Barn Conversion

The Shippon & Castle Croft Pengersick, Praa Sands, TR20 9SJ
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About this Property

A unique and fascinating home, steeped in history and enjoying a wonderful sunny position just a short distance from the beautiful beach at Praa Sands. Away from the road, down a drive with electric gate, and sitting in a medieval courtyard adjacent to the landmark Pengersick Castle, built in around 1510. The property on offer here consists of The Shippon, a 3 bedroomed single storey barn, built on the site of the castle’s former banqueting hall and converted into a dwelling in 1999. Castle Croft, a separate two bedroomed conversion of a former piggery which could be enlarged by incorporating the adjoining two car garage, (subject to any necessary consents).

In recent years a new central heating system has been installed and both properties converted to LPG, (gas). The Shippon has been fitted with a quality gloss white kitchen and granite work surfaces and both its bath/shower rooms have been replaced. Outside, the owners enjoy a large sunny walled courtyard, a raised, lawned rear garden accessed via a flight of medieval steps which was formally part of the castle battlement, and a large lawned front garden, setting the property well back from the road, planted with trees and with a stream running through.

This lovely and unusual package is best experienced first hand and we would recommend that all interested parties make contact to arrange a visit.


Praa Sands is a popular south coast location with a beautiful mile long sandy beach, 18 hole golf course and access to the south west coastal path. Positioned approximately halfway between the towns of Helston and Penzance where you will find an extensive range of educational, commercial and leisure facilities as well as a mainline rail link to London Paddington.

THE ACCOMMODATION with approximate dimensions is as follows:


Glazed door to:


OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 23’6” x 14’1” narrowing to 8’3”

Glazed door and two windows to front. White gloss kitchen with cupboards to floor and wall. Cooker tower with inset AEG oven and microwave. Range of larder and storage cupboards to one wall. Polished granite worksurfaces. Central heating radiator. Oak floor. Vaulted ceiling. Door to:



SITTING ROOM  15’ x 13’10”

Window and fully glazed door to front. Velux window to rear. Central heating radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Steps and door to:




Electric power supply. Sliding door to stone steps which lead to the top garden. A door from the Dining Room leads to:


Utility cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Central heating radiator. Doors off to:


BEDROOM ONE: 12’10” (including depth of built in wardrobes) X 8’6” (widening to 14’1”) 

Fully glazed door and window to front. Central heating radiator. Vaulted ceiling. Range of mirror fronted wardrobes to one wall with shelves and hanging rails. Door to:

ENSUITE: 9’3” X 5’

Recently refitted with four piece white suite comprising panelled bath, wide shower with glass screens. Low level WC, wash basin on wash stand. Tiled walls. Ladder style chrome radiator/towel rail. Oak floor. Extractor fan.


BEDROOM TWO 10’6” x 10’5”

Window to front. Vaulted ceiling. Central heating radiator.


BEDROOM THREE 10’8” X 9’6” 

Window to front. Vaulted ceiling. Central heating radiator.



Recently refitted with corner shower. WC with concealed cistern. Suspended wash basin with storage beneath. Velux window. Chrome ladder style towel rail/radiator. Majority tiled walls.



Door to:



Double door storage cupboard with coat hooks and electric consumer panel. Vaulted ceiling. Central heating radiator. Doors off to:



Velux window to rear and window to front. Jotul wood burning stove to one corner on slate hearth. Three central heating radiators. Open roof trusses. Well fitted modern kitchen comprising cupboards to floor and wall, wine rack, concealed fridge and freezer. Inset composite single drainer sink. Four ring induction hob with slot in oven beneath. Concealed dishwasher. Granite effect worksurfaces.


BEDROOM ONE 12’8” (including depth of built in wardrobe) narrowing to 7’7” X 8’

Central heating radiator. Window to front. Double door wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Vaulted ceiling.


BEDROOM TWO 10’9” X 6’6” 

Vaulted ceiling with Velux window. Central heating radiator.



White suite comprising panelled bath with Mira electric shower over, WC with concealed cistern, wash basin. Part tiled walls. Slate floor. Ladder style towel rail/radiator. Vaulted ceiling with Velux window. Extractor fan.




Doors to front. In one side of the garage is a utility area which has been partitioned off for the use of Castle Croft with space for appliances and plumbing for washing machine. Central heating boiler. Light and power connected.


The property has three distinct areas of gardens. A rear raised lawned area approached from the porch behind the sitting room which was, as previously mentioned, formally part of the battlements of the castle. There is then a large courtyard area to the front of The Shippon, currently in astro turf and gravel beneath which is the original castle courtyard, which is Listed. At the front of the property is a large area of garden with trees, shrubs and lawn plus a paved and gravelled sunbathing/dining area and the added attraction of a stream running through it. Adjacent to this garden is a gravelled parking area and driveway with electric gate for privacy and security.




Mains water and electricity.  Private drainage.  LPG gas.


Cornwall Council, tel: 0300 1234 100

Council tax band ‘D & B’


Strictly by prior appointment with Whitlocks, tel: 01736 369296.


Take the A30 from Penzance along the Long Rock bypass and at the end of the bypass take the A394 towards Helston pass through Rosdugeon and Newtown and as you approach the crossroads at Germoe turn right towards Praa Sands. Follow this road, Pengersick Lane, around the sharp right hand bend and you will see Pengersick Castle on your right hand side with the clearly signed drive to The Shippon and Catsle Croft immediately after on your right where there is a Whitlocks for sale board clearly displayed.