Helston Water, Truro
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4 beds | 2 baths | 2 receptions | Offers in the region of £550,000


  • Peaceful rural position
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 6.5 acres
  • Detached barn/stables
  • Located along a bridleway

Detached 4 bedroom house in a peaceful RURAL position set within 5 acres of paddocks plus a further 1 and a half acres of woodland. The house does require updating and some refurbishment but with NO ONWARD CHAIN offers a wonderful opportunity to create a magnificent country home. There is a large detached block and timber barn providing workshop and stabling. EPC TBC

Goundrys is delighted to offer this wonderful opportunity to acquire a detached, generously proportioned cottage in a tranquil rural position, set within its own garden and land extending to approximately six and a half acres, yet within four miles of Truro city centre. The property, we believe, comprises a detached cottage dating to the middle 19th century that was extended in the 1980's but requires some updating and refurbishment to bring it back to its former glory. The property does have double glazing and an oil fired central heating system (although this hasn't been used for over 12 months). The accommodation comprises two good sized sitting rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and ground floor bedroom and bathroom. Whilst on the first floor the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there are two further double bedrooms. Kestrel Cottage is approached along a bridleway that gives access to itself and two adjacent properties and occupies a delightful rural position and the grounds include approximately one and a half acres of woodland and a number of paddocks (in need of some attention) giving a further approximately five acres. We understand from the seller that there is water to each paddock and one field contains a large block and timber L shaped outbuilding, sub divided into workshop/store, stabling and feed/tack room. There are further sheds providing useful storage and this really is a wonderful opportunity for the discerning purchasers to create their own stunning rural home.

LOCATION Helston Water is a hamlet located between Truro and Bissoe approximately 4 miles from the centre of Truro and just about a mile from local facilities at Carnon Downs.

ENTRANCE PORCH With upvc double glazed entrance doorway and multi paned door to:-

HALLWAY Stairs to first floor with space below.

SITTING ROOM 21' 10" x 14' 4" (6.67m x 4.38m) this is a minimum measurement taken to the stone chimney breast. Attractive stone fireplace with slate hearth and wooden lintel housing multi fuel stove. This dual aspect room has double glazed double doors which open to the front garden area.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 14' 7" x 14' 0" (4.45m x 4.28m) Fitted with a range of matching base and wall mounted cupboards, timber edge work surface, stainless steel double drainer sink unit. Shelved pantry cupboard.

UTILITY ROOM 14' 5" x 6' 4" (4.40m x 1.94m) Floor mounted oil fired boiler, cupboard housing hot water cylinder and space and plumbing for washing machine.

BEDROOM 4 11' 0" x 13' 11" (3.36m x 4.26m) Beamed ceiling.

SECOND SITTING ROOM 19' 0" x 14' 3" (5.81m x 4.36m) Beamed ceiling. A dual aspect room having double doors opening to side.

BATHROOM 10' 0" x 5' 8" (3.07m x 1.75m)

FIRST FLOOR LANDING A split level landing with stairs rising to small storage area with roof light window. The main landing gives accesse to three bedrooms.

BEDROOM 1 11' 11" x 10' 11" (3.64m x 3.34m) measured to the front of the fitted wardrobes.

ENSUITE BATHROOM 10' 11" x 5' 8" (3.34m x 1.75m)

BEDROOM 2 14' 3" x 9' 3" (4.36m x 2.82m)

BEDROOM 3 11' 0" x 9' 4" (3.36m x 2.87m)

OUTSIDE Kestrel Cottage is approached down an unmade bridleway and has driveway access and parking and turning space for several vehicles. To the front of the cottage is an overgrown and enclosed garden area with patio. The property comes with a number of paddock enclosures (currently in need of some care and attention) which, including the garden to the rear of the cottage, total approximately five acres. In addition to the land, there is a further approximately one and a half acres of woodland. We understand that water is connected to each of the paddocks and in addition there is a large detached block and timber barn with concreted yard area dimensions are 12.7m x 5.84m plus 4.6m x 3.6m, there is power and light connected and the barn is sub divided into two workshop/store areas, two stables and an additional store area.

DIRECTIONS Leave Truro on the A39 towards Falmouth and continue straight on at Playing Place over the two roundabouts and on reaching Carnon Downs roundabout turn right towards the village. Turn immediately left at the mini roundabout and after approximately 250 metres turn right into Quenchwell Road. Continue out of Carnon Downs passing the first crossroads with the chapel on your left and take the next turning left, signposted Helston Water. After approximately half a mile you will see a large wooden box located on a grass triangle on the left hand side. Turn left into this bridleway and you will see small wooden signs depicting the property address. At the first fork stay left, signed to Kestrel Cottage and continue along following the road around to the right and then left again and the driveway to the cottage will then be found on your left hand side.

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