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Frenchman’s Creek property for sale in Cornwall

Dinyan is an unusual architect-designed property which sits right on Port Navas Creek just six miles from Falmouth in Cornwall. Built on the side of the creek in the style of a boathouse, the house makes the most of its situation with wraparound timber decks, balconies and an open plan sitting room which seems to hang out over the water.

The property has a large, modern open-plan living area and incorporates a fitted kitchen with Aga and a large reception room with a fuel burning stove. There are four bedrooms split between the first and ground floors, with a lower ground floor for storage and laundry.

A detached studio sits towards the western boundary of the land, also overlooking the creek with its own garden.

The wonderful terraced gardens and grounds descend to a long creek frontage with moorings on licence. The property also comes with woodland above the lane.  


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Dinyan occupies one of the best positions on Port Navas Creek while the village itself comprises a handful of stone cottages at the head of the creek besides its own village hall and yacht club, not to mention the renowned Duchy Oyster Farm.

Navas Creek itself is a tributary of the Helford river estuary immortalised by Daphne Du Maurier’s Frenchman’s Creek. The river is home to many deep water moorings, the sailing club and much of the surrounding countryside is National Trust-owned and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Falmouth is just six miles away and Truro 15 miles; Newquay Airport provides regular flights to London and many European destinations.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01872 243 200 or visit

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