Ruan Minor, Helston

A delightfully situated & well presented 31 acre Farm on the Lizard Peninsula

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Quietly situated in open countryside close to the coast on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula, Crowgey Farm comprises a detached traditionally built three-four bedroom farmhouse, a single storey one bedroom residential conversion of a traditional farm building together with an attractive detached two storey traditional barn and two further traditionally built single storey farm buildings providing possible potential for conversion to accommodation, subject to planning.

There is also a range of modern outbuildings providing storage and workshop/garaging together with a large steel framed barn providing further ample storage/workshop potential with direct road access.


Situated on the minor road running between the main Helston Ruan Minor road and the road leading across Goonhilly Downs to the hamlet of Kuggar and Kennack Sands, Crowgey Farm is situated in peaceful open countryside and yet is approximately only 1 mile from the popular twin beaches at Kennack Sands and the beautiful coastline of Kennack Bay with its superb cliff scenery and stunning coastal walks.

The village of Ruan Minor is approximately 2 miles away and gives access to the old world fishing village of Cadgwith where the fishermen launch their boats from the beach to catch crabs and lobsters.

The larger village of Mullion which has a full range of local facilities including junior and senior schools, shops, chemist, health centre, is approximately 4 miles away whilst the large former market town of Helston at the head of the Lizard Peninsula is some 10 miles away and has a full range of facilities inc. three supermarkets.

The Lizard Peninsula which is scheduled as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) has beautiful coastal scenery with sandy bathing beaches and leisure facilities including the 18 hole Mullion Golf Course overlooking historic Gunwalloe Church Cove. The Helford River on the eastern boundary of the Peninsula provides superb facilities for boating, sailing etc with its deep water moorings and direct access to the sheltered sailing waters of Falmouth Bay and the Carrick Roads which also gives access to the port of Falmouth.


Crowgey Farmhouse and buildings adjoin the minor road with the front of the farmhouse facing away from the road and having a sunny southerly aspect. A local footpath crosses the courtyard providing an attractive cross country walk towards Ruan Minor.

The buildings adjoin the farmhouse on either side of the part lawned part gravel laid front courtyard which has attractive stone faced Cornish hedges built by a local master craftsman and fine views over the farmland and surrounding countryside.

Traditionally built of local materials, the farmhouse has oil fired central heating with radiators in all rooms and all front windows except the entrance porch are upvc double glazed.

On the southwestern side of the front garden courtyard is a very attractive conversion of a traditional single storey building into living accommodation known as the “Summer House” with a modern extension.

The accommodation comprises: Front Entrance Hall with glazed top stable door, radiator and airing cupboard, tiled Bathroom with white suite comprising bath with shower attachment, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin. Adjoining Bedroom 12’1’’ x 8’2’’ with radiator. From the hall and down a single step is the Kitchen and Living Room 21’7’’ x 11’3’’ widening to 12’10’’ in the living area with glazed door to patio. The kitchen has a range of fitted floor and wall built in units together with built in cooker, fridge and two radiators. The property has oil fired central heating, has recently been double glazed and has a small attractive Cornish stone hedged lawned garden with shrubs.

The Summer House is subject to a Section 106 Agreement planning obligation requiring it only to be used for purposes incidental to the enjoyment of Crowgey Farmhouse.

Adjoining and attached to the Summer House are  2 Large Storage Sheds 17’8’’ x 11’9’’, containing large glazed white Belfast sink, Worcester combi-boiler which provides the central heating and hot water together with plumbing for washing machine, open beamed ceiling and door to rear. Adjoining shed 15’1’’ x 12’6’’, with concrete floor and open beamed ceiling. Both these sheds are of traditional construction with brick window and door reveals and facings and provide possible potential for conversion to further living accommodation if required (subject to planning permission).

On the eastern side of the front courtyard garden is an attractive two storey Detached Barn of traditional construction again providing good potential for conversion to living accommodation, subject to planning permission. The barn accommodation comprises ground floor area 16’3’’ x 14’ with worktop and sink with cold water top together with fitted chimney for a wood burning stove with concrete tiled floor, beamed ceiling and open tread steps up to the first floor area 16’3’’ x 14’1’’, with door providing access to external granite barn steps. This is a very attractive building with granite quoins and lintels.

To the east of the main farmhouse garden courtyard is a former Farm Building comprising a concrete block built, asbestos roofed, storage area 6’ x 6’ with adjoining Coal House 6’ x 4’ and further attached run of similarly constructed buildings comprising Workshop/Garage with single roller garage door 17’8’’ x 35’, with electricity, attached concrete floored Storage Shed 15’2’’ x 14’10’’, with part internal division to a further Storage Area 14’ x 9’ with small storage area attached.

Modern steel framed concrete floored Storage Shed/Barn 45’ x 30’ with concrete block walls to 5’, box metal cladding and fibre cement or asbestos roof with adjoining large gravelled drive in parking area from the road providing parking for several vehicles and access to the front of the barn and the adjoining buildings.

In front of this building is an attractive lawned garden area with adjoining Kitchen Garden and Orchard with apple trees and at the rear of the farmhouse, adjoining the road is a further attractive sunken lawned garden area again with master craftsman built stone faced Cornish hedges providing privacy and shelter.


The farmland is very attractively situated to the south and west of the dwellinghouses and farm buildings at Crowgey with an attractive sunny southerly aspect with glimpses of the sea in the distance. The land is contained within the original stone faced earth bank Cornish hedges and comprises the original small sheltered farm grazing meadows, sloping gently to the stream boundary on the south west of the farm which provides a drinking supply for several of the fields. Whilst several of the remaining fields have a mains farm water supply to field troughs.

The land comprises some 30 acres of which approximately 23 acres is excellent grassland ideal for grazing, cropping or equestrian usage and the rearing of livestock. Some 15 acres of the pasture land is currently being re-seeded with a long term permanent pasture and there is a metal framed polytunnel in OS1248 included in the sale. The remaining land comprises conservation areas of scrub woodland on either side of the stream together with a withy garden and gorse banks providing conservation and wildlife areas.

SERVICES: Metered mains water (3 separate meters) serving the property and farm land. Mains Electricity. Private foul drainage systems.  None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations prior to making an offer.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY: The sale will be subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way as may exist. In particular, a Public Footpath runs through the farm and across the fields.

COUNCIL TAX: The Farmhouse Band E, Summer House Band A.

PARTICULARS & PLAN: Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed, and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.  Any intending purchaser/s must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.

The attached plan is not to scale and is for the purpose of identification only. Although believed to be correct the accuracy of the plan is in no way guaranteed nor does it form part of the Contract.

VIEWINGS: Strictly by appointment with the selling agents, Lodge & Thomas, 58 Lemon Street, Truro, TR1 2PY. Tel: 01872 272722, Email: