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Thu 28 June 2018
Singer Will Young is selling his three-bedroom 'Poldark' bolthole, which sits in a spectacularly peaceful location surrounded by stunning moorland views.
Times are busy for the singer Will Young, who is currently starring in Strictly Ballroom The Musical in London’s West End. So much so that he has “with regret” put his 17th century Cornish farmhouse on the market.
Will’s moorland retreat is on sale with a guide price of £615,000 and is to be found in the beautiful heart of Bodmin Moor, popularised on TV’s Poldark. “When I am describing the house to friends who haven’t been there, I just tell them they should watch Poldark – Ross Poldark’s house is my house,” Will explains to Emma Wells of The Sunday Times.
“I just don’t get to spend enough time there. Although it breaks my heart to leave, it is so special and beautiful, it needs to be used. It has been a wonderful friend to me – and now it’s time for it to be a wonderful friend to someone else.”
The property, called West Candra, is a Grade II Listed moorland farmhouse with 11 acres of moorland, a short distance from the sought-after village of St Breward.
Will has lived at West Candra for 12 years and bought the property through Stags back in 2006. “It is the perfect secluded holiday house,” said Will’s spokesperson: “It comes with 11 acres of moorland, a walled garden and Will has kept rescued moorland ponies on the land.”
It also comes with the potential to earn a healthy income, said estate agent David Robinson of Stags Launceston, who is marketing the property: “The farmhouse itself has two or three bedrooms, depending on how you configure the accommodation and it also has a one-bedroom detached barn which currently provides a useful income as a holiday let.”
The farm house could be perfect for horsey types, as it has superb outriding right onto the moor and already has two stables and a tackroom.
And even though it is seemingly so remote, West Candra is five miles from the A30 and a trip to the shops in Wadebridge is 11 miles, while the north Cornwall coast is 12 miles away. “What is more, the thriving community of St Breward is just under two miles away, with an excellent gastro-pub The Old Inn, so there is no need to be lonely if you’re in need of company,” says David Robinson.
Inside, the kitchen has lots of character features including a sloping ceiling with exposed timbers, large open granite feature recess and a farmhouse style walk-in pantry with slate shelving. The sitting room has superb moorland views with an impressive granite fireplace, slate flagstone floor, exposed beams and traditional, feature glazed granite mullion window.
“A separate dining room also enjoys the same rural views, similar character features and could be used as an additional bedroom if so desired,” says David Robinson.
Downstairs, there is also a slate tiled wet room with an overhead rain shower and obscured window to rear. On the first floor there are two bedrooms, both of which have views across the moorland to the rear. Both bedrooms boast character features such as exposed wooden hip beams.
The barn is also built of traditional stone and has a slate tiled roof. It has reverse accommodation with the sitting room upstairs and the bedroom downstairs.
The property is approached via a long moorland track leading to a gate way entrance. “The 11 acres of land are well fenced and there is another stone barn with slate roof which could offer a further opportunity for additional accommodation, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent,” said David Robinson.