Historic farmhouse with original features from the 17th century with potential for modernization. rs Clayton-Cain
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 surroundingsPenny BoltonProperty agent