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3 Bed Barn Conversion - Read Close, Penryn


  • Contemporary conversion
  • Features of character
  • Off-road parking for several vehicles
  • Exposed stone walls
  • Substantial plot
  • Double garage
  • Convenient location
  • Barn conversion


An imposing, individual, contemporary barn conversion, providing spacious 3 double bedroom accommodation with a tasteful blend of modern fittings and traditional features, occupying a generous size, private plot, ideal for those with children and pets etc, together with a large attached double garage and ample off-road additional parking.


Originally, we understand, a farm outbuilding on the outskirts of Penryn, 'An Skiber' is a superbly executed conversion which provides the charm and character normally associated with a rural location, set within minutes' walk of all of Penryn's outstanding amenities including junior and senior schooling, a satellite campus of Exeter University located at Tremough, as well as successful rugby, football and cricket teams all operating from their respective grounds and clubs.

Occupying a prominent position at the entrance to a well presented, small, select residential cul-de-sac, the property has distinctive rendered elevations with traditional granite lintels, exposed stone work and sympathetic sealed unit double glazed windows in timber frames.

An impressive entrance hall sets the combined modern and traditional tone, with oak flooring, a feature throughout much of the ground floor, combined with exposed stone walling and a high, glazed, pitched ceiling, which extends on the outside to provide a sheltered porch. From the entrance hall, doors and archways lead to an attached double garage, downstairs cloakroom, utility room with rear entrance door, a well appointed family sized kitchen/breakfast room, and lastly, an extremely light conservatory overlooking and opening onto the enclosed rear gardens.

From the conservatory, folding doors lead to a double aspect living room with wood-burning stove with brick hearth, as well as a full height double glazed window to the rear elevation and further double doors to the front elevation opening onto the garden. Whilst in the corner, there is a bespoke handmade turning staircase leading to the first floor.

The landing, again, features exposed stone work, with doors leading to all three bedrooms, all with deep silled windows to the front elevation and part pitched ceilings. The family bathroom is a particular feature of the property, once again being fully tiled and extremely spacious with a contemporary white suite including panelled bath and a separate walk-in shower cubicle.

Outside, 'An Skiber' benefits from an extensive, mainly level and attractively landscaped corner position with additional gravelled forecourt parking, open-plan front gardens, and gardens to the side and rear which are particularly well enclosed by timber fencing and shrub-lined borders, ideal for those with children and pets etc.

Prospective purchasers seeking charm, character and individuality, combined with convenience and modern-day facilities, including gas central heating, are advised to arrange an early viewing appointment.


(all dimensions being approximate)


A stunning and extraordinarily light and well proportioned introduction to the property with double doors opening from the front sheltered entrance porch with exterior courtesy lighting and paved pathway from the front gardens and parking area. Double glazed ceiling to the south-facing elevation. Timber flooring, one wall in exposed granite, doors to the garage and cloakroom. Honeywell central heating thermostat. Opening into the:-


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Exposed granite wall continuing from the entrance, with broad opening, with granite threshold, and hatchway, with slate sill, both with granite lintels, opening into the kitchen. Telephone point. Timber flooring continuing from the entrance, traditional radiator, doors to the utility room and conservatory.


Tiled flooring and full height tiled walls. Low flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap and back-lit mirror over, storage cupboard below. Obscure double glazed window to the rear elevation with slate sill. Extractor fan, heated towel rail.


4.57m x 3.00m (14'11 x 9'10 )

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A well proportioned family sized kitchen/breakfast room with tiled flooring throughout and exposed granite wall. Comprehensively fitted kitchen with range of timber worksurfaces with cupboards below. Integrated appliances include a Hotpoint cooker with gas hob over and tiled splashback, Neff dishwasher. Stainless steel sink with sink tidy and drainer. Extractor fan, double radiator, TV aerial socket, telephone point. Double glazed window to the front elevation.


3.14m x 1.44m (10'3 x 4'8 )

A most useful ancillary area, again with tiled flooring, range of worksurfaces with cupboards below, space and plumbing for washing machine. Extractor fan, stable-type door opening onto the rear garden.


4.65m x 3.12m (15'3 x 10'2 )

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An extremely versatile additional reception room, ideal for entertaining with double doors opening into the adjacent living room. Double glazing throughout, including to the roof, enjoying an attractive outlook over the well enclosed side and rear gardens, onto which there is direct access through double doors. Radiator, telephone point, wall to the lounge in exposed stone, once again with granite lintels.


6.40m x 4.57m (20'11 x 14'11 )

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Another well proportioned double aspect room with tall double glazed window to the rear elevation and double doors opening onto and overlooking the south-facing front gardens. Two walls in exposed stone, double radiator, telephone point, two TV aerial sockets. Log-burning stove with brick hearth and exposed stainless steel flue. Bespoke hardwood turning staircase leading to the first floor.



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Another interesting area of the property with vaulted ceiling, double radiator, doors to bedroom one, two and three, and family bathroom also housing an airing cupboard with radiator and shelving. Double glazed window to the rear elevation.

The rooms in an anticlockwise rotation from the top of the staircase, each with traditional panelled doors, mainly with brass furnishings.


3.60m x 3.48m (11'9 x 11'5 )

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Part pitched ceiling with down-lights, two walls in exposed stone, double glazed window to the front elevation with slate sill. Double radiator, TV aerial socket, telephone point. Built-in wardrobe with shelving and hanging space.


3.52m x 2.86m (11'6 x 9'4 )

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Part pitched ceiling with down-lights, one wall in exposed stone. Double radiator, double glazed window to the front elevation with slate sill. Loft access, TV aerial socket, telephone point.


3.51m x 2.89m (11'6 x 9'5 )

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Measurements taken into storage cupboard. Part pitched ceiling with down-lights. Two walls in exposed stone, double radiator, telephone point, TV aerial socket. Open-fronted storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space. Double glazed window to the front elevation with views over distant rural farmland.


3.09m x 3.08m (10'1 x 10'1 )

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An extremely spacious and well appointed family bathroom with contemporary white suite and tiled flooring, full height tiled walls to three elevations. Low flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboards below, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Separate shower cubicle with shower over, tiled surround and sliding glass door. Two shaver sockets, heated towel rail, double glazed window to the rear elevation.



5.60m x 6.08m (18'4 x 19'11 )

Two up-and-over doors to the front elevation, ample exposed over-head storage space. Modern electrical trip switching, courtesy door to the entrance hall, sealed unit double glazed window to the rear elevation, wall mounted gas fired combination boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.


There is an open-plan area of level lawn immediately to the front of the property, with rockery-edged borders. A gravelled pathway extends across the front of the property to a side gate with access to the rear gardens, double doors open to the lounge and granite pathway leads to the sheltered entrance porch and accommodation.


To the front of the garage, providing off-road parking for two/three further vehicles.


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'An Skiber' benefits from an additional side garden, with level lawn, enclosed to all sides by timber fencing, the latter attractively planted to either side with a variety of interesting shrubs and plants including bamboo, conifers, grasses and camellias. Sunken rockery-edged patio. Exterior water tap and exterior power points on the side of the garage. Gateway and gravelled pathway from the front parking area with exterior water tap; the level area of lawn continuing to the:-


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Another particularly attractive feature of the property. Again, well enclosed to all sides by high timber fencing and mature stone walling, producing a high degree of shelter and security, ideal for those with children and pets. Raised level lawn with rockery-edged border and steps rising from a gravelled terrace, and patio area, which extends almost the full width of the rear of the property. Courtesy door from the utility room, exterior water tap, exterior power point, double doors from the conservatory.



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


Band E - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


From Truro and Falmouth, from the A39, take the turning by the roundabout adjacent to Asda, signposted Penryn. Proceed along Kernick Road, passing St Gluvias Cricket Club on the right-hand side, Penryn Rugby Club on the left-hand side and across the second mini roundabout. Continue over the brow of the hill, still travelling along Kernick Road, turn first right into Poltair Road, at the end of which bear left into Poltair Meadow. Read Close is the entrance immediately on the right-hand side and 'An Skiber' is the first property in this cul-de-sac on the right.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

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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.