Mount Pleasant Farm is situated in a tranquil setting on the edge of the small village of Mount within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the southern fringes of Bodmin Moor. It enjoys easy access onto Treslea Downs and there are glorious views around the property over unspoilt countryside.
The village of St Neot, about three miles away, is recognised as one of the most attractive in the area and has a thriving community centred on its historic church, chapel, pub and primary school. Bodmin and Liskeard lie approximately six miles and nine miles respectively both providing secondary schools, sports and leisure facilities. There is a mainline railway station at Bodmin Parkway which links directly with London Paddington.
The cities of Plymouth and Truro lie within commuting distance and both offer excellent shopping centres.
There are numerous sporting facilities in the area including golf at Lanhydrock, Bindown near Looe and the internationally renowned course at St Mellion. The property is also well placed for both the south Cornwall coast (Looe about fifteen miles) and north Cornwall coast (Padstow about twenty miles) where there are a plethora of stunning sandy beaches with watersports including surfing, sailing and fishing.
There is salmon fishing on the Rivers Camel and Fowey whilst trout fishing is available at Temple and Siblyback Lake. For many, the principal attraction of the area will be simply the superb countryside which provides wonderful opportunities for walking, riding, cycling and bird watching. This, combined with the property's accessibility makes Mount Pleasant Farm an ideal location for the holiday trade.THE PROPERTY
Mount Pleasant Farm is an established holiday cottage complex and family home set with around 12 acres of gardens, grounds and land in a beautiful edge of moorland location.
Believed to date from the 17th Century, the farmhouse boasts a broad and attractive partially slate hung facade overlooking the mature garden. This spacious property has recently been refurbished and reconfigured to provide particularly versatile living areas for separate families with independent yet linked accommodation.
In 2007, the main farmhouse was extended to create what is now an additional letting cottage. Designed by Arco2 of Bodmin, renowned sustainable architects, this delightful property offers two bedroom accommodation plus an impressive vaulted open plan living area with wide expanses of glazing overlooking the garden and woodland beyond.
Converted from traditional stone barns, the remaining three cottages have all been thoughtfully refurbished and re-modelled by the vendors to create stylish and beautifully presented self-catering accommodation with two of them being of a single storey design. Each of the cottages has its own identified garden whilst guests are free to explore the surrounding woodland and land.THE FARMHOUSE AND ANNEXE
Thoughtfully reconfigured to provide flexible family accommodation, the main house is approached to a substantial Sun Room that is a most attractive sitting area overlooking the front garden. This leads to the cosy Family Room, full of character and featuring a slate flagstone floor plus impressive traditional granite fireplace with clome oven. The Sitting Room is a substantial reception room again overlooking the front garden whilst to the rear of the property is a Dining Room and well appointed Kitchen/Breakfast Room with utility and rear hall. On the first floor are found five Bedrooms, three of which have en-suites and one with walk-in wardrobe and access to a re-appointed 'Jack & Jill' bathroom.
The annexe is independently accessed from the eastern end of the building into a Reception Hall that is flanked by a cosy Sitting Room with wood burning stove and separate contemporary Kitchen/Breakfast Room with central island bar. On the first floor are found three bedrooms (two en-suite) and the master having a walk in dressing room.THE COTTAGES
Principally situated to the rear of the farmhouse, three of the cottages have been converted from traditional outbuildings being principally of solid construction with areas of exposed stonework. Each has identified parking and landscaped granite chipped courtyards. The fourth is attached to the western end of the farmhouse and approached from the rear.
Wood View (Sleeps 2)
Understood to have originally been the stable for the farmhouse, this attractive single storey building overlooks the adjacent lawn to the woodland beyond. The refurbished accommodation includes an Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area together with an En-Suite Bedroom.
Owls Roost (Sleeps 5)
Thought to have been the grain store and hayloft, the cottage now provides stylish two storey accommodation with the Open Plan Living Area on the ground floor whilst to the first floor are two bedrooms, each with en-suite shower rooms.
Barn End (Sleeps 4)
Believed to have been converted from the milking parlour this single storey cottage provides accommodation including an Open Plan Kitchen/Living Room, Two Bedrooms (one en-suite) and a Shower Room.
Treetops (Sleeps 4)
Designed in a reverse level style with Two Bedrooms and a Bathroom on the ground floor. A staircase leads to the magnificent vaulted Open Plan Living Area appointed with a range of Shaker style kitchen units and wood burning stove. To the rear there are a pair of wide sliding glazed doors with glass balustrading providing a delightful outlook over the garden and woodland beyond. Approached off the living area is a Cloakroom.OUTSIDE
The property is approached over a tarmacadam driveway leading to extensive parking areas for both owners and guests. To the front of the house is an established area of garden whilst to the right hand side of the driveway is a further area of lawn beyond which is a productive vegetable garden and Guest laundry room.
Slightly further up the driveway is a small orchard and chicken run, adjacent to which there is a timber Stable Block with concrete apron, three loose boxes and a tack room. Next to this is a timber built Hay Store and Field Shelter.
Behind the stable block is a substantial building that has been subdivided into an Office with glazed doors and views over the paddock, Linen Store, Kitchenette and Store. To the rear of the cottages on the northern side of the garden is a covered heated Swimming Pool which has a telescopic rolling enclosure and is surrounded by a good sized patio area.
Beyond the pool is a Workshop/Garage together with the Plant Room for the swimming pool.THE LAND
This lies in a compact block principally to the north and east of the house and cottages and is divided into four convenient paddocks with mature trees in the boundary hedges. There is also an area of mature broadleaf woodland which is host to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The total area of the holding extends to approximately 12.35 acres (5 hectares).THE BUSINESS
Mount Pleasant is a successful family run business that has built a reputation for comfortable and welcoming accommodation catering for couples and families alike. Open throughout the year, the vendors are dog friendly making the location perfect for those enjoying walking holidays or ideal for touring Cornwall. The accommodation is promoted through the vendors' own website: www.mountpleasantholidays.co.uk, Hoeseasons, Cottages.com and Airbnb. Accounts can be made available to interested parties after viewing.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil-fired central heating in main farmhouse and annexe. Electric heating in three of the cottages. LPG underfloor heating in Treetops. Heatsource Airpump for the swimming pool. Solar panels with Feed in Tariff.OUTGOINGS
The main farmhouse is in Council Tax Band F whilst the self-catering cottages are subject to Business Rates and have a Rateable Value of £9,700.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Cornwall Council. www.cornwall.gov.uk, tel: 0300 1234212.DIRECTIONS
Approaching on the A30 westbound continue past the Launceston exit and after ten miles the turning to Jamaica Inn. After a further six and a half miles turn left at a minor junction signposted to Millpool, Cardinham, Mount and Warleggan. Follow this road for approximately three miles until the village of Mount and the driveway leading to Mount Pleasant Farm will be evident on the left hand side just prior to the village.
If approaching from the A38 westbound, Mount is signposted on the right hand side half a mile after The Halfway House Inn. Follow this road for two miles into Mount and at the junction turn left through the village and Mount Pleasant Farm is effectively the last property on the right.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Holiday Complex Department 01392 680058 or Stags Launceston Office 01566 774999.FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the letting cottages will be included.