Garras, Helston


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A wonderful opportunity to purchase a large detached period chapel conversion of huge charm, offering four bedrooms, three reception rooms, three bath/shower rooms, together with spacious open plan contemporary accommodation. The property includes a detached former school house ( currently used as an artist studio ), an enclosed well stocked mature prolific garden, car port, and generous private off road parking facilities. Freehold. As acting sole agents we strongly recommend a viewing to appreciate this unique home. EPC D55



Porch. Reception Room. Bedroom 1 with en suite. Bedroom 2 with en suite bathroom. Attached Annexe comprising Kitchenette/Living Room, Bedroom 3 and Cloakroom.


Open plan Kitchen/Dining Room. Living Room. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom.



Studio 1. Studio 2. Entrance Hall. Porch.


School House. Detached quality built timber studio. Covered car port with workshop/store behind. Enclosed mature garden. Generous private off road parking.


An opportunity for a discerning buyer to acquire a stunning detached period chapel conversion of huge charm, offering spacious open plan contemporary accommodation, with the impressive benefit of a detached former school house ( ripe for conversion subject to planning consents ), a gorgeous enclosed mature well stocked garden, car port and generous private off road parking facilities.

This unique property has massive potential to develop the delightful former school house which was built circa 1897 ( currently used as a professional artist studio ) into further residential accommodation to suit extended family, elderly relatives or to simply rent out as an investment. The magnificent enclosed well stocked garden has a distinctive Mediterranean and magical ambience, whilst providing total privacy. The enclosed garden is stocked with a plethora of specimen plants, together with a generous lawn, patio, timber decking area, a covered pergola, and a quality built detached timber studio, which has power and light connected.

The property was built circa 1834, has painted external elevations, under a pitched slate tiled roof, and warmed by oil fired central heating via underfloor heating on both floors. The heating is further boosted during the winter months by the contemporary log burner, situated within the open plan kitchen/dining room on the first floor. The property also benefits from 3 KW solar panels ( owned by the vendors ) located on the School House roof supplying Chapel House which positively helps reduce the overall running costs. The energy EPC rating for the property is D55 which is impressive considering the age of this distinctive period home.

As acting sole agents for our vendors, we feel this wonderful character home will appeal to family, professional buyers seeking a home offering versatile accommodation, together with the exciting opportunities to further develop the School House into residential accommodation ( subject to gaining the necessary planning consents ). The property is ideal for buyers wishing to work from home, enjoying a short stroll to the School House!! which would make a fabulous office, studio etc


This fabulous and interesting period home is located within the hamlet of Garras, which is close to the village of Mawgan. The surrounding areas offer stunning countryside, coves, beaches and the tranquil sailing waters of the Helford river immortalised by Daphne du Maurier's 'Frenchman Creek' are nearby. The village of Garras has a junior school, and the historic Trelowarren Estate which is open to the general public is nearby offering a bistro, country club and magnificent country walks within the impressive grounds. The village of Mawgan has a useful stores/post office and the nearby and much larger ancient market town of Helston has major national supermarkets, junior/senior schools, an eclectic range of individual shops, doctor's surgeries, pharmacies and a sports centre.


From Helston take the A3083 passing RNAS airfield and take the next left turning at the roundabout signed St Keverne/Gweek B3293. Procced along this road until arriving at Garras where the property can be found on the right hand side ( a period red telephone booth is located in front of the property )


( All dimensions are approximate )

The property is approached from the road, where the gravelled driveway leads past a pair of wrought iron gates, and up to the School House, car port, and door which opens into the enclosed courtyard garden. A footpath leads up to through the magical well stocked garden to the front door complemented by a Gothic window light above, opening into the entrance porch.

Entrance Porch.

4.57m x 2.01m (15' x 6'7 )

Ceramic tiled floor, ceiling lighting and storage cupboards to each side. A pair of glazed doors open into the reception room.

Reception Room

8.53m x 3.61m (28' x 11'10 )

An impressive double aspect reception room. A pair of glazed doors open out into the enclosed garden. Ceiling lighting, staircase ascending to the first floor and doors off to :-

Bedroom One

3.05m x 2.64m (10' x 8'8 )

Window to the side aspect, built in cupboard and ceiling light.

Shower Room

2.49m x 1.40m plus 1.22m x 0.74m (8'2 x 4'7 plus

Wet room area. Low level WC. Wash hand basin fitted with mono mixer tap. Space and plumbing provided for a washing machine. Cupboard incorporating the hot water storage cylinder. Tiled floor and ceiling light.

Bedroom Two

3.71m maximum x 3.58m maximum (12'2 maximum x 11'

Window overlooking the enclosed garden. Built in cupboard and wardrobe. Wall and ceiling lighting. Doors off to the en suite bathroom and the attached annexe.

En Suite B2

1.98m x 1.96m (6'6 x 6'5 )

Panelled bath. Low level WC. Wash hand basin fitted with mono mixer tap. Towel rail radiator. Ceramic tiling to walls. Slate tiled floor. Vanity mirrors, extractor fan and ceiling lighting.


The versatile annexe accommodation can be either internally accessed from bedroom 2, or from the external doors opening into the garden. This part of the property could be suited for a dependent relative, older teenager or possibly for airbnb etc.

Living/Kitchenette - Annexe

5.51m x 3.18m (18'1 x 10'5 )

Base and wall storage units fitted with a work surface incorporating an inset stainless steel drainer sink with a mono mixer tap and tiled splash back. Space provided for an electric cooker with an extractor canopy above. Doors to the bedroom, cloakroom and garden.

Bedroom Three - Annexe

4.17m x 2.16m (13'8 x 7'1 )

Atrium skylight window. TV point, laminate floor and inset ceiling lighting. External doors to garden and side aspect.

Cloakroom- Annexe

1.78m x 0.97m (5'10 x 3'2 )

WC. Wash hand basin. Window fitted with opaque glass. Slate tiled floor, wall mounted electric distribution board, and door to side footpath.


Ascending from the reception room to the first floor. A winding closed tread staircase ascending centrally to the open plan kitchen / dining room.

Open plan Kitchen / Dining Room

8.48m x 5.41m (27'10 x 17'9 )

A beautiful and artistically created open plan kitchen/dining room of huge charm. This spacious double aspect room cannot fail to impress, where the staircase ascends from the ground floor into the centre of this charming room. A selection of kitchen storage units complemented by a hardwood work surface, and a stainless steel double bowl drainer sink fitted with a mono mixer tap. LPG gas stove with double electric ovens below and a stainless steel extractor canopy above. Space provided for an upright fridge/freezer. Large central feature ceiling rose. Contemporary log burning stove with a slate hearth situated in the dining area. Exposed wooden floor boards, ceiling lighting, doors off to the living room and master bedroom.

Living Room

8.46m x 3.73m (27'9 x 12'3 )

A fabulous triple aspect room enhanced by the magnificent Gothic styled small pane window and complemented by the bi folding shutters. Ceiling lighting and telephone points.

Master Bedroom with En Suite

3.68m x 3.23m (12'1 x 10'7 )

Window overlooking the garden. Built in bespoke wardrobe, ceiling lighting and opening into the en suite.

En Suite Master Bedroom

3.71m x 1.65m (12'2 x 5'5 )

Sunken bath fitted with a shower attachment. Low level WC. Bidet. Twin circular scallop shaped wash hand basins fitted with mono mixer taps. Vanity mirror, two towel rail radiators, window fitted with opaque glass, exposed wooden floor boards, wall and ceiling lighting.




1.88m x 2.39m (6'2 x 7'10 )

WC. Wash hand basin. Space and plumbing provided for a washing machine. Window and door to Studio 1.

Studio One

5.79m x 5.49m (19' x 18')

Open vaulted ceiling incorporating window lights. Window, ceiling lighting and door to entrance hall.

Entrance Hall

Radiator, ceiling lighting and door to Studio 2.

Studio Two

5.74m x 5.21m (18'10 x 17'1 )

Open vaulted ceiling, windows and ceiling lighting.

Detached timber Garden Studio

7.01m x 3.40m (23' x 11'2 )

A fabulous contemporary designed quality built timber studio. Double aspect views over the garden, exposed wooden floor boards, telephone point, power and light connected. External doors to garden.

Covered Car Port

5.69m x 2.97m (18'8 x 9'9 )

Doors open onto the front driveway. Workshop to the rear aspect of the car port.


4.75m x 3.58m (15'7 x 11'9 )

Attached to the rear of the car port and enjoys direct access into the enclosed garden.

Agents Note

The above property details should be considered as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Olivers Estate Agents does not have any authority to give any warranty in relation to the property. We would like to bring to the attention of any purchaser that we have endeavoured to provide a realistic description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out relating to the property, services, appliances and any further fixtures and fittings/equipment. If double glazing has been stated in the details, the purchaser is advised to satisfy themselves as to the type and amount of double glazing fitted to the property. We recommend all buyers to carry out their own survey/investigations relating to the purchase of any of our properties. All measurements, floor plans, dimensions and acreages are approximate and therefore should not be relied upon for accuracy.

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