4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in PENRYN
Fabulous property, great location and beautifully presented! This individual stone cottage has been sympathetically extended and modernised to produce what is now a stylish four-bedroom family home to be proud of. Situated next to the historical remains of the Glasney college church, having its own very large gardens and separate one bedroom annex/holiday let. Internal viewing is highly recommended!
- Stone Cottage, much extended
- Large gardens
- Beautifully presented
- Separate Holiday/Annex
- Off-road parking
- Secluded near town location
THE PROPERTY This stone built detached cottage was converted from a barn in the 1880's. Our vendor has lived here for the last twenty years, and during this time has embarked on a serious renovation project which included the addition of a large extension where discerning buyers will be impressed by the attention to detail and quality of workmanship. The extension really does compliment the original cottage and flows seamlessly from one to the other. The local builder (who was chosen by recommendation) has exceeded all expectations and the effort and expertise is evident wherever one looks. The handmade kitchen is particularly noteworthy, having been constructed of oak and is complimented by the many meters of Silestone work surface. Slate floors with underfloor heating run from the kitchen to the dining area where oak steps lead into the spacious sitting room. Thick granite walls and a contemporary log burner make this space a welcome cosy retreat after a blustery walk in
the nearby woods or along the estuary. Adjacent to the kitchen, a light-filled snug,
W/C, boot room and convenient workshop complete the ground floor accommodation.
The first floor is home to the four bedrooms, with the master having a large dressing room and en-suite facilities. A family bathroom, laundry room and W/C are also on this level.
Outside, the garden is very large…. especially considering the location. The lawn area has been planted with many fruit trees (giving a pretty and colourful blossom show in the Spring), whilst cottage gardens grace the Southern and Western side of the walled garden. Gravel pathways lead to the extensive parking area, where at least three cars can fit comfortably; there is also a large shed, brilliant treehouse and stone/brick-built pizza oven.
Just in front of the house is the former garage, now completely unrecognisable as such due to the extensive work that has transformed it into a gorgeous one-bedroom holiday let (with separate parking). This could be an annex for a family member, home office or, as it is now, …. a very nice Airbnb with useful income.
THE LOCATION Sitting in the "Old Part" of Town, Alexandra House lies adjacent to the historic former site of the 13th Century old Glasney College and just a moment's walk from the town centre shops, waterside and a newly opened pizza and craft workshop. The land immediately to the rear of the house was where the former church to the college once stood and it is comforting to know that this area of national importance will never be built on. Ope ways lead into town (from those out of county, Ope ways are Dickensian type alleyways that lead between the houses and give access to pedestrians and in the olden days horse and cart).
Penryn is an ancient market town with an active community and excellent everyday facilities including a 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 witnessed in the regeneration and development of Penryn's inner Harbour area providing riverside accommodation and excellent, dining options. Penryn Campus is occupied by both Falmouth and Exeter Universities sharing buildings, facilities and services as part of the combined universities in Cornwall project; this recent transition into a University town is creating a real 'buzz' for the area. Falmouth town (approximately 2 miles) provides comprehensive shopping, schooling, business and leisure facilities and was recently voted 'the best place to live in the South West' in the prestigious Sunday Times guide.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
Entrance can be gained through the storm porch to the main front of the house (into the sitting room) or the French doors into the dining room, which are easiest as they are closest to the parking area.
DINING ROOM 13' 10" x 13' 5" (4.22m x 4.09m) The dining room forms part of an impressive open-plan and sociable area, into the kitchen and the sitting room. Slate flooring with under floor heating, two French doors give access to the gardens and a sash window also offers lovely views of the fruit trees and rose bushes. This (as with most rooms in the house) is flooded with natural light.
KITCHEN 18' 4" x 11' 10" (5.59m x 3.61m) Stunning, hand built oak kitchen beautifully crafted by a local builder. Top quality appliances, fittings, hinges and runners make this bespoke kitchen stand out from the crowd. A huge amount of storage is on offer (including an amazing 36 draws of varying sizes!), baking cupboard with a bank of electric plugs so appliances are hidden but easily accessible. Substantial Liebherr fridge with two freezer draws and internal ice dispenser, many meters of useable work surface is on offer and yet again this is top quality (Silestone Bianco Carrera). Inset Franke Belfast style stainless steel sink and tap looking out to the pretty walled cottage garden. A large peninsular is also topped with the same quality worktop and is wide enough for the children to do their homework on one side whilst cooking preparation is done on the other. Windows to the side and rear with slate sills. Such a sociable area!
SITTING ROOM 23' 7" x 15' 3" (7.19m x 4.65m) What a lovely room! Two oak steps lead down into what was the original ground floor of the cottage and some of the very thick walls could quite possibly pre-date the original barn that was here in the 1800's as, just 20 yards away sits the footprint of the old Glasney College church and looking down the line of the retaining wall this could have been part of the original historical buildings.
Two sash windows and the old entrance porch face the front of the property and give a colourful vista. There are cushioned window seats under each window, built in wooden cupboards and shelving. The log burner is a lovely focal point and is so powerful it heats the whole property. Neutral, quality woollen carpeting.
SNUG 10' 7" x 9' 8" (3.23m x 2.95m) Continuation of slate floor (matching that in the kitchen and dining rooms). This link room again makes for sociable family living and allows for each to be occupied with their own thoughts and work whilst staying in touch. Window to the rear and internal window to the sitting room. Cupboard housing the gas combination boiler which supplies central heating via the radiators in each room plus hot water on demand. Half glazed door into….
REAR INTERNAL HALLWAY AND STAIRWELL Continuation of the slate flooring. Turning staircase leading to the first floor with a window on the turn, thus flooding the area with natural light. Understairs cupboard. W/C with window to the side. Hand wash basin over a cupboard. Door to….
BOOTROOM/WORKSHOP Wooden lean-to area with butler sink, great for drying off wet dogs after a walk in the woods or along the river. There are doors on either end to access both the front and rear of the property.
FIRST FLOOR Once on the first-floor landing there is a very useful laundry room to the right, deep enough to be home to both the washing machine and tumble dryer, plus an airing area. (Our vendor has a lovely Victorian style Sheila's Maid hanging from the ceiling high above the stairwell).
FAMILY BATHROOM Beautifully designed and finished, this room has a rolltop bath under a window to the rear, a large, glazed door leading to a separate shower and stylish tiling throughout. Exposed and painted floorboards, long character shelf supporting the hand wash basin with Victorian style chrome tap with hidden plumbing and wall length mirror over. Half glazed door with obscure window to the landing and separate W/C.
BEDROOM ONE 15' 3" x 13' (4.65m x 3.96m) Completely occupying the first floor of the extension, this bedroom is both large yet comfortable; windows to the front and side give nice views over the garden. Door through to the…
DRESSING ROOM 9' x 9' (2.74m x 2.74m) Windows to the side and rear, the rear has a great view of the former Glasney College open grassed area. Door through to….
EN-SUITE 9' 11" x 7' 4" (3.02m x 2.24m) Very spacious and luxurious. White suite comprising W/C, hand wash basin on Victorian wooden washstand, large, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with plumbed rainfall shower head and hand attachment. Window to the rear. Exposed, painted wooden floorboards.
BEDROOM TWO 10' 5" x 9' 4" (3.18m x 2.84m) Window to the rear
BEDROOM THREE 10' 1" x 8' 4" (3.07m x 2.54m) Window to the rear
BEDROOM FOUR 13' 6" x 6' 2" (4.11m x 1.88m) (average width) Three built-in wardrobes.
Hallway with storage cupboards.
OUTSIDE Such a large garden (approx. a quarter of an acre) for a property so close to the town amenities. Mainly laid to lawn with fruit trees, shrubs and rose planting. Great area for the children to play. Plenty of room for vegetable patch or whatever the new owner wishes. A nice feature is the treehouse which is both a child's dream and adult's relaxation area.
There is a large, gravelled area which is accessed via high folding wooden gates and could possibly fit three cars. A large shed is in front of the parking spaces. To the rear of the house is a walled garden with colourful planting and looks lovely from the kitchen, also in this area is a gate leading into the former Glasney College open space behind the house.
The garden is very secure and both dog and child friendly thanks to the high boundary wall. The garden is on two separate titles as our vendor bought the main of the garden many years after purchasing the house. This means that the new owner may wish to apply to build a property in the garden and of course this would be subject to planning.
ALEXANDRA COTTAGE Once the garage to Alexandra house this has been totally transformed to make a beautiful holiday let. Currently returning a useful income on Airbnb but could also suit a family member who wants their independence or as a great work from home office.
Accessed via the pedestrian gate to the front of the property which is also home to the separate parking space for Alexandra Cottage. Some outside space is made available by way of a patio area from where you enter the property via a wooden door into….
BEDROOM 14' 2" x 9' 7" (4.32m x 2.92m) Exposed roof beams are painted white and make this large room feel huge due to the ceiling height. Window looking out to the patio area with Velux window over. Store cupboards, electric radiator, door into sitting room and door to….
SHOWER ROOM 9' 2" x 3' 9" (2.79m x 1.14m) White suite comprising W/C, pedestal hand wash basin and large shower cubicle with electric shower over and glazed entrance door. White Victorian tiling with black grouting. White ladder style heated towel radiator. Slate tiled flooring. Window to the patio area.
SITTING ROOM/KITCHEN 21' 9" x 9' 10" (6.63m x 3m) (reducing to 7'9" in the Kitchen area). Very bright thanks to the twin Velux windows over the sitting area and window to the lane from the kitchen. Again, vaulted ceiling with exposed white painted beams and mezzanine area where a mattress gives a little more lounging space. A modern log burner is certainly powerful enough to keep this annex cosy and also looks great with the flames flickering away. Light laminate flooring. Space for a small table and a couple of chairs.
The kitchen is petite but perfectly functional and is a great home-from-home. Base units with white work surface with inset Belfast sink and swan neck mixer tap. Electric oven and hob. Space for fridge/freezer Tiled splash backs.