3 bed Detached house (for sale) St Mawgan, Nr Mawgan Porth TR8

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Jackie Stanley
1 North Quay, Padstow
01841 531004
First Published

14th Oct 2019

Last Published

20th May 2020



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Higher Parsonage is an enchanting two bedroom detached thatched roof cottage believed to date back to the 1960's set in a picturesque, tranquil and elevated position overlooking the sought after village of St Mawgan Village with far reaching views across the valley towards the ocean at Mawgan Porth. The property sits within approximately 3 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds which include a gently sloping paddock and stables, orchard and two tree lined sweeping and gated driveways. The accommodation is characterful and spacious and includes an attached one bedroom studio to the side which offers versatility and potential.

Internally Higher Parsonage offers elegant, immaculately presented and well planned accommodation, three reception rooms as well as the kitchen face the gardens and land to the rear of the cottage offering views across the valley. Located on the west side of the property, the garden room is a most tranquil spot to sit and enjoy the views with French doors opening onto the extensive patio. The ground floor shower room means that this part of the cottage can alternatively be used as a bedroom and independently. Moving into the kitchen, this unusual shaped room is home to an oil fired Aga and walk-in larder cupboard. A range of floor and wall cabinets and drawers contrast to the tiled floor and walls while the dual aspect fills the room with natural light. There is additional space for a freestanding dishwasher, fridge/freezer and electric cooker/hob. Continue on into the dining room where a stable door opens from the front entrance porch. The room focuses around the slate fireplace with wonderful chunky beams overhead. Stairs rise to the first floor with a window to the front. Onwards to the lounge which is hugely spacious and grand, the chunky beams continue overhead with French doors opening onto the sunny patio. The focus is around the magnificent granite fireplace with open fire and built in seating either side.

Heading up to the first floor, the inviting light and open landing has a large airing cupboard with two bedrooms and family bathroom off. The master bedroom is huge with an extensive range of built in wardrobes and a triple aspect filling the room with natural light, offering views across the valley. The second bedroom, a good size double, again has a built in wardrobe and a triple aspect. Last but not least, the family bathroom is complete with a bath and shower over, WC and wash hand basin. With its own separate entrance, Little Parsonage is a studio with a bedroom and separate shower room.

The gardens and grounds at High Parsonage are outstanding. A sweeping tree lined driveway makes its way through the front garden to a parking area behind the house. A path follows the contour of the house to the back door and continues on to the detached garage. This has a personal door, a small room off and electric up and over door. A second driveway with five bar gate access from the lane continues down to the front of the garage. The front lawn is large, level and beautifully secluded with established bushes and tall trees. Head round to the front of the cottage to an extensive patio that stretches the width of the cottage with a contemporary glass and steel balustrade. Below this is a well tended lawn with established flower beds filled with an array of plants and shrubs, summerhouse and pond. Beside this is a lovely Cornish stone wall that divides the garden from the paddock and orchard. The paddock is gently sloping with strong established boundaries while the orchard consists of several plum, apple and pear trees. Given the elevated position, stunning far reaching views straight across the valley to the sea at Mawgan Porth can be enjoyed from the patio, garden and paddock. There is five bar gate access on either side of the cottage to separate stables, both with hardstanding. We understand the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 3 acres. Services to the property include mains water and electricity, septic tank drainage and an oil fired central heating system.

We at Jackie Stanley highly recommend a viewing of High Parsonage to appreciate this unique and versatile cottage, outstanding grounds and secluded peaceful location with easy access to the nearby towns and beaches.

Higher Parsonage is located on the edge of the sought after village of St Mawgan and just three miles from the sandy beach at Mawgan Porth. St Mawgan, a beautiful picture box perfect village has a post office, stores, village green and a beautiful 13th century church as well as an "outstanding" primary school. Mawgan Porth is a very popular and sought after location in North Cornwall. The magnificent sandy beach is famous for water sports activities for surfers and bathers alike and there are also stunning cliff and coastline walks. Fine dining is available locally at the award-winning Scarlet Hotel and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at nearby Watergate Bay.

To find Higher Parsonage, head east or west on the A39 and turn off the St Columb roundabout at signs to Newquay and St Mawgan. Follow to A3059 towards Newquay passing Mole Valley Farmers along the way. After the Gulf petrol station, turn right at signs for Watergate Bay and St Mawgan. Follow this road towards Newquay airport and then turn right at the signpost for St Mawgan. Drive down into the village, pass the church on the left hand side and drive over the bridge. Start to drive up out of the village before taking the next right hand turn. Drive up the hill and again take th next right hand turn. Follow this lane for approximately ¼ of a mile and the entrance to Higher Parsonage can be found along on the right hand side. The postcode for satellite navigation is TR8 4EZ.


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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR8

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 23.9% £571,346 3.9 1.8
Mobile/park home 23.2% £117,533 2.4 1.3
Other 15.5% £62,651 2.3 0
Terraced house 11.6% £160,092 2.4 1.1
Semi-detached house 8.4% £247,108 3.3 2
End terrace house 3.9% £126,667 3.5 2.2
Lodge 3.2% £191,796 2.6 1.2
Bungalow 2.6% £298,750 2.3 1
Land 2.6% £262,500 1.3 0.8
Flat 1.9% £194,983 1.3 1
Semi-detached bungalow 1.3% £412,500 3.5 1.5
Detached bungalow 1.3% £244,975 2.5 1.5
Cottage 0.6% £300,000 2 1

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£56,816 22.5%


Current Asking Prices in TR8 Average: £252,468

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £237,500 (2) £116,491 (60) £238,159 (49) £372,231 (19) £777,439 (9)
Flats £187,475 (2) £210,000 (1) - - -
All £212,488 (4) £122,214 (63) £233,246 (52) £372,231 (19) £724,695 (10)

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