Enjoying a glorious rural location at the end of its own long private driveway West Rose Farm offers an incredibly unique opportunity to purchase a country home within one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of North Cornwall. Comprising an original Grade II Listed granite farmhouse circa early 17th century which according to the Listing was probably remodelled and extended in the late 19th century, West Rose Farm has its origins as a farmstead as early as 1339 from research carried out by the current owner. Constructed under dressed granite elevations the house was originally larger and quite a prestigious residence when considering detailing such as the scrolled kneelers on the gable ends which can also be found on the Mansion House in Blisland. Now offering extremely comfortable living accommodation which features a superb farmhouse style kitchen, with utility and shower room off, which in turn leads through to a separate dining room and a most spacious 29' living room with slate floor and woodburner. A study/4th bedroom on the ground floor together with 3 bedrooms at first floor including en suite to the master and a family bathroom complete the living accommodation.
The formal gardens are bordered at the front by an unusual semi-circular stone wall laid mainly to lawn with the gardens at the rear offering complete privacy and seclusion together with a timber summerhouse where the current owner has enjoyed many family gatherings and parties as well as an annual gathering of family and friends to enjoy the magnificent display of bluebells which carpet the ancient woodland. Taking a stroll across the extensive lawn at the rear this in turn leads down to the copse of ancient woodland where magnificent oak and beech trees stand amongst a carpet of bluebells in the spring. The pasture extends south west away from the woodland and enjoys approximately 1/4 of a mile of river frontage with the clear waters of the De Lank river home to the native brown trout running along its southern boundary. The pasture extends to include about 3.5 acres of designated SSSI as the land is home to some protected plant species and grasses. Here one can also find the spring fed lake with its own small island which is also home to nesting wild geese. It is here that the current owner and his family have regularly swum over the years in the crystal clear waters having also sited a small timber changing hut on the lake bank.
Offering an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase an historic Grade II Listed farmholding on Bodmin Moor, West Rose Farm should be considered ideal and could suit a wide variety of potential purchasers requirements. With the farmhouse and its land forming one complete holding the property could be ideally suited to the equestrian purchaser. Equally those purchasers seeking a home that offers such magnificent privacy and seclusion together with the rural tranquility that the moorland has to offer West Rose Farm could perfectly suit the outdoor enthusiast with a love for wild swimming and the natural environment. Alternatively with some 20 acres in total West Rose Farm could offer a magnificent opportunity for the smaller scale or hobby farmer.
St Breward is a thriving village on the western edge of Bodmin Moor which has its own primary school, popular public house/restaurant, church and village shop. Located within easy driving distance of the North Cornish coastline as well as the main A30 providing swift links to the rest of the county and beyond.
Travel out of Wadebridge on the A39 signposted Camelford, travel past the turning to St Kew Highway and down the hill turning right at the bottom of the hill signposted St Tudy. Stay on this road travelling past the turning right into St Tudy and continue to the T junction with the B3266. Turn left signposted Camelford and then turn next right and immediate left signposted St Breward. Follow this road down into the valley, up the other side and upon entering St Breward travel past the church on the left and the public house on the left then turning next left. Travel to the crossroads and go straight across, past Hallagenna Riding Stables and over the cattle grid out towards the moor. At the next staggered crossroads turn right and after about 500 yards turn left into a concrete driveway signposted West Rose Farm. Travel down the track over the cattle grid and take the gate on the right hand side marked West Rose Farmhouse.
The accommodation with all measurements being approximate:-
Solid Oak Front Door
Unusual teardrop window to one side. Radiator. Slate tiled floor. Stairs to first floor with cupboard under and door to
Living Room - 29' 8" x 14' 0" (9.04m x 4.27m)
2 bow windows to front with deep window seats and pitch pine surrounds. Woodburner in granite fireplace with cloam oven and granite hearth. Glazed crockery cupboards to each side. Further granite fireplace (not in use). 2 radiators. Slate tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Half glazed timber door to garden.
Study/Bedroom 4 - 12' 3" x 10' 0" (3.73m x 3.05m)
Dual aspect with windows front and rear. Beamed ceiling. Radiator. Large recess with granite lintel over and slate flag floor.
Dining Room - 10' 0" x 9' 10" (3.05m x 3.00m)
Window to front. Built in cupboards. Slate tiled floor.
Kitchen - 16' 0" x 12' 7" (4.88m x 3.84m)
Dual aspect with windows to the front and side. Base cupboards with tiled worktops over and wall cupboards above. One and a half bowl sink unit and mixer tap. Feature Aga electric cooking range. Inset 4 ring hob. Space and power for fridge and space and plumbing for automatic dishwasher. Built in corner bench. Tiled floor. Door to side lobby and timber stable door to
Arched doorway to garden. Telephone point. Cloaks hanging rail and radiator.
Low flush w.c. and vanity wash hand basin. Radiator.
With timber stable door to outside. Door to utility room and door to shower room.
Utility Room - 13' 1" x 8' 8" (3.99m x 2.64m)
Base cupboards with worktops over. Inset sink unit with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine, space and plumbing for automatic dishwasher and space and power for fridge. Tiled floor. Radiator. Cupboard housing oil fired boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating.
Corner shower. Low flush w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Linen cupboard. Tiled floor.
Access to roof space. 2 radiators.
Bedroom 1 - 14' 0" x 11' 1" (4.27m x 3.38m)
Dual aspect with window to side and rear. Radiator.
Double shower cubicle. Low flush w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator. Window to rear.
Bedroom 2 - 10' 3" x 9' 4" (3.12m x 2.84m)
Window to rear. Radiator. Pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 - 9' 2" x 7' 8" (2.79m x 2.34m)
Window to front. Vanity wash hand basin. Radiator.
Fitted in white suite comprising panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush w.c. Linen cupboard. Radiator. Dual aspect window to front and side.
Approached by its own private driveway which in turn leads to a gravelled turning and parking area which in turn provides access to the
Double Garage - 23' 7" x 18' 9" (7.19m x 5.72m)
2 automatic doors opening to front. Light and power. Concrete floor.
Attached Stable Block - 18' 8" x 9' 6" (5.69m x 2.90m)
Currently utilised as a workshop with light and power.
At the rear of the garage and stable is a gravelled utility/storage area.
With a concrete apron in front of the double garage and attached stable block there is clearly tremendous potential for the equestrian purchaser to develop this area into a stable yard with additional stabling if so required.
The formal gardens at the front are bounded by an unusual semi circular stone wall and are laid mainly to lawn. Gated access at one side leads through to further lawned area with trees and shrubs leading to the
Stone Barn (currently sub divided) - 9' 0" x 8' 0" (2.74m x 2.44m) and 7' 0" x 8' 0" (2.13m x 2.44m) under slated roof where we understand a covenant exists that this building may not be converted into residential use.
The formal gardens then extend to the rear being laid mainly to lawn with a variety of mature shrubs and trees offering a superb degree of privacy and seclusion. A stroll across the lawn leads to the
Timber Summerhouse - 13' 6" x 15' 6" (4.11m x 4.72m)
With light and power and water outside. Double doors to front veranda enjoying west facing aspect. The summerhouse provides a real addition to the garden where the current owner has enjoyed many family gatherings and parties as well as an annual event to celebrate the magnificent display of bluebells within the ancient copse of woodland.
Mower Shed - 16' 0" x 15' 10" (4.88m x 4.83m)
With metal up and over door opening to the front. Light and power.
Potting Shed and Greenhouse
Formal gardens then lead down to the copse of ancient woodland where magnificent oak and beech trees stand amongst a carpet of bluebells in the spring. The path meanders and leads into the pasture which extends in a south west direction away from the woodland and enjoys about a 1/4 of a mile fronting the clear waters of the De Lank river home to the native brown trout which in turn leads partway to a small clearing where a detached timber riverside cabin can be found. In years gone by, the current owner's family have enjoyed barbeques and overnight campouts in the summer months enjoying the outstanding natural beauty. As mentioned previously, about 3.5 acres of the holding forms an SSSI which is primarily due to the protected plant species and grasses which form an integral part of the natural beauty of West Rose Farm.
The spring fed lake is securely stock fenced and includes a small island where wild geese often nest and where the current owner's family have swum in the crystal clear waters over many years. Together with a small dingy the owners have created a small timber changing cabin on the lake bank providing as mentioned before a perfect opportunity for those interested in wild swimming.
Agents Note 1
We understand that from the vendor that the property does currently benefit from a rural payment agency payment which last year was £1305.00. The grazing has traditionally been let by the current owner to a local sheep farmer on a 6 month tenancy which has suited him in terms of maintaining the pasture and whilst the farmer would no doubt be interested in continuing that arrangement, the property will be purchased with complete vacant possession.
Agents Note 2
As mentioned already, the property is subject to a Grade II Listing, the details of which are held on file at our Wadebridge office for inspection by any interested purchaser. In particular the listing mentions that the farmhouse is circa early 17th century, remodelled and probably reduced and extended in late 19th century. It also suggests that the house was originally larger and probably quite a prestigious residence when comparing the detailing such as the scrolled kneelers with the Mansion House in Blisland. As also mentioned, research carried out by the current owner suggests that there was an original farmstead at West Rose as early as 1339, details of which can be supplied by the current owner.