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, Philleigh, Nr Truro Guide Price £895,000

Sold STC
  • Sunning Views
  • Ardevora Mill
  • Idyllic
  • Hall
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • LIving Room
  • Living Room
  • Living Room
  • Main Bedroom
  • Bedroom 2
  • Rear Elevation
  • Front Elevation
  • From the beach
  • Annexe
  • Annexe Courtyard
  • Annexe Bedroom
  • Annexe Kitchen
  • Annexe Living Room
  • Annexe Shower Room
  • Pendower Beach 2.6 miles
  • Video 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 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 a connecting annexe, which is currently holiday let to provide a modest income.

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, WC, Study / Office, Utility Room, Storage Room, Linen Room, Boot Room, 2 Inner Halls, Drawing Room, Family Kitchen, Galleried Landing, Games / Family Room, 5 Bedrooms (2 En Suite), Family Bathroom. Connecting Annexe (Ardevora Vean): Well equipped Kitchen / Living / Dining Room, Hall, Shower / Wet Room, Bedroom. Private Walled Garden. Private Gardens, 2 Courtyards, Dog Kennel & Run and Plant Room, Ample Parking. Pedestrian right of way access to Ardevora Creek. Two further Cottages plus a Detached Garage / Workshop are available by separate negotiation.

Situation and Amenities

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.

Summary and Brief History

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 neighbouring 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.

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.

Ardevora Mill (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

This 21'5 x 18'2 light and airy room, is 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/Study

The Family/Games Room is located off the Galleried Landing and offers 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). Equally, the cottage could be an annexe or be long term let as well. 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.

Plant Room

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

The Gardens and Grounds

A gravelled driveway leads to a main courtyard. The gardens 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.

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).

Council Tax

Band “G” for the Main House (including Ardevora Vean).

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.

Available by separate negotiation

In the ownership of our clients are a one bedroom cottage, a two bedroom cottage and a detached garage / workshop.

Important Notice

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  • An idyllic, tranquil and peaceful location, on the upper reaches of the River Fal.
  • Versatile 5 bedroom detached character residence of around 3757 sq ft with beautiful creek views
  • Connecting bedroom cottage (currently holiday let but could be an annexe or long term let)
  • Pendower Beach 2.6 miles. Truro 12 miles or 8 miles by car ferry.
  • Right of way access to a small beach leading onto Ardevora Creek
  • Potential to convert for a further self contained cottage (subject to any necessary consents)
  • Good sized surrounding private gardens
  • Viewing internally strongly recommended to fully appreciate
  • Two further Cottages plus a Detached Garage / Workshop are available by separate negotiation.
  • Click the "VIDEO TOUR" tab to view the fantastic location of this unique property.
Truro TR2 5LZ
County: Cornwall
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 2431
Mark Willson
H Tiddy
P: 01326-270212
01326 270212
The Square, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AG
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