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Guide Price £360,000
4 Bed House - End Terrace - Penryn


  • Shop frontage, main home and detached cottage
  • Incredibly versatile accommodation
  • Excellent income potential
  • Grade II Listed
  • Driveway parking for 3 vehicles
  • No onward chain
  • Superb central location
  • A stone's throw from Penryn town


An exciting and extremely rare opportunity to acquire a versatile property within the historic market town of Penryn, comprising a characterful 3/4 bedroom main home with shop frontage to the ground floor and, to the rear, a detached 1 bedroom barn conversion with a separate and private front terrace, together with driveway parking for 3 vehicles. No onward chain.


Steeped in history with records dating back as early as 1625 to the property being a working farm, 69 West Street, is a charming Grade II Listed property which has been in our clients family ownership for some 45 years, lovingly restored and adapted over their tenure. The sale includes the main property with linked shop frontage (located on West Street) and, more notably, a detached former barn located to the rear, converted to a well appointed one bedroom detached dwelling, currently with tenant in situ.

The main property offers driveway parking, accessible from Shute Hill, and a front entrance located to the rear from the parking area. Upon entering the property, a small reception area opens into a spacious family sized kitchen/diner with many original features such as ceiling and wall beams, wood-burning stove, bespoke wooden kitchen units and small pane windows. An opening from the kitchen area leads into the living room/snug with internal hallway providing access to a WC, two double bedrooms and a turning staircase which rises to a useful loft area/occasional child s room.

To the ground floor, in clockwise order, there is a spacious double bedroom with open utility opposite and two particularly well appointed bath/shower rooms adjacent. Currently open to the ground floor hallway is the storage area linking the commercial shop floor to the main property. A broad shop floor/commercial space fronted with double bay windows allows any potential new owner to utilise this excellent opportunity for either retail space, an art gallery, coffee shop (subject to necessary consents) etc. The commercial space also has planning approval (until July 2021) to be converted back into residential accommodation, if required.


Accessed via a cobbled path to the rear of the driveway, 'The Cottage', is a one double bedroom detached dwelling, situated all on one level. Formerly a barn and converted in 2008, this attractive ancillary building has been constructed to an exacting standard throughout and comes with the added benefit of a tenant in situ, at a current rate of £625 per month. Alternatively, 'The Cottage' would be ideal for a dependent relative or family usage adding to the already sizable accommodation within the main property.

In all, such historic and versatile properties are now increasingly rare to be seen on the open market and, with the added benefit of a detached dwelling to the rear together with a commercial shop frontage, Laskowski & Company would highly recommend a virtual or internal viewing to appreciate the size, space and dynamic nature of this charming building.


Positioned mid-way along West Street and at the foot of Shute Hill, the property is within a convenient level walk (approximately a few minutes) from the heart of this booming university town, the subject of massive ongoing investment, following the continued expansion of the university campus at Tremough and varied residential and commercial developments.

Excellent amenities are literally within minutes of the property, including convenience stores, various shops, junior and secondary schools, public houses and highly regarded bus and rail services to the nearby port of Falmouth and cathedral city of Truro, approximately two and eight miles distant respectively.


(all dimensions being approximate)


Accessed via Shute Lane and to the rear of the main property, an open parking area with a small number of granite steps leads to a traditional timber door, opening into the:-


1.45m x 2.23m (4'9 x 7'3 )

Dual aspect via hardwood small pane windows with charming stained glass insert. Quarry tiled flooring, hanging light, traditional timber door with stained glass providing access to:-


3.90m x 6.09m (12'9 x 19'11 )

Floor plan

A particularly interesting room with delightful features including exposed beamed ceiling, Velux windows, wood-burning stove to the dining area, and central island with polished granite worksurface.


Floor plan

A bespoke fitted kitchen comprising composite worksurface with stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with drainer and cupboards both above and below counter level, multi colour tiled splashback, stripped pine shelving. Electrolux electric oven and grill with oak-effect cupboards above and below, together with open shelving adjacent. Central island unit with polished granite worksurface and breakfast bar feature below. Lamona four-ring electric hob. Telephone point. Laminate flooring.


Continuation of laminate flooring. Quadruple pane fixed window to the rear elevation with deep slate sill, wood-burning stove, Velux windows, beamed ceiling, internal wall with feature wooden beams.



Open to the kitchen with split level to the formal dining area, together with stairs leading down to the ground floor. Waist height storage cupboard with slatted shelving, light and consumer unit housing electrical trip switches. Stripped timber ceiling panelling, wooden frame Velux windows. Picture rail. Traditional internal door leading to:-


5.83m 3.53m (19'1 11'6 )

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Measurements increase to (16'6 ) 5.05m). Another charming room with oak flooring, central pillar and reclaimed church style wooden bench with pitched pine panelling over and display shelving above. Recess with useful cupboard space, large internal four-pane window opening into the first floor landing with deep sill. Electric fireplace with ornate tiling, quality hardwood surround and mantel, bespoke wooden panelled shelving surrounding fireplace. Part galleried from the stairs is a broad opening, providing access to a small area situated off the dining room/snug, suitable for office space with Velux window, telephone point and Danfoss wall mounted heating thermostat. Radiator, wall lights, inset down-lights. Panelled door to:-


Panelled doors leading to WC, bedroom one, bedroom two and open to a turning staircase leading to the loft area/occasional child's room. Feature waist height wood panelled walls. Oak-effect flooring.


1.04m x 1.59m (3'4 x 5'2 )

Low flush WC and inset wash hand basin. Tiling to floor and walls. Extractor fan.


2.48m x 4.04m (8'1 x 13'3 )

Floor plan

A double bedroom with sash window to the front elevation, providing an outlook over West Street. Double radiator, corner display shelving.


3.41m x 3.44m (11'2 x 11'3 )

Floor plan

A broad double room with sash window to the front elevation, together with secondary glazing. Double radiator, stripped timber flooring, panelled door providing hanging space over and slatted shelving under, adjacent bespoke built-in cupboards with slatted shelving.


Floor plan

Accessed via a turning staircase from the first floor hallway, a part galleried spacious area with exposed beamed ceiling and eaves storage to two sides, skylight.



Split level with step rising to a traditional door offering access to bedroom three, and open to the hallway, again with small step rising to the open utility area, panelled doors leading to the family bathroom and shower room, further steps rising to the commercial ground floor area. Radiator, inset down-lighters, tiled flooring. Large and open under-stair storage.


3.74m x 3.37m (12'3 x 11'0 )

Floor plan

Of irregular shape and with measurements taken from furthest points within the room. A sizeable double bedroom with recessed casement window to the side elevation, panelled door providing hanging space, double radiator, wall light.


1.34m x 2.63m (4'4 x 8'7 )

Floor plan

Open to the ground floor hallway with folding panelled door upon entry housing Worcester boiler and gas meter. Corner sink with wall mounted tap, space and plumbing for washing machine. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring, inset down-light.


2.95m x 2.06m (9'8 x 6'9 )

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A particularly well appointed bathroom with an array of white sanitary ware comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern, bidet, panelled bath with shower extension, custom-built vanity unit with roll-top laminate surface, inset circular sink and cupboards under. Tiling to floor and walls, radiator, extractor fan, inset down-lights, Dimplex heated towel rail.


2.60m x 2.08m (8'6 x 6'9 )

Floor plan

A nicely sized three-piece suite comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern, custom-built vanity unit with inset circular sink with mixer tap, corner shower cubicle with sliding door and Mira Sport electric shower. Part tiled walls and tiled flooring. Custom-built corner seat, radiator, extractor fan, inset down-lights.

A small number of steps rise to an open doorway providing access to the:-


1.90m x 3.04m (6'2 x 9'11 )

Measurements taken from furthest points within the room and of irregular shape. A section linking both the ground floor within the main property and commercial shop floor, currently undergoing refurbishment and particularly useful as a potential storage area, if required, and with the ability to be separated at the rear should a door be reinstated. Electrical consumer unit, inset down-light and wall light. Panelled door leading to:-


5.86m x 4.62m (19'2 x 15'1 )

Floor plan

Formerly used as tool store in the possession of our clients, a broad shop floor with central pillar, offering double bay window frontage overlooking West Street, with the addition of secondary glazing. With multi use potential, it should be noted residential permission has been granted to convert this area for domestic use, if required, with permission lapsing in June 2021. Panelled door opening to:-


Accessed via traditional timber door with granite threshold and strip lighting.



Floor plan

Accessed via Shute Hill, brick-paved driveway offering parking for three vehicles, bordered by granite retaining wall to the southern side and to the rear continuing onto the:-


To the rear of the brick-paved driveway, a granite cobbled path leads to a traditional timber door with part glazing providing access to the:-


3,.46m x 3.65m (9'10 ,.150'11 x 11'11 )

Floor plan

A nicely proportioned living space and double aspect via skylight to one side and broad casement window to the other, overlooking the private cobbled terrace of the cottage. Wood-burning stove with exposed flue and slate hearth, stripped wooden flooring, TV aerial point, telephone point. Head height cupboard providing storage space and housing electrical consumer unit. Inset down-lights. Open to the:-


2.16m x 2.40m (7'1 x 7'10 )

Floor plan

A bijou style kitchen, well appointed with fitted units below counter level, and speckled laminate roll-top worksurface with inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, Belling electric oven with Belling four-ring electric hob over and stainless steel extractor above. Space for free-standing fridge/freezer and further under counter space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiling to mid section, inset down-lights, fixed window to the side elevation and casement window to the front elevation. Tiled flooring.


Set in an T shape and located off the living room with panelled doors leading to the shower room and bedroom, together with opening providing access to an external door with part glazing and panelling to either side offering storage space and hot water cylinder. Continuation of stripped wooden flooring.


1.76m x 1.61m (5'9 x 5'3 )

Floor plan

A modern three-piece suite comprising low flush WC, open wood frame vanity unit with circular sink and mixer tap, courtesy glass shelving over with head height vanity unit, corner shower cubicle. Skylight, extractor fan, heated towel rail, tiling to wet areas and floor.


3.13m x 3.49m (10'3 x 11'5 )

A particularly spacious double bedroom situated to the rear of the cottage with skylight and recessed casement window to the side elevation offering outlook over the private garden terrace. Stripped wooden flooring.



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From the cottage frontage, a timber panelled fence with gate opens into the private cobbled terrace spanning the full width of the cottage, offering excellent sitting-out space, all well enclosed by timber panelled fencing, retaining a high degree of privacy.



Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage are connected to the main property, with gas fired central heating. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). The commercial shop floor benefits from a separate electric supply and shared water connection to the main property. Services to the cottage include mains water (shared with the main property), drainage and electricity.


The Cottage is Band B - Cornwall Council.


The commercial shop unit is rated £1,475.




Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase, with the added benefit of no onward chain. It should be noted the cottage is currently let with a tenant in situ, who has expressed a keen interest in continuing the agreement with any potential new owner.


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

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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.