Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall
- 3 reception rooms
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Home office
- Detached 3 bedroom cottage
- Stable block and further outbuildings
- Sub-tropical gardens and pasture
- Estray Park 3262 sqft and The Barn House 1681sqft
- In all about 16 acres
Estray Park is a small estate situated in an incredibly private position at the end of a long drive, overlooking glorious sub-tropical gardens and with panoramic views to Falmouth Bay from the upper fields. The location is one of the most desirable in Cornwall, combining idyllic rural tranquillity with easy access to the coast and one of Cornwall's most vibrant towns.
The nearby village of Mawnan Smith is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the parish of Mawnan is home to two of Cornwall's most famous gardens Trebah and Glendurgan.
The nearby port of Falmouth is known for its creative atmosphere thanks to the well regarded University and College of Arts. For those interested in history and culture, the award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall contains several floors of fascinating exhibits and Falmouth Art Gallery shows some exceptional works in it three exhibition rooms.
Truro is about 11 miles away and is Cornwall's county town and the most southerly city in mainland Britain. It is known for its schools and Truro Cathedral is of particular note, being one of only three cathedrals in the UK with three spires.
The south Cornish coast is arguably one of the most attractive coastlines in the UK with its naturally mile climate and opportunities for numerous water sports. The estuaries and harbours of Falmouth and Mylor are protected and sheltered with extremely reputable yacht clubs. The water is calm and clear making it perfect for swimming and other water sports. Water skiing can be enjoyed on the Helford Passage and surfing and windsurfing off Falmouth's beaches. This is a prime area for coastal walks and there are several golf courses nearby.
Estray Park is well documented in the history of Cornish properties, as originally being the home of the Baillifs of Kerrier who could impound cattle from all parts of that district; Estray or Estraie is the medieval spelling of the word Stray, meaning the fields behind the house, while Pound refers to the compound where the cattle were held. (ref' Glorious Gardens of Cornwall: Cornwall Gardens Trust)
The original part of the house's structure is of local golden granite - the colour being derived from the organic staining of stone retrieved from near the surface of the land; this has spectacular character and glows warm in sunlight, whilst never turning dull and grey when wet. A local Master mason has worked on this house over many years; his knowledge and expertise have made an important contribution to the success of the restoration, not least in executing the underpinning of all the original walls with matched granite in 2004. At the same time an al fresco eating terrace was created beneath a new bathroom extension, complete with bespoke granite pillars.
The present owner has been named for many years in the House and Garden Magazine List of Top 100 Interior Designers, so it is not surprising that there has been a long and meticulous programme of improvement to the interior of the house, transforming it into the beautiful, easily managed house it is today, with more bathrooms, extra fireplaces and architectural detailing. Of particular note is the panelled dining room which is hard to convince visitors is not original to the C17th building! Arguably, one of the most envied features of the house is its entrance hall which extends to some sixty feet, and features two pretty staircases, with a library area at the far end.
THE BARN HOUSE
A very successful unfurnished let, Barn House comprises three bedrooms, 4th bedroom/study leading to a large modern conservatory, and two bathrooms on the ground floor, while the entire first floor is virtually open plan living space with lovely rural views. There is a pretty garden with a terrace and lawn approached over a private gravel drive, flanked by rustic outbuildings.
Within the grounds are a newly restored set of four timber loose boxes with tack room, and a nearby hay barn. 'In 2017 the derelict full size manège behind these was reclaimed and laid to grass to provide, with all the adjacent fields, the potential for full equestrian facilities. Otherwise, this area could accommodate a tennis court and/or swimming pool, a helipad, or simply a marquee lawn. At the highest point of the property's fields, a level area has been created as a retreat, complete with a timber hut, from which to enjoy the panoramic views of the distant Roseland peninsula, Pendennis Castle, and Falmouth Bay round to The Helford River AONB
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
In 1980, the original cottage garden, a market garden and a chicken farm were completely re-landscaped and stocked with celebrated expertise to create what is enjoyed today. Largely a Spring garden of Rhododendrons, Camellias, Azaleas and Magnolias, there are lawns linking planted areas, flanked by numerous specimen deciduous trees including a great Oak thought to be the oldest and largest in West Cornwall; a pretty spring fed stream runs through the centre of the garden from early Autumn to late Spring, finding its way to a pond surmounted by spectacular Gunerra, before falling to a lower pond, thence joining a main stream which runs the length of the south west boundary.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage and superfast fibre broadband.
Falmouth 3 miles, Helford River 2 miles, Truro 11 miles (London Paddington mainline station)
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Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Penmere Station1.9 miles
- Falmouth Town Station2.4 miles
- Falmouth Docks Station2.8 miles
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