Property details

< Back to search criteria
Request details
£735,000
4 Bed House - Detached - Trewince Lane, Port Navas, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Superb, secluded, unspoilt setting
  • Extremely versatile accommodation
  • Backing onto open countryside
  • To be sold for the first time in 40 years
  • 2 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds
  • 3/4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms
  • 10 minutes' walk of the creek
  • Viewing unhesitatingly recommended

DESCRIPTION

Occupying a completely unspoilt, secluded, yet not isolated setting, backing onto open farmland but within moments of the head of the creek and beautiful Helford River, an individual, detached, dormer-style property, providing extremely versatile 3/4-bedroomed accommodation, set within glorious, beautifully stocked and superbly landscaped gardens of approximately 2 acres, including water garden, meadow, kitchen garden, disused swimming pool and former tennis court with prior consent (lapsed) for a separate dwelling.

THE LOCATION

'Bonarth' is located at the head of Trewince Lane, bordering open countryside and within a ten minute walk of the centre of this highly sought-after creekside village. Within the village, there is an active sailing club with ready access provided onto some of the country's most beautiful and sheltered day-sailing waters.

The well served villages of Mawnan Smith and Constantine are both within a few minutes drive, providing many day-to-day amenities including primary schooling, doctors surgeries, stores and public houses. The port of Falmouth is approximately seven miles distant, and the cathedral city of Truro is an approximate thirty minute drive away.

THE PROPERTY

'Bonarth' is one of those highly sought-after, but rarely found homes which occupy a completely unspoilt, secluded yet not isolated setting, 'hidden' from the outside world, yet within one of south Cornwall's most highly regarded locations.

Reached at the head of a quiet, no-through lane, a private, gated driveway leads to 'Bonarth', with the surrounding two acres of gardens a particular feature of the property, bordering open countryside, superbly tended, beautifully stocked, sheltered and highly private. A further set of double gates lead to a former 'tennis court' with lawn and large gravelled area used for additional parking, boat and caravan storage. Originally, planning permission existed for a separate dwelling on this area, which has now lapsed, but may be possible to reinstate, subject to consent.

In our clients' ownership since 1977, the gardens have been lovingly and thoughtfully landscaped over many years, with various interconnecting areas which include, to the front, a full width patio leading onto tiered lawns with former swimming pool (can be reinstated if required), level lawned and gravelled/parking area (the former tennis court). There is a beautiful side patio with steps to lightly wooded side gardens with large greenhouse (8.60m x 2.55m), large three section aviary with adjoining timber tractor/storage shed, kitchen garden, wild meadow and beautiful water garden with surrounding lawned terraces. The whole garden being full of interest, with a magnificent array of specimen trees and plants, of immense interest to not only the keen gardener, but those simply looking to live in a beautiful, unspoilt setting.

The living accommodation is highly adaptable and well proportioned and is easily configured to, either, provide a large three/four bedroom family home, or, 'self-contained' three bedroom main accommodation which the current owners have previously used for holiday letting.

Immediately to the rear of the property an additional parking area with timber garaging, an entrance door leads to the entrance hallway with access to the main living room, shower room/WC and two double bedrooms, off one of which, there is an extremely large en-suite bathroom. The former dining room has been fitted to provide a second kitchen and to the first floor, there is a third bedroom with dormer window to the front elevation.

The remaining accommodation comprises the main kitchen/breakfast and living room, third bath/shower room, and stunning garden room, with spiral staircase leading to a mezzanine office area, off which there is a study/fourth bedroom.

In all, an intriguing and highly versatile arrangement, with all main rooms enjoying the lovely outlook over, or direct access onto the surrounding terraces and gardens, thus providing a future owner with immense scope to reconfigure and refurbish, as and where required.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

Part panelled and obscure double glazed timber entrance door to:-

ENTRANCE LOBBY

Coved ceiling. Small paned glazed door to:-

CENTRAL HALLWAY

4.86m x 5.04m (15'11 x 16'6 )

Open tread staircase rising to bedroom three. Double glazed Velux window providing much natural light. Deep airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and with slatted shelving. Recess for coat storage. Radiator. Double small paned glazed and timber doors to the kitchen (formerly the dining room) and small paned glazed door to the:-

SITTING/LIVING ROOM

7.24m x 5.04m (23'9 x 16'6 )

Floor plan

Sitting area: 4.86m(15'11 ) x 5.04m(16'6 ). A dual aspect room enjoying views over the surrounding gardens. Four wall light points. Open fire with stone surround, hearth and timber mantel. Skirting board radiators. Door onto the front patio. Open arch to:-

DINING AREA

2.19m x 3.48m (7'2 x 11'5 )

Window enjoying views over the front gardens. Two wall light points. Skirting board radiator.

FORMER DINING ROOM

3.80m x 3.38m (12'5 x 11'1 )

Currently fitted as a kitchen to allow the property to be loosely sub-divided into two units, if required. Granite-effect roll-top worksurfaces with cupboards under, matching wall unit with open shelving. Inset four-ring electric hob with stainless steel splashback and extractor hood with light over, integral oven and grill below. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Space for fridge/freezer. Central island unit with wood-block worksurface with inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, cupboards, drawers and open corner shelving under. Inset ceiling down-lighters. Coved ceiling. Window enjoying views over the side gardens. Radiator. Walk-in larder. Connecting door to the kitchen/breakfast and living room.

From the central hallway, doors lead to the ground floor bedrooms and shower room/WC:-

BEDROOM ONE

4.79m x 4.21m (15'8 x 13'9 )

Floor plan

A superbly proportioned master bedroom with windows with matching side panel overlooking the front patio and gardens. Coved ceiling. Double radiator. Measurements include a range of built-in wardrobes. Door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

3.63m x 4.17m (11'10 x 13'8 )

Floor plan

An extremely large triple aspect room. Five-piece suite comprising fully tiled shower cubicle, wash hand basin within vanity unit with mixer tap and cupboard under, corner bath, bidet and low flush WC. Two radiators.

BEDROOM TWO

3.82m x 3.66m (12'6 x 12'0 )

Floor plan

A dual aspect room. Double radiator. Coved ceiling.

SHOWER ROOM/WC

2.24m x 1.83m (7'4 x 6'0 )

Three-piece suite comprising mid flush WC, wash hand basin with cupboard under and tiled splashback, corner shower cubicle. Tiled flooring. Coved ceiling. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

6.75m x 4.34m (22'1 x 14'2 )

Floor plan

Staircase rising from the hallway. Second measurement taken into a dormer window. Second measurement decreases to 3.21m(10'6 ). Inset ceiling down-lighters. Radiator. Door to walk-in boarded loft area.

Connecting door from the kitchen/breakfast room (former dining room), to the:-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST AND LIVING ROOM

5.15m x 5.30m (16'10 x 17'4 )

Floor plan

Overall measurements of a dual aspect room comprising a kitchen/breakfast and sitting areas.

KITCHEN AREA

Floor plan

A bespoke handmade kitchen with granite worktops with timber cupboard and drawers under with matching wall units and display cabinet with concealed pelmet lighting under. Inset electric hob with oven under and extractor hood and light over. Space for fridge/freezer. Tiled flooring. Bow window with granite sill, overlooking the driveway and parking area.

BREAKFAST/SITTING AREAS

Tiled flooring. Window and French doors with matching side panels opening onto a slate-laid patio and garden beyond. Exposed beamed ceiling. Interconnecting door to the former dining room. Door to the rear porch and sliding double glazed patio doors to the garden room.

GARDEN ROOM

5.92m x 5.00m (19'5 x 16'4 )

Floor plan

An extremely light and versatile room, ideal as a garden room, morning room, dining room, play room or TV room etc, timber-effect flooring throughout, polycarbonate pitched ceiling providing much natural light, door opening onto the side terrace. Radiator, TV aerial socket, spiral staircase to the:-

FIRST FLOOR MEZZANINE OFFICE AREA

Floor plan

Ideal for those working from home, again benefiting from much natural light, glazed door with matching side screen opening into a:-

STUDY/BEDROOM FOUR

3.17m x 4.52m (10'4 x 14'9 )

Overall floor area, with Velux roof light enjoying an attractive outlook over the beautifully stocked gardens. Storage recess.

REAR HALL

Stable door from the driveway and parking area. Coved ceiling. Inset ceiling down-lighter. Tiled flooring. Radiator. Cupboard housing the electric consumer unit and providing storage. Door to the kitchen/breakfast room.

BATHROOM (TWO)

1.53m x 2.75m (5'0 x 9'0 )

Floor plan

Bow window with deep sill. Three-piece suite comprising sink and WC within vanity unit with concealed cistern and tiled splashbacks, panelled bath with electric shower over and glazed shower screen. Timber slatted flooring. Towel rail/radiator. Coved ceiling. Inset ceiling down-lighters. Airing cupboard housing the floor mounted boiler, slatted shelving and hanging space.

THE EXTERIOR

Floor plan

Located off the head of Trewince Lane, two timber gates, one leading to the tree and shrub-lined private driveway and the other to a large gravelled additional parking, boat or caravan storage area - the former tennis court, which we understand previously benefited from planning permission, now lapsed.

TIMBER GARAGING

3.03m x 9.81m (9'11 x 32'2 )

Tandem-style former garage, currently used as a workshop with power and light connected. Double doors opening from the additional rear parking area.

FRONT GARDENS

Floor plan

A full width slate patio runs along the front of the property with a door leading from the sitting room and double doors from the master bedroom. Beautiful and profusely stocked beds with slate steps leading to two tiered lawns, surrounded by mature beds and one comprising a former swimming pool.

FORMER TENNIS COURT

Floor plan

Now an enclosed area of lawn, enclosed and surrounded by a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees. Also providing additional parking.

LARGE TIMBER CHALET

3.63m x 5.49m (11'10 x 18'0 )

Formerly the changing room for the tennis court and swimming pool. Power and light connected. Small room to the rear with mid flush WC.

SIDE GARDENS - THE MAIN GARDEN AREA

Floor plan

Profusely stocked with many specimen trees including pocket handkerchief tree, tea tree, strawberry and tulip trees, many mature camellias, rhododendrons, flowering cherries and various eucalyptus; a plantsman's delight!

SIDE PATIO

Floor plan

Accessed from the garden room and kitchen/.breakfast room, a semi-circular slate-laid patio with mature bed surrounding, enjoying a sunny aspect, with path continuing to the front gardens and patio and granite steps to the:-

GREENHOUSE TERRACE

Gravelled surround with steps continuing to the side gardens.

GREENHOUSE

2.55m x 8.60m (8'4 x 28'2 )

Including a grapevine (approximately fifty years old).

TRACTOR SHED

6.00m x 3.05m (19'8 x 10'0 )

Used for tool and machinery storage.

AVIARY

Floor plan

Divided into three sections. To the rear of the aviary, paths lead onto the rest of the extensive tiered side gardens. A haven for wildlife and fauna, bordering open fields to two sides and enjoying far-reaching countryside views.

VEGETABLE GARDEN

Floor plan

Two large beds, one used for wild flowers and the other for vegetables. Fruit area including raspberries, strawberry, apples, cherries and rhubarb.

WATER GARDEN

Floor plan

Tiered areas of lawns with interconnecting paths bordered by a mature selection of shrubs and trees including magnificent oaks surround this beautiful water garden with central island - another haven for wild flora and fauna.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private drainage by way of a septic tank with soakaway. Oil fired central heating. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).

COUNCIL TAX

Band F - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

From the village of Mabe, follow the signs to Mawnan Smith and Constantine. Continue passed Argal Reservoir, after which, at the crossroads, turn right, signposted to Constantine. Proceed through the hamlet of Lamanva and turn left, before Treverva, following the signs to Constantine. Stay on this road for approximately one and a half miles and turn left at Highcross, signposted to Port Navas. Proceed along this country road, passing through the hamlet of Treviades, continuing to the T-junction. Turn left, signposted to Port Navas, and proceed down the hill into the village. Trewince Lane is located on the left-hand side and 'Bonarth' is the last property at the top of this lane, 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.

EPCEPC