- GRADE 2 LISTED
- ABOUT 1.8 ACRES GARDEN
- SOUTH FACING
- DINING ROOM
- 18' DRAWING ROOM
- KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
- 5 BEDROOMS
- ANNEXE/GUEST WING
- DRIVE AND WORKSHOP/GARAGE
Full DescriptionSOLD - Scott Parry Associates are pleased to report the successful sale of this CLASSIC GRADE 2 LISTED CORNISH FARMHOUSE - A beautiful and original detached farmhouse offering spacious and versatile family accommodation, nestled in the rolling unspoilt rural landscape with captivating views over open country and set within about 1.8 acres of established and natural gardens which have been organically nurtured, planted and cultivated. About 3039 sq ft, Reception Hall, Library, Traditional farmhouse Kitchen with Heritage Range, Dining Room, 18' Drawing Room, Pantry, 5 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Annexe/Guest Wing, Level Driveway Parking, Garage/Workshop/Carport, Old Stable.
BODMIN MOOR 2 MILES, LISKEARD 3 MILES, A30 7 MILES, NEWQUAY AIRPORT 30 MILES CLASSIC GRADE 2 LISTED CORNISH FARMHOUSE - A beautiful and original detached farmhouse offering spacious and versatile family accommodation, nestled in the rolling unspoilt rural landscape with captivating views over open country and set within about 1.8 acres of established and natural gardens which have been organically nurtured, planted and cultivated. About 3039 sq ft, Reception Hall, Library, Traditional farmhouse Kitchen with Heritage Range, Dining Room, 18' Drawing Room, Pantry, 5 Bedrooms, Family Bathroom, Annexe/Guest Wing, Level Driveway Parking, Garage/Workshop/Carport, Old Stable.
LOCATION Lestitha Farmhouse lies in a deeply rural yet highly accessible location, the nearby village of St Cleer provides amenities including a primary school (rated "outstanding" by Ofsted), public house, church and a bus route which links the towns of Liskeard and Launceston. The A30 trunk road lies 8 miles to the north (approx. 19 minutes drive) and the A38 is accessed at Liskeard. The main line railway at Liskeard provides links to Plymouth and Truro and is especially useful for children attending independent schools further afield and, of course, as a commuter link (Plymouth to London Paddington approximately 3 hours).
The usual facilities can be found at the ancient stannary town of Liskeard including a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. The town of Saltash (16 miles) has a Waitrose store on its northern outskirts and long frontage to the tidal River Tamar with moorings (subject to availability) and a public slipway. Golf is available at Bindown, near Looe, also with a spectacular waterside course at Portwrinkle and at St Mellion International Resort with its leisure facilities. The wide expanse and beaches of Whitsand Bay (12 miles) are within easy driving distance, providing opportunities for boating, sea fishing and other water sports. The City of Plymouth lies within commuting distance where there is an excellent shopping centre set against the historic waterside areas of The Barbican and Hoe.
The wild and romantic open space of Bodmin Moor lies just one mile to the north and presents boundless leisure opportunities including excellent riding country for the equestrian enthusiast.
DESCRIPTION Lestitha Farmhouse comprises a detached Grade 2 listed and south facing farmhouse which is available on the open market for the first time in 16 years. The property offers traditionally laid out family accommodation with a single storey wing which presents opportunities for use as an annexe, studio or perhaps for holiday letting. Period features abound including sash windows with shutters, slate flooring, panelled doors, exposed beams and original fireplaces amongst many others, all providing a wonderful traditional environment. From the house and gardens far reaching views over the rolling unspoilt countryside of South East Cornwall can be observed.
The accommodation extends to about 3039 sq ft and briefly comprises - Pretty gable ended entrance porch opening to the reception hall with original tiled floor and attractive balustrade staircase off. The 18' sitting room has an open fireplace with wood burner and chamfered granite surround. The 15' dual aspect dining is conveniently positioned off the kitchen, perfect for formal dining. The library/study has a wonderful south outlook over the garden. The stunning 18' traditional farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room forms the hub of the house and has massive slate flag flooring, high ceiling with exposed beams and a superb Heritage Range, efficiently serving the cooking, hot water and central heating. Other features of this room include a door providing access to the secondary staircase and an original fireplace with chamfered granite surround and cloam oven.
On the first floor a spacious central landing gives way to five very generously proportioned double bedrooms each with fine views over gardens and open country. The 15' family bath/shower room is presented to a contemporary standard with modern claw and ball foot slipper bath, quadrant shower cubicle and pedestal wash basin.
OUTSIDE The property is approached over a private drive serving one neighbour (the driveway is in separate ownership but with full right of way and shared maintenance liabilities). The level drive provides ample level parking with space for boat, caravan or motorhome etc. In turn this leads to the large open fronted garage/workshop measuring about 500 sq ft. Further outbuildings include an old stone built stable (derelict but with potential).
The gardens extend to about 1.8 acres and have been carefully created and nurtured using organic techniques to provide a wonderfully natural yet productive environment which also lays host to an abundance of natural flora and fauna. Areas of lawn give way to magical natural and wooded areas and a series of paths lead around the garden. There is a productive kitchen garden. Bounded at the front by hornbeam hedges, within the gardens are to be found an extensive orchard, which has reached full productivity over the last few years and includes a wide range of dessert and cooking apples, pears, plums, mulberries and quince, some of which are home to mistletoe. There are named varieties of sweet chestnut, hazelnuts, cobnuts and filberts. The vendors have cultivated organically throughout and positively encouraged the abundance of wildlife in the area. Regular visitors are swallows and swifts, tawny and barn owls, and an occasional woodpecker. The gardens were in previous ownership grazed or mowed and could be cleared to provide paddock space depending upon individual needs.
EPC RATING - EXEMPT
DIRECTIONS Using Sat Nav - Postcode PL14 6RW
SERVICES Mains electricity, private water via a borehole and private drainage.