Detached house for sale in Castle Drive, St. Mawes, Truro TR2

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Detached house for sale - 7 bedrooms 7 7 4
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Property features

  • A Distinctive Coastal Residence.
  • Direct private access to its own sand and shingle beach.
  • Water frontage to mean low water.
  • Inspiring and exceptional uninterrupted panoramic water views.
  • Walking distance of shops, exclusive restaurants and sailing facilities.
  • On the market for the first time in 22 years.
  • Beautiful landscaped mature private gardens.
  • Versatile accommodation of around 5070 sq ft.
  • Indoor swimming pool with changing and shower rooms.
  • Exclusive village location.

Property description

View the video! (Click the video tour tab). A distinguished waterfront residence, idyllically set in around one acre of mature gardens, located in a prime grandstand position with magnificent panoramic water views and with direct access onto its own private beach and foreshore.


Situated in one of the United Kingdom's exclusive coastal locations, with the historic St Mawes Castle as a neighbour, Andennis, in our opinion, is one of the West Country's exceptional waterfront properties. This much loved home has its own private sand and shingle beach which is easily accessed via a few steps from its beautiful and mature surrounding gardens.

Facing south west, this imposing residence has the most captivating and interesting panoramic views that have to be seen first hand to fully appreciate, since mere photography does not do them justice.

Accommodation In Brief (Over 3 Floors)

Reception Lobby. Two Entrance Halls. Lounge. Kitchen / Dining Room. Study. Games Room. Utility Room. Master Bedroom Suite with Dressing Rooms and Bathroom. 6 further Bedrooms, 2 with En Suite Bath / Shower Rooms. 3 further Bath / Shower Rooms. Indoor Swimming Pool with Changing Room, Shower Room and Pump Room.

Detached 'Chalet'. Shower Room WC and Wash / Store Room. Undercroft. Detached Double Garage. Ample Parking Facilities and Sweeping Driveway to the Top / Ground Floor Level.

Circa One Acre of Mature Surrounding Gardens and Light Woodland. Foreshore Garden with Access (via steps) to a Private Beach with Foreshore to Mean Low Water.

Location Summary (Distances And Times Are Approximate)

St Mawes village centre : 0.6 mile. King Harry Car Ferry : 5 miles. Truro : 10 miles via car ferry. Falmouth : 20 minutes by passenger ferry or 15 miles by car ferry. Cornwall Airport (Newquay): 27 miles with daily flights to London Gatwick (70 minutes), and Manchester (80 minutes). St Austell ; 18 miles with London Paddington 4 hours by rail.

St Mawes: Amenities

This enchanting south facing harbour village of St Mawes 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 wide range of amenities, which are open all year, including a bank, 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 two public houses, and an excellent range of cafes, restaurants, art galleries, gift and ice cream shops.

The Exclusivity Of St Mawes

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 with a full programme of village regattas, club races and various national championships to cater for all ages. There is an all year round pedestrian ferry service to and from Falmouth and a seasonal ferry runs to Place, providing access to the scenic walks on the National Trust owned St Anthony Headland.


Recently, Cornwall has been enjoying a renaissance, especially post Brexit. It offers a range of accessible attractions such as the Eden Project, the National Maritime Museum, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, and the Tate Gallery. The Cathedral City of Truro is the main financial and commercial centre of Cornwall. It has a fine range of stores, private schools, college and the main hospital in the county (rch Treliske). Both Falmouth University and Cornwall Airport at Newquay are rapidly expanding. Fine dining Michelin star and celebrity chef restaurants are in abundance, including Rick Stein (Falmouth, Padstow and Porthleven), Jamie Oliver (Fifteen), Nathan Outlaw (Port Isaac), Paul Ainsworth (Padstow), and the Roseland's own Chris Eden at the Driftwood, Rosevine.


Internally, this commanding property has adaptable and versatile accommodation which flows to suit the large multiple family or the retired couple, where sections of the property can be simply closed off. The original property dates back to the 1930's. Over the years the property has grown now offering a choice of reception, bedroom, entertainment and recreational spaces. The last major renovation works were carried out in 2006 and a sea defence wall on the beach was built in 2014.

Privately nestled in landscaped surrounding low maintenance gardens, the property is just over an easy half a mile walk away along the waterfront to an excellent range of shops, restaurants, pubs and sailing facilities to cater for daily needs. Over the bay is Falmouth, a simple 20 minutes ferry ride away.

A very rare opportunity, set at a realistic guide price. Viewing is unhesitatingly recommended.

Andennis: The Views

From morning to the most magnificent sunsets, the far reaching and exceptional views from the property, sun terraces, gardens, beach and foreshore encompass St Mawes Castle and St Anthony Lighthouse, Falmouth Bay, The English Channel, The Lizard Peninsula including The Manacles, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth and Flushing, Trefusis Point, the mile wide waters of the Carrick Roads and to the west towards Mylor Harbour and Restronguet.

The views are a hive of activity all year round. From dolphins, seals, basking sharks, egrets and gannets to all types of marine craft, oyster catchers, super yachts and cruise liners.

Andennis: Private Recreation

The property has an excellent circa 27ft indoor swimming pool with changing room and shower room that have space for a sauna or steam room. The games room currently houses a table-tennis table and table football. There are various vantage points in the gardens to admire the vista, for reading and relaxation and there are many sun terraces for the sun worshipper as well as the beach. For the sailing and water-sports enthusiasts the private foreshore is a bonus. To the side of the beach are rocks ideal for rock pooling and offer a great vantage point for the keen fisherman to catch sea bass, pollack and mackerel.

Andennis: A Brief Tour

The Approach

The approach to Andennis is always spectacular with the Castle overlooking Falmouth Bay and then turning into the private Castle Drive which runs parallel with the Fal Estuary. From here is a sweeping driveway leading to a parking forecourt by the swimming pool and lower ground floor entrance. To one side, a drive leads on to a top level to provide easy level access onto the ground floor of the property.

Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Room

This principle and spacious room has amazing views as well as access onto sun terraces for outside entertainment or alfresco dining. Off this room is a study and utility room. A doorway leads to the main hall.

Ground Floor

From the main hall, oak doors lead to the formal lounge and a bedroom en suite. A further door leads to an inner hall where a bedroom, shower room and games room are located. A door way leads to the kitchen/Dining Room.

Lower Ground Floor

Stairs from the kitchen lead down to the lower ground floor's wide hall and reception lobby. To one side is a spacious guest bedroom with en suite bathroom. This room could easily function as a gym, fitness or snooker room. The indoor swimming pool has a shower room, spacious changing room and a pump room.

First Floor Master Bedroom Suite

From the main hall is a featured oak staircase to a high vaulted ceiling which leads up to the master bedroom suite. The bedroom area has a triple aspect as well as a Juliet balcony to a wide bay which captures the wonderful vista. The suite comprises 2 dressing rooms, a bathroom and shower room.

First Floor (Via Secondary Staircase)

Stairs from the inner hall lead to a first floor landing where doors access 3 bedrooms (all with wonderful views) and 2 bathrooms.

Sun Terraces / Patios

Various terraces are accessed from many of the rooms in the property. They offer the all day sun as well as, dependent on the wind direction, shelter. The views differ from each terrace, and are interlinked by steps at various levels to allow access to the gardens.


The 'chalet' is located off the 'top' drive and benefits from the beautiful views, currently its principle purpose is for storing boating regalia. To the side is a shower and wc room connecting a wash house / store. Beneath the lounge and it's patio is a charming pillared portico which leads to an undercroft. To the front are two parking bays as well as a detached double garage.

The Gardens (Circa 1 Acre)

To the front and side are landscaped mature gardens with dispersed and interlocking pathways, a children's haven for hide and seek! To the rear the gardens extend further into light woodland with various paths and mature shrubs.

The Foreshore

There is an area of foreshore garden, laid to lawn with a gate and easy private steps down onto the sand and shingle beach, with foreshore rights to mean low water. The cliff had a sea defence wall built in 2014.

General Information


Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Telephone (broadband enabled). Oil fired central heating.

Energy Performance Certificate Rating D.

Council Tax Band H (£3371 For 2017/18).

Important Notice

Every effort has been made with these details but accuracy is not guaranteed and they are not to form part of a contract. Representation or warranty is not given in relation to this property. An Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request. All negotiations must be with H Tiddy. Before proceeding to purchase, buyers should consider an independent check of all aspects of the property.

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Nearby transport

  • Falmouth Docks (1.4 miles)
  • Falmouth Town (1.8 miles)
  • Penmere (2.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (81.5 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (113.0 miles)
  • The Blaye Airport (129.0 miles)
  • St Mawes Ferry Landing (0.5 miles)
  • Place Ferry Landing (1.1 miles)
  • Falmouth Ntl Maritime Museum Ferry Landing (1.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Mawes School (0.5 miles)
  • Flushing School (1.9 miles)
  • King Charles Primary School (2.2 miles)
  • Falmouth School (3.0 miles)
  • Penryn College (4.0 miles)
  • Truro School (7.2 miles)
  • Truro High School (7.0 miles)
  • Pencalenick School (7.8 miles)
  • Oak Tree School (SEN) (8.2 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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