The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Covered Side Porch / Walkway, Reception Hall, Inner Hall, Bedroom 1 with En Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 3 with En Suite Shower Room.
First Floor: Kitchen / Dining Room, Open plan Sitting room, Balcony, Inner Landing, Bedroom 5, Family Bathroom, Bedroom 2 / 2nd Sitting Room with French Door to Garden (via bridge).
Self-Contained Bedroom Annexe:
Ground Floor: Sitting Room / Study (possible Kitchen), Bedroom 4 with En suite Shower Room.
Outside: 3 Parking Spaces, Rear Gardens, with Sun Terrace and Summerhouse / Workshop, mainly laid to Lawn.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
Victory Inn: 175 yard walk. St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 350 yard walk. Tavern Beach: 520 yard 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: 27 miles with daily all year round flights to London (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles (with London Paddington 4 hours by rail).
Location: St Mawes
This enchanting south facing harbour village of St Mawes 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, 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.
Recently, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance,
especially post Brexit. It 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, Padstow and Porthleven), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and Olly
Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine.
4 years ago our clients purchased the front part of this semi-detached building which had one other flat to the rear of which they subsequently purchased a year later in 2017. Now with both flats (which required modernisation) in their ownership they commissioned local builders to commence restoration back to its original form as a family size house and as their permanent residence. Lavausa Cottage derives its name
from ancient Cornish Celtic dating back to the mid 1400’s and originates from St Mausa, (Lan-Mausa, alias Lavausa). Therefore, ‘Lavausa’ is an alternative Cornish Celtic name for “St Mawes”.
During the process of the restoration project our clients took the opportunity to configure the property to maximise the beautiful panoramic water views.
On the First Floor
Stairs rise from the reception hall to a 26’ long open plan kitchen / dining and living room with French doors leading to a balcony offering the best views in the property. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room. A connecting door leads to an inner hall, pouring in light from a skylight. Leading off the hall is bedroom 5, family bathroom and the property’s second bedroom / sitting room which has a French door leading to a bridge for easy level access onto the property’s private gardens.
On the Ground Floor
On the ground floor off an inner hall is bedroom 3 with en suite shower room and the master bedroom with an en suite shower room and a large bay window benefitting from the stunning water views. To the rear of the property our clients designed a further sitting room / study (which could also be a kitchen) and fourth bedroom with en suite shower room. This area is self contained but could be incorporated into the main dwelling (subject to any necessary consents) by knocking an access door off the main reception hall.
Mere photography does not do justice to the views which encompass the mouth of the Percuil River, Place Manor, St Mawes Harbour, St Anthony National Trust owned headland, Falmouth Bay, over to the Lizard Peninsula and miles of open sea.
To the front of the property is driveway parking plus a further parking space on the opposite side of Sea View Road. A side walk and covered walkway leads to the entrance doors of the property and up to the private gardens which comprise sun terrace (with bridge and access to Bedroom 2), two areas of lawn (bordered by mature shrubs and bushes) and a detached summerhouse / workshop situated centrally. The outbuilding has light and electric connected.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Television and telephone points. Broadband enabled. Satellite television. Heating via Gabraron High Heat Retention electric storage heaters. NB: the electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Energy performance certificate rating: E
Council Tax Band: F
Viewing: By appointment with H Tiddy
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