Cartuther Barton comprises a substantial and historic grade 2* listed (epc exempt) farmhouse, believed to date from the 17th century but with earlier origins and features. The fascinating house has a south east aspect with tall sash windows overlooking the formal lawns.
A copy of the listing is available upon request and details the many features which are too many to include within these particulars but include complete late C17 bolection moulded panels with restored painted panels of formal garden perspectives with tree-lined avenues, circa early C16 large granite fireplace with 4-centred arch, roll moulding and hollow chamfer, ornamental niche circa 1750s on north corner with round arched opening and moulded key, panelled pilasters and 4 shaped shelves with shell motif above, amongst many others.
The farmhouse benefits from oil fired central heating and modern bath/shower rooms and the self contained cottage has it's own separate entrance and an internal door enabling its use as part of the main house depending upon individual needs. The accommodation extends to about 4365 sq ft and is demonstrated by reference to the floorplan, briefly comprising - reception hall with attractive balustrade staircase, utility room with flagstone floor and old well with safety glass viewing cover, dual aspect 22' farmhouse kitchen with beautiful moulded granite fireplace housing an oil fired wood burner style room heater and French doors opening to the garden and a 19' drawing room with fireplace having a granite surround and housing a gas fired wood burner style room heater. At first floor level there are four well proportioned double bedrooms each with a fine aspect over the gardens and ensuite bath or shower rooms. A staircase rises to the attic floor with the potential to provide further accommodation subject to achieving the relevant consent.
The self contained cottage annexe has been previously residentially let but equally could be used for holiday letting or perhaps as a studio or work from home space, briefly comprising a living room, kitchen, one bedroom and bathroom.
The nearby village of Menheniot (2.5 miles) provides various facilities including church, chapel, excellent village primary school (rated "outstanding" by Ofsted), post office and village store, local inn, sports club and field providing tennis, cricket and football facilities. The main line railway may be accessed at Menheniot Station (approximately 2 miles) providing links to Plymouth and Truro and is especially useful for children attending schools further afield and, of course, as a commuter link (Plymouth to London Paddington approximately 3 hours).
Local facilities can be found at Liskeard (1 mile) including a range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities. The town of Saltash (12 miles) has a Waitrose store on its northern outskirts and long frontage to the tidal River Tamar with moorings (subject to availability) and a public slipway. Golf is available at Bindown, near Looe, also with a spectacular waterside course at Portwrinkle and at St Mellion International Resort with its leisure facilities. The wide expanse and beaches of Whitsand Bay are within easy driving distance, providing opportunities for boating, sea fishing and other water sports. The City of Plymouth lies within commuting distance where there is an excellent shopping centre set against the historic waterside areas of The Barbican and Hoe.
At the rear of the main house there lies a wide range of domestic outbuildings of traditional construction, extending to about 2370 sq ft and including kennels, log and garden stores, former piggery and bakehouse with original fireplace, cloam oven and salting trough. A beautiful courtyard of traditional stone barns bearing the date stamp "STK 1844" extend to about 6783 sq ft and benefit from planning permission for conversion to three full residential dwellings. The permission was granted on the 3rd March 2016 under application number PA15/11635. The proposals are available to view online by visiting the Cornwall Council planning portal. Useful modern outbuildings comprise a 29.13m x 5.29m sheep building, steel framed with timber clad walls under an mps roof and with a concrete floor. Also a machinery building 18.35m x 11.65m comprising a timber framed open fronted building with timber clad walls at each end, under a mps roof.
THE GARDENS and PADDOCK
Cartuther Barton is approached from the A38 via a long private drive with granite pillars, the first section of the driveway has an agricultural right of way in favour of the farmland. The drive leads to the courtyard and ample parking. The stunning and sheltered gardens have level lawns with patio and established flower, shrub and tree beds. An ornamental pond with recirculating water feature is a haven for wildlife. The sheltered and original walled garden is well stocked with mature fruit trees. The two pasture paddocks with the gardens and courtyard total 5.35 acres.
VIEWING and NEGOTIATIONS
Strictly by appointment and through the sole agents Jefferys on 01579 342400 -firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Parry Associates on 01752 858314 -email@example.com