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Guide Price £450,000
3 Bed Bungalow - Detached - Swanpool, Falmouth


  • Detached individual bungalow
  • To be sold for the first time since construction
  • Delightful, tranquil, traffic-free location
  • Close to Swanpool Lake, beach and coastline
  • Versatile 3 bedroom accommodation
  • Vast potential for re-modelling and further improv
  • Garage and ample parking
  • Exceptionally large garden


For sale for the first time in approximately 60 years: a detached individual bungalow providing well proportioned and highly intriguing 3-bedroomed accommodation, with immense scope for re-modelling and further development, occupying a delightful, tranquil, traffic-free location, close to Swanpool Lake and within just a few minutes' walk of the beach and Cornish coastline, and with the benefit of exceptionally large gardens approaching half an acre or thereabouts.


In the ownership of our client's family since construction, and to be sold for the first time in approximately sixty years, 'Gwelantyr' is a detached individual bungalow, occupying a delightful, tranquil, 'hidden' setting, close to Swanpool Lake, around which a picturesque circular walk leads to the beach and South West Coast Path.

Approached via a private lane which continues to just one other property, 'Gwelantyr' benefits from an unusually large rear garden, with formal, former kitchen garden and orchard areas, the total plot size approaching half an acre or thereabouts.

Ample parking is provided in addition to an attached garage, with the accommodation retaining original features, such as hardwood ceilings and herringbone flooring, to the rooms which briefly comprise: large reception hall/study, lounge with cut slate fireplace, kitchen/diner, conservatory/sun room, inner hall, three bedrooms, bathroom/WC, inner lobby cloakroom/WC and utility room with interconnecting door to the attached garage as well as to a partially converted loft area over.

Some prospective purchasers will simply wish to update the existing accommodation, which does benefit from oil fired central heating and partial replacement uPVC double glazing, others will have seen the substantial re-development of other similar properties in the area, following the unprecedented demand for properties in the seafront and Swanpool areas of Falmouth, particularly following the town's recent accolade 'as the best place to live anywhere in the UK' (Sunday Times 2017 and 2018).

An early viewing is therefore unhesitatingly recommended.


(All dimensions being approximate)


4.38m x 3.18m (14'4 x 10'5 )

Floor plan

An extremely versatile reception area with reeded glass casement door with matching side screen opening from the front gardens and parking area. Hardwood ceiling, radiator, range of fitted base units and book shelving making this an ideal study area. Three windows to the front elevation, full height cloaks cupboard with storage lockers over, door to internal lobby and double casement doors opening into the:-


4.75m x 3.28m (15'7 x 10'9 )

Floor plan

Hardwood ceiling, herringbone woodblock flooring, patio doors to the front gardens, wall in cut slate with inset Rayburn-style fireplace. Broad opening into the:-


4.75m x 3.04m (15'7 x 9'11 )

Floor plan

Woodblock flooring continuing from the lounge, dining area with hardwood ceiling, broad breakfast bar/peninsula unit. Range of fitted base units with inset sink unit with mixer tap. Cooker recess with panel point. Full height built-in airing cupboard with foam lagged copper cylinder, immersion heater and slatted linen shelving. Full height pantry cupboard. Recess with Grant oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating with further storage locker over. Radiator, telephone point, extractor fan, casement door to the internal lobby, broad window and sliding patio door opening into the:-


4.40m x 2.76m (14'5 x 9'0 )

Floor plan

A versatile supplementary living space, half glazed to three elevations, providing a lovely outlook over the deep, extremely well stocked and private rear gardens. Exposed timber flooring, door to the rear elevation.


Herringbone woodblock flooring continuing from the living rooms. Hardwood ceiling and two panelled walls. High level cupboard housing electrical meter and trip switching. Radiator, glazed casement doors to the bedrooms.


5.10m x 3.98m (16'8 x 13'0 )

Floor plan

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation overlooking the gardens. Range of hardwood fitted wardrobes with dresser unit between with concealed lighting and storage lockers over. TV aerial socket, telephone point, wall light points, large lobby.


3.02m x 3.24m (9'10 x 10'7 )

Floor plan

Woodblock flooring, broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, wall light points, further range of full height fitted wardrobes with storage lockers over and dresser unit to one side.


3.02m x 3.28m (9'10 x 10'9 )

Floor plan

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboards under. Wall light point.


Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with mixer tap and Mira instant shower over. Part tiled and timber panelled walls. Replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation. Extractor fan, towel rail/radiator, electric convector heater, access to over-head loft storage area.


Doors from the reception hall and to the kitchen/diner. Fitted full height storage cupboards, glazed casement door to the rear gardens.


Low flush WC, fitted shelving.


2.52m x 3.26m (8'3 x 10'8 )

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, fitted wall and base units. Ceramic butler-style sink with mixer tap. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Courtesy door to the garage, access to:-


Floor plan

An extremely useful ancillary area, with 5'10 (1.80m) head height at the apex. Window to the side elevation, retractable aluminium ladder, part panelled walls and ceiling, light and power connected.


3.05m x 5.70m (10'0 x 18'8 )

Metal up-and-over door, light and power connected.


'Gwelantyr' is located at the end of a long private lane, beyond which there is just one further property.


Floor plan

The property is set back from the quiet approach lane with front gardens which comprise a large area of level lawn, well enclosed by mature shrub borders containing many interesting shrubs and trees, including fuchsias in variety. A gravelled driveway provides off-road parking for several vehicles, in addition to the attached garage, and across the front of the property there is a gravelled and slate terrace with recessed entrance door to the accommodation. Pathways continue to either side of the property to the:-


Floor plan

A particular feature of the property, being many times deeper than expected. Immediately to the rear of the house there is a part covered patio with lean-to store, coal bunker and doors to the accommodation. Exterior water tap.

Floor plan

The first area of rear garden is laid to lawn with bisecting pathway, summerhouse and further mature trees and shrubs including bamboo, conifers, holly and apple trees and fuchsias etc. The next area of garden comprises the former kitchen garden area, adjacent to the which there is a useful block-built store/potting shed with concreted locking tiled roof and lean-to stores. An oak tree with further belt of bamboos then leads to the furthermost area - the orchard - with numerous apple trees.

Floor plan

Throughout, these unusually large and exceptionally private gardens are well enclosed to all sides by timber fencing and mature hedging, making this an environment ideal for those with children and pets, as well as for the keen gardener.

The total plot size approaching half an acre or thereabouts.



Our clients understand the top section of private driveway leading to Gwelantyr (along with three other properties), is in the ownership of Gwelantyr.


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


Band E - Cornwall Council.




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


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


From Falmouth's seafront, proceed away from Gyllyngvase Beach and along an up Spernen Wyn Road. Carry straight over the crossroads on the brow of the hill, descending Swanpool Hill, at the foot of which turn right right onto Silverdale Road, immediately before the lake. After a short distance, turn left following the lane around the lake and then turn first right. After a short distance bear left and continue up a lane, to the left of the property known as 'Questover'. After a short distance there will be a private drive sign and 'Gwelantyr' is the penultimate property at the top of this driveway on the right-hand side.

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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