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Guide price

£800,000

Upton Cross, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Fine and Country

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

1 Receptions

Key Features

  • Most attractive four bedroom detached barn conversion.
  • Located in a desirable location on the fringes of Bodmin Moor.
  • Grounds and paddocks amounting to 3.5 acres.
  • Far reaching rural views towards Caradon Hill.
  • Perfect for those who work from home.
  • 4 KW PV solar array and hardwood windows and doors.
  • Wide selection of wooden outbuildings.
  • Adjacent ancillary building with office, studio and kitchen.
  • Sweeping driveway and plenty of off road parking,
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Andrew Simpson CPEA MNAEA

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Property Description

This superbly appointed barn conversion known as Sutton Oak was converted some twelve years ago and lies on the edge of the beautiful landscape of Bodmin Moor. It has been home to our clients for some ten years. During this time they have made many improvements and extensions to the property. The most significant change is the conversion and extension of the former two bay car port into a large office and ancillary building. This demonstrates the versatility of the property and the wide potential of usage. The four bedroom accommodation is well appointed with a wealth of traditional features throughout the home including latched internal solid wood doors, slate window cills and exposed beams and stonework. Much of the property has thermal blinds and shutters which will remain. A 4KW solar array and private drainage minimises utility costs. The sweeping driveway provides plenty of off road parking and the gardens are most attractive with a stunning veranda seating area at the rear. The two paddocks are well fenced with a number of outbuildings and there is an orchard and vegetable beds. Sutton Oak presents a lovely rural lifestyle and due to its location close to the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor makes it perfect for riding and hiking.

Beyond the attractive stone exterior lies the well appointed four bedroom accommodation. The entrance porch has been added and has an external and internal stable door which opens into the lounge. The lounge is a large dual aspect room which has a wonderful open granite fireplace as the main focal point. Below the wooden mantle and sat on a slate hearth is a wood burning stove. There is a useful storage cupboard, ceramic floor and wooden stairs ascend to the first floor. From this room access can be gained by double doors out to the paved outside seating area which is covered by a wonderful large glazed veranda which our clients added. The kitchen/dining room is a superb room which is triple aspect with a high ceiling and is therefore washed with natural light. The fitted kitchen is exceptionally well appointed with a range of matching cream wall and base units with polished granite work surfaces. There is a Belfast sink, tiled splashbacks, recessed down lighters and a polished ceramic floor. Included in the sale is a dishwasher and an electric Rangemaster oven with hob and an extractor canopy over.

The master bedroom suite is positioned on the ground floor and has double doors leading out to the side. The room has a wealth of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes and drawers both beside and wall length which provide excellent storage. The Jack and Jill en-suite shower room has a matching suite and features aqua boarding. There is a corner shower cubicle with mains fed shower and down lighters, the shower room has two locking doors so with its door into the lounge serves two purposes.

On the first floor are a further three bedrooms with bedroom two having a further range of fitted bedroom furniture and a double wardrobe with hanging space. The remaining two bedrooms have light assisted via roof windows and share use of the family bathroom/WC which has a matching suite with shower attachment and electric shower above the panelled bath. There is a tiled floor and partly tiled walls. Bedroom three has access to the roof space and bedroom four has into eaves storage.

The adjacent ancillary building is located just a few steps from the main house and is accessed via a stable door. It comprises of a well appointed fitted kitchen which has a tiled floor and recessed down lighters and a built in electric oven with extractor above and fridge. There is a shower room/WC with an electric shower. The two further rooms are both large, have underfloor heating and comprise of a studio and a large home office suite. Both areas have an engineered wooden floor. The office suite has access to the roof space, sliding glazed doors which open out to the front and a feature oak beam. The whole building is quite substantial and could present opportunity (subject to obtaining all necessary consents) to become a separate holiday let or residential accommodation in the form of an annexe.

Externally, the barn is accessed by a very impressive entrance with double gates and granite pillars with a granite name plaque. The sweeping gravelled driveway provides plenty of room for off road parking and turning and continues where there is the garage and car port and another set of double entrance gates at the top.

The gardens are a key feature of Sutton Oak, at the front and side they comprise of areas of gravelled beds which are well stocked with shrubs and bushes which come to life in the spring and summer months offering a blaze of colour. The raised front lawn has a feature pond, greenhouse and a collection of some young fruit trees to include cherry, pear and varieties of apple. Many enclosed raised beds provide the platform in which to grow fine produce. At the rear of barn the main feature is the slate paved seating area below the stunning glazed veranda. What surrounds the veranda is again many raised gravelled beds with shrubs and bushes. There are many outside lights, power points and a tap located around the outside for extra convenience.

The large garage has a motorised door, power and light with at the side a tack room. Next to the car port is a covered bay, good sized store and a workshop which has double doors. The sheds have power and light, as well as, outside power points positioned for extra convenience. Completing the main outbuildings is the stable block.

The paddocks lie to the rear of the property and are neatly divided into two with an access lane between. A wooden field shelter/stable block provides extra convenience. The whole set up is well suited for those who wish to keep stock and utilise the land with sustainability.

Sutton Oak is situated in a semi-rural location with good proximity to Bodmin Moor and the associated attractions which is a haven for hikers, dog walkers and mountain bikers.

The villages of Rilla Mill, Coads Green, Upton Cross and North Hill can be found all of which offer many village facilities. Rilla Mill has a Public House, Methodist Chapel and Car Repair Garage with Upton Cross having a Country Primary School, Post Office/Store and the Sterts Theatre. The property has access to the rugged terrain of Bodmin Moor and in particular the former mining settlement of Minions in the heart of Twelve Mens Moor close to Caradon Hill.

Further comprehensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities are located in either Launceston (10 Miles) or Liskeard which is approximately 6 Miles. A wide range of private schools St Josephs (Launceston) and Mount Kelly (Tavistock). Excellent transport links can be found in the cathedral city of Exeter by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) which is about 54 miles. The A30 dual carriageway can be reached in approximately 20 minutes. The continental ferryport and city of Plymouth is approximately 22 miles distant and has regular cross channel services to France and Spain.

The following is a quotation from the home owners:

“Having both left high pressured jobs overseas, we were looking for a place that gave us the space and serenity while still working part-time, especially the great annex that provides a separate space for working from home/hobbies. This property has achieved that and more.

The fabulous views of Sharptor, the Cheesewring and Caradon Hill first thing in the morning lifts the spirit and makes you smile.

The added attraction is the easy access to north Cornwall beaches, Plymouth, Exeter and Truro, as well as, the local market towns, Liskeard and Launceston.

This coupled with neighbours that are always ready to help, but are not intrusive, has made the last 10 years very enjoyable and restful.

The property has provided amazing worklife balance for us and family members.”

Key Information

Tenure:

Freehold

Council Tax:

D

EPC:

B

SERVICES:

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage.

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