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£490,000
4 Bed House - Detached - Constantine, Nr. Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Detached period cottage
  • 2 reception rooms plus conservatory
  • 2 garages
  • Oil fired central heating
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Sunny south-facing garden
  • Ample parking
  • Sought-after village

DESCRIPTION

A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful detached granite cottage that is currently on the market for the first time in 40 years. Located in the highly sought-after hamlet of Bridge, just minutes' walk from the popular and well served village of Constantine, and approximately 2 miles from the magnificent Helford River. This well proportioned charming cottage offers 3/4 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms, has a wealth of character and original features, set within well stocked, south-facing, private sunny gardens with driveway, 2 garages (which could easily be developed into further accommodation) and additional off-road parking.

THE PROPERTY

'The Cottage at Bridge' is a delightful, detached, double-fronted property which occupies an idyllic setting, set within mature well stocked, south-facing private gardens, in the picturesque hamlet of Bridge, on the outskirts of the cultural and well served village of Constantine, close to the world renowned nearby sailing waters of the Helford River.

The accommodation is well presented and laid out, offering a wealth of character and charm, benefiting from oil fired central heating, together with replacement sash-style double glazing and many period features, including exposed timber beams, granite walls and granite fireplace with wood-burning stove.

The front south-facing elevation enjoys a fine sunny outlook over the mature gardens, with a recently installed conservatory with double entranceway opening into a ;living room which runs the full width of the cottage, with two window seats overlooking the garden, granite fireplace with wood-burning stove and sections of exposed granite walls with painted timber ceiling beams. In addition to the broad living room, there is a separate dining room which is well proportioned and attractive with exposed timber beams, an original Cornish range and stairs rising to the first floor. A further entranceway leads to the kitchen which is also light, spacious and well appointed and leads onto a particularly useful utility area with side porch, and further doors leading to the downstairs WC and study/bedroom four, also overlooking the attractive, mature, south-facing gardens.

From the first floor landing, doors lead to the three double bedrooms, two of which enjoy the sunny outlook over the wonderful gardens, and a shower room/WC. The mature gardens are found to the front of the cottage, with the driveway sweeping past the front of the property and leading to the two detached garages, in front of which you will find additional parking.

In all, an idyllic Cornish cottage in this sought-after hamlet and, as the vendors' Sole Agent, we strongly recommend an early appointment is made to view.

THE LOCATION

Bridge is a small hamlet of approximately twelve properties, located on the south-western outskirts of the highly sought-after and well served village of Constantine, whose excellent day-to-day amenities are within walking distance, including a church, doctors surgery, primary school, active village community hall, two convenience stores, public house, sports/social club and regular bus service to the nearby towns of Falmouth and Helston.

The sailing waters of the beautiful Helford River are easily accessible from nearby Port Navas, Helford Passage and Gweek where a boatyard provides repair and laying-up facilities.

The port of Falmouth is approximately seven miles distant, the market town of Helston is approximately six miles and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's commercial, retailing, administrative, health and educational centre, is within an approximate thirty minute drive, from where there is also a main-line rail service to London (Paddington) - journey time approximately four and a half hours.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

Floor plan

(All dimensions being approximate)

Double glazed entrance door to:-

ENTRANCE LOBBY

Alcove with area for hanging coats, radiator. Opening into the:-

DINING ROOM

6.25m x 3.30m (20'6 x 10'9 )

Floor plan

Measurement includes stairs to first floor. Timber beamed ceiling, two double glazed windows to rear elevation with deep sills, two radiators, ornamental original Cornish Range, exposed stone wall. Stairs to first floor, double doors to the living room and door to kitchen.

BROAD LIVING ROOM

9.60m x 3.28m (31'5 x 10'9 )

Floor plan

An incredibly spacious and versatile room with two large entranceways to the conservatory with exposed stone and granite reveals. This 31' long room is loosely divided into two sitting areas, one featuring a superb granite inglenook fireplace with freestanding wood-burner, large stone hearth and shelving on either side. Two window seats with double glazing overlooking the garden. Two radiators and beamed ceiling.

CONSERVATORY

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Constructed within the last ten years with a quality double glazed pitched glass roof and many uPVC double glazed sealed units to the side and front, with double sliding doors leading directly onto the garden areas and secondary driveway. Tiled floor, radiator.

KITCHEN

3.70m x 3.10m (12'1 x 10'2 )

Floor plan

Tiled worktops with cupboards and drawers under with matching wall units with corner and display cabinets, inset sink with mixer tap and drainer unit, tiled splashbacks. Double glazed windows to the rear elevation, tiled floor, skylight, double radiator, inset ceiling spotlights. Timber tongue and groove panels to dado height, open doorway leading to the:-

UTILITY ROOM

Space and plumbing for washing machine, dryer and slimline dishwasher. Glazed window to the rear elevation, stable door providing access to parking, garages and the gardens. Tiled floor, double radiator and doors to study/bedroom four and:-

DOWNSTAIRS WC

Obscure glazed window to the side elevation, low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback, floor mounted boiler.

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR

1.85m x 3.58m (6'0 x 11'8 )

A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the front and side elevations with deep sills. Radiator. This room is currently used as a study but has, in the past, been used as an occasional fourth bedroom.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Floor plan

Stairs rising from the ground floor, double glazed window to the rear elevation. A light and spacious landing, galleried to the stairwell. Timber panelled door to storage cupboard and space for home office. Doors to all first floor bedrooms and family bathroom.

BEDROOM ONE

3.50m x 3.85m (11'5 x 12'7 )

Floor plan

A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the rear and side elevations, one with deep sill. Sliding door to built-in wardrobe, double radiator, TV aerial point.

BEDROOM TWO

3.15m x 3.95m (10'4 x 12'11 )

Floor plan

Double glazed window to the front elevation overlooking the front garden, TV aerial point, double radiator and double louvre doors that can provide access to bedroom three.

BEDROOM THREE

3.33m x 2.90m (10'11 x 9'6 )

Floor plan

Measurement to front of built-in wardrobe. Two double glazed windows overlooking the front garden, double radiator, louvre doors providing access from bedroom two. Built-in wardrobes to one wall (potential space for installation of an en-suite with plumbing nearby in adjacent bathroom).

FAMILY SHOWER ROOM

2.56m x 3.40m (8'4 x 11'1 )

Floor plan

With space for installation of a bath, a dual aspect room with double glazed window with deep sill overlooking the front gardens, obscure double glazed window to the rear elevation. Low level WC, large corner shower cubicle with mixer shower attachments and extractor fan. Radiator, louvre door to airing cupboard with shelving.

THE EXTERIOR

MAIN GARAGE

5.80m x 3.05m (19'0 x 10'0 )

Floor plan

Power and light connected with a new roof and timbers fitted in 2006. Note: the height of this particular garage is unusually good and would be suitable for tall vehicles such as 4x4s etc. Alternatively, planning permission could be sought to convert the garages into additional accommodation.

GARAGE TWO

5.80m x 2.80m (19'0 x 9'2 )

Again, a new roof and timbers were fitted during November 2006 and a new roller door was fitted in January 2007.

GARDENS

Floor plan

'The Cottage at Bridge' is approached via a driveway which runs along the front of the house leading to the garages and additional parking.

The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a wide variety of surrounding mature shrubs, trees and plants. Gravelled circular terrace providing a sunny seating area. There is an oil tank to the side of the garage. All in all, a wonderful setting with well laid out, sunny, south-facing gardens.

DRIVEWAY PARKING

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Unusually, the property benefits from two areas of driveway parking, both tarmacadamed with one area immediately adjacent to the front entrance, perfect for visitors, providing off-road parking for three/four vehicles, and the second area is accessed via secure timber gate and a tarmacadamed driveway which runs along the front of the cottage and broadens out to the additional parking area for up to five vehicles and access to the two garages.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase with the additional benefit of no onward chain.

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment through the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONS

From Falmouth, proceed to the village of Constantine and continue up through the main street, passing the village stores and the public house on the left-hand side. Shortly after the second village stores (Spar), turn left immediately before the white painted thatched cottage, signposted to Brill and Gweek. Follow the road around to the right, descend down the hill and as the road bends to the left-hand side, take the right-hand turning into the drive and immediately right which will lead you into the driveway of 'The Cottage at Bridge'.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

Floor plan

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.

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