A fine opportunity to purchase a house with annexe or letting cottage within it's own grounds of just over 2 acres including a tennis court and swimming pool.
IN THE OWNER'S WORDS
"When we purchased Sunnybanks - 40 years ago, it had been a small holding with a cob cottage (2 bedrooms). It became our 'project' to develop it - originally for family living and later to be used as a Guest House. Most recently it has been 'split' to use the original cottage as a holiday let.
It is a very rural setting that is conveniently close to many amenities.
The local schools are great and the mainline station is only 2 miles away. Our son had a memorable childhood growing up in this area - it is a very friendly neighbourhood, yet well spaced out. I feel fortunate to have lived in Fletchersbridge for so many years."
A unique opportunity to own a large home set within delightful grounds in a very convenient central location in Cornwall. Offering two distinct living areas this is an ideal property for those with a dependent relative, holiday letting or B&B ambitions or simply as a large family house.
The original cottage was updated by the current owners creating an attractive three bedroom home. An updated kitchen overlooks the front courtyard, as does the dining room, whilst to the rear there is a generous sitting room with a wood burning stove and windows overlooking the rear walled garden.
Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The owners of the property extended the house many years ago to create a large secondary living area allowing them to rent out the house for holiday lets. Adjoining doors from the sitting room and upstairs hall can be closed off creating two separate dwellings.
The new extention has an attractive, double height, galleried family room with a door leading to the rear garden. There is a second reception room next door which has a corner fireplace and doors leading to a dual aspect conservatory. A study or additional bedroom was created within the garage, sacrificing its traditional use (however there is no shortage of parking). A utility room is used as an additional kitchen when the neighbouring property is let out, and there is a large porch and additional small office/study. There is also a downstairs shower/wet room.
Stairs from the family room lead up to the master bedroom en-suite and two further bedrooms.
This is certainly an unconventional layout for a property however one that allows for extremely flexible use.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
A large driveway and parking area to the front of the property provides space for a number of vehicles. The current owners considered building a detached garage or car port, for which there is ample space (subject to any necessary planning permissions). Surrounding the house there are gently sloping lawned gardens which are bounded by a woodland through which the Bodmin and Wenford Railway passes. This is a delight to see as it used solely for pleasure trips aboard a steam train. Behind the house is a walled garden which is south facing. An outdoor swimming pool is very well positioned being sheltered yet within full view of the summer sun. To the side of the house is a fenced tennis court which is in need of some refurbishment.
The property enjoys a delightful position at the precipice of the Glynn Valley. The countryside here is undulating and lightly wooded and thought by some to be the most beautiful in the county. Approximately 2 miles away lies Bodmin Parkway Station from where there are regular trains to Plymouth, Exeter and London Paddington. Also readily accessible is the A38 which connects with Bodmin, Plymouth and the A30. The airport at Newquay (17 miles) provides regular scheduled flights to London Gatwick and several European cities.
Nearby Lanhydrock house offers delightful walks and has recently developed a network of bicycle trails as has Cardinham woods. These woods are a fantastic location for both families and cyclists and are within easy reach from the property.