The accommodation comprises:
Living Room, Kitchen / Dining Room, Inner Hall, Walk-In Pantry, Utility Room and WC.
Master Bedroom with Dressing Area and En Suite Bathroom, Landing, Bedroom 3 / Study, Sitting / Garden Room, Bedroom 2.
Landscaped Gardens, Front and Rear Terraces, Studio Room.
Garage and Parking Space.
Location summary (distances and times are approximate)
Steps to Summers Beach (opposite): 140 yards. Central village square: 180 yards. King Harry Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by foot ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles with daily flights to London Heathrow (80 minutes) and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail.
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 three 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 Rock), and the Driftwood, at Rosevine.
A rare opportunity to purchase a relatively affordable waterside residence located on one of the most sought after roads in this exclusive and enchanting coastal village. This high quality property is in a south-west facing situation opposite Summers Beach and provides a variety of stunning panoramic views which are protected and uninterrupted. Internally, the property offers a combination of traditional character to contemporary modern day flowing design, comprehensively extended and sympathetically modernised around 10 years ago, Gillan offers a versatile array of spacious, light and airy accommodation with a charm all of its own.
Due to its garage and parking space, its location and distinctive character this desirable property will appeal to both the second home and permanent homebuyer. Viewing internally is strongly recommended.
These amazing views encompass Summers Beach, the Percuil River with its yacht and fishing boat moorings, Place Manor across the river, the wooded Amsterdam and Carricknath Points on the lovely National Trust St Anthony headland, St Mawes outer harbour with more yacht moorings, Falmouth Bay with its visiting cruise liners and super yachts and across it to the Helford River and Lizard Peninsula across Carrick Roads (Fal Estuary) to Pendennis Castle in Falmouth, and St Mawes Castle, Harbour and village. The harbour and bay are a hive of marine activity all year round.
Gillan: A Brief Tour
From parking the car, steps lead up to a front terrace offering grandstand views over the harbour and bay. Double glazed French doors lead into the kitchen / dining room and a main entrance door leads to a lobby into the living room, featuring 8' wide double glazed windows to admire the vista. This attractive room with part panelled walls, granite quoins and features, has a wood burning stove inset to a stone and slate fireplace, open beams, numerous alcoves and a unique drinks cupboard. A door leads to an inner hallway, with slate tiled floor which flows into the kitchen / dining room, as well as the utility room, cloakroom and walk-in pantry with fridge / freezer. The inner hall has two staircases, one leading to the main landing, the other to a secondary sitting / garden room.
The 18' kitchen / dining room is superbly fitted in cream shaker style units under a granite curved work surface. Appliances include double oven, microwave, hob, dishwasher and fridge. The focal point is the French doors leading out to the front sun terrace, to allow the outside within.
Master Bedroom Suite
On the first floor, a principal feature of Gillan is the 24' master bedroom with two wide double glazed windows to take in the breath-taking views. The room is divided into a 14' x 10'7 dressing room and an 11' x 10' bedroom area which has an en suite bathroom adjoining.
From the main landing, doors lead to the family shower room and a second bedroom, currently used as a study. Two large Velux skylights pour in lots of light and to one wall is a pull-down double bed. A connecting door leads to a 21'8 sitting / garden room with an 8' x 6' atrium skylight along with dual aspect double glazed windows to two walls to allow optimum light as well as admire the beautiful gardens. To one side is a contemporary log burner and a second staircase leads down to the ground floor. Two glazed doors lead to the 3rd bedroom with large window and skylight. To one wall is a wardrobe and two pull down beds.
The gardens and terraces of Gillan constitute a major part of the property and the enjoyment of it, with much craftsmanship and skill in evidence. From the parking area which is partly bounded by superb granite stonework, cut slate steps with lighting and a flower / shrub border on one side, lead up to the front terrace through a gate in railings surrounding it. This front terrace is a much used part of the property for outside enjoyment of the views, meals, sun bathing etc.
From the front terrace a path leads around to a store room at the rear of the house. Also from the front terrace cut slate steps with flower and shrub borders to one side, ascend to the rear garden. At the bottom of this there is a very sheltered paved terrace which houses the outside oil fired central heating boiler. The steps continue up the garden, past the screened oil tank and three further terraced borders. Above this is a planted patio area with sea views and another paved area and the studio room.
17' 9'' x 9' 3'' (5.41m x 2.82m)
There is a single garage with up and over door and power and water connected. Adjacent to this is a wide parking space with light connected.
Wooden Studio Room
11' 4'' x 9' 4'' (3.45m x 2.84m)
Located at the top of the garden, with windows, doors and insulated walls. Power, heat and light connected.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast broadband enabled). Television points. Oil fired central heating.
NB: the electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: D
Council Tax Band: F.
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