A sublime 1930’s detached residence located on chapel Terrace in a large plot with private gardens and plenty of parking. This is an exceptionally rare opportunity in St Mawes with what must be some of the best views in the village enjoying panoramic sea views from the gardens and most of the rooms in the home. The Bears Lair has remained in the same family for a number of years and brings with it a wealth of character and charm. Due to the nature of The Bears Lair the new buyer may wish to put their own stamp on the property with updating or re-configuring the layout to suit their own requirements. There is ample opportunity to add value with the addition of the double garage and outbuilding which may have a number of uses subject to the relevant planning consents.
Inside, the property currently has a drawing/sitting room which leads to the conservatory from where you can enjoy the stunning panoramic coastal views. The dining room also has wonderful views and can be accessed from the hall and the sitting room. There is a good size kitchen fitted in a ‘country’ style with a separate utility room which leads into the outhouse, a perfect room for putting your coats and beach gear. On the ground floor is bedroom three which has a shower room and separate W/C.
Upstairs on the first floor there are two bedrooms, both of which are of a good size with breath taking views. Bedroom 1 has an adjoining dressing room. Bedroom 2 has a large en suite bathroom. There is also a family shower room.
Ground Floor: Vestibule, Hallway, Dining Room, Sitting / Drawing Room, Conservatory, Kitchen with Utility off, Bedroom 3 with En Suite Shower, W/C, Outhouse, Access Door to Cellar from Kitchen.
First Floor: Landing, Bedroom 1 with Walk- In Dressing Room, Bedroom 2 with En-Suite, Family Shower Room.
Outside: Surrounding Private Mature Gardens, Sun Terrace, 25’’ Double Garage, Outbuilding, Ample Off-Road Parking.
An elevated commanding position with southerly aspect, all of the property’s principle rooms and outside garden areas provide un- paralleled panoramic views over the Percuil River to the unspoilt National Trust countryside of St Anthony Headland. There are wonderful views out over Summers Beach and down towards the Harbour and further far- reaching views out over Falmouth Bay to the Lizard Peninsula. Both St Mawes and Pendennis Castles can be viewed from the gardens and a variety of boating activity can be enjoyed all day.
One of the huge features of The Bears Lair is its grounds. Upon approach there is plenty of parking with a further area through the 5-bar gate which stretches down towards the double garage. This provides a number of uses with even the workshop to the side providing sea views. Subject to consents this could present an opportunity for further improvements suited for your requirements. There is also a separate outbuilding next to the double garage which is currently used for storage.
The surrounding gardens of The Bears Lair have been carefully thought through with a sun terrace which leads down from the conservatory and beds of beautiful mature flowers and plants. There is a path carved in a circle which roughly marks the boundary giving an aesthetic appeal with matured bordered hedges for privacy. A true delight of the garden is to sit and look out over the water activity in all directions, a sight you will never tire of!
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.
Location Summary (distances and times are approximate)
St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 400 yards walk. Tavern Beach: 200 yards 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: 29 miles with flights to London (70 minutes) and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail.
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.
Planning permission was granted in August 2020, planning application number PA20/06501 to extend the property creating a four-bedroom detached home, re-roofing of the detached garage together with forming Car Parking Area and Landscaping Works – see link below https://planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online- applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QEHV9RFGFOB00&activeTab= summary
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast broadband enabled) and television points. Electric storage heating.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: G
Council Tax Band G
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