Higher Tremabyn is between Lanivet and Bodmin, yet the property is on a quiet parish road and enjoys considerably peaceful surroundings.
Lanivet is a busy village with useful amenities such as a general store, post office, fish and chip shop, community centre and a popular pub. The church and the primary school are situated beside the village green.
Bodmin, the former county town of Cornwall, provides a wide range of shopping, sports facilities, primary schools, a secondary school and the local hospital. It has a resurgent cultural profile with events taking place in the magnificent St Petroc’s church, the museums, the cinema and library. The football and rugby clubs, bowls, tennis and swimming clubs are well supported.
The surrounding countryside is agricultural, with rolling hillsides and wooded valleys. Such is the view from this property, including the woodland of the magnificent Lanhydrock estate, owned by the National Trust. Lanhydrock Golf Club is a short distance away.
The traditional slate and stone farmhouse has been extended over thirty years and the rendered, double glazed façade impresses with its modernised yet homely style.
The wisteria clad porch leads into a spacious hall, with a wide hearth and flagstone floor. To the left is the drawing room with an attractive bay window overlooking the front garden. A wood floor, painted wood panelling and wood burner create a comfortable atmosphere.
A hall area leads to a suite of rooms: a newly refitted shower room, an office and a double bedroom. These can be envisaged as a self-contained area within the house, using a separate existing entrance opening directly from a side path into the drawing room.
On the opposite side of the front hall is the kitchen, with clay tiled floor, an Aga, additional oven and gas hob, fitted farmhouse style cupboards and granite worktops. There is plenty of space for a central family sized table and large dressers. There are views over the open farmland with woods beyond. Additional natural light from velux roof lights.
A patio door leads to the east facing decked dining area, above the wildflower side garden.
Next is the snug sitting room /study with wide hearth and wood burner and period detail, such as wood panelling. French doors lead into the garden room overlooking the pretty south facing front garden. With small paned double glazed windows and pine floor this is a pleasant room to relax in all year round for a sense of cosiness regardless of weather. A paved terrace just outside is accessed by a glazed door.
Steps down to very versatile room which due to its wood lined construction has a Scandinavian feel. Previously housing a hot tub, it now works well as a spacious utility/hobby area with access directly to the garden. Adjoining is a sauna style shower room.
The first floor is delightfully spacious with a wide landing leading to a large sitting room. A wood burner under a decorative pine mantel is a feature here, as well as the exposed granite wall. Two south facing windows give ample natural light.
Two double bedrooms adjoin this room, both with restful views over hillside pasture. Between, is the family bathroom.
Across the landing is the principal bedroom, spacious and beautifully decorated. A feature throughout the first floor, is the tasteful colour schemes, period decoration and plush carpets. Modern radiators in every room ensure warmth throughout the house.
Just across the front garden, screened by shrubs and trees, is the one bedroomed annexe. Originally a stone and slate barn, this renovation successfully retains rustic tradition with modern comfort. The open living space has a fitted corner kitchen area with room for large sofas from which to appreciate the rural setting and long view. There is a large double bedroom and modern shower room with decorative stained glass door panels. Wide patio doors open onto a private decked area under the trees.
The lane leading to the property is included in the sale, however the cost of its occasional maintenance will be shared with the neighbour and the current owner who will use it to access their respective properties. The current owner will retain a four-acre field beside the lane.
A five-bar gate opens into a wide gravel drive alongside a mature beech hedge and a turning circle around a raised area planted with a mature magnolia and a monkey puzzle tree. The garage is large enough for a car and storage of garden machinery.
The gardens are well maintained lawns with flower and shrub borders and a garden pond. Low stone hedges provide the garden boundary.
The side garden path leads to the oil tank at the back of the house and LPG tanks are beside the garden door into the kitchen.
From Bodmin Clock Tower/ St Mary’s Church roundabout take the A389 along Westheath Avenue towards Lanivet. Turn left at Westheath Road. At the small roundabout turn right onto Blowinghouse Lane. Follow this road under the railway bridge, down the hill, over the bridge crossing the stream and up to where the road levels out and you come to a farm lane on the left marked ‘The Owls’. Take this lane and you will come to the gate on the left into Higher Tremabyn.
Lanivet about 1.6 miles, Bodmin about 2.5 miles, Bodmin Parkway station about 6 miles, Cornwall Airport, Newquay, about 14 miles, Truro about 23 miles.