Nestled into a beautiful and sheltered Creekside valley off the Helford Estuary, a totally unexpected combination of residential and commercial property within approx. 6.5 acres of land and woodland.
The property has been in the current family ownership for 70 years or more. Once an old mill with miller's house and cottage, the property was expanded and extended to become a thriving manufacturing/engineering business, which following retirement has been closed. It is for sale now as a 1,500 sqm factory, wrapped around the original old mill; the neighbouring miller's house, presented as a well-proportioned three bedroom detached cottage; a further detached commercial building and an additional two bedroom detached cottage with views towards the creek.
Complemented by close to 6.5 acres of level land, extending up the valley into woodland, this is a wonderfully private and tranquil setting that has undoubted future potential.
Nearby Port Navas was known as ‘Cove' until the 19th Century when it was developed as a busy port for loading Constantine granite. Today it is a sleepy hamlet secreted at the head of a short tidal creek off the Helford River. The Helford River Estuary is one of the most scenic estuaries in the county, famed for the plethora of picturesque creeks which include Fisherman's Creek, made famous by Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name.
Just 3 miles to the east is the pretty village of Mawnan Smith, famed for its 15th Century church overlooking the mouth of the Helford River. The village will be equally well-known for being close to two of Cornwall's longest established sub-tropical gardens, Gelndurgan and Trebah. This highly desirable village offers a wide range of amenities including village store/Post Office, primary school, doctor's surgery and pub. The village lies just over 4 miles via Swanpool beach to the south of Falmouth, where the most historic and vibrant harbour town within Cornwall.
An attractive stone built detached cottage that is bright and airy improved with the installation of uPVC double glazing and electric heating enjoying views towards to the creek, generous gardens and garaging.
Penpol Mill Cottage
A traditional detached former mill house now providing comfortable three bedroom family accommodation, featuring large lounge with inglenook style fireplace.
Former Engineering Premises: Of portal framed construction with corrugated roof wrapped around former traditional stone former mill with concrete floor throughout with external yard area: The building comprises; Mess/Staff Room (21.3 sqm); Office space (73.8 sqm); Workshop/store (1024 sqm); WC's (19 sqm).
Total Area: 1143 Sqm
Detached Open Front Store: (82sqm) Block built under a mono pitch roof.
Former Chapel (104 Sqm) Used as a store and accessed via 5m high doorway, pedestrian fire door to the rear under a pitched roof.
Outside to the rear there is a large covered courtyard off which is a garden wc, a utility room and a useful store. Extending beyond this is a carport and a large open fronted barn with electricity connected. The whole site is adjacent to established woodland and boasts extensive gardens running alongside the stream, wrapping around to a sunny sheltered front garden.
Rateable Value for commercial buildings is £26,750 as per the ratings list of April 2017
Council Tax Bands:
Penpol Mill Cottage: Tbc Bridge Cottage: E
Penpol Mill Cottage: G Bridge Cottage: F
Services: Mains electricity (including three phase), mains water and private foul drainage are connected to the property. None of these services have been tested and therefore no guarantees can be given.
Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way: The sale will be subject to and with the benefit of all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way as may exist.
Particulars & Plan: Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Any intending purchaser/s must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of these particulars.
Viewing & Directions
Viewing Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' sole agents. Lodge & Thomas .
Directions: From the centre of Mawnan Smith head south on Grove Hill signposted Budock Vean, Helford Passage, Port Navas and Helston. Stay on this road passing Trebah and Glendurgan on your left. Continue to follow this road around a sweeping right hand bend and down the hill past the Budock Vean Hotel. Continue to follow the road passing Anna Maria Lane on the left continuing towards Port Navas. At the next creek, the property for sale will be found on the right hand side identified by a for sale board.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||7.9%||£308,500||3.3||1.5|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£196,250 (4)||£239,867 (23)||£335,191 (52)||£570,870 (23)||£807,083 (12)|
|Flats||£178,794 (17)||£314,997 (34)||£409,167 (12)||-||£450,000 (1)|
|All||£182,119 (21)||£284,681 (57)||£349,062 (64)||£570,870 (23)||£779,615 (13)|