Penvith Farmhouse, St Martin, Nr Looe
Steeped in history, Penvith Farmhouse is a Grade II listed building which is said to date back to the mid 17th century. This property is bursting with character and period features to include envious flagstone floors throughout the sitting room, dining room and hallway. In addition, wooden floorboards and exposed stone fireplaces provide a wealth of charm and warmth throughout the property. Sitting in approx. two acres of gardens, wild meadow and woodland and graced with stunning countryside views this property is immaculately presented and offers an idyllic and peaceful space and is within approx. a one mile walk of the cove of Millendreath and the coastline that follows. Penvith Farmhouse is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the excellent beaches, coastline walks and scenery that the area has to offer.
The fine details
Penvith Farmhouse can only be described as a stunning example of a Grade II listed property that is lovingly looked after and well maintained. The light areas see sun beams that shine through the wood windows with their deep sills and stable doors that offer further light across the property. There are exposed beams, slate flagstone floors and areas of stone walling that have been uncovered to create further character. Furthermore, some original latch doors and A frame exposed timbers to the first floor only continue to compliment this attractive Farmhouse.
To the ground floor the property offers generous accommodation to include a library/study, dining room and sitting room with feature fireplace housing a wood burning stove. There is a well-equipped Oak and Granite topped farmhouse kitchen with centre island giving access to a separate utility and stable door giving access out to the private kitchen courtyard. There is a ground floor bedroom with an ensuite shower room and another downstairs shower room that is also used as the properties downstairs WC. From this space there is a door out to a courtyard and a wooden staircase that leads up to bedroom six which is currently used as an art room.
The split-level landing to the first floor offers four double bedrooms and a generous and luxurious family bathroom that offers a slipper bath and large separate shower cubicle. The character continues throughout the first floor with wooden floors, deep windowsills with storage and latch doors. From the landing a wooden staircase leads back down to the kitchen.
The property is accessed via a gravel driveway with parking for numerous vehicles and offers a detached double garage with workshop. The front of the property is laid to lawn with Cornish stone walling and a pedestrian foot path leads you into the Farmhouse. To the side of the property there is a patio area where you can access the dining room through a glazed door, this area is secluded and has fruit trees to include apple and pear. From the parking area, a series of newly created steps with sleepers and shingle lead to a further private courtyard which gives access to the utility area. Beyond the garage there is a gentle slope up to lawned areas and wild woodland with some secluded spots offering splendid views of the surrounding countryside. Bluebells and Crocus are due to flower, a real sight with a perfume in the air.
This Farmhouse sits neatly in a tranquil and peaceful location on the rural outskirts of the pretty fishing village of Looe. Everyday amenities can be met in Looe with many shops, restaurants, galleries and pubs together with a working fishing fleet. There is a branch line linking Liskeard on to Penzance, Plymouth and Paddington. More comprehensive needs are met by the local market town of Liskeard which has all the amenities expected from a thriving busy market town and can be found a short drive away.
It is believed that the site in which Penvith Farmhouse now sits dates to as early as the 13th century. There was a manor house at Penvith, probably where the front garden of the old farmhouse is now. The farms hereabouts are ancient and have royal connections. The three major estates of Bucklawren, Boddiga and Treveria (which between them probably incorporated Penvith) were owned by King Harold, the ill-fated runner up in the Battle of Hastings. The new King, William, noted them in the Domesday Book, and presented the lands to the Monastery of St Stephen in Launceston. The neighbouring property is known to have 17th century ancient smugglers tunnels. N.B – this history paragraph has been taken from the internet and is here for interpretation only.
Floorplan – Our floorplans are created with a degree of accuracy, however when referring to them - please only use them as a guide to the size of the rooms. Services – Mains; electricity, mains water, oil fired range and heating. Local Authority - Cornwall Council Council Tax Band - E EPC – F. Certificate Number - 9018-3095-7297-3845-3960. Expires March 2025