18 Ac(7.28 Ha)
Excess of £3,000,000(€3,401,022)

TruthanTruro, Cornwall, TR4 9BB

  • Freehold

Key features

  • First sale for 20 years
  • Close to Truro
  • Attractive manor house with wonderful room proportions
  • Characterful period features
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens, parkland and woodland
  • Attached 2 bedroom cottage
  • Private lake and tennis court
  • Swimming pool in secluded walled terrace

Grade II Listed manor house with 18 acres of private parkland, landscaped gardens and woodland, an attached cottage and guest wing, set in a well connected but discreet location.

About this property

  • The main entrance to Truthan Manor is west facing, flanked by late 19th Century bay windows with elongated sash windows and crenelated parapets. A pillared entrance with outer double doors leads to the inner door and to the hallway with dado rails, ornate cornicing, an archway and original turning staircase with halflanding window overlooking the rear courtyard. Off the hall is the drawing room, sitting room, kitchen, rear porch and access to the useful vaulted wine cellar.

    The drawing room has triple aspect box bay windows with shutters and window seats, and views of the gardens towards the lake and driveway approach. Views from the south facing windows look across the lawns and towards the neighbouring parkland. There is an open fireplace with slate hearth and surround, ornate cornicing and ceiling mouldings, and an exposed oak floor. A door links the drawing room with the formal dining room which has oak panelling, an open fireplace with stone surround and south facing windows with shutters, window seats and views over the gardens and parkland.

    The informal and contemporary sitting room has a wood burner with maple mantle and slate hearth, ornate cornicing and triple aspect west facing box bay window. The kitchen/ breakfast room has a slate flagstone floor, 4-oven oil fired AGA, handmade cabinets with granite worktops, a NEFF oven, hob, and dishwasher. There is a window and door to the rear courtyard.

    From the kitchen, a short flight of stairs leads to a large, south facing boot/utility room with a tiled floor, wooden worktop with Belfast sink, door to the pool terrace and a large window to the courtyard. There is also a cloakroom with WC and the oil fired condenser boiler. A doorway leads to the rear hallway, with stairs leading to the guest/children's wing, a door through to the attached cottage and access to the rear courtyard.

    The stairs from the main hallway have the original handrail and balustrade, and a large arched window at the half landing. The landing, with ornate cornicing, is a typical four-square arrangement with access to the three principal bedrooms and bathroom.

    The master bedroom has sash windows with shutters and window seats, with views towards the west garden, and a door through to the private dressing room with full width fitted wardrobes. There are two guest bedrooms, one with dual aspect views over the gardens to the south and west, the other with south facing views of the grounds. Both bedrooms have shutters and window seats, and share a small shower room located between the two rooms.

    The principal bathroom is very spacious with a centrally positioned bath enjoying an outlook over the courtyard garden. There are twin basins, a hidden shower, airing cupboard and immersion tank, as well as a window seat and shutters, and ornate cornicing. A passageway from the bathroom links the main part of the house to the guest/children's wing which comprises two double bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor, with an attic bedroom and two large loft rooms on the second floor.

    The cottage is an attached annexe but also has separate external access. The main entrance is into the dual aspect sitting room, with wood burner and views of the garden to the east and pool to the west. There is a kitchen with Rayburn (disconnected) and a window to the courtyard with a window seat, while the dining room/study, currently used as a home office, has French doors to the rear garden. There is a WC on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The sweeping driveway entrance follows the line of the original driveway to the house. There are private woodlands to either side of the drive which passes the lake, the American lime lined avenue, tennis court, and formal lawns to the south of the house before reaching the gravelled parking area. The driveway continues along southern side of the house through the formal entrance pillars and gate, eventually leading out to the secondary access to the north.

    Pool Terrace & Kitchen Garden
    There is a walled courtyard adjoining the east side of the house and the south side of the cottage. The swimming pool and terrace adjoin the northerly side of the house and west side of the cottage and includes an outside room with covered seating and open fire. There are steps up to the kitchen garden and rear drive. The kitchen garden has a series of beds and a greenhouse and features high walls providing shelter along with a gate giving access to the west garden.

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Local information

  • Truro, just five miles away, provides excellent shopping and commercial facilities, private and state schooling, together with a main line rail service to London Paddington. The A30 links up with the motorway network at Exeter, while Cornwall Airport (Newquay) has three daily return flights to London Gatwick, along with many other domestic and seasonal European destinations.

Additional information

  • First mentioned in 1306, the former monastic land at Truthan had been an important medieval settlement and from the 16th Century was the seat of various owners who were the High Sheriffs of Cornwall. While there had been a substantial house on the site by the late 17th Century, the current house was largely built by Humphrey Borlase in around 1687.
  • Since then, Truthan has been owned by notable Cornish families including Borlase (1634-1690), Williams (1706-1802), Collins (1802-1919). A full history of the house is available on request.
  • EPC Exempt