Germoe, Penzance - 3 Bed Farmhouse

At a glance...

Very spacious 3 double bedroom detached country property within one third of an acre. Located in unspoiled West Cornwall countryside, within easy reach of local towns and amenities, and just 3 miles from Praa Sands beach.

In more detail...

Praa Sands 3 miles, Helson 7, Penzance 8, St Ives 9

LPG Gas Central Heating & Double Glazing.

Garden and parking.

Grounds total approx. one third of an acre.

Three double bedrooms, Master being approx. 20' x 14' Fitted kitchen. Utility. Two further reception rooms, largest being approx. 31'7" x 14'1".


Higher Trescowe Farmhouse is a substantial granite built former farmhouse which lies in an attractive rural location in West Cornwall close to Praa Sands (3 miles), Marazion (4 miles) and St Michael's Mount. The property is situated just 7 miles from the popular town of Helston, 8 miles from the ancient harbour town of Penzance, and 9 miles from the famous historic fishing port of St Ives. The City of Truro, which is the administrative capital of Cornwall, lies approximately 24 miles to the north east.

This is a very desirable property situated in unspoiled countryside close to Mount's Bay in West Cornwall, and the North Cornish Coast at St Ives, offering a fantastic range of water sports, boating, bird watching, walking, cycling and surfing. The area is famed for its historic fishing ports, picturesque sandy beaches and world class coastal scenery.

The substantial dwelling enjoys a fantastic location providing rural living amid traditionally farmed pastoral countryside yet is within easy reach of local amenities at Helston, Penzance and St Ives including:- primary and secondary schools, doctor's surgery, petrol station, supermarkets, excellent range of independent shops and art galleries, public houses, restaurants and cafés, takeaways, cinema, sports facilities, clubs and societies.

The property lies adjacent to a quiet country lane close to the hamlet of Trescowe within the parish of Breage. There are good road communications with the A395 Penzance to Helston road just 1½ miles to the south, and the A30 dual carriageway just 6 miles to the north. The A30 is the main route across Cornwall leading from Land's End and Penzance in the west to Bodmin and Launceston in the east, heading for the M5 and beyond. There are bus stops approximately 1.5 miles to the north at Townshend, and 1.5 miles to the south at Newtown. Newquay Airport is located approximately 38 miles (about 1 hour) to the north east with regular connections to London.


Higher Trescowe comprises a substantial character farmhouse of traditional granite construction beneath a slate roof with brick chimneys and is complete with timber framed double glazed windows throughout.

The property is complete with LPG gas central heating with a modern condensing boiler and radiators throughout. There is a fully fitted kitchen with an electric oven, glass hob and beamed ceiling. The very large sitting room benefits from part exposed stonework and a substantial wood burning stove set within an impressive Cornish granite and slate fireplace.

The property extends to approximately one third of an acre surrounded by open fields to the east and a quiet country lane to the west. There is an attractive arrangement of lawns and borders to the front enclosed by traditional Cornish stone hedges and to the rear the property includes a large gravelled driveway and parking area. There is a useful block built garage outbuilding for parking / storage.

The accommodation briefly comprises:-

GROUND FLOOR Entrance Porch: 7'11" x 4'8" (2.41m x 1.42m), Double glazed, BT socket, double plug socket.

Utility / Boot Room: 8'9" x 6'10" (2.67m x 2.08m), coat hooks, double plug socket, Worcester central heating boiler (LPG gas), loft hatch.

WC: With WC and wash basin

Kitchen: 14'9" x 13'11" (4.50m x 2.24m), fitted kitchen with range of wall and base units, stainless steel sink and dual drainer, BT socket, TV aerial socket, four double plug sockets, Indesit electric oven and glass hob, radiator, central heating control panel, beamed ceiling.

Reception Room: 15'7" x 10' (4.75m x 3.05m), suited to use as a sitting room or dining room, dual aspect room with built in cupboard housing electricity fuse board, two double plug sockets, TV point, radiator.

Sitting Room: 31'7" x 14'1" (9.63m x 4.29m), a very substantial room which has previously been used as a sitting room and dining room, Villager wood burning stove within impressive Cornish granite and slate fireplace, plastered walls with feature section of exposed original stonework, wall lights, garden views, four double plug sockets, TV point, BT socket, two radiators, front door to lawned garden.

Hallway: With timber stairway to first floor, central heating thermostat.

FIRST FLOOR Upper Landing: with built in cupboard, ornate arched window, radiator, loft hatch, single plug socket.

Family Bathroom: 11'9" x 8'1" (3.58m x 2.46m), panelled bath, shower cubicle with electric shower, WC, wash basin with cupboard, electric shaver point, radiator, airing cupboard with radiator, shelving and light.

Bedroom 1 (Master): 20' x 13'11" (6.10m x 4.24m), very spacious master double bedroom with garden and countryside views, three double plug sockets, BT socket, TV socket, two radiators.

Bedroom 2: 11'6" x 11'2" (3.51m x 3.40m), double room with garden and countryside views, one double plug socket, radiator.

Bedroom 3: 15'8" x 10' (4.78m x 3.05m), double room with countryside views, one double plug socket, radiator.


The grounds of the detached property extend to approximately 1/3 acre bounded by traditional Cornish hedges and stone walling, within which Higher Trescowe is located centrally. The gated access from the public highway leads to the rear of the property with a large gravelled parking area and a large block garage / store outbuilding.

Outbuilding: internal dimensions of the main section 18'9" x 8'5" (5.72m x 2.57m), block built with concrete floor, electricity connection, lighting, plug sockets and water tap. From the gravelled parking area, a gateway through a stone wall leads to a terrace area with granite and slate paving and ornamental water hand pump, and then on to the entrance porch. The front of the property is down to lawn with borders and mature trees.

SERVICES Mains electricity. Mains telephone. Mains water. Private drainage. LPG tank Gas Central Heating. Wood burner. Tenant will be responsible for payment of any electricity, telephone, broadband, water and drainage charges where present.

EPC RATING: EPC Rating E (40).

PETS By negotiation, no more than 1 dog.

SMOKING Not permitted inside the property.

TENANCY Available to let unfurnished on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy for an initial term of 6 months.

COUNCIL TAX The property falls within Cornwall Council Tax Band F for the Parish of Breage. The 2017/18 charge is understood to be £2,364.18 for which the Tenant will be responsible.

APPLICATIONS: (Lodge and Thomas do not charge application fees)

After you have viewed the property, please complete the Application and Referencing Form that will be e-mailed to you at your request. Please note that the referees you provide will be contacted by the Company that undertakes our referencing work.

INGOING PAYMENTS DUE FROM NEW TENANTS: The successful Applicant will be required to sign an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. Prior to keys being handed over you will be required to make the following payments: -

RENT: (THE FIRST MONTH'S RENT DUE IN ADVANCE) First month's rent due prior to commencement of the Tenancy. Rent is per calendar month and is due monthly in advance by Standing Order.

DEPOSIT: £1,600 (RETURNABLE AT END OF TENANCY SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS) A Tenant's Damage Deposit will be due prior to the commencement of the Tenancy. This will be held by the Landlord/Agent and registered with an approved Scheme. The Deposit will be returned to the Tenant at the end of the Tenancy, subject to conditions being fulfilled. The Tenant and Landlord will each be issued with a Deposit Protection Certificate and an Information Leaflet explaining the Deposit Scheme, as required by Law.

CONTRIBUTION TO COSTS: Lodge and Thomas do not charge Application Fees. The successful applicant will be required to pay a contribution to the Landlord's letting costs. This sum will be due when a Tenancy is offered, as set out below:

£200 plus VAT = £240 for the first tenant

£30 plus VAT = £36 for each additional tenant who is aged over 18 years, no charge for under 18s.

VIEWING Strictly and only by prior appointment with the Sole Letting Agents: Lodge & Thomas, 58 Lemon Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2PY t. 01872 272722 e.

For further information please contact: Mr Ross Collins, BSc(Hons), MRICS, FAAV RICS Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer Associate Partner, Lodge and Thomas



Let Agreed £1,150 pcm

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