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6 bedroom Detached House for sale: Altarnun, Launceston

  • bedrooms 6
Reference: 37054_102915041679

Key Features

  • EPC F25 and F31


Occupying this tranquil location with NO IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURS, this truly is one of a kind, a perfect lifestyle opportunity for those seeking the good life. There are 3 FULLY INDIVIDUAL HOMES, ideal for dual/triple family occupancy, currently a successful ongoing HOLIDAY LET business. Set in gardens and grounds of just under 1 ACRE, useful outbuildings and garaging. Offering tremendous potential to expand, including caravan/camping or retreat prospects.


DESCRIPTION For those looking for the Good Life this complex is suitable for a variety of uses including dual/triple family occupancy having three fully individual self contained homes. The main farmhouse is divided into two, currently offering owners one bedroom accommodation and adjoining 3 bedroom Cottage. A further separate detached 2 bedroom cottage, which is under a separate title offering the successful purchasers the opportunity to benefit ownership of each dwelling or indeed separate the property with ease, both properties having separate entrances. The whole is set in extensive large gardens and grounds of 0.9 acre, incorporating a detached double garage, which is currently divided to provide a garage to the house and one to the cottage, a further large useful outbuilding which could be used as Stabling, as the gardens have potential to create a pony paddock if required. There is an enclosed productive vegetable garden for those looking to be self sufficient, an abundance of deciduous and evergreen trees, sunken ornamental pond, raised stone circle giving that touch of Cornish folklore. The grounds lend themselves to the potential for glamping or caravan/camping with separate drive entrance and outside power. To the front of the property an extensive gravelled parking area which would also suit many types of vehicles. The whole giving the most discerning of purchasers many options with flexibility and potential. 

LOCATION Nestled in this peaceful location with no immediate neighbours, yet near the village of Altarnun on the north-eastern edge of Bodmin Moor. An award winning village famously featured in Daphne du Maurier's 'Jamaica Inn' and more recently famous for its part in the wedding of TV favourite 'Doc Martin' and Louisa, which was filmed here at the Church of St Nonna's. Altarnun's amenities include a village shop and public house and there is also a school. Within walking distance is the renowned pub/restaurant The Rising Sun. Approximately 8 miles from the historic market town and ancient capital of Cornwall is Launceston, where narrow streets are lined with a variety of quirky independent shops including well-regarded local butchers and bakers. The retail park offers a Marks and Spencer Food Hall, together with Pets at Home, Iceland, Argos and Peacocks to name a few. Supermarkets including Tesco and Lidl are also found, along with high street banks, doctors, dentists, many recreational facilities etc. Altarnun offers good access to the A30 trunk road making it ideal for commuting west to the capital city of Truro or east to Exeter and also with good links to Plymouth in the south.  

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (All Measurements are Approximate) 

THE FARMHOUSE 3 Bedroom Cottage currently Holiday Let
Double glazed square paned door into: 

LOUNGE 14' 4" x 11' 5" (4.39m x 3.50m) With flagstone flooring. Magnificent fireplace with Granite lintel housing a large woodburning stove. Attractive beamed ceiling with inset downlighters. Radiator. Cloaks cupboard with coat hooks. Narrow double glazed window to front with deep slate sill and beam over. Stairs rising to First Floor. Opening into; 

KITCHEN/DINER 21' 3" x 10' 8" (6.48 m x 3.27m) Triple aspect room with double glazed windows to front, side and rear, two with deep slate sills and one with timber polished window seat, exposed stonework below. Radiator. Attractive cottage style fitted kitchen boasting solid Oak worktops and breakfast bar with built-in base cupboards below. Induction hob with built-in electric oven beneath. Soft close cupboards and drawers. Further base units incorporating integrated dishwasher and fridge. Inset one and a half bowl composite sink with mixer tap and tiled splashbacking to walls. Beamed ceiling. Electric fuse cupboard. Attractive beech effect wood flooring. Chandelier lighting and spot lighting. uPVC double glazed door to outside. From the kitchen a square pane door leads into the: 

UTILITY ROOM 8' 4" x 3' 3" max (2.56m x 1.0m) With tiled floor. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Timber latch door into: 

GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM 7' 11" x 6' 3" (2.43m x 1.91m) With opaque frosted double glazed window to rear. Comprising three piece suite with timber panelled bath and electric shower over with glazed shower screen. Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Half tiled walls. Radiator. Light/shaver unit.  

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Exposed timber beams. Exposed stonework to one wall. Timber door leading into: 

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 1 14' 7" x 11' 10" (4.46m x 3.62m) With attractive views over the front courtyard gardens and countryside beyond. Square paned double glazed tilt and turn door leading out onto granary steps. Window to side with slate sill. Attractive exposed floorboards. Radiator. Exposed beams. Door leads to; 

EN-SUITE CLOAKROOM Comprising low level wc. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirror over. Shaver point. Heated towel rail. Timber door gives access to the Airing Cupboard housing hot water cylinder and central heating controls. Downlighters. 

BEDROOM 2 11' 2" x 8' 2" (3.41m x 2.50m) Square paned double glazed tilt and turn window to front enjoying views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Access to loft space. Exposed 'A' frames. Exposed stonework to one wall with recessed timber shelving and attractive alcove. Radiator.  

BEDROOM 3 13' 2" x 11' 5" max (4.02m x 3.48m) Exposed roof timbers with reduced head height to one side. Exposed stonework. uPVC double glazed square paned window to side with delightful views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Radiator.  

BATHROOM 9' 3" x 5' 10" max (2.82m x 1.80m) With reduced head height. Exposed 'A' framed timbers. Opaque double glazed window to front with deep sill. Attractive three piece suite with panelled bath and Antique style shower attachment over. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, shaver point over. Downlighters. Extractor fan. Heated towel radiator. Low level wc. Two small inset vanity cupboards with timber doors.  

LANESIDE COTTAGE Adjoining One Bedroom Annexe (Owners Accommodation) 

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (All Measurements are Approximate) 

GABLED ENTRANCE PORCH With slate roof. Double glazed front door. Slate seat with coat hooks above. Opening into: 

LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 21' 1" x 12' 4" max (6.43m x 3.77m) Two double glazed windows to front with timber sills and two slate window seats. Magnificent Inglenook fireplace with Granite and stonework, housing large woodburning stove on a slate hearth, timber heavy beam over. Further alcove with beam over and slate sill. Exposed beams with inset downlighters. Two radiators. Timber glazed Gothic style French doors into:  

STUDY 8' 10" x 4' 5" (2.71m x 1.35m) With double glazed window to rear and slate sill. Exposed beams. Door into: 

GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM 6' 10" x 6' 10" (2.10m x 2.10m) With frosted double glazed window to side. Tiled splashback to water sensitive areas. Three piece suite comprising modern panelled bath with Triton electric shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and light/shaver unit above. Low level wc. Radiator.  

From the Lounge an opening leads to: 

KITCHEN 10' 5" x 6' 10" (3.2m x 2.10m) Two double glazed windows to rear with deep tiled sills. Attractive range of modern base units and glazed wall units incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Electric built-in oven with ceramic hob. Radiator. Space for fridge freezer. Exposed beams. Steps up into: 

UTILITY ROOM 6' 3" x 6' 0" (1.93m x 1.84m) With double glazed door to outside. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, dishwasher and freezer with work surface over. Double glazed narrow window to rear. Shelving. 

From the Lounge, stairs rise to: 

PRINICPAL BEDROOM 1 21' 1" x 13' 6" max (6.43m x 4.14m) Superb room with vaulted ceilings and two double glazed windows to front with timber window seats. Deep alcove with timber shelf. Exposed 'A' framed roof trusses. Access to eaves storage. Exposed floorboards. Central fitted carpet area. Door to: 

EN-SUITE CLOAKROOM With low level wc. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Shaver point. Inset downlighters.  

MEADOW COTTAGE Detached 2 Bedroom Cottage (with separate title) currently Holiday Let. 

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (All Measurements are Approximate) 

ENTRANCE PORCH Half glazed front door. Flagstone floor. Opening into: 

UTILITY ROOM 6' 10" x 4' 1" (2.10m x 1.25m) Housing hot water cylinder and oil fired boiler. Space and plumbing for automatic washing. Opaque window to rear. Electric fuse board. Access to roof space.  

From the Porch a square paned door leads into: 

ENTRANCE HALL Double glazed square paned window to front with timber sill. Laminate flooring. Exposed beams. Timber door into: 

GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM 8' 3" x 5' 0" (2.53m x 1.54m) With opaque double glazed window to rear and slate sill. Comprising modern suite with panelled bath and electric Mira Sport shower over. Low level wc. Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror above. Shaver point. Radiator. Tiled splashbacking to water sensitive areas. Spotlights. Exposed beams.  

From the Hall a timber door leads into: 

LOUNGE 17' 9" x 11' 7" (5.42m x 3.55m) Double glazed window to front with timber sill. Attractive room with exposed beams and fireplace recess with exposed granite and woodburning stove on a slate hearth. Inset heavy beam. Radiator. Opening into: 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 14' 5" x 13' 10" max (4.41 m x 4.23m) Being triple aspect with double glazed windows with attractive timber window sills enjoying views over the private rear gardens and patio doors onto a rear decked terraced area. Range of wall and base units incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Built-in electric cooker with ceramic hood and extractor fan over. Integrated appliances including fridge and dishwasher. Radiator. Tiled splashbacking to walls. Access to roof space. Spotlights.  

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Exposed beams. Double glazed window to front with timber sill and timber shelf. Timber floorboards extending into the Bedrooms.  

BEDROOM 1 10' 11" x 8' 6" (3.34m x 2.61m) Timber door. Double glazed window to rear enjoying views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Deep wardrobe with hanging rail. Recess, ideal for vanity area. Exposed beams. Roof trusses. A door gives access into: 

JACK AND JILL CLOAKROOM Low level wc and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Mirror and shaver unit above. Extractor fan.  

BEDROOM 2 11' 10" x 9' 0" max (3.62m x 2.75m) With double glazed window to front and timber sill. Radiator. Exposed beams and roof trusses. Access to loft space. Door into Jack and Jill cloakroom. 

OUTSIDE The main residence is approached through timber entrance gates into a gravelled drive offering extensive parking for several types of vehicles. Attractive Granary outside steps with wrought iron railings. Granite post gateway opens into the delightful private formal gardens, with GREENHOUSE and bordered by mature hedge and stone wall boundaries. Gravelled terrace for sitting outside and enjoying the peacefulness of the gardens which adjoin open farmland. The gardens extend to the rear of Meadow Cottage, with a private decked terrace. Oil storage tank.

To the rear of the main residence a further separate entrance drive, via timber gates, gives access to the front of Meadow Cottage and leads to; 

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 20' 10" x 16' 1" (6.35m x 4.9m) Currently divided into two but could easily be separated again if required. Power and light connected. Eaves storage to side. Timber entrance doors.


From the rear entrance a gentle slope leads up to the remainder of the grounds, in all approximately 0.9 of an acre, generally laid to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs and trees. An enclosed Kitchen Garden with productive vegetables. Mature fruit trees. Ornamental raised stone circle and sunken pond with many wild plants, a haven for wildlife and birds.  

DETACHED TIMBER OUTBUILDING This building could ideally lend itself to stabling if required. Timber entrance doors. Adjoining log store. 

AGENTS NOTE 1. The main residence is under a separate title from Meadow Cottage lending itself to those wishing to separate the properties or indeed to have dual or triple family occupancy under their own title.
2. There is a further small area of garden located on the other side of the lane accessed by a five bar gate where the septic tank is located providing drainage for all three properties. 

SERVICES Mains Water and Electricity. Drainage to Septic tank. Telephone and Superfast Broadband. 

DIRECTIONS TO FIND From Launceston join the A30 towards Bodmin and after 6 miles turn left signposted to Five Lanes, Trewint and Altarnun. At the mini-roundabout continue right signposted to Five Lanes passing underneath the A30 and at the next T junction turn left signposted to Altarnun. Then immediately right signed Altarnun and right again into the village of Five Lanes and turn left signposted Altarnun. Follow this road through the village passing the village Church on your left hand side. Continue along this road. Proceed up the hill. At the top of the hill turn right into an unmarked lane just before the sign Treween. Proceed along this narrow country lane for approximately a third of a mile and the property will be found on the left hand side. 

AGENTS NOTE As the property is under two titles the successful purchaser would not be liable for stamp duty if completion takes place prior to the end of March 2021. 

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Reference: 37054_102915041679

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6a High Street , Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8ER
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