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£575,000
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5 Bed House - Terraced - Florence Terrace, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Panoramic views
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Reputed period terrace
  • Close to beach, seafront and town centre
  • Low maintenance gardens
  • Detached garage

DESCRIPTION

Enjoying panoramic views towards Falmouth Bay from the first and second floors, a tall, elegant, Edwardian house, providing extensive and versatile 5 bedroom accommodation, retaining many original features, set behind sunny front gardens with detached garaging and secure courtyard to the rear. Located within a highly desirable stretch of Florence Terrace, one of Falmouth's most highly regarded and sought-after roads, close to Woodlane, this elegant town house is ideally positioned for the town centre, harbourside, seafront and beaches.

THE PROPERTY

This lovely Edwardian house has been our clients' family home for approximately twenty years, during which time various upgrades and improvements have been made, including replacement double glazing (many of which are sash-style windows), reappointment of the kitchen with attractive oak cupboards and granite worksurfaces, general decorative improvements, general maintenance and landscaping of garden areas for ease of maintenance. Consequently, Number 20 is a good example of one of these classic period houses, on sought-after Florence Terrace, set behind an attractive front garden with authentic covered entrance and offering generous and highly versatile five bedroom, two bath/shower room accommodation.

Leading from the front garden with attractively stocked beds providing privacy, an authentic covered entrance and porch with original tessellated tiling opens into an extremely deep reception hall with original turning staircase to the part galleried split level landing above and storage cupboards under. Panelled doors in moulded architraves access the main reception rooms, which have tall ceilings and fireplaces. The two main rooms are linked via broad double doors for entertaining days, and the living room to the front benefits from a walk-in bay window, and the dining room behind features additional double doors with exterior access to the courtyard garden. A tastefully refitted kitchen with integrated appliances leads directly on from the third reception/breakfast room via an opened-up broad entranceway a particularly sociable and appealing feature, which many other similar town houses lack. A secondary door from the kitchen accesses the courtyard garden. Accessed externally via the courtyard is a useful utility room with space for washing machine and tumble dryer.

The first floor is loosely divided into the main landing and rear landing. The main leading to bedrooms one, two and three, with superb bay views from all front windows, and the rear landing leads to a separate bathroom and shower room, tastefully appointed with appropriate style suites and to the rear, a generous fourth double bedroom. The top (second floor) bedroom is simply stunning, extremely well proportioned and enjoys panoramic views from the Carrick Roads and St Mawes Castle to the left, to a central view of Falmouth Bay and across to the entrance of the Helford River to the right.

In addition to the beautiful front garden, which catches morning sun, an attractive side/rear courtyard widens to a broad, low maintenance and sunny patio to the rear, particularly well enclosed by attractive stone walling, and rear pedestrian doorway to the detached garage.

THE LOCATION

Florence Terrace is widely recognised as one of the finest residential locations anywhere within the booming harbour town of Falmouth, by virtue of its classic architecture, leafy suburb atmosphere and proximity to the town centre, harbourside, seafront and beaches, all of which are within an approximate ten minute walk.

Junior and secondary schooling is also nearby, together with many sports clubs, water sports facilities and an exceptional range of cosmopolitan restaurants. The cathedral city of Truro, the county's retailing, commercial, administrative, health and educational centre, is approximately twelve miles distant and is easily accessed by both bus and rail services.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

From the front garden, granite steps lead up to an authentic covered entrance, with original front entrance door opening into the:-

ENTRANCE PORCH

A fantastically original introduction to the property, with tessellated tiled flooring and half height tiled walls. An inner timber door with obscure glazing and adjacent screens to the side and above, open into the:-

ENTRANCE HALL

Floor plan

A real feature of the property, with traditional timber staircase rising to the part galleried landing. Under-stair storage cupboard, additional walk-in cloaks cupboard, doors to both main reception rooms and a timber panelled door with stained and leaded glazing to the breakfast room. Radiator.

LIVING ROOM

4.14m x 4.24m (13'6 x 13'10 )

Floor plan

A lovely bright room, with walk-in bay window with tall replacement double glazed sash-style windows overlooking the front garden. Fireplace with timber surround, tiled hearth and timber mantel. Double doors with obscure glazing to the dining room. Two radiators. High skirting boards, tall ceiling.

DINING ROOM

3.88m x 5.19m (12'8 x 17'0 )

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Featuring broad part glazed doors to the rear courtyard and double doors from the sitting room (both latter additions), a particularly bright and flexible reception room, with fireplace, timber surround and timber mantel. High skirting boards, tall ceiling, radiator.

BREAKFAST ROOM

3.03m x 4.15m (9'11 x 13'7 )

Floor plan

Having been 'opened-up' to the kitchen, a particularly light and sociable room, with space for a large dining table and chairs, and additional furniture. Large timber framed window to the courtyard, and broad entranceway to the kitchen. Exposed timber flooring, radiator. Door to an additional under-stair cupboard.

KITCHEN

3.00m x 3.72m (9'10 x 12'2 )

Floor plan

Beautifully refitted with Cornish granite worksurfaces, oak-fronted cupboards and drawers at base and eye level, with integral fridge/freezer, dishwasher and broad Smeg six-ring gas cooker/hob with extractor hood over. Stainless steel sink with mixer tap and drainer, tiled splashbacks and tiled floor. uPVC double glazed windows to the side courtyard and garden, with uPVC double glazed windows to the side courtyard and garden, with uPVC double glazed rear door with tall glazing. Ceiling spotlights. Wall mounted gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water.

FIRST FLOOR

MAIN LANDING

Floor plan

Part galleried to the entrance hall below, with original turning staircase and high level window. Doors to bedrooms one, two and three, and door to the loft room staircase with door to a fitted cupboard under.

BEDROOM ONE

3.45m x 4.19m (11'3 x 13'8 )

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Measurements exclude the magnificent walk-in bay window with quite superb views of Falmouth Bay, as far as the entrance to the Helford River and Manacles in the distance. A glimpse of St Mawes Castle and the entrance to the Percuil River. Timber double glazed windows to the front elevation, fireplace and radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

3.71m x 3.76m (12'2 x 12'4 )

Floor plan

A spacious double bedroom, with tall timber sash window overlooking the courtyard garden. Fitted wardrobe, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

2.07m x 2.93m (6'9 x 9'7 )

Floor plan

A perfect study/office or single bedroom, enjoying the breathtaking bay views, with replacement double glazed sash-style window to the front elevation. Radiator.

REAR LANDING

A deep secondary landing, accessing the family bathroom, separate shower room and:-

BEDROOM FOUR

3.01m x 3.74m (9'10 x 12'3 )

Floor plan

Another bright and well proportioned room, with double glazed window overlooking the rear courtyard garden. Radiator, loft hatch access.

BATHROOM

2.05m x 2.63m (6'8 x 8'7 )

Floor plan

An appropriately styled authentic bathroom with original obscure screens from the rear landing. Tongue and groove timber panelled walls, enamel bath with authentic tiled surround, traditional wash hand basin, low flush WC and radiator. Obscure timber sash window to the side elevation.

SHOWER ROOM

2.28m x 2.29m (7'5 x 7'6 )

Measurements include the shower cubicle, with electric Mira shower unit and tiled walls. Low flush WC, corner pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and obscure timber sash window to the side elevation.

BEDROOM FIVE

5.80m x 4.88m (19'0 x 16'0 )

Floor plan

Certainly, the most impressive view from within the property, commanding breathtaking views of miles of open sea across Falmouth Bay to The Lizard peninsula and Manacles in the distance, across the deeper waters of the Carrick Roads to the entrance to St Mawes, St Mawes Castle and across to Pendennis Castle and Point. Measurements exclude the walk-in triple aspect bay window with uPVC double glazing. A door and staircase rises from the main landing, with secondary Velux window to the rear elevation. Two fitted storage cupboards within the eaves, radiator.

THE EXTERIOR

FRONT GARDEN

Floor plan

Featuring the original authentic brick-laid approach pathway, a particularly sunny sitting-out area, with beautifully kept lawn and well stocked flower beds to the side and front border, with mature shrubs and plants providing privacy.

REAR COURTYARD GARDEN

Floor plan

Double casement doors from the dining room or door from the kitchen, access a deep, extremely private courtyard which broadens to the rear with a brick-paved patio, raised flower beds with pebbles, and high level stone walling on either side. A further raised patio catches much sun during the day. Door to the:-

DETACHED GARAGE

2.98m x 5.11m (9'9 x 16'9 )

Featuring a pitched roof, with over-head storage, metal up-and-over door from the rear access lane, windows to the side and rear overlooking the courtyard garden. Power and lighting connected.

ATTACHED UTILITY STORE

With external access from the courtyard garden, a useful utility store with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

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

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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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