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3 bedroom Detached House for sale: Altarnun, Launceston

  • bedrooms 3
Reference: 37054_102915041769

Key Features

  • EPC E42


Stunning GRADE II LISTED Detached COTTAGE, this hidden gem boasts immaculately presented accommodation and superb character features. Extensive gardens and grounds of 1.1 ACRES together with LINHAY, CARPORT & WORKSHOP. Views over countryside and Dartmoor.


Built circa 1600, this sympathetically refurbished and beautifully presented Cottage is Grade II Listed, clearly loved and tended by the current vendors to an exceptionally high standard, both inside and out. Believed to have formerly been two Cornish farm workers cottages with an adjoining barn, boasting charming features such as flagstone floors, deep solid beech window sills and window seats, exposed oak beams, vaulted ceilings and oak flooring, granite fireplace and stonework, together with modern comforts such as hardwood cottage style square paned double glazed windows and lpg central heating. Approached over its own gravelled driveway and set within gardens and grounds of just over an acre, this stunning home will appeal to a variety of buyers. For those seeking that 'get away' from the hustle and bustle for the 'good life', where working from home has its benefits, to those most discerning purchasers that love gardening or perhaps want to keep a pony or small animals. There are outbuildings including a Linhay, currently providing garage space and offering tremendous potential for conversion to a studio, subject the necessary planning consents. A further Carport with log store and to the rear of the property a Detached Workshop, known as the Tractor Shed, which could be used for stabling, as the paddock is immediately adjoining. The extensive grounds enjoy superb views and incorporate a small fruit orchard, raised flower and vegetable beds, lawns and various seating areas to take advantage of the sun or shade, together with a substantial polytunnel for the keen garden enthusiast. A circle of Silver Birch, large Cherry Tree and splendid Wisteria add much of the character to this stunning home. Ample parking for several types of vehicles and vehicular access to the Workshop and paddock, means that this property will appeal to many. 

LOCATION Nestled in a quiet rural hamlet between the villages of Altarnun and Polyphant. The village of Altarnun is 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. Approximately 6 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)


Traditional timber front door leading into: 

LOUNGE 14' 7" x 13' 5" (4.46m x 4.09m) Superb granite open fireplace housing large woodburning stove on a slate hearth. Window to front with shutters and granite sill. Exposed stonework and window seat. Exposed beams. Tall radiator set in alcove. TV point. Half glazed door and step down into:

SITTING ROOM 17' 5" plus door recess x 14' 2" (5.33m x 4.32m) A magnificent Vaulted room being triple aspect with two windows to front with deep polished Beech sills. Patio door to side and further patio doors onto decked terrace enjoying superb views across rolling countryside and Dartmoor in the distance. Stunning multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth. Exposed stonework and vaulted ceiling, exposed beams. Two radiators. Telephone point. Engineered Oak flooring.

From the Lounge a step up into: 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 20' 4" x 13' 7" (6.22m x 4.16m) Being double aspect with 3 windows to front, deep timber panelled sills and window to rear with timber sill and window seat. Flagstone flooring. DINING AREA; Exposed stonework to one wall. Exposed beams. Built-in Welsh dresser. Further range of built-in cupboards with solid worktop above and exposed beams. Radiator and heated towel rail. Steps up into KITCHEN – attractively fitted with comprehensive range of wall and base units, Granite worktops. Inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated freezer, Wine Cooler and Miele Dishwasher. Built-in double Smeg oven with Neff Induction hob and canopy extractor hood over. Under-unit lighting. Tiled splashback. Spotlights. Exposed beamed ceiling. Stairs rising to First Floor. Understairs storage cupboard. Half glazed door into:

REAR PORCH 8' 1" x 4' 7" (2.47m x 1.42m) With stable door to outside. Slate floor. Heated towel rail. Door into: 

GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 7' 10" x 3' 9" (2.40m x 1.16m) With opaque window to rear. Timber latch door. Recessed shower cubicle with mains fed shower and rainfall shower head. Recess for toiletries. Low level WC. Corner vanity wash basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Attractive mosaic tiling to walls. Slate floor.

From the Porch timber latch door into:

UTILITY ROOM 9' 8" x 9' 7" (2.95m x 2.92m) Window to rear. Fitted with a range of attractive floor units under a square edge solid wood worktop. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and tiled splashback to walls. Space for freezer. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for tall fridge freezer. Chrome switches. Wall mounted Worcester Bosch LPG combination boiler. Radiator. Access to loft space.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Radiator. Exposed 'A' frames. Exposed beams to walls. Access to insulated roof space. Timber latch doors to the Bedrooms and Bathroom.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM 13' 8" x 14' 9" (4.18m x 4.51m) Window to front with timber shutters and deep sill. Exposed stonework to walls. Exposed 'A' frames. Attractive range of timber built-in cupboards with deep display shelves, wardrobes with hanging rails. Vanity area with cupboards below. Two radiators.

BEDROOM 2 8' 11" x 8' 10" (2.72m x 2.71m) Window to front with timber shutters, deep timber panelled sill and exposed stonework. Exposed 'A' frames and beams. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 14' 10" into wardrobe recess x 6' 4" (4.53m x 1.94m) Attractive double aspect windows to front and side with deep timber panelled sills and shutters. Exposed stonework to one wall. Exposed beams and 'A' frames. Radiator. Recessed wardrobe with hanging rail. This room is currently used as a Study being lovely and light.

BATHROOM 9' 8" x 8' 3" (2.96m x 2.53m) Window to front with timber shutters and exposed stonework to walls. Exposed 'A' frames. Attractively fitted with solid Beech cupboard units and marble surfaces. Comprising counter top wash basin with mixer tap and cupboards below. Shaver point. Chrome heated towel rail. Solid Beech panelled bath with Aqualisa shower over. Tiled splashback to water sensitive areas. Further heated towel rail.

OUTSIDE Approached through timber gates onto a gravelled entrance drive there is ample off-road parking for several different types of vehicles. Exceptionally well stocked front landscaped garden with a variety of mature flowering shrubs. Pergola and path leading to the Wisteria and front door. Further pergola with gravelled area, slate topped bench seat and patio. Magnificent views not only of this stunning cottage but also countryside beyond.

To the front of the property, outbuildings comprise:

THE LINHAY 23' 7" x 14' 11" (7.19m x 4.55m) Currently a garage/workshop. With power, light and water connected. Timber entrance doors. Further Timber door and window to front. This building would lend itself to conversion to a Studio or small holiday let subject to the necessary planning consents.

LOG STORE/CARPORT 13' 1" x 13' 1" (3.99m x 3.99m) With light connected.

The beautifully stocked gardens wrap around the whole cottage with many areas to sit and relax. The current vendors have thoroughly enjoyed growing many fruits, vegetables and flowers with a kitchen garden of raised vegetable beds and established POLYTUNNEL. Magnificent Cherry Tree bursting with White blossom in the spring months.

Extensive decked sun terrace wraps the side and rear of the sitting room and again enjoys superb views over rolling countryside and distant views of Dartmoor. Raised fish ponds with waterfall feature. Outside tap. Outside lighting. A vehicular access via timber gates leads into the main paddock to the rear which is bordered by mature trees and hedges. Within the grounds is an impressive small copse of Birch trees and further fruit trees. The outbuildings then comprise; 

DETACHED WORKSHOP Currently divided into two measuring 14'6" x 12'3" and 14'6" x 12'7". Affectionately know as the Tractor Shed but could ideally be used as a Stable and Tack Room.  

POLYTUNNEL 30’ x 10’. 30' 0" x 10' 0" (9.14m x 3.05m) With access back to the gardens and raised beds. Concrete base. 

To the lower side of the cottage is a further area of lawn bordered by hedging and screening the location of the septic tank.  

SERVICES Mains water, mains electricity. Drainage to Septic Tank. LPG Central Heating. Superfast Broadband. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY Cornwall Council. 

COUNCIL TAX Council Tax Band E. 

DIRECTIONS TO FIND From Launceston proceed to the Pennygillam roundabout and join the A30 signposted to Bodmin. Follow the A30 for approximately 5 miles turning right signposted to Launceston and Polyphant. Here, cross the A30 turning right and immediately left signposted to Polyphant. Continue along this road passing through the village of Polyphant and continue straight on signposted to Camelford. Follow this road for approximately half a mile and turn right signposted to Trethinna. Proceed along this road for a short distance and the entrance gates will be found ahead of you on the left hand side.  


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Reference: 37054_102915041769

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