Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5QH | Property for sale | Savills
3,358 sq ft(311.97 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000(€2,974,838)

ConstantineFalmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5QH

    Key features

    • Set in just over six acres of land to include gardens, woodland & a paddock
    • A house and annex currently used as two separate holiday homes
    • A four double bedroom house
    • Large entertaining terrace
    • Two Hot Tubs
    • A one bedroom reverse level annex with en suite bathroom
    • Balcony and Private Terrace
    • Air Source Heating systems in both properties

    An idyllic and private four-bedroom house and a one-bedroom annex that sit in grounds of over six acres, and is surrounded by ancient woodland,with a stream running down through the valley

    About this property

    • The property sits in grounds of just over six acres of quite beautiful countryside whilst not in an ANOB the property is noted as a County Wildlife Site. Totally private and surrounded by ancient woodland, with a stream meandering down through the valley to Gweek making this a truly bucolic setting. Both properties enjoy privacy from each other with Mellingey sitting higher up on the hillside.

      Mellingey is a former mill, built in the early 18th century but later converted in to a home with further extensions added in the 1970's. Lowartha was a former cowshed. Both properties have been totally refurbished by the current owners in the last couple of years creating two luxurious holiday homes which are currently marketed by Boutique Retreats.


      Ground Floor: A paved pathway leads from the gravelled courtyard to the front door which opens in to a double height entrance hall with galleried landing. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, a kitchen dining room, a bedroom, bathroom, cloaks cupboard and a utility room all with Amtico herringbone wood effect flooring.

      Immediately on the right is the first reception room. This is part or the original house and has two windows, with shutters, overlooking the gardens and a door opening on to the terrace. The room has a beamed ceiling and a large inglenook fireplace with granite pillars and lintel containing a log burner. The hallway flows in to the second reception room which has a vaulted and beamed ceiling with double doors opening on to the terrace along with a further door and windows to the rear courtyard. A glazed door opens into the triple aspect kitchen dining room with doors leading out on to the main patio, the rear courtyard and also a side entrance. This room has part vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. The kitchen area has a moss green Schroder kitchen units and a central island/breakfast bar both with Silestone worksurfaces. Integrated appliances include a dishwasher, fridge freezer oven along with combination oven microwave above, two wine fridges and a 5-ring induction hob. The dining area is in the box bay overlooking the entertaining patio.

      To the left of the entrance is the cloaks cupboard, utility room, bathroom and bedroom. The utility room has the same green moss Schroder units as the kitchen, a sink, an integrated under counter fridge and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The utility room also has a door opening on to the rear courtyard. The bathroom has a walk-in rainfall shower, vanity unit and WC.At the end of the corridor is a dual aspect bedroom with part wood panelled walls and a built in wardrobe.

      First Floor- A bespoke oak return staircase ascends to the first floor galleried landing off which are three bedrooms and the family bathroom. The landing has oak flooring and a 7-panel window overlooking the rear courtyard and a three panel window to the front overlooking the woodland beyond. To the left down two steps are two double bedrooms, both with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and windows overlooking the gardens. One has both a fireplace (not working) and a window seat. The family bathroom to the right has a slipper bath with hand held shower, a separate walk-in rainfall shower, a vanity unit and WC. At the end of the corridor is the principal bedroom again with a vaulted, beamed ceiling. This is a dual aspect room with two Juliet balconies offering views to the rear and to the front which overlooks the valley and woodland beyond. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in rainfall shower, vanity unit with elliptical sink and a WC.

      Set below and not visible from Mellingey Lowartha is a reverse level one bedroom house that was a former cow shed but has been totally redesigned and rebuilt by the current owners creating and extremely stylish and modern property with the added benefit of Air Source heating with underfloor heating on both levels.

      First Floor- Steps lead up from the pathway and up to the entrance which opens up in to a large triple aspect open plan living area with a vaulted ceiling and vinyl oak flooring. There are two box bay windows, both with wonderful views out over woodland and one with a window seat, two roof mounted Velux windows, a three panel sliding door opening on to a south facing balcony and a corner log burner in the living area. The kitchen area has built in wood veneered cupboards with an integrated dishwasher, oven and fridge freezer along with a central island with a induction hob and attached dining table.

      Ground Floor- An very stylish curved bespoke oak and glass spiral staircase descends to the ground floor bedroom. This is a large room with porcelain tiled flooring, part exposed stone walls to the box bay and reclaimed pine wood cladding to the walls and ceiling. A large copper bath sits in the centre of the box bay window overlooking the pond area and woodland beyond. There is a three panel glass bifold door opening on to the patio area. The bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with a walk in rainfall shower.

      Gardens & The Exterior - Mellingey and Lowartha sit in grounds of just over six acres of quite beautiful countryside whilst not in an ANOB the property is part noted as a County Wildlife Site. Totally private and surrounded by ancient woodland, with a stream meandering down through the valley to Gweek making this a truly bucolic setting. Both properties enjoy privacy from each other with Mellingey sitting higher up on the hillside.

      Entrance to the lane from the road is marked on both side. The part gravelled and part tarmac lane down to the property twists and turns through mature woodland opening out in to a large gravelled parking area with an EV charger and space for five plus cars. There is further parking available in front of the main house with ample space for two plus cars

      Mellingey- Front Garden- To the front of the house is a wide south facing part paved part gravelled terrace and patio area overlooking the multilevel gardens. These have been beautifully landscaped with shaped lawned areas and large well stocked borders.

      Rear Courtyard- The rear porcelain paved courtyard is bordered by shrubs and trees and has a Cedar barrel style Hot Tub which can be heated by electricity or by a log fire.

      Potting Shed- Located next to the parking area to the front of the house is a large wooden shed with a large potting area and further storage.

      Former Vegetable Garden- To the rear of the house is a flat, now lawned area which historically was a vegetable garden.

      Paddock- The paddock of around two acres is at the top of the property, is slightly sloping and is bordered by hedging and has good views down the valley. The current owners have planted some saplings to the top area. To note there is a public footpath that crosses the top of the paddock.

      Out Buildings adjacent to Mellingey to include: -

      The Garage- The garage is separate to the house and is built in to the hill side and has two floors with separate access. Below an up and over door opens in to an area currently used mainly for storage. At the rear of the garage behind a wooden wall is the plant room containing the heating system. Above the garage is a further store room, which could be converted to provide additional accommodation, such as a home office.

      Water Pump House- Located above the garage on the path up to the paddock is the Water Pump house containing the bore hole water filtration system.

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    This a truly stunning location and offers the potential to remain as holiday homes or as a primary residence with an income stream or for multigenerational living.

    George HillProperty agent

    Local information

    • Mellingey is situated in an elevated position between Constantine and Gweek on the north side of the Helford River. Gweek has an excellent independent shop/delicatessen along with a Public House and a traditional boatyard that caters for the leisure boater as well as facilities for classic and modern boats alike. There is a well-stocked chandlery onsite, boat brokerage, and a cafe open seven days a week with indoor and outdoor seating. Constantine is a busy village with a well-regarded primary school, a popular store/delicatessen with a nationally renowned range of fine wines and spirits, doctors' surgery, a local shop and Post Office, pub, performing arts venue and church. Port Navas, only four miles away, is centred around a handful of stone cottages at the head of the creek, with a Yacht Club with bar and excellent restaurant being the focal point and, together with the oyster house quay, the hub of the annual Port Navas Regatta. Other local eateries is the Potager Garden and Café which has an excellent reputation and strong local following along with Slice Cafe. Mellingey is also just a 15 minute drive to the beaches of Gunwallow, Church Cove and Poldhu which are dog-friendly part of the year and the latter being great for surfing and also has an excellent café open 365 days a year.
    • The Helford River is one of the most beautiful, historic and unspoilt rivers in Cornwall, with its deep valleys, ancient oak forests and hidden creeks that cut inland along this sheltered part of the south Cornwall coast. It was renowned as a haven for pirates and inspired many writers, famously Daphne du Maurier with her Frenchman's Creek novel. There are many small quays and secluded coves on the river to visit by boat, while a pedestrian ferry links the north and south banks. The area offers safe swimming and sailing facilities and a wonderful natural harbour from which to explore the south Cornish coast, much of which is owned and protected by the National Trust. As well as having fine coastal walks and creek paths, the area also has a mild climate suited to many sub-tropical plants, as the famous gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah illustrate so well. For the golfer the clubs at Burdock Vean, Falmouth and Mullion are less than half an hour's drive away.
    • The vibrant university town of Falmouth, with its beaches, yacht marinas, National Maritime Museum, varied restaurants and The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club is just nine miles away and has a variety of primary and secondary schools. The cathedral city of Truro is approximately 14 miles away and provides an excellent range of shopping and schooling facilities together with a mainline rail link to London Paddington. Cornwall Airport (Newquay) provides daily return flights to London along with other domestic and international destinations.

    Additional information

    • Lowartha- The property overlooks the stream and a large pond full of Lilles and Gunnera. There are two bridges, one over the stream and the other over the pond and waterfall to a large sloping meadow surrounded by old oaks, bluebells, tree ferns and an ancient hazel coppice. There are many pathways and walks through the woodland creating a wonderful and magical area to explore.
    • Access and Upper Patio-There is a gravelled pathway from the lower parking area to Lowartha, with steps leading up to the first floor entrance. To the right of the property is a sunny split level patio area.
    • Lower Patio- A split level patio is located under trees and overlooks the pond and has a Cedar barrel style Hot Tub which can be heated by electricity or by a log fire.
    • Gardeners Shed & WC- The stone built gardeners shed and WC is located to the right of the patio area at Lowartha.
    • Utility & Boiler Room- Attached to the Gardeners shed is the utility room with at the rear the boiler for the heating system. With in the utility area are wall and base units a sink and plumbing for a washing machine.
    • Services- Private water (Borehole) & private drainage, both properties have separate sewage treatment plants, air Source Heating System in both properties - zoned underfloor central heating throughout, starlink broadband: - download 160 mbps, ample parking for six plus cars along with a ZAPPI EV charger.
    • Council Tax Band: F
    • Fixtures & Fittings- 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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    • Directions: If using a Satnav please note the post code TR11 5QH will not take you to the property. For pinpoint accuracy use the What Three Words app with the reference: clashing.coarser.grants which will take you to the top of the driveway which is signed Mellingey on both sides. The property is located at the end of a half a mile long lane which twists and bends and ends at a large gravel parking area. Gweek 1.2 miles - Constantine 2 miles- Port Navas 4 miles - Falmouth 10 miles- Helston 5 miles- Truro 14 miles - Newquay Airport 33 miles (All distances are approximate and in miles)
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F