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4 bed detached house for sale

£365,000

St. Stephen, St. Austell PL26

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Property features

  • Rural setting
  • Refurbished cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Kitchen and utlity area
  • Large private gardens
  • Driveway and garage
  • Family bathroom
  • Countryside suroundings

Property description

Situated in the rural setting of Hay within wonderful, large gardens, is The Old Smithy cottage which has been recently sympathetically and attractively refurbished throughout, whilst retaining the character and charm of this period property. Offering 2 reception rooms, kitchen, utility, 4 bedrooms and family bathroom. Gated driveway to the side and detached garage. The property has recently been reroofed, had new electrics and new heating, including underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. A viewing is highly essential to appreciate its tranquil setting and the high standard of craftsmanship throughout. Epc - F

Location: - Situated near the village of St Stephen which offers a range of village amenities including shop and Post Office, a public house, primary and secondary schools. The property is situated within easy reach of the recently regenerated St Austell town centre, offering a wide range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. There is a mainline railway station and leisure centre together with primary and secondary schools and supermarkets. The picturesque port of Charlestown and the award winning Eden Project are within a short drive. The town of Fowey is approximately 13 miles away and is well known for its restaurants and coastal walks. The Cathedral city of Truro is approximately 12 miles from the property.

Directions: - From St Austell, head up Edgecumbe Road and through the village of Trewoon leading towards Lanjeth. As you come in to High Street there are two turnings on the left, take the second turning on to Coombe Road. Follow the road down, past a few properties, over the railway bridge and keep following the road out for approximately 1 mile. Head past Lanjeth garden nursery and keep following the road out until you come in to the hamlet of Hay. The property will be set back on the right hand side. A board will erected for convenience.

The Accommodation Comprises: - All measurements are approximate.

To the front, the property is set back behind a low granite stone wall with wrought iron gates. From the pathway there is a upvc double glazed porch with attractive granite cornices. Wide front door with laminated flooring which leads through into the entrance hallway and the two reception rooms. From the front porch there are countryside views.

Entrance Hallway: - The character can be seen immediately with a wide hallway with painted beamed ceilings and recessed spot lighting. Two, six panelled wood doors, one into a reception room and the other into the utility. Obscured glazed panelled door into the main living room. Finished in a two tone painted wall surround and incorporating staircase to the first floor. Door into:

Reception Room: - 2.94m x 3.31m at maximum into bay (9'7" x 10'10" a - The first of the two reception rooms. A wonderful cosy feel to this relaxing reception room currently used as a formal dining area with double glazed window and deep display sill set into a small bay with fitted roller blind above, enjoying some far reaching countryside views. Finished with a bright white wall surround and part open beamed ceilings with recessed spot lighting. With a central focal point of an exposed stone, open fire with raised grate and a wood mantle over. Tv point.

Main Lounge: - 3.94m x 4.84m (12'11" x 15'10") - Also enjoying the far reaching countryside views to the front from a double glazed window with fitted roller blind and deep window bench seat beneath. A wonderful open fire grate set within a stone hearth, having fireguard doors and wood mantle over. Similarly decorated with a bright white wall surround, having exposed beamed ceilings and recessed spot lighting. Two tv points and a telephone point.

Beyond the main lounge area and accessed via a wood panelled door, with exposed lintel over, into:

Utility: - 1.61m x 2.02m (5'3" x 6'7") - Having a solid strip wood work surface matching the kitchen and incorporating a ceramic one and a half bowl white sink and drainer with mixer tap, with cream fronted storage cabinet beneath. All finished with a bevelled edged glazed white gloss tiled splash back into the deep window sill with upvc opening and roller blind. The open beams continue through here and also recessed spot lighting. Finished with tile effect flooring. Six panelled door with glazed light panel above into:

Cloakroom/Wc: - Incorporating low level wc and hand basin set within a strip wood vanity shelf with matching white gloss tiles. There is also a wall mounted extractor and matching floor leading through from the utility.

Beneath the stairs is a six panelled door into the:

Kitchen: - 3.99m x 2.03m at maximum points (13'1" x 6'7" at m - A wonderful remodelled kitchen offering a cottage feel with a comprehensive range of cream fronted wall and base units. Incorporating integrated fridge freezer, dishwasher, eye level double oven plus four ring electric hob with stainless steel extractor over set within solid oak worktops. There is also a Belfast sunken sink with mixer tap. All finished with an attractive tiled splash back plus display shelving. Ceiling mounted recessed spot lights and a good sized double glazed window opening out onto the rear with fitted Roman blind. Access out onto the rear garden and courtyard area via a upvc obscured double glazed cottage style door with fitted blind and exposed lintel over.

The staircase with handrail and spindles to the first floor landing. Here there is also an opening double glazed window with fitted roller blind and deep sill, enjoying an outlook over the garden. The original exposed floor boards continue through into the four bedrooms. Four panelled wood doors into each living space. Door into:

Bathroom: - 2.12m x 1.72m at maximum points over bath (6'11" x - A remodelled suite comprising of a low level wc, large hand basin and panelled bath with glass shower screen and electric shower over. Having a white gloss tiled splash back with decorative insert. Finished with a chrome heated ladder towel rail, slate effect tiled flooring and an obscured upvc double glazed window with fitted roller blind into the deep sill with electric heater beneath. Door into:

Bedroom: - 3.09m x 3.01m (10'1" x 9'10") - Having a two tone painted wall surround and deep window display sill with electric heater beneath and double glazed window with fitted blind, enjoying the elevated views of the countryside beyond.

Bedroom: - 3.18m x 2.39m (10'5" x 7'10") - Similarly decorated to the other bedroom and enjoying the same outlook from a double glazed window with fitted roller blind, deep display sill and electric heater beneath.

From the landing there is a large open landing space where we are led to believe could also take another staircase up into the loft if required.

Master Bedroom: - 3.20m x 3.49m at maximum points (10'5" x 11'5" at - Beautifully finished and further enhanced by the current owners use of finishings and decor. Double glazed window with fitted roller blind, deep display sill and electric heater beneath. Finished with a two tone painted wall surround which complements the open floor boards beautifully. Door into:

Bedroom: - 3.33m x 1.67 (10'11" x 5'5") - Situated to the side rear and enjoying wonderful views down over the open lawned gardens to the rear, from a double glazed window with fitted roller and electric heater beneath. Display shelving is tucked away into the recess and further exposed hanging rails. Finished with a bright white wall surround and there is also access through to the loft if required, from here.

Set back from the road are the open lawned gardens to either side of the central pathway with the gated driveway that leads down the side. Parking for numerous vehicles where there is a double doored detached garage.

Garage: - Single glazed picture windows to the side.

From here it opens to a rear open courtyard which enjoys a great deal of the morning sun with pathway and deep planted borders which continue around to the side. Also having timber steps and handrail up onto a raised seating area, finished with a granite stone chipped base, ideal for dining and entertaining and where you can enjoy far reaching countryside views and towards the local clay heritage. The pathway continues around the side of the property and opens out onto an expanse of level opened lawns with hardstanding area, currently housing dining seating with natural borders to the sides, from where also the countryside can be seen. This garden is also a unique opportunity for a keen horticulturist.

Garden: - The pathway continues down and behind the cottage with planted border and opens to an expanse of green lawn plus hard standing base with deep planted borders, offering a good screening and privacy plus come countryside views.

Please Note: - There is a disused outbuilding to one side. This is owned by a neighbouring property and we are led to believe, could be possibly purchased under a separate negotiation.

Tax Band: - Council Tax Band C


Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £210,854 Sales 364 Current average value £231,081 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £7,953 ▲ 3.56%

Property value data/graphs for PL26

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £302,745 £228 3.5 £290,497
Semi-detached £177,280 £199 2.9 £163,456
Terraced £162,147 £205 2.7 £149,134
Flats £174,664 £280 2.0 £165,958

Current asking prices in PL26

Average: £246,586
Avg. current asking prices in PL26
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £117,841
(11)
£166,281
(39)
£230,024
(72)
£348,791
(34)
£516,661
(9)
Flats £150,690
(5)
£208,099
(5)
- - -
All £128,106
(16)
£171,033
(44)
£230,024
(72)
£348,791
(34)
£516,661
(9)

Current asking rents in PL26

Average: £657 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in PL26
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £553 pcm
(2)
£605 pcm
(4)
£703 pcm
(8)
£793 pcm
(1)
-
Flats £553 pcm
(2)
£662 pcm
(6)
- - -
All £552 pcm
(4)
£639 pcm
(10)
£702 pcm
(8)
£793 pcm
(1)
-

Fun facts for PL26

Highest value in PL26
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Porthpean Beach Road £555,906
East Quay £541,594
Duporth Bay £517,567
School Hill £482,431
Highest turnover in PL26
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Polkirt Heights 56.2%
Carpalla Terrace 50.0%
Victoria Terrace 50.0%
Roberts Close 42.9%
Angarrack Court 42.9%

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  • currently 2.5 stars
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Nearby transport

  • St Austell (3.5 miles)
  • St Columb Road (5.4 miles)
  • Bugle (5.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (69.7 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (99.1 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (118.5 miles)
  • Mevagissey Ferry Landing (6.0 miles)
  • Fowey Ferry Landing (10.2 miles)
  • Polruan Ferry Landing (10.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Stephen Churchtown Academy (1.4 miles)
  • Foxhole Learning Academy (1.6 miles)
  • Nanpean Community Primary School (2.2 miles)
  • Callywith College (11.4 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (59.7 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (64.8 miles)
  • Brannel School (1.0 mile)
  • Poltair School (3.7 miles)
  • Restormel Alternative Provision Academy (3.9 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 36,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
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Gas £48 Electricity £58 Estimated energy cost £106/mo

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Estimated consumption

Gas: 17000 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

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Estimated tax band C Council tax cost £150 /mo
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Water

Supply £31 Sewerage £49 Estimated water cost £80 /mo
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