Accommodation in brief:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Kitchen, Utility Room, Mezzanine Living Area,
Lower Hallway, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2 with En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 3, Bathroom.
First Floor: Landing, Master Bedroom with Dressing Room, Shower Room,
Kitchenette leading to Roof Terrace, Bedroom 4.
Outside: Garage, Driveway Parking, Gardens with Lawned Areas and Paved Sun Terraces.
Location Summary (distances and times are approximate)
St Mawes Harbour: 250 yards. Summers Beach: 350 yards. Sailing Club Quay: 500 yards. Truro: miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 25 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles with flights to London Heathrow (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail. Plymouth: 58 miles. Exeter : 97 miles.
This enchanting south facing harbour village is found on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with much of its surroundings owned by the National Trust. The village is centred round its quaint harbour, its own beaches and Castle. It has a good wide range of amenities, which are open all year, including butcher, baker, convenience store, post office / newsagent, doctors, hairdresser, dentist, pharmacy, village hall, church, delicatessen and clothing shops. The village also has two public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops.
St Mawes has long been one of the West Country's more desirable and exclusive destinations, with Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the recently re-modelled Idle Rocks Hotel both luring the rich and famous. The village has superbly varied and accessible sailing waters and an active sailing club with a full programme of village regattas, club races and various national championships to cater for all ages.
In a wider context, the Duchy of Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance offering a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Tate Gallery and Truro Cathedral. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow). Rising stars on The Roseland include Olly Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine and Dorian Janmaat at the Idle Rocks, St Mawes.
Located in one of St Mawes’s most exclusive and sought after private residential roads, this superb property is offered for sale for the first time in 34 years. Rosevean House began its 'life' being originally built in the 1930’s it is believed. The site was one of the earlier building plots sold off by the Spry Estate dating from 1911. Approximately 8 years ago, the property underwent sympathetic modernisation and transformation, by locally reputed builders. It has a wealth of versatile accommodation, of around 2,716 square feet (3,097 square feet including outbuildings), providing a delightful balance of informal modern contemporary mixed with characterful living space. There are 4 bedrooms and 3 stylish bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite) arranged over two floors.
The ever-changing views are awe-inspiring. Mere photography does not do them justice. The panorama encompasses the boat and yacht moorings in the estuary of the Percuil River, Place Manor, Summers Beach, St Mawes Harbour, the village and quay, Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, the National Trust owned countryside on St Anthony Headland, and the boating activity in Falmouth Bay over to the Lizard Peninsula and miles of open sea beyond. The views are “protected” by the contours and nature of the geographical location as well as all the properties in potential eyesight are already two storey.
Upon entering through the main entrance door, spaciousness and style becomes apparent. The bespoke hand built kitchen has a full range of appliances, and was designed by a protégé from Johnny Grey Studios to be practical as well as take advantage of the views via two cleverly positioned internal windows.
The expanse of light and airy reception spaces maximises the views and offers versatility to re-arrange furniture to suit individual lifestyles. The open plan two-tiered mezzanine design has surround-sound speaker and Lutron lighting systems, yet the character and architecture of the building is complimented by the careful use of parquet floors and a feature open fireplace. To the southern area is a spacious arrangement of bay windows with folding doors to allow the outside in as well as providing access to the sun terraces, which are ideal for alfresco dining, entertainment and relaxation.
Noteworthy bedrooms include the first floor master suite, which has a dressing room, a stylish shower room and kitchenette / landing area giving access to its own independent roof top terrace. On the ground floor, a second en-suite bedroom captures the beautiful views for the pleasure of any guests. The bedroom also has a trap hatch giving access to a useful cellar, which is ideal for wine storage.
Rosevean House has south facing gardens of one third of an acre. They have been designed to admire the differing views from various suntrap areas dependant on the time of day or evening and wind direction. There is a sweeping driveway from the private road to a good sized garage providing ample room for parking and boat storage, a rare commodity so close to the village centre.
The rear gardens are laid to lawn, interlaced with flower and mature shrub beds offering an array of colour. With a degree of privacy, the gardens have been designed to make the most of the stunning views, especially from the thoughtfully positioned sun terraces, as well as keep maintenance to a minimum.
This beautifully presented home offers the epitome of prime coastal village living. The property is suited towards the family or retiring buyer, perfect as either a permanent or second home. Viewing internally is unhesitatingly recommended.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Telephone, superfast broadband enabled. Television points.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: E (48).
Land Registry Title: (Freehold) Title Number: CL269837
Council Tax Band: F.
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