Trungle Farm, Gwinear - 76 acre Farm

At a glance...

An all too rare opportunity to acquire a very desirable, superbly situated and private 76 acre residential farm, in a renowned agricultural district, only 3 miles from the centre of the historic harbour town and resort of Hayle on the south side of St. Ives Bay.

In more detail...

Lot 1: Detached 4 bedroom farmhouse of character for renovation & improvement; range of traditional stone barns & outbuildings suitable for livestock, equestrian use or machinery storage etc, situated well away from immediate neighbours and approached over a long private drive with formal gardens; 64 acres of predominantly pasture land in a ring fence and conveniently shaped fields together with some wooded amenity land, all totalling about 75½ acres (30.56 hectares) - Sold at Auction for £1,220,000

Lot 2: An individual detached stone barn with planning permission approved for residential conversion into a 3 bedroom two storey dwelling in 5½ acres (2.27 hectares) or thereabouts - Sold at Auction for £240,000


Trungle Farm is situated in superb rolling countryside approximately 1½ miles from the outskirts of Hayle which has an active local community with many social and sports clubs, excellent local shops, banks, schooling, health facilities, restaurants and pubs etc. Hayle has a mainline railway station on the Penzance to London Paddington line and a retail shopping park with Marks & Spencer, Next and Boots which is just 2 miles from the farm. Hayle is a major holiday resort in West Cornwall and is renowned for its excellent "3 miles of golden sands", a popular surfers' paradise, from The Towans in the west to Godrevy Point and Lighthouse on the east of St. Ives Bay. The estuary at Hayle is a nationally renowned "birding area", a protected Nature Reserve managed by the RSPB and is a designated SSSI and World Heritage Site. The A30 at Hayle provides easy access to the east and west of the County.

Penzance, with its more comprehensive shopping, health and education facilities is 10 miles distant and has a regular passenger ferry service to the Isles of Scilly. Camborne is 4½ miles. Carbis Bay, with its sheltered sandy beach, is situated on the road into St. Ives and is about 7 miles away with St. Ives itself 8½ miles distant. Penzance, St. Ives and Marazion, each with well-known beaches and all being popular tourist destinations are within short driving distances.

The farmhouse and buildings are situated well away from the road and immediate neighbours in a quiet position in the centre of the farm. From many parts of the farm there are lovely far reaching views across open countryside to the sea and coast in the distance. The property is ideally located in a rural, yet accessible, location just a short distance from spectacular stretches of the Cornwall coastline. The property is in no way isolated and within easy reach of most main amenities and enjoys an idyllic setting in the heart of a highly productive farming district.


The farmhouse is situated at the end of the farm lane and borders onto open fields. On the opposite side of the lane to the farmhouse there is a range of traditional stone barns and modern farm buildings around an open yard affording potential for conversion subject to the appropriate planning permission etc.

The farmhouse has considerable charm and appeal with many original features and now requires extensive renovation and improvement appealing to those prospective purchasers looking for a substantial and individual period house which they can alter and improve to their own satisfaction and specification subject to any appropriate planning permission.

A pre-application planning enquiry stated that two of the farm buildings clustered near the farmhouse merit conservation as they are stone built and, subject to structural survey etc, are capable of being converted. One of the barns appears to be suitable for a small one bedroom unit or as an outbuilding/garage, and the main barn would appear to lend itself to either one or two residential units.

The farm lies on a minor parish road leading from Hayle to the popular village of Gwinear. There are lovely walks in the immediate vicinity via a network of country roads, lanes and tracks. An all too rare opportunity even in this market to acquire a valuable residential farm in an area where properties of this size rarely become available.

The farm extends to about 75½ acres with some steep and gently sloping parts in pasture with clearly defined mature boundaries and comprising fields of a convenient and easily worked shape with good gated entrances.


An attractive stone barn/former milking parlour, with pole frame barn and concrete block built outbuilding, situated to the side of the main entrance to Trungle Farm.

Planning permission approved for the proposed change of use and conversion of the traditional barn to create a dwelling and erection of a detached garage, with an area ideal as a formal garden together with an adjoining pasture field, the whole extending to 5.6 acres or thereabouts. Planning permission was approved under application PA17/06859 dated 10th October 2017.

Copies of the Decision Notice and approved plans etc are available from the sole agents or from Cornwall Council's on-line planning portal. Lot 2 has a separate entrance from the farm lane and we understand that mains water and electricity are available close by subject to the appropriate utility company's connection charges. The approved plans provide for a new sewage system.

The proposed accommodation briefly comprises a double aspect living room with three sets of French doors to the garden and enjoying open views, a dining hall with cloakroom and turned staircase to first floor, a double aspect kitchen leading to a useful utility/laundry room and boiler room. On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and at first floor level, two further bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and a family bathroom off the landing.

The large garage/garden implement shed has three sets of double wooden entrance doors. The adjoining 5.2 acre field which is in the main level has Cornish hedge boundaries and is down to pasture. The land is ideal for livestock/equestrian use, pets, hobby farming etc.

Auction Particulars


For sale by auction at Hayle Rugby Football Club, Marsh Lane, Hayle, TR27 4PS on 01/12/2017 15:00
Sold at Auction for £1,220,000 !!

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