3 bed Detached house (for sale) Hancock Lane, St. Mawes, Truro TR2

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

13th Feb 2021

Last Published

6th Apr 2021



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


A modern detached partial two storey residence with outbuildings, tucked away in an elevated location, within a third of a mile of shops, restaurants, beaches and sailing facilities, in this exclusive coastal village.

The Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility Room, Cloakroom WC, Dining Room, Spacious Lounge, Rear Hall, Bedroom 1 with En-Suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2 with En-Suite Shower Room.

First Floor: Landing, Bedroom 3 with En-Suite Shower Room, Large Attic, (with windows, floor, pitched ceilings, and power), plus Eaves Storage.

Outbuildings: Detached Garage / Workshop (with lapsed planning permission for a 2 bed Annexe), Detached Garage / Hobbies Room, Orangery, Store Rooms, Greenhouse.

Outside: Parking Forecourt, Sun Terrace, Rear Courtyard Area.

Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

St Mawes Quay and Sailing Club: 550 yards walk. Tavern Beach: 700 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 regular flights to London and other UK regional airports. St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4.5 hours by rail. A30 Trunk Road: 19 miles.


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 unique property is believed to have been built for a retired couple in the early 1990’s to the design and exacting specifications meeting the living requirements of the owners. This spacious property has remained in the ownership of the same family since it was built. Therefore, this is the first time Wild Willow Cottage has seen the open market. Initial outside impressions do not depict the size of the living accommodation which amounts to around 2528 square feet. Potential exists with the detached garage / workshop to build a two bedroomed annexe as there was a previous planning application granted in February 2016 which has now lapsed. Also, the attic, albeit being constructed with a canopied ceiling, has potential to convert to extra accommodation, subject to any necessary consents.

The Views

With a southerly and south easterly aspect, the property, from its dining room, lounge and connecting sun terrace, enjoys glimpses of St Mawes Harbour towards Place Manor and the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland. The dormer windows in the attic enjoy uninterrupted views of Summers Beach, St Mawes Harbour towards the Percuil River, Place Manor, St Anthony Headland and glimpses of the English Channel beyond.


Suited towards the lifestyle change retiring buyer, this unique home will also appeal to a family, either as a permanent or holiday home, who, subject to any necessary planning consents, could adapt and re-configure the existing accommodation into a design layout that suits their lifestyle aspirations and needs.

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.

Wild Willow Cottage

Ground Floor

An entrance porch has a featured coloured glazed door leading to a large kitchen and breakfast room. The kitchen has integrated appliances and a range of wall and floor cupboards set under worktops to two walls. A focal point is a central island. A built-in cloaks / storage cupboard is found to one corner of the room. Off the kitchen is a useful utility room. Double doors lead to a separate dining room, which has glimpses towards the harbour. A pocket style sliding door leads to a lobby with archway and a cloakroom / wc off. A show piece room is the spacious lounge with dual aspect windows with a pleasant aspect towards the harbour on the south-east elevation. Patio doors lead to an enclosed paved sun terrace.

Ground Floor (Bedroom Wing)

Off the lounge is a hallway with a rear access door and stairs rising to the first floor with pull-out stage cupboards beneath. The good-sized main bedroom has built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with walk in wet / shower area. A second bedroom, with en-suite shower room, is located at the back of the rear hall, and currently has a range of built-in wardrobes to two walls.

First Floor

From the landing, a door way leads to a spacious L-shaped 3rd bedroom with dual aspect windows, built in wardrobe and an en-suite shower room. A ‘hidden” door, made to look like a wall, leads through in to the attic space, which is divided in to 3 main areas. On the south-east facing elevation are two dormer windows. The attic space is floored, has canopied ceilings and plastered walls along with power and light, and eave storage spaces.

Exterior And Outbuildings

From a parking bay off Hancock Lane, a five-bar gate, with side pedestrian access gate leads to a parking forecourt. To the left-hand side stands the detached garage / hobbies room and to the other side the detached garage / workshop. On the eastern side of the building is a path, bordered by wall and hedge that leads past an enclosed sun terrace (connected to the lounge) to a rear courtyard area. To one corner is an orangery which has a connecting lockable store room. From the courtyard is a rear access door to the property. To the other corner is a further store, with raised terrace and block-built greenhouse to one side. A further access path leads back to the front elevation and parking forecourt.

General Information


Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast broadband enabled) and television points. Oil fired central heating. Double glazed windows and doors. Security alarm system and window shutters. (Please note that the electrics, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agent).

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: C (69).

Council Tax Band: G.

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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