Carne, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6HD | Property for sale | Savills
1,526 sq ft(141.77 sq m)
Guide price £1,100,000(€1,254,232)

CarneManaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6HD

    Key features

    • Idyllic rural location on Carne Creek
    • Private quayside, mooring & slipway
    • Two Reception rooms
    • Inglenook with recessed Wood burner
    • Three bedrooms
    • Two bathrooms (One en suite)
    • Elevated gardens with expansive views
    • Parking
    • Large Garage

    Rare opportunity- An attractive detached cottage offering a rare opportunity to purchase a property at the head of Carne Creek with a private slipway, quay and mooring

    About this property

    • Mennavean is an attractive three bedroom detached cottage overlooking the head of the tidal Carne Creek with a private slipway, quay & mooring. Much of the land surrounding the property is owned by the National Trust. Tregithy woods and the coastal footpath to Porthallow (4.5 miles) are just twenty five metres to the right of the property with the village of Manaccan just one mile in the other direction. St Anthony is just over a mile away at the entrance of Gillan Creek and offers deep water mooring facilities.

      Ground Floor

      From the large entertaining courtyard on the left of the property a partially glazed door opens directly in to the kitchen which has a beamed ceiling, slate tiled flooring, oak wall and base units with granite work surfaces along with a wall mounted plate rack, a Belfast sink overlooking the creek and an integral oven and ceramic hob. On the left a door opens in to a small lobby off which are a WC and the family bathroom. The bathroom has a bath with overhead shower along with space and plumbing for a washing machine. An archway and short corridor leads from the kitchen through to the sitting and dining room. The dining area has three windows to one wall and to the side a window with a window seat , all with creek views and door leading out on to the smaller patio. The sitting area has a large inglenook fireplace with a large granite lintel above with a recessed wood burner beneath. To the right of the inglenook is an open arch through to a secondary dual aspect reception room, again with creek views.

      First Floor

      The stairs on the left of the sitting room ascend to a small landing off which are the three double bedrooms all of which have creek views. One has a large built in wardrobe (which also contains the central heating boiler) and a window seat. The other a partially vaulted ceiling and window with window seat. The principal bedroom is dual aspect with expansive views, a built in wardrobe and an en suite shower room.


      FRONT: - Mennavean owns the land fronting the creek. There is a grassy quay extending to the bridge on the right, mooring for two to three boats, a slipway, parking for two cars and further round the bend is a gate in the hedge with steps leading down to a private creek level grassed area.

      SIDE PATIOS: - On both sides of the property are individual patio areas. On the right a small triangular seating area with a door in to the living room. To the left a large paved oval entertaining terrace with great views over the creek. A pathway behind the house leads to steps ascending to the Upper Garden.

      UPPER GARDEN -The upper garden has been landscaped and is terraced, mainly laid to lawn with a raised fish pond, mature planting and fruit trees. There is a large paved entertaining area with built in BBQ area. This is above the level of the house and has expansive views out over the creek to the woods and open fields beyond.

      GARAGE: Steps down from the upper garden lead to the Garage. This is a double garage with an area of hardstanding to the right with space for a further vehicle or small boat if required. The lane up to the garage is owned by the National Trust as it leads to their land, however, the property has right of way and owns the land to the right of the lane down to the road. Half way up the lane on the left hand side, built in to the retaining wall, is a good sized enclosed storage area.


      Mains Water, Private Drainage
      (This a water treatment plant meeting the ANOB legal requirements of being close to water)

      Gas Fired Central heating – (Bottled Calor Gas)
      To Note: The Wood burner heats additional radiators in two of the bedrooms


      Council Tax: F


      Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

      Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This characterful home is a very rare find not only because of its idyllic and historic rural location in an area of outstanding natural beauty but because it has its own private quayside, slipway and mooring on Carne Creek

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • The hamlet of Carne is on the banks of Carne Creek just under a mile away from the village of Manaccan. Manaccan is a pretty village with a pleasant thatched pub, the New Inn, now a community asset with many of the villagers owning a share. Historically it is said that its remote location allowed smugglers to continue to function here long after their ‘business' had been successfully eradicated elsewhere. The village supports a busy Primary School (Ofsted Good), a recently refurbished playground and also two tennis courts, which are open to the public. The village of Helford is approximately two miles away on the south bank of the Helford river where there is a busy sailing club, deep water moorings, a public house and a post office/village store
    • The Lizard is renowned for its beauty and spectacular landscapes, with much of the area, including Carne & Manaccan, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The countryside and coastline are famed for their varied animal and plant-life, geology and history, while the climate on the Lizard is often milder than the rest of the country. The property is just a short distance from the secluded and tranquil beaches of Flushing Cove and Gillan Creek and the South West Coastal Path. It is in an area which is designated an SSSI, (Site of Special Scientific Interest). Located off the beaten track and away from the usual holiday haunts, it is a thought by many to be a very special place. Gillan Creek is an idyllic and sheltered tidal inlet to the south of the Helford River. The property has its own slipway and mooring however there are other sailing and mooring facilities in Gillan available and of course elsewhere on the Helford river. For the golfer there is a challenging links golf course at Mullion.
    • Locally, the village of St Keverne provides a post office, two pubs, butchers, local shop, church and a nationally recognised ice-cream parlour at Roskilly's, where there is also a craft centre, restaurant, gallery and animal area. The market town of Helston has a wide range of shopping and schooling facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro, approximately 25 miles away, is the municipal centre of the county. Travel links to the area are good with the A30 providing dual carriageway access through Cornwall from the M5 at Exeter. There are mainline railway stations at Redruth and Truro and Cornwall Airport (Newquay), is an hour away.

    Additional information

    • IMPORTANT NOTICE- Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
    • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
    • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
    • Directions: From Helston take the A3083 passing RNAS Culdrose and at the end of the road turn left sign posted towards St Keverne. Follow this road through Garras, and after about two miles turn left sign posted to Manaccan and New Town St Martin. Follow the signs for Manaccan and on entering the village turn right, pass the pub and continue down the hill in the direction of Gillan Bear left over the bridge and follow the creek to the hamlet of Carne. Mennavean is on the right opposite the creek with parking opposite. St Keverne 3.5 – Helston 11 – Falmouth 17 – Truro 24 – Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 40 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: G
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F