Step aside Jane Austin, this one’s on our books! We’re excited to reveal our latest property – an elegant Georgian residence which enjoys privacy, spacious contemporary accommodation and luxurious fixtures and fittings – all surrounded by beautifully landscaped and securely gated grounds.
Plus, if Elizabeth Bennett or Emma Woodhouse needed a home office – or an annexe with income potential – this 6 bed detached property in Bodmin would certainly be on their shortlist of beautiful homes for sale in Cornwall…
Stepping through the high gates at the front of the property, you’ll immediately be impressed by the grandeur of this stunning private home, which dates back to 1748.
It was extended during Victorian times, and the current owners have expertly blended old and new to create a large and versatile home full of character.
With every modern luxury, we think this would make the ultimate setting for both family life and entertaining guests (just imagine the epic Christmas celebrations you could have here!)
Once you’ve explored the grounds – which boast various sunny terraces, raised beds, secluded seating areas, landscaped lawns, gravel walkways and outdoor cooking spots – ascend the wide Georgian staircase with decorative wrought iron handrails to the impressive front entrance.
The grand reception rooms on this ground floor, with their high ceilings, original fireplaces, sash windows, decorative coving and solid wood floorboards, make the perfect space for entertaining guests, or simply for a large family to relax together.
Light and airy, and with views of the grounds, you’ll be lord of all you survey from these elegant windows!
Of the three reception rooms our favourite has to be the current drawing room, with its curved frontage and huge statement fireplace – but the comfortable living room comes a close second
The kitchen/breakfast room is as large and impressive as you would expect from a substantial property of this nature.
Formerly the servants’ quarters, it features a row of antique bells and an inglenook fireplace with mantle above, where a large range cooker now takes centre stage.
This is a well-equipped, spacious and homely kitchen; ambitious home cooks will be in their element. A handy separate utility room also helps keep the detritus of life away from this grown-up space, so muddy paws and dirty washing need not tarnish it!
Talking of grown-up spaces, how about a converted wine cellar in which to entertain your guests? Yes that’s right, this property has a surprise in store! The basement boasts a flexible contemporary living space with scope for a number of uses.
Currently featuring a modern, open plan kitchen, dining room and seating area, with plenty of space for lounging, listening to music or even installing a film projector, if you were feeling generous this would be the ultimate den for teenage children!
With its own WC and space to install a shower, this could become an open plan, independent living space too – it has external as well as internal access.
If you we had you at ‘open plan basement’ wait until you see the rest of the accommodation! A further two floors of deluxe bedrooms and family bathrooms sit on top of the ground floor, offering space and comfort for a large multi-generational family, or simply scope for lots of house guests!
Highlights include a large and stylish loft room with ensuite, a master bedroom with the option of an adjoining dressing room, and a light-filled family bathroom with a claw-footed bath, a large corner shower cubicle and his-and-her sinks.
To really appreciate the scope of the accommodation at this property, check out the floor plans and full description.
With all this space and luxury, you may never want to leave the comfort of your private gated home. The current owners felt the same, and so created a two-storey office as part of this property to enable home working.
It has space for multiple work stations and plenty of storage, benefits from superfast broadband, has a kitchen and WC, plus its own patio area and summerhouse; hosting client meetings or housing a growing team will be no hardship here!
Also in the grounds of this property you will find an annexe know as the ‘West Wing’. This self-contained space boasts its own private garden, a contemporary kitchen, a light and airy living space with skylights, a shower room and a double bedroom.
The annexe is perfect for relatives in need of independent living, or for those extra guests at Christmas, and also offers income potential from holiday letting.
In total, this substantial and stylish residence offers nearly 5,500 square feet of living space, incorporating a useful annexe and a home office which would be the envy of most small businesses. We could get lost for days exploring this stunning property!
So whether you have a large family, teenagers who need a bit of space, multiple generations to accommodate, love entertaining, or have a growing business to run from home, this property demands an early viewing.
What did we miss?
- Lots of off-road parking
- 4KW Solar panels generating income and keeping bills down
- Bodmin offers easy access to both the moors and coast – an excellent playground for the outdoor enthusiast!
- Great transport connections inside Cornwall and with the rest of the UK via the train line to Paddington and nearby Newquay Airport.
- Bodmin has a good selection of local schools and colleges.