The location Lower Tregarne is a lovely hamlet, set in unspoilt Cornish countryside, less than a mile from the centre of sought after Mawnan Smith village.
It is designated part of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where nearby footpaths run down through unspoilt countryside to the shores of the Helford River and to the South West Coastal Path with access to further sandy beaches at Durgan, Swanpool and Falmouth. The Helford River, one of the most beautiful estuaries on Cornwall's south coast, provides glorious scenery, sheltered waters and moorings for boats with easy access to the open sea and Falmouth Bay.
Mawnan Smith is a much sought after village situated about 6 miles south of Falmouth and 15 miles from Truro. The village has good local facilities which include a primary school, 14th century church, The Red Lion pub as well as a restaurant, cafe and a Spar shop and a small mixture of individual shops, set around 'The Square', whilst "The Old Smithy", with resident blacksmith, shows local arts and crafts. It is a delightful village with an active community and residents of all ages.
Falmouth has an excellent and diverse selection of restaurants and an eclectic mixture of individual shops as well as national chains, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent. Nearby train stations (Falmouth Town and Penmere Halt) provide a convenient link to the mainline at Truro for Exeter and London, Paddington.
Falmouth boasts the third largest natural harbour in the world and is renowned for its maritime facilities which offer some of the best boating and sailing opportunities in the country. Falmouth is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK.
The property Gwarthegva Barn is beautifully positioned, tucked into the corner of this outstanding small collection of 3 converted barns all of which are so individual and exquisitely finished and whose origins date back to the 1600s.
The conversion was undertaken by well known and highly respected local craftsman Richard Winfrey with much evidence of his skill throughout the property.
The accommodation is very well proportioned and beautifully conceived with entrance into a recent, quality conservatory and old flagstone floored hallway with staircase to the first floor and doors to the sitting room and lovely kitchen/dining room. There are three bedrooms upstairs with vaulted beamed ceilings and the superb master room with en suite. The sitting room measures a healthy 23' x 14' plus, has a beamed ceiling, fine fireplace with 'Clearview' stove and access via French doors out onto the terrace and garden.
We love the sociable hand-built kitchen and dining room with partially exposed stonework, granite worktops, and three windows to the courtyard. From here, a doorway leads through to Cider Press Cottage the self-contained annexe whose accommodation could easily be incorporated into the main house, or used for income or a dependant relative perhaps.
It is obvious that Gwarthegva Barn has been thoughtfully designed where so much is bespoke, handmade and unconventional, in a very good way.
The approach from the unspoilt country lane leads onto a farm driveway which culminates at Gwarthegva Barn, where there is a double carport, large slate roofed garage and plenty of space to park. Beside the house is a lawned garden with generous terrace made of quality wooden effect composite and accessible via French doors from the sitting room. Cider Press Cottage has access to its own area of south facing terrace.
Rarely do homes like this become available with such a special blend of location and surroundings combined with quality and character - wholeheartedly recommended by the owner's sole agents.
Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)
Two wide granite steps, through twin double glazed doors into....
Conservatory 12' x 11' (3.66m x 3.35m) A superb double glazed room with vaulted double glazed roof and opening sky light. Deep opening windows with panelling beneath and some lovely views overlooking the garden to rolling countryside beyond. Ceramic tile floor. Exposed wall of granite, wide painted and double glazed door with fixed and glazed side panels into...
Hallway 11' 8" x 11' 2" (3.56m x 3.4m) A welcoming area with old slate flagstone floor and beamed ceiling. Turning oak staircase to first floor. Large coat/general cupboard and under stair cupboard. Radiator. Ceiling spotlights. Timber lintel and exposed granite quoin. Wooden hand made doors lead off to the kitchen/dining room and to the.....
Sitting room 23' 10" x 14' 8" (7.26m x 4.47m) reducing to 11' 3" (3.43m) to the face of the fine granite fireplace with slate hearth and inset 'Clearview' stove. Three double glazed windows (two Shuttered) face South East whilst South West facing French doors access the side terrace and garden. Spotlit beamed ceiling. Solid wooden floor. Exposed granite quoins and timber lintel. Useful base, panel door cupboards with wide wooden shelf atop, have been built-in to the recess one side of the fireplace. Two radiators.
Kitchen/dining room 22' 2" (6.76m) overall x 14' 2" (4.32m) with worktop peninsula forming a natural division between the kitchen and dining areas. A superb quality Richard Winfrey built and fitted kitchen in solid Maple with marquetry and solid granite worktops incorporating twin 'Franke' stainless steel sinks and a rivened granite draining board. Three windows face the front terrace, one shuttered and each with exposed lintels and granite work to one wall. 'neff' stainless steel oven and grill and electric halogen hob with tile splashback and extractor hood. Space for dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. Exposed wooden floorboards. Spotlit ceiling. Radiator. Double door utility cupboard. Integrated fridge. Lockable doorway through to the self-contained annexe (described later).
First floor Superb solid oak turning staircase, shelf and obscure window to rear, up to....
Landing A spacious area with a vaulted spotlit and beamed ceiling. Handmade wooden doors to three bedrooms, bathroom and airing cupboard housing the 'Worcester' oil-fired boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. Electronic boiler controls.
Bedroom one 20' x 15' 2" (6.1m x 4.62m) overall including the en suite.
A sizeable room with double glazed windows to two side and a beamed vaulted ceiling. Extensive built-in wardrobe/cupboard space. Window seat. Radiator.
En suite Window to front. White three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and metal panel bath with mixer shower. Ceramic tile floor and to part wall. Radiator. Chrome heated towel radiator. Double-door airing cupboard.
Bedroom two 16' x 15' 8" (4.88m x 4.78m) Beamed and vaulted ceiling. Double glazed windows to front and side. Radiator. Double door wardrobe/cupboard with radiator.
Bathroom Beamed ceiling. Access to loft. White three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin, metal panel bath with mixer shower. Tile floor and splashback. Chrome heated towel radiator. Extractor.
Bedroom three 11' x 6' 5" (3.35m x 1.96m) Double glazed window to front. Vaulted beamed ceiling. Radiator.
Cider press cottage (annexe) With its own entrance but interconnecting with the main accommodation.
Living/dining room/kitchen 21' x 12' 10" (6.4m x 3.91m) With vaulted beamed ceiling and velux window. 'Clearview' stove on a slate hearth. Solid wooden floor. This lovely room incorporates a.....
Fitted kitchen With roll top work surfaces and inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Electric hob. Space for washing machine and fridge. Radiator. A double glazed window and wide doorway access the terrace and with fine distant views to countryside. Door to shower room/WC, steps down and door to....
Bedroom 12' 7" x 12' 3" (3.84m x 3.73m) second measurement to face of extensive, built-in wardrobe and cupboard space with shelf above. Vaulted, beamed and spotlit ceiling and French double glazed doors leading out on to the terrace and garden. Solid oak floor. Radiator.
Shower room/WC Tiled to floor and walls. A white three piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and walk-in boiler fed shower. Extractor.
Outside Access off the approach lane, along a farm driveway to Gwarthegva Barn with parking in front of the garage and carport. The drive continues to the front door and provides further parking space.
Gwarthvega Barn is beautifully situated within this rural enclave of very special barn conversions, set in the corner of the development with lovely aspect South East and West, over its garden and to countryside beyond. There is a generous lawned garden with high natural hedge to one side with trees atop and with steps up to a large raised terrace of quality wooden effect composite, also accessed from the sitting room. In front of the conservatory and annexe are areas of terrace with stone chippings. Various shrubs and plants include rhododendron, mimosa and palm.
Carport 24' 6" x 16' (7.47m x 4.88m) with minimum 7' 3" (2.21m) height clearance, behind which is the.....
Garage 24' x 15' 3" (7.32m x 4.65m) Slate roof. Twin doors into carport. Wide double doors opening to the side into the lawned garden. Roof storage insulated.