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Guide Price £1,500,000
6 Bed House - Detached - Sea View Road, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Fine Victorian home
  • Beautiful garden and sea views
  • 5/6 bedrooms
  • Elegant reception rooms
  • Glorious grounds of approximately 1 acre
  • Garaging and ample parking
  • Peace, privacy and seclusion
  • Early viewing recommended

DESCRIPTION

'Carmino' is one of the county s finest Victorian houses occupying a private, sheltered and hidden setting, amidst glorious gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre, just a few minutes walk from Falmouth s seafront, beaches, harbourside and town centre.

THE PROPERTY

Constructed in 1886 for Wilson Lloyd Fox, son of Alfred Fox of Glendurgan, Carmino offers that increasingly rare opportunity to live in a fine country house, with unspoilt views over its own grounds to the sea, with the convenience of living in a Cornish town regularly voted as one of the finest places to live anywhere in the United Kingdom.

'Carmino' is offered for sale for the first time in 30 years, and for just the fourth time since construction. The house provides gracious and extremely well proportioned 5/6-bedroomed accommodation, comprehensively modernised by the present owner to an exceptional standard, with much care and consideration to its original beauty. Some of the notable features include high ceilings with moulded cornices, casement windows with working shutters, tall skirtings, exposed timber floors, panelled doors and moulded architraves, original Butler s Pantry, and some rare Arts and Crafts fireplaces to the first floor.

Rewired, replumbed and with most bathroom fittings by Catchpole & Rye, the versatile, naturally light accommodation, provides 4 reception rooms, kitchen with Aga, and a separate utility room with Miele appliances. An elegant turning staircase leads to the part galleried first floor landing where there are 3 bedrooms, 1 with dressing room, a sumptuous main bathroom with brass bath, family shower room, and 2nd study. To the top floor, 3 further bedrooms and another bathroom, ideal for visiting friends and teenage children etc.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Set back from a quiet road, the mature woodland garden creates an unexpectedly private and sylvan setting with magnificent trees including Copper Beech, Monterey Pine, Gingko Biloba, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and Camellias.

There is a double timber garage (20 x 18 approximately.) and original brick-built garage (9 7 x 31 4 maximum approximately) with planning permission reference number PA16/06838 for improvement, and an intriguing 2-storey Apple Barn adjoining the house . The lower part of the gardens previously had planning permission for the construction of a separate dwelling, now lapsed.

FEATURES

Fine Victorian home Beautiful garden and sea views Glorious grounds of approximately 1 acre. One of Falmouth s most important houses Comprehensively and sympathetically updated Elegant reception rooms Magnificent bathrooms 5/6 bedrooms Garaging and ample parking Peace, privacy and seclusion To be sold for the first time in approximately 30 years Early viewing recommended

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES

Gyllyngvase Beach and Seafront - 2 minutes Town Centre and Harbourside - 10 minutes Cathedral City of Truro - 12 miles Exeter - 100 miles

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains Electricity, gas, water and drainage.

COUNCIL TAX

Band G - Cornwall Council.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Joint Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813 or Jackson-Stops & Staff s Truro office: 01872 261160.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Take the A39 from Truro to Falmouth and then follow the signs for The Beaches. At the roundabout with Falmouth Rugby Club on your right, continue to the next mini roundabout with Merchants Manor Hotel on the right. At this mini roundabout go straight across and take the first turning right into Sea View Road. Carmino is a little way along on the left hand side.

THE PROPERTY

Constructed in 1886 for Wilson Lloyd Fox, son of Alfred Fox of Glendurgan, Carmino offers that increasingly rare opportunity to live in a fine country house, with unspoilt views over its own grounds to the sea, with the convenience of living in a Cornish town regularly voted as one of the finest places to live anywhere in the United Kingdom.

'Carmino' is offered for sale for the first time in 30 years, and for just the fourth time since construction. The house provides gracious and extremely well proportioned 5/6-bedroomed accommodation, comprehensively modernised by the present owner to an exceptional standard, with much care and consideration to its original beauty. Some of the notable features include high ceilings with moulded cornices, casement windows with working shutters, tall skirtings, exposed timber floors, panelled doors and moulded architraves, original Butler s Pantry, and some rare Arts and Crafts fireplaces to the first floor.

Rewired, replumbed and with most bathroom fittings by Catchpole & Rye, the versatile, naturally light accommodation, provides 4 reception rooms, kitchen with Aga, and a separate utility room with Miele appliances. An elegant turning staircase leads to the part galleried first floor landing where there are 3 bedrooms, 1 with dressing room, a sumptuous main bathroom with brass bath, family shower room, and 2nd study. To the top floor, 3 further bedrooms and another bathroom, ideal for visiting friends and teenage children etc.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

Set back from a quiet road, the mature woodland garden creates an unexpectedly private and sylvan setting with magnificent trees including Copper Beech, Monterey Pine, Gingko Biloba, Rhododendrons, Magnolias, and Camellias.

There is a double timber garage (20 x 18 approximately.) and original brick-built garage (9 7 x 31 4 maximum approximately) with planning permission reference number PA16/06838 for improvement, and an intriguing 2-storey Apple Barn adjoining the house . The lower part of the gardens previously had planning permission for the construction of a separate dwelling, now lapsed.

FEATURES

Fine Victorian home Beautiful garden and sea views Glorious grounds of approximately 1 acre. One of Falmouth s most important houses Comprehensively and sympathetically updated Elegant reception rooms Magnificent bathrooms 5/6 bedrooms Garaging and ample parking Peace, privacy and seclusion To be sold for the first time in approximately 30 years Early viewing recommended

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES

Gyllyngvase Beach and Seafront - 2 minutes Town Centre and Harbourside - 10 minutes Cathedral City of Truro - 12 miles Exeter - 100 miles

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains Electricity, gas, water and drainage.

COUNCIL TAX

Band G - Cornwall Council.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Joint Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813 or Jackson-Stops & Staff s Truro office: 01872 261160.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Take the A39 from Truro to Falmouth and then follow the signs for The Beaches. At the roundabout with Falmouth Rugby Club on your right, continue to the next mini roundabout with Merchants Manor Hotel on the right. At this mini roundabout go straight across and take the first turning right into Sea View Road. Carmino is a little way along on the left hand side.

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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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