10 bedroom detached house for sale

Talland Bay, Looe

Guide Price £2,100,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An attractive residential farm offering extensive accommodation
  • Imposing dwelling house with ancillary residential/letting units situated close to Talland Bay as featured
  • Barns with planning consent for residential conversion, a site within which is a derelict covered yard.
  • For Sale as a Whole or in Four Lots

Full description

Talland Barton is set in one of the most sought after locations in South East Cornwall within walking distance of Talland Bay and the beach itself in this beautiful area.

Facilities in Talland Bay are naturally limited, although there are two cafés near the beach, the exclusive Talland Bay Hotel and opposite the property itself is a 13th Century Church with Celtic origins. 

Talland is believed to take its name from St Tallanus.  Less wholesome tales in the Bay are of smuggling synonymous within the area. In the 18th Century, the church was said to be haunted by evil spirits who could be seen at night, however, they were more likely to be smugglers engaged in their nocturnal activity.  The property sits approximately 1¼ miles west of Looe and 2 miles east of Polperro on the south coast of Cornwall, both being popular resorts and frequented by large numbers of visitors in the summer.

Leisure activities in the area are as numerous as they are diverse, the south coast is famous for its sailing, the north coast for its surfing, whilst walking in the area is superb especially on the south coast path.  There are numerous golf courses in South East Cornwall including the championship course at St Mellion, along with Whitsand Bay, whilst closer still is Bindown near Looe. The market town of Liskeard is situated approximately 10 miles to the north of Talland Bay and offers a range of retail, leisure and educational facilities, along with primary and secondary schooling and a fortnightly livestock market.  

The close by town of Looe, which is famous as a fishing and holiday resort, offers most facilities which one would expect of a town of this size  including primary and secondary education.

For more extensive amenities, one must travel to the city of Plymouth where there is a 
comprehensive range of retail, leisure and education facilities, along with a mainline railway station, ferry port and coach station. 


Lot 1: Farmhouse, adjoining buildings with planning consent for residential conversion and the whole amounting to 16.20 acres (6.56 hectares).

Lot 2: Approximately 62.58 acres (25.33 hectares) of agricultural land.

Lot 3:       Land to the south of the holding being approximately 45.04 acres (18.23 hectares).

Lot 4:        0.62 acres (0.25 hectares) of land within which is a derelict covered yard.

Talland Barton is a superb property comprising a Barton House, with a collection of traditional and more modern agricultural buildings close by, which have planning consent for residential conversion into two units.  The whole amounting to 124.44 acres (50.37 hectares).  As mentioned above, the property is just a few hundred yards from the beautiful beach in Talland Bay, one of the areas more exclusive coastal locations in the South West. The property is approached off a quiet parish road, leading onto gravelled parking and turning areas. The garden is directly contiguous to the front of the dwelling. 



The accommodation comprises:- 

Storm Porch with windows to side, shelving and front entrance door leading to:
Entrance Hall with tiled floor, stairs leading to first floor, attractive leaded and frosted glass window, under stairs storage cupboard, tiled floor, part glazed door to Inner Hall and door to:

Sitting Room (17’7 x 16’9) (5.36m x 5.11m) with window and window seat to front overlooking garden, fireplace with stone surround, timber mantle, picture rail, radiator and artex ceiling.

Inner Hall with timber panelling to half wall height, door to under stairs storage cupboard, two steps to rear hall and door to:

Dining Room (16’8 x 13’6) (5.08m x 4.11m) having a window with seat to front overlooking garden, part panelled walls, wall lights, ceiling beams, radiator and feature wall alcove with glazed door to:

Rear Hall with window to rear, tiled floor, telephone point, partitioned wall to ground floor apartment, shelving and part glazed door to:

Kitchen (21’2 x 12’4) (6.45m x 3.76m) having a fitted range of wall and base units with work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel 1½ bowl sink unit and ‘Electrolux’ ceramic four ring hob with extractor fan over.  Built-in eye level ‘Tricity Bendix’ oven, space and plumbing for dishwasher, oil fired ‘Aga’ providing cooking facilities and domestic hot  water.  Beamed ceiling, part glazed stable door with window to side to:

Rear Porch/Utility (19’ x 10’2) (5.79m x 3.10m) with a small range of wall and base units with work surface over, plumbing for washing machine, hot water tap, saddle racks, cloak hanging area and rear door with windows to side.

First Floor Landing doors to all upstairs accommodation, radiator, telephone point, part timber panelled walls and doors to airing cupboard housing a ‘Hercal’ hot water tank with immersion heater and slatted shelving to side and over.

Bedroom One (9’4 x 8’5) (2.84m x 2.57m excluding window recess) with window to front overlooking the gardens, radiator, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, shelf and mirror, wall mounted TV bracket and built-in wardrobe with louvre doors and shelving.

Bedroom Two (14’4 x 8’4) (4.37m x 2.54m) with window to front, radiator, wall mounted TV bracket.  Double doors to:

En Suite Shower Room  with corner shower unit, pedestal hand basin with light and shaver point over, WC and tiled walls.

Bedroom Three (15’2 x 12’3) (4.62m x 3.73m (max) as irregular in shape) having an obscure glazed window to side and window to front with deep tiled sill enjoying a   pleasant outlook, vanity unit in recess with shelving and cupboard under. Radiator.

Bathroom (7’11 x 4’6) (2.41m x 1.37m) having a corner bath with tap shower attachment, pedestal wash basin with mirror and light with shaver point over, tiled walls and obscure glazed window to rear.

WC having a WC, obscure glazed window with tiled sill and part tiled walls.

Bedroom Four (18’ x 15’11) (5.49m x 4.85m (min)) with window to front overlooking garden, radiator, picture rail and double doors to:

En Suite Bathroom with suite comprising WC, panelled bath and pedestal wash basin. Radiator/towel rail, window with deep sill and timber panelling to walls.

Bedroom Five (14’6 x 12’9) (4.42m x 3.89m (min)) with window to front overlooking garden, picture rail and radiator.  

En Suite Shower Room (7’6 x 5’) (2.29m x 1.52m) with corner shower unit, wash basin with tiled splashback and mirror over, WC and window to rear with tiled sill.

From the front garden steps lead to the front door:-

Open Plan Living Room Kitchen (16’9 x 13’11) (5.11m x 4.24m) with window to front overlooking garden.  Kitchen area with fitted wall and base units and work surfaces over, oven and hob with extractor fan over, breakfast bar with cupboards under, radiator, loft access, artex ceiling and door to:

Rear Hall with doors off to:

Lounge/Bedroom One (15’5 x 13’ max) (4.70m x 3.96m) with window to front, feature period fireplace, picture rail, coved ceiling and radiator.

Bedroom Two (18’11 x 9’ max) (5.77m x 2.74m) with window to rear, ceiling coving and radiator and pedestal wash basin.

Shower Room with pedestal wash basin and shaver light over, WC, shower cubicle, tiled walls and radiator.


Access from the front garden to:

Sitting Room (14’4 x 12’9) (4.37m x 3.89m) with window and door to front, feature fireplace with stone surround and granite hearth, ceiling coving, radiator and open access to:

Kitchen (11’11 x 8’8) (3.63m x 2.64m) with a fitted range of wall and base units with work surfaces over incorporating a stainless steel sink unit and drainer, oven and hob with extractor fan over. Tiled floor, spotlighting and window to rear.

Rear Hall with tiled floor, window to lounge and doors to:

Bedroom One (12’10 x 11’6) (3.91m x 3.51m) having a window to front with seat, radiator and coved ceiling.

Bedroom Two (9’10 x 8’4) (3m (max) x 2.5m (min)) having a window to rear and radiator.

Shower Room having a pedestal wash basin with shaving light, WC, shower cubicle, tiled wall and radiator.

Bedroom Three (13’1 x 13’1) (3.99m x 3.99m) with bay window to front, ceiling coving and radiator.

The Lilac and Rosemary Apartments have been let for holiday and residential occupation.  In addition, the present occupier has run a Bed and Breakfast business from the house. 

The property is approached via a gravelled parking and turning area, with a concreted path leading to a gate and semi circular enclosed garden area to the front porch. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn and are on two levels.  The main lawn is enclosed within stone walling and a variety of mature shrub and tree borders. A small stone outhouse under a slate roof can be located close to the entrance.  There is a second gravelled parking and turning area on the upper garden area, with a path leading to a paved patio area and both apartments.  Within the garden are greenhouses. 

Talland Barton Farmhouse ‘F’
Rosemary Apartment ‘A’
Lilac Apartment ‘A’

Talland Barton Farmhouse ‘E’
Rosemary Apartment ‘D’
Lilac Apartment ‘D’

The outbuildings comprise a range of traditional and more recent buildings set around a large concreted yard to the west of the farmhouse. The buildings comprise: Stone built former COOLER HOUSE (14’ x 10’) (4.27m x 3.05m) under a slate roof.

Former SHIPPON (48’ x 17’) (14.63m x 5.18m) constructed of concrete block under a corrugated sheet roof and divided into four loose boxes.

Adjacent to the parish road is a stone and block built STORE SHED (27’ x 9’) (8.23m x 2.74m) with an adjoining former SHIPPON (53’ x 15’) (16.15m x 4.57m) predominately constructed of stone under a slate roof with part cobbled floor.  To the front of the above two buildings is a steel framed open fronted SHED (43’9 x 39’11) (13.34m x 12.17m) which provides a covered yard area.

STORAGE SHED (29’3 x 15’9) (8.92m x 4.8m) part stone and concrete block under a  corrugated sheet roof, external concrete steps to former first floor (now removed). Adjoining stone built and corrugated sheet roof LEAN-TO (29’5 x 8’3) (8.97m x 2.51m).

To the west of the yard is a single storey stone built BARN (36’ x 16’5) (10.97m x 5m) affording two LOOSE BOXES and feed area.  Adjoining two stone built STABLES (25’6 x 16’5 max) (7.77m x 5m).  Directly adjacent is the main stone and block built two storey BARN (43’ x 27’6) (13.11m x 8.38m) with a stone built LEAN-TO (43’ x 14’) (13.11m x 4.27m) with two stables and feed room and loft store room.  To the far side of the farm buildings is a schooling area, which may be accessed from the yard.


Grant of Conditional Planning Consent was issued by Cornwall Council on 2nd March 2017 (Application Number: PA 16/10719) for the conversion of two redundant barns into residential use.  These barns are situated within the main yard as described above.

The planning application and plans relating to the proposed conversions were undertaken by Mr Andrew Thomas of AHT Design, The Old Chapel, Chapel Row, Widegates, Looe,  Cornwall PL13 1QB.  Tel: 01503 240748.  Email: admin@ahtdesign.co.uk.  Web: www.ahtdesign.co.uk 

A copy of the planning consent, along with the plans relating to the conversions, maybe  inspected at the agent’s Liskeard office during normal working hours. 

The proposed accommodation for Barn One will afford a lobby, utility, lounge, kitchen,  dining room, four en-suite bedrooms, one with a dressing room.
The proposed accommodation for Barn Two will afford a study, cloakroom, lounge, diner, kitchen, utility, two bathrooms and five bedrooms. 

The proposed conversion plans for both barns may be found as a separate insert within this sale brochure. 
The extent of this land may be identified from the map annexed being marked in blue.  The land on the eastern side is principally level or gently sloping but OS 9005 falls away to a valley on the western side.  The land has a parish road frontage being easily accessible and contained within good size enclosures in pasture.  There is a spring, along with a natural water supply, in the north west corner of OS 2188.

This parcel of land may be identified from the map marked green and being directly contiguous to the coastline and directly south of Talland Church.  This land is in pasture, with the more level land being on the northern side but falling away to the coast in a southerly aspect and similarly to the west.  There is a spring water supply.  In the north west corner is a small car park and beach. 

This comprises a small area of land contiguous to the parish road within which are the  remains of a burnt out covered yard.  This would afford itself for possibly replacement, or an alternative use, subject to planning consent.  All prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority.  No services connected. 

One of the Vendor’s and occupier has registered the land for the Basic Payment Scheme and corresponding Entitlements will be available to the Purchaser(s) by way of separate negotiation.  If such Entitlements are acquired, the occupant (not Kivells as selling agents, unless specifically instructed in writing to do so) shall transfer the necessary Entitlements commensurate with the eligible area of the property and bear any costs.  The occupier has claimed in the current year and therefore there shall be no apportionment of the money claimed during any scheme year between the parties. 

The plan of the land is based on Ordnance Survey extracts and Rural Payments Agency’s (RPA) maps and the areas are not guaranteed and intending Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.  Such plan has been prepared by The Mapping Company (UK) Limited, Little Cutsey, Taunton, Somerset TA3 7NY. 

The property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way, which cross the property. 

Any Purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither the Vendor nor the Vendor’s agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the   ownership thereof.  Should any dispute arise as to the boundaries or any points on the   particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question shall be referred to the    Vendor’s agent, whose  decision acting as expert, shall be final.

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Water as previously described.  Private drainage. 

Cornwall Council, Luxstowe House, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3DZ.  Electricity: E-On Energy Solutions Ltd, Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park,         Coventry CV4 8LG.

From Plymouth take the A38 towards Liskeard.  Then take the B3251 towards Looe.  At Looe, cross the bridge and head towards Polperro.  At the top of the hill take the left signposted to Talland.  Talland Barton will then be found on the right hand side after about one mile, opposite the Church.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only. We are open from at least 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturdays. 

Kivells Farms & Land Department, 7-8 Bay Tree Hill, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4BE.  Tel: 01579 345543.  Email: peter.hooper@kivells.com

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