Port Navas, Constantine, Falmouth

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
In this unspoilt and highly sought-after creekside village, enjoying delightful views over the village to the creek and surrounding unspoilt countryside, a quite exceptional property, of great charm and character, beautifully re-modelled, extended and appointed, providing 3 bedroom, 2 reception room and 2 bath/shower room main accommodation, with attached 2-bedroomed cottage, with pretty surrounding courtyard, gardens and ample parking.

THE PROPERTY

'Frenchmans' in fact comprises a beautiful 'main' property, 'Frenchmans', and attached two-storey, two-bedroomed cottage, 'Polwheveral', ideal for those prospective purchasers seeking a home with income or annexe for visiting guests, dependent relatives, etc. Our clients have, over recent years, carried out an extensive programme of refurbishment, re-modelling and extension works to create a delightful main home and attached cottage, currently let on an assured shorthold tenancy, generating £675 per calendar month, although has previously been used as a holiday let, generating circa £15,000 per annum.

'Frenchmans' has very recently undergone works to re-model the accommodation, maintaining the charm and character of the original building, with modern benefits effortlessly. A superb reception hall with galleried staircase provides a suitable introduction to the property, with glazed door leading to the dual aspect living room with wood-burner, balcony and views towards the creek. A useful utility room and separate study also lead from this reception, with the study also benefiting from a small balcony and enjoying the views. The descending staircase leads to an internal hallway, cleverly designed with curved wall and storage, which leads to the master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and main bathroom. Also from this central hallway, the extended, south-facing, 29' open-plan kitchen/dining and sitting room - providing a magnificent entertaining and living space - which opens directly onto a delightful courtyard garden, off which there is a useful outbuilding.

'Polwheveral', the letting cottage, benefits from independent external access, views to the creek and surrounding countryside, access to the walled courtyard-style garden to the front, and allocated parking in addition to which the owners have ample space for numerous vehicles, including caravan, boat, etc. Prospective purchasers have the option to continue with the current home and income arrangement or, alternatively, 'Polwheveral' could be used for dependent relatives, visitors, etc.

To fully appreciate the quality and versatility of this delightful and highly individual home, prospective purchasers should arrange an early viewing appointment.

THE LOCATION

'Frenchmans' occupies a superb, slightly elevated setting, close to the 'heart' of this highly sought-after creekside village, with many rooms, and garden terraces, enjoying picturesque, sunny, south-facing views over the village to Port Navas Creek, Budock Vean, Calamansack Woods and the Helford River beyond. Within the village there is an active sailing club with ready access provided onto some of the country's most beautiful and sheltered day-sailing waters. The well served villages of Mawnan Smith and Constantine are both within a few minutes drive; the port of Falmouth is approximately nine miles distant and the cathedral city of Truro is an approximate thirty minute drive away.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

Accessed from the rear parking area:-

RECEPTION HALL

4.74m x 3.10m (15'6 x 10'2 )

A beautiful introduction to the property, galleried to the descending staircase with part barreled high ceilings. Karndean flooring. Inset ceiling down-lighters. uPVC double glazed window providing natural light. Double radiator. Exposed granite lintel and doorway with granite threshold. Painted stone walling. Oak doors to the utility room and study, and glazed timber door with matching side panel to:-

SITTING ROOM

4.16m x 4.91m (13'7 x 16'1 )

A highly characterful dual aspect room with high barreled ceiling. Floor-to-ceiling glass panel to the rear elevation. uPVC double glazed window and uPVC double glazed door opening onto the balcony - both enjoying the views. Exposed stone wall and one painted stone wall. Central wood-burner with slate hearth. Radiator. Inset ceiling down-lighters. TV aerial socket.

STUDY

2.86m x 1.86m (9'4 x 6'1 )

Sliding oak door from the reception hallway. uPVC double glazed window and uPVC double glazed door opening onto the small balcony and enjoying the fine views. Karndean timber-effect flooring. Inset down-lighters.

UTILITY ROOM

Roll-top worksurfaces with stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, cupboards under. Space for washing machine. uPVC double glazed window. Inset ceiling down-lighters. Painted stone walls.

From the reception hall, a beautiful turning staircase with oak balustrade, leads to the:-

INNER HALL

Recently re-modelled with curved walling, storage cupboard, inset ceiling down-lighters and oak doors to the bedrooms and bathroom. Opening to the:-

GROUND FLOOR LIVING ROOM/KITCHEN

8.86m x 4.80m (29'0 x 15'8 )

A magnificent, family sized, recently extended, open-plan living area, providing distinct kitchen, dining and sitting areas, facing south, overlooking the courtyard garden and beyond to Port Navas Creek and picturesque woodland surrounding the Helford River.

KITCHEN/DINING AREA

Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses and Karndean flooring throughout. Beautifully appointed with a comprehensive range of Shaker-style units with features including a recess with plumbing for dishwasher, inset ceramic sink unit with cutlery drainer, mixer tap and smoked-glass splashback. Polished granite worksurface, Neff double oven and grill with pull-out larder unit to one side. Inner lobby area with further storage and glazed casement door to the lower hallway. Central peninsula unit with breakfast bar area and Neff induction hob with further storage below. Blue Rayburn set in part tiled recess with granite lintel and concealed lighting. Space for American-style fridge/freezer. Matching built-in dresser unit with glass-fronted display cabinets and further storage under. Over-head storage area, radiator, telephone point, window and door with matching side screen opening onto the courtyard.

SITTING AREA

Full width sealed unit casement window with double doors opening onto and overlooking the courtyard to the creek and woodland beyond. Central roof light, two radiators, doorway with glazed panel to the entrance driveway and lower parking area.

From the inner hall, oak door to the bedrooms, bathroom and:-

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE

4.17m x 4.24m (13'8 x 13'10 )

uPVC double glazed window and door opening onto the pretty courtyard garden to the front. RAdiator. Dressing area with built-in wardrobes with Karndean flooring and sliding oak door to the:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Superbly appointed and comprising a sink with vanity unit, low flush WC and full width shower with glazed screen and drying area. Karndean flooring. Radiator. Towel rail.

BEDROOM TWO

3.15m x 3.45m (10'4 x 11'3 )

A delightful double aspect room with broad window to the cottage's walled garden and doorway onto the private courtyard. Part canopied ceiling, loft access, radiator.

BATH/SHOWER ROOM

White four-piece suite including a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, panelled bath in tiled surround, low flush WC and separate tiled shower cubicle with mains-powered shower. Part tiled walls, ceramic tiled flooring, tall towel rail/radiator, uPVC double glazed window to the south-facing courtyard, extractor fan, down-lighters.

BEDROOM THREE

2.64m x 3.02m (8'7 x 9'10 )

Curved feature wall. uPVC double glazed window and door to the cottage's garden. Radiator.

'POLWHEVERAL'

A beautifully appointed reverse-level two-bedroomed holiday letting cottages, with views over the creek to Calamansack and Budock Vean Lane.

FIRST FLOOR

OPEN-PLAN LIVING ROOM

5.00m x 4.87m

uPVC double glazed entrance door from the rear elevation and parking area, staircase descending to the ground floor bedroom accommodation, part canopied ceiling, oak flooring, uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation enjoying an extremely pretty outlook, and with uPVC double glazed door opening onto the balcony with ornamental balustrade. Glass-fronted log-burner with slate hearth. Kitchen with stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, four-ring hob with cooker below and illuminated filter canopy over. Integrated Hotpoint fridge, plumbing for dishwasher, ample built-in floor and wall units.

GROUND FLOOR

INNER HALL

BEDROOM ONE

3.01m x 3.00m

Two uPVC double glazed windows and matching doorway overlooking and opening onto the most attractive, walled and cobbled, south-facing walled garden. Built-in wardrobe. Electric radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

1.89m x 3.95m

uPVC double glazed window to the garden, built-in under-stair wardrobe. Electric radiator.

BATHROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a three-piece suite including a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and panelled bath with handgrips and Triton instant shower. Part tiled walls, ceramic tiled flooring, strip light/shaver socket, extractor fan, heated towel rail.

THE EXTERIOR

'Frenchmans' enjoys a broad frontage to this quiet roadside with a broad tarmacadamed driveway, walled to both sides, leading to the:-

GRAVELLED PARKING AREA

Well enclosed by mature shrub and fenced borders, providing parking for several vehicles, currently containing a useful timber garden store and concealed uPVC oil storage tank.

LAWNED GARDEN

Located to the eastern side of the driveway and again attractively stocked with mature shrub and tree-lined borders.

REAR WALLED PARKING AREA

Gravelled and well enclosed to three sides by stone walling, containing a car port and pergola with gravelled pathway leading to 'Frenchmans' and 'Polwheveral'.

REAR PATIO GARDEN

Enjoying a lovely, sunny, southerly aspect, and a high degree of privacy and shelter with tall laurel hedging. Lawn, raised paved patio, with built-in up-lighting, providing a lovely vantage point to enjoy the views along Port Navas Creek, and surrounding woodland, to the Helford River. Shrub borders with azaleas, heathers and rhododendrons, etc.

COURTYARD GARDEN

Gateway from the driveway and lower parking area, opening into a delightful, sheltered courtyard garden with paved, gravelled and granite terracing, double casement doors from 'Frenchmans' living room and uPVC double glazed door from the kitchen area. Exterior courtesy lighting, pergola with clematis, built-in bench seating and slate-topped table - another lovely sitting-out area with views of the creek. Raised shrub borders with azaleas etc. Raised herb bed, outside dining area, exterior water tap, double timber gates to the walled garden.

OUTDOOR STORAGE

2.60m x 2.74m

Tiled flooring, light and power connected, built-in work bench. Trip switching, space for wet weather gear etc.

OFFICE

5.10m x 2.20m

Oak flooring, exposed trusses, light and power connected, Velux roof light and sealed unit double glazed windows and door, in oak frames, overlooking and opening onto the courtyard.

WALLED GARDEN

Again, walled, providing a high degree of shelter, with a sunny south-facing aspect. Balconies from 'Frenchmans' and 'Polwheveral' and with doors from all three properties onto granite setts. Cobbled and paved for ease of maintenance with climbing honeysuckle, palm trees and attractively stocked rockery borders with climbing plants, ferns and grasses etc. Implement store.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating to 'Frenchmans'.

COUNCIL TAX

'Frenchmans' - Band C.

'Polwheveral' - Band A.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Proceed in a southerly direction on the A39 Truro to Falmouth road, following the signs to Falmouth. At Treliever Roundabout, take the second exit, on the second roundabout, signposted Mabe Burnthouse and Mawnan Smith. Continue through the village of Mabe, following the signs to Mawnan Smith and Constantine. Continue past Argal Reservoir, after which, at the crossroads, turn right, signposted to Constantine. Proceed through the hamlet of Lamanva and turn left, before Treverva, following the signs to Constantine. Stay on this road for approximately 1 miles and turn left at High Cross, signposted to Port Navas. Proceed along this country road, passing through the hamlet of Treviades, continuing to the T junction. Turn left, signposted to Port Navas, proceed down the hill, into the village, following the signs to Mawnan Smith. In the 'heart' of the village, close to the head of the creek, the road rises, bears to the left, a short distance after which the entrance to 'Frenchmans' will be found on the left-hand side, almost directly opposite 'The Oyster House'.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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