Tregarne, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6EW | Property for sale | Savills
3,152 sq ft(292.83 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000

TregarneManaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6EW

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Located in the peaceful hamlet of Tregarne in an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Around 1.25 acres of gardens and grounds to include a courtyard with grapevine
  • Historic Cob & Stone Farmhouse and Barns with three bedrooms, plus studio and annexe
  • Two reception rooms
  • Stylish modern Kitchen
  • Self-contained Cider Press Studio/Guest Suite
  • Self-contained Annexe
  • Four bathrooms (two en suite)
  • Sea views from the upper garden level across to St Mawes and Falmouth Bay

A stunning example of an 18th century Farmhouse and barns converted for modern living whilst retaining many original features set in around 1.25 acres with both a separate studio and annex

About this property

  • Old Byre House is a former Farmhouse and collection of linked Cob & Stone barns, to include a former Cider press. The original farmhouse is believed to date from 1740. The property has undergone a complete refurbishment in the last few years to include new roofs (felt, battens & tiles), a modern kitchen and new bathrooms whilst retaining its historical character and charm. There are three bedrooms, two reception rooms along with a separate studio and annexe. Set in grounds of around 1.25 acres, there are quite stunning views out across Falmouth Bay to St Mawes and the St Anthony Lighthouse from the upper level.

    The House
    An open porch with granite pillars leads to the front door which opens in to a double height hallway with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. To the right is a study/office area and the principal bedroom with en suite. Ahead is a stunning split wooden staircase with wooden balustrade: the right-hand stairs lead to two bedrooms and family bathroom and to the left the two reception rooms and kitchen.
    At the top of the left-hand staircase overlooking the entrance hallway is the dual aspect large dining hall, with vaulted beamed ceiling and wooden flooring. Windows overlook the front garden with patio doors out to the rear garden. A double doorway opens into the main reception room and a part glazed door to the kitchen. The main reception room is dual aspect with windows overlooking both the back and front gardens, window seat, wooden flooring, a beamed ceiling and a fireplace with granite surround and recessed new wood burner. The recently revamped kitchen has a glass wall with double doors overlooking the rear garden, a separate window with window seat and a part vaulted & beamed ceiling. The kitchen units are Shaker style in matt black with glass fronted wall units, Belfast sink and a central island with oak work surfaces. Built-in appliances include a Neff combination oven and microwave and induction hob, Bosch dishwasher and fridge-freezer. There is also a recessed electric AGA in a striking feature brick wall with extractor fan. A stable door opens on to a covered walkway which leads to the annexe.

    At the top of the right-hand side of the staircase is a small landing off which is a corridor leading to two bedrooms and the family bathroom. The first bedroom has a built-in wardrobe with patio doors opening on to a balcony with steps leading down to the garden. The second bedroom is triple aspect and has sea glimpses from the end window. The family bathroom is well appointed with a window overlooking the rear garden, a slipper bath and a separate quadrant shower. The principal bedroom is to the right off the entrance hall, has a painted wood panelled wall, a large walnut triple door wardrobe with central mirror and an en suite shower room. The bedroom has both a window overlooking and door giving access to the front garden.

    The Cider Press Studio/Guest Suite
    With private access from the front garden to the right of the main entrance, the Cider Press Studio is the perfect self-contained guest suite. The Studio has wooden flooring and benefits from a newly fitted kitchenette which has a Belfast sink, under counter integrated fridge, oven and induction hob, with oak worksurfaces and breakfast bar. An archway opens into a bathroom with both a slipper bath and quadrant shower.

    The Annexe

    With private access from the rear courtyard, the annexe is currently being used as a music studio. The door opens into the kitchen dining area with a harlequin ceramic tiled floor. The kitchen has dark green Shaker style wall and base units, plumbing for a washing machine, integrated under counter fridge, a built-in oven and hob along with white work surfaces. The shower room has just been refurbished and benefits from a large walk-in shower. There is a part glazed door from the dining area to the living room/bedroom area, which is dual aspect and has patio doors out to the garden.



    There are two entrances to the property. The first through a five-bar wooden gate which opens onto a gravelled area with parking leading to the front of the property. The second double wooden gates, just a few metres further, open onto a large gravelled parking area with ample space for multiple cars.

    Front Garden

    The front garden gives access to both the front doors of Old Byre House and the Cider Press Studio and is laid to gravel with multiple beds containing a large mix of shrubs, plants, palms and tree ferns.

    Side Garden

    Perfect for horticulture, located to the left of the parking area in what was an old quarry now used as a produce garden with numerous soft fruit bushes, raised quadrant beds along with a polytunnel. A large Magnolia Grandiflora tree is along the driveway.

    Courtyard Garden

    Gravelled pathways meander through a mix of tropical planting, palms and tree ferns, towards a covered L shaped walkway which has a hanging grapevine. The walkway links the house to the annexe.

    Rear Garden

    The area behind the house is mainly laid to lawn with a mix of planting and shrubs with a lower area having two small ponds, a cob seat and a large Gunnera. There is a gravelled terraced area behind the house with a magnificent Magnolia Stellata tree along with a well (with a safety grid).

    Former Orchard

    Up from the rear garden is what was the old cider apple orchard, which still has some cider apple trees along with cherry and Kea plum trees. The central area is flat and laid to lawn. At the end is a large summer house with raised decking.

    Upper Garden

    A slope leads up to a wooded area bordered by fields. The spectacular views from here are over Falmouth Bay to St Mawes and St Anthony Lighthouse. A raised deck has been built on the hillside along with another summer house.


    There are four further outbuildings, including a workshop, storage shed and a gardener's wood shed as well as a large open pole barn.

    SERVICES: Mains Water (metered), Electricity & Private drainage

    HEATING: Oil fired central heating (recent new boiler)

    PARKING: Ample parking

    BROADBAND: BT's Fastest Broadband Available: Full Fibre 900



    Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. Furniture and fittings such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.


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The Old Byre House could possibly be described as quirky but I love it. It is a wonderful marriage of an historic house being transformed for modern living.

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • The Lizard Peninsula, renowned for its beauty and spectacular cliff top walks, is largely influenced by the Gulf Stream and enjoys mild, frost-free winters.
  • Located in a beautiful and peaceful corner of the Lizard Peninsula, Tregarne is a hamlet with a supportive community made up of twelve houses located in an AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) surrounded by stunning coastline.
  • Porthallow, just over a mile down the hill or just over half a mile across the fields is the halfway point of the whole of the South West Coastal Path. Porthallow has a very active community which benefits from the Five Pilchards public house, the Fat Apples Café and a recently constructed and much used village hall overlooking the beach. From the beach, which is privately owned by all the villagers, small inshore boats can be seen catching lobsters and crabs on the reefs around this part of Falmouth Bay.
  • St. Keverne is the main settlement and centre of the farming community on the east coast of the Lizard. The village has two Public Houses, a local store with Newsagents and Post Office, along with a well-regarded restaurant and butcher. The combination of mild winters and being situated in the sheltered lee of Goonhilly Downs, ensure that there is a long and productive growing season here. Nearby Coverack shelters from the western approaches, witnessed by the rare and exotic plants that flourish throughout the year in the beautiful gardens of the village. Once the haunt of smugglers, Coverack is now a destination for windsurfing, crabbing, diving and pleasure fishing. It is also notorious for its Christmas Day swim for all the family!
  • Sailing and mooring facilities are available just to the north around Nare Head at St. Anthony and Helford, with the renowned Helford River Sailing Club nearby. There is a challenging Links golf course at Mullion above Church Cove, Gunwalloe on the west side of the peninsula.
  • The Lizard Peninsula is a paradise of walks, beaches, history, geology and of course, fishing villages full of life. The whole area is redolent of Daphne du Maurier and Winston Graham and so many other literary, poetic and artistic figures. Home to RNAS Culdrose, the market town of Helston naturally provides a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities with three large supermarkets. The main A30 can be joined at Redruth, where there is a railway station on the Paddington to Penzance line.
  • EDUCATION- There are good primary schools on the Lizard Peninsula in Manaccan, St Keverne & Garras. Mullion and Helston offer secondary schooling and the Helston Community College and the Truro and West Penwith College in Penzance provide further education.

Additional information

  • Directions: St Keverne 1.8 - Coverack 4 - Helford 4.5 - Helston 11.3 - Falmouth 18, Redruth 21, Truro 25 and Newquay Airport 42.5 (All distances are approximate and in miles) DIRECTIONS From Helston follow signs for St. Keverne and Coverack from RNAS Culdrose (B3293), pass Goonhilly Earth Station and Zoar Garage until you reach St. Keverne. We recommend not using Satnav until you reach St Keverne, which provides an easier route to the property. Tregarne is just 1.8 miles from St Keverne. Follow the signs for Porthallow and continue for about a mile until you see a sign on the left for Tregarne. On entering the hamlet, Old Byre House is the last house on the right. Parking is through the entrance after the five-bar gate.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F