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4 Bed House - Detached - Mawnan Smith, Falmouth


  • Charming detached farmhouse
  • Gardens and grounds of approximately 7 acres
  • Well presented 4-bedroomed accommodation
  • Stabling and outbuildings
  • Ideal for the equestrian enthusiast
  • Barn with permission for conversion
  • Just 3 miles from the port of Falmouth
  • Early viewing unhesitatingly recommended


A charming detached farmhouse, providing characterful, well proportioned and sympathetically extended 4-bedroomed accommodation, well appointed and presented throughout, set within gardens and grounds extending to approximately 7 acres, including formal gardens, woodland and large field, together with stabling, various stores and a large stone outbuilding with planning permission for conversion to holiday accommodation.


The site of a dwelling, we understand, for some 300 years, the existing farmhouse is believed to date back to the mid 19th Century, having been dramatically improved and substantially extended by the present owners approximately ten years ago.

The well proportioned and presented accommodation is well appointed throughout and retains much character to the older parts with the more recent extension carried out in a most sympathetic manner. Comprehensive oil fired central heating is now provided, together with replacement uPVC double glazed windows, many with slate sills, to accommodation which briefly comprises: a large entrance hall, spacious utility room, ground floor wet room/WC, double aspect lounge with log-burner and oak flooring, sun lounge with doors onto the gardens, family sized kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, and versatile dining room with front porch. Upstairs, a spacious split level landing leads to the master bedroom with private en-suite shower room, and three further bedrooms which are served by a superbly reappointed family bath/shower room. Should an internal annexed be required, the utility room, wet room and dining room would readily combine for a dependent relative.


Extend, we understand, to approximately seven acres in total and include beautifully stocked formal gardens with a mass of mature trees and shrubs; an extensive south and west-facing patio; 'paddock' with polytunnel, fruit trees and kitchen garden area; natural woodland bordered by open countryside to two sides; and a large, mainly level field of approaching five acres, ideal for the equestrian enthusiast, and with additional access onto a bridle way, Gypsy Lane, on the southern boundary. Extensive parking for many vehicles is provided, and a future owner may consider bringing in a new, private driveway, through the field, from Gypsy Lane.


Various useful timber stores are located throughout the grounds; there is a chicken run with pond and stone-built store; and immediately adjacent to the field are the purpose-built stables, with light, power and water connected, comprising five loose boxes and large tractor store. In addition, there is a feed store, making this ideal for the equestrian enthusiast.


The property also benefits from a broad stone barn, currently providing three-bay garaging with attached stores, on which planning permission was granted on 5 July 2010 for 'conversion and extension of barn to form 2 units for holiday accommodation' - application number: PA10/03199. The footings of the extension have been laid and a new septic tank has been installed, both of which have been inspected by Building Control in accordance with Condition 1 of the consent.

Full details of this consent can be viewed on the Cornwall Council website, on which you will find their Online Planning Register, and within which enter the application number: PA10/03199.


'Tresooth Farm Cottage' occupies a 'hidden' yet highly convenient position approximately half a mile from Argal Lake and just two miles from the neighbouring villages of Mabe Burnthouse and Mawnan Smith, whose excellent day-to-day amenities include public houses, doctors surgery, garage, convenience stores, village halls, junior schools and, at Mawnan Smith, the internationally renowned National Trust Gardens at Trebah, Glendurgan and Carwinnion. Located in this highly sought-after North Helford Area, the beautiful tree-lined creeks of the Helford River are within easy reach, as are sandy bathing beaches on Falmouth Bay and the dramatic South West Coast Path. The port of Falmouth is just three miles distant which in March 2017 was voted by the readers of The Sunday Times as 'Britain's Best Place to Live'.


(All dimensions being approximate)


4.64m x 2.27m (15'2 x 7'5 )

Floor plan

A bright welcoming reception area with slate flooring and full breadth range of replacement uPVC double glazed windows with slate sills, and doorway, overlooking and opening from the rear and side parking areas. Radiator, loft access, storage alcove, built-in double cloaks cupboard. Panelled timber door to the:-


3.05m x 4.85m (10'0 x 15'10 )

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Slate flooring, inset down-lighters, double glazed window with slate sill to the side elevation. Range of fitted wall and base units with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cutler drainer. Worcester Heatslave 25/32 oil fired boiler providing hot water to the utility room and wet room, and central heating. Recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, doorway to the side elevation, radiator, door to the:-


Attractively appointed with fully white ceramic tiled walls and slate flooring. Twin-head shower, extractor fan, down-lighters, under-floor heating, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC with concealed cistern. Obscure double glazed window to the front elevation, towel rail/radiator.


4.68m x 7.00m (15'4 x 22'11 )

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Overall measurements, including stairwell, of a superbly proportioned double aspect room with oak flooring throughout, ceiling beams and granite inglenook-style fireplace with raised granite hearth and inset glass-fronted log-burner. Double glazed window to the side elevation and double, double glazed, casement doors to the patio and main garden areas. Two radiators, high level oak cupboard housing electrical trip switching, inset down-lighters, TV aerial socket. Turning staircase with oak handrails and balustrading, leading to the part galleried first floor landing above, and with storage below. Broad archway opening into the:-


3.70m x 2.77m (12'1 x 9'1 )

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A lovely room, enjoying the afternoon and evening sun with views over the attractively landscaped side patio gardens to the woodland areas beyond. Oak flooring, one wall in exposed stone, inset down-lighters, radiator, double glazed windows with sills and casement doors to the gardens.


3.63m x 5.56m (11'10 x 18'2 )

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A superb, family sized, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room, double aspect, with travertine marble flooring throughout, beamed ceiling and magnificent inglenook with inset green oil fired Aga, providing hot water to the remaining parts of the house and cooking facility, with additional gas hob and concealed recessed lighting. Deep silled double glazed window to the side elevation and further double glazed window to the front, both providing a lovely outlook over the gardens. Range of bespoke hand-built timber units with polished granite worksurfaces and drainer to a white ceramic butler-style sink with mixer tap. Integrated Siemens dishwasher. Matching peninsula unit. Radiator, inset down-lighters. Timber panelled door from the lounge and part glazed timber panelled door to the:-


4.50m x 5.56m (14'9 x 18'2 )

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Maximum measurements of an extremely versatile second reception room, with traditional beamed ceiling and fireplace with timber mantel, slate hearth and glass-fronted log-burner. Double glazed window to the front elevation, wall lights, two radiators, TV aerial socket. Part glazed door to the:-


Replacement uPVC double glazing, providing a lovely, sunny, sitting area. Quarry tiled flooring and sill, door to the gardens.



Turning staircase rising from the lounge, Velux roof light, loft access and built-in double wardrobe with hanging rails. Traditional timber panelled doors, including to:-


4.68m x 3.62m (15'4 x 11'10 )

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Second measurement excludes door recess. Another light, double aspect room, with replacement double glazed windows to both side elevations, one providing lovely views over the gardens to the stabling and field beyond. Part barrelled ceiling, inset down-lighters, two radiators, TV aerial socket, built-in shelved cupboard, door to the:-


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Most attractively appointed with a contemporary white suite including a low flush WC with concealed cistern, and wash hand basin with mixer tap, both set in a range of storage cupboards with further cupboards above including wall mirror with down-lighters. Replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation with slate sill, ceramic tiled flooring, towel rail/radiator, walk-in shower cubicle with dual-head shower.


5.07m x 1.99m (16'7 x 6'6 )

Velux roof light, access to additional loft storage area, built-in linen cupboard. Radiator. Further traditional timber panelled doors to:-


6.10m x 3.06m (20'0 x 10'0 )

Floor plan

Double aspect with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side elevations. Part barrelled ceiling with exposed timbers and inset down-lighters, Hardwood flooring, radiator, access to additional loft storage area.


4.70m x 3.20m (15'5 x 10'5 )

Replacement double glazed window to the front elevation, part barrelled ceiling, exposed ceiling beams, radiator, TV aerial socket, telephone point.


3.08m x 3.40m (10'1 x 11'1 )

Floor plan

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, part barrelled ceiling with exposed beams, traditional floor boarding, radiator.


Floor plan

Most attractively appointed with a contemporary, white, four-piece suite with panelled bath with antique-style mixer tap with shower attachment, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and separate walk-in shower cubicle with dual-head mains-powered shower. Obscure uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, ceramic wall tiling and flooring, towel rail/radiator, inset down-lighters, built-in full height airing cupboard housing foam-lagged copper cylinder with immersion heaters.


'Tresooth Farm Cottage' enjoys, we understand, an unrestricted right of access over the approach driveway and forecourt.


Parking is provided immediately to the side of the property where there is a gate to the front gardens, courtesy door to the utility room, courtesy lighting, and exterior water tap. Brick-paved parking extends to the rear providing space for five/six vehicles. Door to the entrance hall with further courtesy lighting and timber gate to the gardens.


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Beautifully landscaped, enjoying a sunny southerly and westerly aspect, paved, with courtesy doors from the living accommodation. Raised beds with ornamental shrubs, built-in barbecue, steps to the raised side garden. Beautifully planted with pathways leading to the other garden areas, containing a vast array of plants including hydrangeas, acers, magnolia, roses, fuchsias and laurel, etc. Large capacity oil storage tank. Timber archway to the:-


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Laid to level lawn, again with beautifully shrub borders, mature trees and paved patio. Over-hanging pine and banana trees.


Immediately to the front of the farmhouse there is a further well enclosed, sunny, southerly-facing garden area, with gateway to the side parking area and door to the front porch.


Floor plan

Currently laid as a kitchen garden area with polytunnel, raised planters, apple trees and fruit bushes etc. Adjacent to the rear of the outbuilding with planning permission, and with gateway onto the field.

To the western side of the house there is an attractive, sheltered, woodland garden with chicken run and stores, one of stone construction.


Immediately to the rear of the property a gateway opens onto a long driveway, off which there is extensive additional parking, and which leads to the:-


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With fine array of mature (protected) trees, and bordered to both the side and rear boundaries by unspoilt countryside.


Floor plan

Well enclosed by stock-proof fencing and with gateway from the rear driveway. Timber stores, gates onto the field and with a magnificent purpose-built stables, comprising five loose boxes, one of which is currently used as a tack room/storage area, and which opens into a large tractor store - 16'3 (4.96m) x 22'3 (6.80m). Light, power and cold water connected. Additional feed store.


Floor plan

Located immediately to the front of the stables where there is post and rail fencing from the yard area. Extending, we understand, to approximately five acres, mainly level and well enclosed to all boundaries by hedging and mature trees. On the southern boundary there is a further area of woodland, together with a gateway onto Gypsy Lane, a public bridle way, over which alternative access may be provided, if required, subject to consents.

In all, these delightful formal gardens, woodland, field and buildings extend to approximately seven acres or thereabouts.



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


Band D - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


Strictly and only by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.


Take the A39 from Truro to Falmouth and continue directly over Treluswell Roundabout. At the next roundabout, Treliever, take the second exit on the second roundabout into Mabe Burnthouse. Continue into the centre of the village and over the junction, following the signs to Mawnan Smith. Proceed out of the village, past Argal Reservoir and at the crossroads, go straight across continuing to follow the signs for Mawnan Smith. The entrance to 'Tresooth Farm Cottage' will then be found within a quarter of a mile on the right-hand side.

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.