Traditional stone barns with permitted development for residential use

Barns for Conversion, near Stithians

An all too rare development opportunity for the conversion of the predominantly two storey substantial traditional stone barns at Trewince Farm into two - three 3 bedroom residential dwellings, together with courtyards, modern farm buildings and land, in all just over 1 acre.

Convenient location close to the popular Stithians Lake and within easy commuting distance of Falmouth, Penryn, Helston, Redruth and the City of Truro.  

Stithians 1 mile * Rame 1½ miles * Stithians lake 3½ miles

Tremough University Campus, Penryn 4 miles * Perranwell Station 4½ miles

Falmouth, Redruth & Helston 6 miles * Mylor Harbour 8 miles * City of Truro 10 miles


Trewince Farm is situated on the outskirts of the popular and sought after village of Stithians and only 1½ miles from the well regarded primary school and all local amenities. The village has a Post Office, Costcutter shop, Doctor’s surgery, public house and Church together with rugby, football and cricket clubs. The village is home to the largest one day agricultural show in the County which is held annually in July with attendances in excess of 20,000 people.

Stithians Lake and Activity Centre is about 3½ miles distant with excellent sailing, windsurfing and kayaking facilities. The barns are centrally located between the towns of Falmouth, Helston and Redruth and are within easy commuting distance of the City of Truro, which is approximately 10 miles away and is Cornwall’s principal retail and commercial centre with private and state schools, college, hospitals, leisure and entertainment centres together with a mainline railway station to London Paddington. There are also railway stations at Redruth, Perranwell Station, Penryn and Falmouth. Penryn with its University Campus at Tremough is 4 miles distant and the picturesque harbour town and port of Falmouth with its excellent maritime facilities and access to the sailing waters of the River Fal and Carrick Roads is approx. 6 miles away.

The former ancient market town of Helston, renowned for its annual Flora Day Furry Dance is 6½ miles and is the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula. The A394 Falmouth to Helston road provides easy access to the main towns in the area and connects with a network of country lanes and minor roads leading to the beaches, coves and coastline around Falmouth Bay and the North Helford district. Indeed the property is conveniently placed for both the north and south coasts with unspoilt sandy beaches popular with both families and surfers alike, sheltered coves and excellent scenic walks.  There are golf courses are Falmouth, Budock Vean, Killiow and Truro. The A30 which provides direct access to Exeter and the M5 motorway can be joined at Redruth.


The stone barns and farm buildings are located just to the north of the original farmstead and comprise a superb range of substantial traditional two storey stone barns and a separate single storey stone building with planning permission approved under General Permitted Development, application no. PA18/07475 dated 2nd November 2018.

There are an extensive range of modern livestock and general purpose buildings, all set around concrete surfaced yards. All of the buildings have lighting and water currently connected.

The main traditional stone barns comprise two attractive two storey stone built buildings which are attached perpendicular to each other forming an “L” shape with concrete surfaced cattle penning and handling yard to the front.

The larger Stone Barn (external dimensions approx. 59’ x 16’6’’) has a corrugated sheeted clad roof, currently with loose houses on the ground floor and barn storage above. The second Stone Barn (external dimensions approx. 37’ x 24’6’’) has a recently renewed fibre cement slate clad roof.

With loose housing at ground floor level, the first floor of the second barn has been converted (albeit without planning permission) to provide temporary accommodation for family members.