5 Bedroom Farm House for sale in WENDRON, HELSTON
Available for the first time in 25 years, a charming and substantial 5 bedroom, 3 living room Victorian Farmhouse, well away from the road in a delightful rural setting between Falmouth and Helston towns and just 2 miles from the riverside village of Gweek. Lovely, established and level 1.48 acre gardens and grounds with a copse and meadow. An outstandingly rare chance! No onward chain.
- Fine Victorian Farmhouse
- Spacious 5 bedroom accommodation
- Large separate sitting & dining room
- Farmhouse kitchen with scullery/utility
- Conservatory plus study/downstairs bedroom
- Approximately 1.48 acres of gardens & grounds, copse and meadow
- Rural, unspoilt & convenient
THE PROPERTY Grambla Farm is discreetly accessed through granite posts and along a well kept lane serving three properties, one being to the Farm and another the freshly converted 'new' home for the current owners of the Farmhouse, who have lived here very happily for 25 years and are delighted to remain in this area they love.
Grambla Farm is a very special property indeed, likely built in the middle 1800's and with a charm and scale we seldom see. The house is attractive with granite elevations under a natural slate roof and just the right proportions. Within is spacious and flexible with bathroom and five bedrooms (four good doubles and a large single) upstairs and plenty of 'living' space down. There are separate sitting and dining rooms, each measuring around 18' long and with a fireplace, stove and high beamed ceilings. The sitting room leads into a conservatory with old slate flagstone floor and access to the South facing gardens and grounds.
The Farmhouse kitchen has a flagstone floor, Inglenook with oil fired stove fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply, beside which is a scullery/utility room. Another downstairs room presents versatility to be a study perhaps, or a bedroom if required, and lies next to a shower room/WC.
Grambla Farm's garden is a joy; about 1.48 acres in all with bluebell copse and meadow, all surrounded to 3 sides by fields. The garden faces South, is level, mature and interesting with expanses of lawn, a produce and fruit garden as well as lovely areas of terracing, part of which is beside the conservatory and sheltered by a Wisteria clad arbour with its own pizza oven.
Opportunities like this so seldom arise. It is a property we like very much and wholeheartedly recommend.
THE LOCATION in the little known and lovely hamlet of Boskenwyn Grambla Farm is set in the little known and lovely hamlet of Boskenwyn, surrounded by unspoilt Cornish countryside, well away from the main road between Falmouth and Helston towns and just two miles from Gweek village
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, located a few moments from Grambla Farm and built on land it once owned. The village is also home to the world famous Gweek Seal Sanctuary.
Nearby Constantine village 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.
A LITTLE HISTORY Grambla Farm and the surrounding area of Grambla is typical of many Cornish farms in that it was once a busy agricultural dwelling which in more recent years has reverted to a mainly residential function. Woodside Farm originally the Eastern part of Grambla, was created in the early to mid 1900's as a gift to a son of a previous owner. Much of the original Grambla land now forms part of Trevilges Farm to the North with the remainder divided between Grambla Farmhouse and a more recently established smallholding 'Little Grambla', on the Southern part of the land.
The name Grambla is listed in the book 'Cornish Place Name Elements' as being derived from the word element 'Cromleigh' meaning dolmen or quoit - a stone or stones of ancient interest. Grumbler, a hamlet in Sancreed in Penwith and two occurrances of the name Grambler near Gwennap and St Agnes, are derived from the same word. There was a Roman camp at Grambla, considered to be of great archaeological interest, which formed the subject of a dig in 1972, unearthing several artifacts suggesting the site may have been occupied between the 2nd and 6th centuries AD.
A map of Grambla and Tregoose dated 1695 shows the original Grambla Farmhouse located 1/3rd of a mile North West of the current building. There is no evidence of the older buildings today but it is believed that stone from the original was used to build the present 'new' Farmhouse between about 1850 and 1870. The house has of course been modernised and renovated over the years but the layout and function of rooms is substantially unchanged, apart from an upstairs linen room becoming a bathroom.
We have an interesting collection of information about Grambla Farm and its history, written in 1995 for those that are interested.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
From the parking area, path and granite threshold to rear double glazed stable door into......
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 13' 10" x 12' 6" (4.22m x 3.81m) and 9' 7" (2.92m) high beamed ceiling.
Old slate flagstone floor, granite inglenook fireplace with inset oil fired Rayburn and 'Sheila Maid' clothes airer above. Granite hearth and mantle, timber over-shelf. Modern grey Shaker style units at base and eye level with solid granite worktops and rivened drainer, one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Stainless steel propane gas fired hob. Space for fridge/freezer. An old pine door reveals a wonderful deep under stair cupboard. Old pine panelled doors to hallway and dining rooms. Sweet, braced, old pine door beside the fireplace, giving access to the side entrance and.....
SCULLERY/UTILITY ROOM 11' 5" x 9' 2" (3.48m x 2.79m) Double glazed window to front and rear. Old pine doors to side/rear. Built-in base cupboards. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer and room for white goods. Sliding door to room width.....
DINING ROOM 17' 5" x 12' 8" (5.31m x 3.86m) twin recessed double glazed sash style windows with seats to front. Fireplace with inset multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with shelved recesses to sides. Radiator. Interconnecting pine panelled door to...….
SITTING ROOM 18' 8" x 12' 10" (5.69m x 3.91m) Recessed double glazed sash style window to front with seat. Granite fireplace with slate hearth and inset multifuel stove and shelved recesses to sides. Radiator. Panelled door to hallway and glazed and panelled pine door to......
CONSERVATORY 12' 3" x 10' 6" (3.73m x 3.2m) Lovely double-glazed slate flagstoned floored room overlooking and with French doors out into the garden and many opening windows.
HALLWAY Continuation of the kitchen flagstone floor, coat recesses, turning stairs to first floor. Radiator. Pine panelled doors to study/bedroom and to......
SHOWER ROOM/WC 8' 5" x 5' 5" (2.57m x 1.65m) White three piece suite comprising walk-in tiled shower cubicle with electric shower, WC, corner wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Sash style double glazed window to rear. Timber shelf. Radiator. High beamed ceiling.
STUDY/BEDROOM SIX 12' 5" x 8' (3.78m x 2.44m) Double glazed sash style windows to side and rear. Garden and countryside views. Radiator.
FIRST FLOOR Turning stairs with light flooding through large double glazed sliding sash and multipane effect window.
LANDING Spacious area with dado rail, arch and beams. Old pine panelled doors to five bedrooms and.....
BATHROOM 12' 7" x 6' 10" (3.84m x 2.08m) plus WC recess. Double glazed multipane effect window to rear. White metal panel bath, power shower and overhead shower spray. Chrome heated towel radiator. Cupboard housing electric hot water tank and immersion (also fed by the Rayburn and by the P.V Solar heating panels on the roof).
BEDROOM ONE 12' 10" x 11' 3" (3.91m x 3.43m) to face of pine wardrobes, drawers and cupboard space. Sash style double glazed window to front overlooking the garden and countryside. Radiator.
BEDROOM TWO 14' 3" x 12' 6" (4.34m x 3.81m) Double glazed sash style window to rear. Radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 2" x 12' 9" (4.01m x 3.89m) Double glazed sash style window to front overlooking the garden and countryside. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 11' x 10' 10" (3.35m x 3.3m) Double glazed sash style window to front overlooking the garden and countryside. Built-in wardrobe and cupboards. Radiator.
BEDROOM FIVE 8' 9" x 7' 10" (2.67m x 2.39m) Double glazed sash style window to rear. Radiator.
OUTSIDE From the lane and driveway double timber gates and hit and miss fence panelling to a parking area for several cars. Old bull pen concealing the oil storage tank. Lovely old iron gate and granite posts, set in an old wall with inset granite drinking and link troughs. Wide pathway to door.
The garden and meadow is an absolute joy. It is level, established and interesting with so much space to garden, produce and enjoy. The garden is surrounded by fields to three sides, is well enclosed by granite hedges, old stone walls or post and rail fencing to the adjoining side field.
There is a lovely sheltered ash and sycamore copse carpeted with bluebell, and the most delightful of gardens, much of which is lawned. The conservatory leads onto a paved side terrace, partially covered by a Wisteria clad pergola, and with a Pizza oven. Specimen trees and shrubs abound with a magnolia tree, several fruit trees, hydrangea, roses and fig. Shrub borders screen the front from the produce and soft fruit garden with slate and granite surrounded pond and greenhouse. This area leading to the Meadow/Paddock.
OUTSIDE STORE Located beside the scullery.
METAL SHED 12' x 9' (3.66m x 2.74m) Hard base.
ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE 12' x 8' (3.66m x 2.44m)
AGENTS NOTES 1. Solar P.V. - commissioned in May 2015 and owned by Grambla Farm. A 4kw system which is expected to generate about 3900kWH per year. The Feed in Tariff (FiT) payments (based on an export of 50% of generated power) amount to an average of £700 per year and will continue until 2040. An ecoboost water heather is installed which prevents any export of power until the hot water tank is up to temperature.
2. Internet - Fibre to the premises (FTTP).