A rare opportunity to purchase a luxury waterside residence located on one of the most sought-after roads in this enchanting Cornish coastal village. This family sized property is of outstanding quality, offering a variety of stunning panoramic views, which are protected and uninterrupted. Seaward is located in a south facing situation, directly opposite the relatively sheltered Tavern Beach.
(Internal Floor Area: 1664 sq ft (154.6 sq m)).
Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Reception Hall, Open Plan Living Room/Bespoke Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room/Bedroom 4, Stylish Shower Room/WC.
First Floor: Landing, Principal Bedroom, Bedroom 3, Luxury Bathroom, Separate W/C, Garden Room/Office/Bedroom 5 (with tri-fold doors leading on to a sun terrace).
Second Floor: Bedroom 2 (with plumbing in situ for en-suite facilities)
Outside: Fore Garden, Beautifully Landscaped Rear Gardens with Sun Terraces.
(Distances and Times are Approximate).
Path down to Tavern Beach (opposite): 10 yards. Central village square: 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 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.
Internally, the property showcases a combination of traditional character with modern day contemporary interior designs which encompass an array of spacious, light and airy accommodation, with a charm and aura all of its own. It has a clever balance of living and bedroom spaces, offering versatility to suit either the couple or the large family.
Externally, the terraced rear gardens, which have been featured in Homes and Gardens Magazine, are designed for ease of maintenance and comprise various terraces, linked by a path, surrounded by spectacular colours from the flora and fauna throughout the seasons. The path culminates at the top to a private terrace, which has the purpose of absorbing the garden and the beautiful views over the harbour and miles of open sea.
Due to its location and distinctive character, Seaward will appeal to the couple or family buyer, either as a holiday or permanent home. Viewing internally is strongly advised to fully appreciate the unassumed splendour of the property’s interior and gardens.
Mere photography does not do justice to the magnificence of the amazing views. These encompass Tavern Beach, St Mawes harbour, with its yacht and fishing boat moorings, over to Summers Beach and the mouth of the Percuil River, the wooded Amsterdam and Carricknath Points on the lovely National Trust St Anthony headland, St Anthony Lighthouse, Falmouth Bay, with its visiting cruise liners and super yachts and across to the Helford River and Lizard Peninsula, leading back to St Mawes Castle with Pendennis Castle found on the opposite side of the Fal Estuary. The harbour and bay are a hive of marine activity all year round.
From the fore garden, enter through the St Mawes style double storm porch doors and main entrance door into the Reception Hall. You are instantly impressed with the interior design with part wood panelled walls to dado height, the limed engineered oak floor, Victorian style staircase (with storage cupboards below) and original featured arch. Doors lead to the Living room and rear Sitting Room / Bedroom 4.
Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen
The Living Room has a wide sash style window with seating to admire the wonderful views and a fireplace, with slate hearth and a Neria wood-burner inset, is a further focal point. A quality limed engineered oak floor flows into the Dining Area which is zoned by a breakfast bar partition open plan to the bespoke Kitchen, fitted and designed by a company from London. Neff integrated appliances include: dishwasher, double oven, induction hob, extractor fan, washer/dryer, fridge and separate freezer. To one corner is a Belfast style sink with brushed crome taps inset at granite work top surfaces which are arranged over two walls. The underfloor heated very old flagstone slate floor is a particular feature to compliment the shaker style kitchen befitting the Victorian era. Lots of light pours in from a glass roof and a wide rear window.
Sitting Room and Downstairs Shower Room
A doorway leads in to the rear Sitting Room, which could easily be a Media Room or 4th Bedroom. This room has a limed engineered oak floor and French style doors leading in to the Lower Courtyard. This access is used daily, especially after sailing or coming off the beach to wash down in the courtyard and then straight in to the connecting downstairs Fired Earth Shower Wet Room, with an under floor heated limestone tiled floor. Fittings comprise a contemporary wash basin, heated towel rail, concealed flush W/C and shower/wet area (with overhead shower) bordered by a glazed screen.
Stylish Hessian carpets flow up the staircases on to the landings and into the bedrooms. On the First Floor Landing doors lead to the Principal and 3rd Bedrooms, Separate W/C, Bathroom and into the Rear Landing. A skylight pours in extra light and a further staircase rises to the second floor. The Principal Bedroom has two sash style windows, one being featured by an arch. The views from this room are superb. Zoned to one side is a sitting area with a fireplace, comprising slate hearth and wood-burner inset. The 3rd double Bedroom has a Bay style window overlooking the beautiful rear gardens. The under floor heated limestone floor Fired Earth Bathroom has a skylight window and features a tiled surround bath with shower over, contemporary wash basin and heated towel rail. A Separate W/C is found next to the luxury Bathroom.
Garden Room/Bedroom 5/Office
The Rear Landing has a large cupboard housing the central heating boiler and pressurized hot water tank. A door leads in to a Garden Room which could easily function as an Office or 5th Bedroom. This room has a matched under floor heated limed engineered oak floor and is a light and airy room supplied by a side window, skylight and tri-fold doors which open out on to a slate paved and sheltered sun terrace.
The Second Floor Landing has a featured triangular window and a linen cupboard. A doorway leads to the 2nd Bedroom with two dormer windows to the south facing front offering glorious views of the harbour, lighthouse, and sea and a further dormer window overlooks the rear gardens. To one wall are fitted cupboards and to one side of the room plumbing exists to convert one area of the room for En-Suite facilities.
The easy to maintain gardens and sun terraces are a major attribute of Seaward. The design has been exceptionally well considered to offer privacy and well-being. The contours provide access into the gardens from both the ground and first floors of the property, thus allowing outside and inside to merge superbly. The gardens are an array of colour throughout the year and have been featured in Homes and Gardens Magazine.
At the front is a south facing slate paved fore garden, with pedestrian access gate, bordered by wall and railings, which sets the property away from the road. A built-in coffee table provides a focal point for a seating area to enjoy the superlative views.
Lower Courtyard Garden and Sun Terrace
An access path to the side of the property leads to a gated entrance in to the rear gardens. A slate paved lower courtyard area has an outside tap and drain. There is access into the rear of the property near the downstairs shower room. This is ideal returning from walking, sailing or the beach to hose off and then have a hot shower, thus negating the need to have sand being trailed around other areas of the house. A flight of steps flows up past a store, (housing the oil tank), to a private and sheltered slate paved sun terrace, designed to capture the afternoon and early evening sun as well as allow access via tri-fold doors in the first floor Garden Room/Office.
A few steps lead on to the main garden which has a shed to one side. A brick paved path, bordered by numerous specimen small trees plants, shrubs and flowers, runs to a top terrace to admire the beauty of the gardens which merge continuously on to the grandstand views of St Mawes Harbour and Falmouth Bay.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast Broadband enabled). Television and Satellite points. Oil Fired Central Heating System with pressurized hot water tank. Under floor heating to Kitchen, Garden Room/Office, Sitting Room, Bathroom and downstairs Shower Room.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: E
Council Tax Band: F
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with H Tiddy.
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