St Gluvias, Penryn


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
An exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire an individual detached 2/3 bedroom property of immense scope and potential, set in a highly private and secluded plot of approximately a third of an acre, on the outskirts of Penryn towards the renowned Enys Gardens, surrounded by mature trees and flourishing gardens, offering ample parking, numerous outbuildings and an open outlook over nearby countryside.


Located on the northern outskirts of Penryn, approaching the well regarded Enys Gardens, 'Hylands' is a superbly positioned detached property, set in a plot of approximately one third of an acre, offering tremendous potential to extend and enjoying the rural outlook and feel of an exquisite location, with gardens carefully tended over many years by the current owners.

Approached via a private single track driveway located off Truro Hill, the property is entered from an initial courtyard area, suitable for a surplus of vehicles or, alternatively, a safe area for boat storage or a motor home. From the courtyard, an array of greenery and outbuildings can be viewed, eventually leading to a side garden pathway on both sides of the property.

A traditional arched and covered frontage opens into the reception hallway, offering a broad welcoming area with access to the living room, recently modernised kitchen area with access to a utility and bathroom, bedroom one, dining room and inner hallway, with a further bedroom and shower room. A converted loft area to the first floor, accessed via a staircase from the dining room, provides extremely useful space, currently utilised as a bedroom by the current owners, with a supplementary storage room to the side having the potential to provide an en-suite facility or dressing room.

To the exterior, surrounding landscaped gardens with areas to sit and enjoy the outdoors, flourished with a plethora of plants, trees and foliage, creating a superb environment which is highly desirable to those requiring a more secluded and peaceful outdoor addition to their home. The property also benefits from structures such as a summer house, garage, workshop, potting shed and more.

In all, 'Hylands' presents an opportunity not to be missed in today s marketplace and should be viewed at the earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.


The property is conveniently positioned for the University Campus at Tremough, sailing amenities on the neighbouring Mylor peninsula, and the excellent shopping, commercial and leisure facilities in the port of Falmouth, approximately three miles distant. The cathedral city of Truro, the county's legal, administrative, health and retail centre is just eight miles away and is also readily accessible by regular bus and rail services.


(all dimensions being approximate)


Situated to the south eastern side of the plot, a small number of steps lead to a traditional arched and covered entranceway with beautiful ornate tiling and original panel work, with hardwood front door and lead-lined stained glass panes, together with stained glass side detailing providing an impressive entranceway.


3.75m x 3.75m (12'3 x 12'3 )

A broad entrance hallway with doors to most ground floor rooms, and directly ahead open to the living room. Cork tiled flooring, built-in full height storage cupboards either side of living room opening, picture rail.


4.50m x 3.73m (14'9 x 12'2 )

A bright space with broad single glazed window to the rear elevation and central wood-burning stove with slate hearth. Cork tiled flooring, coved ceiling.


3.46m x 4.05m (11'4 x 13'3 )

Set in an L-shape with a range of modern fitted units and contemporary marble-effect worksurfaces with inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, featuring integrated appliances including Lamona four-ring hob and stainless steel extractor over, Lamona electric oven and microwave oven and Lamona dishwasher. Space for fridge/freezer. Broad double glazed uPVC replacement window with outlook onto the side garden. Slate tile-effect flooring, spotlights. Panelled door leading to corner pantry with shelving throughout and further under-counter storage space below. Further panelled door leading to bathroom. Traditional stripped timber door leading to:-


1.51m x 1.45m (4'11 x 4'9 )

A potential alternative entrance to the property and currently used as a utility by the current owners, featuring counter space to one side with open shelving above and storage cupboard below with space and plumbing for washing machine. Multiple electrical consumer units at head height. Traditional external door offering access to the side garden pathway.


3.42m x 1.52m (11'2 x 4'11 )

Feature waist height panelling to three sides and contemporary tiling above. The bathroom suite comprises a low flush WC, corner sink with mixer tap, tiled splashback and useful stripped pine cupboard under, ceramic bath with mixer tap and hand-held shower head. Fixed window to the side elevation and further waist height window to the rear elevation, both of which are obscure glazed. Stainless steel heated towel rail, extractor fan, open cupboard space housing Gledhill water cylinder and wooden slatted shelving with cupboard space above.


3.92m x 4.10m (12'10 x 13'5 )

Measurements taken from bay window and into recess opposite. Accessed via a multi glass pane door. A particularly bright room with broad bay window offering excellent views over the rooftops of the nearby Penryn town and rolling fields in the distance. Central open fireplace with raised tiled hearth and matching surround. Stripped timber floorboards.


0.91m x 2.41m (2'11 x 7'10 )

Located off the reception hallway and providing access to the main shower room and bedroom two. Panelled door opening to cloak cupboard with hanging rail and head height cupboard above with further useful storage space.


3.61m x 3.28m (11'10 x 10'9 )

A double room with initial feature archway, stripped timber floorboards and casement window to the side elevation offering outlook over the delightful side garden. Built-in waist height cupboard space with open shelving above.


2.25m x 2.26m (7'4 x 7'4 )

A modern white three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, wall mounted basin with mixer tap and vanity unit below, corner shower cubicle with Max Inspiration electric shower. Stainless steel heated towel rail. Casement window to the side elevation providing much natural light and offering outlook over the side garden. Tile-effect flooring, tiled walls.


4.28m x 3.13m (14'0 x 10'3 )

Measurements taken from furthest points within the room. A spacious room with broad bay window to the front elevation offering view over the terraced front aspect and delightful mature gardens surrounding, staircase leading to the loft room with recessed open space below and storage space within. Stripped timber floorboards, electric heating, telephone point.

A stripped pine staircase leads to:-



Spotlights. Traditional door leading to the:-


4.23m x 3.78m (13'10 x 12'4 )

A delightful room to first floor level, currently used as a bedroom with the exception of building regulations approval, partially set within the roof space, offering a bright double aspect via dual Velux windows to the side elevation and double doors to the rear with tall three quarter length glass panes. Eaves storage to two sides and double panelled doors leading to useful wardrobe space with hanging rail. Traditional door leading to:-


2.15m x 2.94m (7'0 x 9'7 )

A most useful room, ideal for storage purposes, which could be utilised as a dressing area or en-suite facility (subject to consents). Dual Velux windows to the side elevation with eaves storage and further open shelving space. Cork tiled flooring, ceiling panelling.



From Truro Lane, a private single track gravelled driveway with mature hedging to one side and timber panelled fencing to the other, stretches for approximately 150 yards, leading into the:-


An excellent parking area, part gravelled, part concrete hardstanding, offering space for several vehicles, together with the ability to provide further scope for boat storage or a motor home, if required. To the lower section, a small enclosed area littered with an array of flowering pot plants provides a tranquil and sheltered sitting area, together with a useful single garage opposite constructed of sectional concrete offering a dry storage area, light and power.


Following on from the side garden and located to the southern side of the property, offering a wonderful mix of landscaped areas filled with mature plants, shrubs and bordered by well established trees. To the far side, a spring garden consisting of primroses, rhododendrons, acers, magnolias and apple trees complement a well established vegetable/herb garden. To the eastern side of the property a set pathway leads to a wood shed and potting shed, together with a further side entrance to the property, eventually sweeping round to the courtyard area.


Located to the north western side of the property, a beautifully tucked-away and particularly well hidden summer house surrounded by an array of stunning greenery, including trees such as walnut, cherry and bay with raised outlook onto a mature landscaped side garden displaying banana palms, pittosporum, purple clematis, climbing roses and a small natural pond. A garden pathway leads onto a large workshop positioned almost adjacent to the property again, providing additional dry storage, power and light.



Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage via septic tank. Electric heating and wood burning stove to the living room. Solar panels owned outright, providing a lucrative income equating to approximately £1,000 per annum.


Band E - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


Entering Penryn from the direction of Treluswell (B3292), turn left onto Truro Hill and proceed onward, passing the entrance to Bella Vista Gardens on the left. After another 200 yards and, almost opposite the entrance to 'Tranquility', the private driveway for 'Hylands' is on the left.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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