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The comfort of home

What could be more tempting in the wake of the recent lockdown than your own quiet piece of Cornwall?

With an unprecedented number of property sales going through in recent months, in the wake of the lockdown, homes in the Cornish countryside are becoming increasingly rare. And it’s no wonder; a house in the country has long been the ‘idyll’ for many envisaging a life here in Cornwall. Now, more people than ever are making the decision that ‘life is for living’, and with that in mind, are looking to Cornwall’s property market in order to make good on that mantra.

With that in mind, David Ball Estate Agents, like other agencies around the Duchy, are seeing an increasing number of buyers in search of homes like Bodanna Vean. Currently on the market with a guide price of £895,000, this semi-rural farmhouse – built on the remains of a 16th century manor – has been renovated to an exceptional standard. Its presentation as a farmhouse is absolutely clear, resonating throughout the home in the form of exposed beams and stonework, and yet there is a distinctly modern influence in the fixtures and fittings. It’s a combination that’s incredibly easy on the eye, and just flicking through the photographs is enough to make you feel at home.

The versatile accommodation comprises five bedrooms, including a one-bedroom annexe with its own external entrance. The main house also includes a wonderfully spacious kitchen-dining room, and a sitting room with engineered oak Parquet flooring, focused around a gorgeous contemporary fireplace and adjacent log store, which has been cleverly recessed into the wall.

Outside, you’ll find a garage and adjacent carport, with a large loft on the first floor that offers great potential for a home office. There’s a separate outbuilding too, which would be equally useful as either a storage space or as a workshop. The landscaped gardens are easy to maintain and truly beautiful, and with a sunken patio that’s perfect for barbeques in the sun, it’s easy to envisage hours spent outdoors here.

A real gem in the luxury Cornish market, Bodanna Vean epitomises the vision that’s driving the current surge of property sales. It’s spacious and modern, yet cosy thanks to the farmhouse features it retains. In short, it’s a dream come true for anybody seeking their own tranquil piece of Cornwall.


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