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mansbridge & balment

Residential Sales and Lettings

Alpha House





PL14 4PJ


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Situated within the small, rural hamlet of Tredinnick which lies on the outskirts of the self-contained

village of Duloe. Mentioned in the Doomsday book the parish of Duloe (Dewlogh) contains several

old manors but is perhaps more well known because of its stone circle and its church yard which is

said to once be an iron age fort because of the circular shape and hence the translation of

Tredinnick meaning the town of the fort. In modern times the village of Duloe features a community

run shop and post office which caters for day to day needs, a Church of England Primary school and

an attractive medieval church. It also benefits from a recreation ground with newly built pavilion and

well regarded local pub with restaurant. More comprehensive shopping facilities can be found

locally at the fishing town of Looe some 5 miles to the South, or regionally at the market town of

Liskeard some 8 miles to the North. The town of Liskeard has the benefit of supermarkets, a leisure

centre and mainline railway station serving London Paddington (via Plymouth). The Liskeard station

can be reached from the Liskeard-Looe branch line that stops at the local platform at Sandplace

(approx one mile away in distance). The A38 trunk road from Liskeard also gives access to the City of

Plymouth with its superb range of shops, deep water marina and ferry link to France and Spain.


An extremely attractive three bedroom detached home enjoying a delightful setting amidst

beautifully stocked gardens backing onto open fields on the outskirts of this popular rural hamlet.

Believed to have been built at the turn of the last century the main residence is in good decorative

order, is bathed in beautiful natural light and exudes plenty of charm and character. Internally the

layout is impeccable throughout having been lovingly cherished by the current vendors for over 20

years. Modernised over time but still retaining many original features that make the property feel so

unique, the property enjoys high ceilings, well proportioned rooms and original decorative tiled

flooring. Two reception areas and three double bedrooms are complemented by a modern,

bespoke well fitted country kitchen complete with oil fired Rayburn. The property sits on a plot believed

to be in excess of 0.6 acres and is approached by a driveway to the front. A lean-to Vine

House, original stone walled enclosed gardens, kitchen garden and ample parking are just some of

the benefits the house has to offer. It also has the luxury of its own detached residential studio annexe

with double garage/workshop beneath.

Approached from the front via a white, five bar gate which leads along a stone walled driveway (in

sole ownership of vendors) to the front and side of the property. The main house is accessed by an

entrance porch with sloping glazed ceiling and door into the bright and airy hallway which is

centrally located within the property and provides hanging space to the side for coats, under stairs

storage cupboard, wall mounted radiator, with stairs rising to first floor landing and attractive slate

and decorative tiled flooring which leads you through to the lean-to Vine House, Dining Room, Utility

Area and Sitting Room.


Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply

that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the

suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves. The accommodation,

together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:

DINING ROOM 13’ x 12’

The open plan dining room is accessed

from the hallway, Vine House or Kitchen

and provides ample room for a sizeable

dining table and chairs as well as room for

writing desk and other furniture. With a

window to the side and doorway to the

rear, the room is bathed in light from mid

morning onwards and benefits from a pair

of double wall mounted radiators and

coved cornice. The room opens into the

kitchen and the Vine House to the rear of

the property.

SITTING ROOM 13’ x 12’

The sitting room has a rather impressive

exposed stone wall with fireplace recess

containing a multi fuel wood burner set

on a raised slate hearth with wooden

mantel over. A shelved alcove to the

side provides handy storage space and

the room is completed by a wall

mounted radiator, coved cornice and

sash window overlooking the rear


VINE HOUSE 15’3 x 7’3

An attached lean-to Vine House has a

sloping glass roof and gives access to

the rear garden through barn style

doors. Although in need of renovation

the Vine House is baked in sunshine on a

good day because of its Southerly

facing direction and provides an

established, mature and productive

vine. A renovated greenhouse is

attached to the end of the Vine House

and provides room for further

Horticultural pursuits and houses the

roots of the mature vine.

KITCHEN 13’ x 11’

The spacious Kitchen benefits from slate flag floors, a range of bespoke pine units with Oak worktops

over and tiled splash backs. A Belfast sink is under set with mixer tap over and found below the main

window which looks out across the inner courtyard towards the detached Studio. A fireplace recess

gives way to an oil fired Rayburn which provides Central Heating and Hot Water for the main

residence. Situated to the sides of the fireplace recess we find several built-in cupboards providing

shelving and additional storage of surprisingly deep depth. A doorway to the side gives access to the

Utility Area and walk-in Larder.


Any country residence would not be complete without a Walk-in Larder and with a continuation of the

flag stone flooring and ample storage via shelving to the sides on offer, this room is an extremely

handy room indeed. A perfectly positioned room on the North side of the property it also has the

benefit of original game hooks and charming original arched windows which provide ample light.


The utility area is found from the kitchen and hallway and gives access to the Downstairs Shower

Room. A Slate floored area that provides a window to the front looking down the entrance driveway,

plumbing and appliance space for washing machine and fridge and authentic Belfast Ceramic Sink.

A handy Shower Room comprises a matching suite of low level WC, pedestal hand wash basin and

shower cubicle with wall mounted electric shower. An opaque glazed window to the rear aspect

provides a soft light with the walls being fully tiled and furnished with a wall mounted radiator to one



On reaching the first floor landing the light and warm feel to the property continues as light floods in

from a large sash window overlooking the rear garden and providing views across open farmland. The

bedrooms are found on both sides of the landing and all offer extremely well proportioned double


BEDROOM ONE 12’8 x 12’4

Bedroom one offers a dual aspect in which to enjoy some stunning views across farmland and out

towards Dartmoor. A painted wooden floor offers a continuation of the styling and the room benefits

from a wall mounted radiator and coved cornice.

BEDROOM TWO 12’10 x 11’9

Bedroom Two is found opposite the landing with a window overlooking the rear garden affording

light and once again some stunning views. The room also benefits from a wall mounted radiator and

coved cornice.

BEDROOM THREE 12’11 x 10’6

Bedroom three is found to the rear of the property and enjoys views across open farmland. A handy

vanity style hand wash basin provides a useful addition for guests with storage underneath, wall

mounted radiator and coved cornice.


The main residence accommodation is completed by a Family Bathroom * and is presented in

sympathetic styling. A suite comprises panelled bath with mixer tap over, low level W/C and vanity

style hand wash basin with an obscurely glazed sash window providing natural light.


Externally the gardens are separated into three distinct sections. The rear of the property provides a

delightful enclosed walled garden. A veritable haven for wildlife and thoughtfully planted to provide

an excellent habitat for butterflies, the garden is stocked with a range of mature plants, small trees

and shrubs and surrounds a central lawn area. A level plot, the garden provides a high degree of

privacy because of the distance away from its nearest neighbour with an entrance cut through an

established hedge that leads you through into a sheltered Rose Garden. The current owners have

also established a pair of chicken runs in this area, which also house a wooden summer house, yet

the garden could be changed to provide more formal gardens if suits. A third garden is found on the

opposite side of the plot and accessed from the courtyard. Currently laid out as a Kitchen garden,

the garden provides a variety of vegetables with shed to the corner providing storage. Parking is

ample, with a single space to the side of the property and a large courtyard to the front affording

parking for several vehicles.


An impressive, detached residential property, ideal for a number of uses but in particular for a

burgeoning family or part independent family member. The Garage and Workshop offer an

extremely useful space with concertina wooden doors giving access to a great space for the keen

mechanic, craftsman or simply for storage. This has its own water supply and separately metered

power .


Stairs lead up from the side of the property onto an entrance balcony with a glazed door giving

access to the residential area. A well thought out design provides an open plan living/kitchen and

bedroom area and separate Shower Room. Exposed wooden floors lead you through with a door to

side giving access to the shower room and further doors giving access to storage into the eaves. The

kitchen area is well fitted with a contemporary matching range of base level units providing storage

with wood block effect work surface over. A stainless steel sink with mixer taps over and single drainer

can be found inset as well as a four ring electric hob. A built-in electric oven is housed under, with

further room for a base level fridge. Light is provided from Velux windows and electric spotlights

attached to the exposed A-frames.

LIVING AREA 25’7 x 17’4 max

The open plan living/sleeping area is of a welcoming size with French doors opening inwards to

expose a Juliet balcony and stunning views of open farmland, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor on a

clear day.


The Shower Room is well fitted and benefits from a matching suite of low level WC, pedestal hand

wash basin and shower cubicle with independent electric shower inset. A Velux window provides

natural light and the room in complete with tiled walls and towel rail.


We understand the property is in band ' E ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for

the year 2012/2013 is £1,800.38 (by internet enquiry with Cornwall Council). These details are

subject to change.


Mains water, electricity and private drainage.


By appointment with MANSBRIDGE & BALMENT on 01752 812600.


From the A38 Northwest turn off left onto the B3251. After 1.7miles at the T junction with the B3252

take the left hand turn and continue along the B3252 and stay on this road as it becomes the

A387. After 4 miles take a right onto Sandplace Rd and continue along the B3254 taking the left

signposted Tredinnick Farm after 1.5 miles. Continue into Tredinnick and the entrance to Alpha

House can be found on the left hand side adjacent to a red phone box and accessed by a white

five bar gate to the entrance driveway.



25 Fore Street, Torpoint, Cornwall, PL11 2AD

Tel: 01752 812600


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buyers/tenants and shall not form the whole or any part of a contract. (2) All descriptions, dimensions and areas, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other

details are given in good faith and believed to be materially correct but any intending buyer/tenant should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or

otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (3) No person in the employ of Mansbridge & Balment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty at all about the property. (4) No

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