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4 bedroom detached house for sale

St Anthony Headland

Sold STC £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly located 4 bedroom (all ensuite), 3 reception detached early Victorian residence
  • Landscaped gardens by multi Chelsea Gold Award winner Bunny Guiness
  • Detached garage with loft with potential for ancillary accommodation (subject to pp)
  • Outstanding panoramic sea and coastal views
  • Historic and quaint hamlet location on a headland mainly owned by the National Trust
  • Beach around 400 yards walk.
  • Place Quay circa 300 yards with a foot ferry link to St Mawes (March to November)
  • Lovingly restored to exacting quality standards retaining much character and original features
  • Ideal second or permanent home looking for peace, tranquility and magnificent views
  • A rare opportunity

Full description

A south facing, 4 bedroom (all ensuite), 3 reception detached early Victorian residence, located in a historic prime headland setting with inspiring panoramic uninterrupted sea and coastal views. The beautiful gardens are designed by a Chelsea Gold Award winning landscaper, and includes a detached garage, with loft, providing potential for ancillary accommodation (subject to pp).

Historical Note 
Elwynick is thought to have been built around 1800 for the manager of Place House, which is just a short walk away and from where the passenger ferry leaves for St Mawes. The Place Estate has been in the ownership of the Spry family for over four hundred years. Local memory says that Elwynick was previously called 'The Mansion' and was renamed by previous owners, who were great sailors, after Elwynick Cove on Porthbeor Beach below the house. They bought it in 1956 and lived there for nearly fifty years, when it was acquired by the present owners. Our clients restored the house and gardens to a very high standard, with vision and great attention to detail, and have used it as their idyllic retreat.

Location summary (distances and times are approximate) 
St Mawes (via Place Ferry): 350 yds walk or 8 miles by car. Porthbeor Beach: 400 yds walk. Percuil Boatyard: 3 miles. Portscatho: 2.5 miles. South West Coastal Path:300 yds. King Harry Ferry: 7 miles. Truro: 17 miles. St Austell:18 miles. Newquay Airport: 26 miles.

The accommodation comprises:  
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall; Lounge; Study; Dining Room, Kitchen / Breakfast Room; Utility Room, Cloakroom/WC; Wet/Boot Room with Shower. First Floor: Landing; Four Bedrooms all ensuite. Outside: Paved Courtyard with Gardeners WC; Double Garage/Boathouse with Workshop/Store and Loft above with potential to convert into ancillary accommodation (subject to planning permission); Summerhouse with Veranda; Beautifully Landscaped Gardens.

Believed to be Georgian and to have been built circa 1800, possibly as the home of the estate manager for the Place Estate. Elwynick was sold by H Tiddy in 2004 as a total restoration project to the current owners who have sympathetically and lovingly restored the property to retain all the spectacular period features of the era. They used Elwynick as an idyllic retreat and intended to retire there, but have now decided to sell. The restoration project has been carried out giving every attention to detail, including carefully taking up all the original floors, re-flooring and installing under-floor heating whilst retaining as many as possible of the original slate flagstones. Elywnick now appeals to both the family and retiring buyer, either as a permanent or second home. It offers well-balanced 4 bedroom accommodation, all en suite, as well as 3 reception rooms, a utility room and a further boot / wet room for showering off after a days sailing or a day on the...

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
14' 1'' x 13' 1'' (4.29m x 3.98m)

Entrance hall 
28' 8'' x 6' 9'' (8.73m x 2.06m)

Bohortha is a small unspoilt coastal and ancient hamlet in an area of outstanding natural beauty, located just a third of a mile from Porthbeor Beach and a third of a mile from Place Ferry (giving access to St Mawes). The hamlet is central as a walkers' paradise with access to several beaches and the South West Coastal Path. As well as Porthbeor, there are several fine beaches nearby including Towan, Molunan, Elwynick Cove, Porthcurnick, Pendower and Carne Beaches. At St Anthony Headland there is a lighthouse and battlements. The Percuil River, St Mawes Harbour and Carrick Roads provide some of the finest sailing waters in the country and Percuil Boatyard, with mooring facilities, is close by. In addition to all this there are many miles of rural and coastal footpaths including several located adjacent to the property; one that leads to Place from where there is a passenger ferry to St Mawes; others meander up the Percuil River to Froe and Trewince Manor with a café...

A Brief Tour 
Located at the end of the lane, double entrance gates open onto a gravelled parking courtyard. To one side is the detached garage / workshop. Wooden gates allow access to the landscaped rear gardens. An attractive iron arch with lantern provides access to a walled and paved courtyard with both formal and informal entrances to the house. Not only providing privacy and shelter, the courtyard has been beautifully planted with ease of maintenance in mind and features an old pump. In one corner there is a gardeners wc. The informal entrance is covered and gives access to the boot / wet room (so one can shower off after spending a day at the beach or out sailing). A door also leads to the main utility room. The formal entrance is floored with the original flagstone slates and stairs rise to the first floor. Over 28 feet in length, the hall has a glazed door to the courtyard and a delightful Gothic arched door to the south-facing porch and gardens. Period panel doors lead to...

Energy performance certificate rating "E".  

14' 0'' x 5' 7'' (4.26m x 1.70m)

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Telephone (subject to BT regulations) and Broadband is available in the area. Oil fired central heating. Under floor heating on the ground floor and via radiators on the first floor.

Council Tax Band "G". 

Planning Permissions 
September 2004: C1 / PA10 / 1526 / 04 / R : Extensions by use of stone outbuildings for a gardeners WC, boot / wet room, porch, utility room and downstairs cloakroom. March 2005 : C1 / PA10 / 0040 / 05 R : Erection of a detached double garage with first floor and side stores. July 2005 : C1 / PA10 / 1054 / 05 / R : Construction of a timber summerhouse.

Gardens etc 
Designed by multi-Chelsea Gold medal winner Bunny Guinness, the private and easily manageable south facing gardens have interspersed terraces, and planting providing a wonderful setting to fully appreciate the splendid vista and stunning sea views as well as capturing the surrounding environment. Spring planning of daffodils and summer planting of agapanthus provide colour in all seasons. Towards the southern tip of the gardens is a summerhouse with veranda, and a deck with a hot tub beneath, installed by the present owners but which has not yet been brought into use. Both provide solitude and enjoyment and are positioned to maximise the wonderful views.

Entrance Courtyard 
33' 0'' x 23' 0'' (10.05m x 7.01m)

Boot Room 
11' 6'' x 7' 3'' (3.50m x 2.21m)

Detached Garage / Boathouse / Store 
21' 0'' x 20' 7'' (6.40m x 6.27m)
The detached two storey double garage has been built with cavity walls and internal Thermalite blocks, with plumbing, electrics, drainage and telephone all in situ, and with a nearby oil supply. Outline plans have been produced for conversion, subject to planning permission, into an ancillary two bedroom cottage, ideal for holiday letting or dependant relative. Plans are available for inspection. Currently, the building has a side workroom / store and stairs leading to a storage loft with velux window and a porthole window offering magnificent sea views. To the side of the garage is a timber garden shed and two large oil tanks.

Dining Room 
14' 0'' x 13' 4'' (4.26m x 4.06m)

Utility room 
19' 7'' x 5' 9'' (5.96m x 1.75m)

14' 0'' x 13' 3'' (4.26m x 4.04m)

14' 1'' x 13' 3'' (4.29m x 4.04m)

Bedroom 1 
14' 3'' x 12' 4'' (4.34m x 3.76m)

Bedroom 1 Ensuite  
10' 6'' x 7' 10'' (3.20m x 2.39m)

Bedroom 2 
14' 2'' x 12' 7'' (4.31m x 3.83m)

Bedroom 2 ensuite 
13' 0'' x 5' 9'' (3.96m x 1.75m)

Bedroom 3 
14' 2'' x 12' 4'' (4.31m x 3.76m)

Bedroom 3 ensuite 

Bedroom 4 
14' 2'' x 14' 0'' (4.31m x 4.26m)

Bedroom 4 ensuite 
5' 3'' x 4' 8'' (1.60m x 1.42m)

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25 March 2017

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