Pollard Farm, Gweek

A rare opportunity to acquire an attractive and well sited 105 acre former dairy farm near Helston

A superb, very well maintained farm contained within a ring fence situated in a renowned farming district in open countryside near the town of Helston.
4 bedroom traditional farmhouse
Range of traditional stone buildings with potential and modern agricultural buildings for livestock and ancillary workshop and machinery storage buildings
Centrally located farmstead approached over a long drive
86 acres of productive mainly Grade II agricultural land and 15½ acres of mainly Oak broadleaf woodland
BOSKENWYN 1½ MILES * HELSTON 1½ MILES * GWEEK 2 MILES * PORTHLEVEN 5 MILES * FALMOUTH 11 MILES * TRURO 17 MILES

SITUATION

Pollard Farm is situated in attractive open rolling countryside, approximately 1½ miles from the historic market town of Helston, famous for its annual Flora Day and Furry Dance. Helston has a good range of services and amenities including health, leisure, education, business and retail outlets, is home to RNAS Culdrose and is the gateway to the Lizard Peninsula. The hamlet of Boskwenwyn has a local primary school. The village of Gweek is about 2 miles distant situated at the head of the Helford River, which is popular with sailors and boasts numerous creeks and inlets including Frenchman’s Creek made famous by Daphne Du Maurier’s novel of the same name. The village has a local shop, Post Office, public house and is home to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

Accessed off the minor Council maintained country lane leading from Boskenwyn to Pemboa. The concrete laid farm lane is about 0.4 of a mile long with a cattle grid at the entrance and provides a very attractive drive through the land leading to the farmstead. The lane is shared by two other properties.

THE PROPERTY

A working dairy farm until 2004 when it was used for suckler cow production until in the last 2-3 years it has been used for rearing dairy heifers and cutting grass and silage. The farm is immaculately maintained, all the hedgerows are trimmed and tidy with neat gateways and the land is kept in good order. All the field boundaries are livestock proof with either double strand of barbed wire or single strand with pig netting. Some of the field boundaries have attractive hedgerow trees including Oak and Ash.

The productive land extends to about 86 acres of predominantly Grade II land with some Grade III as per the Land Classification Map for the area. The land is all down to grass and is either level or gently sloping with some steeper sections. To the west of the farmstead and along the boundary valley is a lovely stretch of mature Oak woodland extending to just over 15 acres together with various shrubs and bushes providing good cover for rough shooting and a natural wildlife haven.

A concrete roadway leads through the farmstead to concreted yards and the extensive range of single and two storey stone buildings and modern agricultural buildings. The entrance roadway is being refurbished with a new concrete surface.

The farmhouse is positioned to the north of the farmstead and comprises a former Cornish ‘longhouse’ which was extended several years ago to provide four bedroom family accommodation with attached traditional stone barns. The farmhouse is of traditional stone and cob construction with the main house having rendered front and side elevations and a small front garden and raised lawned area to the rear.