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£550,000
4 Bed House - Detached - Constantine, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Detached individual village house
  • Edge of village location, close to all amenities
  • Completely refurbished over recent years
  • 3/4 bedrooms
  • Charming, interconnecting, versatile living areas
  • Log-burner and economic electric heating
  • Front gardens with ample parking
  • Delightful rear gardens with much privacy and shel

DESCRIPTION

Situated on the edge of this well served and ever-popular North Helford Area village, a picturesque walk from Polwheveral Creek and Trengilly Wartha Inn, a charming, detached, individual house, the subject of a 'top to toe' restoration by the present owners over the past 12 years, to now provide perfectly presented, versatile and extremely characterful 3/4 bedroom accommodation, full of charm and quality features throughout, set in attractively landscaped and beautifully stocked gardens with, to the rear, a covered sitting/dining area, workshop and delightful 'shepherds hut'.

THE PROPERTY

Dating, we understand, from circa 1900, 'Clippity Clop' has, over the last twelve years, been the subject of a complete 'top to toe' renovation with the extensive works including reroofing, rewiring, replumbing, remodelling, high quality small pane casement windows, a substantial rear extension, loft conversion, and the installation of high quality appointments throughout.

Facing south westerly with far-reaching views over the outskirts of the village to surrounding countryside, the charming and adaptable accommodation comprises a central entrance hall with handmade terracotta tiled flooring, cosy lounge with log-burner, inner lobby/library, ground floor cloaks/shower room, extensive full breadth dining and sitting room with bi-folding doors onto the rear gardens, and delightful bespoke kitchen with hand-built units and tiled recess for broad range cooker.

On the first floor, a split level landing leads to three bedrooms and an attractively appointed family bathroom with roll-top bath with, on the second floor, currently accessed off one of the bedrooms, two top floor rooms, both with Velux windows to the rear elevation, ideal for continued use as an office, storage space or over-flow bedroom accommodation.

Outside, level gardens completely surround the property and are well enclosed to all boundaries by stone walling, timber fencing and mature hedging. Gravelled parking for two/three vehicles provides direct and easy access to the front entrance door, with space in the additional front garden area for a garage or car port if required, subject to all necessary consents. Useful stores have been created in many external areas, one of which extends the entire depth of the side of the house and which, to the rear, provides a useful outside pantry.

The rear gardens are an absolute picture, featuring bi-folding doors with overhanging eaves providing sheltered direct access from the living accommodation, with the immediately adjacent paved terracing ideal for outside entertaining etc. The rear gardens have been expertly planted with, to the side and rear boundary, a covered sitting/dining area and workshop providing a courtyard-effect, with much shelter and privacy, overlooking the tranquil gardens. A timber workshop (in need of some repair) has light and power connected, there is a utility area with plumbing for washing machine etc, and another delightful feature is the 'shepherds hut;, ideal as a home office, studio or consulting room, etc.

In all, an exquisite village home, ideal for family and early retirement purchasers alike, within walking distance of Constantine's excellent day-to-day amenities.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

Panelled, part glazed entrance door opening directly from the front gardens and parking area, opening into the:-

RECEPTION HALL

Lobby with part tiled walls and granite step into the main hall area, with handmade terracotta tiling. Broad easy-rising staircase with turned balustrading leading to the part galleried first floor landing. Under-stair storage cupboards including full height cloaks cupboard with oak door.

KITCHEN

5.37m x 2.71m (17'7 x 8'10 )

Floor plan

A beautifully fitted, bespoke, handmade kitchen with fitted base units with deep oak worksurfaces inset with slate. Broad range cooker recess with oak lintel, tiled surround, inset down-lighters, storage cupboards to either side and Calor gas point. Broad Cohler ceramic sink with Thomas Denby taps and Quooker heated filtration boiling water tap. Glass-fronted display cabinet/book shelf. Fitted slate shelving in broad recess with vegetable baskets and glass-fronted wine cooler. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, broad small pane hand-built casement window to the front elevation overlooking the gardens. Handmade terracotta floor tiling throughout, inset down-lighters, traditional-style radiator and light switches, broad archway opening into the:-

DINING AND SITTING ROOM

8.45m x 2.42m (27'8 x 7'11 )

Floor plan

An extremely flexible living area, the full breadth of the rear of the house, with hand-built bi-folding doors with sealed unit double glazing, overlooking and opening directly onto the beautifully landscaped, stocked and sheltered rear gardens. Terracotta tiled flooring throughout, traditional-style radiator and light switches, telephone point, broad opening into the:-

INNER LOBBY/LIBRARY AREA

Floor plan

Fitted book shelving, broad archway opening into the lounge, solid oak door opening into the:-

DOWNSTAIRS WET ROOM/CLOAKROOM

Fully ceramic tiled walls, contemporary white Duravit suite comprising a wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC with concealed cistern. Dual head mains-powered shower with fully travertine marble tiled flooring. Inset down-lighters, extractor fan, tall towel rail/radiator.

LOUNGE

3.39m x 3.56m (11'1 x 11'8 )

Floor plan

Small pane casement window to the front elevation, glass-fronted log-burner with raised slate hearth and granite lintel. TV aerial socket.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Split level with tall sealed unit glazed screen to the rear elevation, traditional Bakelite-style light switches, solid oak doors in a clockwise rotation from the top of the staircase:-

BEDROOM ONE

3.56m x 3.56m (11'8 x 11'8 )

Floor plan

Broad window to the front elevation with views over the outskirts of the village to surrounding countryside. Traditional-style radiator, telephone point, fitted book shelving.

BATHROOM/WC

Floor plan

Again, most attractively appointed with a high quality, white, Heritage-style suite with WC with raised cistern, broad ceramic wash hand basin, and roll-top bath with mixer tap with shower attachment. Broad window to the rear elevation with shutters. Part tiled and panelled walls, timber flooring, extractor fan, towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

2.60m x 2.26m (8'6 x 7'4 )

Floor plan

Maximum measurements of an L-shaped room including a full height fitted airing cupboard with Gledhill pressurised hot water cylinder with immersion heater and slatted linen shelving. Window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM THREE

4.26m x 2.86m (13'11 x 9'4 )

Floor plan

First measurement includes the staircase rising to the second floor. Broad window to the front elevation with views over the outskirts of the village to surrounding countryside. One wall with feature 'concealed' storage cupboards. Traditional-style radiator, under-stair storage cupboard, staircase rising to the:-

SECOND FLOOR

Floor plan

Part converted, with (5'8 ) 1.73m ceiling height at the apex. Velux window to the rear elevation with views to surrounding countryside. Extensive eaves storage areas, inset down-lighters, panel radiator, door to:-

OFFICE

Further Velux window to the rear elevation, again enjoying far-reaching views to surrounding countryside. Additional eaves storage areas, panel radiator, ideal for use as an office or storage etc.

THE EXTERIOR

'Clippity Clop' enjoys a broad frontage to Bowling Green with granite front wall and double granite gateposts and timber gates opening onto:-

GRAVELLED FORECOURT

Providing off-road parking for two/three vehicles, with scope to extend further if required. Bin and recycling stores, deep lean-to store extending the full depth of one side of the house with light and power connected. Paved step and courtesy light to the front entrance door.

FRONT GARDENS

Mainly comprise a completely level area of lawn with flower and shrub borders and twin raised planters. A gravelled pathway then continues to the side of the house, where there is a further area of lawn, mature shrub border, Calor gas storage and exterior water tap. Opening onto:-

REAR GARDENS

Floor plan

A particular feature of the property, comprising a full width of the house paved patio with exterior lights and power points, and bi-folding doors with deep overhanging eaves from the living accommodation - providing ease of access and a superb 'inside/outside' living and entertaining area. Further access to the side lean-to store with light and power connected, space for fridge and freezers, fitted wine racks and wall shelving.

The garden area having been attractively landscaped and stocked with timber-edged flower, shrub and tree beds, bisected by gravelled pathways. Additional area of rear lawn with further specimen trees, enjoying a particularly attractive, and sunny, outlook over the gardens to the rear of the house.

COVERED SITTING/DINING AREA

Floor plan

Running along the western boundary of the property, paved, providing a lovely outside area with lighting and ceramic butler-style sink. Door to a utility store with light and power connected and space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

WORKSHOP

5.35m x 3.02m (17'6 x 9'10 )

Light and power connected, windows overlooking the gardens, exterior light.

This L-shaped range of timber buildings, with slate roofing, combining to provide much shelter and privacy, and a delightful courtyard-type effect, planted with numerous specimen trees and shrubs.

SHEPHERDS HUT

Floor plan

Fully lined and insulated, with light and power connected, and double casement doors overlooking the gardens. Ideal as a home office or as a treatment/consultation room etc.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone point (subject to supplier's regulations). Economic electric heating to 'traditional' radiators.

COUNCIL TAX

Band D - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

In the centre of Constantine, proceed up Fore Street passing the two convenience stores and public house on the left-hand side. After the Spar shop, take the left-hand turning, signposted to Gweek, and within 150m turn first left keeping the church on the left-hand side. Continue along this road, 'Bowling Green', towards the foot of which 'Clippity Clop' will be found on the left-hand side, after the right-hand turning to Parc Monga, and just before the doctors' surgery.

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.

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