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5 Bed House - Detached - Mawnan Smith, Falmouth


  • Detached individual house
  • Beautifully stocked gardens
  • Far-reaching views
  • Glimpses of the Helford River
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bath/shower rooms
  • Garaging and parking
  • Immediate vacant possession


Set in exquisite, beautifully stocked gardens, backing onto open farmland on the southern outskirts of this highly sought-after well served village close to National Trust Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens, a large, detached, individual house, the subject of extensive improvement works in 2001, providing unusually spacious and highly versatile 5 bedroom, 4 bath/shower room accommodation, superbly appointed throughout, with many features including double glazing, oil fired central heating, double garaging and ample additional parking.


Built, we understand, in the 1960's, our clients have undertaken an extensive programme of extension, refurbishment and improvement works since their purchase in 2000. Consequently, 'Westwood' now provides extensive and extremely well appointed accommodation of proportions rarely found with most properties.

Set within beautiful gardens which are level and were previously open to the public once a year due to their beauty and interest, 'Westwood' backs onto unspoilt farmland, with the first floor rooms enjoying far-reaching views over surrounding open countryside including, from the rear, some glimpses of the mouth of the Helford River.

Configured to provide a small ground floor flatlet, if required, ideal for letting, a dependent relative or visiting friends etc, the extremely spacious and highly adaptable accommodation benefits from majority replacement uPVC double glazing and a comprehensive oil fired central heating system to rooms which briefly include: entrance porch, hall, three ground floor bedrooms which are complemented by two shower rooms and separate cloakroom/WC. The living accommodation includes a sun lounge with doors onto the gardens, large lounge with glass-fronted log-burner, picture window and wood-block flooring, continuing into a spacious dining room, off which hardwood doors and screens lead into a large conservatory and an extremely well appointed kitchen with comprehensive range of Rationale units, Corian worksurfaces and integrated appliances. Upstairs, there are two quite exceptional 'master' bedroom suites, both with sumptuous private bathrooms and built-in wardrobes, one of which has an extensive wisteria-clad roof terrace.

The owners have recently been successful in securing planning permission to construct, for their own occupation, a property in the side gardens which will be constructed following completion of the sale of 'Westwood'.

The surrounding gardens retain a mass of colour and interest with numerous features including a Japanese-style water garden with tea house, formal lawns, magnificent shrubberies, extensive patio, range of useful outbuildings including a studio/workshop, timber garden stores and a superb Hartley Botanic greenhouse, an attached double garage in addition to which ample parking is provided for numerous further vehicles. In all, an extensive, individual and superbly appointed home which must be viewed to be fully appreciated.


'Westwood' is located on the southern fringe of the village of Mawnan Smith, close to National Trust Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens, and the picturesque waterside hamlet of Durgan, on the northern banks of the Helford River, is easily accessed by a footpath to the side of the property.

The village centre is just a third of a mile distant, within which the excellent day-to-day amenities include a thatched public house, The Red Lion Inn, doctors surgery, electrical shop, convenience stores, church, hairdressers, craft shops, garage, and regular bus service to the port of Falmouth, approximately six miles distant.


(All dimensions being approximate)


uPVC double glazed door and window from the gravelled forecourt and parking area. Further uPVC double glazed door with matching side screens opening into the:-


Timber flooring, panelled doors to the bedroom, shower room and lounge, the vendors having arranged the entrance porch, hall, adjoining bedroom and shower room to be used for letting purposes or, alternatively, ideal for a dependent relative or visiting guests, etc.


4.05m 4.03m (13'3 13'2 )

A well proportioned, light, double aspect room with replacement uPVC double glazed windows enjoying a lovely outlook over the beautifully stocked and landscaped gardens. Wall light points, double radiator, telephone point, TV aerial socket.


Most attractively reappointed with a quality, contemporary, white suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC and broad walk-in shower cubicle with instant Mira shower. Marble-effect wall panelling, replacement uPVC obscure double glazed window to the side elevation, shaver socket, tall towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, inset down-lighters.


5.36m x 6.09m (17'7 x 19'11 )

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A superbly proportioned living room with broad picture window enjoying a lovely outlook over the beautiful gardens to rolling countryside beyond. Raised fireplace with tiled hearth, glass-fronted log-burner and timber mantel. Double radiator, wood-block flooring, inset adjustable down-lighters, TV aerial socket, wall light points, broad archway to the dining room, hardwood door with sealed unit double glazing opening into the:-


6.46m in length (21'2 in length)

Full breadth sliding patio doors with matching side screens and windows, overlooking and opening onto the gardens. Ceramic tiled flooring.


5.35m x 3.62m (17'6 x 11'10 )

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Wood-block flooring, double radiator, hardwood door to the kitchen and tall hardwood screen and matching double doors opening into the:-


4.06m x 4.43m (13'3 x 14'6 )

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A superb addition, providing a circulatory living and entertaining area incorporating the lounge, dining room, kitchen and garden. Of uPVC double glazed construction under a matching pitched roof. Wall light points, double radiator, double doors onto the garden and double hardwood doors with matching side screens to the:-


5.07m x 2.70m deepening to 3.90m (16'7 x 8'10 de

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Most attractively and comprehensively appointed with a full range of Rationale units with extensive Corian worksurfaces between with complementary tiled splashbacks and concealed pelmet lighting. Incorporating a full range of integrated appliances including Bosch multi-function oven/microwave, Beko oven/grill, Indesit four-ring induction hob with Neff warming cabinet below and concealed filter canopy over, Bosch dishwasher, Fagor washing machine and integrated tall Neff fridge with freezer cabinet. Complementary 'dresser' unit, larder cupboard, corner shelved pantry cupboard. Inset sink unit with mixer tap and second sink to within a peninsula unit with further cupboards below and tall spice cabinet. Display shelving, glass-fronted display cabinets with inset down-lighters, Amtico flooring. Cupboard with plumbing for automatic washing machine, inset adjustable down-lighters, courtesy door to the garage.


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Hardwood small pane casement door from the living accommodation. Broad easy-rising turning staircase with hardwood balustrade leading to the first floor 'master' bedrooms. Two radiators, built-in linen cupboard.


4.62m x 4.14m (15'1 x 13'6 )

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Another light, double aspect room with replacement uPVC double glazed window overlooking the gardens and sealed unit double glazed window to the sun lounge with views through to the gardens and countryside beyond. Wood-block flooring, double radiator.


2.89m x 3.64m (9'5 x 11'11 )

Floor plan

Replacement uPVC double glazed window overlooking the side gardens, wood-block floor, double radiator, built-in double cupboard with sliding doors.


Containing a complementary three-piece suite with pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and mains-powered shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window, strip light/shaver socket, radiator.


Low flush WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, radiator, replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window.



Panelled doors to the two 'master' bedroom suites.


5.49m x 4.98m (18'0 x 16'4 )

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Second measurement includes an extensive range of fitted, full height wardrobes, two with mirrored doors, providing ample hanging and shelving space. Complementary storage cupboard with glazed doors, shelving and drawer space under. Broad replacement uPVC double glazed picture window providing a magnificent outlook over the beautiful gardens to surrounding unspoilt countryside. Double radiator, timber flooring, wall light points, access to over-head loft storage area, archway to inner lobby with access to eaves storage space and hardwood glazed casement door to the:-


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Superbly appointed with a four-piece suite including a low flush WC with concealed cistern, Corian wash hand basin set on glazed shelving with mixer tap, jacuzzi bath and separate walk-in Matki shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, ceramic tiled flooring, inset adjustable down-lighters, shaver socket, radiator, extractor fan, under-floor heating, broad window enjoying beautiful far-reaching views over miles of surrounding unspoilt countryside.


5.47m x 4.89m (17'11 x 16'0 )

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First measurement includes a broad range of built-in full height wardrobes. Additional deep storage recesses, one with built-in book shelving and cupboard space. Timber flooring, double radiator, broad picture window again providing beautiful views over the gardens and adjacent countryside, with glimpses through the trees of the mouth of the Helford River. Access to loft area, two further built-in wardrobes, replacement uPVC double glazed casement door to the roof terrace and door to the:-


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Again, magnificently appointed with a four-piece suite including a low flush WC with concealed cistern, jacuzzi corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and Matki walk-in shower cubicle. Part tiled walls and ceramic tiled flooring, inset adjustable down-lighters, under-floor heating, extractor fan, 'concealed' radiator, broad window, again providing magnificent far-reaching views.


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An extensive decked area with galvanised balustrading with climbing wisteria. Providing a lovely, sunny, elevated vantage point with further glimpses of the Helford River, The Lizard peninsula and bay beyond.


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5.05m x 5.45m (16'6 x 17'10 )

Electronic up-and-over door, high level cupboard housing electrical meters and modern trip switching. Sink unit, courtesy door to the kitchen, uPVC double glazed window to the gardens, light and power connected, Worcester oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Exterior water tap and security lighting.


'Westwood' enjoys a broad frontage to the roadside and a private driveway leads through double timber gates onto an extensive gravelled forecourt/parking area, sufficient for numerous vehicles. Beautifully stocked shrub border with over-hanging cherry tree, steps to the entrance porch.


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A beautiful 'corner', created by the present owners with rockery-edged water feature, bridges and many interesting plants including acers, bamboo, azaleas, rhododendrons, ferns and heathers, etc. Tea house - 2.83m(9'3 ) x 2.10m(6'10 ) - of block construction under a pitched pan-tile roof, with light and power connected, wood-block flooring and double doors onto a 'veranda'. workshop/studio. small retreat, courtyard garden.


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Comprising an extensive, level, shaped lawn with beautifully stocked border containing a mass of interesting specimen plants including azaleas, camellias, hydrangeas, magnolia and fuchsias. Semi-circular steps from the sun lounge.


Immediately to the rear of the property, with double doors opening from the conservatory and living accommodation, extensively decked, with a variety of sitting-out areas, interspersed with beautifully stocked borders. Garden implement store, Hartley Botanic greenhouse with productive vine, pergola, decked sun terracing. Further log store, concealed uPVC oil storage tank, pathway returning to the forecourt and parking area. Exterior power points and further courtesy lighting.



Mains electricity, metered water and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating.


Band G - Cornwall Council.




Immediate vacant possession can be provided upon completion of the purchase, the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.


By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.


From the centre of the village of Mawnan Smith, follow the signs to Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens. Within approximately one third of a mile from The Red Lion Inn, the entrance to 'Westwood' will be found on the left-hand side, just before leaving the village.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

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These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Although every effort has been made to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the building, services, appliances and any fixtures and fittings. All measurements, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate and should not be relied upon for accuracy. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with a purchase of the property.