St Martin, Helston


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Within the picturesque and quiet hamlet of Traboe, close to the Helford River, a charming detached cottage featuring thoroughly improved and extended accommodation, refurbished in a style completely in keeping with its age, overlooking its own beautiful tended grounds of approximately 2/3 of an acre including large lawns, orchard with delightful stream, tree-lined borders, detached garage and workshop with studio room over.


'Traboe Cottage' occupies a peaceful and extremely private plot, extending to approximately two thirds of an acre which comprises delightful, sunny and extensive gardens, a detached timber garage with studio over and extensive driveway parking. The charming accommodation benefits from two reception rooms plus conservatory, three double bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms - all beautifully refurbished and updated with quality materials throughout and retaining many traditional features.

Having been in our clients ownership since 2007 and being sold for only the second time in 45 years, the original cottage dates back to, we understand, circa 1800, with a dramatic scheme of improvements in recent years including the construction of two separate extensions plus a stunning timber conservatory, all completely in keeping and sympathetic to the original cottage. Careful consideration has been given to the style and refit of the interior using many natural materials where possible, such as timber and slate flooring, hardwood double glazed windows, granite lintels and worksurfaces and solid bespoke timber kitchen by Rozen. Under-floor heating warms the conservatory and living room, coupled by an oil fired central heating system with radiators in the majority of rooms, and solar panelling supplements the energy running costs.

All main rooms access or overlook the beautiful grounds, mainly on the southern and eastern side of the plot, with a large and sheltered slate patio leading from both reception rooms and conservatory. Hobbyists and those requiring office or workshop space will not be disappointed with the outbuildings, which include an attractive timber clad garage block with external stairs accessing a studio above. A timber summerhouse sits towards the rear boundary, attractive greenhouse for keen gardeners and a beautiful orchard occupies the side garden area with wrap-around stream.


Situated within the semi-rural and picturesque hamlet of Traboe which, despite its peaceful position, is surprisingly easy to access by road, being within just one mile of Goonhilly and the B3293. Traboe sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the nearby hamlet of Newtown St Martin and village of Manaccan two and three miles respectively, where there are various amenities including a public house at each location, and post office, village shop, cafe and primary school in Manaccan. The Helford River and sailing club are an approximate five/ten 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 five and ten miles respectively.

We feel the property will appeal to those searching for a quiet semi-rural setting, within a short drive of the beautiful Helford River and Cornwall s most southern coastline.


(all dimensions being approximate)

Leading from the driveway parking, a gravelled approach pathway leads up to the:-


A beautiful introduction to the property with open entrance way to the front and arched timber windows on each side with leaded glazing. Slate flooring and partly exposed stone wall. A solid oak front entrance door with beautiful stained and leaded glazing opens into the:-


Open staircase to the first floor landing and a broad entrance way to the kitchen. Leaded and stained glazed oak door to the dining room, slate flagstone flooring. Concealed radiator.


4.07m x 3.85m (13'4 x 12'7 )

Measurements taken into a large walk-in inglenook fireplace with original timber lintel and beautiful exposed stone walls at lower level. A bespoke hand-built kitchen by Rozen comprises solid timber cupboards and drawers with polished black granite worksurfaces over, matching upstands and an inset drainer with recessed stainless steel sink and mixer tap. Electric Neff four-ring hob with Neff oven under and extractor hood over with stainless steel splashback. Continuation of the slate flooring from the reception hall which also continues through a broad entrance way to the utility room. Broad hardwood double glazed doors to the conservatory. Exposed beamed ceiling.


4.98m x 3.40m (16'4 x 11'1 )

An Amdega conservatory, constructed with high quality timber double glazed units with bespoke arched windows and quality roof glazing providing a particularly attractive room in which to admire the beautiful gardens and lightly wooded aspect beyond. Broad double doors to the patio. Slate flooring.


2.06m x 2.42m (6'9 x 7'11 )

Broad entrance way and continuation of the slate flooring from the kitchen. Timber stable door with leaded and stained glazing accessing the gardens. Broad bespoke fitted cupboards with space and plumbing for washing machine and masses of additional storage with slatted shelving. Radiator, space for fridge/freezer. Timber door with leaded/stained glazing accessing the:-


2.77m x 1.53m (9'1 x 5'0 )

A spacious and convenient ground floor cloak/shower room with slate flooring, low flush WC, corner wash hand basin and a broad walk-in shower cubicle with floor-to-ceiling screen and mosaic/glass tiled floor, electric shower unit with tiled walls. Hardwood timber stained/leaded double glazed window to the front elevation. Heated towel rail.


4.02m x 3.85m (13'2 x 12'7 )

A lovely double-aspect room with hardwood timber double glazed windows to the front elevation and matching hardwood double doors leading onto the patio and gardens. Fireplace with brick surround, hearth and brick arch over (currently blocked-up). Radiator, oak flooring. Oak doors with stained and leaded glazing to the reception hall and:-


5.04m x 3.91m (16'6 x 12'9 )

Another beautifully presented room and an addition to the original property, constructed approximately 2010 and particularly in keeping with the rest of the property, featuring superb beamed and vaulted ceiling, broad hardwood double glazed doors to the patio and gardens, unique arched leaded and stained glazed window to the side elevation, and a superb inglenook fireplace with large granite lintel, slate hearth and free-standing 'Villager' wood-burning stove. Oak flooring.



A part galleried first floor landing with stairs rising from the reception hall adjacent to the kitchen. Beautiful timber panelled doors with leaded/stained glazing accessing all three bedrooms and family bathroom.


3.59m x 3.98m (11'9 x 13'0 )

Measurements include the en-suite WC. Hardwood double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations. Two fitted double wardrobes, radiator, window seat. Timber panelled door to the:-


Low flush WC. Velux window. Circular shelf-mounted sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under.


2.97m x 4.10m (9'8 x 13'5 )

A recent addition to the property constructed in 2007, also featuring hardwood double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations. Radiator, exposed timber floorboards.


4.31m x 4.03m (14'1 x 13'2 )

Another spacious double bedroom with hardwood double glazed window to the front elevation. Useful recess for free-standing furniture. Radiator.


2.34m x 2.15m (7'8 x 7'0 )

Attractively appointed featuring a roll-top bath with authentic fittings, low flush WC, sink unit with cupboards under. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Hardwood double glazed window with stained/leaded glazing.



Positioned immediately to the rear of the cottage with doors leading from both reception rooms and conservatory, a particularly sheltered position to sit and enjoy the gardens beyond.


Quite exceptionally tended, well stocked and thought out with large lawned areas divided by mature hedging, pergolas and masses of flowering shrubs and trees. Immaculate flower beds with pathways leading to a further slate patio and rear section of garden with mature tree-lined borders and a light woodland area to the rear, adjacent to a timber summerhouse with leaded glazing and pitched roof over.


Immediately behind and to one side of the garage and studio is a further lawned area, also beautifully maintained and featuring an attractive greenhouse with leaded and stained glazing and on the lower side, a meandering slate pathway leads to an orchard, vegetable patch, beautiful slow flowing stream and a timber store with natural slate roof and timber clad exterior.


A superb, versatile and particularly attractive garage block, with broad entrance way from the driveway parking and broad double doors to a secondary garage/workshop with leaded and stained glazing to the side and rear. Power and lighting connected.


5.06m x 3.85m (16'7 x 12'7 )

Steps to one side of the garage block lead to a studio/workshop at first floor level. Velux windows to the front and dormer window to the rear overlooking the gardens. Fully insulated with power and lighting connected, providing an ideal work space or possibly even additional living space, if required.


Providing vehicular parking for at least four cars, although could be extended if required, access to the front via double timber gates across a beautiful slow flowing stream.



Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage system. Oil fired central heating with under-floor heating within the conservatory and living areas.


Band C - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.


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 Trelowarren Estate and shortly after the Goonhilly Earth Station, take the next left-hand turning, signposted 'Cornish Camels Organic Farm Shop'. Continue along this road, following directions for Traboe and as you approach the hamlet, 'Traboe Cottage' is the second property on the right-hand side, set back from the roadside.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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