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3 Bed House - Detached - Longdowns, Penryn


  • Detached individual house
  • Constructed early 20th century
  • 3 bedrooms plus attic space
  • Double glazing and central heating
  • 2 characterful reception rooms
  • Garage and ample parking
  • Gardens backing onto farmland
  • Studio and workshop with potential


Offering exceptional value for money in today's market, a substantial, detached, individual house, constructed early 20th century, conveniently positioned for the surrounding towns of Penryn, Falmouth, Helston, Redruth and Truro, providing well proportioned 3 bedroom accommodation, extended to the rear, set in well enclosed gardens, backing onto farmland, and with garaging and ample parking, and studio with workshop, offering scope for further accommodation if required, subject to consents.


Constructed, we understand, in the early 1900's for a local quarry man, hence an abundance of cut granite, 'Ivy Dene' is a detached, substantial, individual house which provides interesting and versatile accommodation with additional outbuildings providing scope for conversion if required, subject to consents.

Occupying a prominent position on the A394 at the 'entrance' to Longdowns, just one and a half miles from the university campus at Tremough, the property benefits from ample parking to the front, in addition to an attached garage, with internal access to the accommodation, and an attached store. The front gardens lead to a glazed entrance porch with granite columns, and from the entrance hall, traditional panelled doors lead to a lounge with open fireplace, and separate double aspect dining room with glass-fronted log-burner. The kitchen enjoys views to the rear over the gardens and adjacent farmland, and a rear porch provides access to a ground floor cloakroom/WC and office with door to the garage.

Further pitch pine doors at first floor level lead to the three bedrooms and to a particularly spacious double aspect bathroom with five-piece suite including separate shower cubicle. From the landing, a folding timber ladder leads to an extensive loft area, almost 25' in length, which has been boarded and panelled and is ideal for ancillary storage etc.

To the rear of the house, the current owners have utilised block-built outbuildings as a kiln room and pottery studio, and it is evident there is scope for this to be incorporated into the main accommodation, possibly in combination with the office, to create further accommodation, granny annexe or letting flat, subject to all necessary consents. The rear gardens are well enclosed to all sides and back onto open farmland.


(All dimensions being approximate)


An impressive, light and welcoming entrance to the property, with double glazed entrance door and tall windows providing a warm, open outlook over the gardens. Granite columns with dressed granite walls and replacement blue-painted uPVC panel-style door to the:-


Staircase with handrail rising to the first floor landing. Radiator, traditional pitch pine panelled doors to the reception rooms.


3.35m x 4.42m (10'11 x 14'6 )

Floor plan

Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation set in an exposed granite wall. Open period-style fireplace with raised slate hearth. Telephone points, radiator, inset down-lighters, interconnecting doorway to the rear of the dining room.


3.30m x 4.40m (10'9 x 14'5 )

Floor plan

Again, featuring an exposed granite wall to the front elevation with replacement uPVC double glazed window overlooking the front garden. Further double glazed window to the rear, with views over surrounding farmland. Timber flooring, glass-fronted log-burner on raised slate hearth. Under-stair storage recess, double casement doors opening into the:-


3.63m x 2.77m (11'10 x 9'1 )

Floor plan

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside. Comprehensive range of fitted wall and base units with granite-effect worksurfaces between with inset stainless steel sink unit with cutlery drainer and mixer tap. Recess with plumbing for automatic dishwasher, kick-plate heater, tiled recess with extractor fan for Range cooker. Radiator, fridge recess. Tall larder unit. Glass-fronted display cabinets. Slate tiled flooring, uPVC double glazed door to the:-


A useful utility area with plumbing for automatic washing machine. Sliding uPVC double glazed door to the rear gardens. Radiator, granite steps from the kitchen, door to:-


Low flush WC, radiator, cloaks storage space and fitted shelving.


2.54m x 3.00m (8'3 x 9'10 )

uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation overlooking adjoining farmland. Radiator, fitted cupboards. Space for tall fridge/freezer. Cupboard housing Grant Vortex combination boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Door to the:-


2.76m x 5.15m (9'0 x 16'10 )

Metal up-and-over door, light and power connected, double glazed window to attached store.



Traditional pitch pine panelled doors to all rooms, in a clockwise rotation from the top of the staircase:


2.77m x 4.36m (9'1 x 14'3 )

Floor plan

Second measurement broadening to 10'9 (3.29m). Exposed floor boarding, radiator, replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation with views to surrounding countryside. TV aerial socket.


Floor plan

A well proportioned double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations, providing far-reaching views over surrounding countryside. Fitted with a complementary five-piece white suite including bidet, low flush WC, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle with mains-powered shower. Part tiled walls, slate tiled flooring, radiator, shaver socket, tall towel rail/radiator.


2.64m x 4.36m (8'7 x 14'3 )

Floor plan

Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator, TV aerial socket.


2.24m x 2.10m (7'4 x 6'10 )

Floor plan

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, exposed timber flooring, radiator.


An extremely useful ancillary area, 24'11 (7.60m) in breadth, of limited head height, boarded and panelled. Light and power has been connected, together with two radiators and two Velux windows to the rear elevation providing far-reaching countryside views. Folding timber ladder from the first floor landing.


Floor plan

'Ivy Dene' enjoys a broad frontage to the A394 with layby to the front providing easy access and additional parking if required.


A further pair of granite gateposts with pedestrian gate open onto a granite-edged pathway which leads to the front entrance porch and beyond, through a side entrance gate, with further granite pillar. Granite walling to the front boundary, level lawned area with dracaena palm, rockery-edged border.


Granite gateposts with timber five-bar gates opening to a broad parking area with up-and-over door to the attached garage and double timber doors to the:-


2.20m x 5.95m (7'2 x 19'6 )

Further timber double doors to the rear opening onto a deep storage area.


Floor plan

Pedestrian gateway and path from the front gardens. Landscaped to provide an area of level lawn with shrub borders, well enclosed by stone walling. Patio door from the accommodation, paved pathway and terrace with steps to a sheltered sunken patio with raised borders and stone hedge backing onto neighbouring farmland. Timber garden store, greenhouse, oil storage tank, granite walling extending the length of the southern boundary, again adjoining open countryside.


2.75m x 2.47m (9'0 x 8'1 )

Light and power connected, double glazed window to the side elevation.


2.77m x 5.95m (9'1 x 19'6 )

Light and power connected, double glazed window to the side elevation, part insulated flooring, sliding double glazed door in exposed granite walling to the rear elevation. This studio and adjoining kiln room/workshop providing great scope for conversion to further accommodation if required, subject to consents.



Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private septic tank drainage. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating.


Band D - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.


By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.


Proceed from the direction of Truro and Falmouth on the A394 to Helston. Immediately upon entering the village of Longdowns, 'Ivy Dene' will be found on the right-hand side, just before the left-hand turning to Mabe Burnthouse.

There are no floor plans available for this property.

These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Although every effort has been made to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the building, services, appliances and any fixtures and fittings. All measurements, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate and should not be relied upon for accuracy. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with a purchase of the property.