Argal Manor, a six-bedroom country mansion near Falmouth, is now on the market at £1,400,000.

The property, close to Mabe, is tucked away in its private and densely forested four-acre grounds, providing the utmost privacy.

However, despite its seclusion, it's part of a quaint, semi-rural community consisting of four other properties, all surrounded by open countryside.

The house boasts an array of character features, including sash windows, window seats, high skirtings, and grand ten-foot high ceilings characteristic to the Georgian parts of the house.

Falmouth Packet: The property, located at 28 High Street, is tucked away in its private and densely forested 4-acre grounds, providing the utmost privacyThe property, located at 28 High Street, is tucked away in its private and densely forested 4-acre grounds, providing the utmost privacy (Image: Laskowski & Co)

Other features include open fireplaces, moulded cornices, and timber floors.

Interestingly, the property has a rich history, harking back to its days as part of the ancient village of Argal.

Thought to be a fortified hilltop due to its strategic location near the Anther River, the house was known as Argal Wyn or White Argal in the Elizabethan period, thanks to the profusion of white blossoms from the blackthorn bushes each spring.

In the late 19th century, the house came under the ownership of Captain Peter Hodge, a hero of the American War of Independence.

The Captain used his army pension to modernise the house, and in 1827, elegantly refurbished the eastern façade in Georgian style.

Falmouth Packet: Argal Manor staircase - Laskowski & Co

The house then had a series of name changes, being called Argal Mansion House, then Woodfield, before finally going back to Argal Manor in the 1950s.

The main house offers impressive accommodation, including five reception rooms, an elegant reception hall with a pillared portico, and a substantial, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast/living room.

The upstairs features a grand landing with views through the trees to College Reservoir.

In addition, there is potential to create a separate flatlet on the ground floor if needed.

The exterior features a sweeping driveway, a formal lawn with a magnificent copper beech, and an array of mature shrubberies.

Falmouth Packet: Argal Manor living room - Laskowski & Co

The pièce de résistance has to be the walled garden with a large lean-to greenhouse.

The property, which includes the benefit of mains electricity and oil-fired central heating to radiators, is being sold with immediate vacant possession and no onward chain.

How to arrange a viewing at Argal Manor

It can be viewed by appointment with the property agent, Laskowski & Company.

To view it person, you can arrange an appointment either by filling in a form on the Falmouth Packet website or contacting the agents via telephone at 01326 318813.