Barn for sale


Under Offer £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 BARNS

Full description

An exciting development opportunity to convert an attractive range of traditional stone barns, with detailed planning consent for four residential units, beautifully positioned on the Rame Peninsula

Maker Farm Barnsare beautifully positioned on the Rame Peninsula.  Surrounded by farmland and the Mount Edgcumbe Estate this is truly a tranquil location and yet is only about 9.6 miles from Plymouth via the 24 hour Torpoint Ferry. Alternatively Plymouth is accessible via the passenger ferry, which runs from nearby Cremyll to Plymouth. 

Maker Farm Barns are just a short walk away from several beaches and the Rame Peninsula is particularly well known for its sandy beaches. Millbrook is 1.4 miles away and has local amenities with shops, pharmacy, primary schools, pubs and restaurants.  It also has a Yacht Marina in the creek which has been famous for boat building throughout the years.  There are good bus links to Plymouth via Torpoint.

The picturesque twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are just 1.1 miles away and provide a friendly atmosphere for locals and tourists alike.  These villages have plenty of amenities and are very popular with tourists.

The nearby maritime city of Plymouth provides the facilities of a major regional centre including large university, medical school, good state and private schools, regional hospital, the renowned Theatre Royal, National Marine Aquarium as well as a wide selection of shops including the recently developed Drake Circus Shopping Mall and Royal William Yard the latter of which has a number of fine restaurants, wine bars and shopping outlets.


From Totnes take the A385 towards South Brent.  After approximately 6 miles turn left onto the A38 Devon Expressway.  Travelling towards Plymouth and after passing over Marsh Mills roundabout, take the exit for Tavistock and Derriford.  At the roundabout take the second exit before merging onto the A386 Outland Road.    Travel along this road for about ½ miles, after which you will see signs for the Torpoint Ferry.  At the next major junction go straight over onto the B3396 Milehouse Road.  Follow the signs to the Torpoint Ferry, whichis some 1½ miles further on.    On exiting the ferry follow the A374 towards Antony.  After about 2½ miles (before reaching Antony Village) turn left onto Gooseford Lane and left again onto St John’s Lane.  After passing through the western side of Millbrook, at the next ‘T’ junction, turn left onto the B3247 towards Fourlanesend Primary School, travel up the hill past the School and take the second turning left onto Earls Drive. The entrance to the Barns can be found on your left just before the entrance to Hawkins Battery.


Maker Farm Barns comprise a range of three traditional stone barns arranged around a courtyard and have the benefit of planning permission for conversion to four residential units. 

The barns stand in a total area of about 0.67 acres (0.27 hectares) as shown on the detailed site plan.  The area of ground surrounding the barns is ample enough for landscaping to create gardens and parking. On the south side of Barn 1 is a particularly attractive walled enclosure which could easily be turned into a secluded walled garden.


A gateway on the west boundary leads directly onto the council road.  A right of access also exists over the entrance to Hawkins Battery giving the opportunity to create an independent access to the main barn by utilising the existing gateway in the south boundary.


Detailed planning consent for full residential use for Barn 1 and holiday accommodation for Barns 2 and 3 was granted by Cornwall County Council on 18th June 2013 under application number PA13/01961. Subsequently a Certificate of Lawfulness has been obtained for the proposed use or development of Barns 2 and 3 as three dwelling houses without any limitation on occupation when the barns have been converted in accordance with the aforementioned planning permission, Ref PA13/09486. Full details of the planning consent and Certificate of Lawfulness are available within the sale pack.

The barns are arranged around a courtyard which is approached from the minor county highway through the entrance on the west boundary. Permission within this range is for four units of which there is 1 x four bedroom dwelling arranged on three floors extending to about 2,852 ft sq (265 m2) plus additional garaging.  2 x two bedroom semi-detached dwellings extending to about 2,120 ft sq (197 m2) in all and a further three bedroom detached dwelling arranged on two floors extending to about 1,134 ft sq (105.4 m2).


BARN 1 – A four bedroom detached dwelling laid out over three floors extending to about 2,852ft sq (265 m2) plus additional garaging.

Lower Ground Floor – Master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite, French doors to south facing garden.  Two further double en-suite bedrooms, utility room, cloakroom and office, the latter with French doors leading out to the north courtyard. 

Upper Ground Floor – Large open plan kitchen/dining room with glazed doors leading out into south garden, internal double doors leading out onto landing. Living room with windows looking north east and west. Cloakroom. Pantry.

First Floor – Double bedroom.

Outside – To the south is a walled paddock which has potential to be made into a formal walled garden with gate pillars to the south providing the opportunity to create a separate access to this dwelling.  To the rear planning has been granted to provide garaging and plant room with w.c.

BARN 2 – With planning to convert into 2 semi-detached dwellings detailed as follows:-

A - With easterly views the ground floor comprises open plan kitchen, living and dining area with cloakroom. 

First Floor – Two double bedrooms and family bathroom.

B – Facing south and comprises open plan kitchen, living and dining room, utility room and cloakroom.

First Floor – Two double bedrooms and family bathroom.

BARN 3 – Detached stone barn laid out on two floors comprising:-

Ground Floor – Master bedroom with en-suite, double bedroom with south facing French door leading out into garden, a further double bedroom and family bathroom.

First Floor – Open plan kitchen, dining and living room.

In all extending to1,134 ft sq (105.4 m2).


The barns aresituated in about 0.67 acres (0.273 hectares) of grounds giving ample opportunity to create formal gardens and parking areas for each of the barns.


All details relating to the services are within the sale pack.  However a brief description is set out below:-

Mains Water – The existing water main connection pipe is to be abandoned and a new 32 mm pipewill be laid by the Vendor between the South West Water main located under Maker Lane and the hedgebank on the opposite side of the road to the west.  The Purchaser will then be responsible for connecting the pipes at both ends, which will include bringing the pipe underthe lane to the property.

Mains Electricity – There is currently single phase electricity on site subject to standard Western Power regulations.

Private Drainage – The Purchaser will make their own provision for onsite sewage treatment.


A Sale Pack containing; approved architects’ plans, services plans and planning documents/reports, including copies of the decision notices, is available upon request from the Agent’ in electronic form. Hard copies are available for a charge of £40 plus VAT to cover the cost of production. 


Strictly by appointment only through the Agents Michelmore Hughes on 01803 862002.  The Agent and their clients cannot be held responsible for the safety of viewers who view at their own risk.


Cornwall Council,3-5 Barn Lane, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1LZ – telephone 03001234151


The property is sold subject to all existing public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights, privileges and liabilities affecting the property or any part thereof. 


1) The Purchaser will be required, within 1 month of completion, to block up the gateway in the north east corner by constructing and thereafter maintaining a stone faced Cornish bank of minimum height 1.8m high.

2) The Purchaser will build in accordance with the aforementioned Planning Consent.

3) The necessary rights will be granted to lay, keep and maintain a water mains supply pipe through the retained land for use by the property. 


All reasonable steps and due diligence have been taken in preparing these particulars.  If you have any queries as to any of the statements made herein please contact us before viewing.  The particulars do not constitute part of an offer or contract.  We are not qualified to test appliances and systems for sale with the property and have not done so.  All measurements quoted are approximate.


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10 August 2016

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  • Dockyard (2.7 mi)
  • Plymouth (3.0 mi)
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The Old Surgery, 26 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5DX

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Nearest stations

  • Devonport (2.5 mi)
  • Dockyard (2.7 mi)
  • Plymouth (3.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Michelmore Hughes, Totnes

The Old Surgery, 26 Fore Street, Totnes, TQ9 5DX

01803 367052 Local call rate

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