An attractive holiday cottage complex with equestrian facilities set in an accessible rural position with around 7.5 acres and fabulous pastoral views. Superb renovated farmhouse. Four quality holiday cottages. Games room & garaging. Landscaped grounds. Paddocks & large building with stables. EPC Band D.
Goonwinnow Farm stands amidst rolling open countryside between the cathedral city of Truro and the rugged north coast, with the A30 less than 1.5 miles away. It is an ideal location from which to explore Cornwall, lying only 6 miles or so from a number of fine surfing beaches, including Holywell Bay, Crantock, Fistral and Watergate Bay (just north of Newquay), which is home to Jamie Olivers award winning restaurant Fifteen Cornwall, together with the Extreme Academy. Other popular attractions in the area include the National Trust owned Trerice, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.
The altogether softer south coast is around 15 miles distant, with access to some of the finest day sailing waters in the County and a plethora of maritime facilities.
Truro is approximately 9 miles distant, and now forms the commercial heart of the County with an extensive range of commercial, professional, shopping and entertainment facilities. There are private schools around the City, whilst in the centre, there is a flagship Marks and Spencer store, multi-screen cinema and the Hall for Cornwall Theatre. There is a main line railway station in Truro, linking with London Paddington, and Newquay Airport on the north coast, has a number of scheduled domestic and international flights.
Goonwinnow Farm is situated between the traditional villages of Mitchell and St Newlyn East, both of which have a pub. The latter also has a village store, butcher, post office, primary school, church and cricket and football clubs.The Property
Thought to date from the mid-19th Century, Goonwinnow Farm was originally farmed by the Trethewey family and included a watermill, which continued to operate until the 1950s. Indeed, the over-shot waterwheel is still in existence and a delightful feature of Wheel House.
The attractive courtyard of traditional buildings was converted into holiday cottages, in particular Mill House, Wheel House and The Stables, whilst The Piggery was later constructed to form the fourth cottage. This pretty cluster of buildings stands to the east of the farmhouse, together with the games room and garaging.
The main farmhouse stands at the heart of the farmstead, with a broad fronted, exposed stone facade, complimented with brick detailing under a natural slate roof. The property offers spacious and beautifully presented accommodation, including the magnificent bespoke family kitchen, David Salisbury conservatory and the character sitting room. Further potential may exist to create an annexe (subject to consent), if required.
Approached over a private, tree lined driveway, the farmhouse and cottages are surrounded by around 7.5 acres of landscaped gardens, grounds and paddocks, all of which enjoy delightful views. An independent driveway leads to the west of the main residence where there is ample parking and a superb, recently constructed agricultural building, with American barn style stables.The Farmhouse
Thoughtfully renovated, this character home blends traditional features with a high level of appointment, clearly evident with the bespoke kitchen and aforementioned David Salisbury conservatory.
The house is entered to a reception hall where there is access to a study, cloakroom and reception rooms. The splendid kitchen, which includes cream units, granite work surfaces and a handsome Aga, opens directly into the conservatory, from where there are fabulous rural views. Completing the ground floor are the spacious dining room with feature Cornish range and the sitting room with exposed beam ceiling and wood burning stove, set in to a granite fireplace.
A separate wing of the house includes the boot room, laundry and games room/office, where there is potential for an annexe to be created.
To the first floor are four bedrooms, the master and guest bedrooms with en-suite facilities, plus a family bathroom.The Cottages
All cottages offer extremely comfortable guest accommodation, incorporating a number of original features including exposed roof timbers. All benefit from oil fired central heating and double-glazing and have their own seating area or garden, together with parking nearby. Wheel House and Mill House each have their own hot tub, whilst The Piggery and The Stables share one.The Piggery (Sleeps 4)
A detached, single storey cottage, featuring a spacious open plan living area with wood burning stove and French doors opening to a sizeable, balustraded sun deck, which enjoys magnificent views. There are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, together with a bathroom.The Stables (Sleeps 4)
Again, a single storey cottage with a split level kitchen/dining room, opening on to a delightful sitting room, with wood burning stove and French doors opening to an enclosed small garden. There are two bedrooms, one twin and one double, together with a well-appointed bathroom.Mill House (Sleeps 8)
A spacious, two storey cottage, that is attached to the Wheel House. On the upper level is a spacious open plan living area with high vaulted ceilings and handsome exposed roof timbers. Also at this level is a twin bedroom and shower room. On the lower ground floor level are found three further bedrooms, two doubles and a bunk room, together with a shower room and bathroom.Wheel House (Sleeps 8)
Again at upper ground floor level is a spacious open plan living area, with high vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers, together with a well-appointed shower room and double bedroom. On the ground floor are three further bedrooms, a double, a twin and a bunk room, together with a cloakroom and separate shower room.Ancillary buildings and outbuildings
To the east of the farmhouse is an attractive, gravelled, courtyard with an L shaped stone and slate outbuilding, divided into a workshop, garaging and games room, complete with WC and sauna.
To the west of the main farmhouse is a substantial, recently constructed portal framed agricultural building by Mole Valley, within which the vendors have constructed three American barn style stables, again, of the highest quality.The Grounds
Goonwinnow Farm has a most attractive driveway approach, which descends to the farmstead, adjacent to which there is a store. The driveway splits in front of the farmhouse, leading to the cottages, or alternatively to the west of the farmhouse where there is an extensive stone chipped yard area with ample parking for numerous vehicles. From here steps lead down to the delightful, well stocked and beautifully maintained garden, with areas of lawn, paved terraces and another hot tub. To the rear of the house is an ornamental pond and further areas of lawn.
The surrounding grounds create a delightful ambience for the complex with children's play area and small enclosures.
The sloping paddocks have been skilfully sub-divided with field shelters, whilst to the rear of the main house the lawned grounds extend away from the complex into the valley, where there is an attractive pond with pontoon and summer house.The Business
The present owners have continued to run a successful and well regarded holiday business, completing improvements during their tenure. The popularity of the accommodation is reflected in a high level of repeat business which is principally promoted through their own website www.goonwinnowfarm.co.uk. Accounts can be made available to interested parties following viewing.Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to, and with the benefit of, any Wayleaves, Easements or Rights of Way. There are no public rights of way shown on the Ordnance Survey map of the property.Services
The farmhouse and holiday cottages are connected to mains electricity and a private water supply from a borehole. Private drainage is to a recently installed aerator system. The farmhouse and cottages each have their own independent oil fired central heating systems.Local Authority
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY. T: 0300 1234 100Outgoings
The four holiday cottages have a current Rateable Value of £12,750. The farmhouse is in Council Tax Band F.Directions
Proceed to the village of Mitchell and continue past the Plume of Feathers towards St Newlyn East. After approximately 1.3 miles, Goonwinnow Farm will be evident on the right hand side.Fixtures and fittings
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.Viewing
Strictly by appointment through Stags Truro office 01872 264488 or Stags Holiday Complexes Department 01392 680058.