5 bedroom detached house for saleBar Road, Helford Passage, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LE
Guide Price £3,000,000
- immaculate House with dramatic water views
- 5 Bedrooms
- extensive Gardens & Grounds
- swimming Pool & Koi Carp Pool
- spectacular Views
- constructed in 1999
The Helford River is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt rivers in Cornwall, with deep sheltered valleys, ancient oak forests and hidden creeks that cut inland along this sheltered part of the South Cornwall coast.There are still many small quays on the river-creek and a pedestrian ferry links the north and south banks. The safety and seclusion of the Helford River has much to do with its situation within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Helford was renowned as a haven for pirates and smugglers and has inspired many writers, specifically Daphne du Maurier and her novel 'Frenchman's Creek'.
Today the Helford River continues to offer safe swimming and sailing facilities and a second natural harbour from which to explore the coast, much of which is owned and protected by the National Trust. As well as having fine coastal walks and creek paths, the area also has a climate suitable for many sub-tropical plants as the nearby gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah show. The village of Mawnan Smith provides general stores, doctors'surgery, restaurant, hairdresser, the Red Lion Inn and 2 Churches.There is a more extensive range of shopping and commercial facilities at Falmouth and Truro with a direct rail link to London Paddington fromTruro. For the sports enthusiast there are five 18-hole golf courses within 20 miles, the nearest being BudockVean Golf Club, which is positioned immediately adjacent to Bar Road itself, and accessed from within a few hundred yards of Pendragon House. Water sports such as wind surfing and water skiing are available on the waterfront at Helford Passage. The sailing facilities of the area are second to none: the Helford River, Falmouth Bay and the River Fal (Carrick Roads) offer some of the finest day sailing waters in the UK with excellent yachting facilities including the Royal Cornwal Yacht Club and three marinas.
Pendragon House on Bar Road is an exceptionally stylish and very spacious residence of approximately 6613 sq ft that was specifically designed and built to our clients exacting specification in 1999.The brief to the architect was to maximise the amazing views from as many rooms as possible whilst not compromising the flow of the house. The result is an excellent design of split levels that allows almost every room to benefit from the best view possible, and doors opening to give access to the garden terrace.
The design and style of the property was influenced by the Arts and Crafts period and was built using seasoned oak Cruck frame construction that exposes the magnificent structural oak beams internally.The house was built with no expense spared with many high quality features including granite mullion windows, Cotswold stone style roof tiles in traditional decreasing courses and the beautiful and impressive front elevation that is finished with a highly unusual golden Cornish granite stone. The rear of the house is a contrast to the traditional front elevation, having a more contemporary appearance with vast areas of double glazing that provide the principal rooms with large levels of natural daylight and stunning views over the mesmerising Helford River,miles of open sea and the beautiful countryside of the south bank of the river.
A broad entrance hall with vaulted ceilings, feature oak beams and separate ascending and descending staircases, is an inviting and welcoming introduction to this interesting house. A short flight of additional stairs give access to the living room.The double height vaulted ceiling creates a wonderful sense and feeling of comfortable space, whilst the floor to ceiling heat reflective Anderson high efficiency glazing draws you to the views and large pools of natural light. A large Minster stone fireplace is a focal point of the room and there is the added feature of a spiral staircase that rises to a delightful galleried space currently used as a music area and also enjoying'knock out'views through a triangular window. The living room also incorporates the main dining area which features a stained glass window and doors opening on to the large decked balcony at the rear. The kitchen is a cooks delight with high quality appliances and a huge central island that are all finished with solid elm units and granite worktops.The kitchen has the added feature of being open to the breakfast room and the sitting room with the pool and conservatory beyond making for a very social area. There is a spacious study with built in storage and desk for those who can't quite let go of work!
The master bedroom is set out on a grand scale on the first floor with lovely views of the river. Luxury abounds in this room with spacious separate''his and hers''en suites and dressing areas.The guest accommodation is cleverly located on the lower ground floor, at the opposite end of the house, accessed via the turning staircase in the entrance hall. Two bedroom suites offer very comfortable accommodation and benefit from level access to the gardens. Additional accommodation is available in the form of either bedrooms 4 and 5 or as a self contained annexe, offering excellent and comfortable accommodation for a relative or staff. There is an additional kitchen in this area which has generous proportions and which is well designed for ease of access.
From Mawnan Smith: Proceed straight through the village of Mawnan Smith to Helford Passage and pass the entrances to Glendurgan Gardens and Trebah Gardens. Following a left hand bend, turn left at the point where the road bends right signposted Helford Passage. The first turning on the right hand side is Bar Road. Pendragon House is the fourth house on the left-hand side.
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