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4 Bed House - Detached - Mawnan Smith, Falmouth


  • Detached individual house
  • Substantially extended and improved
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Garage and ample parking
  • Gardens of approximately 1 acre
  • Beautiful creek and countryside views


On highly sought-after Budock Vean Lane, between the day-sailing waters of the Helford River and picturesque Port Navas Creek, a detached, individual house, substantially extended and improved, set in delightful gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre, including half an acre of delightful woodland; enjoying beautiful views over its own garden and grounds to Anna Maria Creek and miles of surrounding unspoilt countryside.


Built, we understand, in the 1950's, 'Saffrons' is a detached, individual home, substantially extended and improved by the present owners to provide extremely versatile and well appointed four/five-bedroomed accommodation, in one of the county's most highly regarded and sought-after locations.

Enjoying a broad frontage to this private road, and access through the grounds of the nearby Budock Vean Hotel to Perran Cove and Bar Beach, the property sits 'centrally' within beautifully planted formal gardens of approximately half an acre, beyond which there is a delightful area of sloping woodland with swathes of spring bulbs under a picturesque canopy of mature trees. A forecourt provides ample parking in addition to a detached block-built garage, to the rear of which there is a greenhouse, garden store and useful cellar storage area. To the rear of the house, where the main garden area lies, there is a broad, tiered, semi-circular terrace, directly accessed from the living accommodation, enjoying a high degree of sunshine and privacy, together with beautiful views over the gardens and grounds to Anna Maria Creek and unspoilt countryside beyond.

Benefiting from oil fired central heating and double glazing, the accommodation briefly comprises: an entrance hall leading to the inner hall, downstairs cloakroom/WC, large L-shaped triple aspect lounge with picture windows enjoying the views, separate dining room, adaptable sun room and large family sized kitchen/breakfast room with utility room off. Also to the ground floor, there is a study (or single bedroom if preferred), guests bedroom with en-suite facilities, and magnificent master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing cupboard and private en-suite bathroom with five-piece suite including a separate shower cubicle. Upstairs, there are two further bedrooms, both of which also enjoy the beautiful views, and a further shower room/WC, off which there is an extensive walk-in loft storage area.

In all, a beautiful individual home which, undoubtedly, will prove of immense appeal to family and early retirement purchasers alike.


Budock Vean Lane is one of south Cornwall's most revered locations, being an exclusive private road of detached individual properties, situated on a promontory, between picturesque Port Navas and Anna Maria Creeks, and the sheltered day-sailing waters of the Helford River, Falmouth Bay and nearby Fal Estuary. The nearby hotel provides excellent leisure amenities including tennis courts, swimming pool and eighteen-hole golf course. 'Saffrons', we understand, enjoys access through the hotel grounds to the creek.

The nearby village of Mawnan Smith, just one and a half miles distant, provides excellent day-to-day amenities including a highly regarded county primary school, church, thatched public house, restaurant, hairdressers, doctors surgery, active village hall, garage, convenience stores with sub-post office, craft stores and regular bus service to Falmouth - five miles distant - just voted 'The best place to live in the UK' by the readers of The Sunday Times in March 2017.

Nearby Helford Passage is home to The Ferryboat Inn, and between Budock Vean and Mawnan Smith are the sub-tropical National Trust gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. Beautiful clifftop walks along the South West Coast Path lead to the sandy bathing beach of Maenporth; Falmouth is an approximate fifteen minute drive away, and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's retailing, commercial, administrative, health and educational centre, can be reached within half an hour.


(All dimensions being approximate)


Front entrance door with bow window to the front gardens, archway to the:-


Arched display recess with picture light, hardwood doors to the downstairs bedrooms, radiator, staircase rising to the first floor with under-stair storage cupboard.


Ceramic tiled flooring, white suite with pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, and low flush WC. Radiator.


7.10m x 5.13m (23'3 x 16'9 )

Floor plan

Second measurement reducing to 12'11 (3.96m). An attractive, versatile, L-shaped, triple aspect room with windows to both side elevations and full height screen and sliding patio door opening onto the extensive decking and enjoying a beautiful outlook over the gardens to the creek, the village of Port Navas and surrounding unspoilt countryside. Marble fireplace with timber surround. Three radiators, wall light points, TV aerial socket.


3.62m x 3.62m (11'10 x 11'10 )

Floor plan

Another attractive, light, double aspect room with double casement doors to the sun room and broad window to the rear elevation, again enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens to the creek and countryside beyond. Slate fireplace with inset glass-fronted log-burner and timber surround. Plate shelving, radiator.


5.12m x 3.62m (16'9 x 11'10 )

Floor plan

An adaptable room under a pitched tiled roof, with windows and doors providing direct access onto the terracing and lovely views over the creek to surrounding countryside. Radiator, broad sliding patio door to the:-


6.60m x 4.09m (21'7 x 13'5 )

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Maximum measurements of an irregularly-shaped room with broad window to the front elevation overlooking the gardens and parking area. Two high level screens, side door with canopy. Range of fitted wall and base units including glass-fronted display cabinets, round-edged worksurfaces with tiled splashbacks and inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Recess with plumbing for dishwasher. 'Inner kitchen' area with central island unit and further range of matching wall and base units with cooker recess and illuminated filter canopy. End display shelving, walk-in shelved pantry cupboard, boiler cupboard housing Worcester Danesmoor 20/25 oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Velux roof light, glazed casement door to the entrance hall, arched doorway to the dining room and glazed casement door to the:-


2.34m x 2.20m (7'8 x 7'2 )

Windows to both front and side elevations. Fitted storage cupboards, part tiled walls, double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer. Recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine.


1.96m x 2.20m (6'5 x 7'2 )

Window to the front elevation, radiator.


4.57m x 3.86m (14'11 x 12'7 )

Floor plan

First measurements excludes deep door recess. Full height glazed screen to the rear elevation providing beautiful views over the gardens to the creek and wooded countryside. Radiator, wall light points, inset down-lighters, circular window to the side elevation.


Window to the front gardens, radiator, fitted shelving and hanging rails.


Floor plan

Attractively appointed with a five-piece suite including twin wash hand basins with mixer taps set in a broad vanity unit. Low flush WC, broad walk-in shower cubicle with Mira shower, and separate panelled bath with mixer tap. Window to the front gardens, radiator, inset down-lighters, tall towel rail/radiator, part tiled walls.


3.54m x 2.20m (11'7 x 7'2 )

Floor plan

Broad window to the front elevation, arched screen with leaded glazing to the inner hall, fully tiled shower cubicle, radiator. Door to:-


Matching low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator, window to the front elevation.



Radiator, built-in linen cupboard.


4.55m x 4.42m (14'11 x 14'6 )

Floor plan

First measurement excludes a large lobby area with Velux roof light, access to eaves storage cupboard and range of fitted wardrobes. Full height glazed screen to the rear elevation, again providing beautiful views over the gardens to the creek, outskirts of Port Navas and surrounding countryside. Two Velux roof lights to the rear elevation, radiator, TV aerial socket.


3.23m x 3.16m (10'7 x 10'4 )

Window enjoying garden, creek and countryside views, radiator, canopied ceiling.


Again, attractively appointed. White three-piece suite with low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and walk-in fully tiled shower cubicle with Gainsborough instant shower. Window to the front elevation, radiator, strip light/shaver socket, door to:-


Part boarded with light and power connected. Cold water tank and foam lagged hot water cylinder with immersion heater.


'Saffrons' enjoys a broad frontage to this private lane with privet, conifer and pittosporum providing a high degree of privacy.


Double gateposts lead onto a parking area sufficient for three/four vehicles, beyond which there is an aluminium framed greenhouse, rotary clothes airer and timber garden store.


3.11m x 5.50m (10'2 x 18'0 )

Of block construction under a pitched roof of matching tiles. Metal up-and-over door, exterior courtesy lighting, light and power connected.


Floor plan

From the parking area, a pathway leads to the front entrance door and beyond to the side and rear gardens. The front gardens are beautifully stocked and landscaped with shaped lawns, rockery bed with spring bulbs, heathers and many mature flowering shrubs including camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons.


Floor plan

There is extensive tiered terracing immediately to the rear of the property with sliding patio door from the lounge and double casement doors opening from the sun room. Part slate paved and part decked, the sun terracing enjoys extensive sunshine, much privacy, wonderful garden, creek and countryside views, and is ideal for outside dining and entertaining etc. Paving continues to the side entrance, garage and parking area, and beneath the lounge there is a cellar, with exterior access, providing useful storage and ease of access to the sub-floor areas.


Floor plan

Comprise a broad gently sloping lawn with rockery bed, with former pond, and beautifully stocked borders with magnolia, camellias, hydrangeas and azaleas in variety. Gravelled pathway with kitchen garden area and steps leading to the:-


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Extending down the hillside to the lower boundary.

In all, these superb gardens and grounds extend, we understand, to approximately one acre or thereabouts.



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


Band G - Cornwall Council.




Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


From the village of Mawnan Smith follow the signs to Helford Passage and Budock Vean. After the entrances to Glendurgan and Trebah Gardens, and the left-hand turning to Helford Passage and The Ferryboat Inn, continue to follow the road signposted to the Budock Vean Hotel. Within a short distance, the entrance to the hotel will be found on the left-hand side, immediately to the right of which is the entrance to Budock Vean Lane. 'Saffrons' is the eleventh property along this private road on the right-hand side.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

Floor plan

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.