About this property

TENURE: Freehold

Pilchards is one of the prettiest and most recognisable cottages in St Mawes. With painted shutters, 12 paned horned sash windows and colourful pots on the front patio, this gem of a cottage is just picture perfect. The current owners have extensively updated and improved the cottage to create a light, spacious and airy feel, whilst retaining all the unique character of the Grade II listed property. Originally a three bedroom cottage, the current owners chose to create a large master suite and second double bedroom. The third bedroom could be re-instated with minimal work and cost, if desired. Beamed ceilings, panelled doors and exposed walls bring the rich history of the cottage to life, whilst modern comforts of new kitchens and bathrooms and upgraded heating ensure ultimate comfort throughout the year. Words fail to accurately conjure the impact of the stunning sea views and sounds of the sea on your doorstep and enjoyed from the sitting room, kitchen and bedrooms.


• An exceptional and beautifully renovated character cottage located in a prime waterfront position in one of the UK's most desirable coastal locations.

• The triple fronted Grade II Listed C17 fisherman's cottage is one of the most recognisable situated in the prettiest street in the elegant sailing resort of St Mawes.

• Overlooking Tavern Beach and south facing, the cottage enjoys outstanding and far reaching water views and is a short level walk from the quayside.

• Extensively improved to create a warm and inviting home, the spacious cottage has a wonderful sitting room with inglenook fireplace, classic kitchen diner, master bedroom with en suite, second double bedroom, contemporary shower room and utility.

• Pretty paved area to the front to sit and be swept away by the sea views and use of a raised garden to the rear.

• Currently a main residence, the cottage would also serve as a perfect holiday home with great letting potential, if desired.

Ground Floor The entrance hall has a slate paved floor, stairs to the first floor and doors to the kitchen and sitting room. The well equipped kitchen dinner is a classic blue shaker design with solid wood worktops, ceramic sink and integrated oven with hob over. Features include a recess which would have housed the old range, with exposed stone walls and timber lintel, window facing the sea and beamed ceiling. The large sitting room has two windows to the front flooding the room with light, exposed stonework, splayed open fireplace with stone surround and beamed ceiling. Rear recess with under stairs cloaks cupboard, door to shower room and open into the rear utility area. The contemporary shower room has a large shower, vanity wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and laundry space for a tumble dryer. The utility had a wide window overlooking the rear courtyard, door to the airing cupboard, door to the side passageway and is fitted with a range of blue shaker units with solid wood worktops and ceramic sink.

First Floor On the first floor, two bedrooms have been incorporated to create one large master bedroom which has a part canopied ceiling and two windows to front with stunning sea views. A Ranged of built in cupboards and wardrobes takes care of all your storage needs and a doors open to the en suite. The contemporary shower room has a large shower cubicle, vanity wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and velux window. The second bedroom has part exposed stove walls, window to the front with sea views and built in double wardrobe.

Outside The property is approached from Lower Castle Road with a paved patio to the front and there is side passageway, which is owned by the neighbouring Lavinia Cottage, with gives access to the rear door. The passageway also leads to the courtyard and a small garden area, also owned by Lavinia Cottage. Although the cottage has a right of use of the garden, the owners tend to prefer sitting at the front of the cottage to enjoy the southerly sea views.

Services The following services are available; mains electric, mains water and mains drainage, night storage heating, telephone connected and Broadband enabled.

St Mawes The elegant resort of St Mawes sits on the tip of the Roseland Peninsula on the south Cornish coast and boasts some of the finest day sailing waters in the country. An enduring yet rather exclusive holiday destination, recently described by The Telegraph as 'effortlessly classic and increasingly chic', the village has an active community, family friendly beaches, boutique hotels such as Olga Polizzi's legendary Tresanton and the stunningly refurbished Idle Rocks and St Mawes Hotel, sailing club, restaurants, galleries and shopping for daily needs.

The Roseland The Roseland Peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with dramatic coastline, National Trust land and pretty harbour villages. An enduring holiday destination, the Hidden Hut Beach Cafe at nearby Porthcurnick Beach, has been described as the 'hottest destination in the county, if not the country' and just beyond the beach at Rosevine is the Driftwood Hotel with its Michelin starred restaurant. The vibrant harbour town of Falmouth across the bay, reached from St Mawes by passenger ferry, was recently named by Sunday Times readers as the best place to live in the UK. The cathedral city of Truro, with a wide range of commercial facilities and direct rail link to London is 19 miles away and Newquay airport is less than an hour's drive.

Agent's Note Although the current owners have enjoyed the cottage as a main residence, we believe the cottage would make a dersirable holiday cottage. The property has been assessed for holiday lettings and the details are available from the vendor's agent.

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London Country Association Sales

  • 48 Elizabeth Street
  • London
  • SW1W 9PA
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