Superb Barn for Conversion with Land - Lanreath, Near Looe

At a glance...

A very special and all too rare, 15 acre, ‘grand designs’ development opportunity situated in a stunning rural setting and within easy reach of the Fowey River and spectacular stretches of the south west coastline.

In more detail...

A quite exceptional "L" shape traditional stone barn, formerly a granary and mill, with planning permission approved for conversion to residential use with approx. 15 acres of attractive pasture and woodland, in a secluded valley setting and enjoying wonderful far reaching country views.

Permission approved for a substantial 5 bedroom family home with accommodation on two floors and a single storey 2 bedroom guest suite together with a new private drive across its own land.

Lerryn 3½ Miles * Fowey, via Bodinnick Ferry, 5 Miles * Polruan, on the banks of the Fowey Harbour 6 Miles * Looe, Polperro & Lostwithiel 7 Miles * Liskeard 10½ Miles * St. Austell 15 Miles * Plymouth 30 Miles


Lanreath sits quietly within the beautiful Cornish countryside approx. 6 miles from the coast and 15-20 minutes drive of the popular unspoilt harbour town of Looe with its local shops, businesses, restaurants, hotels and pubs etc. and the picturesque fishing village of Polperro, both popular holiday destinations. The village of Lanreath has a local Post Office and shop, the Punch Bowl Inn, an active village hall and social club, pre-school and St. Marnarchs Church.

There are local primary schools at Pelynt, Lerryn and Lostwithiel and the towns of Liskeard, Bodmin and Lostwithiel have excellent local facilities and are all within 20 minutes' drive of the property. The sought after Lerryn village with its exclusive creekside residences has a local Post Office and stores and a 16th century pub, the Ship Inn. Lerryn is separated by the tidal creek at low water, exposing stepping stones uniting the two sides of the village, with the old stone bridge carrying the road. The bustling scenic port of Fowey celebrates the Daphne du Maurier Festival each May and hosts the annual Fowey Royal Sailing Regatta in mid-August. The Saint's Way meanders in a loop around Fowey with great views of the River and the South West Coast Path runs around The National Trust's Gribben Head, with it's prominent beacon and panoramic views, to the picturesque harbour of Polperro to the east and the small village of Talland with two charming beaches in Talland Bay.

The Fowey river has a network of creeks that lead toward a coastline of low cliffs and small secluded beaches nestled among the rocky coves of this area including Polkerris, Polridmouth, Readymoney, Lantic Bay and Lansallos, the latter a quiet, south facing cove of sand and rocks just a few miles west of Polperro with a small waterfall on the western side of the beach known as Reed Water.

The cities of Truro and Plymouth, with their comprehensive retail and business centres, health, education and leisure facilities are both within an hour's drive. There are railway stations at Lostwithiel, Liskeard and Bodmin on the Cornish mainline between Penzance and Plymouth and on to London Paddington. There are good road links to the M5 motorway at Exeter via the A390, the A38 and A30.


The Granary comprises a substantial two storey and single storey "L" shape traditional stone barn, which when completed will include accommodation of five bedrooms with three bathrooms, dining hall of good size leading to a large double aspect kitchen and a particularly light, almost fully glazed, single storey living room from which there will be outstanding views across the garden and countryside beyond. Off the kitchen, there will be a useful utility room and a separate hallway to two guest bedrooms with shared bathroom.

The area immediately around The Granary will make an ideal sheltered garden with ample parking space for several vehicles. The barn has a sunny southerly aspect and will have its own long private drive setting the property well away from the road and the neighbouring farm.

Planning permission was approved under Application PA17/04620 on 17th July 2017. Copies of the approved plans are available from Cornwall Council's online planning portal at or from the sole selling agents.


The property extends in all to 15 acres or thereabouts with the majority of the land in permanent pasture providing grazing for livestock or horses and incorporating a meandering stream in the valley bottom together with mature deciduous wooded sections. The valley with areas which are level and sections which are gently or more steeply sloping offers tremendous conservation appeal with potential for creating wildlife ponds.

A new entrance drive is to be constructed from the Council road to the south along the western field boundary hedge joining with an ancient green lane leading to the barn. (Approval granted PA16/08905 on 12th October 2016).

The property is set well away from the road and enjoys a picturesque country setting and will be of particular interest to those purchasers looking for a unique building project which when completed will provide a magnificent, individual rural home, offering generous family accommodation together with guest suite, situated in unspoilt rolling countryside.


OIEO £500,000

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