The location Port Navas is a very special place indeed.Together with Gillan Creek, Port Navas is the most seaward of the seven tributaries of the Helford River. This delightfully unspoilt village comprises a handful of stone cottages at the head of the creek, beside its own village hall and yacht club with pontoon berths and restaurant.
A small number of individual homes, some dating back centuries to the more recent, nestle along the northern and southern shores of the river.
'The Cottage' is one of those few stone cottages in a truly enviable spot beside the slipway and feet from the waters' edge. It is at the heart of the village and community in an incredibly absorbing and uplifting position where so much of the village delights are on ones doorstep.
Port Navas lies between the popular villages of Mawnan Smith and Constantine, a short drive away, each providing a good range of facilities including local shops, primary school, church and pub. Falmouth's vibrant and thriving harbour town is close at hand with its comprehensive commercial and leisure facilities whilst the cathedral city of Truro is the administrative centre of Cornwall and offers good private schooling and a mainline rail link to London Paddington.
Not only is the Helford River designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but also a site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation where, uniquely, major environmental groups and organisations including the National Trust come together to protect, monitor and develop the river and its surrounds. The Helford estuary is home to many deep water moorings, Helford River Sailing Club, the thatched Shipwrights pub on the south side of the river and the Ferry Boat Inn sits beside a blissful sandy beach on the north side. This is an area particularly favoured by the sailing fraternity with excellent facilities not only at Port Navas creek but also in the Helford River and Falmouth Bay. There is a golf course close by at Budock Vean and another at Falmouth besides breath-taking cliff-top walks and safe sandy beaches at Maenporth, Durgan, Swanpool, Falmouth - all within easy driving distance.
Communications to Cornwall have vastly improved over recent years with the A30 dual carriageway just north of Truro giving fast access to the M5 motorway at Exeter. Newquay airport provides regular shuttle flights to London Gatwick, Stanstead and many other European destinations.
The property The current owners bought 'The Cottage' from us in 2009 and prior to this it had remained in the same family ownership for well over 100 years. It required restoration and modernising but they embraced the challenge and mindful of its Grade II listed status, set about a painstaking tip to toe scheme of improvement and expansion, with the guidance of local charted surveyor Richard Thomas to create a house for their holidays and longer stays, that they and family and friends have absolutely loved.
The project evolved as they got to know the cottage and with great consideration and without sparing expense, it was enlarged and fine tuned to become the utterly charming place it is today.
The Cottage delights all year round with an open plan but defined living space downstairs incorporating solid oak and slate flooring and beamed ceilings, recessed sash windows, with a quality log burning stove and a deep blue electric fired Aga at its heart.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms, two with creek views, together with a family bathroom and French door access to a teak decked terrace and raised garden. Downstairs, beyond the kitchen, is a superb wet room/WC and utility with plenty of practical space to store and decant, following a days boating or walk with the dog, perhaps.
Thoughtfulness extends to the outside where, to the rear, a superb raised little garden has been created, complete with bespoke cabin, facing south and overlooking the cottage rooftop to Port Navas Creek.
At the front is a lovely south facing stone wall enclosed level garden. Opposite the cottage and at the top of the public slipway is a parking space, the garage/boathouse and workshop. This is a remarkable facility 'as is' although has planning permission for an inspired and grander rebuild (Planning Number PA17/01450) if this suits.
Opportunities like this are so rarely available. Indeed it is difficult to imaging a more uplifting home to enjoy than 'The Cottage' and its magical setting
accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)
Granite step threshold, stable door, glazed to top, panelled at bottom into...
Sitting room 22' 2" (6.76m) overall x 12' 2" (3.71m) reducing to 9' 10" (3m)
A lovely open plan area so nicely defined as sitting, dining and through to kitchen. The 'living' space with engineered solid oak floor, recessed sash windows either side of the entrance, overlooking the front garden and towards Port Navas Slipway and Creek just a few feet away.
The sitting room has a large granite open fireplace and hearth with 'Chesney' log burning stove set on a raised slate plinth. Oak lintel. Recess to side, painted wooden panelling with doorway and turning staircase rising to the first floor. Painted panelled and beamed ceiling.
Dining area 9' 7" x 9' 5" (2.92m x 2.87m) Continuation of the engineered oak floorboards. Built-in bookcase and open shelves. Wall lights. Electric wall mounted heater. Opening into …..
Kitchen Twin multipane windows to side, slate floor and beamed spotlit ceiling. A deep blue electric Aga sits proudly alongside a range of Farrow and Ball painted 'Parma Grey' (actually a lovely pale chalky blue) range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers with solid oak worktops, including a rivened draining board and inset deep porcelain Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher. Oak shelf. Under unit lighting. Cream tiled splashback. Telephone point.
Ironing board cupboard. Slate step through painted panelled door to wet room, scullery and.....
Utility room Again with a continuation of slate flooring throughout. Base and eye level cupboard, in Parma Grey, with integrated 'Bosch' under counter fridge and freezer, Brushed stainless steel handles. Ceiling spotlights. Passageway with offset painted ledge and braced door to wet room and access through to coat/wash up with Parma Grey cupboards, oak work top and draining board and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Painted panelled wall with coat hooks. Electric Consumer Unit. Electric night storage heater. Double glazed skylight. Double glazed and painted panelled door to covered rear entrance.
Wet room/WC Slate floored room with double glazed skylight. White Villeroy & Boch wash hand basin and button flush WC. Painted panelling to dado shelf. Chrome heated towel radiator. Lovely walk-in blue glazed tiled shower with level access. Ceiling spotlights. Extractor fan. Mirror. Overlight.
First floor A doorway to turning stairs, behind which is useful shelved cupboard space. Oak hand rail. Quality carpet runner to....
Landing A generous size with wide painted panelled wall and partially barrelled ceiling. Double glazed French doors out to the rear. Painted panelled doors to three bedrooms and.....
Bathroom Stylishly fitted with white Villeroy & Boch three piece suite comprising large, deep panel bath with central tap, button flush WC and wash hand basin. Deep glaze tiled and painted panelling to dado height. Ceramic tile floor. Spotlit ceiling. Loft access. Extractor fan. Chrome heated towel radiator. Mirror and overlight. Tiled recess and shelf.
Bedroom one 13' 2" x 9' 7" (4.01m x 2.92m) A lovely room with barrelled ceiling and a recessed sash window with seat and view towards Port Navas slipway and creek. Built-in wardrobe/cupboard with hanging rail and shelf and door to shelved linen cupboard. Electric panel heater.
Bedroom two 12' 2" x 9' 2" (3.71m x 2.79m) Recessed sash window with seat, looking to the front where to the East are views towards Port Navas creek and slipway. Door to airing cupboard housing electric mains pressurised stainless steel water storage tank with shelves above. Electric panel heater. Loft access.
Bedroom three 11' 3" x 8' 5" (3.43m x 2.57m) Double glazed sash window to rear. Conservation double glazed roof window. Shelf. Electric wall mounted heater.
front garden A delightful, level and stone wall enclosed cobbled paved and lawned garden with rose and shrub borders, facing south, looking to Port Navas Creek and slipway providing a lovely place to sit, relax and absorb everything that is lovely about the village.
Across the road and beside the slipway through twin granite posts with parking space is the....
Garage & workshop 22' 3" x 8' 2" (6.78m x 2.49m) widening to 15' 4" (4.67m) in the workshop area.
Pitched roof. Up and over metal door. Win...
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||6.7%||£316,188||3.2||1.2|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£135,825 (6)||£226,168 (45)||£297,632 (106)||£529,672 (69)||£743,750 (16)|
|Flats||£199,914 (14)||£257,839 (42)||£377,806 (16)||£700,000 (2)||£387,500 (2)|
|All||£176,321 (21)||£239,623 (88)||£313,206 (126)||£535,311 (72)||£704,167 (18)|