Introduction (Subject to all the necessary Planning consents)
This rare project and development opportunity has an array of potential. Number 9 already has planning permission to knock down and rebuild. There are endless possibilities, but in our opinion, one can look at building a brand new 3 / 4 bedroom semi detached three storey Victorian style house.
Planning Permission (PA15/02162 and PA15/08894)
Under Planning Application Number PA15/02162 permission has been granted on Number 9 to be knocked down and re-built into one spacious 4 bedroom three storey semi detached house with ancillary outbuilding and an expanse of open plan living space on the ground floor. Under PA15/08894, conditions 4 and 5 of the original planning permission have been discharged being deemed as acceptable and satisfied by the local planning authority.
Located about 200 yards from central village amenities, the harbour front and beaches, this very rare opportunity is suited towards the permanent or second home-owner, developer or builder looking for a project.
The property has captivating panoramic views encompassing Place Manor, the Percuil River, St Mawes Harbour, Summers Beach, St Anthony National Trust Headland and out to Falmouth Bay. The views offer an ever-changing scene of activity all year round.
Prior to our client purchasing in 2014, Number 9 became available on the open market for the first time in 140 years. The previous owners informed us "the property was built in the 1870s by a local harbour pilot, Frederick Watts, for himself, his wife Hannah Maria and their children, and has remained in the family ever since as a home for four generations".
The Watts / Vincent / Collins family are an old St Mawes family with connections to seafaring. The previous owner's late father, Ernest Vincent, served in the Royal Navy and was awarded a medal for his part in the Battle of Jutland during World War One. The family are descended from William Fittock, who was Mayor of St Mawes in the 1740s.
The property was divided into two flats in the late 1960s by the simple expedient of reversing the staircase, with the upper flat becoming literally a granny flat for Ernest Vincent's widow. Number 9 has not been lived in since January 2010.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
Victory Inn: 180 yard walk. St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 375 yard walk. Tavern Beach: 550 yard walk. King Harry Car Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 27 miles with flights to London (70 minutes) and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail.
The Existing Accommodation Comprises:
NUMBER 9: (Currently 2 Self Contained Apartments with Planning Permission to Knock Down and Re-Build)
Outside: Parking Space and token Garden to Front. Rear Garden with recently built Ancillary Outbuilding.
To the front are gardens providing enough room for parking facilities. To the rear is a good-sized rear garden with a recently built detached ancillary outbuilding / summerhouse with a decked area benefitting from stunning views and is located at the top end of the garden.
This enchanting south facing harbour village of St Mawes 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 wide range of amenities, which are open all year, butchers, bakers, convenience store, post office / newsagent, doctors, hairdressers, dentist, pharmacy, village hall, church, delicatessen and clothing shops including Fat Face. The village also has two public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops. Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the chic Idle Rocks Hotel have fine dining restaurants and both lure the rich and famous.
St Mawes has long been one of the West Country's more desirable and exclusive destinations. It has recently been awarded by 'Which' as the "top seaside town in the UK". 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. There is an all year round pedestrian ferry service to and from Falmouth and a seasonal ferry runs to Place, providing access to the scenic walks on the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland.
Recently, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance, especially post Brexit. It offers a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Tate Gallery. The Cathedral City of Truro is the main financial and commercial centre of Cornwall. It has a fine range of stores, private schools, college and the main hospital in the county (RCH Treliske). Both Falmouth University and Cornwall Airport at Newquay are rapidly expanding. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein ( Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and Olly Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Council Tax Bands: Exempt (unliveable)
Energy Performance Certificate Ratings: G
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