Why not consider a new life style in this tucked away hamlet where you can hear nothing
but the sounds of birds and the occasional vehicle. Here a thirty minute stroll takes
an hour because you meet up with neighbours who have time to chat, you stand transfixed
as you watch a fox quietly make his way across the lower field, there are blackberries
to pick in autumn and wild flowers to savour throughout the year as the hedgerows
and banks change with the seasons from the white snowdrops in January through to
the foxgloves of high summer.
We have lived in this lovely old farmhouse for the last ten years and now, with mixed
feelings, we feel the time has come to move up country and be closer to our family.
Call us sentimental but we would love for another couple, or family, to live here
and enjoy all that we have found so special. So here we want to tell you all the
little things about living in Truscott that you will never find on Rightmove.
Firstly the community: there are a dozen or so homes here and a diverse mix of people
who are all friendly and supportive. We do not live in each other’s pockets but there
are regular events when we all meet up, especially at Christmas time and are annual
village BBQ. This is a place where people share what they have and it’s not unusual
to open your front door and find a lettuce, a pile of beans, a bag of apples placed
by someone who has too many to use. This area is ideal for dog lovers as there are
many walks leading straight from the house so eliminating the need to use the car
every day. Two of our neighbours also own horses and ride regularly down the lanes
and then across the bridle paths and fields.
Although we are out of town and tucked away we have a daily newspaper, milk and bread
delivery service from a Launceston shop, monthly visits from the Cornwall Mobile
Library and a local Book group. The nearby village hall hosts light lunches, craft
sessions, whist nights and more and the town of Launceston is a mere three mile journey
and here you can find all the shops, supermarkets, banks and all the major supermarkets
deliver regularly to the area. Also in Launceston there is a wonderful castle to
explore and a heritage steam railway. The excellent Golf Course is only a couple
of miles away and provides lessons as well as the usual membership facilities.
Launceston is ideally placed for exploring both Devon and Cornwall, a thirty minute
drive in one direction takes you to the North Cornish coast, our favourite spot is
Bude, with it’s wonderful beaches and which is the starting point for many of our
coastal walks, and in the other to Dartmoor which has a rugged beauty and charm throughout
the year and provides some wonderful walking. In addition we are served by SuperFast
Broadband providing quick and efficient communication with family and friends and
ideal for those still wishing to work from home.
Should you tire of the rural life style Plymouth is a mere half hour away with excellent
shops, the Barbican area to explore and The Hoe, steeped in the history of Francis
Drake and the Armada. We also like to visit Exeter (45 minute drive) for shopping,
food and boutique shops at the Quayside, theatre and cinema, the independent Picture
House being our favourite.
We would recommend a National Trust membership to anyone living here as there are
so many wonderful places to visit, notably Lanhydrock, Cotehele, Buckland Abbey and
Agatha Christie’s wonderful home on the Dart, Greenway Manor – all easily accessible
as a day trip.
Although we are moving for family reasons if we could pick Truscott up and take it
with us we would. This is a very special place, a place where to some extent time
has stood still, where kindness and generosity are priorities, where the lack of
street lights give us dark skies studded with stars and in our bedroom we drink our
morning tea watching the sun rise over Dartmoor and Launceston castle. If you value
tranquillity and a slower pace of life, take a look, come and visit the house and
see for yourselves.