Polwartha Farmhouse

Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, Countryside

Polwartha is, with Badgers, just outside Constantine in famously attractive countryside, some five miles west of Falmouth. It’s about half a mile from the Helford Estuary, and 400 yards from a good country pub. Not only are the surroundings picturesque, with access along winding “up and downy” lanes, but Polwartha is not far from many attractions and beaches. The adjoining lane on the line of an old Roman road crosses two old granite bridges, one last rebuilt in 1572 for the sum of £6.13s.4d. Polwartha was one of the oldest farming sites in the parish, at the head of the network of creeks leading to the sea.

The site is just below the crest of a hill with views over the steep wooded valleys to each side and the old tree lined green lane that used to be the main road south west leading down to the valley. The house, off a hard track from the road, is a handsome upright square house erected around 1910 with granite walls two feet thick, perhaps with some of the stone from the old house. Inside, the sitting room has a granite fireplace for wood and coal. Outside, there are lawns on two sides, a meadow to one side & out-buildings & Badgers about 80 yards away. There is plenty of garden and space for games.