A unique opportunity to purchase a quality detached residence with recent planning permission to convert, at a relatively low cost, into a 5 bedroom, 4 bath/shower room, 2/3 reception family sized two storey dwelling, capturing beautiful panoramic river, countryside and bay views, located within walking distance of boating facilities, beaches, shops and restaurants.
Proposed Accommodation (Planning Reference: PA21/07651)
Ground Floor: Reception Hall. Dining Room. Bespoke ‘Out of Wood’ Kitchen. Living Room. Utility Room. Separate WC. Bedroom 3 with Fired Earth En-Suite Shower Room. 2 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom.
First Floor: Day Room. TV Room/Snug. Large Balcony with Triple Aspect 270° Panoramic Views Galleried Landing. Principal Bedroom with Juliet Balcony and En-Suite Bath and Shower Room. Guest Bedroom with Juliet Balcony and En-Suite Shower Room.
Outside: Connecting Double Garage. Driveway with Boat/Caravan Storage. Side and Rear Gardens with Sun Terrace.
Proposed Accommodation (As per PA21/07651 at the buyers expense)
Please note, we are selling this rare opportunity as sold as seen with its current planning permission. The costs of conversion have been factored into the guide price.
We have on file projected build costs which amount to circa £270,000. Alterations to the existing ground floor are relatively minimal, comprising mainly the knocking down of the ceiling, cloaks cupboard and party wall to lose the shower room but create a galleried staircase rising to a first-floor landing. The main cost of the build is to increase the height of the current roof structure which also incorporates creating a pitch over the flat roof of the existing ‘Lookout’ and feature window to the stairwell. This then creates a landing and two first floor en-suite bedrooms served by the new galleried stairs. The existing stairs, just off the kitchen, remain. The existing first floor sitting room then expands by losing the current balustrade and adding a floor over the kitchen to create a TV Room.
Summary of Existing Accommodation
Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area (including garage): 2104 sq. ft. (195.04 sq.m.)
Ground Floor: Reception Hall. Cloakroom. Dining Room. Bespoke ‘Out of Wood’ Kitchen. Living Room. Utility Room. 3 Bedrooms. 2 Fired Earth Shower Rooms. Family Bathroom.
First Floor: 'Lookout' with Balcony and Triple Aspect 270° Panoramic Views.
Outside: Connecting Double Garage. Driveway with Boat / Caravan Storage. Side and Rear Gardens with Sun Terrace.
Little Polvarth is positioned within access to lovely riverside walks as well as around 500 yards walking distance of the harbour, central village amenities, Summers Beach and Freshwater Boatyard.
This individual detached residence has, in recent years, undergone complete restoration and extension to quality standards. Engineered oak flooring contrasts the original parquet flooring to the 39'3 x 35'1 L-shaped open plan kitchen, living and dining room. A specifically designed oak staircase leads to a 'Lookout' first floor sitting room which has a large 15'8 x 14'3 balcony. This room is galleried over the kitchen and has mesmerising 270° degree triple aspect river, countryside, village, harbour and bay views.
Windows and external doors were installed by a local company who sourced the 'hurricane' proof triple glazed units from Sweden. The stylish bathroom, shower rooms and utility room are fitted by Fired Earth and the bespoke contemporary kitchen is fitted by ‘Out of Wood” and features a central island, Corian worktops and electric Aga cooker.
Particularly from the first floor 'Lookout' room and the large Balcony, the views from various vantage points around the property and gardens include the Percuil River to the east, beautiful countryside on St Anthony National Trust Headland, Place Manor, St Mawes Harbour and village, extending out onto Falmouth Bay, Pendennis and St Mawes Castles with The Lizard Peninsula beyond. Once the build is completed, the first floor bedrooms will enjoy the stunning views as per the current The Lookout.
Connected to the property is a double garage which has been built with a view of conversion if required into an annexe accommodation. To the front is gravelled parking providing ample room for caravan or boat storage. The side and rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn with shrub borders, for ease of maintenance. A particular feature is the Sun Terrace accessed via tri-fold doors from the Living Room.
Location Summary (distances and times are approximate)
Summers Beach: 500 yards. Freshwater Boatyard: 500 yards. Central Village: 500 yards. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles (Regular Flights to London and other Regional UK Airports). St Austell: 15 miles (London Paddington 4.5 hours direct 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, two 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. 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 (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.
Offering unrivalled potential, this spacious property is suited towards the discerning permanent or second home, family or retiring buyer, either as the comfortable and quality home as it is seen today or, as a project to alter to create a larger 5 bedroom family sized residence, at a relatively low cost.
PA21/07651, Conditional Planning Permission was granted on 29th September 2021 for ‘First Floor Extension and Alteration’. Under PA19/00567, the property also has planning permission granted to convert the connecting garage into annexe accommodation. Please visit the ‘Cornwall Online Planning Register’ and enter either of the above planning application numbers in to the search tab for further information.
Mains electric, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Television and telephone points. Superfast Broadband enabled. NB: the electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Land Registry Title Number: CL275726
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: ‘D’.
Council Tax Band: ‘F’
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