3 Bedroom Detached Bungalow for sale in STITHIANS
Builit in the early 1960's by the South West Water Authority, this detached 3 bedroom bungalow is perched beside Stithians Dam and Reservoir in an incredible position. It needs renovation and the garden is heavily overgrown but it has huge potential to create an uplifting rural home with spectacular outlook in this location just 1.5 miles from Stithians Village.
- Detached bungalow beside Reservoir
- Requires renovation & modernisation
- 3 Bedrooms
- Lounge/dining room
- Kitchen with Aga
- Good sized, overgrown garden
- Potentially spectacular view to Reservoir & countryside
THE LOCATION The four bungalows at Stithians Dam are uniquely positioned overlooking the Lake, just 100 yards away, with spectacular views across the water to unspoilt countryside beyond and all around. Stithians Lake is the largest inland water in West Cornwall, just over 270 acres in size and over 4 miles around. As well as a water reserve for the community, it has something for everyone to enjoy from fishing to footpaths, wildlife to watersports and café to camping; the lake is both a hub of activity and a peaceful escape. Incredible that this property lies beside it, yet is just 1.5 miles from Stithians village with its active community and facilities which include a primary school, Spar shop with Post Office, church and pub. Local towns of Falmouth, Camborne, Redruth, Helston and Truro are all within a 10 mile radius by road.
THE PROPERTY The several properties here were built by the Water Authority in the early 1960's, for key employees and subsequently sold in 1985 into private ownership. This detached bungalow has plenty of scope for improvement, all set for its next chapter in life. Its plot size is larger than is immediately apparent, the overgrown foliage deceiving as to how much garden there is. The foliage also restricts the view that could be sensational when greenery is cut back. Accommodation presents 3 bedrooms, a sizeable hallway, lounge/dining room and a kitchen with Propane gas fuelled green Aga. There is a garage located to the rear, in a block of 3. We cannot remember such an interesting opportunity at this price level, to create what could be a sensational home in this uplifting position.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
Rear entrance via
Stable door into side passageway, linking through to front garden. Storage area.
Stable door into lobby.
HALLWAY 12' 6" x 6' 9" (3.81m x 2.06m) Door to shelved cupboard. Door to 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and ...
LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 15' 9" x 10' 0" (4.8m x 3.05m) reducing to 14' in dining area. Two windows overlooking the overgrown front garden and foliage which, if cut back, would present exceptional and unobstructed views to Stithians Dam and Reservoir and to countryside beyond.
KITCHEN 14' (reducing to 10'8) x 8' 2" (4.27m x 2.49m) Basic functional, fitted units and a green Propane gas fired Aga. Window to front again with potentially fabulous views to Reservoir, Dam and countryside. Airing Cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion. Serving hatch to living room.
BEDROOM ONE 14' x 9' 5" (4.27m x 2.87m) Window to the side where again, foliage is heavily overgrown and views could be transformed. Base cupboard space.
BEDROOM TWO 9' 2" x 8' 6" (2.79m x 2.59m) Doorway recess. Window to side with potentially much improved views once foliage is cut back. Built in wardrobe, drawers and cupboard.
BEDROOM THREE 9' 10" x 7' (3m x 2.13m) Plus doorway recess, window to side.
BATHROOM 8' x 5' 10" (2.44m x 1.78m) Two obscured windows to side. 3 piece white suite. Access to loft space.
GARDEN The gardens at Number 1 Dam bungalow are a good size, established and heavily overgrown, and whilst the foliage affords great privacy at the front and side, some thoughtful pruning and cutting back could improve views no end. Potentially here, the view overlooking Stithians Dam and Reservoir and over unspoilt countryside all around, is sensational.
The front garden and to one side, is enclosed by timber fencing with a path and gateway leading out on to the lane.
The rear and other side garden is overgrown with a fir tree, holly, camelia and palm.
Propane gas tank.
GARAGE To the rear is a single garage, being the right hand side of a block of 3 garages, the other two owned by neighbouring properties.