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Detached House


5 Bedroom Detached House for sale in NR. CONSTANTINE

An enchanting 1931 Corfield designed country home of particular style and originality, occupying an incredible site and unspoilt surroundings with magnificent and spectacularly stocked approximately 6-acre valley gardens reminiscent of Trebah or Penjerrick. In the Carne family's ownership since 1954 Tresahor House presents the ultimate in rarity with charming and flexible 5 bedroom. 3/4 reception room accommodation plus garaging and plenty of parking space, all just 6 miles from Falmouth, 2 miles from Constantine and 6 miles from the Helford River.

Key Features:

  • Corfield designed country house
  • Approximately 6 acres of magnificent gardens
  • Totally unspoilt yet accessible situation
  • Charming 5 bedroom, 3/4 reception accommodation
  • Up a long private lane and away from the road
  • First time for sale since 1954
  • Garaging and much parking space

THE PROPERTY Built in the early 1930's by the well-known and well-respected local architect Corfield, this amazing property has been home to the same family for the last 67 years. Built in an L shape with two wings the accommodation is spacious and very light. Most buyers would likely modernise to suit their needs, but all is perfectly livable as is.
There are five bedrooms each with delightful countryside or garden views, large sitting room with door out to the patio and rear garden, generously sized kitchen with utility just off and a useful home office. The house really is quite something, but the grounds are what really make this property so special.
The private lane winds its way through a pretty approach to the house and passes the two garages that are part of the property before ending up at the extensive parking area in front of the house. Gardens surround the house and to the right a path leads to what can only be described as a kaleidoscope of colour, just under six acres of beautiful valley gardens.
Thousands of plants, flowers and specimen trees have been planted over three quarters of a century to now produce a wonderous, peaceful and quiet oasis. Much wildlife is evident, and the birdsong is nature's orchestra at its best!

THE LOCATION There are perhaps 10 homes set within the ancient farm hamlet of Tresahor which lies between Falmouth Harbour town and Constantine village. Tresahor House is well away from the road, up a long lane serving several neighbouring properties, before culminating in its own private drive lined with rhododendrons and azaleas. The setting is exceptionally unspoilt and natural, yet all is so accessible with Falmouth a 10-minute drive away and Constantine village a 6-minute drive away. Constantine lies on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is well known for its easy access to the beautiful Helford River and other beauty spots in the area, including Gweek, Frenchman's Creek and Mawnan Smith as well as spectacular coastal scenery. Constantine is a thriving and popular village with an active community and great everyday facilities which include a well-regarded primary school, two village stores: one specialising in wine and spirits, a 13th century church, Trengilly Wartha Inn and local pub, as well as doctors' surgery. The village is a friendly place too, with numerous societies including a sports/social club together with an increasingly popular community venue called The Tolmen Centre offering a variety of events.
Just a short drive away is Falmouth town and harbourside with its eclectic mixture of national shops and independents, together with galleries showcasing local arts and crafts, as well as great places to eat and drink. The Events Square has created a new vibrancy to the harbourside. Events Square is a remarkable success with its quality food, fashion and sailing wear shops. The square hosts events throughout the year, such as the Oyster Festival, the celebrations of Falmouth Week and the Sea Shanty Festival as well as many big-name attractions.
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.


ENTRANCE HALL 14' 4" x 8' 10" (4.37m x 2.69m) A very welcoming space and so in keeping of the period. Original turning staircase to the first floor, doors to kitchen and sitting room. Under stair cupboard leading to a WC. Window to the front and a fabulous wooden front door!

SITTING ROOM 26' 5" (8.05m) x 17' 4" (5.28m) reducing to 10' 4" (3.15m) A very large room with windows on three sides that flood the room with morning sunlight. A door leads out on to the patio and into the rear garden. Open fireplace with timber surround.
Door to……

DINING ROOM 15' x 14' 5" (4.57m x 4.39m) Windows on two sides, both with lovely views of the garden and surrounding countryside. Fireplace with brick surround and wooden mantle.

KITCHEN 15' 1" (4.6m) x 13' 8" (4.17m) reducing to 10' 9" (3.28m) Another large room and fitted with a comprehensive range of units that the new owner may wish to replace and reconfigure the layout of the room to incorporate the dining room perhaps? Windows to both sides. Many storage cupboards. Oil fired Aga. Door though to….

UTILITY ROOM 10' 2" x 7' 4" (3.1m x 2.24m) Door to rear entrance and storeroom. Door to….

HOME OFFICE/BEDROOM SIX 13' x 8' 4" (3.96m x 2.54m) Along with the utility room this would have once been home to the housekeeper. Windows on two sides and a great space for those who work from home. Door to…..

SHOWER ROOM/WC WC, pedestal hand wash basin, large walk-in shower cubicle with glass screen.

FIRST FLOOR Turning stairs to.....


LANDING A long and elegant space with many useful storage cupboards. Windows to front. Loft hatch with the original pull-down wooden ladder leading to a huge attic storage area.

BEDROOM ONE 17' 3" x 14' 3" (5.26m x 4.34m) Windows on three sides with superb countryside views. Built-in wardrobe.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 6" x 11' 8" (3.81m x 3.56m) Window overlooking the rear garden and countryside beyond.

BEDROOM THREE 13' 4" x 12' 5" (4.06m x 3.78m) Windows to the rear and side with countryside views. Hand wash basin on vanity unit. Built-in wardrobe. Fireplace with tiled backing and wooden surround.

BEDROOM FOUR 9' 9" x 6' 9" (2.97m x 2.06m) Window to the side with far reaching countryside views.

BEDROOM FIVE 12' 3" x 10' 2" (3.73m x 3.1m) Window to the side with far reaching countryside views. Large eaves storage cupboard. Hand wash basin on vanity unit.

TWO BATHROOMS Windows on two sides. In need of updating. One of which would make a great en-suite for bedroom five.

OUTSIDE There are nearly six acres of unbelievable gardens here and we at Heather & Lay have a virtual tour to show exactly how beautiful they are. We would strongly recommend that prospective buyers call our Falmouth office on 01326 319767 and request the virtual tour.
The property is located at the end of a private drive lined with many Rhododendrons and Azaleas and is quite frankly beautiful. Two garages are located to the side of the driveway as you turn into the parking area at front of the house.
The rear garden is laid to lawn and very private with an antique bronze water feature and sculpture. A patio is located beside the lovely Wisteria that climbs the rear of the house.
To the Southern side of the property lies a valley that has been nurtured for the last 80 years and much care and attention has resulted in the most wonderous garden. There are many trees, shrubs and flowers with pathways meandering through. The smell is heavenly and the colour a kaleidoscope of beauty. No justice can be given to a description of a garden so lovely, and we highly recommend a viewing but allow at least an hour to enjoy the garden.
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