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Situated in St Minver Parish just over 1 mile from Lundy Bay on the North Cornish Coast, Swallows Rest is a very spacious detached property set within a 0.4 Acre plot with two further paddocks of 0.75 Acres at the rear. There are no compromises in the property with all the rooms being spacious and well decorated throughout.
To the front of the property, behind high Cornish hedges, is the large tarmac driveway to Swallows Rest where a 5 bar gate gives access to a wide stretch of garden at the side of the property. The integral double garage with electric double door has a secondary alarm panel inside as the garage can be used to enter the property. A door leads into a spacious second utility/wet room which has a shower set over a big shower tray (ideal for Dogs). There is a separate cloakroom off it with WC and Hand Basin. This room gives access to the rear garden or to the first utility with Belfast sink and wiring and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
The front door enters into a wide hallway (primary alarm panel) which has new Karndean flooring that runs through to the double aspect sitting room. This room has two sets of French doors looking out to the west facing rear garden as well as a bay window to the side garden. Between the sets of French Doors is a multi-fuel stove. There are three double bedrooms on the ground floor with the master suite having a dressing room and newly fitted bath ensuite off it and wall mounted TV. Bedroom 2, also with a wall mounted TV, has a Jack and Jill shower ensuite which also opens back into the hallway. There are new carpets in all the ground floor bedrooms. The airing cupboard houses a Megaflo pressurized hot water system which can be heated by the boiler or electric immersion heaters (for free when the Sun is shining!). The electricity generated by the solar pv panels produces a 'Generation Tarif' income of 50.67 pence per unit plus an 'Export Tarif' of 3.57 pence per unit - both protected for the next 19 years. This results in an income of around £2,200 per annum (tax free) as well as reduced electricity bills.
Double doors give access from the hallway to the Kitchen Dining room that opens into a conservatory looking over the rear garden and paddocks. The Conservatory and the upvc window were replaced in 2016. Unusually, this large room had an air source heat pump fitted in 2014 so it can be economically heated independently of the rest of the house if required. There is a wall mounted TV in the dining room while the kitchen end is partially vaulted so there are two Velux windows as well as the rear window. There are lots of wooden kitchen units which house the integrated Miele Double Oven and 5 burner De Dietrich gas hob. The two-year old American style Bosch Fridge Freezer is also included. The flooring in the kitchen, dining, conservatory and utility rooms are all tiled.
At the landing on the first floor is a study area with Velux window and the Open Reach fitted fibre optic modem and router. The property enjoys a 'Fibre to the Premises' (FTTP) broadband connection rather than broadband via the telephone line. The current provider says that speeds up to 300 mega bits per second are possible - it is currently 76 mega bits per second.
A door then leads to bedroom 4, a dormer bedroom with large Velux window. There is currently a small walk in wardrobe off this room and at the far side a door into a `Hobby Room` again with a large Velux window but has a sink unit plumbed in.
Plans and building regulations were obtained in 2004 to convert these rooms into one large ensuite dormer bedroom with dressing room that would have panoramic views over the countryside and sea beyond.
Outside, as briefly mentioned, there is large lawn at both the side and rear of the property. The current vendor has not had any planning advice as to whether a second dwelling could be built to the side but the plot there is approximately 60 feet wide and 140 feet deep.
In the rear garden is a timber shed and a greenhouse, both with electricity connected. There is also a chicken coup and run (which can come with the resident chickens if required!)
The margins of the paddocks are allowed to remain in a natural state for the benefit of the local wildlife but the hedges are regularly trimmed. The paddocks are not mowed but a neighbour's horses graze the paddocks during the summer which keeps the grass under control.
It is felt that the property would appeal to buyers wishing to relocate to The North Coast of Cornwall and want a bit of land for a touch of the good life!