Search launched for new tenant to take over traditional Cornish farmstead  

A traditional Cornish farmstead surrounded by productive farmland has been put up for rent on long-term tenancy. 

Tregoweth Farm, between the Creekside village of Mylor Bridge and Penryn, has been launched to the market by Carter Jonas. 

Tregoweth Farm, set within a historic country estate, has been launched to the market by property consultancy Carter Jonas. 

The site, located approximately halfway between the Creekside village of Mylor Bridge and the harbour town of Penryn, comprises a three-bedroom farmhouse with a compact range of traditional farm buildings and approximately 123 acres of productive arable pasture and parkland within a mile of both Mylor Bridge and Penryn. 

The farm is available to let as a whole by informal tender for a long-term tenancy of up to 15 years. 

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Traditional farm 

The holding’s traditional Cornish stone-built farmhouse has three bedrooms, a modern fitted kitchen with a separate dining room, and lounge. 

At the rear of the farmhouse, there is a concrete yard with a compact range of timber and stone-built farm buildings.  

The buildings have been well maintained and have been recently used for storage and workshop space. 

Historically, Tregoweth has been occupied as a traditional farm, something the estate owners hope to continue. However, they acknowledge that diversification may be necessary to make a holding of Tregoweth’s proportions viable, and proposals including diversification ideas are welcomed in applications for the tenancy. 

Caroline Raspison, Carter Jonas associate at the firm’s Truro office, said: “It is a great opportunity for a tenant to reside on-farm in a delightful location. 

“A timber-framed former cow kennel building could be adapted to be brought back into use as livestock housing, and there is scope for expansion of the yard, including into the former silage pit.” 

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Going back to sheep grazing

Tregoweth Farm’s land is a mix of gently undulating arable, pasture and parkland. Previously, the farm had been run as a mixed-sheep and arable enterprise in rotation with wheat, barley, cauliflowers and grass.  

More recently some of the ground has been put into the winter bird food option under Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship. 

The main block of around 68 acres surrounds the farmhouse and yard, heading north-eastwards to wrap around Bagatelle Plantation, a piece of estate woodland, while a further block of around 20 acres sits on the other side of Bagatelle Lane, a private access track on which the tenant will have a right of way, sloping northwards towards the stream. 

The remainder of the land comprises part of the estate’s parkland called Lawn Fields, accessed over Bagatelle Lane.  

Lawn Fields extends to approximately 35 acres and is a historic area of pasture, with mature in-field trees overlooked by the Georgian Manor, Enys House. 

In recent years this land has been mown for hay, but it was previously grazed with sheep. The estate would like to see this land grazed again, welcoming any proposals for collaboration between the tenant and the adjoining Enys Gardens. 

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