Maxworthy, Launceston PL15

Maxworthy, Launceston PL15

5 - 7 Bedroom | Outbuildings | Holiday Complex | 52 acres (21 hectares)

Guide price £1,950,000

A secluded residential farm in a private countryside setting, with an undeveloped traditional courtyard range, extensive outbuildings, land and woodland, totalling 51.99 acres, within easy reach of Cornwall's north coast.

Kersworthy Farm is situated in idyllic rolling countryside approximately 10 miles to the north of the historic market town of Launceston and 14 miles south of Bude. Located in a private rural setting and accessed via a winding, well maintained driveway and surrounded by woodland and fields that gently run down to a stream, the farm provides a private haven away from the crowds, with significant potential for redevelopment and diversification of the buildings and land, but with excellent connectivity to all parts of Cornwall and the wider south-west.

The coastal destinations of Boscastle, Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay are easily reached by the quiet cross country rural road network, the Padstow coastal area being within 30 minutes drive. The farm is well located for access by car to both the A30 and A39, the cities of Exeter, Truro and Plymouth all being within approximately 1 hours drive. Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor are also within easy reach with air travel being taken from either Newquay or Exeter and mainline train services from Liskeard or Bodmin.

The farm has a wealth of history, first being mentioned in medieval times, when it was spelt "Castesworth" in 1284. First recorded on OS mapping in 1813, it was formerly owned as part of the Duke of Bedford estates that were sold off in the early 20th century. At its core is the farmhouse, with courtyard and ancilliary buildings, the farmhouse originating from the late 17th century with later 18th and 19th century additions.

Totalling 4,181 sq ft, the farmhouse has 5 double bedrooms, with potential to provide up to 7 bedrooms, and was improved approximately 15 years ago, retaining all of the traditional features such as flagstone floors, a fireplace range with original clome ovens and AGA, exposed beams and trusses and with original wooden doors. On the ground floor a large hallway leads to a central kitchen and family room with pantry, utility and 2 WCs. The two wings of the farmhouse provide 3 reception rooms with access through to a games

Two staircases lead to the first floor, which provides 5 principle double bedrooms (3 en-suite) and a family bathroom. First floor accommodation above the utility and an open mezzanine in the games room/snug provides flexible accommodation for use as further bedrooms, study or workshop/studio.

Opposite the house, which is orientated south, is a picturesque Grade II listed barn, currently used as a games barn with a bar on the first floor with a timber decking area to the rear overlooking a paddock/gardens, with storage and garaging below.

Immediately surrounding the farmhouse are various garden areas, some enclosed by traditional cob and slate capped walling, including vegetable gardens, fruit cages and a 1 acre apple orchard.

To the rear of the farmhouse is a significant 2-storey courtyard, unusually and predominantly built in brick with numerous existing doorway and window openings and with slate roofing. Currently consisting of 3 stables on one side, livestock housing on the other with the historic timber partictions still present and with a former butchery installation in one end of the buildings, the ground floor area alone is approximately 4,000 sq ft and includes the remnants of a watermill housing, the wheel no longer being present. Currently unconverted, it lends itself to an array of alternative uses.

A separate linhay, a substantial single storey building with pitched slate roof over stone walls, is situated to the west of the farmhouse, orientated away from the farmhouse area and overlooking the land. In need of repair, it could be used to provide additional stabling or used to provide ancillary accommodation. All future uses would be subject to receiving the appropriate planning consents.

In addition there are a number of traditional single storage garage/storage units, a dilapidated cob building, a large concrete portal frame farm building (90’x 60’ with concrete apron on three sides) and a pole barn providing enormous flexibility and potential for ancillary uses and further sensitive development.

Driveways, tracks and gateways throughout the property allow access to the land and buildings without disturbance of the central farmhouse area, which is accessed via pretty granite gateposts with stone flanking walls with timber and wrought iron gates and railings.

The land, divided into approximately 10 fields, is currently all down to grass and with woodland surrounding the house in addition to the valley woodland area. The land surrounds the farmhouse and buildings on all sides, providing protection and control, giving rise to opportunities for smallholding, horticultural, agricultural, leisure diversification or wildlife/amenity uses.

In total the property extends to approximately
51.99 acres.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

Freehold, with vacant possession on completion.

Entitlements are available to be included in the sale where applicable. Buyers to pay a fee to the agent of £350 + VAT per transfer to transfer the entitlements.

No environmental schemes are currently present over the land.

Kersworthy Farmhouse and the Barn opposite Kersworthy Farmhouse are listed as Grade II, further information is available on the Historic England website -

Mains and private water (borehole), mains electricity, private drainage, oil fired hot water and heating, fibre broadband to the premises.

No public rights of way run over the property. A private right of way is present over part of the driveway to Kersworthy Bower, but does not extend to the section of driveway within sight of the farmhouse and buildings.

The property is sold subject to, or with the benefit of all wayleaves, easements, quasi easements, rights of way, covenants and restrictions whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

We ask that you be as vigilant as possible when making your inspections for your own personal safety. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings and are advised to be conscious of potential uneven and slippery surfaces. Farms and land can be dangerous places, be particularly vigilant around livestock and farm buildings.

Sporting and Mineral rights are included as far as they can be.

Cornwall Council

Band F.

By prior appointment with the agents
Carter Jonas, 01872 487620.

From Launceston, take the B3254 northwards towards Bude. After approximately 8 miles turn left sign posted Week St Mary. Continue to the end of this road and turn left at the crossroads. After approximately 1000m, turn sharp right and the entrance to Kersworthy Farm is on the left hand side after approximately 300m.

The post code for Kersworthy Farm is PL15 8WG.

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Key Property Details
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Holiday Complex Garden Land/Paddock
Property type
Detached House Farm
Total land
52 acres (21 hectares)
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