One of the twin peaks that mark Cornwall’s highest point on Bodmin Moor is for sale, at a reasonable price of £2.8 million.
The peak, named Brown Willy, is part of a 1,221-acre land parcel. You don’t just get a big peak for your money, you also get a five-bedroom farmhouse and shooting rights for the area’s snipe, woodcock, and deer.
There’s no doubt that this will be a very unique purchase for whoever buys the area, and there’s a lot of local history up for sale. Brown Willy, translated from the Cornish Bronn Wennili which means “hill of swallows”, marks the highest point in the county. Around the summit you’ll find piles of granite boulders, with a particularly famous pile known as “the cheesewring”. The peak is also close to the source of the River Fowey.
Whoever buys the land will own the tor as well as exclusive grazing to the entire farm, which is very rare on Bodmin Moor. Don’t expect to have total privacy though, the public will still have access to Brown Willy under the Countryside Rights of Way Act.
The house itself is an idyllic stone farmhouse tucked away down a long, winding drive. As well as having plenty of space inside, there are outbuildings and a wind turbine which provides electricity for the AGA and central heating and an income from the feed-in tariff.
So if you’re after a piece of Cornish countryside and have a spare £2.8 million, then Brown Willy might be the right bit for you.