6 bedroom detached house for saleGrove Hill, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth
Under Offer £675,000
- 6 'main' Bedrooms
- Detached lodge
- 2 further 'studios'
- Various garden areas
- Extensive parking
- Income potential
- Highly versatile
- Central village position
Full descriptionPERFECT TWO-FAMILY HOME - situated close to the beautiful Helford River in a convenient central village position, to be sold for the first time in over 40 years, a superb, characterful and versatile 6-bedroomed house with various outbuildings, including a substantial detached 'lodge'/bungalow, perfect for additional income or those with dependent relatives. In addition there is large forecourt parking and various garden areas.
The Property - Dating back, we believe circa 200 years in part, and latterly extended, 'Carwinion Vean' now offers exceptionally well proportioned and highly versatile accommodation with three reception rooms, and various bedrooms with en-suite facilities, as well as a superb family-sized kitchen/breakfast room. Within the grounds, with a large parking area and formal gardens, there are also various outbuildings, all of which have been 'uplifted' and could provide much additional accommodation if required, including a 'lodge-style' bungalow with its own private garden, perfect for those with dependant relatives.
From the two-tiered forecourt parking area, which could accommodate up to approximately eleven vehicles, from one of the rear entrances to the house a reception hall features a grand turning staircase to the first floor. Three spacious reception rooms all overlook the sunny patio terrace to the southern side, including a large double aspect lounge and spacious dining room, both with external double doors and fireplaces in each. A second living room, again with a characterful fireplace, features doors to the kitchen and conservatory to the front which also overlooks the broad south-facing terrace.
Within the western end of the house, a double aspect family sized kitchen/breakfast room wraps around a second staircase, with extensive units, oil fired Aga, larder and connecting doors to the second living room and also the rear hallway. From here a second rear external door leads to the rear parking area, and doors also access the large laundry room/utility, with vast storage and oil fired boiler. A ground floor bedroom or possible fourth reception room, with en-suite, lends itself to a self-contained annexe, if incorporated into the laundry room (or potential second kitchen).
The first floor is accessed via two staircases, one from the kitchen and the other from the main hallway, with impressive turning timber banisters, perfect for sub-dividing into separate 'owners accommodation'. In all, the seven spacious double bedrooms are served by five bath/shower rooms, including two en-suites within bedrooms one and two. Bedrooms five and six enjoy delightful elevated views over surrounding countryside on the western side of the village towards Bosanath Valley and High Cross.
The additional accommodation, in the form of a distinctly separate bungalow, 'The Lodge', also features large proportions, offering two en-suite double bedrooms, spacious lounge and kitchen/diner with a side door to its own private garden, with enclosed hedging. Finally, two detached studio bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, under pitched roofs, have assisted the other rooms of the property in providing extra letting accommodation, although could simply be used as excellent dry storage, if required.
The gardens are superbly varied and appealing, from the broad patio terrace leading from the main house catching sun through most of the day, to the raised broad lawned area which is beautifully stocked with many flowering plants within the borders. 'The Lodge' benefits from its own lawned garden, extremely well enclosed, leading from the kitchen/diner; a further level garden area is ideally positioned adjacent to the second studio annexe. A pedestrian gate from Grove Hill itself, leads to a slate pathway and accesses the garden areas as well as a walkway around the northern end of the property to the rear (lower) parking.
The options for parking are un compromised, with a large entry forecourt area providing up to seven private spaces, connecting to a lower parking area to the rear of the house, accommodating a further four cars and vehicular access to the integral garage.
To summarise, a particularly well maintained and extensive village home, close to the beautiful Helford River, which would appeal to family purchasers requiring space, those searching for large characterful accommodation for B&B/guest house purposes, or those with wishing to 'combine' homes with relatives, yet retaining private/separate living areas.
The Location - The property is located within a few moments' level walk of the centre of Mawnan Smith, one of the most sought-after villages anywhere in south Cornwall, by virtue of its beautiful surrounding countryside, convenience for the exceptional day-sailing waters of the Helford River and proximity to beaches, coastal footpaths and port of Falmouth. Within the village there is a highly regarded county primary school, no more than two hundred yards or so from the property, church, village stores/sub-post office, cafe, garage, hairdressers, restaurant and highly regarded thatched public house, the Red Lion.
A regular bus service leads to the nearby port of Falmouth, approximately six miles distant, with the cathedral city of Truro, the county's retailing, commercial, administrative, educational and health centre, an approximate twenty five minute drive away.
The Accommodation Comprises - (All dimensions being approximate)
Main House - Located to the rear of the property, leading from the extensive forecourt parking, a timber front entrance door opens into the:-
Reception Hallway - A welcoming entrance area with a double glazed window to the rear elevation, traditional timber staircase rising to the first floor and timber panelled doors to the sitting room, dining room and ground floor cloakroom. Two radiators.
Cloakroom/Wc - 1.65m x 1.97m (5'4" x 6'5") - A spacious ground floor cloakroom, loosely two areas featuring a pedestal wash hand basin and obscured timber window to the side elevation, low flush WC and second obscured timber window to the side. Radiator.
Main Living Room - 4.59m x 6.13m (15'0" x 20'1") - An extremely well proportioned double aspect sitting room featuring double uPVC double glazed doors leading onto the patio/terrace. Tall, original timber small pane sash window to the front elevation. Feature fireplace with large brick surround, brick-edged/tiled hearth and timber mantel over - we understand this is a working open fireplace. High skirting boards, radiator. TV aerial socket.
Dining Room - 4.22m x 5.18m (13'10" x 16'11") - Another large reception room, formerly the guests' dining room, also featuring tall uPVC double glazed doors leading onto the patio/terrace. Another working open fireplace with brick and oak surround, oak mantel and tiled hearth. Two recessed feature archways, one with built-in shelving. Two radiators, wall mounted thermostat control for the central heating. Original double casement doors with obscured glazing lead to the:-
Sitting Room/Family Room - 4.40m x 3.69m (14'5" x 12'1") - A highly versatile third reception room, currently used as a living room, with double casement doors to the kitchen and dining room. Timber sash window to the front elevation overlooking the patio terrace and a small pane timber casement door with obscured glazing to the conservatory. Feature granite fireplace with granite surround, lintel and tiled hearth. Recess with fitted shelving. Radiator.
Conservatory/Porch - 1.75m x 2.55m (5'8" x 8'4") - A versatile room overlooking the patio/terrace to the front of the property, which could be utilised as the front entrance or indeed a conservatory and sunny sitting area. uPVC double glazed door to the terrace and large uPVC double glazed window. Exposed stone wall to one elevation with highly unusual arched double glazed windows to the opposite side elevation. Pitched polycarbonate roof and tiled floor.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.64m x 5.99m (11'11" x 19'7") - A highly appealing, double aspect room with central second open staircase, a large family sized room with a farmhouse feel, featuring an oil fired Aga within a recess, extensive fitted kitchen units with pine-fronted farmhouse-style doors at base and eye level with extensive round-edged worksurfaces over continuing from one area of the kitchen to the other. Double stainless steel sink with mixer tap, uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, which enjoys distant countryside views over Bosanath Valley towards High Cross. Fitted larder cupboard with matching pine door and further kitchen units with display shelving. Within the breakfast area, there is a timber sash window to the front elevation. Space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for separate (secondary) electric cooker. Beamed ceiling. Glazed timber door to the:-
Rear Hallway - Essentially the third entrance to the property, or perfect separate entrance for dependent relatives, with timber panelled door to the ground floor bedroom with en-suite and door also to the utility/laundry room. Two double fitted cupboards with hanging rail. Tiled floor which continues into the:-
Laundry/Utility Room - 4.30m x 2.63m (14'1" x 8'7") - An adaptable room, currently used as a drying/laundry area with the floor-standing Worcester oil fired boiler, space and plumbing for many white goods including washing machine, large chest freezer, tumble dryer etc. Fire alarm control panel and electricity fuse board. Further fitted units and worksurface space with inset double sink with mixer tap and drainer. Small pane timber casement window to the rear elevation and skylight/Velux window also.
Ground Floor Bedroom 7 - 5.34m x 2.80m (17'6" x 9'2") - A particularly deep room, perfect for a bedroom or living space, featuring uPVC double glazed windows to both side elevations. Two radiators, fitted cupboards. Door to the:-
En-Suite Shower Room - 1.39m x 0.90m (4'6" x 2'11") - Second measurement excludes the shower cubicle with electric Mira shower unit. Low flush WC. Small uPVC double glazed window. Electric heated towel rail.
First Floor -
Landing - A traditional turning staircase with timber banisters rise from the main entrance hallway with large small pane timber window on half level, leading to the vast first floor landing which connects all rooms on the first floor level, including six bedrooms, a bathroom and separate shower room, as well as a door leading from the second staircase rising from the ground floor kitchen/breakfast room. Radiators are located at either end of this connecting landing as well as one centrally located either side of the two timber casement windows to the rear of the property. Skylight window to the north-western wing.
Laundry/Airing Cupboard - 2.90m x 1.27m (9'6" x 4'1") - An internal airing cupboard/walk-in laundry room featuring extensive slatted shelving for guests' laundry, also housing the hot water cylinder.
Bedroom One - 4.36m x 3.70m (14'3" x 12'1") - Second measurement excludes an entrance/dressing area with fitted triple wardrobes and further cupboards over. Archway leading into the double aspect bedroom with large uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation and timber sash window overlooking the front garden. Victorian-style fireplace, radiator, built-in dressing table. Door to the:-
En-Suite Bathroom - 2.64m x 2.31m (8'7" x 7'6") - A large room with a small pane timber sash window to the side elevation. Three-piece suite with authentic-style fittings, low flush WC, inset wash hand basin, panelled bath. Heated towel rail, radiator.
Bedroom Two - 4.25m x 4.95m (13'11" x 16'2") - An extremely large second bedroom with built-in double wardrobes, timber sash window overlooking the front garden. Recessed and inset sink with vanity cupboard under. Two radiators. Loft hatch access. A timber panelled door leads to the:-
En-Suite Bathroom - 1.65m x 1.40m (5'4" x 4'7") - Low flush WC, panelled bath. Velux/skylight window to the rear elevation.
Separate Shower Room - 2.16m x 1.59m (7'1" x 5'2") - A bright shower room with corner shower cubicle with electric Mira shower unit, inset wash hand basin with fitted cupboard under, low flush WC. Wall mounted electric towel rail, small radiator, small pane casement window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Three - 4.59m x 3.76m (15'0" x 12'4") - Another large double bedroom with two timber sash windows overlooking the front garden. Fitted triple wardrobes, inset sink with vanity unit under. Two radiators.
Bedroom Four - 3.00m x 3.81m (9'10" x 12'5") - Another light and well proportioned room with double aspect timber sash windows to the side and front elevations overlooking the front garden and with delightful countryside views over Bosanath Valley towards the outskirts of the village. Pedestal wash hand basin. Fitted double wardrobe. Loft hatch access.
Bedroom Five - 3.70m x 3.89m (12'1" x 12'9") - A bright and well proportioned double bedroom with lovely countryside views over the unspoilt countryside surrounding Mawnan Smith towards Bosanath Valley. uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation with radiator under. Recessed wash hand basin with cupboard under.
Bedroom Six - 5.34m x 3.01m (17'6" x 9'10") - A beautiful, double aspect room with large uPVC double glazed windows to both side elevations with lovely views over the beautiful unspoilt countryside surrounding Mawnan Smith. Two large radiators. Fitted inset sink with fitted cupboards under. Electric heated towel rail.
Bathroom - 1.92m x 2.59m (6'3" x 8'5") - Recently updated with attractive beige/cream tiling to the walls and floor. White three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with authentic fittings. Radiator, obscured double glazed window to the side elevation.
'The Lodge' - Essentially a detached stone-fronted two-bedroomed bungalow of particularly good proportions with its own private garden to the upper side. Panelled timber door with obscured glazing opens into the:-
Living Room - 4.47m x 5.92m (14'7" x 19'5") - A generous, double aspect living room with small pane casement window to the front elevation and uPVC double glazed window to the side. Electric night storage heater, fitted cupboards and shelving with electricity meter below. Door to bedroom two and archway leading to the:-
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 3.43m x 3.19m (11'3" x 10'5") - A good sized and bright kitchen/breakfast room with a fitted kitchen along the full length of one wall with cupboards and drawers with space and plumbing for dishwasher, fridge and washing machine in between. Stainless steel sink with drainer, tiled splashbacks and space for electric cooker. Space for dining table and chairs adjacent to the rear door with small pane glazing overlooking the private garden. Night storage heater and door to:-
Bedroom One - 3.53m x 4.41m (11'6" x 14'5") - A large main bedroom with fitted wardrobes and night storage heater. Large timber casement window overlooking the private garden. Door to the:-
En-Suite Wc - Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Obscured window to the side elevation.
Bedroom Two - 3.03m x 3.32m (9'11" x 10'10") - Another extremely spacious bedroom, with fitted wardrobes and a small pane timber casement window to the front of 'The Lodge'. Night storage heater and door to the:-
En-Suite Shower Room - 2.01m x 1.89m (6'7" x 6'2") - A recently refitted, bright white three-piece suite, comprising a large corner shower cubicle with electric shower unit, wall mounted wash hand basin with fitted cupboard under, low flush WC beneath the double glazed window to the side elevation. Loft ceiling hatch.
Asen Crow 'Studio' - 5.84m x 3.06m (19'1" x 10'0") - Located near the rear entrance to the main house, a converted outbuilding comprising a studio/bedroom with private entrance door from the forecourt parking. uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and Velux window also. Various fitted cupboards and a wall mounted electric heater. Measurements include the en-suite shower room comprising three-piece suite with shower cubicle/electric shower unit, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and electric towel rail. Velux window to the rear elevation.
Hollytree 'Studio' - 4.21m x 5.80m (13'9" x 19'0") - Formerly another outbuilding within the grounds, now converted into a second studio/annexe, large enough for living and bedroom space, open-plan with a private entrance door leading from its private garden area with a large timber window to the side elevation with Velux window also. Measurements include the en-suite shower room comprising three-piece suite including shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and window to the front elevation.
The Exterior -
Main Garden - Located on the southern side of the plot, a raised and generous lawned area, beautifully kept with landscaped terracing leading down to the patio area and front of the property. Mature shrubs and trees border the approach driveway and Cornish hedge on Grove Hill itself. A timber gate leads from the main forecourt parking area and slate laid steps lead down to the patio/terrace, adjacent to the conservatory where the slate pathway continues past the pedestrian gate to Grove Hill, around the western wing of the property and eventually connects in with the lower forecourt parking. In the north-western corner a timber shed and oil tank for the boiler are tucked away.
Patio/Terrace - Ideally positioned, facing south, a generous patio area, laid with irregular slate pavings with doors leading off the main living room, dining room and conservatory. Raised terraced flower beds with a variety of mature shrubs and plants including large flowering camellias border the:-
'The Lodge' Garden - Accessed via the rear door of the detached 'lodge', leading from the kitchen/breakfast room, a particularly attractive garden with mature hedge boundary, well stocked flower beds and timber gate leading to the 'Hollytree' garden area.
'Hollytree' Garden - Located adjacent to the front entrance of the 'Hollytree' annexe, a sunny, well enclosed lawned garden with flower bed borders and timber fencing, combined with hedging and one walled boundary providing much privacy. Timber gate connecting into 'The Lodge' garden.
Forecourt Parking - Accessed via a broad five-bar gate leading from the top of the driveway, a large forecourt/car park which extends past 'The Lodge' to a lower parking area adjacent to the two rear entrances, providing a total number of off-road spaces for approximately twelve to fifteen vehicles.
Integral Garage - Located within the 'rear wing' of the property, an integral garage with metal up-and-over door leading from the lower forecourt parking area.
General Information -
Services - Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating. Oil fired Aga.
Council Tax - Main house - Band G, Cornwall Council.
'The Lodge' - Band D, Cornwall Council.
Tenure - Freehold.
Possession - Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendor offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.
Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.
Directional Note - Proceed into the village of Mawnan Smith, from the direction of Mabe, passing Alanco Motors on the left-hand side and the village stores on the right. Bear right in front of the Red Lion and proceed in the direction of Trebah Gardens and Helford Passage. 'Carwinion Vean' is clearly signposted on the left-hand side before you climb Grove Hill.
Main House Gf Floor Plan - For identification purposes only - not to scale.
Main House Ff Floor Plan - For identification purposes only - not to scale.
'The Lodge' Floor Plan - For identification purposes only - not to scale.
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