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Carne Stents Gover Valley, St. Austell £352,500

  • Rural detached cottage of considerable character
  • Hidden location within wooded Gover Valley
  • Located at end of long stoney lane
  • Immediate and elevated main gardens approaching one acre
  • Secluded setting and appealing surrounds
  • Large living room with beams, stone fireplace and multi fuel burner
  • Kitchen/dining room with Rayburn, generous conservatory
  • Three bedrooms, bathroom with shower over bath
  • UPVC double glazing, woodburner and Rayburn background heating
  • Parking hard standing numerous vehicles, various outbuildings

Located at the end of a long, rough, stoney lane serving this and one neighbouring property, is this appealing, stone built, detached, three bedroom cottage, together with large immediate and elevated gardens, creating a secluded rural setting within the wooded Gover Valley on the fringe of St Austell.

Accommodation provides a 24ft living room, spacious kitchen/dining room and large conservatory to ground floor, with three bedrooms and bathroom to first floor. Heating is by way of the multi fuel burner in the living room and there is an oil fired Rayburn in the kitchen/dining room, complemented by UPVC framed double glazing.

Outside, a five bar gate opens to a driveway parking hard standing area for several vehicles and timber shed. Immediate front and side gardens enjoying a sunny southerly aspect provide patio, area of artificial lawn, side patio and beds with further shed. A steep ramp driveway, pathway and steps gain access to the main gardens which extend at a higher level to the rear providing a large sweep of lawn with a well placed summerhouse taking advantage of this south facing elevated position and surrounding views.  

The wooded Gover Valley with railway viaduct extends to the West of St Austell with the property enjoying its rural seclusion being in fact only some two miles from St Austell's main town centre. 

Combining this property's rural location, large gardens, character and accommodation, it is anticipated to appeal to a good number of people and early enquiries are advised.  

Agents Note

Do not use Sat Nav to find this property it will lead you in the wrong destination.  See directions and map at the end of these particulars.
Please be aware that access to this property is via a long rough stoney lane not suitable for sports/low ground clearance vehicles, though normal family cars and 4x4s would be suitable. Also the large gardens in total approaching one acre are mainly elevated to the rear with a steep driveway and steps/pathway approach to this elevated main garden.  The current vendors house a number of dogs/breeding kennels at the property.  

Carne Stents Gover Valley
St. Austell PL25 5RD
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: BE005702

Front entrance

Part glazed door to living room.

Living room

24' 0'' x 12' 3'' (7.31m x 3.73m)

Impressive character room with slate tiled flooring and exposed ceiling beams, colour washed stone walling incorporating recessed fireplace housing 'Black iron' multi fuel wood burner, further inglenook fireplace. Dual windows to front with deep slate sills. Recessed under stairs storage cupboard. Door to staircase to first floor, door through to kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/dining room

17' 8'' x 10' 6'' (5.38m x 3.20m)

Again character room with exposed beams and slate tiled flooring. Recess housing oil fired Rayburn cook range, providing domestic hot water. Fitted range of oak fronted base and wall units providing cupboard and drawer storage, working surface over with part tiled walls adjacent, incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit, cooker space with electric cooker panel, stainless steel finish backing and hood over, space and plumbing automatic washing machine, further appliance space. Practical separate dining area. Dual windows to front, inner window and door to conservatory.


17' 0'' x 10' 0'' (5.18m x 3.05m)

Useful additional room, tiled flooring, half glazed door opening to rear.

First floor

Staircase to half and full landing, good natural light via windows to rear with slate sill and beam features, recessed airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with immersion. Doors off to all three bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 1

14' 6'' x 12' 6'' (4.42m x 3.81m)

to face of range of fitted wardrobe cupboards. Spacious main bedroom, dual windows to front, exposed ceiling beams.

Bedroom 2

10' 8'' x 9' 0'' (3.25m x 2.74m)

plus recess. Dual windows to front.

Bedroom 3

9' 0'' x 7' 9'' (2.74m x 2.36m)

Window to front. Access hatch to roof space.


8' 8'' x 7' 2'' (2.64m x 2.18m)

White suite comprising panelled bath with tiled walls adjacent, power shower and glazed screen over bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled W.C. Slate tiled flooring. Towel rail radiator served by Rayburn, window to side.


The cottage occupies a south facing position with immediate gardens and elevated rear gardens in total approaching some one acre. Five bar gate opens to immediate driveway hard standing parking suitable for several vehicles, large timber garden shed, immediate front gardens provide patio giving onto an area of artificial lawn with shrubs and hedging borders continuing to far side with further areas of patio and beds, steps and pathway from this far side garden climb up to the elevated rear garden, steep side ramp continuing from parking area leads up to a further parking clearing with further steps and pathway and sloping bank leading up to the main elevated rear gardens. The main elevated rear garden provides a large expanse of lawn with well placed summerhouse enjoying a southerly aspect and surrounding views. Block built outhouse. Post and wire fencing to boundaries adjoining fields to rear and woodland to side.

Carne Stents Gover Valley
St. Austell PL25 5RD
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: BE005702
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