Carricknath presents a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful panoramic views in South-West Cornwall in one of its most exclusive and sought-after villages. It is located at the end of a cul de sac, approximately a 350-yard walk of shops, restaurants, and the harbour-side.
Existing Accommodation Summary
(Internal Floor Area: 1171 sq ft (108.55 sq m))
Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Open Plan Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen, Utility Room, Shower Room, Inner Hall, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Outside: Surrounding Gardens, Parking Facilities, and Detached Former Garage.
Proposed Accommodation Summary
(Planning Application Number: PA19/08308 (Granted: 08/09/2020))
Upper Ground Floor: Galleried Landing, Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen, Balcony, Rear Hall, Utility Room, Sitting Room / Bedroom 5, Bathroom.
Lower Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Main Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room and Sun Terrace, Guest Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, 2 further Bedrooms, Bathroom.
Outside: Detached Garage/Workshop/Store, Parking Facilities, Surrounding Gardens.
Location Summary (distances and times are approximate)
Central village amenities: 350 yards. King Harry Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by foot ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles (regular direct flights to London and other UK regional airports). St Austell: 15 miles (London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail).
The exclusive Cornish coastal village of St Mawes was voted in 2020 by a Which? Customer Survey as the “Top Seaside Town in the UK”. This enchanting south facing harbour village, named “Britain’s St Tropez” by the Daily Mail, is found on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Much of its surroundings are 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 butchers, bakers, convenience store, post office/newsagent, doctors, hairdressers, 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 chic 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. 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.
Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance, especially post COVID-19 lockdown. The county recently leapfrogged London to be recently crowned by rightmove as the top area in the UK for the most online property searches over the last year. The Duchy 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 (Falmouth and Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow and Rock). Rising stars on The Roseland are Olly Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine and Dorian Janmaat at the Idle Rocks, St Mawes.
This Cornish Unit Bungalow is deemed ‘Non-Standard Construction’ for mortgage purposes but, is in good decorative and habitable order, although the windows in particular could do with an overhaul. Equally, planning permission was granted in September 2020 under Application Number PA19/08308 to build a two-storey house and separate single storey garage/workshop to replace the existing bungalow and current games room/former garage.
The current bungalow is warmed by independent Low Energy Electric Heating Radiators and has a large Living Room on to a modern Kitchen and Dining Area. A particular feature is the 9'4 wide picture window, with seating, that captures the magnificent sea and river views. The bungalow, as would the new build detached house, faces a few degrees off due south and stands almost centrally within its surrounding gardens.
Mere photography does not do justice to the magnificence of the amazing views. These encompass St Mawes harbour, with its yacht and fishing boat moorings, over to Summers Beach and the mouth of the Percuil River, the part wooded Amsterdam and Carricknath Points on the lovely National Trust St Anthony headland, Falmouth Bay, with its visiting cruise liners and super yachts and across to the Helford River and Lizard Peninsula, and miles of open sea beyond. The harbour and bay are a hive of marine activity all year round.
The gardens were originally designed by leading landscape designer, George Carter, with a theme for ease of maintenance, privacy as well as maximising the superb views. A tarmac drive sweeps past the side of the property in to a rear parking area comprising a detached former garage (currently a games room/workshop) plus a space for boat storage. The gardens surround the property and are laid to lawn with walled, fenced and hedge borders. To the front is a sun terrace, with a built-in slate topped table.
In days gone by, Carricknath has had an established holiday letting income for many years. Therefore, the bungalow would suit buyers looking for holiday home or those wishing to "downsize", or to retire, to live permanently in St Mawes. Due to the current planning permission, the property will also suit the developer, builder or the family or retiring buyer looking for a project and a dream forever permanent or holiday home
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast Broadband enabled). Television points. Independent Rointe Low Energy Electric Heating Radiators.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: F
Council Tax Band: E
Planning Permission (Application Number PA19/08308)
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