£500,000 OIEO – Sold – Similar Required, Jacobstow

Cornish Charm With A House & A Barn! A rare opportunity to acquire a charming cottage enjoying a peaceful rural setting and boasting a wealth of character, set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens featuring a separate holiday barn conversion and detached store with off-road parking.

Enjoying a peaceful rural setting and nicely tucked away is this charming cottage believed to be approximately 300 years old, set amongst beautiful landscaped gardens occupying a large plot of approximately 0.4 acres within the sought-after parish of Jacobstow.

The deceptively spacious cottage of cob construction offers comfortable and well-proportioned, versatile living space throughout whilst retaining a wealth of original character exuding warmth and charm from features such as exposed beams, flagstone flooring, deep windowsills not to mention some lovely fireplaces. Further benefits include double glazing and LPG central heating.

You’ve struck gold as this lovely cottage also boasts a detached stone built barn offering fantastic and versatile living space with a superb studio, suiting a variety of uses with potential income from holiday letting as well as the potential for further development, subject to planning consent. Within the gardens is a detached stone built store, formerly a piggery, offering the potential to create a home office if necessary and with plenty of off-road parking, this is an ideal opportunity suited to those looking for income potential, or even dual occupancy for relatives and friends. Jackpot!

Approachable via a private lane, continue along the driveway beyond the gated stone frontage, passing the cottage on your left and park up in the parking area to the right of the cottage.

Step inside the cottage into the spacious hallway

Through the glazed front door into the porch you will find a secondary door leading into the spacious hall where flagstone flooring lies underfoot. Here there is space for display cabinets to showcase your favourite pieces and makes a lovely reception room to receive guests.

A door to the right leads into the dining room where an exposed stone fireplace featuring a wood burning stove is the main focal point of the room, with a solid oak beam mantle over the slate hearth beneath. To the right of the fireplace is alcove shelving being the ideal place to display reading books and frames. A cosy yet versatile room with plenty of space to place a dining table and entertain family and friends, or equally this could be used as the lounge where you could sit and gather around the fireplace enjoying your favourite tipple whilst looking out onto the beautiful gardens.

From the far end of the hall is an open entrance into the lounge. A most impressive room commanding a feeling of space where a flagstone floor sweeps throughout and enjoys a good degree of light from the triple aspect windows which overlook the gardens; another versatile space which could become the dining/family room if necessary. A door to the far right takes you into the inner hall where a set of stairs to the right leads up to the first-floor landing and a door to the left is where you’ll find the downstairs cloakroom. A few steps and straight ahead is a further door leading into the kitchen.

Key Features

  • 3 Bedroom Cottage
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Detached Barn
  • Detached Store/Potential Office
  • Extensive Landscaped Gardens
  • Off Road Parking
  • No Onward Chain
  • EPC-F

The fully fitted kitchen, in a galley style, is located at the rear and is accessible from both the lounge and dining rooms, so there is access to all rooms from the ground floor. A range of wall and base units in a white finish, and shaker style design, align each wall with a worktop over which incorporates a one and half stainless steel sink drainer unit with chrome fountain tap over, providing ample storage for both kitchenware and groceries. A tiled floor underfoot makes for an easy clean with natural light flooding through from the windows overlooking the rear garden. A set of French doors to the far end open onto the rear paved patio, providing access into the rear garden.

For cooking, there is an integral electric oven sitting below the worktop to one side and a 5-ring gas hob to the other side. Other features include an integral dishwasher and there is space for a fridge and freezer too.

Opposite lies the door into the inner hall where a set of stairs leads to the first-floor landing. Straight ahead is a door providing access into the lounge and to the right is the door into the downstairs cloakroom in which the gas boiler can be located.

Step through the door into the inner hall and climb the stairs to the spacious first floor landing, a lovely space perfectly suited to that of a comfy seating area or workstation where you can sit and relax with natural light shining through from the window overlooking the garden.

Straight ahead is the family bathroom fitted with a white three-piece suite comprising a pedestal hand-wash basin, panel bath with shower over and low-level WC. Waterproof shower wall panelling, tile effect flooring and a quaint window completes the look.

​A lovely spacious and well-lit master bedroom can be located on the right featuring dual aspect windows with an open entrance leading into a dressing room, fully fitted out with a variety of useful hanging and shelving storage space. To the left of the landing is bedroom two featuring a fireplace with the third bedroom sandwiched between the two.

Step outside into the beautiful landscaped gardens

The driveway extends in front of the cottage and leads to the parking area to the right of the cottage. Here there is comfortably off-road parking for several vehicles.

​The beautiful landscaped gardens predominantly feature a pristine lawn with a range of established trees and an array of shrubs and plants to the borders. An ornamental well makes a lovely feature, disguising the cess pit and there’s an ornamental pond with a decked terrace, secretly hidden beyond the surrounding shrubs.

To the far end of the garden are paved steps leading up to a summerhouse, ideal for alfresco entertaining or a children’s playroom or just somewhere to take shelter if necessary. A stone built detached store with lighting and power, once the piggery, offers versatile space for ample storage as well as offering the potential to create an office if desired.

​To the rear of the cottage there is a paved pathway leading to a private laid to lawn garden and hard standing for a greenhouse.

​The barn can be located along the far end of the grounds overlooking an elevated garden at the rear and where there is a hard-standing area for a substantial sized shed. With the raised decked area where you can sit and relax, basking in the sunshine whilst enjoying delightful views, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing seating areas.

Step inside the stone built detached barn

​The barn with timber cladding beneath a slate tiled roof, has been lovingly converted to offer a fantastic and versatile light and airy living space across both floors. The lower level features a glazed door at the front leading into a magnificent open plan kitchen/dining and living space, where light floods in from the glazed windows running along the front and rear walls offering lovely views of the garden.

A laminated floor underfoot sweeps throughout making for an easy clean. This is a versatile room with an abundance of space, so you’re spoilt for choice as to where to place sofa, armchairs and dining table, whilst still having plenty of room for further furniture and a workstation too, if necessary.

A rustic kitchen, centrally positioned, fitted with a range of oak base level units and a stainless-steel worktop over incorporating a one and half stainless-steel drainer unit with chrome fountain tap over to one end. To the other end is an electric hob with matching stainless-steel oven below the worktop and a matching chimney style cooker hood above. Nicely positioned above the worktop is an oak shelf, a useful place for cooking utensils and spices with a glazed window providing lovely views of the garden.

​To the left of the living space is the door into a separate shower room comprising a shower cubicle with a hand-wash basin and low-level WC. A few steps to the right of the shower room, a door leads into a generous sized utility room offering an extensive range of storage space from the many cupboards, one housing the boiler. Light shines through from the front glazed window here.

​Adjoining this is a door into the storeroom/workshop/garage providing further storage, accessible from a door to the front, offering power and lighting.

Step outside and climb the external set of stairs to the right of the barn

The stairs lead to a decked terrace on the first floor, a sunny spot where you can sit and enjoy those delightful views of the garden and beyond. Take a few steps and you have arrived at the wooden French doors opening into the

fabulous studio that predominantly spans this floor, featuring exposed A-frame timbers with solid wooden flooring underfoot. An amazing space enjoying splendid views and where plenty of natural light beams through from the many glazed windows to almost every aspect of the room, including the French doors.

​To the far end is a door leading into a hobby room with a door to the adjacent shower room. The hobby room formally used as a ‘Dark Room’ for photography is fitted with a range of wooden base units offering storage and shelving for personal effects with a single drainer unit and a fountain tap over inset to a tiled worktop. To complete is a glazed window to the front allowing light and pleasant views with low maintenance solid wooden flooring beneath.

​The shower room features a shower cubicle, hand-wash basin and low-level WC, and features a frosted glazed window to the rear.

For information: The barn is perfect for providing secondary accommodation for relatives and friends, and offers excellent scope to develop further, subject to the necessary planning consent. Planning permission has been granted for potential holiday letting use.

A little bit more about the location of Jacobstow

The property enjoys a tucked away position in the popular parish village of Jacobstow with its primary school and places of worship. The hamlet of Wainhouse Corner on the A39 Atlantic Highway is 1 mile away with its post office/general store, public house and filling station.

The picturesque North Cornwall coastal village of Crackington Haven is 4 miles away and sits peacefully within the folds of the rugged coastline with it beaches and extensive cliff walks.

The popular North Cornish coastal resort of Bude is 8 miles to the north and here one can sample a wide variety of shops, doctors and veterinary surgeries with a thriving light industrial estate, scholastic facilities up to A-level standard and many leisure activities including an 18-hole golf course and extensive sandy beaches noted for their surfing. Other clubs include rugby, cricket, bowls, tennis, squash and football together with an indoor heated leisure pool and renowned coarse fishing along the ancient Bude Canal together with beach and sea fishing.

The former market town of Launceston is approximately 14 miles to the southeast and here one can gain access to the A30 dual carriageway which links the Cathedral Cities of Truro to the west and Exeter and the M5 motorway to the east.

Wills Property Notes

This is a fantastic opportunity not to be missed for anyone looking for a home to call their own, with the quaint cottage offering quirky, spacious living accommodation and the bonus of the barn offering versatile living space suitable for a variety of uses and potential income from holiday letting too. What more could you wish for?

What do you think?

Jacobstow, 3 Bed Detached Cottage & Barn – Offers in Excess of £500,000

Key Features

  • 3 Bedroom Cottage
  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Detached Barn
  • Detached Store/Potential Office
  • Extensive Landscaped Gardens
  • Off Road Parking
  • No Onward Chain
  • EPC-F

Property Floor Plan

Disclaimer: Total approx. floor area cottage and barn combined 2871 SQ.FT. (266.8 SQ.M.) This plan is for illustrative purposes only. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the floor plan above, all measurements are approximate and no responsibility is taken for any error, omission or mis-statement. Measurements are approximate and not to scale.

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