Carnkie, Helston £260,000

Sold STC
  • Front Aspect
  • Lounge Area
  • Lounge Area
  • Lounge/Dining Area
  • Dining Area
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Bedroom One
  • Bedroom Two
  • Front Garden
  • Detached Garage
  • EPC Graph

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  • Two bedroom detached cottage
  • Lovely rural village location
  • Living/dining area, snug with wood burning stove
  • Kitchen
  • Family bathroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Detached double garage/workshop
  • Gardens
  • Planning permission granted
  • Short walk to Stithians Reservoir

A terrific detached double fronted granite cottage set in village location with the addition of a large detached garage and driveway parking. The cottage enjoys very private south facing gardens which are enclosed by hedging, fencing and traditional stone walling. Internally the property has been updated and now comprises a full width living/dining room with beamed ceiling along with a multi fuel 'Clearview' stove set to one side with granite lintel over. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern floor and wall units with working surfaces over; there are two double bedrooms, both of which enjoy far reaching views over the countryside, a ground floor WC and a family bathroom. As previously mentioned, there is a large detached garage set to the side of the property with a further parking area to the side that could be used for the storage of a boat or further car and there is driveway parking to the front of the garage for three cars. All in all a most charming home, ready to move straight into and perfect for first time buyers, retirement, second home, or investment purchasers alike with the added benefit of the planning permissions (see Agent's Note) for those looking to enhance the potential of the cottage. The property is one of the older cottages in the village and was built by a stonemason for his family. He worked at one of the local quarries which is reflected in the quality of the stonework and construction.  A lovely cottage and a viewing is very highly advised.

Carnkie is a small village with a mix of properties all enjoying a semi-rural position. A regular bus service from the village runs to the surrounding towns where a much wider range of shopping, business and leisure facilities can be found.  The village of Porkellis is a short drive away which has a local Public House - The Star Inn where they also run a village store throughout the week. Primary schools can be found in the nearby villages of Wendron and Halwyn and there are secondary schools at Helston, Penryn and Falmouth and the ever expanding University Campus at Tremough is located approximately five miles away. 



Double glazed door leads into:-


Double glazed window to the front enjoying views over the garden and the countryside in the distance. Exposed granite wall. 'Amtico' flooring. Internal and external wall lights. Glazed door leading through to:-

LIVING/DINING ROOM - 24' 0'' x 12' 1'' (7.31m x 3.68m)

Two double glazed windows to the front overlooking the enclosed garden and beamed ceiling, 'Amtico' flooring. Fireplace with slate hearth under and inset multi-fuel 'Clearview' stove set with back boiler which heats radiators and water, with granite lintel over. Wireless electric heating. Stairs to the first floor with cupboard under, glass feature balustrade, window seat with slate sill and TV point.


Doors opening to:-

KITCHEN - 11' 11'' x 7' 2'' (3.63m x 2.18m)

Double glazed window to the rear. Range of wall and base units incorporating roll top work surface with a single 'Belfast' sink and mixer tap over. Tiled splash back. Built-in 'Smeg' oven/grill and hob with extractor hood over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Space for washing machine. Spot lights. 'Amtico' flooring. Wall mounted electric heating. Double glazed door leading out to the rear courtyard.


Double glazed window to the rear. Doors off to:-

BEDROOM ONE - 12' 3'' x 8' 11'' (3.73m x 2.72m)

Double glazed window to the front enjoying views over the garden to the countryside beyond. Built-in wardrobe. Built-in storage cupboard. Window seat with slate sill. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO - 11' 9'' x 8' 11'' (3.58m x 2.72m) maximum measurements

Double glazed window to the front enjoying views over the garden to the countryside beyond. Radiator.


Double glazed window to the side. Bath with electric shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled splash backs. Spot lights. Heated towel rail.


Fitted with a suite comprising of wash hand basin and low level WC. Spot lights.


Externally a gated pathway leads up to the entrance porch through the front garden. The main gardens are to the front of the property and are laid to lawn and enclosed by hedging and fencing. To the side of the lawns is a gravelled driveway that provides parking for a number of cars and gives access to the detached double garage. There is a rear passageway and courtyard with an area that could be suited to housing a garden shed. Outside tap and planted flowerbed featuring Cornish palms and Chilean Lantern tree.

DETACHED GARAGE - 20' 4'' x 14' 1'' (6.19m x 4.29m)

Up and over garage door. Double glazed window and door to the rear. Roof light. Power and light. Overhead storage.


The property benefits from two sets of current planning permission. For the first there is planning permission granted for a first floor third bedroom and bathroom to the rear of the property above the existing kitchen and bathroom. (Planning Ref: PA17/10667). For the second larger extension there is permission for an extension above the existing kitchen/bathroom to form a family bathroom, master bedroom with further two storey infill between the kitchen creating a large kitchen/diner with fourth bedroom/study/guest room with en-suite. Full plans approval for building regulations have been sought. (Planning Ref: PA19/01063).


Proceeding along the A394 from Penryn towards Helston, proceed through the village of Longdowns and take the third turning on the right, signposted towards Carnkie. Proceed along this road and up into Carnkie and Boskenna will be found on the right-hand side.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Helston TR13 0DZ
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: MAP1981
Michael Apeitos
MAP Estate Agents
  01326 702 400