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£685,000 guide price

5 bedroom character property for sale

South Petherwin, East Cornwall, PL15

£685,000 guide price

5 bedroom character property for sale

South Petherwin, East Cornwall, PL15



Property features

  • Up to 5 bedrooms in total
  • Highly versatile
  • Originality and character
  • Up to 4 reception rooms
  • 4 bath / shower rooms
  • Mature gardens
  • Garden studio
  • Two garages
  • Workshops, stores and home office
  • EPC Rating = E

Property description

Unique and versatile country residence situated within unspoilt countryside between Launceston and Bodmin Moor.


Set in peaceful countryside two miles to the south of the village of South Petherwin, and just four miles south east of Launceston, Hornacott is an historic family home set within just over an acre of private gardens.

Nearby South Petherwin has a pub, two churches and an excellent primary school. Locally, there are several well regarded pubs and restaurants, including Coombeshead Farm (within walking distance of Hornacott and featured in The Times top 50 for Sunday lunch), the Springer Spaniel at Treburley, the Race Horse at North Hill and the Elliot Arms at Tregadillet.



Hornacott dates back to around 1735 and has had several additions and renovations since, most notably in 1800 (spacious sitting room and master bedroom) and 2009 (kitchen). The current owners have had the south facing property for 23 years, prior to which the house had been owned by one of the cast of the original Poldark series.

The property boasts many original features and has been updated and extended to now provide highly versatile accommodation arranged as four bedrooms and three reception rooms in the main body of the house with a one bedroomed guest ‘annexe’. Alternatively the arrangement could work well as three bedrooms in the main house with two in the guest wing.

Countryside views are enjoyed from Hornacott and for those wanting an historic and characterful country home, yet close to major towns, this is a thoroughly charming lifestyle choice.

• South facing period home
• Originality, charm and character
• Idyllic gardens of around one acre
• Highly versatile accommodation
• Georgian double aspect sitting room with open fireplace
• Dining room with flagstone floor and open fireplace
• Snug with woodburner
• Contemporary kitchen with granite tops, countryside outlook and access to garden
• Pantry and separate utility / WC
• Spacious master bedroom with ‘Jack & Jill’ ensuite bathroom
• Three further double bedrooms
• Bathroom and separate shower room
• Guest sitting room with vaulted ceiling and external access
• Guest ensuite bedroom
• Three stores / workshops with potential for home office
• Two detached garages
• Garden store
• Finnish garden studio / reading room / barbecue cabin
• Extensive and private gardens with areas of lawn, additional driveway and stream


Immediately outside the kitchen is a west facing courtyard garden defined by the ruins of an old outbuilding, enjoying all day summer sunshine. This provides the perfect spot for al fresco dining and has a very French feel whilst enjoying views of the countryside.

The majority of the garden is laid to lawn, very well stocked by a wide variety of flowering plants and shrubs, many mature trees and plenty of areas to explore and enjoy, including a Finnish barbecue cabin / garden studio (with power connected) situated at the very far end of the garden providing the perfect ‘get away from it all’ space.

A pretty stream runs near the lower boundary and there is a long path / driveway extending as far as a gateway to the road side (suitable for parking a motorhome etc). The main parking area for the house is situated adjacent to the workshop / store and there is a detached garage with further storage beneath. Finally, on the other side of the lane, there is an additional garage and parking space.


Mains electricity. Private spring water supply, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Bottled gas for the cooker. Broadband installed (Superfast is available in this postcode).

Square Footage: 3618 sq ft
Acreage: 1.15 Acres


South Petherwin - 2
A30 – 2.5
North Hill – 3.5
Launceston – 4
Liskeard (mainline rail) - 13
Tavistock - 17
Okehampton – 22
Plymouth – 24.5
Cornwall Airport (Newquay) – 35.5
(all distances are approximate and in miles)

From the A30 at Launceston, follow signs to South Petherwin and the B3254. Continue through Daw’s House and South Petherwin and continue along the B3254 for 2-3 miles before turning left (signposted Trebullett and Drinnick). The lane becomes narrow here goes up hill. Hornacott is situated a short distance along the lane on the left hand side.

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