The location Budock Vean Lane is an exclusive private driveway of much sought after and individual homes, mostly set in large gardens and some with water frontage to Port Navas Creek. It is a lovely place to live and lies in a convenient, unspoilt and delightful setting where Mawnan Smith village is a few minutes drive away, providing excellent community spirit and good everyday facilities including local shops, primary school, restaurant and café and church and pub.
Falmouth's vibrant and thriving harbour town is close at hand with its comprehensive commercial and leisure facilities, whilst the cathedral city of Truro is the administrative centre of Cornwall and offers good private schooling and a mainline rail link to London Paddington.
Pobbles is situated just half a mile from Port Navas Creek and three quarters of a mile from the shores of the Helford River at Helford Passage, with its famous Ferry Boat Inn beside the beach . There are glorious walks to be enjoyed.
The Helford River is a very special place. Not only is it designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty but also a site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation where, uniquely, major environmental groups and organisations including the National Trust come together to protect, monitor and develop the river and its surrounds. The Helford estuary is home to many deep water moorings, Helford River Sailing Club, the thatched Shipwrights pub on the south side of the river and as mentioned the Ferry Boat Inn on the north side. This is an area particularly favoured by the sailing fraternity with excellent facilities not only at Port Navas creek but also in the Helford River and Falmouth Bay. There is a golf course on one's doorstep at Budock Vean and another at Falmouth together with breath-taking cliff-top walks and safe sandy beaches at Helford Passage, Durgan, Maenporth and Swanpool, Falmouth - all within easy driving distance.
Communications to Cornwall have vastly improved over recent years with the A30 dual carriageway just north of Truro giving fast access to the M5 motorway at Exeter. Ordinarily Newquay airport provides regular shuttle flights to London Gatwick, Stanstead and many other European destinations.
The property This fine detached bungalow was built in 1972 on a generous plot of 0.317 of an acre and has since only changed hands once. It is incredibly rare to find a bungalow with such comfortable proportion where living space is flexible and so very comfortable and considered. Good quality is evident throughout with fitments carefully chosen and a standard of presentation and stylishness rarely seen. There are four double bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, plus a study which could be a fifth. 'Living 'space is superb; from the generous entrance hallway to the 18' x 15' (5.49m x 4.57m) sitting room where sliding pocket doors slide seamlessly, hidden behind bespoke book shelving, to enclose the room or open into the wonderfully sociable kitchen/dining room. The kitchen is a treat; hand made by a local joiner and installed with Miele and neff appliances with solid wooden or honed granite worktops. The porcelain floored dining area comfortably accommodates a large table and chairs and leads out via two sets of wide opening solid oak framed doors onto the extensive sun facing timber decked terracing and garden.
A further large room adds flexibility for use as a separate dining room, another sitting room perhaps, or whatever to suit. Practicality abounds with a separate utility room and plenty of built-in storage and wardrobe space.
Quality and appeal extends 'outside' with Pobbles' superb double garage and tarmac drive to park a number of vehicles. The garden is beautifully stocked and so well orientated, providing great interest, privacy and seclusion.
This is undoubtedly an outstanding bungalow with a rare bend of valuable attributes, likely to please the most discerning of home hunting box tickers.
Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)
UPVC double glazed and panelled, wooden effect front door and side panes into.....
Entrance hallway 18' 10" x 7' 5" (5.74m x 2.26m)
A superb and welcoming entrance to this fine home with its Quick Step luxury vinyl tile flooring throughout, in replicated oak with coir matwell. Radiator. Ceiling spotlights. Power points. White panelled doors to sitting room and kitchen/dining room. Access to ……..
Inner hallway 23' 4" x 4' 5" (7.11m x 1.35m) Loft access. Painted white panelled doors to all four bedrooms, family bathroom, study/bedroom five, utility room and dining/sitting room. Radiator. Corniced ceilings.
Sitting room 18' 2" x 15' (5.54m x 4.57m) A continuation of the quality hall flooring. A fine dual aspect room with large UPVC double glazed windows to front and side. A stylish contemporary Contura stove with 180 degree vision and log store, on a large polished granite hearth. Discreet twin sliding obscure glazed pocket doors are concealed behind book shelving, allowing enclosure or opening through to...
Kitchen & dining room 25' x 10' 2" (7.62m x 3.1m) A sociable and light room with an island worktop forming a division between kitchen and dining areas. Porcelain tile floor throughout and south and west facing sets of doors outside onto the terrace accessed via quality oak framed wide French double and triple folding doors.
The kitchen was hand made by a clever local joiner in shaker style with contrasting soft closure, off white eggshell and grey units at base and eye level with honed granite worktops and inset white porcelain one and a half bowl sink and rivened drainer. Neff induction five zone hob, Miele extractor and Miele stainless steel oven and grill. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Second Miele combination microwave and conventional oven and grill. Refuse & recycling cupboard.
The wide peninsular work top is in solid oak with deep drawers and open shelves beneath. LED strip lighting. Granite and glass splashbacks. Brushed stainless steel and oak shelves. Spotlit ceiling. Two radiators.
Dining/sitting room or spacious work from home office 13' 9" x 11' (4.19m x 3.35m) A versatile room and indeed another good double bedroom if preferred, with continuation of the luxury vinyl tile oak floor. UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator. Deep built-in cupboard/storage space with hanging rail.
Bath/shower room Wall and floor tiled room with obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. White four piece suite comprising tongue and groove panel bath, button flush WC, wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle. Double door shelved airing cupboard with radiator. Wall mounted heater. Radiator. Extractor fan.
Utility room 10' 5" x 5' 8" (3.18m x 1.73m) Porcelain floor tiled and majority wall ceramic tiled. White flush fronted cupboards at base and eye level with utility cupboards. Space for washing machine and fridge/freezer. Work top with inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. UPVC double glazed door and window to rear. Radiator.
Bedroom one 13' 2" x 10' 10" (4.01m x 3.3m) First measurement to face of extensive mirror fronted sliding door wardrobe and cupboard space. Radiator. Spotlit ceiling. Quality plain carpeting. UPVC double glazed window to rear. Panel door to.....
En suite shower room Luxury vinyl tile oak floor. Three piece white suite comprising concealed cistern button flush WC, porcelain sink with mixer tap and walk-in white tiled, boiler fed shower cubicle. Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. Majority white ceramic wall tiling. Chrome heated towel radiator. Shaver point. Built-in drawer and cupboard space with matching top.
Bedroom two 14' 5" x 10' 2" (4.39m x 3.1m) Obscure UPVC double glazed window to front. Built-in wardrobe and cupboard space. Radiator. Ceiling spotlights. White panelled door to....
En suite shower room In white with luxury vinyl tile oak floor. Three piece white suite comprising button flush, concealed cistern WC, wash hand basin and walk-in tiled, oversized, boiler fed shower cubicle. Mirror with LED surround lighting and demist touch facility. Chrome heated towel radiator.
Bedroom three 15' 8" x 10' 10" (4.78m x 3.3m) UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator.
Bedroom four 12' 2" x 8' 6" (3.71m x 2.59m) UPVC double glazed window to side. Radiator.
Study/bedroom five 9' 10" x 6' 6" (3m x 1.98m) UPVC double glazed window to side. Luxury vinyl tile oak floor. Built-in furniture.
Outside Pobbles lies discretely within a gloriously established, interesting and richly stocked garden and plot, just under a third of an acre in size. Mature shrubs and good boundaries ensure privacy and seclusion whilst the bungalow's orientation is spot on to enjoy summer sunshine for much of the day. A wide vehicular entrance leads off Budock Vean Lane into a tarmacadam driveway to park a number of cars, three abreast, leading to the superb double garage. A pathway from the drive leads around and up easy splayed slate steps to the front door. From here a path continues through a wooden gate to a part paved and lawned South and West facing garden all so nicely sheltered and enclosed by shrubs and small trees including seral fine acers, a Turkey oak, pierus, pittosporum, azalea and mahonia to name a few.
Beside this area of garden is a timber terrace part sheltered and shaded by a vine cLad arbour with extensive wooden decking wrapping around the corner of Pobbles, facing East, South and West to gather sunshine for much of the day. This works brilliant with the two sets of wide opening doors, leading from the kitchen/dining room, to provide an easy flow inside to outside and a great area from where to relax, entertain and enjoy beside which is a fish pond with pump and uv filter.
The rear garden, with terrace and lawn, leads to the rear of the garage and around to a greenhouse.
Double garage 24' 2" x 16' (7.37m x 4.88m) With single electronically and remotely opened up and over door. Pitch roof storage and plenty of built-in cupboards. UPVC double glazed windows. Power and light. Workings for the solar photo voltaic system. Access to....
Boiler/store room 10' 4" x 4' 10" (3.15m x 1.47m) 'Worcester' oil fired boiler for radiator central heating and pressurised hot water supply. Porthole window to front. Door to rear garden.
Aluminium greenhouse 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m) On a concrete base and a …….
This area is again richly stocked with shrubs, plants and healthy climbers.
Oil tank, outside lighting and taps.
Agents note Pobbles owns the 4KW photo voltaic solar panels on its roof which over the last several years have provided a 'feed-in' income of around £800 a year in addition to what the bungalow consumes.