Look inside this former silver mine engine house for sale which was featured on Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’. 

Wheal Langford Engine House, in Callington, is a Grade II listed property in 3.7 acres of grounds in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with Dartmoor views. 

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The house has been converted from a silver mine engine house. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

The property is believed to have been opened before 1824 for mining, mainly for silver, and was included with several small mines: Wheal David, Mercer, Emily, Georgina, Mexico and Wheal Virgin.

It was amalgamated as East Cornwall Silver Mines in 1835 and reopened in 1848 under the name of Wheal Langford. 

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The main living area. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

The mine mostly produced parcels of silver ore and the secondary Engine House is believed to be a “rare” internal beam engine building.

Stonemason Adam Purchase and his partner Nicola Brennan featured on ‘Grand Designs’ in September 2008 as they began to convert the historic building into a luxury four-bedroom home. 

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The kitchen and dining area. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

The property's new owners will be required to finish the conversion, as the four-bedroom detached home has an additional engine house which has planning permission for a conversion into a holiday letting accommodation.

The five-story property lies on the south-facing slope of a rural valley bordered by its own grounds and a stream.

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The primary bedroom. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

Inside, on the ground floor there is an entrance hall, a shower room, a bedroom, and a triple-aspect kitchen and family room that opens onto a large decked terrace. 

A bespoke wooden staircase leads down to the lower ground floor where there is an en-suite bedroom.

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One of the bedrooms. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

Featuring a large sash window that frames the far-reaching views, the L-shaped first-floor landing leads to bedroom four and to a bathroom with a free-standing, roll-top, oval bath.

The second floor hosts a light sitting room with an ABX oval modern wood-burning stove and two double doors onto a large balcony. 

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The views from the property. (Lillicrap Chilcott)

The third and final floor is home to the principal bedroom, which features a high vaulted ceiling, a wall of exposed stonework, an apex wall of glass showcasing the stunning countryside views, and an en-suite shower room.

Wheal Langford Engine House has been listed for sale for £550,000 with Lillicrap Chilcott - a reduction of £200,000 from its original sale price when it first launched last year.

All offers on the property are to be submitted by noon on Friday, January 19, 2024.

Lillicrap Chilcott said: “There are some finishing works required to achieve a final sign-off for Building Regulations, to complete the planning process on the main engine house. 

"With this in mind, a purchaser should check the availability of a suitable mortgage prior to viewing.”