Canworthy Water, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8UB | Property for sale | Savills
2,881 sq ft(267.65 sq m)
Guide price £560,000(€638,518)

Canworthy WaterLaunceston, Cornwall, PL15 8UB

    Key features

    • Characterful house in open countryside location
    • Versatile space with potential for reconfiguration
    • Four/five bedrooms
    • Three reception rooms and office
    • Well-kept grounds and productive garden
    • Parking for several vehicles.

    Historic farmhouse with original features from the 17th century with potential for modernization.

    About this property

    • The history of Canworthy House is believed to be connected with the English Civil War, therefore it must have been built around 1600 and indeed architectural details still remain. Solidly made of granite and slate and basking in the sunny, south facing aspect, this house has had extensions and improvements added over the years to create a comfortable family home.

      Enter through the extended porch and stable door at the rear into the lobby and cloakroom with wc and on to the large kitchen. With windows to the north and east and a slate floor, a Rayburn provides the cosiness in this double height room. Fitted units line a long wall and there is a utility room, a large china store and understairs cupboard.

      The sitting room is adjacent and overlooks the front garden to the south and the side garden to the west. A multifuel burner is set into a deep hearth flanked by deep alcove shelves and wood panelling adds to the cosiness.

      Next is the dining room, with its impressive granite inglenook within which is a cloam oven and an open hearth. The slate floor is the original from the 17thc. Through the slate floored hall and to the left is the original front door surround of solid granite, now leading to a sun lounge extension erected in 2017. Wide patio doors open onto the south facing garden. Across the hall is the second sitting room or study with original 17thc. beams and a decorative late Victorian fireplace. This room also benefits from its south facing aspect overlooking the garden.

      Stairs rise to a half landing where there is a bathroom with a modern suite, shower over the bath and an electric towel rail.
      Up the stairs to the pleasant principal bedroom, also on the front of the house and with original wooden floor under which there was found a 1798 coin! Adjoining is a dressing room with ample built-in storage. Stairs rise to a long landing with two double bedrooms, one slightly smaller, and a west facing single bedroom. Also off the landing is a door which opens onto the mezzanine, a useful office space and conveniently open to the kitchen, accessed by a staircase.

      There are replacement double glazed windows throughout the house. The roof, rear porch and entrance were replaced in 1994 and rendering was removed and replaced with appropriate lime render on the exterior walls.

      Beside the back door is a secure store large enough for bins and recycling boxes. There is an integrated garage and alongside, hard standing as well as the lane, allowing plenty of parking. A patio with a view across the neighbouring field (recently planted with hardwood saplings to create a woodland) is a sunny spot alongside a large and very well-kept greenhouse (with automatic ventilation system). The garden wraps around the house with lawns, flower borders, raised veg bed, soft fruit bushes, mature shrubs and trees. A secure, spacious wooden shed provides storage for garden implements. There is a capped well. The front garden has a mass of spring bulbs and benefits greatly from its sunny, south facing position.

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    A traditional farmhouse with huge potential for a super family home, nestled in idyllic countryside surroundings

    Penny BoltonProperty agent

    Local information

    • For anyone searching for a rural idyll, Canworthy could be it. Deep in the countryside, surrounded by farms and woodland, this is an area of small villages and hamlets connected by quiet roads some way from the traffic of Cornwall's popular routes. Without public transport, independence is essential.
    • The nearest towns allow plenty of choice for shopping, schools, GP surgery, churches and leisure facilities. The closest primary school is less than two miles away at Warbstow, while the nearest pub is the Wainhouse Inn, four miles away.
    • The dramatic coastline and rock formations at Crackington Haven are less than seven miles, while Widemouth Bay, as the name suggests, a wide-open Atlantic beach and surf break is easily reached on the A39.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, additional water supply (capped well), oil heating, brand new oil tank fitted March 2024 / Rayburn, superfast broadband.
    • AGENTS NOTE: There is a planning application in for a solar farm in neighbouring farmland.
    • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
    • FIXTURES & FITTINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale.
    • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
    • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
    • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
    • Directions: Take the A39 from Wadebridge towards Bude. At Wainhouse Corner take the right turn to Canworthy Water, marked 4 miles. Arrive at the T junction in Canworthy Water and go left for about 400 meters to the next left turn, a no through road with a blue sign for the Minstrels Music Centre. Follow the lane to its end where Canworthy House is just over the rise on the left of the yard. Pass the front entrance to park on the drive to the right of the house. Launceston about 11 miles, Camelford about 11 miles, Bude about 12 miles.
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E