Helsett Farm offers prospective purchasers the opportunity to acquire a versatile livestock, arable and residential holding in the picturesque hills of north Cornwall. The farm extends to approximately 246.18 acres (99.63 hectares) and includes a four bedroom converted barn with attached annex and a further two bedroom barn conversion.
The land is predominately productive pastureland with additional areas of grazing, woodland and conservation land, which add to the amenity value of the property. The farm also boasts a range of modern farm buildings and a 50 kilowatt ground mounted solar array site.
Ostlers, which is constructed of stone under a slate roof, lies in a slightly elevated position to the south and west of the farm buildings. The property forms part of a large range of barns which also incorporate The Leat and attached Annex.
Ostlers offers reverse accommodation with two good sized Double Bedrooms, Bathroom and airing cupboard on the ground floor. Stairs lead up to an open plan Kitchen/Living Room with fitted kitchen and wood burner. Off the living room is a good sized Shower Room.
All of the residential properties benefit from oil fired central heating and double glazing.
THE LEAT & ANNEX
Attached to Ostlers is The Leat, a 4 bedroom barn conversion with reverse accommodation. The property can be accessed either via double doors off the courtyard on the ground floor or via a set of external steps on the southern elevation, which provide direct access into the first floor Kitchen.
On the ground floor there is a principal ensuite Double Bedroom and two further Double Bedrooms with a shared Bathroom. Behind the staircase is a large walk in Airing Cupboard.
Stairs lead up to a large open plan Kitchen/Living Room with fitted units and an island. Please note that the wood burner is not included in the sale. Off the Living Room is a further Double Bedroom with ensuite Shower Room.
The annex, which is attached to The Leat by a linkway on the first floor, provides additional annex accommodation and living space for The Leat. On the ground floor, the Annex has two versatile rooms which are currently used as an Office and Double Bedroom. Off the office is a Shower Room with additional access into the hallway. Stairs lead up to a small galley Kitchen area with large Living Room off.
The land, which extends in total to 246.18 acres, lies predominately to the south and east of the farmstead. There is good access to much of the land either from the farmstead, internal farm track or the adjoining council road on the western boundary of the property.
The majority of the land comprises gently sloping and productive pastureland and is divided into good sized enclosures which are well suited to modern machinery and farming practices. The land is currently certified as organic and cropped to pasture but the majority of the land would appear to be suited to supporting arable cropping rotations.
Forming part of the boundary of the land is a strip of most attractive mixed broadleaved woodland sloping down to the River Valency. In addition, there are further interspersed areas of steeper grazing and conservation land which, in conjunction with the woodland, add to the overall amenity of the land and offer further sporting and conservation opportunities alike.
The farm buildings are positioned to the north and west of the residential properties and include the following:
1. Cow kennel building of timber frame construction under a sheeting roof with 140 kennels and central feed area. Please note that the robot and associated equipment is excluded from the sale.
2. Further loose boxes adjoining the cow kennels. Timber frame construction with dung walling under a boxed profile sheeting roof.
3. Loose housing of timber frame construction with concrete block walling under a galvanised iron sheeting roof. Measuring approximately 75ft x 60ft.
4. Prefabricated former parlour building with 14/24 herringbone parlour, adjoining dairy and 4,300 litre capacity bulk tank.
5. 4 bay tractor shed measuring approximately 60ft x 25ft. Timber frame construction with sleeper walls on two sides under a sheeting roof.
6. Former processing area and preparation room for the ice cream business measuring 62ft x 26ft. Concrete block construction under a galvanised iron roof.
7. Single storey traditional barn of stone construction under a slate roof. Part of a larger L-shaped range of traditional barns. In total approximately 480ft².
8. Purpose built stabling with 6 loose boxes. Timber construction under an asbestos roof with central yard.
9. Silage clamp with sleeper walls and self-contained effluent tank.
10. Slurry store.
A number of these buildings would be suitable to service a wide range of equestrian or livestock enterprises.
To the south and south west of the farmstead is a 50kilowatt ground mounted solar array site which is on a 25 year lease to Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited which commenced in December 2011.