Budock Vean Lane, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LQ | Property for sale | Savills
2,523 sq ft(234.39 sq m)
Asking price £2,250,000(€2,626,781)

Budock Vean LaneMawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LQ

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2024
  • Water front location with panoramic views over Port Navas and its enchanting creek
  • Private jetty, foreshore and mooring
  • 40 foot wide glass pavilion kitchen/dining/living room, set amongst manicured tree canopies
  • Three floors of impressive accommodation, recently updated on the principles of ‘Passivhaus' standards
  • Five double bedrooms and three large bathrooms
  • West and south facing balcony decks set within wooded gardens
  • Double garage and two off-road parking spaces with high speed car charging facilities
  • Separate guest suite

A rare opportunity to acquire an iconic, ‘Modernist Movement', waterside home nestled into the wooded banks of Port Navas Creek with its own private jetty and foreshore.

About this property

  • Fowlers Landing was conceived in the 1960's, designed as an elegant glass pavilion, set within sculpted, native trees, its rooms orientated on the north-south compass line aligning with the river bank contours. The western elevation is almost entirely encased in glass to allow the occupants to borrow the natural landscape beyond.

    The house has been sympathetically updated by the current architect owners to honour the original design intentions while meeting contemporary living standards and exceeding sustainability goals. It sits at an elevated vantage point, providing an overhead perspective of the harbour and this viewpoint graces most rooms within the house.

    Skilfully designed, the house harmonises contemporary, artisan luxury with its breath-taking natural surroundings, creating an upmarket living and wellness experience.

    The house is approached by a short bridge and entered on the upper floor level via a sliding glass front door, framed by blank, white wing walls on either side. The arrival hall is finished in mirrors, white steel and glass panels to create an uplifting experience, reflecting light and leading the eye down an open spiral staircase towards the heart of the house.

    The arrival hall stretches to the left and right, behind the wing walls, providing direct access to four bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a built-in full height cupboard that spans the length of the corridor to the left of the arrival door.

    To the right of the entrance is the principal bedroom with its own bathroom and adjacent hall cupboard. The spacious bathroom has a jacuzzi bath, corner shower and sink set within fitted units and the room remains to be upgraded to match the renovations elsewhere in the house. The bedroom is finished in white plaster with sliding glass doors that open onto a Millboard light oak deck balcony that runs along the full width of the building. A door in the corner of the bedroom leads to the energy storage room with wall mounted battery and consumer units. Another door opens to reveal a large, walk through dressing room with sliding cupboard doors and a parallel glazed wall allows natural illumination of the space. This room leads directly onto another double bedroom, again with large glass doors framing views of the landscape. This bedroom is the first of the three double rooms that lie to the left of the front entrance door.

    These three bedrooms all have luxurious views of the creek through the tree canopies. At the end of the corridor is a family bathroom with shower, bath, sink and vanity units.

    Descending the spiral staircase to the first floor, you will discover the awe-inspiring hub of the home; a spacious open plan glazed living space which flows seamlessly into the treetops onto the deck platforms outside.

    Ahead and to the right of the spiral staircase is the dining area and kitchen area, separated by a large island unit. To the left, at a lower level is the vast sitting room, the furniture arranged to focus on an open bioethanol fire set into a feature Cornish granite stone spine wall which runs vertically through the house. This wall provides contrasts to the light, white steel and glass frame of the main living space.

    The open plan kitchen area has been fitted with plenty of storage units and ample white Corian work tops and there are a range of appliances including two ovens; an Everhot range oven and a combination oven. There is a gas wok burner, separate full height fridge/freezer units, an integrated dishwasher and a one and a half bowl Corian and stainless steel sink with filtered boiling and cold water tap.

    This level is floored throughout with pale oak boards and enclosed by Fineline iron colour glazed panel systems, creating an elegant and impressive glass box.

    From the rear kitchen door, descending another floor to ground level, the house continues to impress... a separate guest suite with double bedroom, sitting room, bespoke oak kitchen unit with induction hob and dishwasher, entrance lobby and stunning bathroom provide a spa-retreat feel with complimentary high quality finishes in oak and stone. All of the spaces have deep oak framed picture windows, focusing interest on the landscape and creek beyond.

    The bathroom has a freestanding bath, walk in shower room with drench shower head fitting and high quality fittings. The finishes and lighting are carefully designed to create a relaxing and luxurious ambience.

    The small lobby has been developed to accommodate a new staircase in the future to connect all floors together with an extended spiral staircase, providing a central, continuous connection between all three floors.

    The house has been largely renovated to an excellent design and decorative standard throughout; the bright and airy rooms seamlessly flow from inside to out, creating a stunning contemporary home, at one with its context.

    Exterior, gardens and garage-

    Fowlers Landing is accessed via a paved entrance drive, where there is parking space for two cars along with a valuable Andersen 22kW fast charging car charging point. An adjacent, detached double garage provides further parking and external storage opportunities. The house sits to the east of the plot, with the walled front garden laid out as a contemporary potager garden, full of aromatic herb shrubs.

    To the north of the lower terrace is an external hot and cold shower.

    To the west of the house, the land drops down to the water's edge. A meandering path winds down through carefully managed woodland to a newly built Millboard light oak deck on the foreshore with a sheltered private jetty providing mooring for two to three boats and an external water supply. The house benefits from the inclusion of a generous belt of foreshore and a swing mooring.

    Services and Sustainability-

    Mains water
    Mains electricity (three phase) supplemented by a Govenments Feed In Tarriff supported 5.2kW photovoltavic array, Tesla Powerwall 2 and iBoast hot water heating system
    With high performance glazing through out and external insulated render and roofing systems the house is heated and cooled through a combination of Air Source Heat Pump cooling and heating to the middle floor with electric underfloor heating elsewhere. The bathrooms also have heated towel rails
    Drainage septic tank

    Agent Note-

    - The house is largely renovated and there are opportunities for the new owners to continue these renovations.

    - Original architect drawings are part of the VNA.

    - Original photographs are part of the RIBA library.


    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.


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    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.

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A home rich in architectural history, moments from the waters edge

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • Fowlers Landing' is an iconic, waterfront house located towards the end of the private Budock Vean Lane, nestled into the west facing, wooded banks of Port Navas on the Helford River. The location has always been one of the most desirable addresses in Cornwall with its idyllic, sheltered creeks and coves, while only being a short sailing passage away from the open waters of Falmouth's world-famous harbour.
  • Orientated on a north-south axis, the house's largely glazed western façade allows unrestricted views over the picturesque creek, with its stone quays, a bustling yacht club and its charming harbourside architecture. The view from the property depicts a picture postcard scene of Cornwall's coast that has inspired artists and writers for centuries, including novelist Daphne du Maurier. The quiet harbour is enclosed by verdant, riparian landscapes, protected by their AONB status, renowned for their wildlife and cultural value, making the area a popular destination for those looking for a peaceful, remote retreat, set within nature.
  • Port Navas yacht club and restaurant is a five minute boat trip across from Fowlers Landing and the south facing coves and beaches along the Helford Passage are a five to ten minute walk away to the south, including the well-known Ferry Boat Inn.
  • The property stands on the western fringes of the Budock Vean Estate, now a luxurious spa and wellness resort offering a range of facilities and fine dining experiences including an indoor pool, health suite and golf course.
  • The historic port town of Falmouth is about 7 miles away with a good selection of shops, restaurants and schooling as well as a mainline railway station offering direct services to Truro, with onward high-speed services to London Paddington and Glasgow. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is 34 miles away and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions- From Truro, approaching the property from the A39, from the Treluswell Roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on the A39 for 0.9 miles until you reach a double junction in Mabe Burnthouse village. Take the turning right and then immediately sharp left onto Church Road for 1.5 miles. Continue straight over the next junction onto Penwarne Road for 2.1 miles, continue onto Sampys Hill for 0.2 miles into Mawnan Smith village and continue through the village towards Helford Passage. Immediately after the entrance to the Budock Vean Estate, turn left into the private Budock Vean Lane and continue all the way to the end. The property is enclosed by a white rendered wall and you can access it through a pedestrian latch gate. Falmouth- 6.5 Mawnan Smith- 1.8 Truro- 14.8 Cornwall Airport (Newquay) -34 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Rating: B
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G