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Nr Launceston, Cornwall

Guide Price
Added on 23/04/2021
D. R. Kivell Country Property, South West
Manor House
4,617,360 sq. ft.
(428,967 sq. m.)

Key features

  • 106 acre Estate
  • Significant and lucrative income
  • Extensive manor house
  • 30 Residential Units
  • 3 Barn Conversions - 2 Lodges
  • 5 single storey cottages
  • 4 bedroom detached house
  • 2 wind turbines
  • 2 commercial letting buildings
  • 16 acres of amenity woodland

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Polapit Tamar is a most impressive country estate offering a unique opportunity for multiple occupancy or to run a business venture with significant income streams already in place and potential to increase further.

Launceston lies approximately 4 miles to the south and offers a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure amenities and access to the A30. There is also a good selection of state and private education, and central to the town, the medieval castle and grounds still remain. Nearby Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park provide excellent opportunities for riding and walking. The North Cornwall and North Devon coastlines are within easy driving distance and provide superb choice for swimming, surfing and walking along the South West Coast Path.

The principal house is approached over a long impressive drive which sweeps through attractive and extensive parkland. This most impressive grade II listed manor house dates back to 1866 and was later extended in 1901 and is built from local stone featuring dressed granite mullion windows, sash windows, Delabole slate rooves and ornate Copper dome cupolas creating a unique roofline.

In the early 20th century, an extension was added to provide a grand ballroom with additional bedrooms above. The opulent ballroom features oak panelling, polished marble pillars, parquet flooring, ornately marble carved fireplaces with Delft tile surrounds and hand carved wooden inlay of Launceston Castle and the original Tamar house. Its extravagant features include ornate moulded ceiling with decorative cornice, leaded windows and stained-glass windows.

The main house has previously been run as a hotel and in earlier years as a school. The estate was bought in 1966 by its current owners' family and part of the house with the adjoining converted stables and carriage houses which are divided into 21 residential units.

The estates rental portfolio also includes 2 Grade II listed lodges, 5 single storey Cottages and a modern 4 bedroom house.

This most impressive estate provides a rare opportunity to acquire an established letting business portfolio with a lucrative income or a stunning family estate.

The Manor House
Polapit Tamar house offers a wealth of opportunities from a grand country residence, a hotel, retreat, golf course with club house hotel or as a care home, the opportunities are endless. The house is currently divided into a 5 bedroom apartment comprising a grand entrance hall with a galleried staircase, kitchen / living room, drawing room with an adjoining door to the adjoining majestic ball room and large ornate orangery. On the first floor: large landing, 5 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. The opulent ball room could provide a lavish setting as a wedding venue and function room with stunning photo opportunities on the lawned terraces at the front of the house. The remainder of this vast house is currently divided in to 17 flats (10 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bedroom & 2 x 3 bedroom) which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies and provide a significant income, along with the other properties throughout the estate. Details of the most attractive income for this lucrative property are available on request.

The Stables
The Grade II listed former stables and carriage houses are situated in the courtyard on the northwest elevation of the main house. The stables have been converted to provide a well-appointed 4 bedroom cottage and the carriage houses into two 2 bedroom cottages

Polbridge House
Polbridge House is a well presented and privately situated 4 bedroom detached house with annexe potential was built in 1988. This most appealing house is set in a private, elevated position in lawned and landscaped gardens. The generous and well-presented accommodation benefits from double glazed windows, LPG central heating and briefly comprises: Entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, sitting/dining room 8.88m x 4.25m (29'2 x 13'11), conservatory, Kitchen/breakfast room, prep kitchen, utility, study and integral garage. On the first floor: 4 double bedrooms (master en-suite) and a family bathroom.

The South Lodge
The South Lodge is a characterful Grade II listed cottage, built circa mid-19th century and is located on the southern entrance drive to the estate. This attractive and characterful cottage is built of local stone with yellow brick dressings, with a large veranda under a slate roof. The accommodation briefly comprises Kitchen, 2 reception rooms, 2 bedroom and family bathroom. It is in an attractive setting with a lawned garden to the front and side of the cottage with farmland to the rear.

The North Lodge
The North Lodge is a Grade II listed most appealing character stone and granite house with brick dressings built circa mid-19th Century and extended the late 19th / early 20th century. The lodge is at the northern entrance to the estate and is divided in to a 3 bedroom and a 2 bedroom letting cottages. The gardens are mainly lawns with flowerbeds specimen trees and shrubs enclosed
within ornate cast iron railings.

The Polapit Tamar Farm Cottages
The 5 estate single storey cottages are located in the centre of the estate, conveniently located without encumbering the manor house. The cottages briefly comprise, two 1 bedroom and three 2 bedroom letting properties.

The Land
The estate extends to 106 acres, with level or gently sloping, productive grass and arable land in 8 conveniently sized enclosures and 16 acres of amenity woodland. The land provides many different areas where it is possible to create a helicopter landing pad.

Basic Payment Scheme
There is a Basic Payment entitlement attributable to the farmland. This will be transferred to the purchaser in accordance with the RPA transfer guidance following completion.

Countryside Stewardship Scheme
The land is currently entered into the entry Level Stewardship scheme, the agreement started on the 2019 for a 5 year period.

3 Commercial buildings:
30.48m x 9.14m (100' x 30')
30.48m x 9.14m (100' x 30')
33.53m x 15.24m (110' x 50')

Wind Turbines
There are two wind turbines which are away from view of the manor house and provides income from the feed in tariff. Supplying electricity to the main house, garden flat, Polbridge House and the commercial buildings, with the majority of the power produced feeding into the grid.

The property is offered for sale freehold.

Water - Private with mains available
Drainage - Private
Electricity - Mains
Telephone & Broadband - BT Connections
Renewable Energy - 2 Wind Turbines

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

The significant income for this most lucrative property are available on request from D. R. Kivell Country Property.

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by arrangement with D. R. Kivell Country Property . All viewings are to be accompanied without exception. Walking the land unaccompanied is strictly forbidden, as this is a working livestock farm.

Agent's Notes
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. There are numerous power points throughout the property although not individually listed. All figures, measurements, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.

Energy Performance Certificates

Polbridge House EPC1 Polapit Cottage2 Polapit Cottage3 Polapit Cottage4 Polapit Cottage5 Polapit Cottage

Nr Launceston, Cornwall


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D. R. Kivell Country Property, South West

South Brentor, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0NW

D. R. Kivell Country Property, South West

D.R. Kivell are the premier country property specialists in Devon and Cornwall.

Acting for a discerning clientele either buying or selling property, we recognise that our clients want very detailed local market knowledge as well as proven professional expertise.

Senior Partner David Kivell FRICS, FAAV, has more than 30 years experience in Devon and Cornwall working on behalf of clients selling or acquiring farms, equestrian property and houses with land. By specialising in the Dev

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