A period country residence with detached studio in peaceful rural hamlet. 4/5 bedrooms, 3/4 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, detached garage, large studio, gardens and off-lying conservation area. 4 acres in all. EPC Band E
The property lies in the small rural hamlet of Downinney on the outskirts of the small village of Warbstow with its thriving village community and well respected primary school. The town of Camelford is some eight miles from the property with supermarkets, doctors, dentists and veterinary surgery. The small village of Wainhouse Corner is some four miles distant with its post office / general store catering for day to day needs, well respected public house and garage / filling station. The former market town of Launceston, known as The Gateway to Cornwall, is some nine miles distant with a comprehensive range of shopping facilities including a 24 hour supermarket, fully equipped leisure centre, two testing 18 hole golf courses and access to the vital A30 trunk road. The A30 links the cathedral cities of Truro and Exeter. At Exeter there is access to the M5 motorway network, mainline railway station serving London Paddington and well respected international airport. The majestic North Cornish coast can be accessed some five miles distant from the property with its extensive sandy beaches and cliff walks and the A39 Atlantic Highway allows easy exploration of this fantastic stretch of Cornwall from Wadebridge to Barnstaple.
The property is detached and is found in good decorative order throughout having been a residence for the current vendors for the last 12 years and successfully combines the charm and proportioned accommodation associated with properties of its period together with more modern facilities all set within landscaped gardens with a further off lying area of conservation ground with a naturally fed pond. The agents have no hesitation in recommending an early inspection and the following accommodation is afforded:
From the driveway there is a small pedestrian gate leading to the side garden with path and step down to a part glazed stable door, opening into:
Doors into kitchen and inner vestibule, double glazed windows to side aspect. Attractive slate floor, feature wooden overmantel above fireplace with exposed beamed ceilings and steps leading to:
Window to side aspect. Stairs rising to first floor, understairs study area with light and telephone point. Steps leading up to a wooden panelled door and into:
Pair of windows to the front aspect overlooking the village green on one side and the side of the property to the other. At one end there is a slate hearth with a Villager woodburner with wooden overmantel and attractive glazed built-in cupboards to either side. At the opposite end of the room there is a large built-in bookcase. Pair of radiators.
Stable door opening to rear courtyard area. Pair of windows overlooking the courtyard and velux window providing additional light. Attractive range of wooden units incorporating a Belfast sink with mixer tap. Exposed beams. Oil fired Worcester boiler for central heating and hot water. To one side of the kitchen is a small utility area, with plumbing for a washing machine, space for fridge freezer, archway to dining area and door into:
Suite comprising corner shower cubicle with inset Aqualisa thermostatically controlled shower, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and pair of windows to side aspect.
Secondary staircase rising to first floor. Double glazed sliding doors to patio terrace area providing superb views over the surrounding countryside and an ideal space for alfresco dining. Door into:
Bedroom 5 / study
Part glazed door. Window to side aspect. Exposed pine clad ceiling. Radiator.
Stairs from the dining area gives access to:
Bedroom 4 / second living room
Sliding patio door opens allowing superb views over the surrounding countryside to Dartmoor beyond. Radiator and TV point. Door into corridor (which at present is sealed off) gives access to other bedrooms on the first floor.
Window to side aspect and doors to all rooms, extensive range of built-in book shelves.
Double glazed windows to the front and side aspects, loft access and radiator.
Double glazed window to front aspect with radiator.
Double glazed window to side aspect with shelf and feature painted mural ceiling. Bath with electric shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC. Part panelled, part tiled walls. Radiator, loft access.
Skylight, doors leading to bedroom 4/secondary sitting room (which at present is sealed off):
Sliding door. Double glazed window to side aspect and radiator.
The gardens of Colhay House are surrounding the property with a five bar gate opening onto extensive concrete parking area for several vehicles leading to detached studio and rear patio. Gravel path leads to the main entrance and to the side of the studio there is an attractive natural garden with pond and well defined hedge and fenced boundaries. The gardens previously mentioned offer exceptional views over the surrounding countryside and lead onto a further courtyard area which lies between the house and the:
Detached garage / workshop 19'8' x 11'6' (5.99m x 3.51m)
Metal up and over door, courtesy door to courtyard, power and light connected.
Adjoining workshop 11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m)
Pair of windows.
The gardens have a wide variety of mature shrubs and specimen trees. Additionally, there is a pair of woodstores 3.28m x 2.74m (10'9' x 9') and 3.58m x 3.12m (11'9' x 10'3') to which there has been planning permission granted for a single storey two room workshop to replace these buildings on Application number 1743/96 from North Cornwall District Council and create a studio / pottery.
This has been created by a former owner of the property as a studio though has undoubted potential for conversion into further accommodation if so desired and subject to the gaining of any necessary planning permissions or building regulations. The following is afforded:
Part glazed stable door and door into:
Shower cubicle with Mira shower, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Window overlooking the garden.
The downstairs area is open plan and believed to have been previously used as a painters studio, a variety of long windows, roof windows and a coloured paned arched window to the rear provide external light and an airy aspect. Exposed wooden floor, TV point and staircase to:
Pair of small paned wooden doors leading out to balcony with wooden railings and external staircase leading down to the drive. Enjoying excellent views over the surrounding countryside.
In addition, there is an off lying 3.6 acre field with its own long track leading down to an attractive area offering a high degree of tranquillity and seclusion. Large lake and pond, which is currently in need of intensive husbandry but would provide an excellent addition to the property and sits in its own ground of 0.452 of an acre.
4.09 acres or thereabouts.
From Launceston, take the A30 dual carriageway heading West towards Bodmin. At Kennards House junction take the A395 signposted Camelford and North Cornish Coast. After approximately 9 miles you will proceed into the market village if Hallworthy. At Hallworthy, take the right hand turn signposted Warbstow. Continue on this road for just over one mile taking the second right hand turn signposted Downinney and Splatt. Continue on this quiet country lane for approximately 0.3 miles taking the left hand turn signposted Downinney and on reaching the hamlet and the large village green, Colhay House will be found on the right hand side identified by the detached chapel-like studio in its driveway. Map reference: Os Landranger sheet 190:209/902.
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed agents on Stags.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage system. Bulk oil fired central heating. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations. Please note the agents have not inspected or tested these services.
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