24th May 2019
31st Jan 2020
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
A spectacularly situated traditional stone farmhouse with range of farm buildings and 10 acres, in an idyllic rural setting with superb uninterrupted and far reaching country and coastal views taking in the Longships Lighthouse and the Isles of Scilly to the west.
Detached traditional stone built 3 bedroom farmhouse of character with 3 separate reception rooms.
Extensive range of agricultural barns and buildings with planning approved for conversion into 3 dwellings.
Approximately 10 acres of productive agricultural land which is level or gently sloping and in easily worked and conveniently shaped pasture fields. Further land available by separate negotiation.
The accommodation with 8’ high ceilings on the ground floor briefly comprises:
Entrance Hall: Part double glazed front door, staircase to first floor, exposed beams.
Sitting Room: A double aspect room with view over the garden and far reaching views to the side, exposed beamed ceiling, exposed stone wall with wood burner set on slate hearth, plate rails, quarry tiled floor.
Dining Room: Feature stone fireplace with open grate, exposed beamed ceiling, double glazed window with attractive views.
Breakfast Room: Quarry tiled floor, exposed beamed ceiling, oil fired Rayburn for cooking and hot water, built-in larder cupboard, view over concrete yard to the rear, understairs store cupboard.
Kitchen: Floor and wall pine kitchen units, Twyford porcelain Belfast sink, part pine panelled wall, quarry tiled floor, door to
Laundry/Utility Room: Boot store, quarry tiled floor, pine panelled walls and window to side elevation.
First Floor: Main Landing: Tilt and turn window to rear elevation overlooking the fields.
Bedroom 1: Attractive country and coastal views.
Bedroom 2: Window to rear and country views, built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank fitted with immersion heater.
Bedroom 3: Outstanding country and sea views.
Bathroom: Twin grip panelled bath with shower mixer taps and folding shower screen, hand basin, low level wc, part tiled walls, rural outlook.
Gardens & outbuildings
Concrete yard immediately to the rear of the farmhouse with attractive stone walling separating the house from the adjoining field and garden area. Concrete block Outhouse/Store Room (14’4’’ x 7’11’’) with corrugated sheeted roof. Wood Store (17’ x 8’11’’) of stone construction and felted roof, attached Tool Shed (9’ x 6’5’’). From the main concrete yard there is access to the very pretty cottage style walled garden with lawn, conifers, mixed shrubs and plants and gate onto the drive. From the garden there are superb views to the Longships Lighthouse and Isles of Scilly.
Garage (26’2’’ x 12’3’’), with access from the yard, of part stone and part concrete block walls with galvanized sheeted sliding doors plus a substantial Lean-To at the rear (21’10’’ x 8’5’’).
An attractive “L” shape range of traditional stone Two Storey Barns with a lean-to Implement Shed to the rear and a former Milking Parlour on the side. The two storey barns measure (51’2’’ x 15’ and 28’3’’ x 14’10’’), Milking Parlour/Dairy (34’6’ x 16’7’’) of concrete block construction, Implement Shed/Workshop (30’ x 22’) to the rear of the main barns with concrete floor, stone and block walls and Big 6 corrugated roof.
A collecting/feeding yard with galvanized gates leads to the main Farm Buildings inc. A Former Cows House & Livestock Shed (75’ x 30’ and 60’ x 30’) with low concrete block walls, weather boarding above, Big 6 sheeted roofs and concrete floors.
Planning permission for the conversion of the stone barns into three residential dwellings was approved under application no. PA18/00793 dated 4th April 2018. The approved plans provide for interesting well proportioned accommodation comprising one 2 bedroom unit with reverse level accommodation and two 3 bedroom units with large open plan living, dining room and kitchens. Full details are available from Cornwall Council’s on-line planning portal -
On the lower side of the yard there are 3 Cubicle Sheds (48’6’’ x 22’3’’ and 2 x 45’ x 22’) of timber frame with timber cladding, corrugated iron or box profile sheeted roofs, wooden cubicles on raised concrete standings and central dung passages.
Opposite the cubicle sheds there is a concrete block open Silage Clamp (80’ long) with concrete floor and a stone sided section to the rear. The large concrete areas between the farm buildings were used as a collecting/feeding yard for the cows when Little Dowran Farm had a milking herd.
The land comprises three conveniently shaped easily worked pasture fields which are adjacent to the farmstead and predominantly level with mature Cornish hedge boundaries.
Further adjoining land is available by separate negotiation if required - The original farm is contained within a ring fence with interconnecting gates and long frontage to two roads and good vehicular access over the existing farm entrance and yard. From the land, particularly the elevated parts, one is able to take full advantage of the far reaching open views. In all the property extends to 46 acres or thereabouts. The total productive land extends to just under 45 acres, of which roughly 7¾ acres is suitable for grazing only, the remainder being currently down to pasture and equally suitable for growing crops such as early potatoes, brassicas or maize etc.
All in all Little Dowran Farm is an individual rural property offering comfortable family accommodation with land, making it suitable as a livestock, arable, equestrian or hobby farm, with planning permission approved for three new dwellings as part of the barn conversions, ideal for a holiday letting business or an extended family etc. The property is just a short distance from spectacular stretches of the rugged south west coastline with its sheltered coves, fine sandy beaches and stunning cliff top walks.
Services: Mains water supply. Mains electricity. Private drainage system.
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations prior to making an offer.
Council tax: Band D: £1,661.48, payable 2017-2018.
Local authorities: Cornwall Council, County Hall, Truro, Tel: Western Power Distribution, Tel: South West Water, Exeter, Tel:
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. In particular, a Public Footpath passes across parts of the farm in an east west direction with a further smaller section of footpath running alongside a boundary hedge on one of the fields in a north south direction.
Basic farm payment: Entitlements to the Basic Payment System are available by separate negotiation.
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 each of the statements contained in these particulars.
The attached plan is not to scale and is for the purpose of identification only. Although believed to be correct the accuracy of the plan is in no way guaranteed nor does it form part of the Contract.
Viewing: Strictly and only by prior telephone appointment with the Sole Agents Lodge & Thomas, 58 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PY. Tel:
Little Dowran Farm is only 1½ miles from St. Just, the most westerly town in Britain, which has excellent local facilities and services. The property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just slightly south of an Unesco World Heritage Site which protects the 18th and 19th Century mining history and landscape of the area. The picturesque sandy beach at Sennen Cove, popular with families and surfers alike, is approximately 4 ½ miles distance. Land’s End is about 5 ½ miles away with the airport being about 2 miles away and providing regular flights to the Isles of Scilly.
The harbour town of Penzance with its excellent maritime facilities, shops, supermarkets, schools, colleges and hospital is approximately 6 ½ miles away. The town has regular passenger ferry services to the Isles of Scilly as well as a mainline railway station with services to London Paddington.
St. Just has schools for all ages, excellent local shops including bakery, butchers, supermarket, pharmacy and Post Office. Cape Cornwall, one of only two natural Capes in Britain, has a popular golf and leisure club on the coast. St. Just has an active local community with excellent sporting facilities including rugby, football and cricket clubs and sports centre with badminton courts and gym. There is a Parish Church and Methodist Chapels and a broad mix of café’s, restaurants and take-aways, art galleries and craft shops etc. Centred close to and around the “triangular” town square, there are two hotels and two public houses. All in all an extremely popular area due to the stunning rugged scenery and miles of spectacular coastline. There are excellent coastal walks close at hand with easy access via a network of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes etc. Dowran is a delightful rural hamlet of traditional properties in the far west of Cornwall in unspoilt countryside.
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