The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Cloakroom W/C, Kitchen / Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Dining / Family Room, Inner Hall, Living Room, Conservatory (with Planning permission to replace and build a west facing third reception room / oak framed orangery).
First Floor: Galleried Landing, 3 Bedrooms, Inner Landing (designed to allow access for a further en-suite bedroom with Juliet Balcony), 2 Family Bath and Shower Rooms.
Outside: Garage / Workshop, Greenhouse, Potting Shed, Surrounding Gardens, Land and Woodland of around 12 acres.
Tucked away in one of Cornwall's magical hidden valleys, this imposing residence has a distinctive charm and character. It nestles superbly within its delightful gardens, which flow into bluebell woods bordered by a stream. Potential still exists by extending on the western elevation as per the current planning permission. Melinsey Cottage is not listed but it is of historical interest. The cottage offers rural privacy yet is conveniently located just over a half a mile walk to the thriving village of Veryan. The hamlet is equidistant from St Austell and the City of Truro, whilst the sandy Pendower Beach is about a one mile beautiful wooded valley walk away. The sailing waters of St Mawes are 6 miles due south-west. This stunning property has been painstakingly and lovingly restored by our clients, and will suit the family or retiring buyer either as a permanent or second home.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
Pendower Beach: 1 mile walk. Veryan: 0.6 miles. King Harry Car Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 12 miles. St Mawes: 6 miles (Falmouth 20 minutes via pedestrian ferry). Cornwall Airport Newquay : 21 miles (Daily all year round 80 minute flights to London Heathrow). St Austell: 13 miles (London Paddington 4 hours by fast train).
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Veryan and Veryan Green comprise a most pleasant village famous for its 'Round Houses' in the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Veryan is a true village community with a post office/mini-market, primary school, Church, an excellent pub and a Sports and Social club (including indoor bowls). It is approximately 1.5 miles from the Cornish Coastal Path and the unspoiled Carne Beach.
The Mill at Melinsey dates back to the 16th century, and the name Melinsey is derived from the Cornish word 'Melinjy' meaning mill house. Melinsey Cottage had been owned by the same family for over 30 years. Our clients purchased the cottage requiring complete restoration and modernisation a couple of years ago. Veryan is most famous for its nineteenth century thatched Round Houses. There are five in all, two pairs of which stand at each end of the village and another in the centre. They were originally built by a missionary, named Reverend Jeremiah Trist, for his daughters as well as protect the village form the Devil. The present name of the village is a corruption of St Symphorian, the Parish saint, which in 1525 had become St Severian leading eventually to St Veryan.
Close to Veryan
Close to Veryan is Carne Beacon, a Bronze Age grass covered barrow and reputedly the burial place of the legendary 6th century chieftain, Gereint of Dumnonia from whom the nearby village of Gerrans gets its name. Not far from there is Veryan Castle, a small Iron Age hill fort.
From the gravelled parking forecourt, a path leads to an impressive entrance porch, which has a cloakroom to one side. A limestone floor flows open plan from the porch, through the Hall into the Dining / Family Room. In the Hall, stairs turn past a feature window on to a galleried landing. A door leads from the hall in to the Sitting Room, which has a featured inglenook fireplace with a wood burner inset. Dual aspect windows over look the gardens. An 8ft opening leads to the conservatory, which has planning permission to be replaced with a larger third reception room or oak framed orangery.
The Dining / Family Room has a large inglenook fireplace with a wood burner inset as a focal point. The room faces south with French Doors connecting to a 19ft by 10ft sun terrace, ideal for Barbeques and alfresco dining. A lobby has a doorway to a useful utility room. The stylish, light and airy kitchen/ breakfast room has triple aspect windows and roof lights. The east facing recessed window is of particular interest. A pedestrian door leads informally to the parking area and an opening to the Dining / Family Room. The shaker style kitchen has been designed sympathetically to capture the character of the property.
On the first floor, oak doors lead from the Galleried Landing to the bedrooms and bathrooms. On the west-facing end gable wall at one end of the Landing has been purposely designed to allow doorway access into a fourth en-suite bedroom which also has current planning permission for Juliet balcony and roof lights. The bedrooms are all of a good sized and face south. The two bathrooms are stylish, both of which have separate shower areas and one has a freestanding bath.
The Gardens and Grounds (Circa 12 acres)
To one side of the parking area is a detached garage / workshop (which houses the private water filtration equipment). To the rear of the garage is an oil fired central heating boiler. Up a level, in one corner is a large greenhouse and a vegetable plot. To the side is a fenced area to protect our client’s hens. The mature gardens surround the property and capture the sun all day. To one side is a potting shed. Extending alongside a leat and travelling towards Veryan are the woodlands and bluebell woods. These extend to an area of small pasture, (a tranquil place to sit) before travelling onto further woodland up the valley in a north-easterly direction. In one area, there is a right of way for the owners of the mill in order to maintain the leat.
Mains electricity. Private water supply. Private drainage. Telephone (Broadband enabled). Satellite Dish. Oil fired central heating. Double glazed wood framed windows and doors.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: C
Council Tax Band: E.
Land Registry Title Number: CL229584
Planning Application Number: PA18/01242 (granted on 29th March 2018)
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