Freshwater Lane, St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5AR | Property for sale | Savills
3,509 sq ft(326 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000(€2,850,528)

Freshwater LaneSt. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5AR

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2023
  • Fabulous views over the River Percuil
  • Direct water access with opportunity for a running mooring
  • 3 reception Rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en suite)
  • Immaculate landscaped gardens
  • Two Single Garages
  • No onward chain

A substantial detached house in a prime elevated position, with direct water access to and stunning views across the Percuil River.

About this property

  • Trelew is a magnificent house, set on Freshwater Lane in St Mawes, with stunning views over the River Percuil and the hills beyond. The east facing gardens have been cleverly and beautifully landscaped and offer multiple seating and entertaining areas to take advantage of the sunshine. The house its self is bright and spacious however would benefit from a little cosmetic updating.

    The large Oak front door opens in to a lobby area with ample space for both coats and shoes. From the lobby a part glazed door opens in to a large bright dual aspect reception room with fabulous views out over the garden with sliding doors and steps leading down to the upper terrace and garden. All other rooms and the stairs to the first floor lead off from this room with a further reception room and the conservatory to the right and the kitchen, dining/breakfast room and utility room to the left. The second reception room is a triple aspect room with windows to the front side and rear of the property with a brick fireplace with a large oak mantle and a recessed bay to the side of the room.

    A door opens in the conservatory which has a tiled floor, roof blinds, a sink and door on to the upper terrace and the Geodome Greenhouse. The kitchen is on the right of the first reception room entrance and has a window overlooking the front garden and driveway, a tiled floor, wooden wall and base units to include a built in Fridge/Freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher.

    An archway opens in to the dual aspect dining/breakfast room with tiled flooring and sliding doors out on to the upper terrace. There is a recessed Rayburn Royal range along with doors in to a walk in pantry and the utility/wet room which has a sink, open shower, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a large Fridge Freezer and Tumble Drier. The back door opens on to the side of the property which to the left is a large storage cupboard.

    A return staircase leads up from the first reception room to the first floor, with a half landing window offering great light and views over the front garden. The stairs arrive in the middle of the landing and to the left there are three double bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes and views over the garden and river Percuil, the study and bathroom overlook the front garden with the latter having a bath and overhead shower. To the right is a further double bedroom and the principal bedroom both overlooking the garden and the river. The double bedroom has built in wardrobes and the principal bedroom is a dual aspect room with an en suite shower room and a walk in dressing room. Also off the landing is a second family bathroom and separate WC.

    From Freshwater Lane, a low level stone wall denotes the entrance to the property with a central driveway curving down and round to the front of the house. There are two free standing single garages and ample parking for three or more cars. The boundaries are planted with mature trees and shrubs and there is a large bed of roses flanking the steps down to the front door and a bed of quite stunning Camelias to the left of the front door. A paved path gives access (gated) to the rear garden on both sides of the house.

    The sloping rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with the creation of two wide paved entertaining terraces, multiple stone raised beds, pathways and steps linking the different levels and Victorian style street lamps. Central to the garden on the lower level is a cobbled courtyard with a quite splendid central raised galvanised three tier fountain.

    The beds have been predominantly planted with roses whilst the pathways are bordered by lavender with many mature trees, shrubs and plants to include Hydrangeas, Camellias and Cherry. Part of the lower garden has been used for produce and there is a large walk in fruit cage along with a large garden shed. There is also a Geodome Greenhouse and a small octagonal summerhouse on opposing edges or the upper terrace.

    Trelew also own the shoreline directly behind the property and there is a gate in the boundary wall at the bottom of the garden which opens on to a footpath. Ten meters to the left is a small gate and steps leading down to the shore where a tender could be moored.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a great property in an excellent location offering enormous potential. The views are fabulous and with direct access to the River a must for the nautically minded.

Chris CliffordProperty agent

Local information

  • The picturesque south facing harbour village of St. Mawes, on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary has long been one of Cornwall's most desirable and exclusive destinations, being recently awarded by Which consumers as the top seaside resort in the UK.
  • Far enough away from the main communications and larger towns to have retained its charm, it also has a good road network to the village, 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, castle, shops and a handful of good pubs and restaurants, including of course, Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and The Idle Rocks.
  • There is a regular passenger ferry from the harbour to the town of Falmouth across the Carrick Roads, and from Easter to October to Trelissick and Truro and to St Anthony's Head and the picture-postcard Place House across the Percuil River. For those wanting to get away from the hum drum of city life and escape with family to the water for the weekend, but still have access to fine dining, then St. Mawes is quite understandably the first choice for many.

Additional information

  • SERVICES: Mains Water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired Central Heating. BT Broadband: Fibre 2 Available in the postcode.
  • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
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  • Directions: Directions: Upon entering St Mawes, follow the road and proceed down the hill. Pass the Fire station on your left and take the third left turn in to Freshwater Lane, after 100 metres turn right and continue along the lane past the Freshwater Boat Yard and Trelew is the last house on the left before the unmade road. Distances: St Mawes village centre about 0.6 miles, Summers Beach about 0.4 miles, Truro about 10 miles (via King Harry Ferry), Falmouth about 20 minutes (via passenger ferry), Cornwall Airport Newquay about 29 miles.
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H