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4 Bed House - Detached - North Parade, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Detached waterfronting residence
  • Breathtaking harbour views
  • 'Quay' and ownership to high water mark
  • To be sold for the first time in over 40 years
  • 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Parking and attractively stocked gardens
  • Immense scope for redevelopment
  • Rarely for sale with immediate possession

DESCRIPTION

An extraordinarily rare opportunity to purchase one of just 4 detached properties in this extremely sought-after area of Falmouth, enjoying broad frontage to the harbour and over which breathtaking, unspoilt and ever-changing views are enjoyed to the picturesque village of Flushing and surrounding countryside. Constructed circa 1935 and to be sold for the first time in over 40 years, 'Kenwyn' is a substantial, individual, chalet-style house, providing extremely versatile 4 bedroom accommodation with 2 bathrooms, surprisingly private surrounding gardens, off-road parking, space for garaging (subject to consents), and steps to the beach with ownership extending to the mean high water mark.

THE PROPERTY

Constructed, we understand, circa 1935 for occupation by a Falmouth Docks manager, 'Kenwyn' has been in our client's ownership since 1975 and provides an extremely rare opportunity to purchase one of just four detached properties, directly fronting the harbour, in this accessible and highly sought-after area of the town.

Enjoying broad frontage to both North Parade as well as the harbour behind, the property stands within surprisingly private and extremely well stocked and level gardens which provide much sun, shelter, water-facing sitting-out terraces, as well as steps onto a gabion 'quay', with ownership extending to the mean high water mark below.

As well as from the gardens, all main rooms enjoy the beautiful, unspoilt and ever-changing views over the constant marine activity within the harbour to the Penryn River to the east, and picturesque village of Flushing to the west.

Currently comprising three-bedroomed ground floor accommodation, together with a first floor 'self-contained' flat with both internal and independent external access if required, 'Kenwyn' is ideal as either a family home or two-family/home with income, with immense scope for reconfiguration, updating and extension, subject to all necessary consents.

Therefore, we, the vendor's Sole Agent, unhesitatingly recommend interested prospective purchasers arrange an early viewing appointment.

THE LOCATION

'Kenwyn' is situated on the harbourside, just 350 yards from the 'landmark' Greenbank Hotel, and neighbouring Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. A similarly level walk along North Parade leads to Falmouth Marina, and just beyond the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club is Falmouth's 'Old High Street', which leads onto the town's superb selection of restaurants, bars, shops and leisure amenities. The town, over the last few years, having been voted by the readers of The Sunday Times as 'One of the best places to live anywhere in the UK'.

As one would expect, sailing and general boating facilities are exceptional. Not only is the marina and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club 'on the doorstep', moorings are available on application from the Trefusis Estate, with the sheltered waters of the harbour leading onto the Carrick Roads, tree-lined creeks of the River Fal, and breadth of Falmouth Bay which, combined, are recognised as perhaps the best day-sailing waters in the country.

The town is also renowned for its safe bathing beaches, clifftop walks, sub-tropical gardens and increasingly cosmopolitan atmosphere, perfectly complemented by Truro city's excellent commercial, health, administrative, legal and educational facilities, just twelve miles distant.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

RECESSED ENTRANCE PORCH

Courtesy light, part glazed panelled door with matching side screens opening into the:-

RECEPTION HALL

Radiator, archway leading into the inner hall, door to:-

BEDROOM ONE

5.19m x 4.26m (17'0 x 13'11 )

Floor plan

Second measurement into two broad recesses to either side of a former chimney breast, both with built-in wardrobes and bedside cabinets, with additional full width storage lockers over. A well proportioned double aspect room with broad window to the front elevation and deep walk-in bay window to the side, enjoying a picturesque outlook over the attractively stocked gardens to the harbour, outskirts of Flushing and surrounding countryside. Radiator. Built-in drawers and shelved cupboards. Telephone point.

DEEP INNER HALL

8.00m in length (26'2 in length)

Radiator, built-in linen cupboard. With the rooms in sequence:-

KITCHEN

6.63m x 3.20m (21'9 x 10'5 )

Overall measurements of an irregularly-shaped room with two windows to the front elevation with an extensive range of fitted wall and base units with round-edged worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Five-ring gas fired Baumatic hob, Xpelair filter canopy, inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Electrolux double oven/grill. Archway at mid-point, under-stair shelved storage recess, further fitted cupboards with louvre doors. Recess with plumbing for automatic dishwasher. Doorway to inner lobby providing access to the first floor accommodation.

BOILER ROOM

3.47m x 1.47m (11'4 x 4'9 )

Two arched windows to the front elevation. Gas, main and meter. Glow-worm wall mounted boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating with computerised control switch. Door to covered rear porch. Sliding door to the:-

UTILITY ROOM/WC

Low flush WC, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer.

LIVING ROOM

8.66m x 3.80m (28'4 x 12'5 )

Floor plan

A well proportioned, light, double aspect room with window to the gardens and two broad windows to the rear providing magnificent, unobstructed views across the harbour to the Penryn River, Bissom, Little Falmouth, Flushing and surrounding unspoilt countryside. Two radiators. Slate fireplace with raised hearth and inset glass-fronted log-burner.

BEDROOM TWO

3.20m x 3.80m (10'5 x 12'5 )

Floor plan

Window to the rear elevation, again, enjoying beautiful water, edge of village and countryside views. Radiator. Built-in wardrobes.

SEPARATE WC

Low flush WC, radiator.

SHOWER ROOM

Broad walk-in shower cubicle with Mira instant shower. Radiator. Part tiled walls, wash hand basin with mixer tap set in broad vanity unit. Extractor fan.

BEDROOM THREE

2.89m x 3.66m (9'5 x 12'0 )

Floor plan

A versatile room, currently used as a study. Window to the rear, again enjoying superb water views. Fitted full height wardrobes, radiator.

FIRST FLOOR

Converted by the present owner approximately thirty five years ago, benefiting from both internal and independent external access if required, ideal therefore for use as a granny or letting annexe as utilised by the owner over many years.

INNER LOBBY

Door to rear porch providing independent external access if required. Door to kitchen, turning staircase rising to the :-

OPEN-PLAN LIVING/KITCHEN AREA

10.09m x 6.17m (33'1 x 20'2 )

Floor plan

Measurements into the eaves areas of part restricted head height. The second measurement into the kitchen area which includes the stairwell, over which there is access to two deep storage cupboards, one with hot water cylinder.

KITCHEN AREA

Fitted with a range of base units, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cooker panel point and Velux window to the front elevation.

LOUNGE AREA

Double aspect with Velux window to the gardens and two large Velux windows providing magnificent water and countryside views. Two radiators. Large walk-in storage cupboard with fitted shelving and access to further eaves storage space.

BATHROOM/WC

3.12m x 2.28m (10'2 x 7'5 )

Velux window, radiator, three-piece suite including low flush WC, wash hand basin set in vanity unit, and panelled bath.

BEDROOM FOUR

3.75m x 3.33m (12'3 x 10'11 )

Part restricted head height, Velux window, radiator, access to additional storage recess with further eaves space beyond.

Prospective purchasers may wish to note all internal walls to the first floor are of stud partition work and, therefore, easily removed and reconfigured, subject to all necessary consents.

THE EXTERIOR

'Kenwyn' enjoys a broad frontage to North Parade, but occupies an extremely discreet position behind mature hedging and fencing.

PARKING

Floor plan

Double granite gateposts and tall timber gates open onto a car port for two vehicles with space for a garage or additional parking if required, subject to consents.

FRONT GARDEN

Floor plan

Slate pathway from the parking area continues the length of the property to the sheltered front entrance porch. Extremely well stocked border with mature plants and shrubs including pittosporum, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas etc.

MAIN GARDENS

Floor plan

Located to the eastern side of the property where there is a large slate sun terrace, area of level lawn, further well stocked shrubberies and pathway continuing to a former kitchen garden area, adjacent to which there is a log store, access to Second World War bomb shelter and:-

WORKSHOP

4.72m x 2.18m (15'6 x 7'2 )

Of block construction with light and power connected, fitted work bench and window overlooking the gardens to the water and countryside beyond.

REAR GARDEN

Floor plan

Extending the length of the property, shallow but well stocked with a further range of mature shrubs including azaleas, heathers, camellias and hydrangeas etc. Including a further large slate terrace, part shaded with over-hanging apple tree, providing another lovely vantage point to enjoy the magnificent and completely unobstructed harbour, river, countryside and village views.

HARBOUR FRONTAGE

The property's ownership extends, we understand, to the mean high water mark with, from the rear terrace, a gateway and steps leading down to, but not as far as, the high water mark. There is a gabion wall from which the present owner uses a ladder to access the foreshore below.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Gas fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX

Band G - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendor offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendor's Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

From the top of Falmouth High Street, proceed away from the town centre with the harbour on the right-hand side. Continue past the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Greenbank Hotel, and 'Kenwyn' will be found after a further 350 yards, being the third property on the right-hand side after the hotel.

For identification purposes only - not to scale.

Floor plan

These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Although every effort has been made to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the building, services, appliances and any fixtures and fittings. All measurements, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate and should not be relied upon for accuracy. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with a purchase of the property.

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