4 Bedroom Detached House for sale in Port Navas
Lovely characterful detached four-bedroom family home situated just a short walk to the creek in this popular and friendly village. Totally secluded and private, set amongst woodland yet full of sunshine. For those who like nature this is a wonderland of birdlife and a kaleidoscope of colour thanks the to mature and beautiful planting scheme, which can only be truly appreciated by viewing in person. AGENTS NOTE: The property sits in its own grounds of approx. half an acre yet there is a further wooded valley garden which is possibly as much as four acres. Words just cannot do justice to the location and gardens: we do have a ten minute walk/talk video of the property and grounds so please do call and we will send you the video.
- Detached four bedroom home
- Very characterful
- Amazing location and outlook
- Versatile accommodation
- Up to four acres of wooded valley garden
- Double garage
- Off-road parking for many vehicles
THE PROPERTY Other than the cheerful sounds of children paddling in the creek there are only sounds of wildlife at this gem of a property. Sitting at the top of its own long driveway and almost hidden amongst the trees Upalong has very pretty and colourful gardens all around and there is a further three acres of wooded garden available should the new owner want more. The house has four bedrooms and a long sitting/dining room which opens to a conservatory. Each window has a view to enjoy as each one looks across the gardens or treetops on the other side of the valley. We estimate that the property was built in the 1930's and thoughtfully extended in the 1990's. There is a huge terrace on top of the large double garage which is a rather nice place to entertain. There is a further 3 plus acres of wooded valley garden too! Please call and ask for the 'walk through' video tour. .
THE LOCATION Just a few hundred yards from the creek in this popular and friendly village. Together with Gillan Creek, Port Navas is the most seaward of the seven tributaries of the Helford River. This delightfully unspoilt village comprises a handful of stone cottages at the head of the creek, beside its own village hall and yacht club with pontoon berths and restaurant. A small number of individual homes, some dating back centuries to the more recent, nestle along the northern and southern shores of the river. Port Navas lies between the popular villages of Mawnan Smith and Constantine, a short drive away, each providing a good range of facilities including local shops, primary school, 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.
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 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 close by at Budock Vean and another at Falmouth besides, breath-taking cliff-top walks and safe sandy beaches at Maenporth, Durgan, Swanpool, Falmouth - all within easy driving distance.
Travel links 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. Newquay airport provides regular shuttle flights to London Gatwick, Stanstead, and many other European destinations.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
From the long driveway stone steps from the parking area lead to a large paved terrace which runs the length of the entire front of the property.
A UPVC double glazed front door leads into:
ENTRANCE PORCH Double glazed windows, glazed front door with matching side panel to….
RECEPTION HALL 11' 5" x 6' 6" (3.48m x 1.98m) Large, welcoming area with doors off to the kitchen, dining room and bedroom one.
DINING ROOM 13' x 9' 8" (3.96m x 2.95m) This room opens through to the sitting room and conservatory beyond and is flooded with natural light thanks to the window to the front overlooking the terrace and trees beyond. Lovely deep red coloured solid wood flooring. Archway to ….
SITTING ROOM 17' 3" x 11' 9" (5.26m x 3.58m) Continuation of the solid wood flooring and enjoying a sunny dual aspect with two UPVC double glazed windows overlooking the terrace and woodland, radiator, TV aerial point continued wooden display shelving, multipane door to the inner hallway and multipaned double opening doors to ….
CONSERVATORY 12' 8" x 8' 7" (3.86m x 2.62m) A lovely garden room enjoying a bright and colourful vista and has full access to the side garden through French doors.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 11" x 9' 2" (4.55m x 2.79m) Dual aspect with double glazed windows overlooking the gardens to the front and sealed unit double glazed window to the side. Well-appointed with a range of matching country pine eye and base units, roll top work surfaces and splashback tiling over, red Rangemaster gas range cooker with extractor over. Twin bowl stainless steel sink unit with twin tap set, plumbing and space for a dishwasher, space for breakfast table and chairs, radiator, vinyl flooring.
BEDROOM ONE 13' 5" x 12' 4" (4.09m x 3.76m) (size includes the en-suite).
A range of fitted bedroom furniture including twin double fitted wardrobe cupboards, bedside cabinets and over bed storage, two windows with a pretty outlook over the gardens at the side, telephone point, door to...
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising shower cubicle, electric shower over, chrome heated towel rail, hand wash basin incorporated in a vanity unit, mirrored bathroom cabinet, low level flush W/C, extractor fan, fully tiled walls, double glazed window facing the rear.
INNER HALLWAY Accessed via the sitting room. Storage cupboards, access to the first floor via turning staircase, door to rear utility, office and…….
BEDROOM TWO 11' x 9' (3.35m x 2.74m) plus door recess.
Currently set up as a music room. A nice dual aspect bedroom with windows overlooking the gardens to the side and rear, two radiators, solid wood flooring.
HOME OFFICE 9' x 6' 2" (2.74m x 1.88m) situated under the stairs that lead to the first floor. Window to the rear.
UTILITY ROOM 21' 9" x 3' 8" (6.63m x 1.12m) A long thin room but very useful for storage. Home to the oil-fired central heating boiler plus a sink unit. Space, drainage and electrics for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to REAR PORCH which in turn leads to the outside.
FAMILY BATHROOM 8' 5" x 5' 1" (2.57m x 1.55m) Nicely appointed with white suite comprising, panelled bath, chrome waterfall mixer taps, thermostatically controlled electric shower, fully tiled surround and glass screening, wall mounted hand wash basin, half tiled walls, dual flush low flush W/C, extractor fan, mirror bathroom cabinet, heated towel rail, window to rear.
TURNING STAIRCASE FROM HALL TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM THREE 17' 2" x 15' 7" (5.23m x 4.75m) A bright triple aspect room with each window a picture view. Restricted roof height in places but plenty of tall standing room space. Eaves storage cupboards, double radiator, TV aerial point.
BEDROOM FOUR 15' 10" x 8' 6" (4.83m x 2.59m) Enjoying a light dual aspect with double glazed windows and lovely views over the treetops on the other side of the valley. Telephone point, double radiator, fitted shelving, eaves storage cupboards.
SHOWER ROOM Fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, pedestal hand wash basin, low level flush W/C, three fully tiled and one half tiled wall, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan.
DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP 19' 6" x 17' 1" (5.94m x 5.21m) Two roller doors for vehicle access, lighting and power and with parking and turning in front.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS From the long driveway you are flanked by huge Gunnera which leads to a world of colour and beauty. Extremely private and peaceful.
There is also a wooded valley with some lovely specimen trees and full of wildlife.