A key attraction of this spacious and lovingly cared for home is its location. Whispers combines superb water views with privacy that is accessible by foot or vehicle to shops, restaurants, beaches, pubs and sailing facilities in the central village area. Set in a partially elevated grandstand position to take advantage of the mesmerising views, the unassuming exterior warrants an internal inspection to appreciate this unique property's versatile accommodation.
Mere photography does not do justice to the views. These encompass Summers Beach to Place, St Mawes Harbour, the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland, Falmouth Bay to the English Channel and Lizard Peninsula. The bay and harbour are a hive of marine activity all year round.
This 1970's built property faces south south west and was built to a design which optimises its location. Noteworthy internal features include its first floor balcony, its wide picture windows particularly in the open plan living room and separate sitting room. Externally are landscaped and private gardens and sun terraces, providing parking facilities and a double garage, along with a private pedestrian gate to one corner of the garden providing a short cut to the beach, all of which are a sought after rare attribute so close to the village centre.
Even though the property is ready to move into, it has potential to extend its current circa 2356 square foot accommodation into extra living space if required and subject to any necessary planning consents. We feel this rare opportunity will suit the permanent or second home buyer looking for uninterrupted and protected water views, privacy, manageable surrounding gardens and versatile family sized accommodation, all located within yards of central village amenities.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Sun Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Hall, Cloakroom / WC, Sitting Room, Utility Room, Store / Workshop.
First Floor: Galleried Landing, 5 Bedrooms, Balcony, Inner Landing, Study / Bedroom 6, Shower Room, Bathroom, Separate WC.
Outside: Detached Double Garage, Gardens.
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. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles with flights to London Heathrow (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 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 including Fat Face. 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 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.
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 (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.
Accommodation Details (dimensions are approximate)
11' 3'' x 4' 3'' (3.43m x 1.29m)
Sliding patio doors onto the 30' x 10' sun terrace. 9 ft wide internal floor to ceiling window to allow the kitchen and dining room to capture the beautiful water views. Double doors to open plan living / dining room and kitchen.
16' 10'' x 15' 11'' (5.13m x 4.85m)
Double picture window (approx. 12' wide) with breath taking views. Minster style fireplace surround and hearth with electric living flame fire inset. Television point. 3 wall light points. Night storage heater. Part glazed door to inner hall. Open plan to:
11' 3'' x 8' 7'' (3.43m x 2.61m)
Night storage heater. Lovely water and countryside views via the internal and external windows of the sun lounge. Open plan to:
14' 8'' x 11' 1'' (4.47m x 3.38m)
Worktop surface with sink unit inset and a range of cupboards with an integrated dishwasher. Double glazed window to rear garden. Heated towel radiator. Glazed doors to utility room and inner hall. Recess to u-shaped worktop surface with cupboards under and range of wall cupboards over (2 leaded glazed). 4 ring hob with concealed extractor over. Built-in oven. Double glazed window with south facing water views. Inset ceiling light. Integrated fridge. Part tiled walls.
17' 6'' x 6' 6'' (5.33m x 1.98m)
Stairs rising to the first floor. Two storage cupboards with slatted shelving. Double cloaks cupboard. Under stairs storage cupboard. Telephone point. Double glazed door to sitting room. Door to:
6' 10'' x 2' 8'' (2.08m x 0.81m)
Double glazed window. WC and wash basin.
19' 10'' x 10' 4'' (6.04m x 3.15m)
Sliding patio doors onto private sun terrace offering stunning views over St Mawes Harbour, St Anthony Headland and Falmouth Bay. Laminate flooring. 3 double glazed windows to two walls. Part panelled walls to dado height.
12' 8'' x 7' 0'' (3.86m x 2.13m)
Glazed door to kitchen. Single drainer sink unit inset to worktop surface with a range of cupboards under. Range of wall cupboards. Plumbing for washing machine. Integrated freezer. Double glazed windows to side and rear. Double glazed door to rear. Part tiled walls. Door to:
Store / Workshop
8' 6'' x 5' 6'' (2.59m x 1.68m)
Workbench. Windows to rear. Power and light. Door and steps to rear.
19' 6'' x 9' 5'' (5.94m x 2.87m)
Balustrade to turning staircase. Loft hatch. Inset ceiling light. Doors to bedrooms 1, 2 and 3, and shower room. Open way to inner landings.
15' 3'' x 14' 11'' (4.64m x 4.54m)
12' wide double glazed window with captivating water and countryside views. Built-in double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Electric panel radiator. Television point. Further built in double wardrobe cupboard.
13' 7'' x 10' 0'' (4.14m x 3.05m)
Built in double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Television point Night storage heater. Double glazed sliding patio doors with outstanding views leading to:
10' 9'' x 4' 7'' (3.27m x 1.40m)
Stunning panoramic views. Glass panel balustrade.
9' 5'' x 8' 7'' (2.87m x 2.61m)
Built in double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Night storage heater. Double glazed window to garden.
5' 11'' x 5' 1'' (1.80m x 1.55m)
Curved shower cubicle with power shower inset. Tiled walls. WC. Wash basin. Double glazed window. Shaver point. Heated towel rail. Electric wall heater.
Doors to study / bedroom 6 and bedroom 5.
10' 5'' x 9' 5'' (3.17m x 2.87m)
Built in double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Double glazed window with seating and blanket cupboard below. Night storage heater.
Study / Bedroom 6
12' 0'' x 10' 5'' (3.65m x 3.17m)
Double glazed bay window with beautiful south facing water and countryside views. Night storage heater.
Skylight window. Doors to bedroom 4, separate wc and bathroom.
8' 3'' x 5' 4'' (2.51m x 1.62m)
Villeroy Bosch corner bath, wash basin and wc. Hansgrohe tap fittings. Pressurised shower unit over bath. Tiled walls. Heated towel radiator. Shaver light point. Double glazed window.
10' 10'' x 9' 3'' (3.30m x 2.82m)
Built-in double wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors. Double glazed window with lovely views over the gardens. Night storage heater.
3' 8'' x 2' 7'' (1.12m x 0.79m)
Double glazed window. WC.
Detached Double Garage
19' 0'' x 15' 0'' (5.79m x 4.57m)
Double roller door. Window. Power and light. Water tap.
A five bar gate opens to a parking and turning area giving access to the double garage. The driveway extends up to the two front sun terraces to provide easy access for unloading vehicles. To the western side are lawns, mature trees and wooded borders to a barbecue area and the rear of the property, where there are storage areas for logs etc. to the south east corner is an area of lawn with shrubs and flower borders where a pedestrian gate leads to a footpath where Whispers has a private right of way on to Tredenham Road to provide a short cut to Summers Beach and the Sailing Club a little further on. The eastern boundary is bordered by wall and shrub borders. Off the living and sitting rooms are two paved sun terraces providing privacy yet magnificent views over the river, harbour, headland and Falmouth Bay. The rear boundary is parking space bordered by hedge slightly beyond the part retaining wall.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Night storage heaters / electric heating. Telephone connected and television points.
Energy performance certificate rating: "F".
Council tax band: "G".
Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. An Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.
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