Internal Floor Area (including Attic Room): 1975 sq. ft (183.4 sq. m.)
Ground Floor: Two Entrance Porches, Two Reception Halls, Lounge with Fireplace and Bay Window with Stunning Vews, Stylish Kitchen, Kitchen Pantry, Separate Dining Room with Fireplace and Bay Window and Superb Views, Boot Room with large under-stairs cupboard for storage, Downstairs Shower Room.
First Floor: Two Landings, Principal Bedroom with Bay Window and Magnificent Views, Guest Bedroom with Bay Window and Exceptional Views, Two Further Bedrooms,
Study / Bedroom 5 with Amazing Views, Two Bathrooms.
Second Floor: Attic Room with Velux Skylight Windows and Eave Storage.
Outside: Fore Garden, Off Road Cobbled Parking Area, Landscaped Raised Rear Garden with Decking, Solar Outside Shower, Bench Seating and Superb Bay Views.
Location Summary (distances and times are approximate)
St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 350 yards walk. Tavern Beach: 170 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 regular flights to London and other UK Reginal Airports. St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail.
Gibraltar Terrace is enviably and quietly located in an elevated position around 80 yards from the exclusive waterfront and 150 yards from Tavern Beach and central village amenities. The chic 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 wide range of amenities, which are open all year, including butcher, baker, convenience store, post office and newsagent, doctors, hairdresser, 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 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), Michael Caines (Maenporth and Porthleven), 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.
The Views From Port and Starboard
Mere photography does not do the views justice. As a result of the property’s elevated grandstand position, which has a southerly aspect, all of the property’s principal rooms and outside sitting spaces provide un-paralleled panoramic views over the Percuil River to the unspoiled National Trust countryside beyond, and over Falmouth Bay to the Lizard Peninsula and miles of open sea. A variety of sailing and marine activity is frequently on view all year round.
Until around 8 years ago, Port and Starboard were two separate properties. Our clients originally purchased Starboard via ourselves in 2009 and subsequently acquired Port in 2014. Two internal inter-connecting doors were installed on the ground and first floors. Therefore, the current property could easily be converted back to two properties as the individual staircases still exist. In recent years, improvements to the property have been made including the installation of a new kitchen and boot room, double glazing, and an electric solar powered heating system. The property also has an advanced heating management system that works with a Tesla electricity storage battery to reduce the energy bills and running costs of the property. Also the rear parking and raised garden have been extensively re-modelled and landscaped.
This highly desirable semi-detached character coastal home offers versatile accommodation. The property has a welcoming atmosphere and an array of internal features including fireplaces (two with wood-burners), attractive coved ceilings, and original internal doors. Particular features which capture the breath-taking coastal panorama are the four large 7ft by 4ft double glazed bay windows which are found in the Lounge, separate Dining Room and two first floor Bedrooms. The modern fitted contemporary Kitchen and large Boot Room have 4ft wide openings (in the shape of serving hatches with glazed doors), which overlook the Lounge and Dining Room, to enhance the beautiful harbour, countryside and Bay views. The property has two Bathrooms on the first floor and a downstairs Shower Room. Space saver stairs allow access to a second-floor Attic Room which could be enlarged (subject to any consents) by removing the internal partition wall dividing the two original properties.
A south facing cobbled Fore Garden has sitting room to admire the tranquil views. Steps lead up from the back of both houses to the off-road parking area (a rarity for many central village waterside properties), and the rear decked garden. The cobbled parking area has a wide entrance accessed from Church Hill. An electric car charging point is installed along with an outside solar shower. The raised rear garden is bordered by two high walls and has built-in bench seating and a log store. The garden has wonderful south west facing Bay views, and is ideal for alfresco entertainment, barbeques or simply an oasis to unwind whilst taking in the last of the evening sun!
Port and Starboard offer a rare opportunity to purchase a versatile character coastal home, suited towards the family, dual family or retiring buyer as either a permanent or holiday home. The property, either as a whole or subdivided, would command a good holiday rental income.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone and superfast Broadband. Television points. Solar Panels and Electric Heating System. Tesla Electric Car Charge Point. Tesla Energy Storage Battery Unit.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: F
Council Tax Band: G
Land Registry Title Number: CL124221
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with H Tiddy.
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