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7 Bed Commercial - Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Imposing end terrace property
  • 7 bedrooms, 5 en-suite shower rooms
  • Currently trading as a guest house
  • Within minutes of Falmouth's picturesque seafront
  • Commanding elevated position
  • Parking for 4 vehicles
  • Exquisite period features
  • Accommodation over 3 floors

DESCRIPTION

* NOW WITH THE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT OF CONSENT TO BE USED AS A PRIVATE FAMILY HOME * Constructed in circa 1895 and located in an elevated position just moments from Falmouth's sublime seafront and beaches, five minutes from the town. An imposing and particularly well maintained Victorian residence, currently trading as a guest house, offering impressive 7 bedroom accommodation, 5 with en-suite facilities, spacious reception areas and allocated parking for 4 vehicles to the rear.

THE PROPERTY

Believed to date back to circa 1895, 'Telford Guest House' is thought to have gained its name after a young gentleman with his growing family inhabited the property in 1901 (according to the census) whilst working within the town as an engineer potentially idolising the renowned civil engineer, architect and stone mason 'Thomas Telford'.

Currently trading as a guest house within its own right, this imposing Victorian end terrace property offers impressive seven bedroom accommodation, with five en-suite shower rooms, situated over the first and second floors, the latter offering far-reaching town and coastal views from each bedroom respectively. Owners' accommodation is presently set within the second floor, and provides an en-suite shower room for added convenience.

To the ground floor, a broad entrance hallway opens into the initial breakfast room/potential living room, centrally, a cosy owners' sitting room with wood-burning stove, and a side conservatory adds superb space for relaxing and family occasions, whilst a beautifully modern fitted kitchen set to the rear complements the house eloquently with natural opening to the final room being a sizeable utility, in which, a small shower room/WC is located.

To the exterior, a landscaped frontage showcasing elegant and tall palms, together with further raised flower beds gives way to a side pathway. A well laid out rear garden with raised platform to the far side provides an ideal secluded and sheltered area in which one could enjoy the sun or entertain outdoors. Parking exists to the rear of the property with allocated space for four vehicles.

THE LOCATION

'Telford Guest 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)

From Melvill Road, two half height gateposts open to the front garden pathway with mature hedging to one side which, when followed, leads to the main entrance with granite threshold and arched traditional doorway. Opening to the:-

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE

Coir mat floor and half height panel feature to three sides, cupboard with louvre doors containing electrical consumer units and above mains fire alarm system. Broad glazed door providing access to:-

RECEPTION HALLWAY

Providing a broad and grand entrance to the property with many traditional features such as moulded decorative ceiling cornicing, dado rails and high ceiling. Stairwell leading to the first floor ahead, panelled doors leading to the breakfast room, living room and kitchen. Radiator, telephone point.

BREAKFAST/DINING ROOM

3.96m x 5.70m (12'11 x 18'8 )

Floor plan

A particularly bright, traditional and open room offering walk-in bay window feature with open outlook over the front garden. Traditional features include high skirtings, cornicing, picture rail and delightful ceiling rose. Two recesses to the side elevation with one containing wooden shelving. TV aerial point, radiator, wood-effect flooring.

LIVING ROOM

3.94m x 5.25m (12'11 x 17'2 )

Floor plan

Measurements taken from furthest points within the room and including bay window. A delightful space with wood-burning stove and slate hearth, walk-in bay window comprising uPVC double glazed units with outlook over the private and secluded side garden, central and feature panelled wall with recess including courtesy shelving and cupboard space. High skirting boards, picture rails, ceiling rose. TV aerial point. Open archway offering access to:-

CONSERVATORY

1.92m x 5.71m (6'3 x 18'8 )

Glazing to two sides, frosted ceiling panels, useful uPVC side entrance door offering access to the side/rear garden. Tall louvre doors opening to shallow storage cupboard with wooden slatted shelving, part coir mat flooring with majority wood-effect flooring.

KITCHEN

5.40m x 3.61m (17'8 x 11'10 )

Floor plan

Extra and complementary worktop space upon entry, providing useful drawer and cupboard space below. Featuring a delightful array of modern fitted units with oak worksurface, inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap together with central island unit. Appliances to include Hotpoint oven and grill, five-ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor over, space and plumbing for dish washer and free-standing space for fridge/freezer. Broad uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation offering outlook over the garden, wall mounted Vaillant combination boiler, spotlighting, high skirting boards, wood-effect flooring, panelled door leading to airing cupboard housing plentiful space for linen and water tank to the far side.

UTILITY

3.65m x 2.61m (11'11 x 8'6 )

Measurements taken from furthest points in the room. Excellent ancillary space to complement the kitchen, comprising space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer stack, further wall mounted unit space with inset stainless steel sink and mixer tap, space for full height fridge/freezer, double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations, quality hardwood door providing access onto the rear garden terrace and path. Tiled flooring, spotlights, radiator. Panelled door leading to:-

SHOWER ROOM/WC

2.1 x 0.75 (6'10 x 2'5 )

Comprising a low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and shower cubicle with Triton electric shower and folding screen. Full height tiling to shower cubicle and half height tiling to remaining walls, tiled flooring, extractor fan, obscure glazed uPVC window to the side elevation.

FIRST FLOOR

FRONT LANDING

A broad landing area, bright in nature, with ceiling height fixed glazed window to the rear and traditional dado railing. Part galleried to the stairwell with access to bedrooms one, two and three, the main shower room and turning staircase leading to the second floor accommodation.

BEDROOM ONE

1.87m x 2.79m (6'1 x 9'1 )

Currently utilised as a single bedroom for letting purposes, featuring tall uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation offering an outlook over nearby Melvill Road. Radiator, TV aerial point. Outline of existing doorway to bedroom two which, if required, could be reinstated once again to provide a dressing room for bedroom two.

BEDROOM TWO

4.13m x 5.67m (13'6 x 18'7 )

Offering exceptional space and the largest double room within the property, featuring walk-in bay window with outlook over the front garden and nearby Melvill Road, Cointra programmable electric heater, TV aerial point, radiator, traditional cast iron Victorian fireplace with painted surround and matching trim and mantel. Panelled door leading to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Floor plan

A modern white three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and shower cubicle with Triton electric shower and folding screen. Heated towel rail, extractor fan, fully tiled walls. Wood-effect flooring.

BEDROOM THREE

2.98m x 4.06m (9'9 x 13'3 )

Floor plan

Measurements taken into bay window. Again, a particularly bright and spacious room with the added benefit of an almost full height bay window comprising modern uPVC with outlook over nearby Melvill Road and side garden. Feature panelling to one wall, TV aerial point, radiator. Panelled door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

0.71m x 2.65m (2'3 x 8'8 )

A particularly useful en-suite shower room comprising a low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, shower cubicle with Triton electric shower and glass screen. Tiled walls, heated towel rail, extractor fan, inset down-lights, wood-effect flooring.

SHOWER ROOM

Currently utilised to service bedroom one, another three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, wall mounted pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with Triton electric shower and folding screen. Inset down-lights, extractor fan, heated towel rail, wood-effect flooring.

REAR LANDING

A long corridor to the rear providing access to bedrooms four and five, with traditional dado railing and wall light.

BEDROOM FOUR

3.55m x 2.64m (11'7 x 8'7 )

Floor plan

A particularly bright double bedroom with south westerly orientating, offering broad uPVC double glazed window within recess to the side elevation, traditional Victorian cast iron fireplace with painted surround and hardwood trim and mantel, radiator, TV aerial point, loft access. Panelled door leading to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

1.00m x 2.68m (3'3 x 8'9 )

Modern and well appointed with low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and shower cubicle featuring Triton electric shower and glass screen. Tiling to wet areas, extractor fan, obscure glazed uPVC window to the side elevation, heated towel rail, wood-effect flooring.

BEDROOM FIVE

2.69m x 3.43m (8'9 x 11'3 )

A well proportioned double bedroom situated to the far end of the rear landing, with a bright aspect via recessed uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation. Traditional Victorian cast iron fireplace with hardwood painted mantel and trim, louvre door set within corner recess offering hanging space for clothes etc, double radiator, TV aerial point, loft access. Panelled door leading to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

0.76m x 2.70m (2'5 x 8'10 )

A modern white three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, shower cubicle featuring Triton electric shower with folding screen. Tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel rail. Wood-effect flooring.

SECOND FLOOR

LANDING

Floor plan

Part galleried to the stairwell, offering access to and in clockwise order, a modern shower room, bedrooms six and seven, with bedroom seven currently utilised as owners' accommodation.

SHOWER ROOM

1.58m x 1.72m (5'2 x 5'7 )

Presently serving bedroom six, a modern white three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, wall mounted sink with Triton hot/cold wall mounted water dispenser, corner shower cubicle with Triton electric shower and sliding screen. Obscure glazed uPVC window to the rear elevation, heated towel rail, three quarter wall tiling with feature painted wooden panelling to one side, wood-effect flooring.

BEDROOM SIX

3.02m x 4.29m (9'10 x 14'0 )

An interesting double bedroom set within the eaves, providing feature double glazed arched window and oblique sea view, together with uPVC double glazed window to the far side with outlook over the nearby fields of Swanpool to one side and rooftops of central Falmouth to the other. TV aerial point, radiator.

BEDROOM SEVEN

4.86m x 3.53m (15'11 x 11'6 )

Floor plan

Measurements taken from furthest points within the room. A spacious, interesting and double aspect room with feature uPVC arched window to the front elevation with folding timber shutters providing glimpses of the Carrick Roads towards Flushing, the headland and Falmouth Docks. Two uPVC double glazed windows to the side elevation offering outlook over nearby Melvill Road to one side and to the other the rolling fields of Swanpool in the distance. TV aerial point. Radiator. Small opening adjacent to the bedroom entrance providing useful storage for clothes, shoes, etc. Panelled door leading to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

1.97m x 1.23m (6'5 x 4'0 )

Partially set within the roof space, featuring a low flush WC, shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower and folding screen, waist height courtesy shelving with oval wash hand basin and mixer tap, further shelving below. Heated towel rail, obscure glazed uPVC window to the side elevation, tiling to three walls. Wood-effect flooring.

THE EXTERIOR

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FRONT GARDEN

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A wide entrance accessed off the pavement, providing two distinct pathways, one leading to the front entrance and the other leading to the side/rear garden. Nicely landscaped and consisting of a broad and raised flower bed to the frontage, offering a delightful array of shrubs, plants and spectacular palms. Sharing an established natural border with the neighbouring property.

SIDE AND REAR GARDEN

Floor plan

A gravelled side path leads towards the rear of the property, including a noteworthy cabin/summerhouse set on a slightly raised foundation, providing light and power, which could be utilised as an external studio space or potential office space with some minor adjustments. To the rear, a raised terrace, bordered by timber fencing, provides a sheltered and secluded area to enjoy the southern and sunny aspect, with adjacent shed offering particularly useful dry storage. A timber garden gate to the rear opens to:-

PARKING AREA

Accessed via Gyllyngvase Road, situated along a tarmac lane, there are four open parking spaces which, if required, could be reclaimed as further garden space.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

RATEABLE VALUE

£6,900 - 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.

AGENT'S NOTE

It should be noted a planning application has recently been submitted by the owners to convert the property back to its original residential status from the current commercial status. Further information regarding this application can be provided upon request.

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Floor plan

There is no EPC available for this property.