Employment in Constantine over the centuries has centred on the river, farming and granite quarries. Now with very little quarrying done, and no schooners and barques using the river, tourism is very important, with lots of vessels enjoying the river with its beautiful creeks and small beaches.
Fore Street is made up of traditional granite cottages, with a 13th Century Parish Church, and a 19th Century Methodist Chapel which has now become a unique arts centre and museum known as the Tolmen Centre.
Within the village there is a grocers, Post Office & General Store with very large off-licence (including 500 different whiskies). There is also a Craft Gallery with a local Information Centre and Internet access.
There are Doctor's and Dentist's surgeries; a village pub and a Social Club. The village is served with regular bus services to Helston and Falmouth (both about 7 miles away) and Truro (14 miles).
From the A39 just north of Treliever roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Treliever Road (for Mabe Burnthouse) and follow for 0.5 miles. Cross Antron Hill observing the unusual right of ways onto Church Rd and continue for 0.4 miles, then go slightly left, following the road down between the two reservoirs. After 1.1 miles go right at the cross road. After another half a mile fork left, go 1.6 miles then follow the road around to the right and continue for 1.2 miles. As you enter the bottom of the Village turn left then immediately right into Penbothidno. No 4 is on the right after 80 yards.
Penbothidno is a desirable, three bedroom terraced house, with central heating, double glazing and comprises: Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge (with real stone handcrafted fireplaces) and upstairs bathroom. The rear garden is level, with gardeners toilet and a Store/Workshop, plus parking at the front.
Penbothidno is a small development at the lower end of Fore Street in Constantine. The front garden can accommodate one vehicle, there is a suntrap by the front elevation and a path leads up to the glazed doors on the porch, which provides hanging space and shelter.
Open the part double glazed UPVC front door to the Hallway which gives access to the Lounge, Dining Room, stairs, to the first floor.
Turn right into the Lounge.
LOUNGE: 5.11m by 3.17m 16'9" x 10'5"
The room is lit by double glazed windows in the front and rear elevations, heat is provided by radiator, supplemented by a real fire in an impressive hand crafted real stone fireplace with matching hearth. The room also has coving, laminate floor, skirting boards and a TV connection.
Return to the Hallway, and cross to the Dining Room.
DINING ROOM: 3.77m by 2.98m 12'4" x 9'9"
The separate Dining Room has another hand crafted real fire, laminate flooring, up lighters, radiator, double glazed window to the front elevation and a door to the Kitchen.
KITCHEN: 4.72m by 2.01m 15'6" x 6'7"
The Kitchen has a range of wall and base units with roll edged wood effect work tops housing a stainless steel drainer sink with taps and double glazed window over. There are spaces and services for a washing machine, cooker and fridge-freezer. A full height cupboard adjacent to the oil fired boiler provides storage .
The splash backs and floor are tiled and an obscure half double glazed door in the rear elevation opens to outhouse
The outhouse provides a sheltered space linking; a storage cupboard, the Gardeners Toilet, with white WC, access to the rear garden by stable door and a door to the:
WORKSHOP/STORE: 2.30m by 1.97m 7'7" x 6'6"
With power, an ideal space for hobbies or storage.
Return to the Hall and take the stairs to the Landing.
The landing has two tall cupboards, a double glazed window to the rear elevation, and provides access to the three bedrooms, bathroom and loft (by ceiling hatch).
BEDROOM 1: 3.35m by 3.18m 11'0" x 10'5"
Lit by a double glazed window overlooking the approach, the room has a built in cupboard and is finished with skirting boards.
BEDROOM 2: 3.77m by 2.80m 12'4" x 9'4"
Bedroom 2 also overlooks the approach, is heated by a radiator, has a built in cupboard, stripped wooden floor and is finished with skirting boards.
BEDROOM 3: 2.80m by 2.24m 9'2" x 7'4"
Bedroom 3 overlooks the back garden through a double glazed window in the rear elevation. The room has a radiator and is finished with skirting boards.
FAMILY BATHROOM: 2.25m by 1.75m 7'5" x 5'9"
The white suite comprises: pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and panelled bath with electric shower, with glass screen, over. The wet areas are tiled and light comes from an obscure double glazed window in the rear elevation.
The rear garden is level, reasonably secluded, divided by a low fence and mainly laid to lawn past the fence. A central path leads to the back gate, which opens to the service road. There is a shed, and out building for the oil tank.
Electricity, Telephone, Water, Mains Drainage, Oil Tank.