St. Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5AR
A truly magnificent modern residence enjoying lovely views over the river to the countryside beyond with striking and unique accommodation based around the central glass staircase.
The exclusive waterside village of St. Mawes on the eastern side of the Fal estuary has long been one of Cornwall's most desirable destinations. The village has good access across the beautiful unspoilt countryside of the Roseland Peninsula and is also linked to the port of Falmouth and the cathedral city of Truro, via the King Harry Ferry on the River Fal.
St. Mawes is centred around its small stone harbour and has its own beaches, sailing club, moorings, castle and a handful of good pubs and restaurants, including of course, Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton, which continues to lure the rich and famous and David Richard's recently stunningly refurbished Idle Rocks Hotel.
There is a regular passenger ferry from the harbour to the town of Falmouth across the estuary, and also in the summer to the picture-postcard Place House across the Percuil River.
For those wanting either a permanent or a second home away from the humdrum of city life where they can entertain family and friends, enjoy easy access to the water, the countryside, and fine dining, then St Mawes is quite understandably the first choice.
Woodpeckers is a fantastic modern property built to the highest standards, and hidden away in a woodland setting at the end of Freshwater Lane. Access is through electric gates and by a right of way over the drive of a neighbouring property, which offers a rare degree of privacy and security as well as magnificent views of water and countryside. The design has been exceptionally well considered to maximise the views and access to the gardens making outside and inside merge superbly. The entrance foyer sets the scene with the striking staircase winding up through the upper two floors. The ground floor is set out with four bedrooms, with a mix of stunning wet rooms and a further family bathroom all finished with Villeroy & Boch sanitary ware. There is also a fabulous TV/cinema room, cloakroom and utility at this level.
Sweeping up the glazed staircase provides lovely views to the gardens and Percuil River and opens to a broad galleried hall which in turn opens to the full width balcony. This floor is all about entertaining. The dining area is raised to maximise the view but also provides access to the spacious side terrace that catches the sun throughout the day. The kitchen to the rear also opens to a further terrace for enjoying the afternoon and evening sun. The flow sweeps around to the sitting room which enjoys windows to all four sides making it very bright and airy. There are two balconies that provide views across the gardens to the river and the opposite headland. The staircase continues up to the master bedroom suite. This is all about luxury and indulgence. The private sitting area offers breathtaking views before entering the fabulous bedroom with its wooden pillars and strategically placed bed positioned with the most amazing view. The luxurious ensuite is fantastic and the dressing area sumptuous.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The gardens have been extensively planted with mature trees and shrubs that blend naturally with the surrounding woodland and provide a low maintenance garden setting that can be enjoyed from all parts of the house. A natural spring at the rear feeds two wildlife ponds.
There is access to the foreshore via a right of way over the neighbouring property Seagulls. This also provides access to the boatyard and the launching facilities available there.
Property Reference Number: GBTRRSTRS130091
- Tranquil woodland setting
- Magnificent views over river moorings
- 3 floors of accommodation
- Short walk to beach, harbour and village
- Galleried entrance hall
- Full floor master bedroom suite
- 4 further bedrooms (2 en-suite)
- Integrated double garage
- 6,266 sq ft
- EPC Rating = B