The wildest of dreams

A rare and exciting renovation opportunity in the heart of Cornwall’s wild Lizard peninsula


It’s rare to find a person that hasn’t dreamed of cultivating their own perfect home, in a setting unrivalled in natural beauty. Gwendreath Farm, located on the eastern side of the Lizard peninsula provides such an opportunity, in a location which is equally wild and beautiful. Not only does this precious find have pre-approved planning permission, it is also set amongst the backdrop of an area in Cornwall which is rich in both history and biodiversity.


The Lizard peninsula is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, characterised by its past ties to both smugglers and pilchard fishing. Amongst its most well-known villages is Cadgwith, just a short drive away from the farm, and home to quintessential Cornish fisherman’s cottages with white-washed stone and thatched roofs. Closer still is Ruan Minor, a small community and village with a shop and post office. Helston town lies approximately ten miles to the north and has a good selection of shops, banks, schools, restaurants and pubs.


The property itself is situated a ten-minute woodland walk from Kennack Sands, a stunning private beach which is open to the public. Backed by a nature reserve, the beach is a well-known family favourite and is a popular surf spot in the summer months, during which it is lifeguarded. In more temperamental weather conditions the waves can be heard from the farm, creating an atmospheric backdrop to a property destined to be a place of respite and secluded comfort for its future occupants.

Consisting of two disused barns, planning permission has been granted by Cornwall Council for three individual dwellings. Included are two single-storey, three-bedroom semi-detached properties with an open-plan design, plus a detached two-storey farmhouse. The farmhouse in particular is set to be an impressive residence, complete with a carport and distant sea views. Planning is for three-bedroom accommodation with a master en-suite, an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, plus a utility room, cloakroom and bathroom. Made of traditional stone and retaining a number of original features such as granite lintels and quoins, all three properties are designed to maintain elements of their original character. They will also benefit from enclosed private rear gardens and a central courtyard to provide additional parking and small gardens for the main house and barn one.


Gwendreath Farm (guide price £600,000) is a gem of a find in one of Cornwall’s most unspoilt regions, with the potential to provide a lifestyle nothing short of enviable.

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