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Helston, Cornwall

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Added on 20/09/2021
Equus Country and Equestrian Property, South East
Equestrian Facility
3,129 sq. ft.
(291 sq. m.)

Key features

  • Detached 5 bedroom property
  • 1 bedroom annexe
  • 6.72 acres (*TBV)
  • Views / rural location
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

A forever country and equestrian ‘Staycation’ offering dual family living options, surrounded by its own 6.72 acres (*TBV) of spacious gardens with good sized pastureland; A detached 5-bedroom master residence plus self-contained adjoining 1 bedroom annexe/ barn conversion, indoor swimming pool and large double garage building (in all just under 4000sq ft), well equipped equestrian facilities plus further outbuildings offering scope to adapt for a variety of uses or possible change of use as holiday lets. The whole is set at the end of a long private drive surrounded by lovely views in a small rural hamlet between Helston and Redruth/Cambourne offering the chance to enjoy a country & equestrian lifestyle with easy access to some of Cornwall’s finest beaches.
The main house offers well-presented versatile accommodation including a mix of contemporary and character features. Ground Floor Reception Hall, large Kitchen with central island and raised fireplace, breakfast room/snug, second kitchen/utility room, large living room with brick fireplace, double bedroom, cloakroom/WC, Indoor swimming Pool room (disused - needs repainting). First Floor – spacious landing, 3 double bedrooms each with en-suite bathrooms, single bedroom and family bathroom. Self-contained single storey annexe /barn conversion Open plan kitchen & living room, inner hall, good sized double bedroom, shower room and WC. Private courtyard garden. Adjoining one side of the house are two large double garages with 2 further store rooms attached. N.B. Scope to adapt to further accommodation/holiday let options (subject to permissions). The equestrian facilities comprise: American style stables barn including 5 full size internal loose boxes, plus detached workshop & hay store, 42m x22m riding arena and good-sized pastureland divided into paddocks. For off road riding and country walks/cycling you are spoilt for choice at the location which boasts many bridleways & walking/cycling trails in easy distance

Location & Area Awareness - Situated with lovely views and on the edge of the hamlet of Farms Common between Helston and Redruth/Camborne. From the latter, there are stations on the London Paddington Line, as well as junctions to the A30(T). Renowned for its Flora Day, Helston is a historic town which was granted its charter in 1201 and was one of the ancient coinage towns where tin ingots were first made and stamped to assess the duty to be paid to the Duke of Cornwall. The town now stands as the gateway to The Lizard Peninsula and offers a comprehensive range of amenities including a fine array of interesting shops and a wealth of traditional inns together with schooling, Community Hospital, Surgery, leisure and recreational facilities.

Accommodation - Refer To The Floor Plans - The Entrance - The approach to Boquio Manor Farm is via a wall splayed entrance and over a stone driveway with post and rail fencing to either side leading up to an extensive stone chipped car parking and turning area for numerous vehicles adjacent to the Double Garage.
The Main House - A spacious and voluminous house with, on the ground floor, an Entrance Hall with a part opaque glazed front door and arched windows to either side with doors to the Annexe, Courtyard Garden and Reception Hall.
GROUND FLOOR -The Kitchen offers range of base and eye level units with rolled worktop surfaces to splashback tiling, a deep earthenware sink unit, space for electric range cooker and standing refrigerator/freezer, matching central island and granite raised fireplace with recesses to either side and glazed door to the garden. Off is a second Kitchen/Utility Room with extensive range of white base and eye level units including sink unit, four electric rings with extractor hood over, inset electric double oven and space for washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer. This room opens to a Snug/Breakfast Room with double-glazed doors to the Garden and access to the Pool Room.
Also on the ground floor, is a well-proportioned Living Room with brick fireplace with raised hearth and double aspect including sliding double-glazed doors to outside Seating Area and a 5th Bedroom with double aspect and built-in wardrobe.
On the FIRST FLOOR off a main Landing, are three Bedrooms, all with En Suite Shower facilities, and a further Bedroom adjacent to which is a Family Bathroom with corner bath, wc, shower room and suspended vanity washbasin.

S. Contained Annexe /Barn Conversion- Refer To The - A single storey self-contained Annexe/barn conversion with a Kitchen and Living Room including a range of base and eye level units, sink unit, space for washing machine, electric cooker and refrigerator/freezer. Off is an Inner Hall with part opaque part glazed door to outside Courtyard Garden and doors off to a Shower Room with tiled shower, pedestal washbasin and wc, and a good-sized Double Bedroom with fitted wardrobes. NB The furnishings and contents of the Annexe (excluding the pine chest of drawers and mirror) are included in the sale.

The Pool Room - An extensive Pool Room with Pool (currently disused and requiring repainting) with adjacent wc and shower facilities, with double-glazed doors to both the front garden and inner courtyard garden.

Equestrian Facilities, Garages & Outbuildings - The Garage - A fine detached double garage with separate double vehicular doors and skylights.
The Workshop - With power and electricity and workbench.
The Hay Store - A block building with open sides.
The Stable Barn - With internal passageway cover and five good Stables - four with hardwood bamboo and caged fronts. Plus secure tack room. Rubber matting included.
All Weather Arena - 22M x 42M post and railed on three sides, granite wall to one with plants etc, sea sand surface.

Land, Garden & Grounds - The Garden - The extensive garden lies to the south and east of the house and are laid mainly to lawn with Cornish hedge borders with various shrubs and there is a garden pond (currently untended).
Land - From the stable barn there is vehicular access direct to three pasture fields and on the southern side of the private entrance driveway is a further pasture field. In total, Boquio Farm extends to about 6.72 Acres (2.72 Hectares).
The acreage stated at the property is *TBV – (To Be Verified), which means that the land has not been formally measured by Equus and or its sellers/clients. A Title Plan from Land Registry will have been acquired, where available, showing the boundary and acreage. Otherwise, an online measuring tool will have been used to ‘check’ the acreage where possible. Interested applicants/buyers are advised that if they have any doubts as to the plot size and wish to have verification of the exact area of the entire plot, they will be required to make their own arrangements, at their own cost, by appointing the services of an accredited company who can measure the area for a compliant Land Registry Title Plan.

Helpful Websites - We recommend that you visit the local authority website pertaining to the property you are interested in buying for all the planning consents / restrictions / history and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and surrounding local area before proceeding in a purchase:
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Services & Outgoings - TENURE: Freehold
SERVICES: Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Solar and Photovoltaic panels.
TAX BAND: Both properties as one C.
EPC RATING: D 56/78. Full ratings & advisories/estimated costs are now online at the .gov web site:
OUTBUILDING/S SERVICES: Electric lights, sockets to double garage, workshop, hay barn and American style barn for the horses.
ANNEXE SERVICES: Oil fired central heating.
POOL HEATING: Rubber solar panel.

Viewing Arrangements - All Viewings are strictly by Appointment with the Vendors’ Agent
Equus Country & Equestrian, South East/South West
Please ensure you follow the current Covid-19 property viewing protocols which can be found on
DISCLAIMER: All prospective buyers view all properties for sale with Equus International Property Ltd at their own risk and neither the Agents, Joint Agents nor the Sellers take responsibility for any damage or injury however caused to themselves or personal belongings or property.
By viewing a property with Equus you accept this disclaimer. If inspecting the outbuildings, equestrian facilities or any other building within the grounds you must wear appropriate clothing and footwear and children must be either left in the car or supervised at all times. Livestock should not be touched and all gates left shut or closed after use.

Directions - From Helston take the B3297 towards Redruth. Drive through the villages of Wendron and Trenear staying on the B3297. About a mile after Trenear, continue through the crossroads signposted to the right towards Porkellis and the entrance to Boquio Farm will then be seen on the left hand side after about a further 900 meters and just before Farms Common.


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Equus Country and Equestrian Property, South East

South East Head Office, Pantiles Chambers, 85 High Street, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 1XP

Equus Country, Equestrian and Village Property specialists are one of the recognised market leaders concentrating entirely on the sale of houses, cottages, farms and equine properties with 1 acre or more, covering the South East of England.

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