A sympathetically restored three storey, four bedroom, south-facing Victorian residence refurbished to very high standards. This impressive home is situated on the exclusive St Mawes waterfront, and has a delightful garden with planning permission for a summerhouse, and its own access down to the foreshore. This extremely rare opportunity has been in the hands of the family for many years. It has a charming atmosphere as well as the right balance of character features with contemporary modern bath/wet rooms and a spacious bespoke kitchen with an atrium skylight roof over the dining area.
The protected and superlative views from the property and its gardens are stunning, captivating and inspiring. Regarded as amongst the finest in the village, these encompass the fishing boats and other moorings in the Percuil River, Summers Beach, St Mawes village and outer harbour, Amsterdam and Carricknath Points on the beautiful National Trust St Anthony Headland, St Anthony Lighthouse, Falmouth Bay, beyond to the Lizard Peninsula and over 30 miles across the English Channel (on clearer days). The bay and harbour are a hive of marine and wildlife activity most of the year from visiting cruise liners, super yachts, working boats, seals, basking sharks and dolphins.
As the property was built before most of the present village, the choicest sites were available. This most charming and spacious property is located in a particularly sheltered area, renowned for it own benign micro-climate. Circa 75 yards from the property is Tavern Beach and the world renowned Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton. The village centre and amenities are an almost level walk along the waterfront. St Mawes Castle and National Trust Coastal walks are on the doorstep.
Suited towards the second home or investment buyer, this beautiful property requires an internal inspection to fully appreciate its true qualities.
Accommodation in brief:
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall • Sitting Room • Kitchen / Breakfast Room • Utility Room, Shower /Wet Room.
First Floor: 3 Double Bedrooms • Family Bathroom • Separate WC.
Second Floor: Bedroom 4 En Suite with French doors.
Outside: Rear Courtyard with Store. Terraced gardens and steps down to the foreshore.
Location Summary – (distances and times are approximate)
Truro – 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth – 25 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Newquay Airport – 29 miles with flights to London Gatwick (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell - 15 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail. Plymouth – 58 miles. Exeter - 97 miles.
This enchanting south facing harbour village 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, including butchers, bakers, convenience store, post office / newsagent, doctors, hairdressers, dentist, pharmacy, village hall, church, delicatessen and clothing shops including ONDA and Fat Face. The village also has two public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops. The village has a regular bus and pedestrian ferry service, operating all year round.
St Mawes has long been one of the West Country's more desirable and exclusive destinations, with Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the recently re-modelled 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.
In a wider context, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance offering a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Tate Gallery and Truro Cathedral. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Falmouth and Padstow), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Nathan Outlaw (St Enodoc, Rock and Port Issac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.
Facing south over the water and just yards away from the exclusive Hotel Tresanton and Tavern Beach, The Moorings occupies a truly world-class setting.
This charming Victorian house is set within a short terrace and has been tastefully restored and refurbished to an extremely high standard in recent years. The four bedroom accommodation is arranged over three floors with delightful views out across the harbour towards St. Anthony Lighthouse and Falmouth Bay.
The sitting room on the ground floor has two fireplaces and a large bay window looking out to sea. At the heart of the house is a fabulous extended kitchen breakfast room with central island, granite worktops and Neff appliances. Behind the kitchen is a large utility room, leading through to a modern ‘wet room’ with WC. The ground floor has a zoned under-floor heating system.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, a family bathroom and a WC. The principal bedroom at the front has two windows overlooking the estuary. A wonderful en suite bedroom occupies the second floor and has French doors opening out on to the roof.
The Gardens and Grounds
The house is set back from the village road by a small garden. At the rear a door leads on to a communal courtyard, on the other side of which is a store room; ideal for sailing and boating equipment.
Immediately across the road there is a gorgeous terraced garden descending to the foreshore. This consists of a level lawn below the road level that leads down to a sun terrace overlooking the water. Stone steps go down to a private lower terrace, which has planning permission for a summerhouse. A set of metal steps lead down to the foreshore. Both terraces face south and are perfect for entertaining and enjoying the idyllic waterfront lifestyle the property truly offers.
We should add that there are only a very limited number of properties in St. Mawes that enjoy private access to the water.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating on the ground floor.
The property has a lucrative income via holiday letting through Portscatho Holidays, with a peak weekly tariff of £2150. Please visit www.portscathoholidays.co.uk for further information.
Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc, are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
Under planning application number PA11/08503, the lower terrace of the foreshore gardens has been granted planning permission for a summerhouse.
For viewing purposes, when the property is let, changeover days are on a Friday. Viewing is strictly by appointment.