3 bed Detached house (for sale) Idless, Truro TR4

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Lodge and Thomas Chartered Surveyors
58 Lemon Street, Truro
01872 703902
First Published

4th Jan 2023

Last Published

4th Jan 2023



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


In many ways a unique home providing luxurious and adaptable accommodation, surrounded by its own 1.1 acres of landscaped, plantsman's gardens within the enviable and heavily wooded Idless Valley in the Parish of Kenwyn.

Built by its previous owner approx. 35 years ago, this property has been upgraded and remodelled, regardless of expense by its current owners since 2015.

The Property
Upon entering the property, one is greeted by a large and welcoming hallway. To one side is a stunning and very comfortable living room, the focal point of which is a large open fireplace with stone surround. Leading off the lounge is a wonderfully bright sun room with a striking high mono-pitch ceiling and a log burner. The kitchen features a comprehensive range of contemporary kitchen cupboard, drawers and wall cupboards which incorporate integrated appliances, one of which is an electric Aga stove. The kitchen, with its tiled floor, opens into a large family/dining room featuring floor to ceiling windows along the front elevation and a log burner to one corner. Leading off this is the utility room and a separate wc.

There are three bedrooms at ground floor, the master bedroom overlooking the private gardens and woodland to the rear and featuring a luxurious en-suite to include a roll top free standing bath, separate shower cubicle and top quality Villeroy & Boch furniture. Two of the bedrooms have an extensive range of built in wardrobes and the third has been used as a generous study/music room and includes another log burner. Also at ground floor is the family shower room/wc, which is slate tiled and fitted with Villeroy & Boch furnishings.

Planning permission was granted in 2016 to convert the loft space, the flooring, walls and ceiling for which have been done. The partially completed conversion provides for a further three bedrooms, two en-suite and a second bathroom. The owners have commissioned a bespoke oak staircase and glass balustrade which, although not yet fitted, could be included in the sale by separate negotiation.

Idless is a small hamlet on the northern fringe of Truro, where the River Allen flows through the picturesque valley and onto the city, just over 2 miles away. The surrounding woodland is a mecca for walkers and nature lovers, providing hours of safe rambling. By car, the City centre, Cornwall's primary administration and business centres, is barely 5 minutes distant, where there is a plethora of shopping, commercial, schooling, banking, health and leisure facilities plus a mainline railway station at the heart of which is the beautiful Cathedral.

Truro was once a busy port, being located at the head of the Truro River, which itself flows into the River Fal and from there into some of the UK's finest sailing waters on the Carrick Roads. Closer to hand is the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro golf course and Truro & Penwith College as Treliske (3 miles) and the fabulous coastline and beaches on the north coast at Perranporth and St Agnes (8 miles & 7 miles away respectively). The A30, Cornwall's main arterial route, is approx. 31⁄2 miles away at Zelah, confirming this to be an ideal base for those who regularly travel further afield.

Gardens & Grounds
The property is set within a largely level plot, extending to approx. 1.1 acres having the privacy and shelter of the surrounding woodland. The grounds have been extensively landscaped and are bordered on the back boundary by the River Allen.

The gardens are packed full with a huge variety of shrubs and trees which include favourites such as Camellias, Rhododendrons, Magnolias and a host of fruit trees, to include Walnut trees. The raised patio and windows to the rear of the property overlook the duck pond with its own house and pen. The gardens are manicured and in part laid out to incorporate a vegetable garden with poly tunnel and shed together with a maze of gravelled pathways through the many well-tended flowerbeds, borders and tree features.

Agent's Notes
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private septic tank and drainage. Heating is a combination of underfloor electric heating and wall mounted electric radiators. None of these services have been tested and therefore no guarantees can be given.

Council Tax Band: G EPC: F

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way: The sale will be subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way as may exist.

Particulars & Plan: Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed, and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Any intending purchaser/s must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Viewing & Directions
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents Lodge & Thomas. Telephone Directions: From Truro head north towards Shortlanesend, After passing the City Inn, turn right into Higher Trehavern and after passing the school bear left signed Idless. Follow this lane through the hamlet of Idelss where the property for sale will be found a short way on the right hand side after passing Idless Woods.



Local info for TR4

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR4

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 27% £691,109 4 2.5
Semi-detached house 13% £338,419 3.1 1.2
Mobile/park home 12% £109,708 2.2 1.4
Detached bungalow 10% £480,500 3.1 1
Bungalow 10% £301,400 2.2 0.6
Lodge 7% £132,135 2.4 1.6
Land 5% £93,400 0 0
End terrace house 4% £237,500 2.3 1
Terraced house 3% £209,333 1.7 1.3
Flat 3% £215,000 2 0.7
Other 2% £320,000 2 1.5
Semi-detached bungalow 1% £245,000 3 1
Cottage 1% £399,950 2 2
Terraced bungalow 1% £170,000 1 1
Barn conversion 1% £550,000 4 3

Area Information

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Current Average Value


Value Change

£378,148 0%


Current Asking Prices in TR4 Average: £378,148

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £233,250 (4) £211,185 (24) £396,295 (32) £639,471 (19) £650,000 (1)
Flats - £215,000 (3) - - -
All £233,250 (4) £198,013 (31) £376,613 (35) £639,471 (19) £650,000 (1)

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