£800,000 – Sold – Similar Required, Bodmin – 6 Bed Detached House

A Magnificent Georgian Home With Space To Work, Rest & Play! Situated in a peaceful and truly unique setting within an elevated position amongst gated private grounds of approximately one quarter of an acre is this impressive and deceptively spacious Georgian residence.

Originally dating back to 1748, with a later Victorian extension, this property retains much charm and exudes an abundance of original period features.

The expansive living space of epic proportions over 5000 sq ft offers all the benefits of a modern, aspirational lifestyle whilst benefitting from a wonderfully versatile contemporary living space spanning four floors, perfectly suited for entertaining, a growing family as well as multi-generational living.

Boasting an adjoining two storey office, perfect for professionals wishing to run a business or work from home, and a superb West Wing annexe, ideal for independent living as well as offering potential income from holiday letting. Set within delightful landscaped gardens featuring two summerhouses, a large workshop/shed with an adjoining bicycle store and secure off-road parking for approximately six cars. The residence is nicely tucked away in a secluded setting yet within an easy stroll of the town with its array of local amenities on the doorstep. Spectacular!

The very distinctive and gracious main house is of superb condition and has been beautifully and lovingly restored and redesigned by the current vendors to provide flexible living accommodation whilst retaining the character of a period home with ornate details such as the exceptionally high ceilings with decorative coving, beautiful fireplaces, several Georgian style radiators and solid wooden floorboards that add to the grandeur. The accommodation comprises of six bedrooms, three reception rooms, open plan basement, two kitchens, two bathrooms and one en-suite, with a separate utility/cloakroom and boiler room.

Upon entering the double wooden gated entrance, painted in duck egg blue, an extensive gravelled driveway unfolds providing off-road parking for several vehicles. To the far end is an attractive wrought iron gate leading directly into an enclosed outside space where French doors provide access into the fabulous basement of the main residence.

To the rear is a step up where a low-level trellis wall of fencing with double wooden gates, also painted in duck egg blue, opens onto an extensive patio, making this a lovely seating area or perfect for dining alfresco. A circular stone chipped area features where a wide Georgian staircase with decorative wrought iron handrails either side leads up to the front door entrance on the right.

Key Features

  • Six Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Stylish Basement with Open Plan Kitchen/Living Space
  • Two Family Bathrooms & One En-Suite
  • Two-Storey Office Premises With Superfast Broadband
  • Potential Income from West Wing One Bedroom Annexe
  • Ample Off-Road Parking
  • Versatile Accommodation For Family & Multi-Generational Living
  • 4KW Solar Panels Generating Income
  • EPC – C

Step inside through the solid wooden door into the magnificent entrance hall

This is the perfect place for welcoming guests with room for bookcases and display furniture, where a superb oak floor lies beyond your feet and predominantly sweeps throughout this level and immediately you are drawn to those high ceilings creating that feeling of grandeur and space. To the far end of the hall, a grand balustrade staircase ascends to the first-floor landing with a door to the right allowing access into the rear hall. 

Immediately on the right is the drawing room. A well-lit and spacious sitting room boasting style and panache with a striking architecturally designed curved wall featuring full height glazed sash windows allowing plenty of natural light. Featuring a decorative dado rail and full height pillars positioned either side of the room, a magnificent original marble open fireplace with mantel and slate hearth and wood burner inset takes centre stage. A wonderful room where the family can gather to sit and relax whilst enjoying delightful views of the garden.

A further reception room can be found next door to the drawing room. Another light and airy room, overlooking the garden. Here a striking original black marble fireplace with mantel and slate hearth features adding contrast to the room complimented with a wooden laminate flooring lying underfoot, making a splendid family room or dining room for entertaining guests, although currently used as a second drawing room. To the far right corner is a discreet door leading into the front garden.

Immediately to the left of the front door entrance is a further reception room featuring inbuilt cupboards to each corner. Light shines in the from the sash window enjoying views of the large patio at the front. A versatile room currently being used as a guest bedroom, although lends itself well as a study or family room if necessary.

Directly opposite the second sitting room is the door into the kitchen/breakfast room. A couple of steps down and you have arrived in the beautifully well-appointed kitchen where an extensive range of wall and base units in traditional cottage style cream are displayed along both exterior walls to perfectly create a classic vintage aesthetic. There’s a range of display cabinets for your best crystal and plenty of open shelving with an integral wine rack too. LED strip lighting beneath the wall mounted cabinets and above the worktops offers soft night lighting to set the ambience for fine dining late in the day.

The kitchen, formerly the servants’ quarters, features a row of antique bells displayed above the glazed windows overlooking the patio with an inglenook fireplace with mantle above where a well-placed range cooker sits and takes centre stage. Original built-in store cupboards and open shelving sit either side of the chimney breast offering extensive and quirky storage space including a spice rack that is nicely hidden beyond a cupboard door. Further benefits include an integral dishwasher and inset double sink with chrome fountain tap over. There’s space for an American fridge freezer and floor tiles underfoot make for an easy clean. To the far end of the room is an under stairs cupboard, the ideal place for the hoover and a lot more, with a further door to the left leading into the rear hall.

From the main hall, step through the door into a rear hall which offers space for a lovely seating area and where light shines through from the glazed windows providing views into the rear porch and side garden, ideal as a reception area. Straight ahead lies the porch with flagstone flooring underfoot, glazed windows leading out to the side garden providing access to the outside space, office premises, West Wing annexe and large workshop. Remaining in the rear hall, a door to the right takes you into a spacious utility/cloakroom, where there is a window to the side and a range of shelves providing handy storage for laundry. Here there is space and plumbing for both a washing machine and a tumble dryer as well as making it the perfect place to wipe down muddy paws belonging to your furry friend.

Immediately on the left is a traditional Victorian style high cistern WC and pedestal hand-wash basin with a door to the right, leading into the boiler room where you’ll find a highly energy efficient Atag central heating boiler and enormous 250 litre water cylinder providing an abundant amount of heating and hot water supply to service the entire living accommodation, including the office premises and West Wing annexe. There is also space and plumbing for a further washing machine if necessary, not to mention some useful shelving and a window opposite allowing light and fresh air in.

Opposite the entrance to the porch within the inner hall, is where an internal gate can be located leading to a staircase down to the basement. Wow! This is an amazing and extensive stylish living space, formerly a wine cellar, offering a cosy ambience with a low beamed ceiling and featuring a stone inglenook fireplace with slate hearth and an electric wood burner in situ. A lovely cosy place where you can chill with a glass in hand whilst listening to your favourite tracks although with plenty of space for a formal dining table, it is the perfect place to host a dinner party where you can entertain friends and family in complete privacy. Further features include parquet flooring throughout this living area and a pretty alcove seat with exposed stone wall providing a further sitting area. To the far right a door leads into an inner hall, offering some storage space, with a further door the cloakroom, benefitting from a white suite comprising a low coupled WC and hand wash basin, although there is plenty of space for a shower cubicle, if someone wished to install one. 

On the left of the living space at the rear is where the fitted kitchen can be located featuring a range of modern and stylish wall and base units in contrasting shades of white and slate grey. For cooking there is an electric oven with induction hob and cooker hood over, with space and plumbing for a dishwasher below the chunky white worktop inset with a one and half bowl sink/drainer unit inset and fountain mixer tap over. To the back wall is a door into a substantial walk-in pantry, any amateur chef’s best friend, with a salt trough lying to the left. From here, a set of French glazed doors open out to an enclosed landscaped space with a pathway leading to a wrought iron gate allowing access to the front of the house, an ideal space for anyone requiring independent living.

Returning to the main hall, climb the beautifully carpeted wooden balustrade staircase, where a window to the rear allows natural light in, and ascend to the first-floor landing. On this floor the landing provides access to all rooms, however this has been cleverly designed to offer two private multi-generational living spaces with their own private access.

Immediately on the right you’ll find a set of beautiful arched glazed doors leading to two bedrooms, the family bathroom with a private landing and a second staircase leading directly into the kitchen/breakfast room on the floor below. To the side of the stairs is a feature recess, once a coal shoot, where you can place books or keys in a safe place. Both bedrooms are double in size benefitting from glazed windows with the larger of the two bedrooms boasting a fireplace and a cupboard to the left of the chimney breast. There’s plenty of space for further bedroom furniture although with an adjoining door into the fifth bedroom, they currently use this as their dressing room.

The substantial and well-appointed bathroom offers a five-piece suite in crisp white creating a classy contemporary look. For those preferring a long soak in the tub, you’ll love the well positioned doubled ended claw foot bath close to the frosted glazed windows where plenty of lights beams in, or when time is precious there is the choice of a large corner shower cubicle. To complete the suite is a low-level WC and his and hers hand-wash basins inset into separate contemporary vanity units. Further features include a picture rail and decorative wooden panelling to the height of the dado rail and contrasting floor tiles in a stunning black and white design lay underfoot. Here there is access to a loft providing further storage, which has been partially boarded and accessible via a loft ladder.

All other rooms can be located on the other side of the landing forming the other private living space. 

Directly ahead is the fifth bedroom, a single room featuring a fireplace with some useful open built in storage to the left of the chimney breast. Currently being used as a dressing room and accessible from the adjoining door into the larger double bedroom beyond the beautiful arched glazed doors, although can easily accommodate a single bed and some furniture. To the left of the staircase is a beautiful archway, with a picture rail to the surrounding walls, leading to a double bedroom on the left featuring a window and fireplace. Adjoining this room is a further generous family bathroom, also finished in white painted walls with contrasting wooden panelling to dado height. The suite comprises of a panel bath with a double size shower cubicle with some handy open shelving to the right, the perfect place for toiletries, complete with a pedestal hand-wash basin and low-level WC. To nicely finish things off is neutral water sensitive flooring and a glazed window.

Opposite the family bathroom is the door to the master bedroom. A fantastic double bedroom featuring a fireplace with some inbuilt shelving on the right, ideal for displaying books, with plenty of natural light shining in from the dual aspect windows. Although there’s an inbuilt wardrobe, with lighting, providing useful hanging and storage space for clothes and footwear, there is plenty of space for bedroom furniture.

Returning to the landing, climb the staircase to the second-floor landing. A few steps and the door opens into a fabulous loft room where skylight windows set within a vaulted ceiling offer both privacy and light. Along the right wall is an extensive open hanging wardrobe area with ample space for further bedroom furniture too. To the far end of the room is a large en-suite shower room featuring a cast iron fireplace and comprising of a corner shower cubicle and a low level WC, finished in white keeps it fresh, although large enough to place a claw foot bath for those preferring a luxurious soak in the tub. Other features include ceramic floor tiles of a neural shade and glazed window to the rear.

Step outside to explore the gardens, annexe and office space

From the rear porch you’ll find a terrace featuring raised beds and mature shrubs to the borders along the side, offering a variety of pretty seating areas, runs alongside the mature shrubs to the borders. To the far end on the right, a gated entrance opens onto the front landscaped lawned garden featuring a pathway leading to a summerhouse and gated bin storage area. Beyond are a set of further double gates opening onto the road. The terrace extends to the left where there is a further pretty seating area and a courtesy door into the large workshop/shed, ideal for the green thumbed to potter around in, with an adjoining bicycle store next door accessible via wooden double gates at the other end. Opposite is where you’ll find the open wood store area with a door to the right providing access into the foyer to the office.

The Office

Upon entering from the rear, you’ll find a downstairs cloakroom well placed on the left featuring a two-piece white suite comprising a hand-wash basin and low-level WC. From the foyer, a staircase to the right ascends to the first-floor accommodation directly above the office. Ahead lies a door into a vast open plan office where there is plenty of space for several workstations and full height window and French doors to the front, opening out onto an extensive patio and front drive. The office also benefits from superfast broadband. Centrally positioned on the right is a generous open plan storage area with a mezzanine floor above, providing useful storage space for files.

To the far right of the storage area is a solid wooden door that provides access directly into the inner hallway of the adjoining West Wing Annexe. Returning to the foyer, climb the staircase to the accommodation above where a low-level gate opens into a warm and cosy versatile space with vaulted ceiling featuring skylight windows above creating privacy and allowing light in. There are kitchen facilities offering a range of wall and base units with a single bowl sink/drainer unit with chrome fountain tap over inset to the worktop and plenty of space for seating areas and further workstations, if required, making this an ideal space to escape to during coffee breaks. Beyond the kitchen area is a door into a further office space, currently being used as a craft room. 

Returning to the rear entrance to the office, to the right of the door is a gated passageway providing access to the front patio area, also accessible via the French doors from the office. Here is an extensive patio, where there is plenty of room for garden furniture where you can take a break and enjoy the Cornish air or get together with family and friends to dine alfresco. There is also a superb summerhouse where you can take shade or where children can safely play with friends. This side of the garden is completely secure with Cornish walling running forming the rear boundary wall and fence panels with trellis fencing alongside the boundary to the side.

From here the patio extends to the front door entrance where there is a stone chipped feature area and a set of open double gates. To the left is the wrought iron gated entrance directly into the outside enclosed space and French doors leading directly into the basement.

Beyond the gates are a couple of steps down to an extensive gravelled driveway, with mature shrubs running along the border to the right side, offering secure parking for several vehicles in front of the Cornish stone walling and double wooden gated frontage.  

Beside the workshop/shed is an open entrance with pergola and trellis style fencing featuring rambling shrubs either side where a pathway extends towards the West Wing Annexe, nicely tucked away at the rear.

For information, the vendors have advised that the office benefits from superfast broadband which runs at 70MBs during downloading data and 13.5MBs during uploading data.

The West Wing Annexe

This lovely one-bedroom annexe boasting its own private garden, perfect for relatives in need of independent living, or for when guests come to stay as well as offering income potential from holiday letting.

Stepping inside the annexe through the glazed French doors, with full height panes either side, you will find yourself in a lovely open plan living area, with vaulted ceiling creating that light and airy feeling of space and featuring roofed skylight windows beautifully lighting up this space. The living space offers room for a sofa and chair. The perfect place for a dining table is near the glazed French doors and full height panes, so you can enjoy overlooking the garden from here. The same glazed doors take you out into the lovely garden.

The stylish and modern contemporary kitchen sits along the far wall and offers a range of wall and base cupboards in a gloss finish of neutral light grey with a single bowl sink/drainer unit and chrome fountain tap over incorporated into the contrasting chunky grey worktop. For cooking is an electric oven to the left and a gas hob inset to the worktop on the opposite wall with a stainless steel chimney cooker hood above. There’s room for an upright fridge freezer, complimented with a water sensitive flooring to the kitchen area. 

An oak door to the left of the kitchen takes you into an inner hallway with a door to the right into the adjoining office premises. To the left is a further oak door into a superb double bedroom with space for wardrobes and full height glazed panes and French doors allowing light in and enjoying views as well as leading out to the lovely garden. From the inner hall is a solid oak door straight ahead into an en-suite shower room. A white suite comprising of a double shower cubicle, hand-wash basin and low-level WC. Finished with contrasting black tiling to compliment neutral decor creates a striking look and with its smart and contemporary fittings, you can really shower in style!

The garden is encompassed by Cornish walling forming the boundary wall to the rear and sides with the timber trellis fencing to the other side and mature shrubs to the borders. The patio makes a lovely seating area and overlooks the attractive circular lawned garden with brick feature to the perimeters with a raised platform at the far end perfect for displaying further plants, so this will keep the green thumbed happy. There is also a built-in barbeque.

The property also benefits from 4KW solar array panels to the roof providing a saving on the vendors electrical energy savings and generating a solar panel FiT income on average over the last five years of £518 annually.

A little bit more about the location of Bodmin

Bodmin, with all its amenities, is just a few minutes’ walk away, having recently undergone a huge transformation into a cycle hub and offering many shopping, banking, schooling and recreational facilities. Perfectly located to access the many renowned sandy beaches and historic coastal towns such as Padstow, Fowey, Charlestown and Port Isaac with the Camel Trail passing through the town and following the route of the old railway into Wadebridge and beyond to Padstow.

To the east of the town is Bodmin Moor designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, popular with cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. To the outskirts is the railway station providing direct links to London Paddington, the south East and a variety of other destinations. Enviable positioning between the North and South coats of Cornwall and with the A30 right on your doorstep, making commuting in and out of the county a breeze!

Candice’s Property Notes

This is a wonderful and uniquely designed Georgian beauty that has been beautifully restored.

The bonus of the two storey office offers endless potential to create a business opportunity whilst generating and income from holiday letting the annexe too.

And with ample parking, you can achieve a balanced lifestyle where you can live, work and happily play! Don’t think about it for too long as you will regret it once it’s gone!

What do you think?

Bodmin, 6 Bed Detached House – Guide Price £800,000

Key Features

  • Six Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Stylish Basement with Open Plan Kitchen/Living Space
  • Two Family Bathrooms & One En-Suite
  • Two-Storey Office Premises With Superfast Broadband
  • Potential Income from West Wing One Bedroom Annexe
  • Ample Off-Road Parking
  • Versatile Accommodation For Family & Multi-Generational Living
  • 4KW Solar Panels Generating Income
  • EPC – C

Property Floor Plan

Total approx. floor area 5489 SQ.FT. (509.9 SQ.M.) This plan is for illustrative purposes only. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the floor plan above, all measurements are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement. Measurements are approximate and not to scale.

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