A stunning, character filled property with annexe set within beautifully landscaped gardens within the picturesque church town village of St. Kew.
This 18th Century Farmers cottage and adjacent barns were converted in 1996 by the current owners into a delightful modern home. Of stone construction with granite lintels over the windows and a slate roof, this is a beautiful period property.
A glazed porch leads into a central dining hall which in turn leads to a delightful eat-in country kitchen which has a range of built in cabinetry around a two oven Rayburn. The Kitchen like many of the other rooms features a vaulted ceiling enhancing the sense of space. An adjoining utility room, which was the original apple store, also serves as a boot room with a door leading from the parking area. Stairs from the dining hall lead up to a large balconied landing over the dining area, an ideal children play area, or as it is currently used, an office and snug. A roundhouse has been incorporated into the conversion, projecting from the house with vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and large windows on each wall creating a dramatic ground floor sitting room. An inner hall leads from the reception rooms to three ground floor bedrooms. Throughout the house exposed stone walls, original beams and alcoves display the history of the property.
At the far end of the hallway a door leads through to the annexe. A generous sitting room has an adjoining conservatory which offers delightful views over the garden. To the opposite side of the sitting room is the kitchen with built in cabinets with inset oven and hob and dishwasher. A spiral staircase leads up to a large landing which could be used as an occasional second bedroom whilst a door leads to the master bedroom with en-suite shower room.
GROUND AND GARDENS
The property boasts beautiful south west facing grounds of over 2 acres. A stream to the south with a delightful natural wood, which has a bed of bluebells in the spring, borders the southern boundary. Surrounding the house are predominantly level lawns with mature and manicured gardens including a grass tennis court, covered trellis walkway, an artists studio, raised vegetable beds and fruit cage, exotic plants and specimen trees, pond with duck house and a round house which is used as a garden room that mimics the roundhouse element of the main residence. Stone pillars mark the entrance to the gated gravel drive which leads to an oak framed double carport with integral storage shed. There is ample parking on the drive. A footpath leads to the front door, whilst running along the rear of the house is a large patio with various dining and barbecue areas one of which under a vine covered trellis. There is also a second gated entrance to the garden on the northern side of the house with a large storage shed. This would be an ideal area to store a boat or recreational vehicle. Alternately this could be a private garden and parking area should the annexe be used independently to the house.
The Grange is situated in the centre of the delightful unspoiled village of St Kew Churchtown, adjacent to the parish church. The village, which has conservation area status, is mentioned in history earlier than any other place in Cornwall since it appears in the Life of St Samson. The life includes an account of the saint visiting a monastery called Docco which was believed to be on the site of the existing Church. The property is within walking distance of the parish Church, primary school, pre-school and traditional Inn.
The popular coastal village of Rock is just 5 miles away, whose sailing club, restaurants and local shops attract visitors from around the world. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, a haven for water sports such as windsurfing, sailing, boating and fishing, and a short ferry ride away from Rick Steins picturesque base Padstow. Wadebridge, 4 miles away, has a secondary school, nursery, sports centre, medical and veterinary surgeries, supermarkets, and a wealth of independent shops.
There are numerous sandy beaches nearby, the closest being Polzeath, just under 7 miles away. The Camel Trail for walkers and cyclists links Padstow and Bodmin and passes through the town of Wadebridge.
From Bodmin, some 10 miles away, the A30 trunk road connects the cathedral cities of Truro and Exeter. Exeter provides access to the M5, mainline services for London Paddington, express coach services and an international airport.
The Cathedral city of Truro, some 31 miles distant is the county town with an excellent shopping centre and choice of public and private sector schools.
From the Wadbridge roundabout on the A39 drive east on the A39 as signposted for Bude. Proceed for approximately 2 miles and immediately after passing St. Kew golf course on the left turn left as signposted for St. Kew. Upon approaching the village, proceed straight ahead as the road bears right. Follow this lane taking care crossing the ford, the house will be found on the left hand side.
Private water (Borehole with filters and UV purification) and Septic. Oil fired central heating and an efficient log burner with warm air heating. Telephone connection with broadband.
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