4th Mar 2019
5th Mar 2019
- Type: Detached bungalow
- Bedrooms: 3
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
Jackie Stanley are privileged to bring to the market this stellar and highly distinctive development opportunity located just above the magnificent beach of Mawgan Porth, one of the most sought after bays on the North Cornish coast. With a contemporary design approach, Gillespie Yunnie Architects have devised a bold and sensitive intervention to replace the original 1930's detached bungalow and introduce an exciting pair of independent detached properties to reinvigorate this under utilised site and splendid location.
Waylea is a relatively small, single-storey dwelling with associated out houses and a detached garage set within a large triangular site of approximately 0.3 acres. The current vendors were granted full detailed planning permission on the 24th of December 2018, under application number PA18/03050, for the demolition of Waylea and its associated outbuildings and replacement with two new detached dwellings comprising a four bedroom house with garage and a separate 3 bedroom cottage. The permission granted is for full residential use. Services to the current property include mains electricity, water and drainage.
As it stands, Waylea comprises three bedroom/two reception room accommodation with a bathroom, separate cloakroom and a kitchen extension. While the site and its location are extremely attractive, the existing building is not considered suitable for wholesale refurbishment, upgrade and extension and is unable to meet aspirations to create an exemplary energy efficient home.
It is proposed that both new houses be constructed with a simple palette of materials which reflect the local vernacular and sit comfortably within this green coastal location. While each house has been designed to respond to its specific site, size and layout, they share a common language and design response to produce a strong yet sensitive proposal for this amazing location.
The proposed new four bedroom house, which will total approximately 2938 square feet, is accessed from the public lane adjacent at its high point to the north east of the plot. Arrival is via a paved forecourt housing a single storey double garage and entrance hall adjacent beneath a deep canopy. This entrance link is approached via a bridge structure which spans over an external lightwell beneath. The primary open plan living spaces lie in the main body of the house at this upper ground floor level which effectively occupies the footprint of the existing bungalow. Being slightly elevated, these spaces will benefit from south westerly views towards the beach and ocean and open onto a perpendicular roof terrace which sits above the single storey north-west range below. A staircase to the north west wall descends to the lower ground floor bedroom accommodation which occupies an 'L' shaped configuration opening onto a paved terrace and the garden. Bathroom and utility accommodation is also located at lower ground floor level while an external shower and surfboard rack will provide a handy first port of call on the walk back from the beach.
Entrance to the three bedroom cottage is at lower ground floor level via a short flight of steps and covered entrance terrace. This lower ground floor level accommodates two en-suite bedrooms and a utility room while a staircase within the entrance hall provides access to the first floor living accommodation. As with the larger new house adjacent, this reverse level plan arrangement affords the open plan living spaces excellent views of the beach and ocean to the south west. These living spaces and a further bathroom sit at upper ground floor level within the main, two storey element of the building while a third bedroom sits within a single storey extension to the rear giving out on to an external garden space and additional pedestrian access point from the highway. In all, this property will total approximately 1151 square feet.
Given the gradient of the adjacent access road, the existing vehicular site entrance will be retained, widened and split between the two houses. The larger house benefits from a double garage and forecourt parking for two vehicles, while the smaller cottage above benefits from two external parking spaces with landscaped gardens above and below. An important component of the existing site is its planted boundaries and green Cornish hedges which evoke a softer more naturalistic response to the coastal setting. An key element of this site strategy has been their retention to help screen the new structures from adjacent roads and properties. When viewed from distance, the new houses will sit naturally within green borders and gardens, very much as the existing house.
Mawgan Porth is hugely popular and now one of the most sought after locations in North Cornwall. The magnificent sandy beach is famous for water sports activities for surfers and bathers alike and with stunning cliff and coastline walks. Fine dining is available locally at the award-winning Scarlet Hotel, Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at nearby Watergate Bay and Rick Steins esteemed Seafood restaurant in Padstow, just a few miles along the very scenic coast road. First class spa and recreational facilities are available within walking distance at The Scarlett & Bedruthan Hotel. The bay provides a range of amenities including a local store, cafes, public house, surf school and gift shops. There are also excellent local schools and transport links with Newquay Airport within a mile. St Mawgan, a beautiful picture box perfect village lies 2.5 miles inland and has a Post Office/store, village green and beautiful 13th Century church as well as an outstanding primary school.
To find Waylea, head towards Newquay from Padstow along the coast road passing through St Merryn and Porthcothan along the way. Upon entering the hamlet of Trenance, turn right at the telephone box and postbox. Drive down the lane for approximately 100 yards and Waylea can be found along on the right hand side. The postcode for satellite navigation is TR8 4DA.
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