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4 bed detached house for sale in Polvarth Lane, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 - Zoopla


4 bed detached house for sale

Polvarth Lane, St. Mawes, Truro TR2

offers over £3,250,000

4 bed detached house for sale in Polvarth Lane, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 - Zoopla
An award winning and unique contemporary waterside home of nautical influence and lifestyle, with Panoramic views and direct water access to the Percuil River, in this exclusive Cornish coastal village .

The Accommodation Comprises:

Upper Level: Entrance Lobby, Hallway, Cloakroom WC, Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room, Balcony, Sun Terrace with Hot Tub, Snug/Study/Bedroom 5, Further Sun Terrace, Master Bedroom with en-suite Bath/Shower Room and Dressing Area, Bedrooms 2 and 3, Family Bathroom.

Lower Level (access via lift or stairs): Lower Hall, Bedroom 4/ Hobbies Room, Shower Room, Games / Sitting Room, Utility Room, Office, Wine Store.

Cars and Boats: Double Garage, Boatstore/Workshop

Outside: Parking Areas plus hardstanding for additional Parking/Boat/Trailer Storage.

Direct Water Access: Right of Access to a Tidal Slipway.

Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

St Mawes village centre about 0.6 miles, Summers Beach about 0.4 miles, Truro about 10 miles (via King Harry Ferry), Falmouth about 20 minutes (via passenger ferry). Cornwall Airport Newquay about 29 miles.

A Brief History

Dating from 1935 and originally the site of a boathouse belonging to the Bird’s Custard Family. The Boathouse has an interesting and varied history. In the 1980’s, the then sail loft was converted into a dwelling and occupied until 2004, when the current owners purchased the property.
In 2006/7, they engaged the award winning architect Ross Edwards to design and create a stunning and unique contemporary new build home, befitting of its spectacular location. As such, the original building was demolished and rebuilt to exacting standards, with later alterations and extensions being made in 2012 and 2013.


The property’s design is unmistakably one of nautical influence and lifestyle, with a substantial part of the ground floor being laid out as a boat store and workshop. Keen attention to detail has been taken into account, combining traditional materials with state of the art facilities, ensuring the building works either as a family home , or a manageable lock-up and leave.

An Air Source heat pump links to the under floor heating and photo-voltaic solar panels on the roof provide electricity, resulting in a relatively cost-neutral and energy efficient home. In addition, solar water panels provide hot water, backed up by an LPG gas tank on stand-by.

The Location

The picturesque south facing harbour village of St. Mawes, on the eastern side of the Fal Estuary has long been one of Cornwall’s most desirable and exclusive destinations, being recently awarded by Which consumers as “the top seaside resort in the UK”. Far enough away from the main communications and larger towns to have retained its charm, it also has a good road network to the village, 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 Ferry on the River Fal. St. Mawes is centred around its small stone harbour and has its own beaches, sailing club, castle, shops and a handful of good pubs and restaurants, including of course, Olga Polizzi’s Hotel Tresanton and The Idle Rocks. There is a regular passenger ferry from the harbour to the town of Falmouth across the Carrick Roads, and from Easter to October to Trelissick and Truro and to St Anthony’s Head and the picture-postcard Place House across the Percuil River. For those wanting to get away from the hum drum of city life and escape with family to the water for the weekend, but still have access to fine dining, then St. Mawes is quite understandably the first choice for many.

The Boathouse

Throughout the interior, American white oak has been used on all joinery, whilst on the exterior, a combination of lead, slate and sedum, with cedar clad elevations and aluminium powder coated windows ensure the property’s low-maintenance management.

The reverse-level living accommodation, which extends to over 5,100 sqft, including the garage and boat store, is presented in immaculate order and has been designed to take full advantage of the building’s spectacular panoramic views. Details of the room dimensions and layout can be seen from the floor plan contained within our brochure.


There are two decked terraces and a balcony accessed from the first floor which offer a variety of sheltered seating and entertaining areas from which enjoy the spectacular views . Directly in front of the property and with easy access from the boat store is a tidal slipway, over which The Boathouse enjoys a right of access. Next to the boat store is an area of hardstanding, suitable for boat storage, trailer storage and additional parking. Steps lead from the parking area to the decked terrace, running along the side of the building, within which there is a hot tub.


air source heat pump, providing under floor heating throughout. Solar photovoltaic panels providing electricity and solar. Geo thermal panels providing hot water. Back up lpg tank for hot water. Private drainage linked to mains sewage system. Mains water.

Tenure: Freehold

Approximate Internal Floor Area: 5135 Sq. Ft (477 Sq. M)

Energy Performance Certificate Rating: C

Council Tax Band: G

Postcode: Tr2 5Az

Fixtures And Fittings

Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. Are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

Viewing Arrangements.

Strictly by appointment only. A Virtual Viewing Tour Video will be emailed to potential buyers expressing an interest to view internally.

Important Notice

Savills & H Tiddy, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

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.
Waterside Living Open Plan Spectacular Views The Boathouse Over 5100 Sq Ft Hallway Bespoke Kitchen With Appliances Living Room Living Room Views Balcony Atrium Ceiling Sun Terrace Alfresco Dining KitchenDining HobbiesSnugMedia Room Morning And Evening Sun Terrace Master Bedroom Master Bed TerraceHot Tub Master Bed Ensuite Bedroom 3 Lower Hall Bedroom 4 Wine Cellar Games Room Boatstore Boatstore Garden At Dusk The Percuil River Sailing Enthusiasts Dream
H Tiddy

H Tiddy

The Square, St. Mawes, Truro, TR2 5AG
01326 567283

H Tiddy