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£725,000
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9 Bed House - Semi-detached - Melvill Road, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Substantial late Victorian property
  • Extensive 4-storey accommodation
  • Currently trading as a guest house
  • Additional 'self-contained' owners' accommodation
  • Views from the rear
  • Extensive off-road parking
  • 7 en-suite letting rooms
  • Just 350 yards from Gyllyngvase Beach

DESCRIPTION

Within just 350 yards of Gyllyngvase Beach and Falmouth's picturesque seafront, a substantial 4-storey house, understood to date from the late 19th Century, currently trading as a 7 bedroom guest house, together with 'self-contained' 2 bedroom owners' accommodation, benefiting from deep rear gardens which provide off-road parking for numerous vehicles, and views from the rear to the town, harbour and Carrick Roads, all set within this, one of Falmouth's most sought-after areas, just a few minutes' walk from schools, the town centre and harbourside.

THE PROPERTY

Currently trading as a guest house with seven en-suite bedrooms, 'Melvill House' is a broad and particularly elegant house, believed to be of late Victorian origin, providing well proportioned and maintained accommodation arranged over four storeys, including a lower ground floor 'self-contained' annexe, currently used as owners' accommodation.

A canopied entrance and deep reception hall, with elegant turning staircase and tall window to the rear at mid landing level, provides a light and welcoming reception area, off which there are two well proportioned reception rooms with tall ceilings, bay windows and panelled reveals, together with an L-shaped kitchen, inner lobby, boiler/cloakroom and rear lobby with external staircase to the rear gardens, parking area and owners' accommodation.

There is one letting bedroom on the ground floor, four to the first floor and two to the second floor, all of which feature en-suite facilities, and with the rooms to the rear enjoying an elevated outlook over the town to the harbour, Trefusis Point, Carrick Roads and shoreline of The Roseland peninsula beyond.

The owners' lower ground floor accommodation was, we understand, extended approximately thirty years ago and, benefiting from its own independent external access, is potentially suitable for those wishing to accommodate a dependent relative or seeking an additional source of letting income etc. Unusually, parking for at least seven vehicles is provided to the rear of the property, with additional space to the front if required, with the deep rear plot providing much scope to re-landscape to provide a larger garden if preferred.

The current owners operate the guest house on a restricted basis, but have still achieved an average gross turnover of (TBC) for the last three financial years, ending (TBC). In the normal manner, more detailed financial information can be made available to suitable prospective purchasers, following an initial viewing appointment.

THE LOCATION

'Melvill House' is situated on Melvill Road within easy walking distance of Fox Rose Hill Gardens and Falmouth town railway station, in addition to Gyllyngvase Beach, Gylly Beach Cafe, Queen Mary Gardens, and the picturesque walk along the seafront to Castle Beach and Pendennis Point in one direction, and Swanpool Beach and the South West Coast Path in the other.

Events Square, the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Water Sports Centre and the harbourside are just half a mile distant, beyond which the town centre provides a comprehensive range of shopping, commercial and leisure amenities including many restaurants, quayside bars and galleries etc. Regular bus and rail services provide easy access around and out of the town, with the university town of Penryn and campus at Tremough approximately three miles distant, with the cathedral city of Truro, the county's retail, commercial, administrative, health and educational centre, just twelve miles away.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

ENTRANCE

To the front of the property there is an attractive canopied entrance with broad granite steps, exterior courtesy lighting and part glazed entrance door. Cupboard housing electricity meters, coved ceiling, dado rail, pitch pine casement door opening into the:-

RECEPTION HALL

A light, attractive and welcoming reception area with elegant, broad, easy-rising staircase rising to the mid landing with tall window to the rear elevation. Tall, coved ceiling, dado rail, two radiators.

LOUNGE

3.56m x 3.97m (11'8 x 13'0 )

Floor plan

First measurement excludes two deep recesses to either side of an open fireplace with slate hearth, timber surround and over mantel. uPVC double glazed window with panelled reveals to the front elevation. Tall coved ceiling. Picture rail, radiator, TV aerial socket, wall light points.

DINING ROOM

4.53m x 4.24m (14'10 x 13'10 )

Floor plan

Second measurement excludes a broad walk-in uPVC double glazed bay window to the front elevation. Tall ceiling, picture rail and dado rail. Radiator, connecting door to:-

INNER LOBBY

Providing access into the kitchen and to the:-

BOILER/CLOAKROOM

Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, obscure uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, part tiled walls, low flush WC, corner wash hand basin.

KITCHEN

3.86m x 4.43m (12'7 x 14'6 )

Floor plan

Maximum measurements of an L-shaped room, comprehensively appointed with a range of fitted wall and base units with ample round-edge worksurfaces with complementary tiled splashbacks. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer, recess with plumbing for washing machine, extensive walled shelving. uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation. Second stainless steel sink with mixer tap and waste disposal unit. Door to:-

REAR LOBBY

Part glazed casement door providing access to the rear of the property with external staircase leading to the lower ground floor accommodation, rear gardens and parking. Under-stair storage area.

BEDROOM ONE

4.68m x 3.51m (15'4 x 11'6 )

Overall measurements including en-suite. Tall ceiling, picture rail, uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with panelled reveals. TV aerial socket, radiator, fitted wardrobe, wall light points, door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a white three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Part tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel rail/radiator, strip light/shaver socket.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Floor plan

The staircase, landing and stairwell being a particular feature of the property with, at mid landing, a tall sash window to the rear elevation enjoying an elevated outlook over the gardens and town with glimpses of the Carrick Roads beyond, wall light points. Dado rail, fitted double airing cupboard with hot water cylinder with immersion heater and slatted linen shelving.

BEDROOM TWO

4.69m x 3.54m (15'4 x 11'7 )

Floor plan

Overall measurements including en-suite. uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with glimpses of the harbour. Picture rail, built-in wardrobe, radiator, TV aerial socket, wall light points, door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

White three-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, strip light/shaver socket, extractor fan, towel rail/radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

4.76m x 3.94m (15'7 x 12'11 )

Floor plan

Overall measurements including en-suite. Two uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, picture rail, radiator, wall light points, TV aerial socket, built-in double wardrobe. Door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

White three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with hand-grips and mixer tap with shower attachment. Part tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel rail, strip light/shaver socket.

BEDROOM FOUR

4.46m x 3.94m (14'7 x 12'11 )

Overall measurements including en-suite but excluding a broad walk-in double glazed bay window to the front elevation. Picture rail, wall light points, TV aerial socket, radiator, door to:-

EN-SUITE BATHROOM

White three-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with hand-grips and mixer tap with shower attachment. Part tiled walls, strip light/shaver socket, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

BEDROOM FIVE

3.99m x 3.11m (13'1 x 10'2 )

Floor plan

Measurements exclude en-suite. uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with views to the Carrick Roads. Picture rail, wall light points, radiator, TV aerial socket, door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

White three-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and shower. Part tiled walls, strip light/shaver socket, heated towel rail, part obscure uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation.

SECOND FLOOR

PART GALLERIED LANDING

Again, mid landing with window to the rear elevation.

BEDROOM SIX

3.56m x 3.96m (11'8 x 12'11 )

Floor plan

Second measurement excludes en-suite and a broad walk-in dormer with uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying an elevated outlook over the town to the Carrick Roads and Roseland peninsula beyond. Part canopied ceiling, wall light points, radiator, TV aerial socket, access to eaves storage area, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled surround and strip light/shaver socket. Door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Low flush WC and walk-in shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, extractor fan.

BEDROOM SEVEN

5.50m x 2.18m (18'0 x 7'1 )

Overall measurements excluding en-suite. Velux window to the rear elevation, radiator, storage cupboard with louvre door, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and strip light/shaver socket, door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Low flush WC, walk-in shower cubicle, part tiled walls, extractor fan.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR

ENTRANCE

The lower ground floor benefits from its own independent external access, making this additional area ideal as owners accommodation or for letting as a 'self-contained' flat etc.

ENTRANCE LOBBY

Radiator.

BEDROOM ONE

3.86m x 3.16m (12'7 x 10'4 )

Floor plan

Double glazed window to the gardens, radiator, wall light points, access to over-head loft storage area.

KITCHEN AREA

2.55m x 1.99m (8'4 x 6'6 )

Window to the gardens, sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer. Base and wall units, space with plumbing for washing machine, extractor fan, radiator, peninsula unit.

LOUNGE AREA

4.35m x 3.53m (14'3 x 11'6 )

Floor plan

Radiator, TV aerial socket, wall light points.

STUDY

1.86m x 3.06m (6'1 x 10'0 )

uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, radiator, telephone point. This room having been used previously, we understand, as a third bedroom.

INNER LOBBY

Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

3.76m x 2.25m (12'4 x 7'4 )

Second measurement excludes deep door recess. uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, wall light points, radiator.

BATHROOM/WC

Comprising a white four-piece suite including a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC with concealed cistern, panelled bath and separate shower cubicle. Ceramic tiled walls, extractor fan.

THE EXTERIOR

Floor plan

FRONT

Floor plan

The property enjoys prominent frontage to Melvill Road close to the junction with Gyllyngvase Hill which leads directly to Gyllyngvase Beach and the seafront. Additional parking is provided to the front of the property if required with shrub borders and dracaena palms leading to the entrance.

DRIVEWAY

A gravelled driveway to the side of the property leads to an extensive and well enclosed parking area, sufficient for seven vehicles, with slate-capped walling and mature hedging. Immediately to the rear of the property there is an external staircase which provides access to the main accommodation, adjacent to which a patio and pathway leads to the lower ground floor flat.

GARDENS

There is a lawned area adjacent to the lower ground floor accommodation with timber store and adjacent shrub borders.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL

The Flat: Band A - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession can be provided following holiday booking commitments, possibly earlier, subject to negotiation.

VIEWING

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

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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