Long Downs, Penryn

5 bedroom smallholding - 31 acres
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
£1,100,000 Guide Price


  • Smallholding with 31 Acres
  • Detached farmhouse
  • Converted barn
  • Extensive views
  • Book Viewing
  • Floorplan
  • Floorplan
  • Brochure
  • EPC

Property Summary


A versatile smallholding providing a detached farmhouse, a converted barn, a range of traditional and modern outbuildings suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning. Land extending to approximately 31 acres or thereabouts within a ring fence, within easy reach of the Port of Falmouth and the South Cornish coastline.
  • Ref: LAT221030
  • Type: Smallholding
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 4
  • Parking: Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Land
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Acreage: 31 acres

Full Details

Calamankey Farm lies on the edge of the village of Longdowns to the west of the historic town of Penryn and the harbour town of Falmouth. Penryn, within 2 miles is home for the Exeter University Tremough Campus and provides services and facilities for everyday requirements. The larger harbour town of Falmouth, famed for its deep water harbour and sheltered sailing waters, provides an extensive range of retail, professional and leisure services and health facilities. Locally the village of Longdowns provides a garage with shop facilities and a small business park, whilst the neighbouring village of Mabe offers primary school, shop and public house.

The property lies in an elevated position approx. 175m above sea level and is accessed directly off the A394 Falmouth to Helston road via a short driveway leading to the farmstead. From the land extensive views are enjoyed over the surrounding area and also towards Falmouth Bay.

The Farmhouse
Requiring a programme of renovation and refurbishment work, the property comprises a detached traditional farmhouse with latter-day extensions providing approximately 2500 sqft of living accommodation. In 2018, planning consent was obtained to extend the property, which has been undertaken, but further works are required to obtain a building control completion certificate.

The house currently provides 4 bedroom accommodation with 2 ensuites, family bathroom, shower room, 3/4 reception rooms and a newly constructed kitchen/breakfast room with a feature atrium glazed roof. PVC double glazing and oil-fired central heating to traditional radiators and underfloor heating to the kitchen extension.

Barn Conversion
A detached 3 bedroom converted barn of traditional construction under a pitched roof providing reverse level accommodation to include entrance hall to ground floor, two en-suite bedrooms, open plan kitchen/living/diner and bedroom ensuite to the first floor.

The property benefits from PVC double glazing and has oil-fired central heating with underfloor heating to the ground floor and traditional radiators to the first floor.

The barn is subject to an Occupancy restriction stating:- ‘the occupancy of the dwelling hereby permitted shall be limited to a person solely or mainly working in agriculture engaged on the land’

Further details are available from the planning portal under Ref No. PA18/07260.

The farm is accessed from a private driveway leading to a concrete yard suitable for parking and turning for a number of vehicles. Off the yard a traditional Two Storey Barn (13m x 5m) of traditional stone elevations under a slate roof incorporating Velux windows with attached lean-to Loose House (3.94m x 3.68m) and Calves House (7.37m x 2.4m) with block elevations. Cattle Shed (9m x 6.25m) of timber pole constructions with part block walls under a corrugated roof and cladding with adjoining shell of a former barn within a state of disrepair. Former Piggery (8.63m x 3.16m) of traditional construction under a slate roof. Casual Cubicle House (27.5m x 6.8m) of timber construction, corrugated roof with wooden stores with attached Field Shelter (5.9m x 4.72m). Calves House (7.3m x 3.9m) of stone construction under a corrugated roof. Modern general purpose Agricultural Building (22.5m x 21.5m) galvanised steel portal framed under a twin pitch corrugated roof with space boarded elevations, arranged over two levels, one level being concrete surfaced. Poly Tunnel frame (42m x 9.5m). Shower Block (10m x 5m (ex)) Purpose built shower block for a former campsite providing ladies, gents and disabled shower and WC facilities, with Boiler room to rear.

The Land
In all the land extends to 31.16 acres (12.6 ha) or thereabouts and fronts the A394 road and is accessed from the farmyard or a minor County Lane to the northern boundary of the farm. The land is laid to pasture and divided into manageable enclosures and bounded by traditional Cornish hedge banks.

The land would be suitable for the grazing of livestock, horses, horticultural uses or cropping.

Agent's Notes
Basic Payment Scheme: The land is registered for Entitlements which will be included in the sale

Services: Mains water, mains electricity and private drainage. The land is served via rainwater harvesting system which is pumped to header tanks and gravity fed to water troughs. None of these services have been tested and therefore no guarantees can be given.

Solar Panels: Solar panels are located within the grounds and produce electricity which is sold to the grid. Further details available on request.

Council Tax Band: House:- ‘D’ Barn To be assessed.

EPC: House: - E 39 Barn to be assessed

Building Control: Building Control completion certificates have not been issued for the extension works for the farmhouse or the conversion of the barn. The farm will be sold as seen.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way: The sale will be subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way as may exist. Footpath No 231/28/1 crosses the land.

Particulars & Plan: Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Any intending purchaser/s must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.

Viewing & Directions
Viewings: Viewings by appointment with the sole selling agents Lodge & Thomas. Tel: 01872 272722

Directions: From Falmouth, following the A394 to Helston and on entering the village of Longdowns, the farm entrance will be found on your right.


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