Enjoying a high degree of privacy and peace at the end of its own drive, this incredibly versatile country retreat comprises 2 beautifully presented residences featuring a 2 reception room, 3 bedroom former farmhouse and most attractive 4 bedroom converted barn (both with full residential permission). The whole is some 11 acres with very useful outbuildings, concrete yard, mature woodland, and paddock. Perfect location only 2 miles from the friendly market town of Holsworthy, and 10 miles from Bude and the spectacular Cornish coast.
Enjoying a high degree of privacy and peace at the end of its own lane, this incredibly versatile country retreat comprises 2 beautifully presented residences featuring a 2 reception room, 3 bedroom former farmhouse and most attractive 4 bedroom converted barn (both with full residential permission). The whole is some 11 acres with very useful outbuildings, concrete yard, mature woodland, and paddock. Perfect location only 2 miles from the friendly market town of Holsworthy, and 10 miles from Bude and the spectacular Cornish coast.
Lovingly cared for and maintained to an exceptionally high standard by the present vendors over the past 12 years, this is a wonderful opportunity for discerning purchasers to escape the hustle and bustle of today's hectic life and enjoy the peace and seclusion to be found at Canal Cottage. The 2 exceptionally well presented and appointed homes are perfectly suited for 2 family occupation, or alternatively offer holiday/letting potential. The lovely mixture of mature beech woodland (approximately 2.5 acres), paddock (approximately 5.5 acres), productive kitchen garden, and outbuildings offer great scope to enjoy a highly desirable smallholding, self sufficiency life style/way of life. A unique feature, as denoted by the name, is the section of the historic former Bude Canal which meanders through the woodland providing a lovely walk along the old tow path.
Canal Cottage enjoys a secluded but not isolated south facing rural location and is approached from the parish road by a private tarmacadum drive of some 0.3 miles in length. Chilsworthy's Village Hall incorporates a Post Office and Social Club, and is also host to a number of activities. Holsworthy is approximately 1.5 miles distant caters well for its inhabitants and surrounding hinterland with a good range of National and Local Shops together with many amenities including Schools, Library, Park, Health Centre. Golf Course, Bowling Green etc. Bude and the North Cornish coast together with the many miles of safe sandy, surfing beaches is some 10 miles, whilst Okehampton, Dartmoor and the A30 dual carriageway is some 20 miles. The University and Cathedral City of Exeter with its intercity rail and motorway links is some 40 miles.
From Holsworthy proceed on the A3072 Bude road and on the edge of Holsworthy, opposite Bude Road Garage, turn right signed Chilsworthy. Follow the road for some 1.5 miles and upon entering the village of Chilsworthy the entrance drive leading to Canal Cottage will be found on the left hand side with a nameplate clearly displayed.
The accommodation comprises (all Measurements Are Approximate)
Built approximately between 1800 and 1850 is this impeccably well-presented and maintained stone cottage with rag slate roof. Oil fired centrally heated with the majority of windows being PVCu sliding sash windows. Front entrance door leading to:
Sitting room 17'8 x 11'0 (5.38m x 3.35m)
Dual aspect windows. 2 radiators. Slate hearth set within a red brick and natural stone surround, and chimney breast housing a woodburning stove. 2 access doors. Low level TV display shelf to one side with drawers and cupboards below.
Dining room 11'6 x 11'4 plus recess (3.51m x 3.45m plus recess
Slate floor. Former fireplace with wood surround and mantel. Radiator.
Kitchen 11'7 x 9'9 (3.53m x 2.97m)
Slate floor. Extensive woodblock worksurface with concealed illumination, and comprehensive range of base and wall units providing ample storage. Inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Built-in dishwasher. Built-in fridge. Recessed 'Rangemaster' cooker with 5 ceramic hobs, twin ovens, and illuminated fume extractor hood over in tiled recess. Display shelving with cupboards below. Fitted plate rack. 8 ceiling downlighters.
Radiator. Ceramic tiled surrounds. 2 piece suite comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash basin with strip light/shaver point over.
Utility porch 23'0 x 5'4 (7.01m x 1.63m)
Slate tiled floor. Radiator. 3 fluorescent lights. Full length worksurface area with drawers and cupboards below. Plumbing for washing machine. Single drainer sink unit with mixer taps. Pedestrian access doors at either end. Recessed computer station. ''Boulter'' oil fired central heating boiler. The First Floor is approached by a staircase leading to:
Central landing 15'6 x 6'3 (4.72m x 1.91m)
Access to loft space. Fitted radiator. Natural pine balustrade. Stripped pine doors opening individually to all rooms.
Bedroom 1 11'7 x 10'9 plus 6'2 x 5'0 door recess. (3.53m x
Radiator. Fitted wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 12'11 x 8'10 (3.94m x 2.69m)
Radiator. Double fronted wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 10'10 x 10'1 (3.30m x 3.07m)
Radiator. Built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers combination.
Bathroom 8'10 x 8'9 (2.69m x 2.67m)
3 piece suite comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash basin. Panel bath. Ceramic tiled corner shower cubicle with glass doors. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Radiator. Ceramic tiled walls to half wall height. Electric shaver point.
Converted from 2 former stone and slate farm buildings which have been joined together to form a most attractive and well-appointed dwelling, which has been successfully holiday let throughout the holiday season. The conversion was carried out some 8 to 10 years ago by a renowned local builder to exceptionally high specifications, and enjoys the benefit of oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. It provides the following accommodation (all measurements are approximate):-
2 glazed panels. Understairs recess. Radiator. 2 wall lights.
En-suite bedroom 1 12'8 x 11'4 plus door recess. (3.86m x 3.45m plus
Radiator. 2 windows. 4 ceiling downlighters.
Tiled floor. 2 piece suite comprising low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled splashbacking with strip light/shaver point. Shower cubicle with sliding door. Radiator. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 12'7 x 9'5 (3.84m x 2.87m)
Radiator. 4 ceiling downlighters.
Bedroom 3 12'9 x 7'6 plus door recess. (3.89m x 2.29m plus
Radiator. 2 ceiling downlighters.
Tiled floor. Low level WC. Pedestal wash basin with strip light/shaver point over. Panel bath with mixer taps, and electric shower. Ceramic tiled surrounds. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. A natural pine staircase and balustrade lead to:
Radiator. Pine floorboarding.
Bedroom 4 14'0 x 11'7 (4.27m x 3.53m)
Radiator. 2 'Velux' windows. Vaulted ceiling. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater. Built-in double fronted wardrobe.
Low level WC. Vanity wash basin with strip light/shaver point over, and cupboard below. Ceiling downlighter. Radiator.
Open plan kitchen/living room 27'0 x 13'3 (8.23m x 4.04m)
Living Room Area: Vaulted ceiling. 2 radiators. Full height red brick chimneybreast with slate hearth housing a woodburning stove. Low level TV display shelf to one side. Views over the courtyard garden. Kitchen Area: 'L'-shaped worksurfaces with drawers and cupboard below providing ample storage space. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Fitted wall units. 4 ring ceramic hob with grill and oven below, and extractor hood over.
There is a large south facing patio area which gives access to the:
Boiler room & wood store/workshop 22'0 x 9'9 (6.71m x 2.97m)
Double power point. 'Grant' oil fired central heating boiler.
Multi purpose building 39'0 x 22'0 (11.89m x 6.71m)
6 florescent lights. Insulated floor and ceiling with potential to create further accommodation subject to the necessary planning consents.
Utility room 7'10 x 7'10 (2.39m x 2.39m)
Plumbing for washing machine. Large concreted forecourt with extensive lawns beyond.
The main house has a raised lawned area with a stone retaining wall, beyond which is a herbaceous border. Nearby raised patio with gazebo. Productive vegetable garden providing a constant supply of fresh vegetables, and soft fruits. Netted soft fruit garden including strawberries, raspberries, and black and redcurrants. Aluminium framed greenhouse.
Garage 29'0 x 18'0 (8.84m x 5.49m)
Electric controlled roller entrance door.
Open fronted store 18'0 x 14'0 (5.49m x 4.27m)
Perfect for implements, quads etc. Further loft storage. In front of this is a large hardcore standing area with ample parking for further vehicles, caravans, and boats. The property extends in all to 11 acres (approximately 4.45 hectares) and is contained within a ring fence. There is approximately 5.5 acres of paddock. The field is currently undergoing improvement, and weather permitting will be ploughed and re-seeded. There is also over 2.5 acres of broadleaf woodland lying either side of the ancient Bude Canal, the majority of which is down to mature beech trees with other species such as oak, scots pine, indigenous hazel, ash, and sycamore. This preserved area attracts a wide variety of wildlife including deer, foxes, badgers, and many varieties of farm and woodland birds.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Additional private well water supply. Oil fired central heating. Telephone/broadband connected.
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