Springfield, Allet

Superbly situated, versatile smallholding, for sale for the first time in over 60 years

A conveniently located smallholding set in a private position with redevelopment potential.  Located just north of Truro and comprising 2 residential properties, a useful range of outbuildings, attractive formal gardens, grounds and land extending in all to approximately 17.75 acres. Ideal dual family accommodation or potential for commercial use or redevelopment, subject to planning.

6.75 acres of further land available by separate negotiation.



Allet is a small hamlet situated to the north west of Truro on the B3284 between the village of Shortlanesend and Chybucca on the A30, Cornwall’s arterial trunk road, providing easy access to the east and west of the County. Allet is home to the Cornwall Wildlife Trust with its 5 acre nature reserve which borders Springfield Farm. Shortlanesend has local facilities including Post Office and general store, village hall, restaurant, pub and primary school. The City of Truro, the administration centre for Cornwall, is less than 3 miles distant providing excellent shopping and retail services, business, health, leisure and entertainment facilities, college, private and state schools.

The North Cornish Coast and beaches at St. Agnes, Perranporth and Newquay are within easy reach as well as the sailing waters of Falmouth Bay and Carrick Roads on the south coast. For the wildlife enthusiasts, the holding borders a Cornwall Wildlife Trust SSSI and enjoys a plethora of flora and fauna.


Approached over a concreted driveway, Springfield Farm comprises a privately situated smallholding in a delightful rural setting. Historically the property was originally part of the Tregothnan Estate and a house was constructed on site in approximately 1858. The farmhouse, of traditional stone and part cob construction under a slate roof maintains a wealth of period charm but now requires full refurbishment or even replacement, subject to obtaining the requisite planning consents.

To the rear of the farmhouse, is a detached two bedroom bungalow, complemented by a concreted yard area, a range of outbuildings which would lend themselves for conversion to alternative residential, business or leisure uses subject to planning.

The farmhouse is complemented with formal landscaped gardens, having been designed and created by the owner over the last 30-40 years and which used to be opened to the public through the National Garden Open Days raising funds for charity. Positioned to the front and below the farmhouse, the gardens extend to some 2½ acres and comprise feature ponds, mature shrubs, plants and trees including magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons, gunnera, jasmine and hydrangeas to name just a few. The gardens now require attention to return them to their former glory.

To the front of the farmhouse is the original farm drive which is still partially in existence passing through the front paddock and leading to an unmade shared track out to the main Chybucca to Truro road. This access could be reinstated if required.