Venslooe Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall
Just north of Liskeard in 4 acres of gardens, orchard and woodland is this fine Grade II listed six bedroom period home together with a detached three bedroom cottage which is currently run as a successful holiday let.
Located on the northern edge of the historic market town of Liskeard Woodhill Manor is a handsome Grade II listed manor house and a detached three bedroom cottage 'Cider Cottage' which is currently run as a 4* holiday let.
"We were attracted to Woodhill Manor by its tranquil countryside location, whilst being within easy reach of the facilities in Liskeard town. We wanted a property with character and this house captured our hearts straight away with its unique charm. The house itself was built in 1851 on the site of an ancestral home of the Marke family and the cottage, a former cider-making barn, provides complete flexibility as a holiday home, or can be used for long-term rental or as accommodation for the extended family.
Woodhill Manor is well-established as a comfortable family home, with views over the distant hills towards Bodmin Moor. The south-facing mediaeval walled garden is a historical feature that provides a shelter for the plants and complete privacy. The well-stocked orchard and woods are additional, positive features of the property."
Woodhill Manor is situated in the heart of the rolling countryside of south east Cornwall. One mile north of the ancient Stannary and market town of Liskeard. The town boasts a community hospital, indoor swimming pool with a sports and fitness centre, outdoor tennis courts, all weather floodlit football and hockey pitch, football club, cricket club, supermarkets, banks, health centre, dentists, library, public gardens, children's play park, churches, veterinary centre and public houses. The A38 trunk road which skirts the southern edge of Liskeard provides rapid access to the greater road network. The large City of Plymouth is 20 miles distance and has an excellent ferry port with services to France and northern Spain. Exeter International Airport is just over an hour away and Newquay Airport is approximately forty minutes' drive. Liskeard railway station is also on the London Paddington to Penzance mainline.
The Manor is approached from a lane through oak gates and up a long drive with Cornish stone walls to either side which ends at a good sized parking area. To one side there is a timber built studio/ workshop with double doors to the front and a detached single garage with up and over door to the front.
The beautiful mature gardens to the front of the house are partly bounded by a Grade II listed high wall which runs along the north-eastern boundary of the garden and climbing the wall are varieties of clematis, magnolia and a large fig tree. The garden is mostly laid to lawn and has many mature shrubs and plants including camellias and magnolias. The adjoining two acre field has been planted with many deciduous trees including fir trees and several species of magnolia and an orchard of apple trees, pear, plum trees and blueberry bushes. The woodland to the west of the house contains many beautiful beech trees and carpets of flowers including daffodils and bluebells in the spring.
The front door opens into the entrance hall which has a slate floor, carpeted to part and stairs to the first floor with under stair storage.
The light and airy lounge has a marble fireplace with slate hearth and a sash window overlooking the front garden with original working shutters.
Across the hall and also overlooking the front garden is the dining room which has a slate floor and large inglenook fireplace with clome oven and inset wood burner. On either side there are built-in cupboards, one concealing a service hatch to the kitchen.
There is an office with double doors that lead out to the side of the property and parking area beyond and a utility/cloakroom with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and w.c.
The rear reception hall has a door to the exterior, slate floor and fireplace. Off here is the good sized farmhouse style kitchen which overlooks the walled garden to the side and has an excellent range of floor and wall cabinets with worktops incorporating an electric hob and one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps. The Heritage oil fired Aga provides the heating and hot water. An interesting feature of the kitchen is the glass covered 47' illuminated well set into the slate floor. A second staircase leads up from the kitchen to the second bathroom and bedroom six/dressing room.
The main turned staircase leads up to the first floor and there is a large window on the half landing looking towards Cider Cottage and countryside beyond.
The large master bedroom overlooks the garden and has a wooden floor and old fireplace. An inner door leads through to the previously mentioned dressing room/bedroom six which has built-in wardrobes and the bathroom which comprises a panelled bath, separate shower cubicle, w.c, wash hand basin and has an airing cupboard housing the hot water storage cylinder.
There are four other good sized bedrooms to the first floor and a family bathroom comprising a panelled bath, w.c, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Cider Cottage is a detached, charmingly appointed dwelling with three bedrooms and its own gardens. It can be used as ancillary accommodation or for holiday or long term lets. Many of the rooms have exposed, feature stone walling and ceiling beams. A wooden door opens into a porch which leads further into the dual aspect, spacious kitchen/diner. In one direction steps lead down to the lounge which has a high vaulted ceiling with original beams. In the past this building was used to produce cider for the area and the apples were thrown from the kitchen into what is now the lounge. In the other direction steps lead down to the master en-suite bedroom with views to the front of the property.
From the entrance hall a staircase rises to the first floor landing and to the two upstairs bedrooms and shower room. Outside the garden is mainly laid to lawn with a raised seating area and shrub bed.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Reception Room 15'6" x 12'3" (4.72m x 3.73m).
Dining Room 14'3" x 13'3" (4.34m x 4.04m).
Rear Entrance Hall
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 25'6" x 9'3" (7.77m x 2.82m).
Utility Room/Cloakroom 9'9" x 7'3" (2.97m x 2.2m).
Office 12' x 9'9" (3.66m x 2.97m).
Principal Bedroom 13'6" x 13' (4.11m x 3.96m).
En-suite Bathroom 13'6" x 9'3" (4.11m x 2.82m).
Dressing Room/Bedroom Six 10' x 9'6" (3.05m x 2.9m).
Bedroom Two 13'6" x 13' (4.11m x 3.96m).
Bedroom Three 11'9" x 9'6" (3.58m x 2.9m).
Bedroom Four 11'9" (3.58m) max x 11'9" (3.58m) max.
Bedroom Five 12'9" x 7'9" (3.89m x 2.36m).
Bathroom 7'9" x 7'3" (2.36m x 2.2m).
Kitchen/Dining Room 18' x 16' (5.49m x 4.88m).
Sitting Room 15'7" x 13'6" (4.75m x 4.11m).
Bedroom 1 14'6" x 11'9" (4.42m x 3.58m).
En-suite 9'6" x 6'9" (2.9m x 2.06m).
Bedroom 2 11'3" x 8'9" (3.43m x 2.67m).
Bedroom 3 11'3" x 7'9" (3.43m x 2.36m).
Shower Room 6'9" x 6'9" (2.06m x 2.06m).
From the A38 from the Trerulefoot roundabout take the turning for Liskeard. At the roundabout take the third exit, keeping to the right as you exit the roundabout, onto the A390 heading towards Liskeard. At the next roundabout take the first exit. Follow this road until you reach the next mini roundabout. Take the first exit and then take the first right by the Fountain. Now take the first right into Barras Place and follow the road up until you see a parking area in front of you and follow to the left of the parking area. Follow this road known as Vensloe Hill for approximately 0.8 of a mile and you will see Woodhill Manor on your right.
- Detached six bedroom Grade II listed manor house
- Detached three bedroom 'Cider Cottage' in grounds currently run as a successful holiday let
- Restored and refurbished to a high standard with many original features
- Three reception rooms and beautifully fitted kitchen with glass covered 47' illuminated well
- Six bedrooms and two bathrooms
- Four acres of garden, orchard and woodland
- Beautiful countryside views