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6 bed detached house for sale

£2,950,000 Guide price

Polvarth Lane, St. Mawes, Truro TR2

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Property features

  • A Distinctive Detached Marine Residence.
  • Foreshore to Mean Low Water and mooring.
  • 6 Bedrooms, 4 Reception Rooms, 5 Bath / Shower Rooms
  • Detached Chalet comprising Studio, Bedroom, Shower Room and Decking.
  • Basement / Plant Room.
  • Triple Garage, Boat and Car Parking.
  • Surrounding Mature Gardens with Balconies and Terraces.
  • Magnificent Uninterrupted River, Creek and Countryside Views.
  • Walking Distance of Beaches, Shops, Restaurants etc.
  • Adaptable and Versatile Accommodation.

Property description

A distinctive detached Marine Residence, with foreshore and mooring, occupying private mature gardens, offering magnificent river and countryside views, conveniently located in this exclusive coastal village.

Location (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

Truro: 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth: 20 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Newquay Airport: 29 miles with flights to London Gatwick (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell: 15 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail. Plymouth: 58 miles. Exeter: 97 miles.


A distinctive detached Marine Residence, with foreshore and mooring, occupying private mature gardens, offering magnificent river and countryside views, conveniently located in this exclusive coastal village.

Accommodation In Brief:

Main House: Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Family / Dining Room, Lounge, Study, Kitchen, Utility, Cloakroom.
First Floor: Landing, Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom and Dressing Area, Bedrooms 2 and 3, Shower Room. Bathroom, Study / Bedroom 4.
Connecting Annexe (or extra accommodation to the main house): Reception Hall, Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 5 with En Suite Bathroom and Dressing Area, Bedroom 6, Shower Room.
Outside: Triple Garage, Basement / Store / Plant Room, Well Tended Mature Surrounding Gardens with Balconies and Sun Terrace, Boat / Parking Facilities.
Detached Chalet: Studio, Bedroom, Shower Room, Decking.
Foreshore (to Mean Low Water) and Mooring.

St Mawes

The exclusive waterside village of St Mawes on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary has long been one of Cornwall's most desirable destinations. The village has good access across the beautiful unspoilt countryside of the Roseland Peninsula and is also linked to the port of Falmouth and the cathedral city of Truro, via the King Harry Car Ferry across the River Fal.

St Mawes is centred around its small stone harbour and has its own beaches, sailing club, moorings, castle and a handful of good pubs and restaurants, including of course, Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton, which continues to lure the rich and famous and David Richards' recently stunningly refurbished Idle Rocks Hotel and St Mawes Hotel.

There is a regular passenger ferry from the harbour to the town of Falmouth across the estuary, and also in the summer to the picture postcard Place Manor across the Percuil River.

For those wanting either a permanent or a second home away from the humdrum of city life where they can entertain family and friends, enjoy easy access to the water, the countryside, and fine dining, then St Mawes is quite understandably the first choice.


In a wider context, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance offering a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the Tate Gallery and Truro Cathedral. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Falmouth and Padstow), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.


Available on the market for the first time since 1951, this waterside residence has been in the loving care of our clients and respective family as their permanent home.

Pendragon's location, in our opinion, is second to none. It offers the best of all worlds, from accessibility to the river, seclusion from its good sized mature gardens, breathtaking and tranquil water and countryside views, highly versatile and adaptable light and airy family sized accommodation yet within a relatively level walk past Summers Beach to shops, restaurants and wide range of central village amenities within this exclusive coastal village.

The property has been designed to capture the most of the wonderful views as well as cater for easily manageable accommodation for the retired couple as well as provide ample independent living and bedroom space for the large family.

This boating enthusiasts dream has ample boat as well as car parking and direct water access across the river footpath from the bottom of its gardens onto its mooring and own foreshore to mean low water.

Only by viewing internally can one fully appreciate the depth of well cared for and present accommodation, Pendragon's privacy and location capture the aura, peace and tranquillity provided by the beautiful setting and views.

Historical Note

Upon discussions with our clients, the original property was built in 1929 and was sold to our clients' parents in February 1951. The property as handed down to our clients in 2004. During 2002 to 2004, under planning application CI/FP131/0494/02, a major reconstruction to the main house as well as the additions of a 2 bedroom annexe was built by a local highly regarded and reputable building firm. The re-modelling and refurbishment included a new roof, heating system, bathrooms and internal alterations as seen today.

In 2012 to 2013, under planning permission PA12/05126 the old hut in the grounds was demolished and a new chalet was built as 'ancillary' accommodation to the main residence.

The Views

The uninterrupted views from the majority of the rooms in the property as well as its gardens, terraces and chalet are captivating and inspiring. Mere photography does not do them justice. These encompass a 180 degree expanse and the waters of the Percuil River including Pelyn and Porth creeks and the National Trust owned highly wooded St Anthony Headland, views of which should be there in perpetuity – a very significant attribute. The river is a hive of wildlife and marine activity most of the year, from children learning to sail on pico dinghies, sailors mooring up, kayakers and paddle boarders to a variety of birdlife. Dolphins and seals have also been spotted.

Pendragon (A Brief Tour)

Ground Floor

Enter the arched oak main entrance door from the parking area into a hall and onto the spacious family / dining room where one cannot help identifying the superb water views. Open plan is a well-equipped kitchen with utility area and cloakroom off. The main lounge has a wide expanse of windows and patio doors to capture the beautiful views, where an alternative focal point when the sun goes down is a featured minster fireplace with wood burner inset. A glazed door leads to a spacious study.

First Floor

On the first floor of the main residence is a galleried landing, from a dog leg mezzanine staircase. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing area. A separate shower room and bathroom serves three further bedrooms. Our client uses bedroom 4 as a study.

Connecting Accommodation

A connecting door from the main kitchen leads to an annexe, which has been sympathetically designed to provide extra accommodation to the main residence.

The reception hall has its own independent entrance door. The spacious living room has a part vaulted ceiling and large bay window connecting to a balcony to capture the lovely views. Open plan is a modern fitted kitchen. Guest bedroom 5 has a dressing area, en suite bathroom and a covered patio, which particularly attracts the morning sun. A separate shower room serves a double bedroom 6.

Garaging / Storage

Connected to the property is a triple garage and a useful basement / plant room is located under the living room and main balcony.

The Gardens

The surrounding gardens are private and bordered by hedge. Most shrubs, plants and hedges have been planted by the current owners and mainly comprise lawned areas dispersed by a variety of fauna; a vegetable plot, greenhouse and sun terraces that attract the sun from sunrise to sunset.

The Chalet

Built in 2013 to cater as ancillary accommodation for 4 persons, this comprises studio with trifold doors onto a decked area, a bedroom and a shower room / wc.

General Information


Mains drainage (via pump to main sewer), mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating (2455 litre tank) to radiators and pressurized hot water system. Three wood stores (behind garages). UPVC double glazing. Telephone (broadband connected). Television aerials.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating - D.

Council Tax

Band G (the annexe was band A but currently exempt Class T).

Important Notice

Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. An Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £396,281 Sales 152 Current average value £404,254 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £4,675 ▲ 1.17%

Property value data/graphs for TR2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £538,072 £349 3.6 £539,919
Semi-detached £279,467 £292 3.0 £258,839
Terraced £282,409 £353 2.7 £318,326
Flats £263,786 £343 1.9 £236,388

Current asking prices in TR2

Average: £550,652
Avg. current asking prices in TR2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £214,000
Flats £182,969
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All £194,904

Current asking rents in TR2

Average: £724 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TR2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - £724 pcm
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Flats - - - - -
All - - £724 pcm
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Fun facts for TR2

Highest value in TR2
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Upper Castle Road £1,646,736
Tredenham Road £1,427,450
Freshwater Lane £1,381,923
Pedn-Moran £1,274,208
Lower Castle Road £1,000,076
Highest turnover in TR2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
The Bowling Green 52.4%
Sea View Road 50.0%
Elerkey Close 46.7%
Roseland Parc 40.8%
Fore Street 38.1%

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Nearby transport

  • Falmouth Docks (2.3 miles)
  • Falmouth Town (2.8 miles)
  • Penmere (3.5 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (80.6 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (112.3 miles)
  • The Blaye Airport (128.1 miles)
  • Place Ferry Landing (0.4 miles)
  • St Mawes Ferry Landing (0.4 miles)
  • Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing (2.5 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Mawes School (0.5 miles)
  • Gerrans School (1.6 miles)
  • Flushing School (2.8 miles)
  • Callywith College (24.9 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (68.6 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (75.9 miles)
  • Falmouth School (4.0 miles)
  • Penryn College (4.9 miles)
  • Truro High School (7.2 miles)
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£11,213 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 295,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £10,618 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Gas £75 Electricity £87 Estimated energy cost £162/mo

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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24900 kWh/year
Electricity: 6800 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band H Council tax cost £337 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £37 Sewerage £59 Estimated water cost £96 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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