Skewes Farm was a working dairy farm until 2019, the farm having been in the family for a number of generations and which is now being sold for genuine retirement reasons.
Modern Dairy Building, 160 head Cubicle Shed and approximately 26 acres of land (10½ hectares)
With good double gated access from the highway onto a level yard area, the Dairy and Cubicle Shed were constructed in approximately 2003. The yard lies in an elevated position with views over the adjoining land and the countryside beyond towards Poldhu Cove. Away from the original farmstead and directly accessed from the council roadway is an excellent modern range of dairy and livestock buildings comprising:- Dairy Building (27m x 13.5m) built in 2003 of galvanized steel portal frames with Big 6 fibre cement corrugated sheeted roof, concrete block walls to the sides with close board cladding over containing a 20:20 Fullwood direct to line milking parlour with ACR’s, auto ID, all upgraded about 5 years ago.
Also within the Dairy Building is a concrete surfaced collecting yard, two calving pens, built in foot bath, AI area, built in office, wash room and tank room, the Vaccar stainless steel 10,000 litre DX tank and spare Dairy-Kool tank available by negotiation.
With plenty of concrete surfaced yard areas around, the main dairy building is adjacent to the Cubicle Shed (55.5m x 24m) with 160 cubicle spaces, constructed of galvanized steel frames with Big 6 fibre cement corrugated sheeted roof, open to the sides with tanalised timber dung boarding and close board cladding to the gable ends incorporating large sliding galvanized steel sheeted entrance gates, central and side dung passages with cross central slurry channel, concrete surfaced feeding aprons to both sides.
On the lower side of the Cubicle Shed is a large sunken and earth banked slurry lagoon (27m x 27m at its base) with chain link or sheep netting and barbed wire fencing to its sides. Two earth bank open Silage Clamps. Solar Panels: situated below the yard comprising a 50kw solar electricity generating system subject to a 20 year lease commencing in 2011 producing approx. £1,000 income per annum, plus free electricity use in the dairy buildings. The Land Located below the yard and buildings and divided into four enclosures of gently sloping pasture fields, bordered by traditional Cornish hedge banks extending in all to approximately 25.89 acres (10.48ha)