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Launceston, Cornwall


Manor House for sale in Launceston

  • 106 acre estate
  • Most impressive manor house
  • 5 bedroom principal residence
  • Opulent ballroom
  • Coach houses and Stables
  • 5 farm cottages
  • 2 lodges
  • 4 Bedroom detached house
  • 30 letting units
  • 3 commercial letting buildings

Outstanding 106 acre country estate, a most impressive Grade II listed manor house providing a 5 bedroom, principal residence and ball room with the remainder divided into 13 letting units. Coach house and stables conversions divided into 7 letting units. 2 lodges, 5 cottages, 4 bedroom house, 2 wind turbines, 3 commercial buildings. In all 30 letting units and properties in 106 acres with 16 acres of amenity woodland. Providing a significant and lucrative income.

Outstanding 106 acre country estate, with a most impressive and extensive manor house providing a 5 bedroom, principal residence and ball room with the remainder currently divided into 13 letting units. Detached coach house and stables conversions divided into 7 letting units. 2 lodges, 5 single storey cottages, 4 bedroom detached house, 2 wind turbines, 3 commercial letting buildings. In all 30 lettingunits and properties in 106 acres with 16 acres of amenity woodland. Providing a significant and lucrative income.

Polapit Tamar is a most impressive country estate offering a unique opportunity for multiple occupancy or to run a business venture with significant income streams already in place and potential to increase further.

Launceston lies approximately 4 miles to the south and offers a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure amenities and access to the A30. There is also a good selection of state and private education, and central to the town, the medieval castle and grounds still remain. Nearby Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park provide excellent opportunities for riding and walking. The North Cornwall and North Devon coastlines are within easy driving distance and provide superb choice for swimming, surfing and walking along the South West Coast Path.

The principal house is approached over a long, impressive drive which sweeps through attractive and extensive parkland. This most impressive grade II listed manor house dates back to 1866 and was later extended in 1901 and is built from local stone featuring dressed granite mullion windows, sash windows, Delabole slate rooves and ornate Copper dome cupolas creating a unique roofline.

In the early 20th century, an extension was added to provide a grand ballroom with additional bedrooms above. The opulent ballroom features oak panelling, polished marble pillars, parquet flooring, ornately marble carved fireplaces with Delft tile surrounds and hand carved wooden inlay of Launceston Castle and the original Tamar house. Its extravagant features include ornate moulded ceiling with decorative cornice, leaded windows and stained-glass windows.

The main house has previously been run as a hotel and in earlier years as a school. The estate was bought in 1966 by its current owners' family and part of the house with the adjoining converted stables and carriage houses which are divided into 21 residential units.

The estates rental portfolio also includes 2 Grade II listed lodges, 5 single storey cottages and a modern 4 bedroom house.

This most impressive estate provides a rare opportunity to acquire an established letting business portfolio with a lucrative income or a stunning family estate.

The Manor House - Polapit Tamar house offers a wealth of opportunities from a grand country residence, a hotel, retreat, golf course with club house hotel or as a care home, the opportunities are endless. The house is currently divided into an extensive 5 bedroom apartment comprising a grand entrance hall with a galleried staircase wooden panel wall, kitchen / living room a double aspect room with fitted kitchen, central island, exposed wooden floor and ornate open fireplace. Drawing room with wooden panelled walls and ornate open fireplace, an adjoining door to the adjoining majestic ball room, open fireplaces to the to either end with delft tiled surrounds and a large ornate conservatory, central raised pond water feature. On the first floor: large landing, 5 large bedrooms and a family bathroom. The adjoining doors to the remainder of the house are easily re-opened to incorporate more of the house into the main residence. The opulent ball room could provide a lavish setting as a wedding venue and function room with stunning photo opportunities on the lawned terraces at the front of the house. The remainder of this vast house is currently divided in to 13 units (6 x 1 bedroom, 5 x 2 bedroom & 2 x 3 bedroom) which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies along with a further 7 units in the former stables and coach house (4 x 1 bedroom, 2 X 2 bedroom & 1 X 4 bedroom), all providing a significant income. Details of the most attractive income for this lucrative property are available on request.

The Stables - The Grade II listed former stables and coach houses are situated in the courtyard on the northwest elevation of the main house. The stables have been converted to provide a well-appointed 4 bedroom unit and the coach houses into 6 units (2 x 2 bedroom & 4 x 1 bedroom) which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

Polbridge House - Polbridge House is a well presented and privately situated 4 bedroom detached house with annexe potential which was built in 1988. This most appealing house is set in a private, elevated position in lawned and landscaped gardens. The generous and well-presented accommodation benefits from double glazed windows, LPG central heating and briefly comprises: Entrance hall, cloakroom, sitting room, 29' sitting/dining room, conservatory, Kitchen/breakfast room, prep kitchen, utility, study and integral garage. On the first floor: 4 double bedrooms (master en-suite) and a family bathroom.

The South Lodge - The South Lodge is a characterful Grade II listed cottage, built circa mid-19th century and is located on the southern entrance drive to the estate. This attractive and characterful cottage is built of local stone with yellow brick dressings, with a large veranda under a slate roof. The accommodation briefly comprises Kitchen, 2 reception rooms, 2 bedrooms and family bathroom. It is in an attractive setting with a lawned garden to the front and side of the lodge with farmland to the rear.

The North Lodge - The North Lodge is a Grade II listed most appealing character stone and granite house with brick dressings built circa mid-19th Century and extended the late 19th / early 20th century. The lodge is at the northern entrance to the estate and is divided in to a 3 bedroom and a 2 bedroom letting properties. The gardens are mainly lawns with flowerbeds specimen trees and shrubs enclosed within ornate cast iron railings.

Polapit Tamar Farm Cottages - The 5 single storey cottages are located in the centre of the estate, conveniently located without encumbering the manor house. The cottages briefly comprise, two 1 bedroom and three 2 bedroom letting properties.

Letting Property Summary - The Manor House
1 x 5 bedroom main residence
6 x 1 bedroom apartments
5 x 2 bedroom apartments
2 x 3 bedroom apartments
The Stables & Coach Houses
4 x 1 bedroom apartment
2 x 2 bedroom apartments
1 x 4 Bedroom apartment
Polbridge House
1 x 4 bedroom owners residence
Polapit Tamar Farm Cottages
2 x 1 bedroom cottages
3 x 2 bedroom cottages
South Lodge
1 x 2 bedroom lodge
North Lodge
1 x 3 bedroom lodge
1 x 2 bedroom lodge

The Land - The estate extends to 106 acres, with level or gently sloping, productive grass and arable land in 8 conveniently sized enclosures and 16 acres of amenity woodland. The land provides many different areas where it is possible to create a helicopter landing pad.

Basic Payment Scheme - There is a Basic Payment entitlement attributable to the farmland. This will be transferred to the purchaser in accordance with the RPA transfer guidance following completion.

Countryside Stewardship Scheme - The land is currently entered into the entry Level Stewardship scheme, the agreement started n 2019 for a 5 year period..

Buildings 3 Commercial Buildings: -

Commercial Building 1 - 30.48m x 9.14m (100'0" x 30'0") -

Commercial Building 2 - 30.48m x 9.14m (100'0" x 30'0") -

Commercial Building 3 - 33.53m x 15.24m (110'0" x 50'0") -

Wind Turbines - There are two wind turbines which are away from view of the manor house and provides income from the feed in tariff. Supplying electricity to the main house, garden flat, Polbridge House and the commercial buildings, with the majority of the power produced feeding into the grid.

Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold.

Services - Water Private with mains available
Drainage Private
Electricity - Mains
Telephone & Broadband BT Connections
Renewable Energy 2 Wind Turbines

Local Authority - Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY. Tel: 0300 1234 100.

Income - The significant income for this most lucrative property are available on request from D. R. Kivell Country Property.

Viewing Arrangements - Strictly by arrangement with D. R. Kivell Country Property Tel: 01822 810810. All viewings are to be accompanied without exception. Walking the land unaccompanied is strictly forbidden, as this is a working livestock farm.

Agents Notes: None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only & are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. All figures, measurements, floor plans & maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements & wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.

Property Ref: 9200_30592041


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