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If you have dreamt of raising a family in a beautiful home with plenty of space for the children to explore, surrounded by countryside, yet easily accessible to the major towns all whilst working from home, then this hidden gem could be for you.
Situated between the major towns of Falmouth, Penryn and Helston this detached home benefits from approximately one third of an acre plot, has its own living garden area where chickens roam and vegetables grow and has a detached office studio enabling you to run a business or simply shut yourself away and work remotely.
The property itself is beautifully presented and has a superb open plan kitchen/breakfast/family room complete with multi-fuel stove, separate sitting room - again with multi-fuel stove and conservatory as well as three/four bedrooms (master en-suite) and family bathroom whilst outside parking is provided behind double gates for numerous vehicles including a sailing boat or caravan.
The property is situated down a quiet lane in the hamlet of Herniss which is positioned between the major towns of Falmouth, Penryn and Helston and between the villages of Longdowns and Stithians. There is a local village shop whilst the Asda supermarket at Penryn is less than one and a half miles away and is served by a regular bus route from the top of the lane. The increasingly popular primary school in Mabe (Ofsted good) is less than two miles away whilst senior schools can be found at Helston and Penryn.
Penryn is an historic market town located at the head of Penryn River with a varied selection of niche retail shops as well as convenience store, Post Office, cafes and public houses, whilst the expanding Tremough University is situated between the town and the property.
The harbour town of Falmouth is about five miles distant with a wider range of specialist shops and high street stores as well as high quality restaurants and bars to cater for every taste. There are four beaches at Gyllngvase, Castle, Swanpool and Maenporth whilst the sailing waters of the Carrick Roads are regarded as amongst the best in the country. Popular visitor attractions such as the National Maritime Museum and Pendennnis Castle provide an alternative source of enjoyment and there are a number of golf courses close by. Evening entertainment can often be found at Event Square or you can choose from a number of films at the multi-screen cinema.
Train stations in Penryn and Falmouth both serve the cathedral city of Truro about ten miles distant where there is a main line rail link to London Paddington.
Covered entrance porch with hardwood front door to:-
Front aspect double glazed sash window. Exposed stone wall. electric radiator. Slate flooring. Built-in cloaks cupboard with hanging space and shelving. A decoratively glazed door leads to:-
Front aspect double glazed sash window with deep tiled window sill and feature wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace. Engineered oak wooden flooring. Exposed beamed ceiling. Radiator.
L-shaped and accessed directly from the dining room with triple rear aspect double glazed windows providing for a naturally light and welcoming family area with a wide range of solid oak fronted wall and matching base units complete with granite worktops and incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit. Oil fired rayburn. Additional cooker space. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Integrated 'Hotpoint' dishwasher. Exposed ceiling beams. Door from the kitchen to:-
Rear aspect double glazed window. Slate tiled floor. Base units with worktop over incorporating stainless steel single drainer sink unit. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator. Built-in shelved storage cupboard and wine rack and concealed recessed area with WC and additional shelved storage cupboard.
Triple aspect double glazed window. Electric radiator. Built-in desk unit with drawers and storage cupboards above and below.
A lovely snug room with front aspect double glazed sash window with deep tiled window sill. Engineered oak flooring. Exposed wooden beams and feature log burning stove with exposed granite surround and slate tiled hearth.
A fantastic addition to the side of the house overlooking the gardens. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. Electric heater. Double casement doors to the garden.
Rear aspect double glazed window. Built-in double airing cupboard housing the hot water tank.
Twin front aspect double glazed sash windows complete with working wooden shutters and deep sill window seats. Electric wall radiator. Range of built-in wardrobes containing hanging and storage space.
Laminate flooring. Low flush WC, wall mounted sink, enclosed shower cubicle. Extractor. Heated towel rail.
Front aspect double glazed sash window with deep sill window seat. Built-in double wardrobe with hanging and storage space. Further drawer and cupboard units. Electric radiator.
Double aspect double glazed windows. Built-in double storage cupboard with hanging and storage space and further bedroom furniture unit complete with drawers, storage shelves and bookcase.
Side aspect double glazed window. Bath with shower over and fitted glass shower screen, WC. Two fitted storage units with granite shelf and sink unit. Tiled walls. Extractor.
The property is approached along an unmade lane with double gates opening on to a gravel driveway providing ample parking for five to six cars and or boating equipment and caravan. The gardens are extensively laid out and often enclosed by a Cornish Hedge with a range of mature shrubs and plants to include magnificent camellias and rhododendrons. There is an area of lawn as well as a raised deck with summerhouse, which could easily be used as a gym with power and light. Ornamental garden pond and a small stream that winds through the gravel pathways that entwine with further lawns and a wild garden where bluebells and snowdrops are in abundance. As you cross the stream you arrive at an area used by the current owners to keep their chickens in a good size chicken run surrounded by various vegetable plots and compost areas. Two storage sheds.
Situated away from the main house yet within the gardens is this detached office with double glazed double aspect windows, power, light, being insulated and with electric radiator. To the side is:-
Double glazed window, power and light and ample overhead storage which extends over and above the adjacent office.