Old Church Road, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HX | Property for sale | Savills
4,732 sq ft(439.62 sq m)
Guide price £2,850,000(€3,249,601)

Old Church RoadMawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5HX

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • 0.84 acres
  • Long private gated drive
  • Exceptionally high-quality contemporary house
  • Expansive kitchen and dining room with panoramic views of the coast
  • Four/ five bedrooms and four bathrooms
  • Ground source heating and air circulation system
  • Utility room with walk in pantry
  • Detached triple garage and parking for four cars in the gravelled arrival court

A stunning, Architect designed house, set in immaculate gardens, located in one of the region's most sought after, coastal locations, overlooking the Bay of Falmouth.

About this property

  • The contemporary, two-story Kew Las house was completed in 2018, finished to the highest specification throughout by the current owners. The impressive house with its dark gray slate, tile hung upper floor and roof, over the white rendered ground floor is approached by a long, gated driveway which opens out on to a gravelled arrival court. A low-level stone wall connects the main house and the adjacent, double fronted garage building, while surrounding mature and sophisticated planting compliments the building geometry and material finishes. The house is laid out in a broadly rectangular, symmetrical arrangement with the main entrance centred on the western façade and the key living rooms arranged along the eastern side of the property, the layout thoughtfully designed to provide enjoyment of the incredible views over Falmouth Bay. The Ground Floor- The main entrance porch on the house's western side is a welcoming, light and airy space with a glazed front door and a range of windows wrapping around the sides of the space. The porch is lit by a central pendant light and the room heated by a small electric wall heater. An eye-catching decorative tiled floor finish, painted in natural warm grey colours contrasts with the solid oak flooring beyond in the main entrance hall. As you open the beautiful internal blue front door you are met with an overwhelming feeling of coastal light and space, with a view across the garden that captures the big blue skies and sea, a view that has inspired writers and artists for centuries. The blue front door opens into an impressive, two and a half storey height entrance hall with a partially glazed, vaulted ceiling, allowing light to flood into the heart of the house. The hall and its grand, turning staircase frame a 21-piece glass globe chandelier that flows from the ceiling to the ground floor, drawing the eye up to the upper floor and the view of the sky above.

    From this striking arrival hall, the space opens out to an impressive open dining and kitchen space, providing the foreground to the most breath-taking view of Falmouth Bay with castles, yachts, coastal fishing villages and light houses marking the scene; the setting for many infamous voyages and landings by brave nautical explorers. Turning to the right from the front door, the oak floored entrance hall leads to a recessed cloak cupboard, where casings for the internet, heating manifolds and computer hubs are located under a generous coat hanging space. There is also a cloakroom tucked behind the stairs, part tiled and with a double window to the front of the house. Laufen wall mounted sink and WC units are complimented by decorative porcelain floor and wall tiles. A wall-to-wall stone shelf and feature wall lighting create a luxurious feel to the little room. At the opposite end of the hall, a door opens into the study/bedroom. This cosy, carpeted room provides a quiet place to work and with the double French door opening out into a secluded, courtyard garden at the front of the house, it is the perfect place to focus and write. The study has a bespoke, wall recessed bookshelf system framed in oak and a window looking north over the rolling Cornish pastoral scenes of the adjacent farm. Dining/Kitchen Room- The open plan dining and kitchen room is over 38 foot wide, filled with light from a six panelled glazed wall to the dining area, with the two central door panels opening out onto an expansive granite terrace. The dining area is floored with extra wide planked oak and the glazed wall is shaded by Silent Gliss remote controlled electric sash blinds.A luxurious grey limestone polished flagstone floor defines the kitchen space. The floor finishes are of an extremely high quality and there is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor of the house.

    The bespoke kitchen with a central granite surfaced island feature has been designed by well-respected local kitchen designers, Treyone Kitchens. The Shaker style, simple framed wall kitchen units, finished in soft grey paint conceal and offer a range of appliances. An induction hob and integrated extractor fan in the central island unit that vents underground, an integrated Miele combination oven, an integrated Miele dishwasher, an integrated Miele oven, an integrated full height, 1800mm high Miele fridge, granite work surfaces and upstands with pencil edge details and rounded corners, a ceramic sink and granite pot drainer, a range of 600mm and 1200mm wide under counter storage drawers, an under counter wine cooler, a slim, full height pull-out larder drawer, a warming drawer, above counter feature shelves, a number of strategically positioned electrical points and breakfast bar within the central island.The kitchen is filled with light from a range of windows to the rear and side of the property, reflecting off the polished granite work surfaces. The windows frame the views of the coast, grounds and potager garden to the south, the source of a plentiful supply of home grown herbs and vegetables. From the kitchen there is a large rear entrance porch and utility room, with fitted shaker style units to match the kitchen. There is a walk-in pantry with automatic LED lighting and a plant room cupboard that houses a pressurised, 300 litre water tank and control system. There are spaces for a full height freezer, an under counter washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a Villeroy and Boch Belfast ceramic sink set under a granite counter, all lit by natural day light from the windows to the front of the house. There is a part glazed door out to the southern side of the house that is covered by an open, tile roofed porch with oak columns, the perfect place for muddy boots and paws to dry off. Lounge -At the north eastern end of the house, accessed directly from the central dining area, is the lounge, a large, double aspect room with feature wood burner and wall recessed log store. A contemporary, central chandelier and elegant wall lamps add to the refined character of the space. Wide windows to the north and east of the property afford wide ranging views across the coastal, pastoral and maritime landscapes, creating a peaceful sanctuary for after dinner relaxation while watching the sun set. The entrance hall staircase- The bespoke, steel frame staircase feels solid. It is faced in light oak and is enclosed by double thickness, glazed balustrades to allow the light to flow uninterrupted through the hall. Oak handrails cap the glass balustrade panels, each run terminated by polished, burr oak end caps and junction features. The carpeted treads make the ascent up to the first-floor bedrooms even more sumptuous.The lighting system throughout the house has been designed by specialist lighting designer, Claire Pendarves who has sought to create a range of low energy light settings and light moods for the property. On the ground floor the lighting is operated by a Lutron system offering a range of lighting scenes and programable options. The central pendant lights to the dining and kitchen area are sculptural canvas ‘Nelly' lights that compliment a range of designer tilting wall lights and ceiling LED downlighting. Most lights are dimmable and all lights are included in the house sale excluding the hive range in the master bedroom suite.


    The detached, triple car garage has remotely operated double ‘up and over' panel doors. There is also a side door for access into the main garage. Within the rear of the garage is a gardener's potting room, accessed by a separate side door, leading to a Jack and Jill bathroom. A third door leads up a staircase to an impressive timber floored studio, flood lit by white framed Velux windows with integral blinds in the vaulted ceiling. Behind the garage there is a small green house and gravelled space for boat storage, accessed via the 10m wide double side gates approached via ‘Muddy Lane' along the side of the property.

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A fabulous modern coastal home, situated in a sought after area

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Local information

  • The magnificent Kew Las house and grounds command an elevated, coastal position overlooking Falmouth Bay and the eastern approach to the Helford Passage.The property enjoys extensive gardens, located towards the end of Old Church Road in the tranquil, rural hamlet of Mawnan, around 0.9 miles to the southeast of the village of Mawnan Smith. It is surrounded by rolling pasture fields, bounded by mature flowering hedgerows that follow the meandering paths down to the many coves and beaches that link the Helford Passage with the sandy beaches of Maenporth and Falmouth.
  • The nearby community of Mawnan Smith has a primary school, a public house, and a selection of boutique shops and cafes.To the southwest of the property is the ancient church of St Mawnan, built on the site of a sacred earthwork and named after the Breton Monk (St Meunan) who landed here in 520 AD. The sub-tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan (the latter curated by the National Trust) are within walking distance, showcasing magical and exotic Cornish gardens in a southerly, coastal setting. Much of the countryside surrounding the Helford estuary is owned by the National Trust and the area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with numerous beautiful creek side and coastal walks within easy reach.The nearby Budock Vean Hotel is set in parkland above the Helford River and provides a golf course, spa and swimming pool. While the award-winning ‘Cove' restaurant at Maenporth offers modern, sophisticated Cornish cuisine and is just a short drive away, overlooking Maenporth Beach, a great place for sea swimming and anchoring up for the day. The Meudon Hotel, less than a mile away is known for its fine dining and wonderful gardens and the characterful Ferryboat Inn provides the well-deserved refreshments at the end of a stunning walk of around 1.8 miles westwards along the coastal path from the house.
  • The Helford River is a honey pot for sailors and there is a popular sailing club on the south side of the creek, close to the picture postcard Helford village. Moorings and boat hire are available, as well as sheltered swimming waters at several idyllic beaches. The vibrant harbour town of Falmouth, around four miles away, has an eclectic mix of shops and popular restaurants as well as harbour walks, pretty beaches and cultural destinations. It also offers a wide range of hotels and wellness facilities, primary and secondary schools, Falmouth University, The National Maritime Museum, Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and several private and public marinas. There are regular events in the town creating a diverse and lively destination for the region.The Cathedral City of Truro, around 13 miles away, offers the widest range of shopping, schooling and commercial facilities in Cornwall. From Truro there is a mainline rail link to London Paddington, while Cornwall Airport (Newquay) provides regular return flights to London along with other domestic and international destinations.
  • Gardens- The house lies to the western side of its grounds with the main garden to the rear of the property stretching out eastwards to the coastline. The gardens at the front and rear are completely enclosed by a combination of Cornish stone walls, rendered walls, mature native hedgerows and softwood fencing. The rear, southeast facing garden is laid predominantly to fine lawns with meadow flower islands and specimen trees including a beautiful Weeping Willow. Along the northern boundary of the garden is a sinuous granite gravel and sett edged path, framing a herbaceous border with a stunning selection of salt tolerant, maritime planting, adding to the coastal feel of the property.
  • A raised sunset terrace in the north-eastern corner of the garden (at the furthest point away from the house) offers open impressive 360 degree views of the house and its setting. To the south of the house, a kitchen and potager garden provide the opportunity to propagate new herbaceous flowering stock as well as home grown produce.To the western side of the house, the approach drive and courtyard are bordered by mature plant stock reminiscent of a Mediterranean garden, including three stunning mature Olive trees that are thriving in this mild coastal climate. The approach drive is lined with wall espalier fruit trees including pears and cooking apples. The granite gravel driveway has turning room and provides access to a detached, triple garage and offers parking space for numerous vehicles.
  • Services-Mains water, private drainage, and electricity. Ground source water heating system with triple bore holes to around 90m deep.Whole house air circulation system and under floor heating.

Additional information

  • First Floor Accommodation- The grand staircase ascends to an open, galleried landing with double thickness glazed balustrades with oak handrails. The landing provides access to the master bedroom suite, the guest bedroom suit two further double bedrooms and a luxurious shared bathroom. Within the landing space there is a generous, recessed laundry cupboard that houses the underfloor heating manifold in an internal cupboard in its base. There is also a ceiling hatch to a roof space that houses the air recirculation equipment.The windows and doors throughout the main house are supplied by Velfac, meeting minimum energy performance targets and offering a high level of thermal and acoustic insulation. The frames are timber and aluminium spray painted to a satin finish in white with double glazing.
  • The Master Bedroom Suite- To the northern end of the landing is the door that opens into the master bedroom suite; a range of spaces offering a luxurious hospitality experience with a grand, double height circulation space and dressing room/lounge area with a vaulted ceiling and feature full height opaque window. Within this space is a range of built in wardrobes and doors that serve his and hers bathrooms. Both bathrooms offer high-quality finishes, again with Laufen luxury wall mounted sinks and wc's. Bathroom 1- the western bathroom has a spa like style with a vanity sink unit and wall to wall deep shelf under an integrated, heated wall mirror. A double window provides a picture like view of the verdant green pasture beyond. The floor is tiled with pale grey, honed flag stones and a feature wall art tile divides the sink and cloakroom spaces. A walk-in shower and adjacent electric heated towel rail add to the comfort and luxury of this room.
  • Bathroom 2 -The central bathroom also provides a luxury, spa like experience with a corner glazed enclosed shower system with rain shower head and Laufen sanitary wear including a wall hung wc and basin. There is a wall-to-wall deep shelf under an integrated, heated wall mirror. The floor is tiled in charcoal grey stone honed flags and there is a double window framing views over the fields and farm to the north.
  • There are shaving electrical points and heated towel rails in all bathrooms. There is a roof hatch adjacent to the second bathroom door with pull down ladders for access to a lined, roof storage area.The Master Bedroom- The master bedroom is a spacious and light filled sanctuary, located to the northeast of the house, overlooking the Bay of Falmouth to the east and across the fields to the north. This room is perfect for focusing on the sights and sounds of the sea, encouraging the best night's sleep.
  • Shared Bathroom- To the southern end of the landing is an impressively large, shared bathroom focusing on a 1700mm long, free standing I-Line oval bath with free-standing tower tap. A wall mounted toilet, large oval sink and Aqata shower are offset by geometric decorative floor tiles in blue and white. A large wall mounted, heated mirror and deep wall mounted shelf add to the luxurious feeling of the room.Motion sensors at the bathroom door switch on low level skirting lighting while a further ceiling sensor, within the room activates the heat pads behind the wall mirror to prevent misting. The sanitary wear is all Laufen with polished chrome hardwear. Recessed back lit shelves behind the door provide ample space for the storage of towels and bathroom accessories. A heated towel rail provides a further space for towels.
  • Guest Bedroom Suite- This light and spacious double bedroom is located to the south east corner of the house with a range of windows to the rear and the side of the property. The bedroom has a generous ensuite bathroom with Laufen sanitaryware and a corner glazed shower system. A wall-to-wall mirror and deep shelf visually expand the size of the room. Beige wall and floor porcelain tiles create a feeling of warmth and comfort in this space. A ceiling sensor activates the mirror heat pad and this guest suite is lit by a range of feature ceiling and wall lights with dimmers. The bathroom is naturally lit in the day by the obscured windows to the south.Double Bedroom One- This bedroom lies on the eastern side of the house, offering a spacious, sun filled room with perfect views of the bay and gardens. Bespoke integral wardrobes add to the refined quality of the space and there is ample room for additional furniture in addition to a King size bed.Double Bedroom Two- This bedroom lies on the eastern side of the house, offering a spacious, sun filled room with perfect views of the bay and gardens. Bespoke integral wardrobes add to the refined quality of the space and there is ample room for additional furniture in addition to a King size bed.
  • Directions: On reaching the village of Mawnan Smith take the left-hand fork, immediately before the Red Lion Inn and continue along this road for approximately half a mile. Turn right on to Old Church Road and continue along this road for approximately half a mile and Kew Las will be located on the left-hand side. Coastal path- around 0.2 Cow's Beach- around 0.3 Mawnan Smith- around 1 Durgan Cove- around 1.25 Helford passage- around 1.5 Maenporth Beach- around 1.8 via coastal path Port Navas Sailing Club- around 2.5 Falmouth Town- around 4 City of Truro- 13 miles Cornwall Airport Newquay- around 33 miles (All distances are approximate and in miles). FIXTURES AND FITTINGS- Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. 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.
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G