01326 270212
The Square, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AG
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm   Sat: 9am - 4pm
01326 270212
The Square, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AG
Mon - Fri: 9am - 5:30pm   Sat: 9am - 4pm

Ardevora Creek, Nr Philleigh. Guide Price £1,450,000

Sold STC
  • Ardevora MIll
  • Creekside Location
  • Stunning Views
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Hall
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • South Elevation
  • Front
  • From the beach
  • An Gylen
  • Any Gylen Kitchen/Living room
  • An Gylen Bedroom
  • Crowjy
  • Crowjy Kitchen/Dining
  • Crowjy Bedroom
  • Crowjy Bedroom 2
  • Cottage Gardens
  • Vean
  • Vean Courtyard
  • Vean Kitchen
  • Vean Living Room
  • Vean Bedroom
  • Vean Shower Room
  • The Creek
  • Location
  • 3D Tour

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Set in an idyllic, tranquil and peaceful location, on the upper reaches of the River Fal, this deceptively spacious and versatile 5 bedroom character residence, around 3757 square feet, has a right of way access to a small beach leading onto Ardevora Creek. The property has the added benefit of 3 cottages, (totalling circa 1862 square feet), all currently holiday let and beautifully equipped to a 4 star gold, VisitEngland rating.

Location Summary (Distances and times are approximate).

Pendower Beach: 2.6 miles. The Roseland Inn and Church, Philleigh: 1.5 miles. St Just in Roseland Boatyard: 5.8 miles. St Mawes: 7 miles with Falmouth 20 minutes by passenger ferry. Portscatho: 4.7 miles. King Harry Ferry: 3.4 miles. Truro: 12 miles or 8 miles (by car ferry). Cornwall Airport Newquay: 23 miles with all year round daily flights to London Heathrow (70 minutes) and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 14 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by fast train. Plymouth: 56 miles. Exeter: 91 miles.

Accommodation Summary:

Main House: Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Study / Office, Utility Room, Storage Room, Linen Room, Boot Room, 2 Inner Halls, Drawing Room, Family Kitchen, Galleried Landing, 5 Bedrooms (2 En Suite), Family Bathroom, Games / Family Room. Private Gardens, 2 Courtyards, Dog Kennel & Run, Plant Room, Detached Garage / Workshop, Ample Parking. Three Holiday Cottages: Two 1 Bedroom and one 2 Bedroom, Well-equipped Kitchens / Living Areas, Shower / Wet Rooms, Private Gardens and Terraces. Communal Laundry and Parking. Pedestrian right of way access to Ardevora Creek


Ardevora Mill is located at the end of a three-quarter mile long, unmade private lane. This unique home has just two neighbouring properties, all enjoying seclusion from each other without the feeling of complete isolation. Only by viewing internally can one fully capture the atmosphere and character and appreciate the overall quietness of Ardevora, which is still within such easy commuting distance of Truro, Falmouth and St Austell. The Mill and cottages were converted around 2007 and our clients have, over the years, painstakingly equipped each to a very high standard and exceptional specification. Oozing character yet incorporating the modern with the traditional - high vaulted ceilings, oak ledge and brace doors, granite and red brick quoins, under-floor heating, stylish bathrooms and kitchens, and double-glazing. Wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and the creek can be enjoyed from many rooms.


Ardevora Mill is situated on The Roseland Peninsula in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is about 1.5 miles from Philleigh, renowned for its historic church and 16th century Roseland Inn. It is one of the prettiest country villages of the Roseland, which is adjacent to the estuary of the River Fal and stretches to Gerrans Bay in the East. The nearby villages of Gerrans and Portscatho provide day-to-day shopping facilities and primary schooling and excellent secondary education is available in Tregony a few miles away. Just 3.4 miles away is the King Harry Ferry, which links to Truro, Falmouth and the rest of mid to West Cornwall. For the sailing enthusiast, St Just in Roseland has a boatyard and sailing clubs are found at Falmouth, Mylor Harbour and St Mawes. The mile long white sands of Pendower Beach are only 2.6 miles away. St Just in Roseland itself is renown for its historic creek side church, where subtropical plants grow beside native trees and flora.

St Mawes

Nearby St Mawes adequately caters for day to day requirements, having a good selection of shops, butchers, bakers, post office / newsagent, doctors surgery, village hall, hairdresser, dentist, bus service, churches, sailing club, restaurants and cafes, two pubs, primary school, castle and beaches. There are three hotels including Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and The Idle Rocks Hotel both of which lure the rich and famous. There is a regular passenger ferry service to Falmouth and in the season a ferry to Place on the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland.

Truro and Cornwall Airport

The cathedral city of Truro, the county's legal and administrative centre, offers a fine range of shops, private and public secondary schools, college, and theatre at the Hall for Cornwall. There is a mainline rail link to London and the rest of the UK and Cornwall Newquay airport is currently the fastest growing airport in the UK with daily regular flights to London Heathrow and Manchester.

Nearby Attractions and Restaurants

Within easy travelling distance from Ardevora Mill are many beautiful gardens and attractions including The Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project, The Maritime Museum, Trelissick, Trewithen and Caerhays Castle. For the restaurant connoisseur there is an abundance of eateries to suit all tastes including the Roseland's own Michelin Star fine dining at the Driftwood Hotel at Rosevine and alfresco dining at The Hidden Hut overlooking Porthcurnick Beach. Celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein (Padstow, and Porthleven), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow and Rock), and Jamie Oliver (Watergate Bay), are all within travelling distance.

Creek Access

Notwithstanding the magical location and the depth of character and stylish accommodation on offer, a major attribute is a private right of way along the border of a neighbours’ field, which gives access on to a small beach and the shores of the creek. Our clients and their guests have spent many enjoyable times over the years kayaking, boating, bird and wildlife watching or simply relaxing and enjoying the views as well as soaking up the peace and tranquillity the location offers which has to be experienced first hand to fully appreciate.

Planning Permission

In 2017, under planning application PA17/08239, our clients were granted permission from Cornwall County Council to discharge the Section 106 obligation on two of the holiday barns. Therefore, it is now possible to sell both Crowjy Ardevora and Ardevora An Gylen separately, with no restrictions. Ardevora Vean (which is connected to the main house) remains as ancillary annexe accommodation.


Ardevora Mill is suited to the lifestyle change family or retiring buyer, yearning to make the break away from the humdrum and stress of city life, and who is looking for a quality lifestyle as well as earning a modest income from the property.

Ardevora Mill - The Main House (3757 sq ft / 349 sq m)

Initial Impressions

From the entrance courtyard, a large French oak stable door opens to an impressive entrance hall. Character features include red brick pillar, granite quoin to a double glazed window with wood lintel and slate sill, and open beams. Doors lead to a study and an inner hallway and bedroom wing. By the side of the stairs is a cloak hanging area and separate w/c. An oak turning staircase rises to a first floor galleried landing, which has a solid oak floor, and gives access to all the main reception rooms.

Drawing Room

This impressive 28'2 x 17'10 room has a high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and solid oak floor. Features also include exposed granite walls and quoins, and a Scan wood burning stove with curved air wash glass, guillotine door and Nordic soapstone ledge. Two dual aspect double glazed French doors lead to Juliet balconies, offering beautiful countryside and creek views as well as allowing the peace and tranquility of the outside within.

Family Kitchen

A 21'5 x 18'2 light and airy room, full of character, again with a solid oak floor, high vaulted beamed ceiling, plus 4 double glazed, triple aspect windows with granite quoins and slate sills overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside. Double glazed French doors lead to a south facing sun terrace/patio. An array of painted solid oak fronted larders, drawers and cupboards are accompanied by a Corian U-shaped worktop surface and contemporary tiled walls. A ‘Stoves’ range cooker proudly sits in a mock inglenook fireplace. At one end of the kitchen is a one and a half bowl sink unit with a drainer carved into the worktop whilst at the other end is a smaller Butler style sink. A range of Siemens appliances include a dishwasher, American upright fridge/freezer, microwave and plate-warming drawer.

Family/Games Room and 5th Bedroom or Study

Located off the Galleried Landing offering versatility as a separate Dining Room or secondary Sitting/Media Room. A connecting door leads to a 5th Bedroom/ Study. These two rooms, (subject to any necessary consents) could be converted into first floor accommodation for a further letting cottage if so required.

Ground Floor West Wing

From the Reception Hall, a spacious 17’6 x 10’4 Study/Office has a stable door to the south facing gardens as well as provides access to a 17ft Utility Room, fitted in the same quality as the main kitchen, fitted purposely to become a kitchen for a further letting cottage as previously mentioned. A further door leads to a Rear Hall, which has connecting doors to Ardevora Vean as well as a useful Linen Room plus a Store Room, which flows in to a Boot Room, which has an entrance door in to the courtyard. The latter rooms would provide self-contained access, hallway and storage space for the extra letting cottage and the property’s current 2nd Bedroom with en suite Wet/Shower Room (currently located off the Study/Office) could become the potential annexe/letting cottage’s Living Room.

Ground Floor East Wing

From the Reception Hall, a doorway leads to an Inner Hall and bedroom wing located below the Main Drawing Room and Kitchen. This area comprises a 17’10 x 14’9 Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom, (featuring a freestanding bath with claw feet and separate wet/shower area) plus two further double Bedrooms served by a Family Bathroom.

Ardevora Vean (549 sq ft / 51 sq m)

Holiday Letting Tariff from £226 to £516 per week (Sleeps 2). Taking a couple of steps down into a private walled and pleasant courtyard garden you enter via a stable entrance door into a spacious hallway, from which doors lead into all rooms. A locked internal door connects to the Main House. The open plan living room has a high vaulted ceiling, a dining area and a well equipped oak effect fitted kitchen with Siemens appliances including ceramic electric hob, oven, extractor hood, concealed dishwasher and fridge and freezer. The king size bedroom has views over the countryside and the wet/shower room also has a WC and wash hand basin, with a non-slip tiled floor.

Crowjy Ardevora (839 sq ft / 78 sq m)

Holiday Letting Tariff from £310 to £1028 per week (sleeps 5). From the entrance door, via the spacious hallway, enter a lovely open plan lounge with a high vaulted ceiling. Open plan via a couple of steps leads to the dining and well-equipped oak style fitted kitchen. ‘Neff’ appliances include ceramic hob, oven, extractor hood, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A door from the dining area leads to the large patio & garden that has superb countryside views. From the kitchen area is a connecting lockable fire door in to Ardevora An Gylen. From the hall, doors connect to a king size double bedroom, a second bedroom with ample space for 3 single beds, and a 'wet style' shower room.

Ardevora An Gylen (474 sq ft / 44 sq m)

Holiday Letting Tariff from £292 to £773 per week (sleeps 4). Enter the cottage into a spacious hallway, which has doors leading off to all rooms. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen has superb garden and countryside views as well as a connecting, lockable fire door in to Crowjy Ardevora. The oak style kitchen is well equipped with ‘Neff’ appliances include oven, hob, extractor hood, dishwasher and fridge. The dining area has access to the patio & garden. The double/twin bedroom has views over the garden. The 'wet style' shower room also has a WC, wash hand basin, and a nonslip tiled floor.

Plant Room

This houses the oil fired central heating boiler, large hot water cylinder and filtration pump and filter for the private water supply.

Communal Laundry

For the use of the three holiday cottages and connected to the Pump Room. Comprising single drainer sink unit, commercial deep-load washing machine and separate tumble dryer.

Detached Garage/Workshop (Approx 22' x 15')

Subject to any necessary planning consents, there is obvious potential for conversion. The building has an electric roller door, pedestrian door, electric points and lighting as well as a hard standing area at front.

The Gardens and Grounds

Main House

A gravelled driveway leads to the main courtyard and further on is a gravelled parking area for the use of the holiday cottages. The gardens to the main property are south facing and are mainly laid to lawn with walled and hedged borders. Off the study/office and rear hall is a walled courtyard that leads on to the rear garden, with courtesy lighting. Off the family kitchen is a large patio area, ideal for alfresco dining. A large courtyard area to the front of the property provides a large parking area and houses the dog kennel and run.

Holiday Cottages

Both Crowjy and An Gylen have front paved patios with courtesy lights as well as rear private lawned gardens with delightful views, hedge and fence borders, patio areas and courtesy lights. Vean has its own private gravelled courtyard with courtesy lighting, patio area, lovely views and pedestrian access gate.

General Information


Mains electricity, private drainage and private water. Oil fired central heating. Under-floor heating to the ground floor of the main house and to all of the holiday cottages. Zoned heating controls to most rooms. Ample telephone and television points throughout.

Energy performance certificate ratings:

Main House C (72); Ardevora Vean D (67); Crowjy Ardevora C (69); Ardevora An Gylen C (70).

Council Tax

Band “G” for the Main House (including Ardevora Vean). Crowjy Ardevora and Ardevora An Gylen are business rated.


Please visit the owner's own web site for further information about the cottages and their tariffs. The web site is available by separate negotiation.

Fixtures, fittings and contents

The quality fixtures, fittings and contents, in the three letting units are available by separate negotiation. All other fixtures and fittings are to formalised via pre-contract formal enquiries via solicitors.

Tenure: Freehold

Viewing only by appointment with H Tiddy

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  • Set in an idyllic, tranquil and peaceful location.
  • Right of way access to a small beach leading onto Ardevora Creek.
  • Versatile 5 bedroom character residence with views of the creek.
  • Connecting self contained 1 bedroom Annexe or letting cottage.
  • Two further 2 bedroom and 1 bedroom cottages with an adjoining internal door.
  • Good sized private gardens circa one acre.
  • A wonderful character home with an income (by way of holiday letting or long term rental)
  • Pendower Beach: 2.6 miles. Truro: 12 miles or 8 miles by car ferry. St Mawes: 7 miles.
  • Viewing internally strongly recommended
  • Click on the "VIRTUAL TOUR" tab to view a fully immersive and interactive tour of this stunning property.
Truro TR2 5LZ
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 2430
Mark Willson
H Tiddy
P: 01326-270212
01326 270212
The Square, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AG
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