5 Bedroom Detached House (Now Sold)

Polmarth, Widegates, Looe, Cornwall

Further Information
Key Features
  • Central heating
  • Garden
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Conservatory
  • Stabling, yard, tack room, offices
  • Double glazed
  • Parking
  • Broadband/ADSL
  • 3 acre paddock
  • Detached 1 bedroom annexe
Full Description

Polmarth is an impressive large 5 bed/4 bath multi level barn conversion finished to a very high spec, located in a very sort after area of beautiful south east cornwall. The total plot extends to just over 4 acres which includes an adjacent 3 acre paddock with stabling and a detached 1 bedroom self contained cottage, also finished to a high spec. The detached cottage has it's own modern fitted kitchen, bedroom, shower/toilet room, lounge, wifi, gas boiler for hot water, oven & hob and would be perfect as additional accommodation for a family member or as B&B or holiday let (has full planning permission). The cottage also boasts its own undercover parking and private large lawned garden at the rear with mature trees & shrubbery, overlooking a large pretty pond. The converted barn and cottage are themselves set amongst the mature gardens with several borders, shrubbery, lawns, ponds and parterre herb garden with fountain, BBQ area with large BBQ brick oven, all surrounded by mature oak, sycamore, beech and elm creating a stunning, private and secluded setting. This large extensive unique property with many original period features really needs to be seen to be appreciated.

The adjacent 3 acre paddock has its own stabling, shelters and yard area with its own water and electricity supply. There are also very impressive outbuildings all with their own electricity supply consisting of a 2 story hay barn/clock tower with tack room and 1st floor office all finished to an extremely high spec. A separate and secluded fully insulated large modern timber studio/office, 3 separate additional barns consisting of a woodshed, coal shed and workshop. The property has parking for at least 5 cars in the main courtyard and a further parking area for several more cars through an archway to a separate private courtyard. The main barn itself is on 4 different levels with the bedrooms and one reception room being on the ground level, the lounge, further additional reception room, library/bedroom and toilet/utitlity on the second level, then through and down in to the kitchen which boasts 2 conservatories, a large fully fitted utility room and larder and a stunning spiral staircase leading to a master en suite bedroom above.

ACCOMMODATION of the Main Barn


Wooden glazed door leading into:-


With a split staircase rising to the first floor. Ceramic patterned tiled flooring, wooden window to the front elevation, solid Oak flooring, radiators with decorative covers, beamed ceiling, exposed stone work to walls and arrow-slit wooden window to the front elevation. Doors off.


Wooden window to the front elevation with exposed stone work to walls.


Panelled bath with tiled surround, low level W.C. and pedestal hand wash basin. Water connected for a corner shower cubicle with tiled surround. Heated towel rail, obscure wooden double glazed window to the side elevation.


Beamed ceiling, wall lights and exposed stone walls.


Built-in storage cupboards to recess areas. Solid Oak flooring, exposed stone walls, arrow-slit wooden windows to the front elevation and beamed ceiling. Slate step and door into:-


Free standing roll top bath with claw feet, pedestal hand wash basin with circular bowl and mixer tap, low level W.C. and corner walk-in shower with slate shelving and tiled surround. Wooden window to the front elevation with slate sill. Heated towel rail and tiled floor.

Step from inner hall leading into:-


Fitted shelving, wall and base units, wood flooring and further slate step into:-


Wood flooring, beamed ceiling, ceiling spotlights, wooden window and double doors to the side elevation. Part exposed stone walls and wooden steps to:-


Wooden window to the front elevation.


Free standing roll top bath with claw feet, pedestal hand wash basin and low level W.C. Double glazed wooden window to the side elevation, heated towel rail, wall lighting, exposed stone work to one wall, tiled flooring, wall extractor fan and beamed ceiling.

Stairs rise to:-




Feature balustrade and central hanging light. Wood flooring throughout, feature arrow-slit wooden window to the front elevation and further wooden windows to the front. Beamed ceiling with exposed A-frames, exposed stonework to walls and feature log burner on raised slate hearth. Wooden window to the rear elevation, ceiling spotlights and wooden double doors opening onto:-


Double doors and steps leading down to the external ground floor.


Column style radiator, wooden window to the front elevation, beamed ceiling, ceiling spotlights and exposed stonework to one wall.


Low level W.C., hand wash basin and wooden window to the rear elevation. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Wood flooring, partially tiled walls and fitted shelving.

Solid Oak doors from the living / dining room into:-


Bespoke handmade kitchen suite comprising of a range of wooden base units, solid wooden block working surfaces incorporating matching drawers and one and a half bowl sink unit with drainer and flexible mixer tap, feature marble insert, integrated dishwasher, central island unit with matching drawers and shelving with four gas ring hob and slate worktops. Feature solid fuel Rayburn (operates the central heating and domestic hot water), wood flooring throughout, beamed ceiling, ceiling spotlights and double wooden doors to the side elevation opening onto a Mediterranean style eatery. Feature circular staircase to the second floor. Further wooden doors with glazed side panels leading into:-


uPVC double glazed windows and uPVC double glazed doors to the side and front. Ceramic tiled flooring.


Range of handmade wooden wall and base units incorporating

window to the rear elevation. Stable door to the side with access to the kitchen garden. Walk-in pantry with fitted shelving, ceramic tiled flooring and lighting.

Spiral staircase from the kitchen / diner leads up to:-


Wooden windows to both the side and rear elevations, ceiling spotlights, eaves storage and doorway into:-


Recently refitted with shower cubicle having mains shower inset and tiled surround, low level W.C., pedestal hand wash basin, heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights and wooden window to the rear elevation.

ACCOMMODATION of the 1 bedroom detached self contained barn

A converted barn offering self contained accommodation comprising of Living/dining Room with double doors opening onto a rear garden, spacious fitted kitchen, shower room and a double bedroom. The barn has its own gas central heating and mains electric.

To the front of the barn there is a car port area and to the rear is an enclosed rear garden with wooded patio area.


The property is approached by a long private drive to a wooden gate into a courtyard area where there is parking for several vehicles and storage area/port for a trailer. There is an attractive stone archway which opens into a further courtyard which can also park several vehicles. Within the plot there are various useful outbuildings including:-


An attractive and well built hay barn, block construction with stone facing and slate roof. Power and lighting with water and access to:-


Power and lighting and double glazed wooden window to the side elevation. A wrought iron staircase from the ground level leads up to:-


An unusual clock tower, entered via a wooden door with power and lighting, wood flooring, ceiling beams and double glazed wooden window to the side elevation. To the rear of this building is an area for quad bike storage with five bar gates.

There are three access gates into the paddock area where there is a hard standing which leads to a modern:-


Timber construction. With three boxes and a further hay store with power, lighting and water.


Block built with slate and stone elevations.


Block built with slate roof and double glazed wooden window to the front and side elevations. Power and lighting. Double wooden opening doors to the front.


Block built with lighting and a large coal bunker.


The main gardens are a big feature to the property with access from the conservatory to a private patio and BBQ area with BBQ oven. The current owners are in the process of constructing a Mediterranean style outdoor eatery with canopy roof which is fantastic for dining having views over the garden.

There is a lower garden with many established mature trees and an abundance of shrubs with a large pond. A gravelled pathway leads through the garden to the side elevation of the property where the kitchen garden can be found and a central feature water fountain with steps leading down to the front porch. Within the garden there is an:-

OUTBUILDING - Studio/Office

Modern design of timber construction with sloped felt roof and feature circular window. Currently used as an “Editing Suite” which is fully acoustically fitted and would suit a musician or could be used for other recreational hobbies and can be included in the sale by separate negotiation.


Mains electricity and water (metered). Private drainage via septic tank. A 1,000 litre rainwater tank is located next to the hay barn supplying water to the paddock and also having a mains feed.


The barns have been sympathetically converted over the past 20 years retaining many original and period features with the current owners having lived in the property for 18 years. The adjacent paddock is currently used for horses but is extremely versatile and has good access from the gardens. The property has its own small holding number, has private waste, private LPG, mains electricity and mains water. The main barn is centrally heated by a new multi fuel Rayburn boiler and oven with an additional large multi fuel wood burner in the main lounge area. The detached 1 bedroom barn is heated via a small modern gas boiler. The property is set in a lovely rural location with far reaching and stunning views over the surrounding countryside and moors beyond.

The entire property can be reached via its own long private drive off a small lane and yet only minutes from the towns of Liskeard and Looe and the main A38 from Plymouth which is approx 18 miles away. The southern coastline and quaint fishing village of Looe is approx 4 miles away, with its own schools and shops and the market town of Liskeard with its own mainline train station, supermarkets and schools is also only 4 miles away. There are two village primary schools, a golf course, farm shop and post office all within 2 miles of the property. Newquay airport is only 40 minutes south with regular daily links to London.

Being situated in the very desirable South East Cornwall means that commuting to larger cities such as Plymouth, Truro and even London can be easily achieved! This property really must be viewed to appreciate its unique qualities and quiet, secluded location.

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