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Fenton Pitts
Guide price £620,000 | 4 bedrooms

Property features

• Rural hamlet location
• Characterful former farmhouse
• Contemporary sunroom
• Spacious kitchen/dining room
• Well proportioned sitting room
• 4 bedrooms
• Lovely gardens
• Outbuildings with potential

SITUATION
Approached over a minor country lane and with views to Helman Tor, Lesquite Farmhouse nestles amidst the scenic rolling countryside of mid-Cornwall. Close to the parkland golf course at Lanhydrock, Fenton Pitts is a small rural hamlet surrounded by picturesque walks and enjoying easy access to the Red Moor Nature Reserve, a designated SSSI managed by the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The nearby town of Bodmin provides a comprehensive range of facilities. Closer still is the ancient Stannary town of Lostwithiel sitting astride the River Fowey and retaining a number of fine buildings.

Lying as it does almost equidistant between the south coast and the dramatic north coast, Lesquite Farmhouse is also ideally positioned to access many renowned sandy beaches and historic coastal towns such as Padstow, Fowey and Charlestown. Other notable nearby attractions include Lanhydrock House which is maintained by The National Trust whilst to the east is Bodmin Moor designated an AONB and a haven for walkers and nature lovers alike.

THE PROPERTY
Facing South and enjoying wonderful views to Helman Tor, Lesquite Farmhouse is an attractive broad fronted former farmhouse standing within delightful mature gardens. Tastefully presented and retaining a number of traditional features, this lovely character home offers spacious family accommodation together with an outbuilding that may have potential for conversion (subject to necessary consents).

Stretching across the front is a recently added and impressive contemporary sun room, some 21 feet in length with glazed elevations and patio doors to the garden. The formal sitting room has a slate flag floor, open beamed ceiling and handsome granite fireplace with wood burning stove. Adjacent is a spacious kitchen/dining room with slate and timber floor, shaker style units with oak and granite worksurfaces, central island and a woodburning stove. Leading off this is an old dairy with granite cold slabs. To the rear of the ground floor is a hallway and accessed externally a useful room, perhaps occasional 5th bedroom with en-suite shower.

On the first floor are four bedrooms (one with low sloping ceiling), a family bathroom and separate shower room.

OUTSIDE
The majority of the gardens lie to the south of the dwelling comprising established lawn with mature borders, granite chipped sun terraces and a delightful ornamental pond with water feature. Beyond this formal area of garden is a small copse of deciduous trees extending across the southern boundary. Within the garden is a small stone outbuilding.

To the rear of the house are two further areas of the grounds, on the opposite side of the lane. One is a triangular shaped piece of land with mature trees and the second has a detached stone garage (23' x 10'8") with adjacent parcel of land used for parking and an orchard.

To the east of the main house is an attached granite outbuilding split into three separate areas but measuring around 20' x 16' in total. Potential may exist to convert this building into perhaps a studio (subject to necessary consents).

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Biomass wood pellet boiler serving hot water and central heating.

DIRECTIONS
From the A30 at Bodmin, follow the signs to Lanhydrock. Pass the turning to Lanhydrock and continue to the roundabout. Go straight across towards Lanivet and drive for about 1.3 miles, turning left towards Fenton Pitts. Follow the road to the left (ignoring the turn to Trebell Green), and upon reaching the Celtic Cross turn right. Lesquite Farmhouse is the first property on the right.
 

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