3 bed Detached house (for sale) Orchard Lane, Helford, Helston TR12

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Heather and Lay Estate Agents
3 Church Street, Falmouth
01326 358017
First Published

18th Jul 2018

Last Published

24th Jul 2018



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


Fantastic opportunity to own a detached three-bedroom cottage in this sought-after and highly desirable location. Built by a local builder in 1987, this family home is well-designed to look like an old cottage yet having the practicality and benefits of a modern house, with high ceilings, large rooms and layout that makes the most of access to the lovely gardens. There is also the option to turn the sun room into a granny annex!

The location The Helford River is a very special place. Not only is it designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but also a site of special scientific interest and special area of conservation where, uniquely, major environmental groups and organisations come together to protect, monitor and develop the river and its surrounds.
The Helford River and, in particular Helford Village, is a remarkably sought-after area for many reasons. Perhaps its greatest asset is the tranquillity of the location which has changed little over the years with colour washed thatched and slate roofed cottages clustered around the tidal creek leading south from the main river. Families return to Helford year after year and generation after generation, perhaps the greatest of which is to take advantage of the exceptional sheltered creeks and inlets off the Helford River, which is ideal for day sailing. The river also caters for larger yachts who enjoy its sheltered anchorages and moorings with several beaches near the mouth.
The river opens into Falmouth Bay from where the Carrick Roads with Falmouth and St Mawes at its mouth, and the River Fowey are both within easy sailing distance, as are many beaches and coves along the coastline. Parts of the surrounding area are owned by The National Trust and the South West Coast Path continues along the edge of the Helford River to St Anthony-in-Meneague and Gillan Harbour as well as on around the end of the Lizard Peninsula which transforms from soft undulating countryside to towering cliffs and rough seas.
The popular and very active local sailing club organises regular racing during the season along with many other activities. A passenger ferry links Helford village to Helford Passage on the other side of the river where there is an inn and walks lead to the gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah. The Shipwright's Arms inn sits beside the water's edge in Helford and there is also a local village shop. The market town of Helston is about 10 miles away and offers a full range of shopping and commercial facilities including a full range of schooling, a local hospital, supermarkets and a sports centre. This is one of Cornwall's best loved and most sought-after villages, totally unspoilt, with activities for all ages along the sheltered, south Cornish coast.

The property Looking like a traditional stone-built cottage, this home was in fact built in 1987 to modern standards which means it has the charm and character of an older property with all the comforts and practicality of a new house. There are three bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor but it's the ground floor that is worthy of a special mention due to the living room that via French doors open directly onto a large patio overlooking the private garden. Separate kitchen/diner again with garden outlook plus a triple aspect sun room that could easily be a granny annex. Parking and wrap-around gardens. Short walk to Helford village amenities and of course the water!

Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)

entrance hall Wall mounted radiator, wall mounted thermostat control for central heating, stairs to first floor. Doors off to kitchen and living room.

WC Low level W/C, pedestal hand wash basin with tiled splashbacks, tiled flooring, wall mounted heater, obscure window to side elevation.

Kitchen/diner 17' 6" x 10' 5" (5.33m x 3.18m) Fitted with a range of wall and base units, roll top work surface with inset stainless steel double sink. Built-in appliances include Hotpoint stainless steel oven, Hotpoint stainless steel 4 ring gas hob (fed via propane gas bottles outside) with extractor fan over. Tiled splashbacks, windows to the rear elevation looking over the garden, 2 radiators, tiled floor, glazed door to: -

boiler room 7' 1" x 6' 10" (2.16m x 2.08m) Grant oil fired central heating boiler, wall mounted Honeywell central heating control, part glazed single glazed door leading to outside.

Sitting room 16' 2" x 15' 10" (4.93m x 4.83m) Dual aspect room with window to the front and French doors leading out to the rear garden and sunny patio, large open fireplace with double flue, tiled hearth and canopy over, double doors and steps leading down to: -

sun room 19' 1" x 16' 3" (5.82m x 4.95m) (possible annex potential) Triple aspect with windows to the front and rear with a bay window to the side elevation. The current vendors have previously used this room for "Bed and Breakfast". Door leading to the rear elevation, 2 radiators. Door to shower room W/C.

First floor Turning stairs lead to a generous landing with doors off to the bedrooms and family bathroom. Airing cupboard. Loft hatch.

Bedroom one 16' 2" x 15' 6" (4.93m x 4.72m) Dual aspect room with window to the front and rear enjoying views to the rear out countryside. Enclosed shower cubicle with tiled surround, Mira shower and glazed shower screen, pedestal hand wash basin and tiled splashback. Radiator.

Bedroom two 10' 4" x 10' 4" (3.15m x 3.15m) Window to rear elevation with superb views, radiator.

Bedroom three 11' 4" x 6' 8" (3.45m x 2.03m) Window to the rear elevation, radiator.

Family bathroom 8' 8" x 7' 8" (2.64m x 2.34m) (reducing to 4'7") Suite comprising panelled bath, low level W/C, pedestal hand wash basin. Tiled splashbacks, window to side elevation, radiator.

Outside: gardens: Driveway parking for a number of vehicles, with space to construct a garage (subject to planning consent). The gardens are a lovely, private and wrap around the property on differing levels, mostly laid to lawn with maturing trees and shrubs. A raised sun terrace provides space to sit, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet this location provides.

Directions Very difficult to find unless you know the area, so our advice is to either use a Sat-Nav, print a map or call our office and the negotiator will meet you at a convenient location to guide you in.

Services: Mains Water and Electric, Private drainage, Oil fired heating via tank in garden.


Local info for TR12

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR12

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 38.4% £563,334 3.9 1.3
Detached bungalow 13.1% £377,492 3.4 0.7
Semi-detached house 8.1% £302,491 3.4 1.4
Flat 7.1% £123,182 1.6 0.4
Mobile/park home 6.1% £100,149 1.7 1.5
Bungalow 5.1% £255,990 2.2 1.2
Cottage 4% £286,225 3 0.3
Land 3% £198,333 0 0
Other 3% £189,983 1.7 0.3
End terrace house 2% £180,000 3 1.5
Terraced house 2% £307,475 4 1
Link-detached house 2% £297,500 3.5 1
Farmhouse 2% £597,500 4.5 1
Semi-detached bungalow 1% £239,950 2 1
Maisonette 1% £180,000 4 1
Equestrian property 1% £475,000 3 0
Barn conversion 1% £399,000 0 0

Area Information

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Current Average Value


Value Change

£71,743 23.1%


Current Asking Prices in TR12 Average: £382,282

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £96,632 (3) £206,020 (15) £377,668 (25) £477,920 (27) £640,390 (10)
Flats £103,333 (3) £138,069 (4) - £180,000 (1) -
All £99,983 (6) £191,715 (19) £381,412 (26) £468,408 (29) £645,355 (11)

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