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360.28 sq m(3,878 sq ft)
Guide price £1,500,000(€1,700,511)

BlislandBodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4QY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II Listed Farmhouse with long driveway approach
  • Formal and wild gardens, paddocks and woodland extending to about 14 acres
  • Master bedroom suite, 4 additional bedrooms and 4 bathrooms
  • Country kitchen with AGA, living and dining rooms
  • Family / games room with separate TV room, conservatory, snug and cellar
  • Heated swimming pool with pavilion

Within private grounds of about 14 acres and enjoying beautiful far reaching views, Penrose Farm is a unique country house, blending originality with contemporary touches.

About this property

  • The property is situated in a south facing, traffic-free location, tucked away from view and well away from the humdrum of every day life. Commanding a wonderful setting with glorious rural and wooded views towards the Camel Valley and Shell Woods, this is every bit the Cornish retreat.

    Understood to originate from around 1560 and having undergone a thorough yet incredibly sympathetic scheme of renovation, modernisation and extension works since 2013 overseen by a Truro-based architect, Penrose Farm now perfectly blends originality, charm and character with contemporary flourishes, dressed and finished in a classic style with nature very much at its heart.

    The accommodation is generous, elegant and unique. The ground floor includes a beautifully appointed family kitchen with flagstone granite floors, six oven Aga, a central island and window seat. Directly opposite is the snug with its woodburner. Leading off the kitchen is the modern extension which blends in perfectly with the original external stone and slate. Bi fold doors open out to the garden and the room enjoys the most wonderful west facing valley views.

    The separate sitting room is defined by the original ceiling moldings and this charming room leads to the library, which serves as a link to the games / family room with its double height vaulted ceiling and adjacent TV room. In addition there is a wonderful conservatory, utility room, boot room, shower, WC and cellar.

    There are three bedrooms and family bathroom arranged across the first floor, with the master bedroom suite comprising a dressing room, bedroom and sumptuous en suite bathroom with centrally positioned roll top bath. The ‘hidden' bathroom situated above bedroom 3 enables each bedroom on the middle floor to have its own bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and bathroom on the second floor, perfect as a children's hideaway.

    The natural light throughout the property and charming outlook from the vast majority of the accommodation adds to the huge appeal at Penrose.

    Gardens & grounds

    The gardens, grounds and land extend to around 14 acres. The gardens are mature, well tended and provide plenty of areas in which to relax, dine, play and explore with the heated pool and pavilion (games room, changing room and WC) finishing the outside space perfectly.

    A very sheltered south facing garden with a broad terrace across the main façade of the property communicates perfectly with the conservatory. An arched gateway leads through a wall to the west facing terrace outside the dining room, the perfect spot in which to enjoy the afternoon sun and views.

    The lawned gardens extend to the south and east of the property with further far reaching views and there is a wildlife pond with areas of woodland in the lower section. To the east, there is a field adjoining the garden and the to the western side of Penrose there are three fields (including two paddocks) and a small copse.

    All in all, the most idyllic country lifestyle and so conveniently situated.

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This magical setting is off the beaten track yet highly convenient for the north coast lifestyle with Rock a short drive away. Just two miles from the A30 and with the airport only 20 miles distant, Penrose Farm's quiet and tranquil setting is the perfect antidote to busy urban life.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • Cornwall has a rich heritage based on the long maritime and mining history, together with some fine undiscovered country houses and gardens along its romantic coastline and inland in the deep wooded valleys.
  • The historic village of Blisland, a favorite of the poet Sir John Betjeman, is characterised by its ancient Norman church and traditional village green, one of very few Cornish villages to still retain this quintessentially English feature.
  • Situated on the western edge of the magnificent Bodmin Moor, Blisland is known for the popular Blisland Inn and is positioned within a short drive of the A30 in the east and the magnificent north coast in the west. There is also a shop, post office and village primary school rated ‘outstanding' by OFSTED.

Additional information

  • As well as its idyllic rural setting on the fringes of the moor, Blisland is blessed with good access to the main A30 carriageway and also the mainline station at Bodmin Parkway, whilst the Camel Estuary and breathtaking north coast at Polzeath, Rock and Port Isaac are within a short drive.
  • The riverside town of Wadebridge is just eight miles away and has a good range of shops, restaurants and schools. The Camel Trail, just one mile away, links Bodmin and Wadebridge to the resort of Padstow via a beautiful cycle path and there are golf courses at St. Enodoc, Trevose and Lanhydrock.
  • Directions: Following the A30 westbound, take the exit signed to Blisland. Follow this road to a staggered crossroads and turn right, then immediately left. Follow the lane until a sharp right hand bend. Descend the hill and take the left hand turning on the bend (unmarked). Follow the drive until the end where you will find Penrose Farm. Distances: Blisland about 1.5miles. Bodmin Parkway (mainline station) about 8 miles. Wadebridge about 8 miles. Polzeath beach about 13 miles. Rock about 13 miles. Cornwall Airport (Newquay) about 20 miles. Truro about 30 miles.
  • EPC Exempt