THE LOCATION The aptly named Woodside lies along a little known single track and no through road which leads to a few waterworks cottages and a picturesque South West Water reservoir at its end. The wooded approach road belies the convenience of the location, where remarkably, Penryn town and riverside is just a mile away and Falmouth Harbour town, just two miles. We cannot imagine a more natural setting anywhere locally, which is so close to these two towns. Woodside is remarkable with a 150′ driveway as its approach. From the property, facing south, is a delightful aspect and lovely views over the garden and two fields, towards the reservoir and woods beyond. The surroundings are special; rich in bird and wildlife and wildflowers.
Penryn is an historic and ancient market town with an active community and good everyday facilities including nursery, primary and secondary schools. The town enjoys good communication with Falmouth via its bus service and train station, which links to Truro city and mainline Paddington. Penryn is enjoying something of a renaissance being the home of the University of Cornwall which incorporates Dartington College and also of the regeneration and development of Penryn’s inner Harbour and Harbour village. Penryn College is a huge asset to the town, with its excellent reputation and strong facilities.
Falmouth town is thriving and vibrant with an eclectic mixture of independent and national shops including Marks and Spencer, many galleries showcasing local art and crafts and an excellent and varied selection of places to eat and drink. Events Square and the National Maritime Museum regularly host activities and events throughout the year including Falmouth Classics, Falmouth Week and the Oyster and Sea Shanty festivals. Falmouth seafront faces south over the Bay with sandy beaches and access to the South West coastal path and glorious scenic coast and countryside. No wonder Falmouth is consistently voted in the top five favourite places to live in the UK.
THE PROPERTY The site at Woodside has been in the same family ownership for about 40 years, the old workshop having been converted and largely newly built to create what is a very special home indeed.
The property is set within about 3.75 acres comprising two fields and wooded gardens where all main rooms face south with lovely outlook. The property is detached, with accommodation on two split levels providing three bedrooms, the main of which is ensuite. The sitting room leads into a conservatory and to the kitchen/dining room. All is comfortable with a superb quality Scandinavian stove giving cheer and warmth and a ground source heat pump providing thermostatically controllable under floor heating.
The owners profession as a stone mason is evident with the quality of stone and brick facing and partial slate hanging, its natural slate roof and deep window sills all blending nicely into the surroundings.
The detached garage is a generous double size and there is plenty of space to park cars, boats, caravans and a horsebox perhaps.
Beside the second field is a delightful reservoir with some glorious, natural and uplifting walks all around. If you seek the ‘good life’ or have an equestrian interest perhaps, then Woodside presents exciting prospects.
For those ‘in tune’ this is an absolute gem and an opportunity unlikely to be repeated in this price range.
Wholeheartedly recommended by the owner’s sole agents.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
Multipane obscure double glazed door and side panel into…
ENTRANCE HALL A welcoming area with oak floor, wall mounted lights, power points, white panelled doors to two cupboards, bedroom one and…
SITTING ROOM 14′ 3″ x 13′ 2″ (4.34m x 4.01m) Multipane double glazed French doors lead out to the conservatory, sash style window to side. A real feature is the superb semi-circular contemporary raised ‘Scan’ 8-10kw stove sitting on a granite hearth with retracting semi-circular glass screen and stone raised plinth. Stainless steel flue. Oak floor . Recessed ceiling spotlights. Partially exposed granitework, wide brick archway into…
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 12′ 10″ x 11′ 8″ (3.91m x 3.56m) Continuation of oak floor. Double glazed window facing south west overlooking the garden, fields and woods. Oak fitted kitchen units at base and eye level with roll top works surfaces and inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Built-in oven, grill, gas hob and extraction hood. Integrated fridge/freezer. Hatch and steps to cellar storage room (described later). Ceiling spotlights. White panel door to inner hall and further accommodation.
CONSERVATORY 17′ 2″ x 9′ 7″ (5.23m x 2.92m) A lovely space overlooking the garden, field and woods beyond, via large UPVC double glazed windows with opening lights and a doorway on to the terrace and garden. Paved floor. Partially vaulted ceiling, exposed stone and brickwork.
BEDROOM ONE 12′ 1″ x 10′ 2″ (3.68m x 3.1m) plus doorway recess. Built-in double door wardrobe with storage above. Double glazed multipane sash style windows to front and side. Underfloor heating thermostatic control. Access to loft. Oak floor. Door to…
EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM White button flush WC, hand basin and oversized walk-in tiled shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel radiator. Obscure double glazed window. Shaver point/light. Tiled floor and to part wall. Central heating thermostatic control.
From the kitchen, a doorway to inner hallway, to bath/shower room and airing cupboard. Down steps to bedrooms two, three and…
BATH/SHOWER ROOM 9′ 4″ x 7′ 2″ (2.84m x 2.18m) Travertine floor tiled and partially wall tiled. White four piece suite comprising button flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tile panel bath and contemporary stainless steel and curved glass shower cubicle. Obscure double glazed window to rear. Chrome heated towel radiator. Shaver point/light. Ceiling spotlights.
Airing cupboard housing hot water tank, slatted shelves, solar tube light.
LOWER LANDING Sash style multipane double glazed window to front. Door to….
BEDROOM TWO 11′ 3″ x 8′ 10″ (3.43m x 2.69m) widening to 11′ 6″ (3.51m).
First measurement to front of built-in wardrobe and storage space. Double glazed French doors lead out onto the garden. Multipane sash style double glazed window to side. TV and power points. Under floor heating thermostatic control.
BEDROOM THREE 10′ 10″ x 7′ 7″ (3.3m x 2.31m) Double glazed French doors with field and woodland outlook. Access to garden. Underfloor heating thermostatic control.
CELLAR Approximately 12′ x 12′ (3.66m x 3.66m) Accessed via a hatch, down a fixed ladder in the kitchen floor.
OUTSIDE Woodside itself, lies in a plot and lightly wooded gardens of about 0.44 acres. The property is attractively faced in stone and brick with a slat roof, deep slate window sills and partial slate hanging.
From the lane, twin posts and gate onto the driveway, about 150′ long splaying and dividing to provide ample parking space and access beyond to the double garage and fields.
The drive is flanked by a natural low dry stone wall and area of sloping woodland down to the road, providing a great opportunity to coppice and provide fuel to feed the stove.
The right hand side of the drive has a lawned area beside with beds containing camellia, oak trees and eucalyptus.
Wide steps and rail up to the front door. Outside lights and slate ‘Woodside Cottage’ sign.
To one side of the property is a vegetable patch with raised beds and an enclosed chicken run.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 23′ 6″ x 23′ 3″ (7.16m x 7.09m) A superb block built granite faced, slate pitched roof building. Twin up and over doors. Plenty of roof storage. Extensive built-in cupboard space. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to side and windows to rear. The workings for the ground source heat pump providing pressurised hot water and underfloor heating in the property. Power and light.
CORNER WC/CLOAKROOM In white, WC and wash hand basin.
REAR GARDEN Arranged as a paved terrace beside the conservatory, lawn and gravel chippings with pond and two miniature weeping willows.
Beside and beyond the garage is further parking/storage space and a gateway leading into the first of the two fields.
THE FIELDS Two fine adjoining enclosures, gently sloping, divided by a lovely Cornish hedge with oak trees atop.
FIELD ONE 1.9 acres
FIELD TWO 1.76 acres in all although approximately 0.3 acres of this field is owned by South West Water Ltd who have granted a grazing licence on this portion with annual fee of £1 (if demanded).
AGENT’S NOTES 1. Heating and hot water supply provided by a ground source heat pump. Thermostatically controlled under floor heating in rooms.
2. Private drainage into an oversized sceptic tank.
3. Kitchen stove is fuelled by propane gas.
4. Approximately 0.3 acres of 1.76 acre second field is owned by South West Water Ltd with a grazing licence granted at £1 a year (if demanded).