Versatile and private farm with fine views, generous range of buildings and diversified income streams. 4 Bedroom Period Farmhouse, Extensive Range Of Modern & Traditional Farm Buildings, 3 Bedroom Local Needs/Affordable Dwelling, Wind Turbine, PV & Thermal Solar Panels. 60 Acres all in a ring-fence
Vicarage Farm is situated in a private, yet accessible position, just off the main A394 Helston to Falmouth road. The land is predominantly classified as Grade III on the Agricultural Land Classification Maps and lies between 140 m and 170 m above sea level. Half of the farm is mainly level, with the northern part of the farm sloping gently down to a stream.
The two nearest primary schools, Porkellis (2.5 miles), and Wendron (3.5 miles), both have a "Good" OFSTED rating. The highly regarded Stithians Lake Watersports Centre is 3 miles to the north and offers a range of water sports and a popular lakeside cafe.
A number of villages nearby offer a range of local amenities. Extensive shopping, leisure facilities, veterinary practices and professional services can be found in nearby Falmouth and Helston, with a well supported livestock market in Truro (12 miles).DESCRIPTION
Vicarage Farm offers an excellent opportunity to acquire a residential livestock farm with a comfortable, 4 bedroom, stone farmhouse with very eco-friendly credentials, a useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings, with diversified income streams from renewable energy generation and a local needs/affordable dwelling. The farmstead sits in a private position, set well back from the minor lane it is accessed from, yet close to the main Falmouth Road and has fine views over its own productive pastureland and beyond.ACCOMMODATION
The farmhouse is well presented and slightly quirky in places, with painted stone under a slate roof. It has a wealth of character features throughout, including exposed beams, inglenook fireplaces, an exposed stone wall, a secret door and a balcony. Much of the downstairs has underfloor heating. The floor plan shows the extent of the accommodation.OUTSIDE
The house is approached over a 50 metre long, stone driveway. In front of the house is a substantial part cobbled parking and turning area with a small raised lawn, and to the rear is a generous sized rear garden, laid mainly to lawn, enclosed in part by an established hedge. There is a seating area just outside the kitchen.FARM BUILDINGS
The farm buildings lie to the west of the farmhouse. An attractive courtyard of traditional, single storey barns, enclose the turning area. The former parlour, collecting yard and cow shed now provide a versatile covered area with 4 larger stables, and 2 pony stables, sub-divided by an attractive tomb stone partition.
To the west of the farmhouse is a range of versatile and modern style farm buildings comprising: OPEN FRONTED CALF SHED (30' x 25') with plastic coated sheet roof, supporting PV solar panels, part stone, part timber clad walls, concrete floor, internal sub-divisions and enclosed diesel tanks, TIMBER FRAMED CATTLE YARD (60' x 45') + ( 23' x 40') lean-to under fibre cement roof, timber dung walls with space boarding above, part soil, part concrete floor, TIMBER FRAMED CATTLE YARD (45' x 28'), steel profile sheeted roof with timber dung boards and space board cladding, 2 open fronted bays with feed barriers, part concrete, part soil floor, TWO CONVERTED KENNELS BUILDINGS, adapted for poultry, constructed under corrugated tin roofs with timber cladding and concrete floors (slats not included). There are extensive concrete yards linking the modern buildings and to the side is a stoned machinery storage stock yard. To the south of the farmyard is a former slurry lagoon and an attractive orchard with some timber poultry buildings.THE LAND
Accessed mainly through the farm buildings, the land extends to approximately 60 acres (24.3 hectares) and lies within a ring fence. It comprises productive pasture with approximately 5.38 acres of wetland and woodland running alongside the stream which forms the northern boundary. The land is either level or has a gentle, north westerly aspect and is divided into a number of practical sized fields enclosed by Cornish hedges providing shelter.LETTING COTTAGE
Attractive log cabin style, 3 bedroom local needs/affordable housing, single storey dwelling, located in the south west corner of the farm. It has its own access onto the road, and overlooks the attractive paddock surrounding it on two sides. The accommodation is laid out in an open plan style and is shown on the attached floor plan. A generous stoned parking and turning area and small veranda lies to the front, with a private lawn garden to the rear. This provides a useful diversified income stream. Further information on the Section 106 agreement, which provides the letting criteria, is available upon request.SERVICES & RENEWABLE ENERGY
The house benefits from mains water, mains electricity and electricity from the 4KW PV solar panels and a 6KW wind turbine, septic tank drainage. It is heated by the oil Rayburn and electric underfloor heating and the Rayburn, thermal solar panels and an emersion heater heat the hot water. All of the buildings, except one of the kennels buildings have water connected and most have electric lights. The stables have drinkers and there is a rainwater harvesting system. The letting cottage has mains water, electricity and septic tank drainage.SUBSIDY SCHEMES
There are no Agricultural, Environmental or Forestry schemes that affect the land, although a purchaser could purchase their own entitlements if they wished to claim farm subsidies in the future.FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights, such as are owned, are included within the sale.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY. T: 0300 1234 100, www.cornwall.gov.uk.PLANS AND BOUNDARY FENCES
A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any Wayleave Agreements in respect of electricity or telephone equipment and the property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way. There are no public rights of way shown on the Ordnance Survey Plan that affect the property.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed agents, Stags Truro Office.WARNING
Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.DIRECTIONS
From Truro proceed along the A39 towards Falmouth. At the Treliever double roundabout, beside the university, take the 4th exit along the A394 towards Helston. Pass through Rame Cross and after 4 miles turn right beside Retanna Holiday Park. The letting cottage is the first driveway on the left hand side. The main farm driveway is the 2nd driveway on the left. A For Sale Board has been erected close to the main road.