Sitting privately overlooking its own woodland as well as views over miles of countryside beyond is this 5 bedroom character house in need of substantial refurbishment or replacement.
With 14ac. of woodland & a 3ac. paddock, 3 letting cottages, outbuildings, 300ft of stream frontage and a private location, the property has much to offer. The potential of this property in such an idyllic location is compelling. This is an excellent opportunity for a unique home with income potential.
IN THE OWNER'S WORDS.
"Tawnamoor has been my home for 34 years. I have loved Tawnamoor for every minute of this time and think its situation is as idyllic as it is convenient, being central to everywhere in Cornwall, accessible to local amenities and out of county without miles of winding lanes, but just distant enough from the outside world to be a quiet rural retreat.
The things I shall miss most are:
Driving/walking down the lane with spring sunshine highlighting the carpets of primroses and bluebells growing through the ancient woodland. Equally, the autumn hues, particularly from the many beeches.
A stroll around the paddock on fine summer evenings with the vista across the Fowey Valley and the patchwork different greens of fields and woods.
Being able to wander out of my back door over the Longdowns bridle path.
Sitting in the south facing conservatory watching the wildlife (a roe deer regularly comes into the garden).
The green footprint built up over the years, almost self-sufficiency in power!
I will be very sad to leave indeed."
The principal house is a five bedroom property with 3 reception rooms, kitchen, utility room and family bathroom. Such is it's condition however that most buyers will likely need to consider a substantial renovation or, subject to planning, replacement. The home is predominantly stone built with a later block built addition.
The cottages, which were imaginatively converted from stone barns by the current owner, are successfully let and offer a new owner a reasonable income.
The largest of the cottages is a two bedroom property with a large sitting room with feature wood burner within a slate hearth fireplace. There is an eat in kitchen, two double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The two other cottages are both one bedroom properties. All are in good condition and feature unique features such as exposed beams, custom carpentry including a beautiful staircase and wooden door hardware.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
A long private drive leads up through the woodland ending at the house and cottages. Pheasants, Hawks and Buzzards may sometimes accompany your drive up through the woods. In the spring a carpet of bluebells cover the ancient woodland. Out of site of the drive the woodland extends to the bounding stream. The property has the advantage of 300ft of frontage.
Between the house and cottages there are a couple of outbuildings including garaging and stores. There is a gated entrance to the paddock which also has in one corner, a small wind turbine and in another solar panels. This provides subsidies to the owner whilst not negating the use of the paddock for horses. From the top of the paddock there are delightful views of the distant Fowey Valley.
Surrounding the house is a lawned garden with a number of mature camellias, rhododendrons and other typically Cornish plants.
The property enjoys a delightful position overlooking the Glynn Valley and Lanhydrock Estate. The countryside here is undulating and lightly wooded and thought by some to be the most beautiful in the county.
The neighbouring Cardinham Woods has been transformed over recent years into a popular destination for walkers and cyclists. The house is set so privately however that these visitors remain unseen and unheard from the house and cottages.
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.
SERVICES AND COUNCIL TAX
The property has the benefit of heating with a biomass boiler. 9kw photovoltaic solar panels and a 6kw wind turbine provide electricity as well as a subsidy. Additional solar thermal panels provide hot water. Drainage is to a Klargester. The property is currently rated E for council tax purposes.
There is a public bridleway through the woods and passes the property. Shooting rights are exercised and paid for by the neighbour currently. EPC Ratings for all three cottages is G. Viewing by appointment only.