Guide Price £1,100,000
Ruthernbridge, Bodmin, Cornwall
A rare opportunity to acquire this spacious and desirable Grade II listed 17th Century farmhouse together with a range of outbuildings including a Grade II listed Mill with a water wheel and a large detached barn, all set in about 19 acres of land and woodland intersected by The River Ruthern.
West Ruthern Farm has a very sought after setting in this outstandingly picturesque and sheltered location in the heart of Cornwall. Close to the scenic River Camel which is renowned for its fine fishing and the 18 mile long Camel Trail which is popular for walks and cycling. The property is perfectly positioned for visiting both north and south coasts in order to enjoy Cornwall's finest beaches and heritage attractions.
The village of Nanstallon lies just over a mile away to the East and the large Town of Bodmin with its extensive range of facilities is just over two miles distant. The fashionable town of Wadebridge set on the lowest bridging point of the River Camel is about four miles to the north.
The property is well suited for travel links with the A30 trunk road being just two miles to the south; Bodmin Parkway main line railway station about 5 miles to the east which provides a service from Penzance to Paddington. Newquay Cornwall airport is about twenty minute drive only which offers an expanding range of domestic as well as overseas flight connections.
OVERVIEW OF PROPERTY
The property is accessed over the entrance drive with the house to the left and the barn and garage to the right. Pedestrian gates lead into the front and rear mature gardens most attractively planned with lawns and mature shrubs and trees. A pedestrian gate to the south leads into the beautiful level meadows and the river beyond. The land extends to just over 8 acres.
Below the barn a gate opens into the short lane giving access to the large orchard above to the right and other land below. Just inside the gate and to the left is the detached two storey mill.
A small bridge to the south passes over the wide stream and into the woodland which extends to about 11 acres and runs south west from the house on either side of the stream providing private walks for just under half a mile.
Our clients also own further areas of land to the north and south of the property of about 28 acres. Some or all of this may be available by separate negotiation to a purchaser of West Ruthern Farm.
THE FARMHOUSE ACCOMMODATION
This fine old farmhouse has its origins dating back to the 17th century and subsequently enlarged and altered in the 18th and 19th centuries.
From the rear courtyard a stable door opens into the farmhouse kitchen which has a high sloped ceiling with high windows to either end. The kitchen is fitted with floor and wall cabinets and worktops which include a Belfast sink. There is plumbing and space for a dishwasher and space for an electric cooker. In the corner is an old closed fronted stove and a floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler. Doors lead from the kitchen to both the dining room and the hall/boot room. The dining room is a lovely size and has a large slate flag floor, exposed beams and part exposed stone walls.
A staircase leads up to the first floor and a door leads out to the large conservatory which overlooks the beautiful gardens. A sliding door leads through to the living room which has two windows overlooking the garden and French doors that open out to the patio area. To one end is a very large open fireplace with inset multi fuel burner and slate hearth and to the other end of the room there is a further smaller fireplace with copper canopy. A door leads back through to the hall/boot room which has a further large stone fireplace with wooden lintel over and a door which opens to a lobby with plumbing and space for a washing machine and a shower room beyond.
Stairs lead up from the hall/boot room to the first floor where to your right there is a shower room and to your left is bedroom four, both having sloping ceilings with restricted head height. Next to the shower room is bedroom three and alongside a door opens to bedroom two with two windows overlooking the garden. There is a built-in double wardrobe with further shelved cupboard alongside and a further open fronted wardrobe space. To the far side of this room a door opens to a small corridor which leads through to a further landing at the top of the stairs from the dining room. Here a door leads into Bedroom one, the master bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes with hat cupboards over and a door leads through to the main larger shower room which is fitted with a separate shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin, w.c., bidet and a built-in airing cupboard.
THE MILL, BARNS AND GARAGE
The Mill is a lovely old two storey building and is Grade II Listed. It is set opposite its original water wheel, looking down over one of the adjoining fields and still has the old workings in part of the building. The mill was used for grinding grain and the millstones still exist. They fed grain into a sack filling chute. There are also a set of stamps which were used for bone crushing. The stamps are said to be the only wooden and cast iron stamps surviving intact in Cornwall. On the opposite side of the lane is the large waterwheel which had its mechanism connected under the lane to the Mill opposite. The wheel is also in good condition made of wood and cast iron originally by Harris of Wadebridge. However the leat has dried up so it is no longer operative.
The large barns were originally used as the bagging room for the mill and also retain some original workings. The attractive old building is also two storey and has power and lighting connected. The building was granted Listed Building Consent in 2003 for conversion to holiday accommodation under reference: E1/2003/01884 and also on the same date, under reference: E1/2003/01885, a full application for the conversion was granted.
We understand from our clients, and hold copies of information from their architects concerning this, that work was commenced to a level which would mean this consent is extant and therefore still active. However we have not made further enquiries concerning this and interested buyers should make their own enquiries to Cornwall Council Planning and Building Regulation Departments for clarification.
To one end of the barn is the garage which has a remotely operated door and room over. To the rear and west of the barns, there is a large area of garden that at present, leads into the orchard which could be separated for the barn if developed.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating. Fibre broadband connected.
Cornwall Council – Band F
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
WEST RUTHERN FARM
Kitchen 17'9" x 8'3" (5.4m x 2.51m).
Hall/Boot Room 15'3" x 7'3" (4.65m x 2.2m).
Living Room 25'3" x 11'9" (7.7m x 3.58m).
Dining Room 22' x 13'9" (6.7m x 4.2m).
Conservatory 14'9" x 10'9" (4.5m x 3.28m).
Shower Room 7' x 6'9" (2.13m x 2.06m).
Bedroom 1 14'3" x 11'9" (4.34m x 3.58m).
Shower Room 1 11'3" x 10' (3.43m x 3.05m).
Bedroom 2 15' x 11'9" (4.57m x 3.58m).
Bedroom 3 11'9" x 9'3" (3.58m x 2.82m).
Shower Room 2 9'3" x 6'9" (2.82m x 2.06m).
Bedroom 4 15' x 7' (4.57m x 2.13m).
Barn 1 30'9" x 33'9" (9.37m x 10.29m).
Barn 2 19' x 15' (5.8m x 4.57m).
Garage 17'9" x 13' (5.4m x 3.96m).
Barn One 25'3" x 15' (7.7m x 4.57m).
Barn Two 28'6" x 15' (8.69m x 4.57m).
Studio 15'10" x 13'6" (4.83m x 4.11m).
Store 17'9" x 13' (5.4m x 3.96m).
From Bodmin, take the A389 road out of the town travelling west. Go out of the speed limit heading towards Lanivet. At the top of the hill after passing Laveddon Nursery on the left, take the turning right by Jims Store, to Nanstallon. Just as you enter the village, turn left to Ruthern. Follow the road for just over a mile and go over the 15th Century bridge at Ruthern and a few yards after, the entrance to West Ruthern Farm is on the left.
- Located in the valley hamlet of Ruthernbridge, alongside The River Ruthern leading to the River Camel with a superb and extensive private setting of grounds and garden
- Enjoying an enviable combination of period property, outbuildings, delightful gardens, meadows and riverside woodland
- Perfectly positioned for visiting both north and south coasts in order to enjoy Cornwall's finest beaches and heritage attractions
- Charming and very spacious farmhouse with four bedrooms, four reception rooms, three bathrooms/shower rooms and oil fired central heating
- Detached Grade II listed two storey mill house with mill wheel and operating machinery in good condition
- A large Grade II listed detached barn with extant planning consent for conversion to holiday accommodation granted in 2003 (see later notes)