3 bedroom detached house for saleBar Road, Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith
Under Offer £775,000
- Individual detached house
- Exclusive private road
- 3 bedrooms
- Private gardens
- Helford River views
- Backing onto golf course
- 3 bath/shower rooms
- Garage and ample parking
Full descriptionOn this exclusive private road, 'above' Helford Passage and the beautiful tree-lined Helford River, a detached, individual house, backing onto Budock Vean Golf Course, providing light, adaptable and extremely well proportioned 3 bedroom, 3 bath/shower room accommodation, set within private, well stocked gardens, and enjoying attractive southerly views to the Helford River and the unspoilt countryside of The Lizard Peninsula beyond.
The Property - Built, we understand, during the mid 1970's, 'Treetops' is a detached individual house on this, one of Cornwall's most highly sought-after private roads, backing onto Budock Vean Golf Course, and enjoying lovely views over private and well stocked gardens to the Helford River and unspoilt shoreline of The Lizard Peninsula beyond.
Benefiting from replacement uPVC double glazing and comprehensive oil fired central heating, the light, versatile and well proportioned accommodation briefly comprises: a reception hall with turning staircase to the first floor, adaptable 16'5" x 18'0" sitting/dining room with oak flooring and Efel stove, semi-hexagonal south-facing sun lounge, well appointed kitchen/breakfast room and, also to the ground floor, two double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom/WC and separate shower room/WC.
To the first floor, the turning staircase culminates into a magnificent 28' x 18' multi aspect drawing room which, to the rear, overlooks the gardens to the golf course and, to the front, has almost full breadth windows providing a beautiful outlook over the gardens to the river, together with a door opening onto a broad balcony which provides a superb vantage point and upstairs sitting-out area. Also to the first floor, an inner lobby leads to a superbly proportioned master bedroom suite with 20' x 16' bedroom and private en-suite bathroom/WC with four-piece suite.
To the rear of the house, the present owners have constructed a large block-built double garage with electronic up-and-over door, walk-in store, and 'gardeners WC' with outside door to the gardens. A large and extremely useful utility room interconnects the garage with the accommodation.
Set within its own deep, south-facing gardens, the property enjoys a high degree of privacy from the quiet no-through road, with a long shrub-lined driveway leading, under an ivy-clad pergola to the side of the house, to the rear parking/turning area, garage and rear gardens which enjoy a lovely open outlook over the golf course and which benefit from a gateway directly onto the 16th fairway.
The gardens to the front of the property are a particular feature, comprising a large semi-circular south-facing sun terrace, gently sloping lawn and beautifully stocked shrub borders with many mature and colourful plants including camellias, rhododendrons, magnolia, acers and specimen conifers etc. The site extends in total to approximately one third of an acre or thereabouts.
The Location - Bar Road is a private road of substantial, individual houses, set 'above' Helford Passage, location of the Ferryboat Inn, a passenger ferry service to Helford Village, and from where the South West Coast Path runs alongside the northern banks of the Helford River to Durgan, Mawnan Smith and coastline of Falmouth Bay.
The picturesque, sub-tropical National Trust gardens at Trebah and Glendurgan are approximately half a mile away; the nearby Budock Vean Hotel provides excellent leisure and dining facilities, as well as the golf course; and the nearby village of Mawnan Smith, approximately one mile distant, offers excellent day-to-day amenities including a village stores/sub-post office, hairdressers, craft stores, church, doctors surgery, coffee shop, electricians, garage, county primary school, and thatched public house, The Red Lion Inn.
The port of Falmouth, recently voted by The Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the west country, is approximately six miles distant, and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's administrative, retailing, commercial, health and educational centre, is approximately fourteen miles, from where there is a regular direct rail link to London, Paddington (journey time approximately four and a half hours).
The Accommodation Comprises - (All dimensions being approximate)
Entrance Lobby - Leaded double glazed door with matching side screen from the parking area. Part glazed door to the utility room and garaging.
Reception Hall - Broad easy-rising turning staircase leading to the first floor, radiator, archway to the inner hall.
Sitting/Dining Room - 5.00m x 5.50m (16'4" x 18'0") - Ornamental coved ceiling and ceiling roses. Three windows to the rear elevation with views to the golf course. Oak flooring, wall lights, telephone point and TV aerial lead. Radiator, glass-fronted Efel oil fired stove. Broad archway opening into the:-
Sun Lounge - 4.95m x 2.88m (16'2" x 9'5") - A versatile, light, semi-hexagonal room with four picture windows to the front, south-facing elevation, providing lovely views over the beautifully stocked and landscaped gardens.
Inner Lobby - Doorway onto the front gardens, radiator, inset down-lighters.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 5.40m x 3.97m (17'8" x 13'0") - First measurement into breakfast area with casement door with bevelled glazing to the reception hall. Comprehensively appointed kitchen area with ceramic tiled flooring and full range of fitted wall and base units with ample round-edged worksurfaces between with complementary tiled splashbacks and concealed pelmet lighting. Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and waste disposal unit. Integrated Hotpoint dishwasher. Creda four-ring ceramic hob with illuminated filter canopy over. Split level double oven/grill with further cupboards above and below. Glass-fronted display cabinets. Integrated fridge and freezer cabinets. Inset down-lighters, broad window to the front elevation providing a lovely outlook over the gardens.
Inner Hall - Leading to the two ground floor bedrooms, shower room and bathroom.
Bedroom Two - 3.63m x 3.26m (11'10" x 10'8") - Broad window to the south-facing front elevation overlooking the gardens. Full height range of built-in wardrobes providing hanging and shelving space. Bedside light points, radiator, TV aerial socket and telephone point.
Bedroom Three - 3.22m x 3.03m (10'6" x 9'11") - Second measurement to the front of a full width range of built-in cupboards, mainly with mirror-fronted doors, providing ample hanging, shelving and storage space. Broad window to the rear elevation, radiator, bedside light points.
Bathroom/Wc - Fully ceramic tiled walls, obscure double glazed window to the rear elevation. Panelled bath with handgrips and mixer tap, glass-effect sink with stainless steel pedestal and mixer tap, low flush WC set in tiled recess. Tall towel rail/radiator, ceramic tiled flooring.
Shower Room/Wc - Again, fully ceramic tiled walls and comprising a low flush WC, walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen and mains-powered shower, glass-effect sink with stainless steel pedestal and mixer tap. Towel rail/radiator, strip light/shaver socket, ceramic tiled floor.
Utility Room - 4.82m x 2.78m (15'9" x 9'1") - Door from the entrance lobby. A light and highly useful utility room with windows to both side elevations and door to the gardens. Ceramic tiled flooring, radiator, built-in base units with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Louvre door to airing cupboard with copper cylinder and immersion heater, linen shelving over. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Grant oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Honeywell computerised timer switching. Courtesy door to the garage.
First Floor -
From the reception hall, a turning staircase rises to the first floor with, at mid landing, a window to the rear elevation.
Drawing Room - 8.59m x 5.50m (28'2" x 18'0") - Second measurement deepening to 7.03m(23'1"). A magnificent, light, multi aspect room with two windows to the rear elevation and almost full width of the room range of windows, including a picture window in the walk-in bay, facing south and enjoying beautiful views over the superbly stocked surrounding gardens to the Helford River, Helford Village, shoreline of The Lizard Peninsula, glimpses of the mouth of the river and Falmouth Bay and, beyond, to rolling unspoilt countryside as far as Goonhilly. Barbas propane gas fired log-burner in slate surround and with built-in seating to one side. Two radiators, inset down-lighters, dimmer switching, telephone point and TV aerial sockets. Double glazed door onto the:-
Balcony - 4.22m x 2.29m (13'10" x 7'6") - Ornamental balustrading and sun awning, providing a lovely vantage point overlooking the gardens to the river and countryside beyond, now benefiting from planning permission to extend and for the installation of bi-folding doors from the drawing room.
Master Bedroom Suite -
Lobby - Doorway from the drawing room, built-in linen cupboard, door to the en-suite bathroom and archway opening into the:-
Bedroom (One) - 6.19m x 4.90m (20'3" x 16'0") - Second measurement to the front of an L-shaped range of full height built-in wardrobes with storage lockers over. Access to over-head loft storage area, two windows to the side elevation and two broad windows to the front, again enjoying lovely garden, river and countryside views. Radiator.
Private Bathroom/Wc - Complementary four-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and corner bath with mixer tap and Mira instant shower over. Two obscure double glazed windows to the rear elevation. Inset down-lighters, part tiled walls, towel rail/radiator, ceramic tiled flooring.
The Exterior -
Attached Garage - 6.10m x 5.69m (20'0" x 18'8") - Electronic up-and-over door, exterior courtesy lighting, cold water tap, light and power connected, window to the rear gardens, door to walk-in store - 2.40m(7'10") x 1.75m(5'9"). Built-in shelving, electrical trip switching, access to over-head storage area.
Gardener's Wc - 2.30m x 1.43m (7'6" x 4'8") - A useful 'outside' facility with low flush WC and wall mounted wash hand basin, tiled flooring, extractor fan, courtesy door from the garage and part glazed door to the gardens.
Driveway - 'Treetops' enjoys an attractive frontage to this exclusive private road with granite retaining walls and double gates with gateposts and standard lamps, opening onto a long tarmacadamed driveway, bordered by low slate walling and beautifully stocked shrub borders with many mature and interesting plants including camellias, pittosporum, azaleas and dwarf conifers etc. To the side of the house, there is an attractive ivy-clad pergola, beyond which there is a large parking and turning area with further courtesy lighting, doorway to the attached garage and entrance to the accommodation.
The Front Gardens - Broad full width of the house slate-paved sun terrace, enjoying the extremely sunny southly aspect. Door to the living accommodation, courtesy light, exterior water tap. Gently sloping lawn with shaped borders again, beautifully stocked with many mature plants including camellias in variety, rhododendrons, magnolia tree and acer, etc. Mature boundaries to both sides.
Rear Garden Area - Backing directly onto Budock Vean golf course, over which there are lovely open views. Broad area of lawn, conifer and shrub borders, gateway onto the 16th fairway golf course. Pathway with external power point to the rear of the garage with outside store, door to the 'gardeners WC', courtesy door to the utility room, exterior water tap, further courtesy lighting and drying area.
General Information -
Planning Permission - Planning permission (application Number: PA16/02634) was granted on 26 April 2016 to extend the first floor balcony and install bi-folding doors from the drawing room.
Services - Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax - Band G - Cornwall Council.
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 - From the village of Mawnan Smith, proceed in a south-westerly direction following the signs to Helford Passage and Port Navas. Continue passed Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens, around the left-hand bend and at the next junction, turn left signposted to Helford Passage. After approximately 300 yards the entrance to Bar Road will be found on the right-hand side and 'Treetops' will be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.
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