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Horningtops, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14

Under Offer £1,175,000
5.1 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 5.1 acres (2.1 hectares)

Key features

  • 4 bed farmhouse with 1 bed annexe
  • Modern & traditional farm buildings
  • Productive arable & pastureland
  • Woodland, ponds and former quarry
  • In all about 5.14 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Productive residential farm with opportunities for
diversification and development - In all about 5.14 acres. Further land available by separate negotiation.


Cornwall is famed for its spectacular coastline which frames an historic landscape. The magnificent Bodmin Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, splits the north and south coasts and has some of the most exhilarating views in the county,
it is a haven for walkers and nature lovers alike. Hosting the country's highest peaks, Brown Willy and Rough Tor, the moor
is also home to a number of pretty villages and two large lakes which provide water sports and fishing. Cartuther Barton is situated in an easily accessible location just 1 mile south east of Liskeard, a bustling market town which boasts an interesting range of independent retailers and supermarkets. Waitrose lies within approximately 11 miles on the outskirts of Saltash. The nearest coastal town is Looe, an historic fishing port and tourist destination centred around its delightful harbour and sandy beaches. Slightly further afield are a plethora of fishing villages including Polperro, Polruan and Fowey together with sandy beaches and cliff-top walks on the South West Coast Path. Keen golfers can visit a number of local clubs including St. Mellion, a challenging course designed by Jack Nicklaus. The central location also allows ready access to the spectacular
north coast, with its renowned surfing beaches, whilst the splendour of Dartmoor is also within driving distance. Thecity of Plymouth lies within commuting distance and offers a fantastic range of shopping and other facilities together with the cross channel ferry port and a mainline railway station linking directly to London Paddington.


This extract from Volume 11 of History of Cornwall by Fortescue Hitchens and Samuel Drew gives an insight to the property's early history:-

'The manor of Cartuther, on which formerly stood a chapel dedicated to St Nicholas is described by Leland as 'a goodly
lordship and old manor-place of a hundred pounds by the year'. This, prior to Leland's days, belonged to the family of Heling or Eling who resided here; and who from this residence, we suppose to have taken the name of Cartuther. An heiress or co-heiress of this family of which the male branches became extinct about the year 1400, brought this property to the Beckets; of which Cartuther became the habitation. At a subsequent period, this estate passed to the Morsheads, who for some time resided here. But they subsequently sold to Samuel Kekwich of Peamore near Exeter who was responsible for erecting the bakehouse and piggery at the rear.' Today, Cartuther Barton provides an elegant family home with well proportioned light filled rooms full of interesting architectural features. The house currently provides spacious 4 bedroom accommodation and an adjoining self contained one bedroom annexe cottage and has further potential to extend the living space into the second floor attic rooms currently used for storage. At the rear of the farmhouse are a wonderful range of traditional outbuildings currently providing excellent domestic offices and storage but could be utilised for a range of uses. A particular feature of the farm is the highly attractive range of traditional stone buildings set around a courtyard to the north of the house. Planning consent has been granted to convert this range of buildings to three dwelling. There are also useful modern general purpose and livestock buildings.

The tarmac drive leads through a tree lined avenue to a parking area beside the house from where a gate opens into the garden.

Cartuther Barton Farmhouse and Gardens
A flight of granite garden steps join a gravelled path that leads to the Porch with front door and window light opening to a spacious Entrance Hall with main staircase rising to the first floor. Cloakroom off to the left with a WC and wash hand basin with tiled splash back. Door to left opens to the Dining Room with a deep sash window and window shutters, stone fireplace with slate mantel. Late c17 bolection moulded panelling incorporating china cupboard and chair rail. Rounded arch alcove circa 1750 with 4 shell shaped shelves. Door to right opens to the Drawing Room an elegant room with a high ceiling, a granite fireplace inset with a gas flame fire and deep sash window with shutters. Inner Hallway with secondary staircase off with under stair cupboard and door to rear courtyard and further door off to the Study with sash window overlooking the garden. Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room well fitted with timber wall and base units incorporating an integrated fridge and an AEG oven and grill, with separate 4 ring ceramic hob. Single Belfast sink with a mixer tap and an integrated Miele dishwasher. Central island and work top. Early c16 large granite fireplace with 4 centred arch, roll moulding and hollow chamfer inset with an oil flame fire. French doors lead onto the garden. Door to Utility with a flagstone slate floor and feature 'well' with plate glass panel cover. Fitted timber base units. 1 ½ bowl sink with mixer tap above. Playroom and door to dairy/wine cellar.

From the Reception Hall the well lit main staircase rises to the first floor landing. Doors open to the south facing principle
bedrooms with sash windows overlooking the garden. Bedroom 1 with late c17 fielded panels and bolection mouldings and
late c17 chimney piece with delft tiles and oil on wood rustic painting, sash window with timber fireplace with Dutch tile
surround and painting above. Adjoining panelled Powder Room complete with restored painted panels of formal garden
perspectives with tree lined avenues. En-suite shower room with WC, hand basin, towel rail and tiles to half height, Mira
corner shower cubical. Bedroom 2 double bedroom with an En-suite shower room. Bedroom 3 double bedroom with
sash window and window seat and En-suite shower room. Bedroom 4 - master bedroom, dual aspect with deep sash
windows with En- suite bathroom.

The secondary staircase rises from the inner hall to the first floor and second floor with 5 large attic rooms running the
length of the main house with roof lights and windows and providing opportunity to extend the living accommodation
further (STP). The back door opens to the rear pavier courtyard with an excellent range of useful domestic outbuildings including kennels, log and garden stores former piggery and bakehouse including original fireplace with cloam oven and salting trough constructed in 1844 by Samuel Kekewich whose date stone is displayed in the wall. The mature gardens are a particular feature and surround the house to the south and west and include a large lawned area with a double flight of granite steps. Outside the kitchen is a sheltered paved flagstone area ideal for Al fresco dining and barbecuing. There is a highly attractive ornamental pond planted with a variety of evergreen and deciduous flowering plants and shrubs. Of particular note is the sheltered walled garden that is well stocked with fruit trees and a single storey detached stone outbuilding with slate roof, which at one time was the former 'privy'.

Self Contained Annexe
The south west wing of the main house forms a self contained annexe currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy providing additional income however is also ideal for staff or a dependant family member. Alternatively there is potential to re-incorporate within the main house (STP). The accommodation comprises Covered entrance with slate flagstone floor, Living Room with fireplace with exposed stonework and cloam oven inset with woodburning stove. Kitchen well fitted with a range of timber wall and base units, single stainless steel sink and drainer, Utility room with W.C. and wash handbasin. Stairs to first floor with under stairs cupboard. Bedroom and Bathroom with W.C, wash handbasin and panelled bath.

Traditional Buildings
Constructed in 1849 for the then owner Samuel Kekewich, there is a superb range of traditional stone barns under slate roofs forming three sides of a courtyard and situated to the north east of the farmhouse. The main Bank Barn is Grade II Listed and is formed of Shippons with a Granary and Threshing floor above. Planning consent was granted by Cornwall County Council on the 3rd March 2016 under application No PA15/11635 for the conversion of the listed barn and the adjoining non listed barn to form three dwellings together with associated works. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Modern Farm Buildings

Modern buildings comprise
1. Sheep Building - Steel framed with timber clad walls under mps roof. Concrete floor.
2. Machinery Building - Timber framed open fronted building with timber clad walls at each end under mps roof.

Council Tax
Cartuther farmhouse - Band F
Annexe - Band A

Tenure- Freehold

The annexe is currently let on and Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement. Further details are available from the agents.
OS no's 1938 and 9624 are occupied by a neighbouring farmer under a short term cropping licence. Further details are available from the agents.

Local Authority
Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, TR1 3AY

The property is offered subject to, or with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, quasi easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Strictly by appointment with Savills and Jefferys. Prior to making an appointment to view, we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of staff who has seen
the property, in order that you do not make a wasted journey.

Value Added Tax
Any guide price quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event of a sale of the property or any right attached to it
becoming a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax would be payable in addition to the purchase price.

It is understood that there are no public footpaths or bridleways crossing the farm.

Mains electric/private water from well pumped to reservoir and gravity fed/private drainage/oil fired central

Fixtures and fitting
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are specifically excluded but may be
available by separate negotiation.

Postcode: PL14 3PS

Acreage: 5.14 Acres


From the Tamar Bridge take the A38 towards Liskeard travelling through Landrake and Tideford. At the Trerulefoot roundabout turn right and continue on the A38. Continue past the former Carew petrol station and the drive to Cartuther Barton will be on your left.

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27 May 2016

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