The White Barn, Maxworthy, Launceston, PL15

Under Offer Guide Price £500,000

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White Barn, South Wheatley, Maxworthy, Launceston, PL15 8LY

**** GUIDE PRICE £500,000 to £525,000 ******

If you are looking for a property with tranquillity, a rural location with stunning views across unspoiled countryside and just a few miles to the beach and spectacular North Cornish coast, yet easily accessible to the facilities of nearby towns such as Bude, Launceston and Plymouth, then The White Barn could be just for you.

Originally a farm building and was converted some thirty years ago and is a spacious residence, The White Barn has a dining and living area of some 38' long. The property has been lovingly looked after and maintained and had the benefit of a new roof in 2012.

Set in its own attractive gardens and grounds of some quarter of an acre it is approached across the gravelled parking area with ample parking and a purpose built car port for two vehicles. The garden is laid to lawn with some vegetable areas and an undoubted feature is the absolutely superb summerhouse. The summerhouse sits with its patio at the higher end of this beautiful garden with uninterrupted views for several miles down through the valley, where you can see nothing but rolling farm countryside. Sitting here of a summer's evening will be just magical.

Property details

Hallway / Lobby 8'8” x 5' 7” (2.65m x 1.69m)

Approached through a solid oak door stepping into the reception hallway, with a stained white natural wood floor and white walls and access to a walk-in cupboard giving ample room for coats and boots.
From the Hallway is the nicely appointed cloakroom, with blue tiles to half level, a white wash hand basin and a white toilet, with a window to the garden elevation. There is coat hanging, a centre pendant light and also access to the very large airing cupboard.

Dining and Lounge area 38' 3” x 15' 1” (11.65m x 4.59m)

This characterful and beautiful open plan dining/living area has a fitted carpet, high beamed ceilings and white walls. The windows look to the front elevation and garden elevation. The dining/living has a Yeoman wood-burner with a slate hearth and wooden surround. (The wood burner has a back boiler which provides the majority of the hot water needs in the winter). The room has feature niches which take you back to the period of the original barn conversion. The feature niches, exposed beams and wooden windowsills all link back to the history of the original barn. Central heating radiators and feature lighting.

Study quiet area

A very light room currently used as a study area with white stained wooden floor. The room has twin Velux windows and window to the front elevation. There is storage into the eaves. Power sockets and wall lights.

Kitchen 15' 4” x 9' 1” (4.66m x 2.76m)

A Farmhouse style kitchen with natural stained wood floor, natural stone worktop and draining arrangement with a Franke stainless-steel sink and a half. Cooking currently is with the **Everhot Range, next to that is a wooden worktop with a spice rack and spice shelving above it. Above the cooker is an extractor hood and behind it are blue and white feature tiles. The other side accommodates room for a fridge freezer, a butcher's storage unit with worktop, shelves above and a wooden store cupboard. There is also a loft access. The kitchen has a central heating radiator and ample power sockets.

Bedrooms and Lower ground hallway

The lower ground level is reached via stairs leading to a hallway with a further solid wood glazed door to the garden. The lower hallway has fully fitted carpet and the original stone walls are painted white and retain much character. Centre pendant lights, central heating radiator and power socket outlets.

Bedroom 1 En Suite 15' 2” x 9' 1” (4.61m x 2.77m)

This is a spacious bedroom with white painted walls and double socket outlets. There are two windows looking to the front elevation of the property and a centre pendant light and a good quality fitted carpet. This bedroom has an ensuite, with a step-in shower with an electric power shower unit. There is an under stairs recess, a white toilet and a white wash hand basin with an over mirror and a shaving point. The room is part tiled and has a centre pendant light and this room has Terracotta floor tiles.

Bedroom 2 17' x 10' 3” (5.18m x 3.11m)

A striking and again very spacious bedroom, with fitted carpet, ample plug sockets, central heating radiator and two windows looking to the front elevation of the property which are double glazed. This is again a nice, spacious room which comfortably accommodates a double bed and has a feature beam ceiling.

Bedroom 3 15' 8” x 11' 9” (7.70m x 3.58m)

This bedroom is currently used by the present owners as an office. A triple aspect room, one window overlooks the private front garden, the second window overlooks the garden and open countryside and then there is a doorway which leads outside.. There are ample sockets, central heating radiator and centre pendant light.

Bathroom 10' 2” x 8' 4” (3.11m x 2.53m)

Featuring a white and red tiled floor and striking vaulted ceiling. The bathroom has a white Edwardian style wash hand basin, a white toilet seat and cistern and a roll top footed bath with a shower over. There is a window with blind looking out into the garden and there is a feature, centre pendant light. central heating radiator.

Utility and laundry room 12' 3” x 7' 0” (3.73m x 2.12m)

A most useful utility room which accommodates the washing machine and a range of storage cupboards. A genuine Belfast sink with hot and cold running tap, a fluorescent light, power socket outlets and also the home of the oil fired hot water and central heating boiler, this stone floored room has multi-purpose applications.

The majority of the windows are very smart, grey powder-coated aluminium double glazed windows and some are natural hardwood. The property is double glazed throughout.
To make note, the wood burner has a boiler which heats the hot water through the winter in its entirety and during the summer the solar panels help to provide electricity for the immersion heater. Alternatively the boiler can be used to heat hot water.


Carport and store 28' 2” x 15' 8” (8.6m x 4.8m) overall

A purpose built carport erected by the current owners. Giving good parking for two cars with double power point and the benefit of an integral store. There is also an outside water tap.

Potting shed and general store 38' 01” x 18' 0” (11.0m x 5.5m approx)

Within the garden is a sizeable building currently used as workshop, studio and potting shed. Subject to obtaining planning consent we feel this would have conversion potential to an annex for a dependant relative, more accommodation or would make and ideal and lucrative Air BnB, or a work from home office.

Summer house 11' 9” x 9' 9” (3.6m x 3.3m)

Constructed by a reputable local tradesman and under the instructions of the current owner this is a sensational summer house. Situated at the higher end of this beautiful garden and with miles of uninterrupted rural scenery. The Summer house is finished in an ocean theme and is fully insulated for winter use with power connected. Opening from the bi-fold doors is a sizeable patio and to the side is a barbeque area making this the perfect summer entertaining location.

The Garden

Extending in total to just over a quarter of an acre. Beautifully kept and very established with lawns and a variety of growing areas.

If you a looking for a lifestyle change, family or second home, in an rural setting with wonderful countryside and easy access to the coast, then this could be your retreat.

Solar panels

The White Barn enjoys the benefit of solar with a generous feed in tariff. Generating an income last year of some £2000, with electricity cost of some £600, gives a good margin of gain. The system was installed in 2012 and the panels have a 25 year output warranty and the manufacturer's warranty has a year further to run. Full details can be provided on request.

The White Barn is in the hamlet of South Wheatley near Maxworthy, Launceston and is adjacent to a quiet little used rural lane. There is easy access within ten minutes to the A39 at Wainhouse Corner . The nearest beach and access to cliff and coastal walks would be Crackington Haven, some fifteen minutes away.

The North Cornish coastline features popular family surfing beaches such as Widemouth Bay and quaint fishing villages such as Boscastle and Port Isaac. Just up the coast is Bude with all its social, commercial and shopping amenities. You will also be close to the wonderful open spaces of Bodmin Moor ideal for walking and riding. Less than twenty minutes in the easterly direction is Launceston, ancient capital of Cornwall, and beyond that the hidden Tamar valley steeped in 18th century mining history and known for salmon fishing. The A30 dual carriageway spine road for Cornwall and Devon is also twenty minutes away. Beyond, the city of Exeter (54 miles) provides intercity rail link, M5 motorway link and international airport.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agent


Water mains
Private drainage
Mains electricity
Oil fired central heating
Telephone is BT Connection
Broadband is BT connection

Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold and with Vacant Possession on completion.

Local Authority

The property is sold subject to all local authority charges and is council tax band D The local authority is Cornwall County Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2AY Telephone: 0300 1234 100

Agents Notes

** Everhot Range is not included in the sale, but could be bought by separate negotiation. There are also some rare light fittings which are not included but also could be negotiated separately.
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are for identification purposes only.

None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. All figures, measurements, floor plans & maps are for guidance purposes only.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way; easements & way leaves there may be, whether or not mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale

  • Delightful detached country residence, first time to market in twenty years
  • Wealth of character and charm throughout
  • Substantial reception space
  • Lovely South facing gardens, with far reaching views
  • Custom built garden summer house
  • Easy reach of beaches and coast
  • Ample parking
  • No overlooking neighbours
  • Central heating and wood burner and fully double glazed
  • Out building with potential
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