Silver Birches is a real treat from start to finish having been transformed during the current owners tenure. Reputedly dating back to the early Victorian era, the cottage has been painstakingly and tastefully refurbished and seems certain to appeal to the discerning purchaser. Exuding quality and catering for the refinements of modern living the cottage has also retained much of its original character with its white beamed ceilings, window seats and lnglenook fireplaces.
The tiered gardens to the rear are a joy with a former mill stream running amidst them and enjoying a lovely sunny outlook across the valley over neighbouring properties to open countryside beyond. Both the upper and lower patio areas would seem ideal for al fresco dining, entertaining or a post work glass of Chardonnay. The lovely lawned garden to the front is adjacent to two driveways with parking for a number of vehicles. The main driveway leads on to a garage/workshop, a log store, two sheds and a side garden which has been adapted to appeal to those seeking the 'Good Life' with a chicken coop and enclosed run.
Internally the cottage is presented to an exacting standard throughout, from the welcoming sun room with its vaulted ceiling, the lounge and dining rooms with their under floor heating, beamed ceilings and fireplaces through to a bespoke and beautifully appointed kitchen with integrated appliances.
In summary the accommodation comprises a sun room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and 'boot room' on the ground floor whilst upstairs are four bedrooms (master en suite), a further cloakroom and a family bathroom.
The property benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating with thermostatically controlled underfloor heating to most ground floor rooms and radiators upstairs.
Lowertown is an extremely popular residential area situated on the western edge of Helston. Set in a lovely wooded valley the hamlet and surrounding area has a number of footpaths to explore, together with the River Cober running through the valley.
The market town of Helston is a short distance away with extensive amenities which include national stores, cinema, shops, public houses and sports centre with indoor swimming pool. There are many well regarded primary schools and a secondary school, with sixth form college, available locally. A university campus can be found in the port town of Falmouth which is some twelve miles away. A mainland railway station is situated approximately ten miles away in Redruth as is the A30, the main arterial road into Cornwall.
Helston is the gateway to the The Lizard Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty with many beaches, coves, areas of moorland and beautiful walks including the south west coastal footpath
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (DIMENSIONS APPROX)
An attractive half glazed oak door with side windows opens into the
3.07m x 2.46m (10'1 x 8'1)
Enjoying a southerly aspect a light and airy triple aspect room with a vaulted ceiling, twin skylights, exposed stonework, attractive and contemporary Dijon Tumbled Limestone floor tiling, feature wall light and a lovely outlook over the lawned front garden and beyond. Stable doors lead off to the lounge and
4.29m x 3.51m (plus alcoves) (14'1 x 11'6 (plus al
An attractive room with white beamed ceilings, a feature Inglenook fireplace with exposed local stonework housing a wood burning stove set upon a stone hearth, a continuation of the Dijon Tumbled Limestone floor tiling and wall uplights. The room enjoys an outlook to the front garden from the window with a slate window seat beneath. A door leads off to the inner lobby whilst there is an archway to the
5.82m x 3.58m (max) (19'1 x 11'9 (max))
Boasting a further period Inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework, surround and housing a wood burning stove set upon a slate hearth. There are lovely white beamed ceilings, a thoughtfully conceived hatch to the kitchen area, wall uplights, Dijon Tumbled Limestone floor tiling and a stable door to the sun room (not currently used). The room enjoys a dual aspect to the front and side of the property from where rural views can be enjoyed out across the valley, beyond neighbourimg properties. A stylish oak staircase with glass balustrade ascends to the first floor.
With Dijon Tumbled Limestone flooring, recessed spotlight and space for an American style fridge freezer. There is a door to the utility room and an opening to the
5.33m x 1.96m (17'6 x 6'5)
A stunning, beautifully crafted, contemporary kitchen with Krion worksurfaces with high gloss soft closing drawer and cupboard units under and incorporating a one and a half sink unit with composite drainer and Grohe mixer tap with pull out spray over. Integrated appliances include a NEFF touch control induction hob with an extractor hood over, a tilt and turn slide NEFF oven and a Siemens dishwasher. There are further shelves, a hinged cupboard, space for a microwave, recessed spotlighting and attractive under shelf LED mood lighting. There is an outlook to the rear of the property and a glazed door to the
A triple aspect room with a service door providing access to the tiered rear garden
A thoughtfully conceived and extremely practical space comprising a butchers' block style wood work surfaces which incorporate a Belfast style Innova sink with a Grohe mixer tap over. There are a range of wall cupboards with shelving, drawers with cupboards under, space for a washing machine and recessed spotlighting. A bespoke wooden shelf and sill provide an outlook to the rear whilst a stable door leads to the Boot room and a further door opens into
Comprising a low level wc and an attractive wash hand basin with mosaic style splashback, set within a vanity unit with a cupboard under and side shelves. There is an extractor fan, a tiled lower shelf and a continuation of the polished flooring.
5.92m x 1.65m (19'5 x 5'5)
An extremely practical storage and utility space with vinyl flooring and stable doors providing access to both the front and rear gardens.
With a bespoke lighting arrangement, twin loft hatch access to separate roof spaces (one with loft ladder & boarding), a positive pressure ventilation system and doors off to all bedrooms, the family bathroom and upstairs cloakroom.
3.78m x 4.29m (plus built in wardrobe) (12'5 x 14'
A dual aspect double bedroom which enjoys an outlook over the front garden and lane and lovely rural views over neighbouring properties from the side. There is a built in wardrobe with twin hanging rails and a door to
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM
A white suite comprising a low level wc, a large shower cubicle with easy clean splashbacks and a Mira electric shower and a wash hand basin mounted on a sparkling onyx effect plinth with cupboards and drawers below, a waterfall style tap and glass mosaic style tiling. There is a chrome ladder style towel rail, an extractor fan, a feature mirror with LED touch lighting and spotlighting.
4.39m x 2.95m (plus alcoves) (14'5 x 9'8 (plus alc
Double bedroom enjoying a sunny outlook to the front aspect.
2.77m x 2.74m (plus window recess) (9'1 x 9' (plus
Double bedroom with outlook to side garden and driveway.
3.71m x 2.06m (12'2 x 6'9)
With outlook to rear garden
Luxuriously appointed suite comprising a wash hand basin with tiled splashbacks and a waterfall style tap, set within a vanity unit with drawers below and a white panelled bath with a glass shower screen, waterfall style mixer tap, thermostatically controlled shower with a 'rain' head and a flexible shower hose. There is a mirrored bathroom cabinet with LED touch lighting, a ladder style heated towel rail, an extractor fan, spotlighting, vinyl flooring and a window to the rear aspect
With a low level wc, a wash hand basin with waterfall style tap and mosaic tiled splashbacks, set within a vanity unit with cupboard under, a recessed spotlight, vinyl flooring and a window to the rear aspect.
Granite pillars and a wooden gate open out into the front garden which is laid mainly to lawn with established trees and shrubs at its border and which is partly enclosed by stone hedging. There is a gated driveway with stone chippings which leads on to a side access which leads around to the rear. A stone path also wraps around the front of the cottage from where steps lead up to the main driveway with parking for a number of vehicles.
Attractive estate fencing and gate lead on to a large tiered garden which has been thoughtfully conceived so as to take full advantage of the delightful rural outlook on offer. The garden areas are laid largely to lawn with established shrubs, trees and plants at their borders all complimented by the former mill stream which winds it way down through towards the valley. There is an upper patio area and one lower down adjacent to the stream both of which are a delightful place to sit and relax.
A gate leads to a side garden with two useful sheds and an enclosure with a chicken coop and run. Adjacent to this is the
GARAGE / WORKSHOP
7.32m`2.44m x 3.05m (max) (24`8 x 10 (max))
A pair of wooden doors open into the garage/workshop which has two windows, light and power.
Mains electricity, water and private drainage.
AGENTS NOTE ONE
We are advised that the cottage enjoys a vehicular and pedestrian right of way along the lane running from the road to Silver Birches. We are further advised that similar rights exist in return in favour of two neighbouring properties.
AGENTS NOTE TWO
We are advised that the owner's partner works for an Estate Agents as defined by The Estate Agents Act 1979
We are required by law to ask all purchasers for verified ID prior to instructing a sale.
PROOF OF FINANCE - PURCHASERS
Prior to agreeing a sale, we will require proof of financial ability to purchase which will include an agreement in principle for a mortgage and/or proof of cash funds.
DATE DETAILS PREPARED.
25th March 2022.
IMPORTANT AGENTS NOTES: Christophers Estate Agents for themselves and the vendors or lessors of this property confirm that these particulars are set out as a general guide only and do not form part of any offer or contract. Fixtures, fittings, appliances and services have not been tested by ourselves and no person in the employment of Christophers Estate Agents has any authority to give or make representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property. All descriptions, dimensions, distances and orientation are approximate. They are not suitable for purposes that require precise measurement. Nothing in these particulars shall be taken as implying that any necessary building regulations, planning or other consents have been obtained. Where it is stated in the details that the property may be suitable for another use it must be assumed that this use would require planning consent. The photographs show only certain parts and aspects of the property which may have changed since they were taken. It should not be assumed that the property remains exactly the same. Intending purchasers should satisfy themselves by personal inspection or otherwise of the correctness of each of the statements which are given in good faith but are not to be relied upon as statements of fact. If double glazing is mentioned in these details purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the amount of double glazed units in the property. The property location picture is supplied by a third party and we would respectfully point out that although they are regularly updated the area surrounding the property or the property itself may have changed since the picture was taken.