Manaccan, Helston


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a short drive from the beautiful Helford River which offers (arguably) the finest day sailing waters in the country, a beautiful detached cottage, full of character, providing substantially extended and well presented 4 bedroom, 2 reception room, 2 bath/shower room accommodation with 3 areas of garden, twin garaging and off-road driveway parking.


Within one of the most sought-after parts of Cornwall, this classic-style cottage has been tastefully upgraded and improved with replacement hardwood sealed unit windows, a stunning oak entrance porch and installation of an en-suite shower room, yet still retaining many of the original features including two fireplaces, much original joinery, beamed ceilings, and presented in excellent decorative order throughout. The general feel and layout of the accommodation is simply uncompromised and consequently, we strongly recommend an early viewing appointment is made.

An oil fired Aga within the kitchen provides a superb source of heating throughout the cottage, as well as excellent cooking facilities and a supply of hot water.

Outside, a pretty front garden provides an attractive introduction to the property, with stone wall borders and a lovely sunny patio adjacent to the stunning oak entrance porch. To the rear, a completely level rear garden with lawned areas and flower beds is equally appealing, with high mature stone wall and hedge boundaries for privacy. A generous driveway with broad timber gates provides off-road parking for four vehicles and access to the twin garaging which, like the summerhouse, features a wood-burner for the workshop enthusiast! An additional garden area is located to the rear of the garage and enjoys a sunny peaceful setting with mature trees towards the far boundary and a vegetable patch.


On the fringe on Manaccan village and within a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the nearby hamlet of Newtown St Martin and centre of Manaccan one and half miles respectively, where there are amenities including a public house at each location, cafe and primary school in Manaccan. There are village shops at Helford and Mawgan, both of which are very good. The Helford River and sailing club are an approximate five minute drive, where there are excellent sailing facilities including tuition for all ages, floating pontoon berths and deep water moorings for the experienced sailors. The beautiful South West Coast Path is within a few miles also, with various connecting coastal and countryside walks, some of the most stunning in the country. The towns of Helston and Falmouth are located eight and sixteen miles respectively.


(all dimensions being approximate)

A pedestrian pathway leads through the pretty front garden to a double glazed oak entrance door, opening into the:-


A recently installed and beautifully fitted bespoke oak framed entrance porch, by Oak Frame Cornwall, with double glazed oak framed windows overlooking the front garden. Vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Timber stable door leading to the:-


3.12m x 3.52m (10'2 x 11'6 )

An irregular-shaped room with the measurements excluding a second area measuring 9'8 x 6'7 (2.96m x 2.02m). Overall, a simply charming area with large inglenook fireplace with exposed stone and free-standing wood-burning stove on a granite hearth. An original timber staircase separates the dining and kitchen areas with fitted cupboards under. Two night storage heaters. Replacement hardwood double glazed windows to the front and side elevations, the latter featuring a window seat. Double casement doors with arched glazing leads to the:-


4.71m x 4.96m (15'5 x 16'3 )

Measurements exclude the walk-in box bay window to the rear elevation featuring hardwood small pane double glazed windows overlooking the rear garden. Free-standing Villager wood-burner with double doors, beautiful exposed timber mantel and slate hearth. Two night storage heater.


2.62m x 3.48m (8'7 x 11'5 )

Featuring attractively appointed and high quality units with Askilan worktops, Belfast sink and authentic taps (supplied by John Lewis). Superb oil fired Aga providing cooking, hot water and general warmth which radiates throughout the property. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and ample fitted storage including an under-stair larder cupboard, further shelving and recessed shelving either side of the Aga. Hardwood double glazed window overlooking the front garden and timber panelled door to the:-


3.78m x 2.04m (12'4 x 6'8 )

A particularly useful and versatile area with polished granite worksurface space, space for electric oven/hob, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tall fridge/freezer. Doors to the sitting room and:-


1.33m x 2.03m (4'4 x 6'7 )

A useful and spacious cloakroom with low flush WC, corner wash hand basin and obscure hardwood double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations. Ample space for hanging coats, modern concealed consumer unit.



Stairs rise from the kitchen and dining areas. Matching timber panelled doors to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom.


4.06m x 4.09m (13'3 x 13'5 )

An unusually spacious double bedroom with ample fitted wardrobes and hardwood double glazed windows to the front elevation. Electric panel heater with timer control.


3.47m x 3.16m (11'4 x 10'4 )

Another spacious double bedroom with broad hardwood double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying lovely open views across miles of unspoilt countryside towards the mouth of the Helford River. Electric panel heater. Door to:-


1.10m x 3.12m (3'7 x 10'2 )

Measurements include the large shower area with fully tiled walls and electric shower unit. Hardwood double glazed window to the side elevation. Low flush WC with concealed cistern, sink unit and cupboards under. Electric towel rail.


2.71m x 3.59m (8'10 x 11'9 )

Another spacious double bedroom with hardwood double glazed window overlooking the front garden. Built-in storage cupboards with shelving. Electric panel heater.


3.18m x 2.72m (10'5 x 8'11 )

An ideal study or fourth bedroom, enjoying lovely views towards St Anthony and the open sea beyond. Electric panel heater.


3.84m x 1.90m (12'7 x 6'2 )

A spacious and modern bathroom suite comprising a P-shaped bath with curved shower screen and shower head attachment, low flush WC and contemporary pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Hardwood double glazed window to the rear elevation. Small night storage heater, broad airing cupboard.



Particularly sunny and well enclosed with attractive dry stone walling to the side boundaries with mature hedges and flowering shrubs providing added privacy. An area of lawn and pathway leads down to a sunny level patio adjacent to the front entrance. Granite gateposts providing access from the roadside and secondary access to the side of the cottage leading to the:-


Particularly level and well enclosed with further dry stone wall borders and well stocked flower beds with masses of flowering plants. Two patio areas. Trellis fencing and a timber gate leads to the:-


Providing off-road parking for approximately four vehicles and access to the twin garaging. Broad double gates from the roadside and direct access to the rear garden and:-


Leading from the driveway parking, this further hardstanding and timber store, a high wall with timber gates leads to a further additional garden area, currently housing a timber cabin/summerhouse (measured separately). Mature hedge and fenced borders with many mature trees towards the rear boundary. Vegetable patch and fruit trees (predominantly damsons).


3.33m x 3.33m (10'11 x 10'11 )

Featuring a lovely free-standing wood-burning stove with tall flue. Windows to the front and side and a decked terrace overlooking the additional garden area.


6.16m x 4.59m (20'2 x 15'0 )

Measurements include both garage areas with broad archway in between and two separate doors from the driveway parking. Double pitched roof. Power and lighting connected. Wood-burning stove with tall flue.



Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired Aga, supplemented by electric night storage heaters and panel heaters within the bedrooms.


Band E - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession with the possibility of immediate occupation.


By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.


Travelling from the Helston direction on the B3293 leaving Culdrose Airfield behind you, upon approaching the roundabout at Garras, continue on the B3293 signposted St Keverne and Coverack. Continue on this road, passing the Trelowarren Estate and shortly afterwards, take the next left-hand turning within the wooded area. Continue in the direction of Manaccan and when you approach Newtown turn right and then immediately left, signposted Manaccan. Continue through the left and right hand bends and shortly afterwards 'Crowns Cottage' will be found on the left-hand side.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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