3 bed Cottage (for sale) Gibraltar Terrace, St. Mawes, Truro TR2

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H Tiddy
The Square, St. Mawes, Truro
01326 567283
First Published

12th Aug 2020

Last Published

25th Aug 2020



  • Type: Cottage
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Situated on the highly sought-after western side of the village, this elegant Georgian property combines character features with a relaxing location and superb views, yet it is within 80 yards of the exclusive St Mawes waterfront, close to beaches, shops, pubs, sailing facilities, and restaurants. A rare opportunity!

The Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Living Room, Kitchen with Balcony.

First Floor: Landing, Main Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room, 2nd Double Bedroom and Stylish Bathroom.

Lower Ground Floor: Bedroom 3 with En Suite Shower (independently accessed).

Outside: Private Gardens and Sun Terrace • Workshop / Store Room.

Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 350 yards walk. Tavern Beach: 170 yards walk. King Harry Car Ferry: 5 miles. Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport Newquay: 29 miles with flights to London (70 minutes) and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail.


This enchanting south facing harbour village of St Mawes is found on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with much of its surroundings owned by the National Trust. The village is centred round its quaint harbour, its own beaches and Castle. It has a wide range of amenities, which are open all year, butchers, bakers, convenience store, post office / newsagent, doctors, hairdressers, dentist, pharmacy, village hall, church, delicatessen and clothing shops including Fat Face. The village also has two public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops. Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the chic Idle Rocks Hotel have fine dining restaurants and both lure the rich and famous.


This desirable property which has been in the same ownership for over thirty years, has a welcoming atmosphere and an array of features including sash windows and a stained glass arched window on the landing, a beautiful wood floor and attractive fireplace with wood-burner in the open plan Living Room, balcony off the Kitchen, and surprisingly private, well stocked yet manageable gardens with Sun Terrace. Potential exists, subject to any necessary planning consents to join together the existing Workshop/Store and Lower Ground Floor 3rd Bedroom.

The Views

It’s elevated position, with southerly aspect, all of the property’s principal rooms and outside sitting spaces provide un-paralleled panoramic views over the Percuil River to the unspoiled National Trust countryside beyond, and over Falmouth Bay to the Lizard Peninsula. A variety of sailing activity is frequently on view.


An ideal holiday retreat, Verbena Cottage is equally suitable for permanent occupation. Viewing internally is strongly advised to appreciate the views, character and privacy this charming home offers.

St Mawes

St Mawes has long been one of the West Country's more desirable and exclusive destinations. It has recently been awarded by 'Which' as the "top seaside town in the UK". The village has superbly varied and accessible sailing waters and an active sailing club with a full programme of village regattas, club races and various national championships to cater for all ages. There is an all year round pedestrian ferry service to and from Falmouth and a seasonal ferry runs to Place, providing access to the scenic walks on the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland.


Recently, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance, especially post Brexit. It offers a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Tate Gallery. The Cathedral City of Truro is the main financial and commercial centre of Cornwall. It has a fine range of stores, private schools, college and the main hospital in the county (rch Treliske). Both Falmouth University and Cornwall Airport at Newquay are rapidly expanding. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and Olly Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine.

Verbena Cottage

Ground Floor

Upon entering through the St Mawes style entrance porch, one will be initially impressed with the open plan Living room taking in the full width and depth of the original Georgian cottage in to one large open plan living space. Covered with an insulated wood floor, this provides a feeling of space which adds to the light and airy feel of the room. At one end is a focal fireplace with wood-burner inset. An open tread staircase leads to the first floor. A glazed door leads to a lobby (designed to take a space saver staircase to internally connect the property to the Lower Ground Floor 3rd Bedroom suite. This leads on to the kitchen which features a balcony, perfect to admire the outstanding vista during morning coffee and breakfast.

First Floor

The landing has a featured original stained glass arched window as a focal point and provides access to the two double bedrooms and stylish bathroom. The main bedroom has an en-suite shower room w/c.

Lower Ground Floor

The current 3rd Bedroom has a recently modernised en-suite shower and is independently accessed from the gardens. As previously referred to, this room sits adjacent to the workshop/store room for potential for extra bedroom space if required (subject to any necessary planning consents).


Built with potential in mind, this useful cavity block building is a useful store and has French doors leading on to the lower garden area.

The Gardens

Entered from Gibraltar Terrace via a wrought iron gate, a path, with steps, leads down to a paved Sun Terrace, which is a hub and focal point of the property and provides access to both the Living room and Kitchen. The sun terrace has delightful views over the river, harbour, St Anthony headland and Falmouth Bay. Steps lead down to the Workshop and 3rd Bedroom. At the bottom is a sheltered garden, which is referred to by our clients as the “Gin Terrace “due to it capturing the last of the evening sun!

General Information


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast broadband enabled) and television points. Night storage heating.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: F

Important Notice

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Local info for TR2

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR2

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 28.5% £791,398 4.2 2.3
Flat 16.7% £273,775 1.8 1.1
End terrace house 10.4% £450,263 3.2 1.3
Terraced house 9.7% £402,979 2.9 1.1
Semi-detached house 8.3% £327,400 3.1 0.8
Cottage 7.6% £426,355 2.2 1.5
Other 6.3% £467,333 3 1.2
Bungalow 4.2% £390,817 2.7 1.3
Land 2.8% £87,500 0 0
Barn conversion 2.1% £483,317 3.7 1.7
Detached bungalow 1.4% £450,000 3 2
Semi-detached bungalow 0.7% £299,000 1 1
Pub/bar 0.7% £499,950 3 2
Farmhouse 0.7% £895,000 4 3

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£132,513 36.8%


Current Asking Prices in TR2 Average: £492,896

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £232,983 (3) £315,269 (24) £400,071 (43) £596,898 (28) £945,990 (10)
Flats £192,275 (8) £257,079 (12) £486,863 (4) - -
All £203,377 (11) £295,872 (36) £407,457 (47) £607,178 (29) £945,990 (10)

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