Widegates, Looe


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A courtyard of converted attractive stone barns enjoying a peaceful and rural secluded position. 3 bedroom (potentially 5 STP) principal barn, and 2 converted holiday let barns. Glorious views, outbuildings, productive farmland and streamside deciduous woodland.17.86 acres in all. EPC Band C & D.


Colvase Farm lies on the edge of the small Cornish village of Widegates and enjoys a peaceful and rural secluded position at the end of a long private drive. Widegates sits within attractive east Cornwall countryside close to the coast. There is a primary school academy, farm shop and useful village shop and in the nearby village of Hessenford, there is a church and thriving public house. The popular coastal villages of Seaton and Downderry offer further facilities within 3 - 5 miles, and are popular for their thriving tourist industry. The property lies approximately mid way between the fishing town of Looe and former market town of Liskeard. Branch line railway services are available from Looe with main line services to London Paddington via Plymouth, available from Liskeard (3 hours).



Colvase is a substantial two storey barn with 3 bedrooms (with potential to create a further 2 further bedrooms STP). It boasts stunning views across the Cornish countryside. The accommodation is light and airy, and well proportioned, with an open plan aspect to the living areas. It is presented to a high standard and has a wealth of character features. It is offered with pasture grazing paddocks and there are pleasant walks through the woodland offered with the barns. The 2 other barns are positioned around the quadrangle courtyard.


Courtyard of converted attractive stone barns with out buildings and approximately 18 acres of sloping pasture and stream side deciduous woodland:


A substantial stone barn under a slate roof with character features including slate floors, exposed timber beams and roof trusses, combined with contemporary features such as a modern kitchen and travertine bathrooms, glazed balustrading and a video intercom linked to electric gates. The open plan, reverse accommodation is light and airy and well proportioned.

On the first floor is a modern kitchen/breakfast room with timber floors, oak floor-mounted units with timber work-surfaces, stone work-surface over an island unit, built-in appliances including Neff oven, oven/grill, steam oven and microwave, Liebherr fridge and freezer, induction hob with extract hood over. Both the kitchen and an impressive dining and living room area have a double height vaulted ceiling and the living area has galleried views over the double height hall below. External doors lead from the kitchen and the living room down stone steps to the lawned garden to the east.

The entrance lobby, hall, 3 bedrooms, a Jack and Jill bathroom are on the ground floor. The adjoining holiday let conversion has been incorporated into the main dwelling and could provide a practical utility room a 2nd wetroom and 2nd entrance with the potential to create 2 further bedrooms (STP)


The main barn enjoys a private garden to the east laid mainly to lawn with a large paved seating area in front of a timber framed open fronted pavilion with a sedum roof. To the north is a double height workshop and generous range of outbuildings.


There are two further converted barns (Barns 1 and 2) that have planning consent for holiday let use, but could be equally suited (STP) to be used as annexe accommodation or a home office.

Barn 1: On the western side of the courtyard is a two storey converted barn. Slate steps lead up to the front door and into the timber floored entrance lobby. A glazed bridge leads to a living room with a woodburner and a timber built-in L-shaped desk. There are timber floors throughout the 1st floor. Steps lead down to a ground floor kitchen, shower room and bedroom. The kitchen has a slate floor and access to the outside. There is a well equipped modern kitchen with built-in fridge and microwave. A modern high spec shower room has a glazed shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.

Barn 2: Attached to Barn 1 is a second holiday letting unit with an impressive 1 height open plan kitchen, living, dining room accessed through a disabled width front door. The exposed timber trusses tower over a slate floor. The kitchen is well equipped with a built-in Neff oven, an induction hob, cooker hood, built-in fridge and a freestanding woodburning stove. A double bedroom and contemporary shower room are accessed off this. The bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, exposed timber truss and purlins and an attractive ledge and brace oak door.

Along the southern side of the courtyard is a range of single storey barns incorporating a 3 bay open fronted wagon house car port, various storage rooms and plant room accommodating the bore hole filters and equipment, controls for the solar thermal hot water system and the oil boiler for the hot water and under-floor heating system for all the barns.


The land comprises 13.9 acres of mainly sloping pasture fields, and an attractive run of almost 4 acres of deciduous woodland which runs alongside the stream which forms the southern boundary. There is an attractive orchard adjacent to the garden.



Borehole water supply, mains electricity, septic tank drainage, thermal solar hot water, oil boiler to underfloor heating throughout and h/w backup. Outbuildings: Mains electricity and lighting. Land: watercourse/stream.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY. T: 0300 123 4100.


All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.


A plan, which is not to be relied upon, is attached to these sale particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.


Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of livestock or on any uneven ground.


Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed Agents, Stags Launceston Office on 01566 774999.


From Liskeard, proceed south towards Saltash on the A38. After 2 miles, take the right turn onto the B3252, signed Looe. Proceed for a further 2 miles. Just after a layby on the right, take the turning on the left signposted Hessenford (A387). After a short distance, turn left at the crossroads. Continue along this No Through Road, which turns into Colvase Farm drive. Lot 2 is at the end of the drive.


These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purposes.

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