Kea, Truro - Guide £825,000
Tregullas, Kea, Truro TR3 6AJ
Detached south-facing cottage with annexe set in large private gardens and grounds close to Truro City
Detached south facing cottage with annexe
Just over 2 miles from the schools and shops of Truro
Very private south facing garden
1 bedroom annexe
Kitchen/breakfast room with Aga
Living room and Snug
About 1.5 acres gardens and grounds
Swimming pool and detached studio
+ Full Description
Kea is a large rural parish of small villages and hamlets just to the south of the cathedral city of Truro. It is bounded to the east by the Truro and Fal rivers, and to the north by Calenick Creek. There are many beautiful walks through surrounding countryside and along the edge of the nearby creeks to the historic Roundwood Quay, Cowlands Creek, and beyond to the National Trust Trelissick Estate. Aside from the unspoilt and sparsely populated countryside (with much in the ownership of the Tregothnan Estate) one of the main draws to this part of Cornwall is the proximity to Truro with its private and state schooling, hospital, theatre, mainline railway station, and shops including a flagship Marks & Spencer store and Waitrose. To the south at Loe Beach there is a sailing school and deep-water moorings, with more sailing and water sports facilities at Mylor and Falmouth, a large port and university town. The area is now well-served with road links – the A30 dual carriageway just to the north of Truro connects to the M5 motorway at Exeter. Truro has a railway station on the London to Penzance mainline with overnight sleeper service. Newquay Airport provides daily flights to London Gatwick.
The original cottage has been significantly extended to provide four/five bedroomed accommodation, with three bedrooms on the first floor of the main cottage and one or two bedrooms in the ground floor annexe at the rear of the property. A large utility room links the main house with the annexe. The family kitchen/breakfast room in the main house has a (mains) gas-fired AGA and next to this is the 23ft living room with Clearview stove and a door into the snug sitting room.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The entrance driveway is lined by trees and hedges full of spring bulbs and primroses, and terminates at a good parking and turning area with space for several vehicles besides a double garage. A timber gate into the beautifully sheltered south facing ornamental gardens on three levels with views beyond over rolling fields. Beside the large lower lawn, there is a perfectly positioned swimming pool with filtration pump, diving board, steps and cover. Adjacent to the pool is fabulous pool studio with kitchenette and bathroom.
The grounds are bordered to the east by Tregothnan Estate farmland to the south by rolling fields and to the west by private grounds. In all the gardens and grounds extend to about 1.5 acres. Beyond the small orchard and ornamental gardens, the grounds continue down the gentle slope, laid to grass and less formally planned.
Kea School – about ½ mile, Loe Beach – about 2.8 miles, Truro (City Centre) – about 2.4 miles, Falmouth – about 8.5 miles, Newquay Airport – about 21.5 miles
SERVICES Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage.