SOLD - OIEO £800,000 - similar wanted!

Nankilly Farm, Probus

An all too rare opportunity to acquire an outstanding, elegant and very impressive detached period house in beautiful unspoilt countryside with well-established formal gardens, orchard and pasture land, extending in all to 4.8 acres or thereabouts.

In more detail...

A substantial and beautifully restored family home in a gorgeous setting only 5 miles from Truro.



Nankilly Farm is situated 5 miles north east of Truro, and almost equi-distant from spectacular stretches of the north and south Cornish coastline with its sandy beaches, sheltered coves and miles of outstanding clifftop walks. The neighbouring villages of Ladock, Probus and Trispen / St. Erme are close at hand and offer good local facilities for day to day needs. The village of Tresillian is just over 1 ½ miles away and provides easy vehicular access to the administrative centre of Cornwall, the City of Truro, with its comprehensive range of health, leisure, education, business and retails facilities and services. There are private and states schools, college, hospitals, sports clubs, Hall for Cornwall entertainment centre and mainline railway station with services to London Paddington. There are excellent golf courses within a reasonable drive including Truro, Perranporth, Carlyon Bay and Newquay.

The property is situated amongst attractive rolling countryside in a renowned agricultural district yet with convenient access to all main amenities. There are superb walks via a network of meandering country lanes to be enjoyed within the area. The nearby A39 provides a direct link to the main A30 which is now largely dual carriageway to Exeter where it links with the M5 motorway.

The village of Probus has an excellent range of everyday facilities including Parish Church, primary school, farm shop, general stores, Post Office, public house, village hall, café, restaurant, Indian, Chinese and fish & chip take-aways. Tresillian is a sizeable village beside the tidal river with public house, Post Office and service station.


The present owner's family moved to Nankilly Farm in 1996. The property has been sympathetically re-built and improved over the years by the current owners to provide the ease and comfort of all modern amenities whilst retaining the character and appeal of the original period features.

The farmhouse has attractive stone elevations which are part rendered and part slate hung. An open canopy porch leads to a spacious and impressive reception hall, over 13ft square, off which there is an attractive sitting room of good size with working fireplace, a separate dining room with feature wood panel walls and open fireplace, and at the centre of the house a superb kitchen and breakfast room with Aga and stunning open views over the surrounding countryside. At first floor level there are four good size bedrooms, the master bedroom has its own en-suite shower room and there is a family bathroom/wc off the landing. Off the kitchen there is a covered patio/bbq area. The detached converted barn known as "The Cottage" has a sitting room with open plan kitchen, a double bedroom and a wet room/wc.

A private and sweeping tarmacadam drive, flanked on one side by mature shrubs and plants and a post and rail fence with gate to the orchard and pond on the other side, gives easy vehicular access to the farmhouse, The Cottage and open fronted car port/garaging, all set well back from the road from where the property can barely be seen. There is generous parking and turning on the drive and garaging for two vehicles.