Trenithon Barns, Summercourt

Attractive range of traditional stone barns at Trenithon Farm on the outskirts of the popular village of Summercourt. The barns comprise a mixture of single and two storey buildings, in a parallel layout, with Class Q Planning Permission for Conversion - application PA18/08789 dated 21st December 2018.

The permission provides for conversion of the barns into three residential dwellings,

comprising a one bedroom unit, a three bedroom unit and a four bedroom unit.

There is an adopted road to Trenithon Farm off the A3058 Summercourt to Brighton Cross road.

Additional adjoining land available.



The barns are approached over a lane leading off the road between Summercourt and Brighton Cross. Trenithon Farm is about 1 mile from Summercourt village centre which has good facilities including public house, convenience store with Post Office and florist, car garage, cycle shop, primary school, children’s nursery, restaurant and caravan touring park.  Summercourt has good access off the main A30 trunk road providing easy access to the east and west of the County. The village of Ladock has a school, village hall, public house and church. The City of Truro, the administration centre of Cornwall, is about 9 miles distant with an extensive range of retail, business, health and leisure facilities and a mainline railway station with links to London Paddington. The harbour and tourist resort of Newquay is about 7 miles distant and boasts a superb range of sandy beaches, popular with surfers, families and walkers.


Trenithon Farm has been in the same family for many years and has traditionally been used as a livestock rearing farm with some arable cropping. Class Q planning permission has been granted for conversion of the stone barns in to three units, however further detailed planning will need to be submitted to cover the finer points and design features including windows, doors, roof etc. The buildings are constructed of part concrete block part traditional stone walls with corrugated sheeted roofs.

The barns comprise two parallel buildings in the farmstead, however the original access through the farm will now be diverted around and to the side to give the barns privacy and remove the farm access from between the buildings.

The planning is split into two units, Unit A comprises a single storey stone barn (29’6’’ x 20’ with no roof) and adjoining concrete block sections (56’ x 21’ with sheeted roofs). The building is subdivided into livestock pens and the garden area will be to the rear.  This will comprise a three bedroom unit with large open plan kitchen and living area and master bedroom with en-suite. A Cornish hedge will have to be erected along one of the boundaries. There will be two parking spaces within the communal yard area.

Unit B comprises a traditional stone two storey section and a traditional stone single storey within an “L” shape arrangement with concrete block additions. The first section is concrete block single storey (48’ x 14’) with two storey stone former granary and granite steps (56’ x 16’10’’) followed by single storey stone built section (22’6’’ x 15’) and end “L” section (33’6’’ x 18’) with double doors.

To the rear is a large yard with modern lean-to building which will be removed to facilitate a large garden amenity area. There is another open fronted shed (52’ x 22’) with pole frame, concrete block walls and sheeted roof. The whole site extends to 0.65 acres or thereabouts.