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  • Bedrooms: 2
Situated in an idyllic setting with stunning far reaching countryside views, approximately half a mile from Maenporth beach with its rugged headland and access to the South West Coastal Path, is this charming and beautifully presented two bedroom barn conversion. One of just 4 similar properties, this wonderful former barn sits within a large corner plot with exquisitely landscaped gardens enjoying a panoramic rural outlook. Within the garden is an impressive detached well appointed timber chalet, fully fitted to a high standard with kitchenette shower room and providing ancillary accommodation to the barn, ideal for those looking to accommodate friends and family. A remarkable home in an outstanding coastal location, highly recommended.


Converted in 2003, 'Skyber Vean' offers a high quality home, of much charm and character, in a peaceful rural setting, with the main living areas and beautifully landscaped gardens enjoying far-reaching, unspoilt views over miles of surrounding countryside.

Of attractive mellow stone elevations under a pitched roof of natural slate, the property benefits from high quality hardwood framed double glazing, remote controlled oil fired under-floor heating,

The property comprises a stunning triple aspect open-plan living room with vaulted ceiling, lounge area with full height cut slate fireplace with Stovax glass-fronted log-burner and large three panel floor-to-ceiling window overlooking the gardens, double aspect kitchen and dining area with slate flooring, a full range of integrated appliances with polished black granite worksurfaces.

An entrance hall features attractive, in-laid, ceramic tiled flooring and a built-in study area, master bedroom with a comprehensive range of coordinated bedroom furnishings, and an attractive refitted en-suite shower room with fully tiled walls and a contemporary suite. The second bedroom overlooks the front courtyard and the main family bathroom has also been reappointed to a similarly high standard.


'Skyber Vean' occupies an attractive rural setting in a courtyard of four similar properties, surrounded by unspoilt countryside, yet within approximately half a mile of sandy Maenporth Beach, the highly regarded Cove Restaurant and the South West Coast Path which provides breath-taking walks along the south Cornish coastline.

The well served village of Mawnan Smith is approximately three miles distant, shortly beyond which are Trebah and Glendurgan Gardens and the beautiful sheltered day-sailing waters of the Helford River. The port of Falmouth is approximately three miles distant and with the growth of the university campus at Tremough, is becoming ever-more cosmopolitan with its excellent range of shops and commercial facilities, quayside bars, restaurants, sub-tropical gardens, sandy beaches and excellent leisure and marine facilities.


(all dimensions being approximate)


Hardwood sealed unit front entrance door with matching side screen from the courtyard and parking area. Attractive ceramic tiled flooring, Loft access with pull-down ladder to a large, mostly boarded loft for general storage, built-in study desk with cupboard under and deep slate sill with window to the gardens. Two telephone points, cupboard housing under-floor heating controls with timer switching and remote controlled thermostats to all main rooms. Oak door with bevelled glass panels opening into the:-


A light and bright characterful, triple aspect living area with magnificent vaulted beamed ceiling, inset adjustable down-lighters and spotlights.


4.60m x 5.50m (15'1 x 18'0 )

Attractive full height cut slate fireplace with raised slate hearth, slate mantel and display shelving. Inset glass-fronted Stovax log-burner. TV aerial socket. Full height glazed window to the courtyard, broad three panel laminated reflective glass window to the rear elevation overlooking the slate sun terrace and beautifully landscaped gardens with the far-reaching countryside views over farmland beyond. Exposed stone to one wall, broad opening to the:-


5.53m x 2.39m (18'1 x 7'10 )

Slate flooring throughout, fitted with a comprehensive range of cream Shaker-style units with tall brushed steel handles and polished black granite worksurfaces with contrasting formica worktop and integrated wine cooler below, complementary tiled surround. Book/display shelving, integrated Zanussi fridge and freezer cabinets. AEG dishwasher, Hotpoint washing machine. Baumatic four-ring ceramic hob with oven/grill below and stainless steel illuminated extractor canopy over. Glass-fronted display cabinet with down-lighter, concealed pelmet lighting, extractor fan, tall window with deep slate sill to the gardens and double casement doors, with matching side screens, opening onto the side terrace and overlooking the deep side gardens. Built-in cupboard with oak door.


4.23m x 4.83m (13'10 x 15'10 )

A well proportioned master bedroom with window to the courtyard. Full range of oak-fronted bedroom furniture included, providing ample hanging and storage space with matching chests of drawers. Door to:-


A contemporary white suite comprising low flush WC with Geberit dual flush, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, broad walk-in shower cubicle with power shower, glazed screen and additional body jets. Fully ceramic tiled walls and flooring. Extractor fan, towel rail/radiator, wall mounted mirror with integrated lighting.


3.62m x 1.89m (11'10 x 6'2 )

Second measurement deepens to 7'5 (2.27m) into recess with window overlooking the courtyard.


With attractive marble-effect tiling to walls and flooring. Comprising a quality, white, contemporary suite including shaped bath with Moretti power shower with glazed screen, circular ceramic bowl with mixer tap on oak pedestal and low flush WC with concealed Geberit dual flush. Towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, shaver socket, wall light points, deep silled window to the side elevation.



To the front of the property is a shared parking area with provision for two vehicles, with slate pathway leading to the front entrance with exterior water tap and courtesy lighting.


To the side of the property there is a deep garden with full depth slate sun terrace, exterior water tap, courtesy lighting, double doors from the kitchen. Grant oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. A level lawned terrace runs to the side boundary where there are slate walls with well stocked flower and shrub borders, together with stock-proof post and rail fencing to the adjacent farmland. Garden shed - 7'7 x 5'10 (2.30m x1.78m) - with light and power connected and space for tumble dryer.


Located to the rear of the property, enjoying a sunny west-facing aspect, enjoying a great deal of sun, with lawn continuing from the side garden to form another formal lawned area. Post and rail fencing continuing to the adjacent farmland with views to the outskirts of the village of Budock Water. Slate terrace continuing from the side garden to form, immediately to the rear of the property, a large and attractively shaped sun terrace an ideal al fresco dining area and vantage point enjoying the magnificent far-reaching westerly views over surrounding wooded countryside. Shaped granite steps with courtesy lighting leading down to the:-


Beautifully landscaped with extensive pebbling, inset ornamental planting, courtesy lighting and rockeries. Broad pond with water feature, close-lap fencing to the side boundary and glazed balustrade to the rear, providing a magnificent view over surrounding farmland and countryside. Decked terrace with attractively stocked slate and rockery borders, built-in bench seating and fabulous 'LA Spas' family sized hot tub.


Gate and steps from the gardens, exterior water tap, high capacity oil storage tank, log store, concrete hardstanding providing parking for at least four vehicles. Within the parking area, is a storage container measuring approximately 17'0 x 8'0 (5.18m x 2.44m), with internal insulation, power connected, double glazed window and electric radiator - perfect for general storage, hobby room or music studio etc.


A versatile and beautifully appointed detached chalet providing ancillary accommodation to the main house and ideal for those looking to work from home or requiring a studio space.


4.72m x 3.00m (15'6 x 9'10 )

French doors opening onto the garden, window to the front elevation, wood flooring. High level access to mezzanine level with window. Door to shower room and open to:-


2.87m x 1.75m (9'5 x 5'9 )

Worktop with Shaker-style units below, inset circular sink and drainer unit with mixer tap, window to the side elevation. Door to rear.


1.83m x 1.60m (6'0 x 5'3 )

A modern contemporary shower room with double shower tray and glass screen incorporating a boiler-fed shower, dual flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, heated towel rail.



Mains electricity is connected to the property. The property benefits from a water supply provided by Penrose Farm. Shared septic tank drainage system. Oil fired central heating. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).


Band D - Cornwall Council.


Freehold. We understand the property contributes approximately 15% to the upkeep of the approach driveway.


Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.


From Falmouth take the 'coast road' passing Swanpool Beach. Continue in the direction of Maenporth, turning left onto Pennance Hill immediately after Falmouth Pitch 'n' Putt. Continue to the foot of Pennance Hill, around the left and right-hand bends at Pennance Mill and continue in the direction of Maenporth for approximately half a mile. The entrance to 'Penrose Farm' is clearly posted on the left-hand side, opposite the entrance to Tregedna Farm. As you continue up the driveway passing 'Penrose Farm House' on the right hand side you will see a driveway off to the left sign posted 'Skyber Vean' Take this left hand turn and continue to the head of the private lane, where 'Skyber Vean' will be found on the right hand side.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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