IN THE OWNERS WORDS.
"We have loved living in this house with its spacious private setting and outlook over the valley. It has offered a true countryside ambiance in which to bring up our children, at the same time as being walkable to the seaside village of Mevagissey with its shops, restaurants and other amenities.
The garden offers something for everyone and provided a multitude of fruit and vegetables, and is abundant with wildlife such as barn owls, goldfinches, and a good variety of other field and pond creatures.
The house has offered flexibility of room uses as our needs have changed with plenty of space. The conservatory allows for wonderful sunrises and a feel of outdoor dining.
We have been fortunate being in the catchment area of a fabulous primary school and well respected secondary school. We've enjoyed many a day at the very local 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' and can indeed walk there from the house on a permissive footpath. There are also many other glorious local rambling and cliff walk opportunities."
This attractive barn conversion with lovely rural views is set within generous south east facing gardens. Close to Mevagissey and Gorran on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula the property provides a superb relaxed country lifestyle within a characterful and good sized home.
The barn which is approximately 200 years old was converted in 1997 and has subsequently been updated during the current owners occupancy.
A sandstone patio leads both to the front door of the property and down to a conservatory to the side of the home. The matching path then leads around the house to a patio overlooking the garden.
From the front door, an inner hall leads past an updated family bathroom with underfloor heating, a modern freestanding bath, and walk-in separate shower. Next door is a study (or fifth bedroom) with a window overlooking the garden.
The kitchen next door has a range of base and wall mounted cabinetry with inset double Belfast sinks and a built in dishwasher. There is a stainless steel double oven range with electric hob and stainless steel extractor above and space for a washing machine and free standing fridge/freezer. The kitchen is open to the adjoining conservatory which was added in 2006. The original external wall of the barn makes an attractive feature here as does the slate floor. With lovely views over the gardens, field beyond and valley the grounds overlook, the conservatory is a delightful place to eat and entertain.
The double height sitting room at the end of the house has exposed beams, a hardwood floor and a feature fireplace with inset woodburner. This is a good sized room with plenty of space for a family to relax.
Stairs lead up from the sitting room to a good sized landing which overlooks the sitting room. This area is useful as an extra play area for children or reading area. A door leads from here to a recently added guest bedroom with en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes.
To the opposite end of the house there are three more double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite shower rooms. All five bedrooms are large enough for double beds allowing the house to be flexible in its use. The guest room would make a good master bedroom for instance, should owners have older children who would prefer to have their own space at the opposite end of the house.
This is a very attractive home which has been well loved by the current owners. Its location is an appealing mix of being rural yet within reach of schools, villages and the coast. For those buyers looking for a character property in an idyllic setting in Cornwall, this property should certainly be considered.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
A gravel drive, which is bordered by a dry stone wall, leads to a parking area for a number of cars. To one side of the drive, at the northern end of the garden, is a vegetable garden with raised beds, a greenhouse and a small pond.
The lawned gardens then lead down past the house which sits centrally within the plot. Outside the conservatory and southern end of the house is a good sized sandstone patio which overlooks the rest of the garden. The grounds slope gently to the south and overlook a wooded valley. At the far end of the garden is a small orchard of productive apple trees.
The property is situated in a convenient location just to the south of St Ewe, the West of Mevagissey and North of Gorran.
St Ewe is a popular and attractive village with a church and The Crown Inn public house.
Mevagissey needs little introduction as it is one of the most picturesque fishing harbours in Cornwall. Narrow lanes with galleries, cafes and shops all lead towards the inner harbour whose granite piers stretch out offering stunning sea views.
Gorran Haven is situated at the most eastern point of the Roseland Peninsula. Lying in a cove between two sandy beaches. Vault Beach (also known as Bow beach) is south of the village and Great Perhaver Beach is to the north. The village is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has amenities catering for everyday needs including shop/post office, bakery and doctors surgery. Gorran Primary School, which has been deemed outstanding by Ofsted is approx. 3 miles from the property.
Pentewan Beach on the south coast is also about 4 miles from the property and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are about 3 miles away. The town of St Austell (7.5 miles) provides a wide selection of shopping, supermarkets, banking, restaurants, schooling and leisure facilities. The Cathedral City of Truro is about 15 miles to the west and is the main centre in Cornwall for business and commerce.
The property has oil fired central heating (the boiler is housed in a store adjoining the rear of the building). This is supplemented by solar panels providing electricity and a feed-in tariff. The property has a mains water supply whilst drainage is to a septic system. The property is rated F for council tax purposes. Access is by a shared drive with pedestrian and vehicular rights of way benefitting this property.
GPS using the postcode (PL26 6EW) is reliable and will take you to the driveway. Without GPS the most straightforward is to take the B3273 from St. Austell past Pentewan and turning right at the top of the hill as signposted for the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Follow this road past the Gardens for approximately 3 miles without deviation. Turn left at the junction with a sign for Polsue Farm. Follow this road as it veers right past Higher Kestle Farm campground and then take the next right. Proceed past the farm and as the road takes a sharp right, proceed straight ahead down the drive which refers to the property. Keep to left and the property is the last house at the end of the drive - marked by a royal mail post box in the wall.