A striking and lavishly appointed detached residence of exceptional quality set in sublime landscaped gardens. With a heritage dating back to the art deco era, this commanding home was one of the original properties built on the eastern side of the village. Capturing beautiful views over the Percuil River and National Trust countryside, this spacious family sized home is within easy walking distance of shops, beaches, cafes, pubs, restaurants, coastal walks and water sport facilities.
Accommodation Summary (Internal Floor Area: 3461 sq. ft. (320.83 sq. m.))
Ground Floor: Entrance Porch; Reception Hall; Lounge; Snug / Media Room; Dining Room; Kitchen / Breakfast Room; Side Hall; Cloakroom W/C; Utility / Boot Room.
First Floor: Galleried Landing; Principal Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room; Bedroom 2 with En-Suite Bathroom; Bedroom 3 with En-Suite Shower Room; Second Landing (accessed via a secondary staircase); Bedrooms 4 and 5; Shower Room.
Top Floor (Attic): Playroom / Hobbies Room / Study; Linen Store
Outside: Off Road Parking for numerous vehicles and boat storage; Beautifully Designed and Landscaped Private Gardens.
Outbuildings: Tender Store / Plant Room; ‘Work from Home’ Office; Summerhouse (with Garden Store).
Location Summary (Distances and Times are Approximate)
Polvarth Boatyard and Riverside Footpath: 150 yards. St Mawes Village Centre: 600 yards. Summers Beach: 180 yards. King Harry Car Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry or 16 miles by road. Falmouth: 20 minutes by foot ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles with regular flights to London, and other Regional UK airports. St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by direct train.
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. 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.
St Mawes has a wide range of amenities, which are open all year, including butchers, two bakers, convenience store, post office/newsagent, doctors, hairdressers, dentist, pharmacy, village hall, social club, churches, 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. Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the chic Idle Rocks Hotel both lure the rich and famous. The village has superbly varied and accessible sailing waters and an active sailing club with a full programme to cater for all ages.
The Duchy of Cornwall offers a range of 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 shops, private schools, college and main hospital (RCH Treliske).
Fine Dining Restaurants
Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow and Rock) and Michael Caines (Maenporth and Porthleven). Rising stars on The Roseland are Aaron McNamara at the Driftwood, Rosevine, Simon Stallard at The Hidden Hut on Porthcurnick Beach and The Standard Inn in Gerrans, and Matt Haggath at the Idle Rocks, St Mawes.
A Brief History
Originally dating back to the art deco era in the late 1920’ / early 1930’s, Crossways was one of the original properties built on the eastern side of the village when the estate of Hugh Tredenham Spry commenced selling off individual building plots. Today, this bespoke totally modernised and restored luxury family sized residence is exceptional. It cleverly maintains the aura and appeal of the art deco era yet combines a precise balance of highly specified and tasteful bedroom and reception spaces. Crossways is a thoughtfully designed home which has been created by the owners of award-winning developers, Boo Homes, as their main home. It is designed to maximise the beautiful riverside surroundings as well as bringing the outside within from the beautifully landscaped private rear gardens.
The views from Crossways capture the peace and tranquillity of the Percuil River, with its numerous boat moorings and boatyards to the softness of National Trust countryside of the St Anthony Headland beyond.
Boo Homes: “Homes Built with Imagination”
Boo Homes (www.boohomes.co.uk) comprises an enviable team of local trades and crafts people. Each member of the team works together to deliver work to exacting standards. Boo Homes owners, husband and wife team, Alex and Jilly Scott, originally set the company up and making a name for themselves in Cheltenham, before moving operations to settle in to St Mawes. They have always created award-winning property developments and individual homes which have an element of surprise. Hence Boo. They regard themselves as home builders rather than house builders. Alex and Jilly have a wealth of experience in building high-end residential property. They are passionate in accomplishing striking interior design to cater for many discerning tastes.
Crossways: Initial Impressions
From a formal Entrance Porch one enters in to a light and airy Reception Hall where first impressions will be awestruck as to how the chic and modern contemporary interior design cleverly retains the historical features and aura of the original property dating back to the 1930’s. This design statement is apparent around all of the property.
The Luxury Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Off the Hall is a bespoke hand-built kitchen by Brookman’s by Smallbone which is fully equipped with Gaggenau and Fisher and Paykel appliances focussed around a large central island. Further features include a picture window with a seating area to admire the beautiful views of the Percuil River and to the rear are French Doors to allow access to a large sun terrace for barbeques and alfresco dining as well as overlook the stunning landscaped gardens. Off the kitchen is a Side Hall, with a daily informal access door, where a Utility Room is located at one end and a Cloakroom with w/c to the other.
Ground Floor Reception Rooms
Open plan from the kitchen sweeps to a separate Dining Room which has a featured bay window with central French doors allowing access as well overlooking to the gardens. A door leads back to the Reception Hall where a further door flows to a Lounge which has dual aspect windows to admire the views of the river to the front and the south facing gardens to the rear. On one wall is a double-sided wood burning stove which is also utilized by a spacious Media Room /Snug, again with dual aspect windows and offering further reception space.
First Floor Independent Guest Rooms
To one corner of the Media / Snug room is a secondary staircase rising to the first floor and an independent landing where fourth and fifth bedrooms are served by an elegant shower room. This whole area has been purposely designed for guests which will also appeal to teenagers yearning for a degree of independence and privacy.
The First Floor
An arts and crafts style staircase contours from the main reception hall to a galleried landing giving access to three very different bedroom suites, all with built in wardrobes. The Principal Bedroom has delightful river views and a tasteful En-Suite Shower/Wet Room overlooking the rear garden. The Second Bedroom has a featured bay window overlooking the gardens and a luxury Bathroom with a shower over. The Third Bedroom has lovely river views and a bespoke En-Suite Shower/Wet Room.
The Second Floor
On the top floor is an attic room with two skylight windows and a large linen store cupboard that is utilised as a hobbies or playroom which could also be used as a study.
Kitchen: Hand-painted Brookmans by Smallbone kitchen units. Bespoke Indian Granite worktops. Gaggenau ovens, combination microwave oven, induction hob and downdraught extractor. Fisher and Paykel fridge freezer (with icemaker) plus separate wine fridge. 2 Siemens dishwashers.
Reception Rooms: Double sided wood burning stove.
Bathrooms: Tiles by Artisans of Devises. Bespoke Sanitaryware by Laufen and Crosswater.
Flooring: Woodpecker Salcombe chalked oak wood Flooring. Large Format Porcelain tiling on the ground floor.
Windows and Doors: Heritage system by Smart.
Additional information: Air source heat pump for heating and hot water. Underfloor heating throughout. New three phase electricity supply. External lighting and water taps. CAT five cable to multiple points for Wifi connectivity throughout. Satellite dish and tv / radio ariel.
The Gardens (Circa 0.42 acres)
The front is accessed via electronically operated gates and comprises a large gravelled area purposely designed for the parking of numerous vehicles and marine craft. The rear gardens have the rare attribute for St Mawes by being relatively level as well as offering a high degree of privacy. Being south west facing, the gardens are a real sun trap, attracting the all day and evening sun. They are landscaped with a combination of expanses of lawn, perfectly positioned sun terraces, for sunbathing and alfresco dining, all bordered and screened by an array of colour and hedging. The gardens are designed for ease of maintenance with a focus to offer a haven for well-being and relaxation.
Connected to the side of the property is a Tender Store / Plant Room and adjoining to the rear is a “work from home” Office which is accessed from the sun terrace connected to the kitchen. This room is under floor heated, fully insulated and has power plus Wifi connectivity. Towards the bottom of the garden is a detached timber Summerhouse which is currently used as a fitness room with a connecting garden store to the side.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Television and Satellite Points. Telephone (Superfast Broadband enabled). Air Source Underfloor Heating.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: C
Council Tax Band: G
Land Registry Title Number: CL360653
Planning Application Number: PA20-09585
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with H Tiddy.
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