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£325,000
SOLD
3 Bed Cottage - Church Square, Constantine, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Superb quiet position
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Immense charm
  • Historic dwelling
  • Beautiful gardens
  • 2 wood-burners
  • Replacement windows
  • Potential parking

DESCRIPTION

A real rarity - standing right in the heart of this highly popular village with excellent facilities, yet in a quiet tucked-away position away from village traffic, a charming double-fronted cottage with attractive stone elevations and highly appealing accommodation including full depth double aspect living areas, 3 bedrooms and beautiful front and rear gardens, with the possibility of off-road parking.

THE PROPERTY

Believed to be a former Armoury for the Militia and built circa 1820 in part, a superb period cottage with an abundance of original features including attractive stone elevations, impressive inglenook fireplaces, stripped timber doors, yet updated and improved with the installation of sash-style uPVC double glazing, two wood-burners and a refitted shower room.

Much care and attention has been taken to the garden areas, with well tended stone-edged flower beds and interconnecting gravelled pathways for ease of maintenance. A section of the garden, now fenced off to the lane on the side, formerly provided off-street parking for a car, and could be reinstated, if required. A timber shed and adjacent wood store stand in the rear corner.

A central entrance hall leads to a deep double-aspect living area on one side of the property and, on the other, an equally deep kitchen/diner a quite superb family room. A rear porch accesses a ground floor cloakroom/WC and door to the rear garden also. The first floor landing is light and spacious and leads to all three bedrooms, two doubles to the front with far-reaching views over countryside surrounding the village, a good sized third bedroom/study and superb refitted shower room adjacent.

THE LOCATION

Positioned off a quiet lane, literally right in the heart of the village of Constantine - one of Falmouth area's most sought-after villages, by virtue of its unspoilt surrounding countryside, proximity to the breathtakingly beautiful sailing waters of the nearby Helford River, and excellent day-to-day amenities, all of which are, literally, 'on the doorstep', including a church, sports/social club, public house, hairdressers, gift shop, community hall (The Tolman Centre) and two convenience stores, one with extensive off licence.

Beautiful walks from the village lead through unspoilt countryside to the northern creeks of the Helford River, including at Port Navas where there is an active sailing club, in addition to the Helford River Sailing Club at Helford Village. The market town of Helston is approximately six miles distant, the port of Falmouth approximately seven miles, and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's legal, administrative, retailing and commercial centre, is no more than a thirty minute drive away.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

From the sunny and beautifully stocked front garden, a central pathway leads up to a timber stable front entrance door with glazing over, opening into the:-

ENTRANCE HALL

A bright entrance hall with central staircase rising to the part galleried first floor landing. Traditional stripped timber panelled doors to the sitting room and kitchen/dining room.

SITTING ROOM

2.98m x 5.74m (9'9 x 18'9 )

Floor plan

A hugely characterful double aspect living room, spanning the full depth of the property, with replacement uPVC sash-style double glazed windows to the front and rear of the property - exposed stone reveals to the front. Featuring a quite magnificent inglenook fireplace with huge granite mantel, stone surround and a particularly broad and high recess housing the wood-burner with hot water back boiler, standing on a broad slate hearth. Exposed timber beams and electric/timed panel heaters.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

3.28m x 5.69m (10'9 x 18'8 )

Floor plan

First measurement increases to 14'1 (4.31m) within the kitchen area. A superb, double aspect room, spanning the full depth of the property, loosely divided into dining and kitchen areas, as follows:-

DINING AREA

Floor plan

Stripped timber door from the entrance hall, fitted solid fuel burner with timber surround and timber mantel. uPVC double glazed sash window to the front of the cottage, exposed timber beams and exposed stone reveals. Slate tiled floor continuing into the:-

KITCHEN AREA

Floor plan

Range of timber-fronted cupboards and drawers with round-edged worksurfaces, built-in dishwasher, inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with contemporary mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine, four-ring electric hob, electric double oven with grill. Space for full height fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Fitted under-stair cupboard with folding timber door. uPVC double glazed sash-style window overlooking the rear garden. Timed electric panel heater. Timber panel door and step to the:-

REAR PORCH

Providing access to the rear garden via a traditional stable door with uPVC double glazed window to the side. Stripped timber door to the:-

CLOAKROOM/WC

Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, small obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear of the property, tiled floor and extractor fan.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Floor plan

Part galleried to the entrance hall, a bright and spacious area with small pane uPVC double glazed sash-style window to the rear of the cottage. Timber panelled doors to all three bedrooms and the shower room. Loft ceiling hatch access.

BEDROOM ONE

3.84m x 3.10m (12'7 x 10'2 )

Floor plan

A bright and well proportioned double bedroom with uPVC double glazed sash-style window to the front of the cottage with an elevated outlook over miles of unspoilt countryside to the south. Exposed stone window reveals. Electric panel heater, wash hand basin.

BEDROOM TWO

2.98m x 3.68m (9'9 x 12'0 )

Floor plan

First measurement increases by 45cm within a useful recess for free-standing furniture. Exposed stone window reveals surrounding the uPVC double glazed sash-style window.

BEDROOM THREE

2.61m x 2.58m (8'6 x 8'5 )

A good sized study or single bedroom, with uPVC double glazed sash-style window to the rear of the cottage and exposed stone window reveals.

SHOWER ROOM/WC

1.96m x 2.22m (6'5 x 7'3 )

Floor plan

Beautifully refitted with a modern, broad shower cubicle with screen, Mira Escape electric shower unit and tiled walls, contemporary low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Airing cupboard with attractive panelled doors. Heated towel rail, tiled floor. Obscure sash-style uPVC double glazed window to the rear of the property.

THE EXTERIOR

FRONT GARDEN

Providing a beautiful approach to the front entrance, with a timber gate from the quiet lane. Timber fencing on the front and side boundaries. Beautifully stocked and low maintenance flower beds with granite-edged borders and various flowering shrubs and plants - this area is particularly sunny in the morning.

REAR GARDEN

Floor plan

A particular feature of the property, extremely well enclosed by attractive stone walled borders. Various gravelled walkways interspersed with granite-edged flower beds, pergolas and a level patio area for sitting-out. Beautiful flowering plants and shrubs include camellias, himalayan musk rose climbers and rhododendrons etc. Timber store with attached wood store. A bi-folding timber gate to the side access lane could provide off-road vehicular parking with some adjustment - something which other client formerly utilised. A timber gate on the opposite side boundary provides an emergency exit for the neighbouring property.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band C - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

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

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

If travelling by car: from the centre of the village, passing the Spar shop on the left-hand side, take the next left into Vicarage Terrace and the first left-hand turning into Bowling Green Road. Passing the church grounds on the left-hand side, take the first left-hand turning into Church Square and 'Armoury Cottage' will be found after a short distance on the left-hand side. If travelling by foot: from the centre of the village, walk down the small lane to the side of the Spar shop, bear around to the left and 'Armoury Cottage' will be located after a short distance on the right-hand side.

There are no floor plans available for this property.

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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