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Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Fine and Country

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

Key Features

  • An exceptionally well presented, spacious and flexible detached split level house.
  • A large ‘L’ shape living room with plenty of space for a formal dining area and more comfortable lounge space.
  • Impressive stylish kitchen with plenty of storage, quality appliances to include an electric eR3 Aga and attractive quartz working surface.
  • Master bedroom suite with dressing room and attractive en-suite bathroom.
  • Two further double bedrooms having fitted wardrobes and the use of the family shower room.
  • Useful spacious study enjoying access and a view to the garden.
  • Modern oil fired central heating system.
  • Aluminium or painted wooden double glazed windows.
  • The private front garden is enclosed by thick copper beech hedging.
  • An exclusive enclosed gated tarmac driveway.
  • Plenty of parking and a detached garage where two cars could park in tandem.
  • An acre of natural land situated immediately behind the house.
  • Situated within the centre of Altarnun village with a view of the church tower.
  • Just 9 miles from Launceston and a mile from A30.
  • A short distance from Bodmin Moor.
  • Internal viewings are highly recommended.
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Property Description

Our vendors have made many improvements to this former Rectory since they purchased it back in 2019. These include the erection of a single storey extension to form a large dual aspect lounge which can open out to the garden and a covered decking area which provides a comfortable view of the garden. They have installed a truly impressive light and airy kitchen where a new electric eR3 Aga takes centre stage. All the bathrooms have been fully renovated with brand new appliances and tastefully tiled to both the floors and walls. The practical utility room has been fitted with an array of useful storage cupboards. The oil fired central heating boiler and system have also been renewed. This impressive home has the feel of quality and grandeur throughout.

The inside of this imposing, slate hung and painted rendered, detached house is accessed through a modern grey aluminium door into a small porch that opens into a spacious and welcoming reception hall. Throughout, all the internal doors are matching and made of oak. The ground floor consists of an impressive light and bright kitchen which is fitted out with an array of light coloured handle less floor mounted cupboards with a matching large central island. The matching bespoke fitted working surface is formed from a grey and white patterned thick quartz. There are two Villeroy and Boch sinks and an integrally installed Neff dishwasher. The cooking is performed on a large electric Aga, that enjoys three ovens, two covered hobs and a hot plate. There is space for a large fridge and a small table and chairs. The floor in this room is laid with marble effect tiles and there are downlighters and two matching pendent lights hanging from the ceiling.

The large ‘L’ shaped living space provides plenty of space for formal dining in front of a wood burning stove that sits centrally within an attractive brick built fireplace. The floor covering of engineered oak leads through into the more comfortable extended lounge space. A feature electric, glass cased, fireplace makes the room feel cosy and provides an unusual centre piece. The large aluminium sliding patio doors can be opened up in the summer months and access can be gained to the covered patio and attractive enclosed garden beyond.

From the entrance hall access is gained to the cloakroom/WC and a short flight of stairs ascend to a light landing space with doors to the utility room and spacious study, which opens into the garden. The study could be an ideal home office, even a fourth bedroom or a cozy snug. The utility room which is also situated on this level, benefits from a floor to ceiling bank of cupboards and a large sink set into the working surface above space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. An external door leads out to a raised paved patio with steps descending to the drive and car parking.

The top floor hosts the master bedroom suite that enjoys the luxury of a dressing room and exclusive use of the en-suite tiled bathroom fitted with Duravit sanitaryware. There is an impressive his and hers sink situated in front of a large wall mirror, as well as a freestanding white bath and wall hung WC. The bedroom enjoys a view towards the village Church. The other two double bedrooms both enjoy fitted wardrobes and use of the impressive tiled shower room.

The property is built into a mature bank and enclosed by a mixture of copper beech hedges and timber fencing. It is entered via a lockable private gate which provides vehicle access to the private tarmac drive which allows parking for numerous vehicles. There is plenty of secure space for storing a caravan or motor home if required. The detached garage is large enough to accommodate two cars parked in tandem.

Most of the garden is situated in front of the main house. It is mainly laid to lawn and is stocked with mature plants and shrubs around the edges. A timber summer house is also in place. There is a smaller piece of garden to the back and access to an adjacent raised plot of land which is believed to be about an acre in size. There is a vehicle access point via a five bar gate from the lane close by. This ground is a haven for wildlife as there are a few trees and plenty of natural growth including brambles. It could be cut back to form a private area for exercising dogs or children.

The property is situated in the village of Altarnun which is arguably one of the most attractive villages in north Cornwall. The village has the church of St. Nonna at the centre, which is known as the "Cathedral on the Moors". The church tower is one of the tallest in the county and has the attractive watercourse of Penpont Water at its foot trickling by. Village facilities in Altarnun include a Post Office and general store, county primary school, Parish Church and at five lanes the King's Head public house has an excellent local reputation for bar food. The village hall has plenty of clubs and associations including an active indoor bowls club, local amateur dramatics, local history group as well as for the younger generation the village has a youth group and brownies. For those with outdoor interests, the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor can be reached easily, offering miles and miles of open terrain, a real haven for dog walkers, climbers, hikers and indeed horse riders.

The A30 dual carriageway which is positioned within two miles from the property runs to Truro and West Cornwall in one direction and Exeter and beyond in the opposite direction. Regarded as the 'Gateway to Cornwall' the market town of Launceston has a range of educational, recreational, commercial and leisure facilities, as well as a Norman castle and attractive town centre. For further communications the Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 50 miles distance, or about an hour's drive and has a more extensive range of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as access to the M5 motorway, mainland rail network to London (Paddington) and further north. Exeter is served by an excellent regional international airport. The continental ferry port and city of Plymouth is approximately 26 miles from the property and again offers extensive facilities as well as regular cross channel ferry services to France and Spain.

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