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Farm House


4 Bedroom Farm House for sale in LAITY, WENDRON

Tregunstis House is a detached south facing 1800's farmhouse with elevated far reaching views, in a magical countryside setting with Cornish hedged gardens, paddock and field, 2.74 acres in all. Lying well away from any roads, along a third of a mile tree lined lane between Falmouth and Helston and about 2.5 miles from Constantine village. This rural gem has four bedrooms and two large living rooms plus a conservatory with scope to enjoy 'as is' or possibly expand or adapt to create somewhere very special indeed.

Key Features:

  • Detached 19th Century farmhouse
  • Remarkably natural South facing countryside setting
  • Characterful 4 bedroom accommodation
  • Two 20' living rooms plus conservatory
  • Family/bath/shower room upstairs; shower room/WC & utility downstairs
  • Reached up a long lane away from roads
  • 2.74 acres - field, paddock & garden
  • Unique farmstead setting

THE PROPERTY Tregunstis House is a detached 1800's former farmhouse being sold with 2.74 acres of land comprising a field, paddock and its established gardens.

The property will become part of a two home farmstead, where the current owners are retaining the farm's dilapidated barns and outbuildings to build a very special 'forever' home for themselves, in what they consider to be a magical slice of Cornwall.

The farmhouse, with it's separate driveway and elevated position retains a sense of seclusion, its outlook skimming the top of the barns and eventual dwellings.

We know the owners well and have included some additional detail in this respect together with links such as the architect being used, to indicate the consideration and quality of the scheme and the sensitivity and intentions of the owners.

Tregunstis House is lovely 'as is', with its four bedroom accommodation retaining much originality and charm. There are two 20' long, beamed ceiling reception rooms, each with fireplaces and 'Clear View' stoves, together with a south facing conservatory taking in the far reaching views. Upstairs is a large, modern bath/shower room and downstairs, a recently added utility room and shower room/WC.

We believe Tregunstis House would provide the perfect work from home lifestyle and environment and subject to required consents of course, has great scope to enlarge or adapt.

THE LOCATION Many will not have been to Seworgan - a lovely unspoilt old farming and mining hamlet in Cornish countryside, set well away from the main road between Falmouth and Helston towns and 2.5 miles from Constantine village. On the approach to Seworgan is the discreet entrance to a third of a mile long lane branching off to the lovely Tregunstis Old Mill and culminating at Tregunstis House.

To visit Tregunstis House is a treat, where the delightful tree lined approach builds expectation, drawing one away from the road and neighbours and to the head of the unspoilt valley. The farm's situation is enchanting with natural countryside all around and spectacularly good views looking many miles through the valley, woods and rolling fields towards the coast and sea. This is a situation of remarkable tranquillity and open space, to enjoy far reaching views, and awe inspiring sunrises and sunsets. A labyrinth of footpaths locally enable blissful 'off-road' walking all around including to Gweek and Constantine villages.


Entrance is either via the 'main' front door, although more likely to be at the rear for everyday access, nearest the parking area: Rear wooden effect UPVC double glazed 'stable' door into.....

KITCHEN 12' 10" x 10' 6" (3.91m x 3.2m) Double glazed windows to two sides. Painted panelled units at base and eye level, worktops with inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Two glazed cabinets, built-in dishwasher, 'Belling' propane gas fired three oven, five element range cooker. Painted beamed and spotlit ceiling. Painted panelling and ceramic splashback tiling to walls. Cupboard housing Electric Consumer Unit and tripping switches. Electric night storage heater. Wide opening into sitting and dining rooms.

Painted ledge and braced door into.....

UTILITY ROOM 8' 9" x 6' 3" (2.67m x 1.91m) Double glazed and panel effect door to rear. Worktops with space beneath for washing machine and tumble dryer. Space for fridge and freezer. Spotlit ceiling. Coat hooks. Access to loft.

Painted ledge and braced door to...….

SHOWER ROOM/WC In white; dual flush WC, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, walk-in tiled corner shower cubicle. Spotlit ceiling. Extractor fan. Double glazed window to side.

LIVING/DINING ROOM 20' (6.1m) x 13' (3.96m) increasing to 14' 3" (4.34m)

A fine room, once two now combined as one, with double glazed windows back and front and glazed doorway into the conservatory, flooding light and with spectacular rolling countryside views, facing south, looking towards Goonhilly and the coast and out to the sea in the distance. This lovely, painted beamed ceiling room has plastered

walls, exposed granite quoins and a striking granite surround fireplace with inset 'Clear View' stove on a raised slate hearth. The room incorporates old tessellated floor

tiling from the original hallway and a ledge and braced door opens to reveal the staircase to the first floor. Built-in shelved under stair cupboard. Glazed door to conservatory. Glazed French door into....


SITTING ROOM 20' x 10' 10" (6.1m x 3.3m) A generous room, again made from two originals, triple aspect with double glazed windows to rear, side and front with garden and countryside views. Fireplace, where a 'Clear View' stove sits on a slate flagstone hearth.

CONSERVATORY 15' 3" x 8' (4.65m x 2.44m) UPVC double glazing above a block base wall with monopitch double glazed roof. Opening windows and wide double glazed French doors leading into the garden.

Views from here are glorious: facing south to rolling countryside and towards the sea in the distance.

FIRST FLOOR Stairs up to.....

LANDING Power points. Dado rail. Old painted pine panelled doors to four bedrooms and …..

BATH/SHOWER ROOM 13' 6" x 10' 10" (4.11m x 3.3m) Some lovely rural and rolling country views via double glazed windows to two sides. This spacious room houses an oversized shower cubicle, large stand alone bath with shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and dual flush WC. Ledge and braced painted door to shelved cupboard housing insulated hot water tank and immersion. A tiled and panelled room with spotlit ceiling. Access to loft space. Electric night storage heater.

BEDROOM ONE 14' 2" x 9' 10" (4.32m x 3m) Painted exposed floorboards. Double glazed window with spectacularly good rural views looking through the valley, woods and rolling countryside to Goonhilly, coast and out to sea in the distance. Picture rail.

BEDROOM TWO 13' x 9' 10" (3.96m x 3m) Painted exposed wooden floorboards. Double glazed window with spectacularly good rural views looking through the valley, woods and rolling countryside to Goonhilly, coast and out to sea in the distance. Electric night storage heater.

Access to loft.

BEDROOM THREE 11' 2" x 9' 7" (3.4m x 2.92m) Exposed painted floorboards. Double glazed window to rear with garden, field and countryside views. Electric night storage heater. Picture rail.

BEDROOM FOUR 9' 9" x 7' 7" (2.97m x 2.31m) Exposed wooden painted floorboards. Double glazed window to rear overlooking garden and field. Painted panelled door to wardrobe/cupboard.

OUTSIDE Tregunstis House lies within a garden, field and paddock, 2.74 acres in all where there is open space all around and glorious rural, countryside and valley views out towards the sea. The approach from Seworgan is enchanting, along a tree lined, third of a mile long lane, with

track off to Old Tregunstis Mill before culminating at the farmhouse and its former outbuildings. Tregunstis House has its own newly formed driveway leading to a.....

PARKING AREA For several vehicles, a few paces from the house. More formal and established gardens lie to the front, back and side of the house with some lovely granite walls and steps, areas of lawn and terracing and shrubs and plants including camellia and hydrangea with bamboo, beech and conifer hedging for shelter. Beyond the house is a post and rail enclosed garden and hardstanding area with a gate leading into......

THE PADDOCK Enclosed by a post and rail fence and old Cornish hedges, interconnecting gateway through to......

FIELD 1.94 acres including the access driveway and parking area. Natural Cornish hedge enclosed. A private right of way exists giving access to a field North of the house.

RIGHTS OF WAY Tregunstis House has right of way along the approach lane which also serves Tregunstis Old Mill and our vendors as owners of Tregunstis Farm. Tregunstis House will share a quarter cost of the lane's maintenance. A private right of way exists through the field, giving access to a field north of the house.

FOOTPATHS - OWNERS' NOTE "The walks around the countryside at Tregunstis House have made life here even more special. From the track, just below the farmhouse, you join a public footpath which follows a stream through the wooded valley to Polanguy. From here there are shorter circular walks home across neighbouring fields or you can keep going along footpaths to Gweek. In the spring the woodland is filled with bluebells, and we love to wander down the path to sit in the little oak tree glen at the edge of the stream which is just a couple of minutes from the house. It has an ancient appeal too - further down the path is the ruined chapel site of Merther Uny - with its ancient celtic cross dating to 1302. Keep going and you come to the neolithic standing stone at Tolvan Cross. If you get as far as Gweek, fish and chip Wednesdays at the water's edge or a pint at the Black Swan are worth the hill climb back up to Tregunstis House! We haven't tried it yet, but you can also walk from Tregunstis House to Constantine on a public footpath across farmland the whole way which I imagine has some fabulous views to the sea".

AGENTS NOTE John Lay and Tim Heather have been friends of the owners Chris and Chloe Wild for over 20 years, , most recently acting in the sale of their beautifully restored cottage, once part of the Trevarno Estate at Chynhale, near Helston. Their move was to this enchanting property with 20 acres, coming to the market for the first time in over 40 years.

Set in totally unspoilt surroundings, here they could envisage establishing their forever home for themselves and their two young daughters, together with two high end holiday properties created from the farm's dilapidated barns and outbuildings.

Having met at Falmouth Art College, the couple have an artistic background; Chris has taught at Constantine Primary School for over 15 years and Chloe is a freelance writer, working mostly from home, whilst managing the farm, animals and children.

Knowing them as we do it is no surprise Chris and Chloe have employed local architect Matthew Robinson at Caervallack, Manaccan, renowned for his use of natural materials and sympathetic design.

The vision for this cluster of farm buildings is to create an exclusive farmstead, sympathetic to the magical setting where the farmhouse will naturally be enhanced as the project unfolds and the surroundings evolve into something even more special. The plan is for a simple design with Scandinavian influence using beautiful materials and careful landscaping aided by Chloe's sister, Sadie May Stowell a gold medal award winning garden designer.

Providing privacy both ways will be central to the carefully considered planting scheme that will form part of the overarching plan. To the south of the currently rough garden area and pole rail fence - a bank of native hedgerow trees and shrubs are being planted to screen the barns and hard landscaping/turning area that won't obscure far reaching views - the elevated position of the farmhouse will allow an 8' foot hedge to grow and mask the immediate foreground including hawthorn, elder, holly and gorse. In the troughs in front of the farmhouse garden a variety of evergreen shrubs are to be planted - including oleaster, hebe and viburnum - selected to give privacy to the height of the barn wall but not exceed roof height thus providing a foliage screen 'wall' to look beyond to the views. Rambling roses will be planted to obscure the roofs of the lean to agricultural sheds immediately in front of the farmhouse garden.

Chris and Chloe's vision is to create a beautiful enclave of buildings with a unique character, each having individual seclusion with the benefit of neighbourly vicinity and access to the far reaching surroundings and outlook.

We have no doubt they will succeed!

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