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Guide Price £725,000

Barn Conversion


4 Bedroom Barn Conversion for sale in CONSTANTINE

An outstanding barn converted family house and 5.3 acre small holding, beautifully established as a quality equestrian facility and home, located away from the road, along a 200 yard lane and set within a special enclave of just three properties. Inspired four double bedroom accommodation (two en suite, plus main with dressing room), a 32' sitting room and wonderfully sociable open plan 36' kitchen/dining room and snug, all in unspoilt rural surroundings only one mile from Gweek village and three miles from Helston.

Key Features:

  • Charming, attached barn converted house with equestrian facility
  • Set in 5.3 acres of level garden and grounds
  • 4 Double bedrooms, 2 en suite
  • 32' Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • 36' Superbly fitted kitchen, dining room & snug
  • Stables, paddocks & all-weather arena
  • Much parking/storage space
  • Rural yet convenient to local villages & Helston town

THE LOCATION The Hollies lies in unspoilt countryside about one mile from Gweek and two miles from Constantine villages. It's part of a former Farmstead, at Lower Carwythenack, discreetly accessed through granite posts and along a tree lined 200-yard lane, taking it well away from the road.

Gweek is a lovely Creekside village and was once a thriving port, being the furthest navigable point on the tidal Helford River. Gweek has an active community with Spar shop, The Black Swan pub and nearby Boskenwyn Primary School.

Constantine lies on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its easy access to the Helford River and other beauty spots in the area, including Frenchman's Creek. It is a thriving and popular village with an active community and numerous societies. Constantine has a well-regarded primary school, two village stores; one specialising in wine and spirits, a 13th century church and the Trengilly Wartha Inn.

Regular bus services run to Falmouth and Helston. The city of Truro, with its Cathedral, fine shopping centre and mainline railway to Paddington London, is about 15 miles away.

THE PROPERTY The Hollies is a great rarity, presenting a characterful and spacious family sized house with land in rural surroundings, so convenient to village life and the Creek. The fine barns at Lower Carwythenack Farm were skillfully converted to create two attached homes where good design preserves the lovely environment that the three houses here enjoy. Access is from the Gweek to Constantine road, where two fine granite posts lead away from the road along a lovely old 200-yard-long tree lined lane, to the three properties.

The Hollies is a superbly established 'set up' where the owners have created a workmanlike equestrian facility, complete with two paddocks, stables, tack room, stable yard and barn plus a superb 45m x 22m all-weather riding arena. Of course the 5.3 acres and outbuildings gives great flexibility, not just for equestrian use but as a smallholding or just space to enjoy.

The house is delightful; spacious, thoroughly appealing and surprisingly light and bright within. There are four double bedrooms, two of which are en suite and a main with dressing area too. The 32' sitting room has a wood burning stove and a doorway into the walled and sheltered rear courtyard garden. We love the 36' long kitchen dining and living room, also accessing the walled rear garden; this room is beautifully fitted and likely to become the social hub of the home.

All is practical and comfortable with solid oak and tiled floors downstairs, a separate study (work from home office) and a utility/boot room.

There is much space to park and gardens have been thoughtfully arranged to enjoy; the rear walled garden is particularly noteworthy for its easy access from living space, its privacy, shelter and orientation to enjoy summer sunshine for much of the day.

This is undoubtedly an outstanding property of a kind so difficult to find. Unhesitatingly recommended!


UPVC wooden and panelled effect obscure double glazed door into....

HALLWAY A welcoming area with solid oak floor, turning staircase rising to the first floor. Under stair cupboard space. Radiator. Solid wooden doors to study and kitchen/dining room/snug. Squared archway into.....

SITTING ROOM 32' 10" x 12' 2" (10.01m x 3.71m) A superb room with continuation of the solid oak floor. Five UPVC wooden effect windows with slate sills, looking to the front and into the rear enclosed garden, which is accessed via a UPVC double glazed doorway. Fireplace with inset quality 'Contura' wood burning stove, sat on a slate hearth with a timber mantle. Recesses to sides. Two radiators. Ceiling and pendant lights.

STUDY 10' 8" x 5' 7" (3.25m x 1.7m) UPVC double glazed door overlooking and accessing the courtyard garden. Continuation of the solid oak floor. Radiator. Electric Consumer Unit.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 24' 5" x 14' 3" (7.44m x 4.34m) A wonderful room likely to become the social hub of the home, with light flooding from three aspects via UPVC double glazed windows and doors, leading out into the enclosed courtyard garden and into the side garden, beyond to the fields.

THE KITCHEN AREA Ceramic floor tiled, seamlessly into solid oak in the dining area and through to the snug.
An impressive fitted kitchen in 'Maple' with extensive range of base and eye level soft closure cupboards and glazed cabinets together with a large island unit incorporating more storage and a wine fridge. Worktops are all polished granite with a superb Villeroy & Boch porcelain dual sink with drainer, tidy and mixer tap. There is space for an American style fridge/freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Space for Range cooker. Extractor hood. Pendant and spotlighting.
From the dining area with plenty of space for a large table and chairs, into.....

THE SNUG/SITTING AREA 12' 10" x 8' 2" (3.91m x 2.49m) A lovely open plan space making this whole room brilliant to house everyone all day long. Continuation of the solid oak floor. Solid wooden door into......

UTILITY ROOM 12' 2" x 5' 10" (3.71m x 1.78m) Ceramic tile floor. UPVC double glazed door to side. Base and eye level cupboards. Worktops with inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. 'Grant' oil fired boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply.


Turning staircase to first floor....

LANDING Slate silled UPVC double glazed windows to rear. Solid wooden doors to all rooms and...

LINEN/STOREROOM 8' 9" x 3' 5" (2.67m x 1.04m) An invaluable shelved storage facility. Radiator. Light.

BEDROOM ONE 15' 7" x 14' 6" (4.75m x 4.42m) plus entrance. Spacious dual aspect room with large fixed pane and smaller slate sill window overlooking the rear courtyard garden and opening via French doors on to a Juliette balcony into the side garden, stable and field. Radiator. Ceiling and centre light. Doors to en suite.....

DRESSING ROOM 8' 8" x 4' 8" (2.64m x 1.42m) With shelves and rails. Power and light.

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 10' 2" x 6' 4" (3.1m x 1.93m) Obscure UPVC double glazed window to side. Quality laminate flooring and partial ceramic wall tiling. A superbly refitted room with quality white three piece suite comprising button flush WC, wash hand basin and walk-in oversized shower cubicle with rain and flexible spray, fed from the boiler. Chrome heated towel radiator. Ceiling spotlights.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 4" x 10' 9" (3.76m x 3.28m) UPVC double glazed windows to front and side. Radiator. Wooden door to......

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC In white with button flush WC, wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Walk-in tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 12' 2" x 11' 7" (3.71m x 3.53m) UPVC double glazed window to rear courtyard. Radiator. Ceiling spotlights.

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 10" x 8' 9" (3.61m x 2.67m) UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 8" (2.64m) x 8' (2.44m) increasing to 11' 6" (3.51m) White three piece 'Burlington' suite comprising WC and wash hand basin with roll top, claw foot, stand alone bath and central mixer tap. Obscure UPVC double glazed window to front. Painted panelling to dado height. Ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan.

OUTSIDE The Hollies lies in 5.3 acres, in a wonderfully rural spot, through fine granite posts up a lovely old 200-yard-long tree lined lane, taking you well away from the road and into countryside. There are just 3 homes at Lower Carwythenack comprising the original farmhouse and two attached converted barns created from the original Farmstead. The lane turns into The Hollies' driveway and parking area, with room for numerous vehicles. In the centre of the property and sheltering the front door is a.....

CAR PORT Double width, with slate pitch roof.

SIDE GARDEN An attractive area enclosed by drystone walls and timber fencing where there is a lawn and a gravel chipped area just outside the kitchen/dining room and snug, on which to relax. Raised beds. Propane gas connection points. Tap and lights. Screened oil tank. Granite steps and a path through a timber gate across the driveway, (leading to the neighbouring property) to a lawned area with fruit trees, bordered by Cornish hedging, log store, gates to the stable yard.

ALUMINUM GREENHOUSE 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m) On a concrete base.

TIMBER SHED 10' x 7' (3.05m x 2.13m)

WALLED REAR COURTYARD GARDEN A gloriously sheltered and level enclosed area which has been landscaped for minimal maintenance and maximum enjoyment with large areas of paved terrace, flint chippings, timber decking and raised beds and borders of camellia, acer, hydrangea and bamboo. Such a lovely useable space with an easy flow from inside to outside via doors in the sitting room, study and kitchen/dining room and snug.

THE EQUESTRAIN FACILITY The track grazing system or 'Paddock Paradise' is employed at the Hollies. It is a respected method, increasing in popularity which promotes horse exercise and good health. This configuration encourages greater movement and foraging behaviours to try and emulate a more natural, healthier environment. Triangular in shape and well-maintained, the land has a gate on to the access lane and is divided into two paddocks with all enclosed by horse friendly, secure and safe hedges and boundaries. The track system has semi-permanent electric fencing, a hardcore base, four hay feeding stations and a water trough on track.
There are two buildings on site:

FOUR STABLES & TACK ROOM Three stables with rubber mat flooring. Power and light.

TRACTOR SHED/HAY STORE & KENNAL 26' x 13' (7.92m x 3.96m) Wide entrance. High pent roof.

RIDING ARENA 147' 7" x 72' 2" (45m x 22m) With all weather rubber above sand surface.

AGENTS NOTE The approach lane is owned by the Farmhouse over which The Hollies has a right of way.
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