Silver Valley Lakes - Sold

Details for this wood

Guide price: £75,000 - Freehold
Size: About 5 acres

Location: New Mills, Ladock, Cornwall
OS Landranger: 204
Grid ref: SW 905 529
Nearest post code: TR2 4QJ

Contact: Bob Liles
Phone: 07793 140 010
Email: [email protected]

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Description   Water is the dominant feature of the habitat at this lovely spot in mid-Cornwall.  There are three lakes in total; a large lake and a smaller lake which is surrounded by exotic planting lie to the west of the River Tresiilian; whilst the main feature lake lies to the east of the river.

Whilst the two lakes are the obvious focal points, there is also a small, tree-lined river which flows through the middle of the land and a mill leat which runs just beyond the northern and eastern boundaries.

The two lakes lie on either side of the river - which has a pedestrian bridge over it - towards the northern end of the land. A track from the entrance gate, which is at the western end, runs all the way up to the first and slightly bigger lake which is to the east of the river. This lake is kidney-shaped with a tree covered island in the middle and has lilies and rushes around its perimeter. There is a track all the way around this lake, with a small bridge at the point where the track crosses the stream which feeds the lake.

Cross the river and you will find the second lake. A little smaller and with an open S shape, it is similar in nature to the first lake and also has a track running around most of it.

Both lakes are believed to have been stocked with coarse fish, including carp and tench.

Just to the south of the second lake is a smaller area which, although overgrown with water plants, could make a third lake. Alternatively, it could be combined with the neighbouring lake, or simply left as a separate wetland habitat.

The clear, fast-flowing river which runs through the land is a tributary of the Tresillian river which flows on down through Ladock to Malpas, where it merges with the Truro river. Shallow enough to paddle across in most places, but with deeper holes and pools, the river supports much aquatic life. Small brook trout can be seen - and not just by us; kingfishers are regular visitors too.

Mature trees line the river bank and the boundaries to Silver Valley Lakes. "Conventional" species include ash, willow, lime and alder, but there is also a rather eclectic mix of more exotic species including palms, pampas grasses, apple trees and a solitary but beautifully coloured acer. There is also a rich variety of shrubs which are very attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

Just inside the entrance gates is a solid-floored concrete block floor which previously was the site of a blockwork building since. With the concrete base still there it would be easy to rebuild.

There is a covenant click here to read designed to ensure that all can have quiet and peaceful enjoyment of their woodland.

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Silver Valley Lakes, located in the heart of Cornwall, between Newquay and St Austell.

Click here for Bing Maps Directions enter your own postcode, the route will take you to the parking area at the junction by the entrance gate.

Satnav: the postcode TR2 4QJ is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map. 

Coordinates for satnav are  N50.337505, W4.947276

Conventional directions:    Leave the A30 at the Fraddon exit, also signed Kingsley Village retail & conference centre. This is just east of the Summercourt exit and just west of the exit for Newquay (A39) & Indian Queens.

  • Follow the B3275 towards Ladock & Truro.
  • After about 2 miles you will come to Brighton roundabout. Go straight ahead.
  • After about 1 mile you will pass a council road-stone & grit depot on your left.
  • Take the next left, turning onto a minor road signed 'Trewarren'.
  • After about 50 yards you will see double wooden gates on your left. This is the entrance for Silver Valley Lakes.
  • Park in front of the gates or in the space on the opposite side of the lane.


Please note: the particulars with plans, maps, descriptions and measurements are for reference only and although carefully checked we cannot guarantee their accuracy and do not form part of any contract. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.