Country Cottage for Refurbishment with Land

Magpie Cottage, Fernsplatt, Bissoe

Detached 3 bedroom cottage with a useful range of outbuildings, and land, in all about 1.7 acres.

The cottage requires some modernisation and improvement and is approached off a stone surfaced lane. 

Situated in quiet rural location, yet within easy reach of Bissoe, Truro, Penryn and Falmouth.


Magpie Cottage is conveniently located in the hamlet of Fernsplatt, near Bissoe, Twelveheads and Cusgarne, which is midway between the popular and well served villages of Chacewater and Carnon Downs with village shops, public houses, doctors, primary schools and nursery, garage, garden centre etc.  The City of Truro is about 5 ½ miles distant with a superb range of services including private and state schools, college, hospitals, health and leisure centre, restaurants, bars and cafes, shops, supermarkets, sports and social clubs etc with a mainline railway station linking to London Paddington. 


The cottage comprise a traditional stone built property, extended to the rear, providing character accommodation now requiring modernisation and improvement with potential to extend further, subject to planning. The property is set within ½ an acre of gardens with 1.15 acres of land with attractive views over the Bissoe Valley, ideal for hobby farming or equestrian use, pets and lifestyle interests etc. The land is currently used to raise an extensive array of poultry including ducks, geese and chickens etc in various pens and runs, but these will be removed by the vendor. There are a useful range of outbuildings ideal for hobbies, workshops, livestock, poultry or alternative uses etc. There is a large galvanised steel shed, ideal as a workshop or machinery store etc., with ample parking.

The accommodation with uPVC double glazing briefly comprises:

Entrance Porch: uPVC double entrance doors.

Utility Area: glazed inner door, two windows, floor unit with stainless steel sink and taps, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge freezer.

Family Bathroom: window to side, coloured suite inc. low level wc, pedestal hand basin and corner bath, radiator.

Inner Hall: part glazed doors.

Bedroom 1 / Study: 11’5’’ x 10’2’’, walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower, window to rear, radiator, towel rail.

Kitchen: 12’11’’ x 10’2’’, dual aspect room with double glazed windows to the rear and side with attractive views, range of floor units with laminate worksurfaces, inset sink and drainer, propane gas hob with electric oven under, splashback tiling, radiator, corner cupboard with stone surround, ledge and brace timber door to

Dining Room: 12’5’’ x 9’11’’, leaded light window to front elevation, exposed beamed ceiling, radiator, fireplace with timber lintel over and tiled hearth, staircase to first floor.

Lounge: 12’8’’ x 12’5’’, feature polished granite fireplace with open grate inset with hood and large extended slate paved hearth, open beamed ceiling, electric wall heater, window to front elevation, radiator, timber stable door to

Conservatory: 11’10’’ x 8’3’’, wooden structure with double glazing and polycarbonate roof, French doors to garden, ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor: Landing: loft access, timber ledge and brace doors to the bedrooms.

Bedroom 2: 13’5’’ x 12’7’’, dual aspect with attractive views, canopied ceiling, loft access, radiator, built-in wardrobes

Bedroom 3: 10’ x 9’10’’, window, canopied ceiling, built-in wardrobe.


The adjoining pasture field is currently used for rearing poultry and there are number runs, pens and sheds for either egg collection or growing pullets etc which are available by negotiation or will be removed. Within the land there are various trees and the whole area is surrounded by mature trees shrubs and bushes etc providing a lovely enclosed and private feel. The land could easily be suitable for ponies, livestock and or agricultural use etc. The field extends to 1.15 acres and has the entrance drive along one side. There is a Covenant on this field should planning permission be obtained for residential use whereby it becomes a “chargeable event” and payment will have to be made to a previous owner.

There is a lawned area to the side of the drive near the yard and cottage with a timber Building for poultry and an old Static Caravan used for storage. There is a small range of useful outbuildings, timber sheds etc used for storage. Timber frame Barn (30’6’’ x 15’5’’) with galvanised corrugated sheeted roof, ideal for storage, power and light connected.