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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Budock Vean Lane, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth

Under Offer £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Around acre gardens
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Unspoilt panoramic views
  • Beautifully light
  • uPVC double glazing
  • Integral double garage
  • Large balcony/sun terrace
  • Renowned private lane

Full description

Occupying one of the largest plots within this exclusive private road between Helford River and Port Navas Creek, of approximately ¾ acre, an individual detached 5-bedroomed house, enjoying superb panoramic views over the gently descending grounds, across to Anne Maria Creek and unspoilt surrounding countryside, particularly impressive from the broad glass-fronted balcony. Large sweeping lawns with expertly planted shrub-lined borders to the front and rear, and a tarmac driveway accesses an integral double garage and adjacent workshop.

The Property - Set towards the middle of the plot, 'Chywidn' is a detached individual house which stands within quite exceptional grounds of approximately three quarters of an acre which are well enclosed, private and include magnificent shrub-lined borders, sweeping lawns and enjoy a superb panoramic aspect over the upper shoreline of Port Navas Creek, surrounding woodland and miles of unspoilt countryside - visible from the rear gardens and all living areas, four of the bedrooms, as well as the superb 8.00m broad balcony/terrace with glass frontage.

A deep tarmacadam driveway, to one side of the large lawned front garden, leads to the integral double garage, and a broad paved patio provides an attractive approach to the main entrance. Throughout, the accommodation is extremely bright and well presented, and benefits from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing.

With an intriguing split level design, the accommodation is entered at mezzanine level, with the reception hall having a split staircase with part galleried first floor landing over. An inner hallway from this mid level leads to three of the bedrooms, the master being triple aspect and benefiting from huge proportions, a modern en-suite shower room and its own private balcony/terrace with the superb views. A large contemporary family bathroom on this level serves the two other bedrooms, both of which also enjoy the lovely views.

The upper floor is accessed from the galleried landing and comprises a broad open-plan living room with masses of large double glazed windows to the rear and doors leading directly onto to the broad glass-fronted balcony, with the breathtaking panoramic outlook visible from all living areas. The sitting area benefits from a working open fireplace, and flows through into the spacious dining area and, in turn, into the kitchen with large double glazed windows adding masses of natural light - the comprehensive fitted units incorporate an island with breakfast bar. A study/office to the front of this floor leads from the sitting area and could be 'opened-up' if required. To the lower ground floor, a broad hallway leads to two further bedrooms, one of which also benefits from the lovely garden and countryside views, together with a well appointed family shower room and connecting door to the integral double garage (with workshop room off).

The gardens, which completely surround the property, have been superbly planted over the years by the present owner, who has created a quite exceptional garden with an abundance of flowering shrubs, specimen trees and succulents, all of which have now matured to create a beautiful outlook from every room. In all, these exceptional gardens extend to approximately an acre or thereabouts. In total there are two large paved patio areas and two balconies/terraces to the rear, both overlooking the grounds and unspoilt views beyond.

The Location - Budock Vean Lane is a private road of detached individual substantial properties, close to the highly regarded Budock Vean Hotel and golf course, whose facilities can be enjoyed by the residents.

This picturesque promontory has, to the north, Port Navas Creek with, to the south, the beautiful day-sailing waters of the Helford River. Sailing clubs and dinghy launching facilities are available at Port Navas, Helford Passage (approximately half a mile), Durgan and across the river at Helford Village. Deeper water moorings are available on the Helford, subject to application.

Within approximately one mile of the property is the very well served village of Mawnan Smith, with excellent day-to-day amenities including thatched public house, The Red Lion, general stores with sub-post office, church, garage, hairdressers, restaurant, sports club and regular bus service to the nearby port of Falmouth, approximately seven miles distant. Falmouth provides an exceptional range of shops and leisure amenities including a fine range of restaurants, National Maritime Museum and safe sandy bathing beaches which, via the South West Coast Path, lead to Maenporth, Helford River area and beyond, to The Lizard Peninsula. The cathedral city of Truro, the county's legal, administrative, retailing and commercial centre is approximately fourteen miles distant and from where there is a main-line rail link to London (Paddington) with journey time of approximately four and a half hours.

The Accommodation Comprises - (All dimensions being approximate)

From the driveway parking, a large paved patio and approach walkway leads up to a broad entrance with uPVC double glazed door and matching side screens, providing masses of natural light into the:-

Mezzanine/Entry Floor -

Reception Hall - Positioned on the middle/split level, a broad, impressive entrance area with stairs rising and descending to both upper and lower floors. Broad cloaks cupboard with sliding doors. Tiled flooring, radiator.

Main Hallway - Essentially a continuation of the reception hall, providing access to the rooms on the middle floor. Matching timber panelled doors to three of the bedrooms and family bathroom.

Bedroom One - 4.55m x 6.38m (14'11" x 20'11") - An immense master bedroom, enjoying glorious views over the rear gardens, Anna Maria Creek and the unspoilt woodland and countryside surrounding Port Navas and Bosanath Valley, visible through broad uPVC double glazed patio doors which also access the second balcony/terrace. This triple aspect room also features large uPVC double glazed windows to the side and front elevations. Twin large fitted wardrobes and extra space for freestanding furniture, if required. Radiator, ceiling spotlights.

En-Suite Shower Room - 1.91m x 2.21m (6'3" x 7'3") - A modern well appointed en-suite, comprising a contemporary shower cubicle with rainfall shower attachment and drying area, low flush corner WC, wash hand basin with vanity unit under and mixer tap, tiles splashback. Part tiled walls and fully tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Obscure uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation.

Secondary Balcony/Terrace - Direct access from the master bedroom, a decked balcony/terrace with timber balustrade - this lookout enjoys the same superb outlook over the descending gardens to Anna Maria Creek in the distance and unspoilt countryside and woodland beyond.

Bedroom Two - 3.21m x 3.70m (10'6" x 12'1") - Another bright and well proportioned bedroom with uPVC double glazed window enjoying the superb views over the gardens to Anna Maria Creek and unspoilt countryside. Fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over. Timber-effect flooring.

Bedroom Three - 2.88m x 3.31m (9'5" x 10'10") - Another bright double bedroom, also enjoying the views through a broad uPVC double glazed window with radiator under. Fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over.

Family Bathroom - 3.92m x 1.96m (12'10" x 6'5") - A particularly spacious family bathroom, featuring a modern panelled bath with mixer tap and separate mixer shower head and curved screen. Contemporary tiled splashbacks. Low flush WC, contemporary circular sink with wall mounted mixer tap and glass shelf. Heated towel, built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving. Modern floor tiling, ceiling spotlights.

Upper/First Floor -

Galleried Landing - A short flight of stairs rises from the reception hall to a spacious landing area, with internal glazing to the:-

Living/Dining Room - 11.04m x 5.32m (36'2" x 17'5") - An impressively light, triple aspect, open-plan living room, loosely divided into sitting and dining areas, as follows:-

Sitting Area - 5.47m x 5.14m (17'11" x 16'10") - An incredibly light living area, featuring broad double glazed sliding doors leading directly onto the large glass-fronted balcony/terrace, enjoying the superb elevated views over the descending gardens, upper reaches of Anna Maria Creek and surrounding unspoilt woodland and countryside beyond. Open (working) fireplace with granite mantel and matching hearth. Doors to the study and kitchen. Radiator, ceiling spotlights. Additional uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. Timber-effect flooring, continuing into the:-

Dining Area - 5.10m x 3.23m (16'8" x 10'7") - Broad entrance way to the sitting and kitchen areas, therefore a particularly light open-plan room, once again enjoying the superb elevated outlook, also featuring direct access onto the broad balcony/terrace. Large uPVC double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations. Timber-effect flooring, ceiling spotlights.

Broad Balcony - 8.50m x 3.00m (27'10" x 9'10") - An impressive decked and glass-fronted balcony with breathtaking views to Anna Maria Creek and unspoilt surrounding countryside, with broad sliding doors from the sitting area and secondary door from the dining area also.

Kitchen - 4.22m x 4.48m (13'10" x 14'8") - An extremely well proportioned and bright double aspect room, with a door from the sitting area and broad entranceway to the dining area, through which the exceptional views can be enjoyed. The extensive kitchen comprises various timber-fronted cupboards and drawers, mainly beneath the comprehensive worksurface space which includes a central island with timber block worksurface, built-in breakfast bar and further storage. Large uPVC double glazed windows to the side and front elevations overlooking the large front gardens and surrounding grounds. Built-in microwave unit, space for full height fridge with tall larder cupboards either side. Space for broad electric Britannia-style oven/hob with broad extractor hood over and stainless steel splashback. Ceiling spotlights.

Office/Study - 3.44m x 2.60m (11'3" x 8'6") - A versatile room, currently used as an office, with a large uPVC double glazed window overlooking the front gardens. Radiator, ceiling spotlights and timber-effect flooring.

Lower Floor -

Hallway - A broad lower hall with stairs descending from the reception hall. External rear door with uPVC double glazing and matching side screen. Timber panelled doors to bedrooms four and five, and a shower room/WC. Internal door to the double garage.

Bedroom Four - 4.38m x 3.47m (14'4" x 11'4") - Second measurement narrows to 2.30m(7'7"). A perfect guest bedroom of particularly good proportions, with two large uPVC double glazed windows overlooking the rear gardens and matching door providing access to the rear patio and gardens. This room also enjoys the views. Radiator.

Bedroom Five - 3.42m x 2.37m (11'2" x 7'9") - A good sized fifth bedroom, with a high level uPVC double glazed window overlooking the front gardens with radiator under.

Shower Room - 2.41m x 1.00m (7'10" x 3'3") - A useful/additional shower room, with large shower cubicle with mixer shower and screened door, low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin. uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation.

Integral Double Garage - 5.12m x 5.19m (16'9" x 17'0") - With internal access from the lower hallway, a particularly broad double garage with high level uPVC double glazed windows. Fitted utility area with worksurface space, double sink and drainer, and further fitted kitchen-style cupboards. Internal door to the:-

Integral Workshop - 2.38m x 4.18m (7'9" x 13'8") - Internal access from the integral garage, a highly useful workshop or secondary office, with high level uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side elevations.

The Exterior -

Driveway And Parking - A broad five-bar timber gate leading from Budock Vean Lane, a tarmacadamed driveway provides vehicular access to the front entrance and integral double garage, with off-road parking for a number of vehicles, which could be extended into the front gardens if required.

Front Gardens - An impressively large front garden to one side of the driveway approach, with a broad and deep, fairly level lawned area, with attractively stocked shrub borders with various specimen plants and trees. A timber shed is located in the eastern corner, and a central gravelled patio area leads down to a former pond and vegetable patch. A broad paved patio catches sun throughout the morning and provides a welcoming approach. There is broad access on both sides of the property to the:-

Rear Gardens - Featuring a broad paved patio beneath the balcony terrace, with timber supports, overlooking the gently descending fabulous lawned area, again with well stocked and mature borders, extremely well tended, all areas enjoying superb open views to the upper parts of Port Navas Creek. Timber steps lead down from the secondary balcony/terrace.

General Information -

Services - Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private septic tank 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 vendor's Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

Directional Note - Travelling out of the village of Mawnan Smith towards Helford Passage, passed Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens on the left-hand side, after which the road bends around to the left and at the next junction continue around to the right towards the Budock Vean Hotel. The road drops down and when you reach the entrance to the Budock Vean Hotel, Budock Vean Lane is immediately adjacent on the left-hand side. Continue down this private lane and 'Chywidn' is positioned on the right-hand side before the left-hand bend.


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