11th Mar 2022
28th Mar 2022
- Type: Detached house
- Bedrooms: 2
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
A rare opportunity to acquire this exceptional, detached coastal property with stunning views of Port Navas creek.Location
The property is a very special place and well named. It sits in an elevated position just above the village of Port Navas, surrounded by its own woodland and mature shrubbery, looking down towards the village, the creek and out to the Helford River. It is rare find a property that is both in the village and yet totally private. In the evenings the only sounds to be heard are owls from the woodland behind and the stream flowing at the bottom of the drive.
The picturesque village of Port Navas is centred around a handful of stone cottages at the head of the creek, with the Yacht Club with bar and restaurant being the focal point and, together with the oyster house quay, the hub of the annual Port Navas Regatta. Port Navas Creek is a tributary of the Helford River, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt rivers in Cornwall, with its deep sheltered valleys, ancient oak forests and hidden creeks that cut inland along this sheltered part of the south Cornish coast. There are still many small quays on the river and a pedestrian ferry links Helford Passage on the north side of the river and the charming village of Helford on the south side. The safety and seclusion of the Helford River has much to do with its situation within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with large parts of the coast owned and protected by the National Trust. The river is home to many deep-water moorings, the Helford River Sailing Club, the thatched Shipwright Arms pub on the south side of the river and the Ferry Boat Inn on the north side. As well as having fine coastal walks and creek paths, the area also has a climate suitable for many subtropical plants such as those in the nearby gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah.
The nearby villages of Constantine and Mawnan Smith provide a good range of shops and amenities, as well as primary schools, whilst the harbour town of Falmouth with its yacht marinas, Maritime Museum and a wealth of cultural, gastronomic and entertainment facilities is close to hand.
Truro, the administrative centre of Cornwall, is just over 13 miles away and offers good schooling and a mainline rail link to London Paddington. Cornwall Airport has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.Description
The property has been in the same ownership for 80 years and has been much enjoyed as a holiday home by several generations of the same family. The charm of the 1930s is much in evidence throughout the property with original doors, fireplaces and wooden flooring. The current layout has two large double bedrooms, family bathroom, kitchen and sitting room with lovely creek views and log burning stove. The kitchen has space for cooker, fridge and dishwasher, a walk-in larder and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Off the kitchen is a rear porch, off which is the laundry cupboard.
The attic is accessed via a fixed step ladder and has been separated into two separate areas with windows in both end gables. The eastern elevation has particularly fine views down to Port Navas Creek and out to the Helford River.
There has been historic planning approval for a 4000 sq ft new build. Planning application PA14/06845 approved in January 2015 and now lapsed.
Exterior and Garaging
The extensive grounds include a large area of lawn to the rear of the property and a grass tennis court area, all bounded by either mature hedging, Cornish stone walls, a stream and woodland areas stocked with a variety trees and shrubs. There is also a large shed with power and water.
From the road is a steep drive that sweeps up the front of the house where there is parking for several cars with steps up to a terraced area in front of the property.
Main’s water and electricity
Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.
May be available via separate negotiation
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2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Square Footage: 2010 sq ftDirections
Constantine – 2 miles
Mawnan Smith – 3 miles
Falmouth – 7.5 miles
Helston – 8 miles
Truro – 13.5 miles
Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 29.5 miles
From Falmouth follow the signs to Constantine and Port Navas. As you come to the bottom of the hill into the village there is a left turning to Trewince Lane which you must ignore and drive on. The entrance to Tree Tops is 30m beyond Trewince Lane, on your left. There is a steep drive leading up to the parking area.
Local info for TR11