This most charming property is in a quiet sun-trap position in a particularly sheltered area, renowned for its own benign micro-climate. A couple of hundred yards away is Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and Tavern Beach. The village centre and amenities are an almost level walk along the waterfront. St Mawes Castle and National Trust coastal walks are nearby.
Mizzen Top has an established holiday letting history. It has a charming atmosphere and many character features including open beams, and a fireplace with a wood burner inset. The front fore garden has delightful water views. The rear garden offers a high degree of privacy and is of a good size and is laid to patio and decking for ease of maintenance. The views from the garden are magnificent and mere photography does not do them justice.
Views from the property are regarded as amongst the finest in the village. These encompass the fishing boat and other moorings in the Percuil River, St Mawes village and outer harbour, Amsterdam and Carricknath Points on the beautiful National Trust St Anthony headland and Falmouth Bay. The bay and harbour are a hive of marine activity most of the year with sailing races during the season.
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 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 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 with a full programme of village regattas, club races and various national championships to cater for all ages.
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)
Part glazed entrance door. Mat well. Coat hooks. Fuse board. Door to:
17' 5'' x 15' 3'' (5.30m x 4.64m)
Featured fireplace with wood burner inset. Alcoves each side. Large bay window with south facing water and countryside views. Night storage heater. Part wood panelled wall. Television and telephone points. Inset ceiling lights. Old style door to:
10' 8'' x 10' 1'' (3.25m x 3.07m)
Modern fitted kitchen with L-shaped worktop surface with a range of cupboards and wall cupboards over. Built in oven with hob inset to worktop. One and a half bowl sink unit inset. Built in dishwasher. Space for fridge. Window to rear. Night storage heater. Tiled floor. Open beams. Spotlighting. Built in bench seating. Older style door to cloakroom / wc. Older style door to:
5' 2'' x 4' 0'' (1.57m x 1.22m)
Plumbing for washing machine. Two rear access doors. Radiator.
Cloakroom / WC
Timber door to outside. Wash basin and wc. Window.
Built in cupboard. Doors to bedrooms and bathroom.
13' 2'' x 8' 10'' (4.01m x 2.69m)
High vaulted ceiling with gallery over. Feature fireplace with exposed stone quoins. Sash window with delightful river, harbour and countryside views. Night storage heater.
Suite comprising P-shaped panelled bath with shower screen and shower unit over. Wash basin and wc. Two windows. Covered area hiding the hot water tank. Night storage heater. Part tiled walls.
11' 2'' x 10' 5'' (3.40m x 3.17m)
Casement window to the rear. Night storage heater. Open beams.
Fenced patio area and steps leading from the entrance path. Lovely water views.
Access to either the cloakroom / wc or rear utility and a side pedestrian gate. (Note next door has a pedestrian right of way, for bins etc, into their courtyard). Steps leading to a walk way and storage shed. Further steps lead to:
The Top Garden
Access via steps from the rear courtyard. Mainly laid to paving and decking for ease of maintenance. Bordered by wall and hedging. Stunning panoramic views over the harbour, village, river, Falmouth Bay, St Anthony National Trust Headland and miles of open sea.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone and television points. Night storage heating.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: "F"
Council Tax Band: "E"
Holiday letting / Viewing arrangements
The property is holiday let via Portscatho Holidays with a tariff of £405 to £930 per week. Viewings can only be carried out on changeover days when the property is let.
Furnishings, fixtures, fittings and contents
The stylish furniture, fixtures, fittings and contents are available by separate negotiation, with the exception of personal belongings.
The property next door, Mizzen Cottage, is also on the market. Lapsed planning permission exists to combine the two cottages into one as well as extend into the courtyard.
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.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.