4 Bed Detached House  For Sale  Merrifield  Temple  Bodmin  Cornwall  PL30  - £600,000

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LOCATION
Merrifield is located on the edge of the small hamlet of Temple, situated on the lower reaches of Bodmin Moor. The property is a short distance off a quiet country lane leading to this property and its neighbour and a few other properties before its end in the heart of the moor. To get to Merrifield, the lane passes St .Catherine's Church with origins back to the 12th Century. A short distance from Temple, a new access bridge has been provided for the improved dual carriageway giving swift access to Bodmin to the west being about 5 minutes drive only. Bodmin is one of the fastest growing towns in Cornwall and offers an excellent range of retail business and educational facilities.

Being set in the heart of the county, not only is the outstanding scenery of Bodmin Moor available but about 10 minutes drive only to Bodmin Parkway mainline railway station linking Paddington and Penzance. The contrasting scenery of the north and south Cornish coasts are each about twenty minutes drive only and Newquay Cornwall Airport with its increasing levels of national and international flight connections is about 20 minutes drive to the west. Exeter with its junction with the M5 is less than an hour's drive to the east and the city of Truro to the west is about half an hours drive.

THE PROPERTY
The writer has known this house for many years and having seen it in its unmodernised state some 4 to 5 years ago only, to now view the property renovated and extended to an exceptional standard is almost breath taking. The creative design and location of the recently built kitchen/family room opening on to its veranda and views must be viewed to be appreciated.

The renovations have gone right back to the fabric of the property. The roof has been completely replaced, all external walls and floors insulated. The ground floor is laid with natural Oak and slate and there is uPVC double glazing and Rointe low consumption electric heaters throughout. The installation of photovoltaic panels off sets electricity bills and provides an income of approximately £1,800 per annum.


THE ACCOMODATION
The open porch leads into the entrance hall and reception area which has a door to one side into the w.c. also with basin and an open archway leading to the central hallway with doors to all rooms and the staircase to first floor.

The large utility room has floor and wall cabinets with solid beech work surfaces, and a fitted Belfast sink and mixer tap. A door leads into the plant room which contains all the services connections and plant for the house.

The dining room has a fine old granite fireplace with slate hearth and incorporating a wood burner. The sitting room also has a granite fireplace with slate hearth and a fitted wood burner.

To the other side of the hall is the study which could make a second sitting room or snug and has an original feature fireplace. The rear lobby has a door to the rear garden, original slate flooring and a large storage cupboard.

A door leads to the kitchen and family room with a range of base and wall units with soft closing doors and drawers. Built in appliances include two built in Siemens electric ovens, one incorporating a microwave and a Neff dishwasher. The central island unit incorporates a Siemens induction hob, extractor fan and wine chiller. The floor is finished with large slate flags. To the front, the fully glazed, sliding doors open on to the paved terrace with fantastic views over the land and surrounding moorland.

FIRST FLOOR
A staircase from the central hallway leads up to a bright landing with doors leading to all rooms.

The principal bedroom has dual aspect windows to the rear and side enjoying the fine views and has an interconnecting door to the en-suite shower room with full height wall tiling, large glazed shower enclosure, pedestal basin and low level w.c. There is an electrically heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating, extractor fan, shaver point and a window to rear.


Bedrooms two, three and four are also double bedrooms.

The family bathroom has fully tiled walls, a roll top bath with shower over and glazed shower screen, pedestal basin with mirror over and a low level w.c. There is an electrically heated towel rail and underfloor electric heating and a shaver point and extractor fan.

EXTERIOR
To the front of the house is a large hard core surfaced yard providing ample parking for several vehicles and well enclosed with double gate and timber fencing. To the right hand side is the stable block and open garaging.

From the front yard is a set of slate steps to a small walled garden with lawn and gravel path to the front door and side of the house.

The main garden to the rear is overlooked from the partly covered front terrace accessed from the kitchen with fantastic views across the surrounding moorland. This leads onto a gently sloping lawn, bordered by attractive dry stone walls to two sides and fence to the other.

A five bar gate from the garden provides access to the field enclosures of about 4 acres. This slopes away from the house down to the Warleggan River with about 270ft of river frontage. A second five bar gate gives access on to a right of way over a rear track.

STABLE BLOCK
15m x 3.7m (49'2" x 12'1") Of timber construction with profiled metal roofing and concrete flooring. The block is divided into five sections, comprising three stables/looseboxes, with the other two sections as open fronted garaging.

FORMER LINHAY
11.16m x 5.54m x 8.11m (33'6" x 18'2") Situated at the front of the property, adjacent to the front yard, the building comprises a part open fronted barn with granite posts and an enclosed store. The building is of granite construction with a part slate/part metal clad roof. Although in need of renovation, the barn could make a fine annexe or workshop, subject to planning.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, private bore hole water supply and private drainage.

COUNCIL TAX Cornwall Council Band D

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Rating C

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Porch

Entrance Hall

Cloakroom

Sitting Room 15'5" x 11'10" (4.7m x 3.6m).

Dining Room 15'5" x 11'9" (4.7m x 3.58m).

Study 10'10" x 10'6" (3.3m x 3.2m).

Kitchen/Family Room 21' x 14'9" (6.4m x 4.5m).

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom One 15'5" x 13'9" (4.7m x 4.2m).

En-suite Shower Room

Bedroom Two 10'10" x 10'6" (3.3m x 3.2m).

Bedroom Three 10'2" x 9'6" (3.1m x 2.9m).

Bedroom Four 11'2" x 7'10" (3.4m x 2.39m).

Bathroom 9'6" x 7'10" (2.9m x 2.39m).


At the present time the new accesses close to Temple from the A30 dual carriageway are being completed so we would advise viewers to check the latest routes travelling east from Bodmin. In the hamlet look out for St.Catherine's Church on the southern side and follow the lane with the church on your left. Carry on up the hill and after turning left, the property is on the right hand side. Read less




Property Features


Equestrian opportunity with about 4 acres of land bounded by the Warleggan River

Totally renovated and significantly extended home of very high standard

With energy efficiency in mind including income generating photovoltaic panels

Three reception rooms and contemporary style kitchen and family room

Four bedrooms principal en-suite and a family bathroom

High quality UPVC double glazed sash windows

Rointe low energy consumption, thermostatically controlled electric heating

Modern stable block, open garaging and an old stone built open linhay











Property Features


Equestrian opportunity with about 4 acres of land bounded by the Warleggan River

Totally renovated and significantly extended home of very high standard

With energy efficiency in mind including income generating photovoltaic panels

Three reception rooms and contemporary style kitchen and family room

Four bedrooms principal en-suite and a family bathroom

High quality UPVC double glazed sash windows

Rointe low energy consumption, thermostatically controlled electric heating

Modern stable block, open garaging and an old stone built open linhay




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