicles and provides space for the construction of a garage if required, subject to consents. The grounds provide an extensive lawned area with hedge-lined borders, meadow flowers and many recently planted young trees. These gardens and grounds extend in total to approximately one acre or thereabouts.


'Dandelion Cottage' is situated in a small courtyard of just three properties, one of which, 'The Piggery', is yet to be converted (Cornwall Council planning reference: PA14/04614).

Nearby is the southern edge of Stithians Reservoir, around which there is a picturesque circular walk. The villages of Carnkie and Stithians are close at hand and via the A394, one mile distant, easy access is provided to the towns of Helston, Penryn, Falmouth and Truro, the latter of which is just eleven miles away.


(All dimensions being approximate)


4.13m x 4.47m (13'6 x 14'7 )

Overall measurements, including stairwell, of a large, welcoming, central hallway with limestone flooring and turning staircase rising to the part galleried first floor landing. Under-stair storage cupboard. Inset down-lighters. Hardwood entrance door and window to the front elevation. Built-in bench seating. Part exposed stone walling. Under-floor heating control panel.


2.59m x 4.49m (8'5 x 14'8 )

Window with stone reveals to the front elevation, built-in desk/work bench. Part exposed stone walling, inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, heating control panel.


Window with deep reveal to the front elevation. Limestone flooring, low flush WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.


3.52m x 3.63m (11'6 x 11'10 )

An attractive and versatile room with window with deep reveals to the front elevation. Full height stone fireplace with timber lintel and glass-fronted log-burner. Fitted book shelving, inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, central heating thermostat.


5.22m x 7.00m (17'1 x 22'11 )

A superbly proportioned, double aspect, family sized living area with Indian limestone flooring throughout. Broad window enjoying an open outlook over the grounds; further window and bi-folding doors opening onto the gravelled patio area, with planning permission for the erection of a conservatory/sun room. One wall in exposed stone with high output glass-fronted log-burner on granite hearth. Inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, central heating thermostat.


Extensive range of fitted base units with oak worksurfaces over with inset ceramic double bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Peninsula unit/breakfast bar, space for broad Range cooker with tiled splashback, recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine, integrated Kenwood dishwasher, fridge and freezer cabinets with full height pantry cupboard to one side.



Part galleried with turning, easy-rising staircase from the reception hall. Windows to the side and rear elevations. Inset down-lighters, built-in airing cupboard housing Dimplex unvented cylinder with immersion heater, solar boast panel and computerised timer switching. Access to over-head loft storage area.


5.24m x 3.26m (17'2 x 10'8 )

A well proportioned triple aspect room with windows to both side elevations and broad window enjoying a lovely outlook over the grounds to surrounding countryside. Inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, built-in shelved linen cupboard, radiator, door to the:-


Containing a white three-piece suite including a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and walk-in shower cubicle with mains-powered shower. Quarry tiled flooring, towel rail/radiator, inset down-lighters, extractor fan, window to the side elevation.


A spacious and attractively appointed family bathroom with white three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and roll-top bath with mixer tap with shower attachment. Part exposed stone walling, access to loft storage area, ceramic tiled flooring, towel rail/radiator, inset down-lighters, extractor fan, window with attractive garden and rural views.


3.60m x 3.80m (11'9 x 12'5 )

Window to the front elevation, inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, radiator.


4.03m x 2.26m (13'2 x 7'4 )

Two windows with deep reveals to the front elevation, inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, radiator.


2.64m x 4.63m (8'7 x 15'2 )

Another double aspect room with windows providing views over the gardens to surrounding farmland. Inset down-lighters with dimmer switching, radiator.


'Dandelion Cottage' is accessed via a concreted driveway, over which full rights of access are enjoyed, the cost of future maintenance of which is, we understand, shared between the three properties.

Immediately to the front of 'Dandelion Cottage' there is a gravelled area, adjacent to which there is a rockery-edged border, threshold to the front entrance door and door to a block-built store with electrical meters and trip switching, shelving and solar panel inverter.


Gravelled, providing space for several vehicles and the construction of a garage if required, subject to consents. Open-fronted log store, Dimplex air source heat pump, courtesy lighting, summerhouse.


A gravelled pathway continues to the rear and side of the property, where there is a stone retaining wall with barbecue area, courtesy lighting, external power points and bi-folding door from the kitchen/dining/living room, where planning exists for a conservatory/sun room.


Extend to the western side of the property and constitute a large gently sloping area of level lawn, well enclosed to all sides by stone walling and planted with many young trees. The owners have created a play area with chicken run, and to the rear of the summerhouse and parking area, there is a further shaded area of lawn, within which is the drainage system for one other property.

The gardens and grounds are mainly bordered by open farmland and extend to approximately one acre or thereabouts.



Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private septic tank drainage system, shared with one neighbouring property. Central heating provided by multi fuel stove with back boiler, supplemented with air source heat pump and solar panelling.


Band D - Cornwall Council.




Immediate vacant possession on completion of the purchase, the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.


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


Take the A394 from Falmouth in the direction of Helston. Proceed through the village of Longdowns and at Rame Cross turn right immediately after Rame Cross Stores and Post Office, signposted to Carnkie, Stithians and Stithians Reservoir. Continue to the foot of the hill and at the grass triangle, turn left following the signs to Carnkie and Stithians Reservoir. Just before entering the village of Carnkie turning right continuing to follow the signs to Stithians Lake. Within approximately quarter of a mile and on the left-hand bend, turn right into 'Menerdue Farm'; 'Dandelion Cottage' will be found at the foot of this private drive.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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