6 Bedroom Manor House for sale in CONSTANTINE
Stunning Manor house re-built in 1793 and surprisingly not listed! Located just five miles South West of Falmouth in a small hamlet and once owned by the well-known local Killigrew Family. With its granite façade, scantle slate roof, granite pillars and leaded light bay windows it is full of originality and traditional features, including a large inglenook fireplace. So much character and history, being home to the “lord of the manor” for over 200 years. Attached to the rear is a granite cottage and a few outbuildings that are ripe for conversion (subject to the usual planning permission). Large gardens, parking for several vehicles and garage.
- Historic Country Manor
- Attached two-bedroom cottage
- Full of character
- 4 bedrooms
- Outbuildings with development opportunities
- Large landscaped gardens
- Plenty of parking
- Double Garage
THE LOCATION Eathorne Manor is situated in a small hamlet surrounded by countryside on the road towards Gweek from Falmouth.
The hamlet is surrounded by farmland and Eathorne Manor can be found on a country road but with easy reach of the local and popular villages of Gweek and Constantine where everyday facilities include a surgery, public house, church, post office a store and primary school. The nearest towns are Helston and Falmouth with the City of Truro approximately 11 miles away. Falmouth is a diverse town with a nice mix of old and young, beaches and access to the water are desirable as is the busy shopping area.
The highly desirable area of the Helford river is not far away and offers access to excellent sailing waters.
THE PROPERTY Amazing piece of history and so original! Eathorne Manor feels like a mix of Poldark and Downton Abbey!
Vendors have enjoyed this lovely family home for the last 46 years and are now downsizing meaning the property is In need of updating, this will likely appeal to most buyers who would want to modernise to their own tastes and style.
Made of granite under a scantle slate roof and looking like a picture postcard, the main house has two reception rooms and kitchen on the ground floor plus a conservatory, and four bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor.
Excitingly there is a two-bedroom granite cottage that pre-dates the main house and is linked to the main house via a covered walkway (this cottage does need an uplift and because of its age, is quite dark). There are also quite a few granite outbuildings with delightful courtyards that could also be converted (subject to the usual planning consents). Outside there are landscaped gardens, parking and garaging. This lovely home can only be truly appreciated by internal viewing!
(ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
Once parked on the large gravelled area you enter the formal garden to the front that
in turn leads to a very impressive and welcoming entrance framing the doorway.
ENTRANCE HALL A half glazed (leaded) door opens into the hall where stepping over
the granite step takes you to another place in time! Doors to sitting room, dining room
and kitchen. Stairs to first floor with cupboard under, door to W/C and boiler room.
SITTING ROOM 14'8" X 13'1" (+ bay window) A large leaded bay window faces the
front garden and floods the room with natural light. The fireplace has a very decorative
wooden surround that frames the open fireplace. Radiator.
DINING ROOM 16'8" X 13'1" Leaded bay window to the front and a huge granite
inglenook fireplace (7'2" X 4'6"). Radiator, serving hatch through to kitchen (we think if this wall was removed the room would be much lighter and would make a fabulous kitchen/diner).
KITCHEN 16'8" X 7'7" Not a huge kitchen because in days gone by the cook wasn't lucky enough to be furnished with the kitchens we are all used to nowadays, that said we think it would make sense for the new owner to remove the wall between the kitchen and dining room to better suit who would prefer modern living. The kitchen as it is, is a very stylish and well-appointed, with a good range of units and even an original larder cupboard. Inset stainless steel sink and space for white goods.
Arch through to……
CONSERVATORY 22'6" X 7'10" Glass on three sides and roof. Door to front, radiator
and tiled flooring.
FIRST FLOOR Turning stairs make way to a superb landing (very elegant) doors off the bedrooms and bathroom. Large airing cupboard and loft hatch.
BEDROOM ONE 14' 3" x 12' 2" (4.34m x 3.71m) Leaded window to the front. Built-in wardrobe, built-in hand wash basin. 9'2" ceiling height!
BEDROOM TWO 12' 12" x 12' 10" (3.96m x 3.91m) Leaded window to front looking over the garden. Built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM THREE 15' 1" x 9' 7" (4.6m x 2.92m) Window to side and rear. Built-in wardrobe, wall mounted hand wash basin.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' 1" x 8' 9" (3.68m x 2.67m) Leaded window to front.
BATHROOM 10' 7" x 7' 8" (3.23m x 2.34m) Cast iron bath, pedestal hand wash basin, W/C, window to side, radiator.
OUTSIDE There are quite a few outbuildings that could possibly be converted as could the pretty courtyards. This property is not listed so with the usual planning consent there is huge scope to increase the footprint.
Gardens are of a good size just over 2/3rds of an acre and are very interesting with lawn, wild and vegetable areas plus a small orchard. Trees are a plenty and full of birdlife, to the entrance is a short driveway that opens into large parking area and leads to the detached garage.
GARAGE 16' 3" x 14' 3" (4.95m x 4.34m) Roller shutter to the front, light and electric.
The rear door leads through to a separate cottage that was probably the original house. It is now an integrated part of the main house, being linked via a covered walkway.
THE COTTAGE THE COTTAGE
Probably the part where most money will be spent as we think this is over 400 years old and a little damp. But once updated this would be ideal holiday accommodation or family annex.
Once through the door you enter into the LIVING AREA: 14'10" X 13'6" and immediately your
eyes go to the large granite inglenook with comfy woodburning stove. Kitchen area
with units and sink, exposed beams, windows to both sides and turning stairs to first
floor. Door to……
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM: 10'2" X 6'2" Windows to two sides (this could be extended into the outbuilding attached).
Wooden turning stairs lead to a small landing with doors to bedroom and shower
BEDROOM ONE: 15'1" 8'3" Window to the side with exposed granite accents, door to
rear, radiator, loft hatch.
SHOWER ROOM: 7'1" X 5'3" Shower cubicle with Triton electric shower over, pedestal
hand wash basin, W/C window to side.