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St. Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30

Sold STC £2,800,000
1,225 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 1,225 acres (495.7 hectares)

Key features

  • Spectacular Upland Farm
  • Iconic Brown Willy Tor
  • 5 Bedroom Farmhouse, Historic Farmstead
  • Improved pasture and woodland
  • In all about 1221 acres
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Farmhouse, land and buildings at Fernacre & Brown Willy Farms. In all approx 1,225 acres.



Fernacre is set amidst the rugged tors of the Bodmin Moors famed for their striking landscape of rolling hills and granite outcrops. The rare and diverse beauty of the area has, through the ages, turned the heads and filled the eyes and minds of warriors, poets, artists and thinkers. The farm lies just four miles from the popular moorland village of St Breward, home to the highest Church and Inn in Cornwall and the start of the Camel Trail - a cycle route utilising the disused railway line linking the North Cornish towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. St Breward also offers a doctors surgery, primary schooling and a village stores providing for everyday needs. The nearby towns of Wadebridge and Bodmin(10 miles) offer a wider selection of retail, banking facilities as well as secondary schooling. Private schooling is available at Tavistock (33 miles) and Truro (32 miles)
An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty extending to about 80 square miles Bodmin Moor provides fantastic opportunities for walking and riding, whilst the north and south Cornish coastlines are within easy driving distance. The sheltered estuaries of the south coast and the Camel Estuary are a 'mecca' for sailors and water-sport enthusiasts whilst the exposed wide sandy beaches on the north coast offer superb surfing. Fernacre is within easy reach of the A30(T) the main arterial route through Cornwall which links to the M5 at Exeter. The mainline train station at Bodmin Parkway is approx 13 miles with a regular service to London and Newquay international airport is just 24 miles distant.



Approached by a private road across the moor the property comprises a captivating and spectacular extensive upland farm encompassing the iconic Cornish landmark and one of "the UK's best-loved high points" Brown Willy Tor, which at 1,378 feet (420 m) above sea level, is the highest point on Bodmin Moor and of Cornwall as a whole. Brown Willy derived from the Cornish Bronn Wennili, meaning "hill of swallows" has two man-made cairns on the summit and offers fantastic far reaching views across much of Cornwall. Sitting at the foot of Brown Willy Tor, Fernacre is a spacious granite farmhouse flanked by a collection of attractive traditional buildings and surrounded by a stretch of improved pasture divided into a patchwork of field enclosures bound by traditional stone walls and offering a high degree of privacy and protection. The remaining land is predominant highdownland comprising rough grazing interspersed with granite outcrops. In all approximately 1221.13 acres.

Fernacre Farmhouse

A substantial granite and slate farmhouse sitting below Brown Willy Tor. From the large granite terrace steps lead up to a granite open porch with part glazed front door opening to:Sitting Room: with high beamed ceilings and fabulous flagstone floor. Granite fireplace inset with wood burning stove, log store and granite shelving to the either side. Door to Farmhouse Kitchen: Slate flagstone floor. Well fitted kitchen with wooden base and wall units and wooden work surfaces. Electric 4 oven blue AGA and stainless steel sink and drainer. Plumbing for dishwasher. Granite shelving. Door to Larder / Dairy: a very useful room beside the kitchen fitted with slate and granite shelving, sink and drainer. From Kitchen door opens to Boot Room with granite floor and back door to garden. Passageway and door to front garden. Plumbing for washing machine and door to: Washroom with sink and drainer inset into kitchen base unit with shelving above. Door to Shower Room: fitted with shower and WC. Bedroom 6 / Sitting room: A large light room with exposed beams and granite windows overlooking garden. Wood burning stove set on a granite slab. From the sitting room, the staircase splits as it rises to the first floor:- Bedroom 1: double with far reaching views over open moorland and granite fireplace. Door to En-suite Bathroom: with panelled cast iron bath, wash hand basin and W.C. Large linen cupboard. Bedroom Two: Double bedroom. Family Bathroom: with panelled bath and shower over. Wash hand basin and WC. Family room a large reception room with high eaves and exposed beams. A pair of doors open to a rear a granite walkway to the rear yard. Stairs rise to the second floor and three further bedrooms. There is central heating throughout powered by the electric generated from the wind turbine. The house is surrounded by a mainly lawned garden with hedgebanks providing good shelter.


In all extending to 1221.13 acres the land is diverse with evidence of bygone days clearly visible including extensive medieval field patterns and remnants of old settlements. The northern and eastern sections including Brown Willy Tor comprise predominantly high downland made up of pasture, heather and rough grazing interspersed by outcrops of granite whilst the upper reaches of the river valleys and lower marshland provide good summer grazing rich with wild flowers and butterflies and a great habitat for snipe in the winter months. Pockets of woodland provide a welcome habitat for woodcock and red, fallow and roe deer. Surrounding the farmhouse and stretching out towards the south western boundary is a good stretch of improved pasture land.

Acreage: 1225 Acres



From Exeter, head for the A30 south towards Bodmin/Okehampton. Continue for about 57 miles then take the exit on the right, signed to St Breward. After 2.3 miles take a sharp right, before you reach a fork in the road. Continue on this road through the village of St Breward and follow the road minor road with the woodland on your left. Take the second right turn when you reach a stone walled garden. Go past Shallowbridge Farm on your left, then stay left then continue straight on. White meadows will be on your right and continue up a long private drive. Fernacre will be on your left and you will see Brown Willy Tor will be located ahead.

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11 September 2016

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