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Corva Farm Cottage, Barn And Stables, St Ives

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£800,000 Offers in the region of

An exciting large house in need of refurbishment PLUS barn conversion and income generation opportunities.
A large, detached 5 bedroomed farmhouse occupying a quiet, rural (slightly wild) location with far reaching views over countryside out to sea, privately situated off a no-through track yet just a short distance from the highly sought after seaside town of St Ives.
A large, detached garage/workshop, swimming pool and a range of barns which have had planning permission and are partly converted.
0.191 ha (0.472 acres)

  • O.I.R.O.£ £800,000
  • 0.191 ha (0.472 acres)

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Corva Farm Cottage is found ‘off the beaten track’ on Steeple Lane after Knills Monument and is on the rural outskirts of St Ives with countryside views and walks on its doorstep.
Situated in a peaceful and rural location, Corva Farm is only a short distance from St Ives famed for its picturesque harbour, stunning beaches, cafes, bars and restaurants and renowned for its artist’s community and galleries including the Tate St Ives.
A short distance away is Tregenna Castle Golf Club and Hain Walk, part of the South West Coast Path linking Carbis Bay beach and Porthminster beach; the two most sheltered beaches in the area, and there is also excellent surfing at Porthmeor beach and around St Ives Bay.


Corva Farm Cottage (approx. 2,722 sq ft) requires some refurbishment.
Corva Farm Cottage has been in our client’s ownership for the last 25 years when it was effectively re-built and occupies a peaceful and private location which boasts stunning views over miles of rolling “wild” countryside and out to sea.
Approached via a no-through track, the property has a lawn to the south eastern side, as well as a swimming pool, a large detached garage/workshop and a range of former barns/stables which have had planning permission to build and create an income from Holiday Letting. See below under Covenants.


For some refurbishment. In all, about 2,722 sq ft.
Ground Floor
Large entrance porch/sun room, entrance hallway, beautiful farmhouse style kitchen/diner, utility room with separate shower and wc, 2 double bedrooms.
Large triple aspect lounge, master en-suite bedroom, wc.
2 bedrooms both with en-suite shower rooms.
Driveway, south east facing lawned garden, ample parking, large garage/workshop, heated swimming pool, summerhouse.

The Barns

To the side of Corva Farm Cottage is a part converted barn with the layout allowing for a kitchen/diner, a sitting room and an en-suite bedroom on the ground floor and a spacious en-suite master bedroom on the first floor. From the first floor there is a superb rural view and the triple aspect master bedroom takes full advantage of this.
Attached to the barn is a range of former stables which have planning permission to be converted into two single storey dwellings.
Both will have open-plan kitchens/living/dining rooms, good sized south facing gardens and parking.
Stable 1 will have three en-suite bedrooms and stable 2 will have two.
THE BARN – Part converted to provide:
Sitting Room (13’1″ x 12’9″)
Kitchen/Diner (15’7″ x 10’1″)
Bedroom 2 (11’2″ x 8’2″)
Bedroom 1 (13’8″ x 13′ max wall to wall)

The Stables For Conversion:

STABLE 1 See floor plan(s)
Room 1 – Bedroom (17’7″ x 12′)
Room 2 – Bedroom (17’5″ x 12′)
Room 3 – Kitchen/Dining/Living Room (26’6″ x 14’1″)
Room 4 – Bedroom (14′ x 12’10”)
STABLE 2 See floor plan(s)
Room 1 – Kitchen/Dining/Living Room (25′ x 16’8″)
Room 2 – Bedroom (13’5″ x 13’4″)
Room 3 – Bedroom (17’7″ x 12’1″)

Restrictive Covenants

When our client acquired the property from The Bolitho Estates, they agreed several restrictive covenants in the Conveyance dated 26th July 1995 which restrict the development of the stables and detached barn.
The property is subject to the following covenants:
No new buildings or additions or external alterations to any existing or future buildings are permitted unless the plans and specifications are approved in writing by the the Bolitho Estate.
No existing building, other than the Cottage or any new building constructed with the Vendor’s consent, shall be used or converted to use as living accommodation.
No building erected on the property shall be used for any other purpose other than a private dwelling house and no trade or business shall be carried out on the property.
Not to sell let or dispose of the property except as a whole, however, this does not prevent the owner from letting part of the house as a furnished flat for a period or periods of not less than 1 calendar month.
To pay on demand 1/3 of the cost of the maintenance and repair of the access-way to a standard suitable for normal agricultural purposes.


Offers in the region of £800,000

We will not consider any interest that is subject to discussions with the Bolitho Estate.

Local Authority

Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Rating for this property is within Band D. (68)


Mains water, mains gas, mains electricity. Private drainage via a septic tank. The septic tank was installed in 1995 when the building work was done to the main house. Our client informs us that there are two chambers and that it was designed and built to support the house and the three dwellings (The Barn and the two stables).
For Council Tax see:


Proceeding towards St Ives from Carbis Bay, just as you are leaving Carbis Bay and entering the Treloyhan area of St Ives, turn left immediately after the Cornish Arms onto Higher Tregenna Road and then take the first left after only a few yards onto Steeple Lane. Rise up Steeple Lane and continue into the countryside passing Knills Monument on your left hand side. You will then pass Carn Stabba House on your left and after a short distance you will see a discreet turning on the left hand side. Take this turning and then take the first left and this will lead you to Corva Farm Cottage.



Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:

Peter Heather on 01872 247007 or via email

Please Note: Bolitho Estate will not be able to provide any further information at this stage but have confirmed they will be happy to enter discussions with the new owner once completion of the proposed sale has taken place.

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [c] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

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