A fantastic contemporary waterside residence of the highest standards, capturing magnificent uninterrupted panoramic deep water river and countryside views, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located in a tranquil and peaceful situation, yet within an easy walk to shops, restaurants, beaches, boatyards, sailing facilities and beautiful coastal walks.
Lower Ground Floor: Open Entrance Portico, “Wow factor” Lower Reception Hall (with a High Atrium Vaulted Ceiling and Contemporary Woodburner), Guest Bedroom Suite with Dressing Room and En Suite Shower Room, Integral Double Garage.
Upper Ground Floor: Upper Open Plan Hall, Dining Room, Roof Terrace, Bespoke Kitchen, Rear Entrance Porch, Lounge (with Pyramid Ceiling and Fireplace with Woodburner), Connecting Sun Room, Bedroom 3 with Stylish En Suite Shower Room, Inner Lobby, Master Bedroom with Luxury En Suite Shower Room, Study, Cloakroom with WC, Inner Hall, Utility Room, Laufen Family Bath/Shower Room serving Bedrooms 4 and 5.
Outside: Detached Games Room/Studio/Workshop, Sweeping Drive with Boat Storage and Ample Parking, Boiler Room, Front Gardens, Large South and West Facing Rear Sun Terrace and Landscaped Rear Gardens.
Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)
Freshwater Boatyard: 350 yards. St Mawes Village Centre: 600 yards walk. King Harry 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 daily 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.
This enchanting south facing harbour village 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 good wide range of amenities, which are open all year, including 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 three public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops.
St Mawes has long been one of the West Country's more desirable and exclusive destinations, with Olga Polizzi's Hotel Tresanton and the recently re-modelled Idle Rocks Hotel both luring the rich and famous. The village has superbly varied and accessible sailing waters and an active sailing club.
In a wider context, the Duchy of 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 (Padstow), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow and Rock). Rising stars on The Roseland include Olly Pierrepont at the Driftwood, Rosevine and Dorian Janmaat at the Idle Rocks, St Mawes.
Gwel Dowr comprises a luxury family-sized waterside residence of around 4112 square feet. The property commenced its life as a 1980’s bungalow, which over the years has been heavily expanded, re-configured and modernised into the luxury residence as seen today. This striking home is located 350 yards from the launching slip and boatyard for the keen sailor. Its overall design echoes that of prime coastal properties and has been architect designed to maximise its inspiring and captivating views.
The wonderful views are protected and breathtaking. They encompass the Percuil River and the delightful part-wooded National Trust countryside beyond, views that will be there in perpetuity.
Gwel Dowr boasts five bedrooms, three luxury en suite bath/shower rooms and a combination of reception zones, offering an array of formal and informal open plan and private living spaces. This amazing property is surrounded by good-sized landscaped gardens which provide both privacy and the all day sun into the evening. The property suits the buyer looking for a 'wow' factor, ‘turn key’ residence that encompasses the epitome of both formal and informal family living, suiting the family or retiring buyer, either as a permanent or second home.
Gwel Dowr (“River View” In Cornish)
Stunning Reception Hall
Upon entering from the slate paved Covered Portico though the wide oak entrance door, one will be in awe of the impressive Lower Reception Hall, with its slate flooring, featured contemporary woodburner to one side and floating staircase to the other. Then your eyes capture and rise up the oak-clad wall to the Upper Landing with a high vaulted atrium ceiling above, which has concealed ambient lighting inset. Dual aspect Mullion style double glazed windows add extra light to the Master Bedroom Suite as well as pour light into the property from the party wall of the Roof Terrace. To one side is access via a hidden oak clad door to the Integral Double Garage.
Guest Bedroom Suite
A mini lobby leads to a Guest Bedroom Suite, which has beautiful river and countryside views and comprises a Study Area, Dressing Room and En Suite Shower Room.
Open Plan Galleried Upper Hall
From the open plan and galleried Upper Hall, a large feature picture window, located above the entrance door is perfectly and purposely positioned to capture the stunning views which can be seen right through from the Sun Room, on the rear western elevation, and runs circa 52 feet in length through the Lounge, the Upper Hall and over the Lower Hall to the eastern elevation. Oak glazed doors lead to an Inner Lobby and open plan to the Lounge and Dining Room.
Dining Room, Roof Terrace And Bespoke Kitchen
The Dining Room has trifold doors leading onto the Roof Terrace, designed for privacy, shelter and a grandstand position to attract the river and countryside views. Open plan off the Dining Area is the bespoke fitted Kitchen, which attracts the views enjoyed from the Roof Terrace. Neff Appliances are in abundance and a central island, in a granite worktop and shaker style cabinets to match the rest of the hand built kitchen. A rear porch gives outside access to a side path to the rear gardens.
Lounge, Sun Room And Further Guest Bedroom Suite
The Lounge features a pyramid ceiling, which has concealed lighting, and a slate fireplace with contemporary woodburner inset. Trifold doors lead to the Sun Room, with a skylight atrium window. Patio doors open on the rear sun terrace and landscaped gardens. To one side is the third Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room.
Accessed from either the Lounge or Upper Hall, the slate floored Inner Lobby gives access to the Inner Hall, Cloakroom/WC, Study and Master Bedroom.
Master Bedroom Suite
This spacious room has a large Bay Window, matching the Lower Ground Guest Bedroom to attract the magnificent river and countryside views. An array of “Hammonds” built in wardrobes and furniture envelope the room and a door leads to the En Suite Shower Room with Laufen fittings.
The Bedroom Wing
From the Inner Hall, doors lead to a Utility Room, and a Family Bath and Shower Room. The spacious fourth Bedroom is triple aspect overlooking the attractive rear gardens and the fifth Bedroom has built in furniture and river views.
Detached Games Room/Studio/Workshop
Located in the corner of the gardens, with windows, trifold doors, and insulated walls. Power and Light connected.
A sweeping driveway meanders to the main parking forecourt. To one side is an area of wildlife flowers and lawn with a boat storage area at the bottom. The parking forecourt leads to the Entrance Portico and Double Garage. An extended driveway leads around the eastern side of the property where there is access to the self contained Boiler Room.
The rear gardens have been beautifully landscaped with a Jack and Jill dry stone wall with central steps leading to an area of lawn with shrub borders. A large west / south facing sun terrace is accessed via the fourth Bedroom or Sun Room.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Telephone (superfast broadband enabled). Television points. Oil fired central heating.
Nb: The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.
Energy Performance Certificate Rating: C (70).
Council Tax Band : G.
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