Address: Tremaine, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8SA
Build: Cottage (Freehold)
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Receptions: 3
Council tax band: E
  • Plus 5 Star Self Catering Business
  • Garden(s)
  • Central Heating
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Secluded Location
  • Character Property
  • Period Features

Property Summary - Ref: tremaine11

An immaculate old cottage together with a beautifully converted barn and roundhouse, providing a lovely, characterful home, in beautiful surroundings, and a profitable self catering business.
The barn and roundhouse could alternatively serve as a residence for other family members. (stpp)
The property is situated in beautiful countryside between historic Launceston, the Atlantic Coast and Bodmin Moor.

House Network Ltd are delighted to offer this immaculate property, the older parts of which are believed to be at least 350 years old. It is set in a roughly triangular site, slightly in excess of 1.5 acres and comprises of the main cottage, "West Tremaine", which stands on ground elevated from the drive, together with a converted old stone barn and an attached rebuilt roundhouse. Outbuildings also include - attractive garage structure, converted to a fully equipped office and workshop, with adjoining insulated store, and a small detached stable, converted to a garden machinery store and log store. All outbuildings are immaculately maintained and have professionally installed lighting and power facilities. The outstanding gardens are constantly praised for their quality and design - and command fine rural views.

This property offers a wonderful lifestyle opportunity. Away from the busy businesses of town and city, set in the beautiful North Cornwall countryside, yet near the sea.
A complete, polished residence - ready in every way to enjoy fully from arrival - and yet also offering a good income supplement without any further investment, or business development, or delay.

West Tremaine is situated at the northern end of the Tremaine village settlement, on the hill immediately below the ancient church of St Winwalo. (circa 1190) From the top of the grounds, views are enjoyed of Dartmoor in the distance, as well as excellent long views across local farmland, including the adjacent fields.

Launceston centre is approximately 8 miles with facilities and amenities including; shops, large supermarket, restaurants, pubs, doctors, dentist, post office, leisure centre, and golf course. The nearest primary and secondary schools are Warbstow Community Primary School (2.1 miles) and St Joseph's School (6.2 miles).
The coast is 8.5 miles away at Crackington Haven, with Boscastle a further 2 miles.

Mains electricity
Mains water supply
Private drainage (2 separate systems)
Council tax band E (Cottage)
Small business rate tax is applicable to the accommodation business.
Local authority - Cornwall Council

Viewings arranged via House Network Ltd.

Room Descriptions


Long gravelled driveway leading from quiet village lane, through wide metal gate with lights, to front of cottage and parking areas. Large pond, boasting an excellent range of planting and wildlife, bordering the driveway adjacent to the Barn. Throughout its length, the drive is bordered by mature shrubs, trees and hedgerow. On passing through the metal gates, a pathway leads off the drive to the -

Vegetable Gardens

Large and highly productive vegetable and fruit areas, with large facility for composting - positioned behind the hedgerow adjacent to the drive so that the local farmer can supply natural compost (from his dairy) by use of his mechanised equipment. Near the gate is also -


Ancient stone walled structure, divided into ² sections, currently for storing garden tools and machinery, and log store. Delabole slate roof. Contains a power sub-main providing electricity for entrance gate and stable lights, and weather-proof power sockets. Further down the drive -


A fully equipped office, with wireless link to broadband router in cottage. Includes desktop PC, display, printer, scanner and speakers. ² office tables, 3 draw metal filing cabinet, stationery cupboard, 3 draw side table unit and ² low bookshelf units. ² ceiling light fittings, window to west, and glazed ceiling panel for extra light from loft above. Power sub-main providing electricity for office, workshop and store room - as well as lights in inner drive. 8 power points. Glazed entry door from workshop. Fitted carpet floor.


The front of the cottage has a lawned garden with mature plants and shrubs, and a screen with mature climbers to enhance privacy from the barn. The external walls are stone, with rendered surfaces. Traditional wood-framed windows throughout. The pitched roof is surfaced in local Delabole slate.


Front Porch

The porch is approached from the driveway by a path of slate flagstones climbing to the cottage. Entrance door with stained glass, windows to front and sides, tiled ceramic flooring, with attractive centre motif. Traditional oak part-glazed door to -

Dining Room 17'2 x 12'9 (5.23m x 3.89m)

The dining room, with its low exposed beams, its lovely floor and its (renovated) inglenook fireplace, is decorated in deep warm colours appropriate for a historic room, and wall lighting - resonates the warmth of the traditional "English Dining Room." Features include - ..Window to front with window seat beamed ceiling ..inglenook fireplace with clome oven, internal light, and log burning stove with large glass panel in door. ..leaded stained glass window feature, with slate shelf, to kitchen ..large old Cornish flagstone floor. ..² pairs of wall lights on dimmer circuit ..double radiator ..door to study historical door to kitchen

Study 12'9 x 9'3 (3.89m x 2.82m)

A restful room for paperwork or just reading. Features include - socket with broadband connection ..Window to front beamed ceiling ..alcove with bookshelves ..broadband wireless router ..rial connection for TV or FM radio ..illuminated alcove ..leaded stained glass window feature (to breakfast room) ..oak sided hand-built staircase (with ² adjacent wall lights) leading upstairs to FIRST FLOOR

Kitchen 15'9 x 9'2 max (4.80m x 2.79m max)

A room which currently works well with the adjacent scullery handling the kitchen washing activity, and the breakfast room at the other end, offering an area for eating or food preparation. Features include - ..a matching range of base and eye level fitted units with ceramic tile worktops and splashbacks ..built-in refridgerator, microwave, Stoves fan assisted electric oven and eye-level grill .. LPG four ring gas hob with built-in extractor unit above ..ceramic 1.5 sink unit with single drainer & mixer tap ..leaded stained glass window feature, with deep shelf, to dining room ..recessed eyeball ceiling spotlights on dimmer circuit ..north facing window, with deep shelf ..ceramic tile floor ..double radiator

Utility Room 1 10'2 x 6'10 max (3.10m x 2.08m max)

(also called SCULLERY in old times) ..fitted with a matching range of base and eye level units with round edged worktops ..large pair of stainless steel sinks and single drainer with mixer tap. under surface for dishwasher ..Ideal Mexico II LPG gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, with programme unit over. ..switch for external light ..East facing window to side ..tiled flooring ..part glazed door to side entrance ..door into -

Cloakroom 3'7 x 2'9 (1.09m x 0.84m)

Window to side, two piece suite comprising wash hand basin and close coupled WC, tiled splashbacks, radiator, tiled flooring.

Breakfast Room 11'2 x 9'2 (3.40m x 2.79m)

..leaded stained glass window feature (to study) .. ² wall lights on dimmer circuit ..dark slate tiled floor ..internal window, with deep display shelf facing west into Garden Room ..telephone socket ..TV rial connection ..double radiator ..part glazed double doors leading into rear porch

Rear Porch

..wide solid oak shelving throughout length of area ..modern consumer unit for electrical circuit to porch and garden room ..uPVC double glazed windows to rear in both walls and ceiling ..double glazed rear door, leading into shingle surfaced back yard ..wall light ..oyster slate tiled floor ..single radiator .. wood cottage door to -

Garden Room 17'6 x 16'0 max (5.33m x 4.88m max)

Currently combining the roles of lounge and conservatory/patio room, the room has successfully employed a mix of modern technology and traditional features. The room is cosy in the winter, with its multi-fuel burning stove, fireplace and canopy, beneath exposed, handsome traditional trusses and purlins. The effects are amplified by the extensive use of lighting systems. In the brighter weather, the attention switches to the relationship with the outside patios - with their attractive lighting - and the chance to sit and eat inside, but also enjoying the outside. A special spotlight is installed high in the pitched ceiling to provide a dimmer controlled narrow light beam down to the diner's table surface, leaving the rest in darkness - for the romantic evening meal. Features include - ..PVCu framed windows, and lower sloping areas of ceiling, to front, side and rear ..PVCu double glazed french doors, with internal glazing bars, to lower patio and garden trusses, purlins and beams ..cast- iron multi-fuel burner with glass door mounted in open slate fireplace ..wide solid oak shelving throughout length of north and south sides of room ..illuminated alcove .. high quality under floor, and concealed shelf mounted, speaker wiring for surround sound ..4 lighting services on dimmer circuits - 3 wall uplighters 5 spot lights in pitched ceiling 4% angle beam (mini theatre-type) spot light in ceiling floor light point for middle-of-room feature lamp ..oyster slate tiled floor ..² double radiators ..² stone steps up to low traditional part-glazed wood door to -

Boot Room 11'5 x 6'5 (3.48m x 1.96m)

This room is the current owner's "wet weather" entrance to the cottage. It also is subject to a high rate of use, as the utility room. Features include - beamed ceiling (very low clearance) ..4 power supply points, and plumbing for washing machine, fridges, freezers, and external venting for tumble dryer ..coat hanging facilities ..² small flourescent tube ceiling lights radiators ..painted composition floor surface ..part glazed entrance door to front of cottage



Fitted carpet, wall light point

Master Bedroom 15'4 x 10'5 max (4.67m x 3.18m max)

Two windows to front with window seats, fitted carpet, door to Storage cupboard.

En-suite Bathroom 11'4 x 7'5 (3.45m x 2.26m)

Four piece suite comprising corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and close coupled WC, tiled splashbacks, window to front, double radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2 13'6 x 11'9 max (4.11m x 3.58m max)

Window to front, radiator, fitted carpet, door to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Part-glazed wood cottage door to -

Bathroom 1 10'2 x 5'6 (3.10m x 1.68m)

Three piece suite comprising panelled bath with hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, tiled splashbacks, shaver point and light, window to rear, double radiator, fitted carpet

Bedroom 3 11'3 x 10'2 (3.43m x 3.10m)

Window to rear, radiator, fitted carpet, access to loft Part-glazed wood cottage door to bathroom Part-glazed wood cottage door to bedroom 4

Bedroom 4 10'2 x 9'9 max (3.10m x 2.97m max)

Sloping ceiling. Velux skylight to rear, radiator, fitted carpet.

Patios and Gardens

On the west side of the cottage, you exit through the double doors of the Garden Room on to the lower patio. A few wide steps up and you are on the upper patio. Both enjoy the following - of featured areas and barbecue positions. ..loose golden shingle surfaces, with low dry stone walls, populated by a vast range of planting, including many alpines, camellias, azaleas, rhododendrums, heathers and cotoneasters, etc, etc... .. barbecue shelves built in to the walls exit to the upper patio takes you along a shingle pathway behind the cottage, bordered by many attractive prostrate ceonothus and cotoneasters, with pieres and camelias on the lower side. The upper patio has a beautiful example of chusan palm, at its centre - and a water feature on the west side. The superb hexagonal shaped arbour is built into the upper side of the patio, offering seating, and power sub-main, which provides power to the upper garden's lighting systems and water feature - as well as offering weather-proof power sockets for entertainment on the patios. A range of attractive climbing plants populate the posts and roof. On the east side of the cottage, there is a herb bed, a garden work area, and access to the vegetable garden. lawns and a range of trees and shrubs. On the upper side of the cottage, there is a large area of lawn with an extensive range of shrubs and trees.


BARN AND ROUNDHOUSE CONVERSION Below, and to the side, of the cottage is the Barn and Roundhouse. Currently, this operates as a very profitable on-going holiday accommodation business, available for sale fully equipped and furnished - including all the supporting infrastructure, such as fully equipped office, computer running the business support systems, full historical records, and a well established (10 years) website which enjoys a high hit rate on the major search engines. Both holiday properties within are awarded (²010) 5 stars - the highest star rating - in the VisitBritain Quality scheme. Their 5 star status is a major help in attracting business, and at a premium level of rental. Full business accounts will be made available to purchasers at the appropriate time

Little Barn

A small holiday cottage for ² people - formed by the end of the long barn nearest to the cottage, with its own gated parking space, garden, patio and outside light. The garden faces on to grazing land. The entry door is concealed from the view of the main cottage and the Roundhouse.

Barn Bedroom 13'6 x 10'1 max (4.11m x 3.07m max)

Double glazed wood framed window with view into patio & garden. Ceramic tile floor. King-size double bed. ² bedside lamps mounted on corner shelves. ² wall lights. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with storage under. Built-in wardrobe with small matching side cupboard. Fully furnished. Double radiator

Barn Living Room 18'2 x 16'5 max (5.54m x 5.00m max)

Combined lounge and kitchen areas. Entrance area from external door towards lounge / kitchen area, divided by oak posts. Double glazed wood framed window with view into patio & garden. Fully fitted kitchen with built-in dishwasher, refrigerator and electric oven, and recessed ceiling lights. Electric hob with extractor over. The sitting area has built-in compact freezer, TV point, small inglenook-type fireplace with log burning stove. ² double radiators. 3 wall lights. Book shelving, also containing sound system, Freeview tuner, DVD player, Videocassette player. Stone floor with rugs. Fully furnished.

Barn Bathroom 8'6 x 5'10 (2.59m x 1.78m)

Ceramic tile floor. Bath, with glazed shower screen and pumped shower unit over. Matching WC and washbasin units. Mirror with shaving light and power. Small double glazed wood framed window set into alcove above bath. Double radiator

Utility Room 2 9'6 x 9'4 max (2.90m x 2.84m max)

Accessed from the drive through double barn doors. Eye level units, round edged worktop, plumbing for washing machine. Grant oil-fired boiler, providing energy for central heating of both holiday units.


A bigger holiday cottage for 4 people - formed by the end of the long barn farthest from the cottage and a re-built octagonal shaped roundhouse, with its own gated parking spaces, garden, patio and outside light. The garden faces on to grazing land. The entry door is concealed from the view of the main cottage and the "Little Barn".

Roundhouse Room

Exceptional octagonal room, presently set out as lounge and study areas. External door to patio & garden. 3 double glazed wood framed windows with views into patio and/or garden. feature ceiling lights (8) above central fireplace, with double sided log burning stove. Exposed timber ceiling structure ² standard lamps ² pairs wall lights fully furnished, including CD/radio/widescreen TV/DVD/videocassette recorder Slate tile floor with rugs. ² double radiators 3 shallow stone steps, with handrail, down to -

Roundhouse Bed 1 15'5 x 7'6 max (4.70m x 2.29m max)

Double glazed wood framed window with view into patio & garden. King-size double bed, with bedside cupboards and lamps ² wall lights. Built-in wardrobe with small matching side cupboard. Fully furnished. Ceramic tile floor. Double radiator

Roundhouse Bed 2 15'2 x 8'8 max (4.62m x 2.64m max)

Double glazed wood framed window with view into front garden and drive ² single beds, with bedside cupboard and lamp 1 wall light. Built-in wardrobe with small matching side cupboard. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with storage under. Fully furnished. Ceramic tile floor. Double radiator

Kitchen/Diner 15'9 x 14'10 max (4.80m x 4.52m max)

window to east side matching range of base and eye level units with round edged worktops, 11/² bowl stainless steel sink with single drainer and mixer tap integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher inglenook with built-in electric oven and built-in four ring electric hob with extractor hood over - and internal light light shaft above dining area, served by velux skylight ² recessed spotlights in kitchen area 3 wall lights in dining area slate tile floor with mats ² double radiators.

Bathroom 2 7'9 x 5'9 (2.36m x 1.75m)

Three piece suite with panelled bath with shower and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, tiled splashbacks, window to side, double radiator, ceramic tiled flooring

Barn Gardens

Both the Little Barn and Roundhouse holiday units enjoy their own landscaped private, fenced and gated gardens with their own parking areas. Each garden contains a patio with barbecue facilities and lighting, together with lawn, established plants and shrubs. Shrub planting has achieved privacy for both holiday property gardens, as well as for the cottage itself.

These property particulars are prepared for general guidance only and should not be relied upon to enter into a legal contract or to commit expenditure. Any interested party should rely solely on their own surveyor, solicitor or other professionals before committing themselves to any cost or other legal commitments. If any interested party wishes to rely on any information from the agent, then a request should be made and specific written confirmation can be provided. will not be responsible for any verbal statement made by any member of staff, as only a specific written confirmation should be relied upon. will not be responsible for any loss other than when specific written confirmation has been requested. The sales particulars may change in the course of time and any interested party is advised to make a final inspection of the property prior to exchange of contracts. has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixture, fittings or services and does not verify they are in working order, fit for their purpose, or within ownership of the sellers, therefore the buyer must assume the information given is incorrect. Neither has the agent checked the legal documentation to verify legal status of the property. A buyer must assume the information is incorrect until it has been verified by their own solicitors. Nothing concerning the type of construction, condition of the structure or its surroundings is to be implied from the photograph, artists impression or plans of the property.



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