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£450,000
4 Bed House - Detached - Dracaena Avenue, Falmouth

KEY FEATURES

  • Detached house
  • 4 double bedrooms
  • 2 living rooms
  • 2 bath/shower rooms
  • Off road parking
  • Self contained 'studio'
  • Front and rear gardens
  • Former guest house

DESCRIPTION

A particularly appealing, detached, pre-war house, occupying a prominent position on sought-after Dracaena Avenue, close to Kimberley Park, Falmouth town centre and an approximate 15 minute walk from the seafront and beaches, providing well proportioned and versatile 4 double bedroom, 2 reception room and 2 bath/shower room accommodation, with conservatory, extensive and partially converted loft area, gas fired central heating, uPVC double glazing, deep driveway parking, front and rear gardens, and lower ground floor basement flat with adjoining workshop.

THE PROPERTY

11 Dracaena Avenue is a substantial, detached and highly distinctive pre-war house, formerly trading as a guest house, occupying a prominent position on palm tree-lined Dracaena Avenue, most conveniently positioned for nearby Kimberley Park, Falmouth's town centre, seafront and beaches.

From the traditional bay-fronted facade with circular sheltered entrance porch, an internal porch with ceramic tiled flooring and deep, inset, small paned window, leads to a particularly well proportioned reception hall, staircase rising to the part galleried first floor landing and small paned casement doors to the living rooms.

The lounge is a particularly light and spacious bay-windowed room with stone fireplace and glass-fronted gas fired real-flame stove; a cloakroom/WC is positioned adjacent to a useful utility room (formerly a ground floor single bedroom), and the kitchen and dining room (currently as second sitting room), with double doors to the conservatory, which opens onto a raised timber deck to the rear of the property, ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining, etc.

The turning staircase leads to a large galleried first floor landing, off which there are four large bedrooms including a master bedroom with bay window to the front elevation, large walk-in wardrobe and private en-suite shower room. The family bath/shower room comprises a white suite with corner bath and separate walk-in shower cubicle. From the large landing, a loft hatch leads to extensive and partially converted loft areas which could, undoubtedly, be integrated into the main accommodation if required, subject to all necessary additional consents.

A gravelled forecourt and side driveway provide ample private off-road parking for a number of vehicles; the side driveway providing independent access to a self-contained lower ground floor flat which, we understand, was formerly used as owners' accommodation when the property was trading as a guest house. Subject to some degree of refurbishment, this ancillary accommodation would be ideal for use by a dependent relative etc and prospective purchasers may wish to note that a large adjacent workshop provides scope for extension to this lower ground floor accommodation, again if required, subject to all additional consents.

With well enclosed and level rear gardens, ideal for those with children and pets, 11 Dracaena Avenue is an ideal purchase for an extended family or those seeking a home with some additional income and we, the vendors' Sole Agents, therefore strongly recommend interested prospective purchasers arrange a viewing appointment to fully appreciate the extent and versatility of accommodation on offer.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

SHELTERED ENTRANCE PORCH

An intriguing introduction to the property with circular opening, slate paved threshold from the driveway and quarry tiled flooring. Replacement uPVC double glazed leaded and part stained front door with side screens opening into the:-

INTERNAL PORCH

Traditional deep, inset, small paned window to the side elevation, ceramic tiled floor, half glazed panel door to the:-

RECEPTION HALL

Further diamond-shaped traditional obscure glazed window to the side elevation, staircase with turned balustrade leading to the part galleried landing and with large under-stair cupboard below, previously providing internal access to the lower ground floor flat (see below). Telephone point, small paned casement doors to the living rooms, archway to inner lobby with doors to the:-

CLOAKROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a contemporary white suite comprising low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Radiator, replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation.

LOUNGE

4.86m x 4.50m (15'11 x 14'9 )

Floor plan

Second measurement into an imposing, broad, 3.20m(10'6 ) wide bay window with replacement uPVC double glazed windows with leaded and stained glass fan lights over, overlooking the front gardens and Dracaena Avenue beyond. Cut slate fireplace with raised hearth and glass-fronted gas fired real-flame stove. Timber display shelving, mantel, desk and TV shelving with cupboards under. Wall light points, dimmer switching, radiator.

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM

7.83m x 3.66m overall (25'8 x 12'0 overall)

A superb family sized living area, comprising distinct dining and kitchen areas, 'divided' by a broad square arch.

DINING ROOM

4.09m x 3.66m (13'5 x 12'0 )

Floor plan

A light, double aspect room with replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation and double uPVC double glazed casement doors opening into the conservatory. Tiled fireplace with inset real-flame gas fire. Coved ceiling, radiator, dimmer switching.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

3.83m x 3.50m (12'6 x 11'5 )

Floor plan

Second measurement reducing to 3.00m (9'10 ). Comprehensively reappointed with a full range of wall and base units with ample round-edged worksurfaces between with tiled splashbacks. Two glass-fronted display wall cabinets, end display shelving, inset four-ring gas hob with stainless steel illuminated extractor canopy over. Inset stainless steel one and a half bowl sink. Space for larder-style fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Built-in unit with two eye level ovens with cupboards over and under. Peninsula unit/breakfast bar, replacement uPVC double glazed window and half glazed door to the rear elevation, opening onto the broad rear decked balcony.

CONSERVATORY

3.55m x 2.38m (11'7 x 7'9 )

Floor plan

Poly-fluted roof. Double glazed windows to three sides and uPVC double glazed door onto the rear raised balcony.

UTILITY ROOM

3.65m x 1.54m (11'11 x 5'0 )

Replacement uPVC obscure double glazed window to the side elevation, built-in wall and base units with round-edged worksurface with space and plumbing below for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Small paned casement door from the kitchen and (now unused) sliding door to the adjacent cloakroom.

FIRST FLOOR

LARGE GALLERIED LANDING

Floor plan

Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, turning staircase with turned balustrade rising from the reception hall, built-in double linen cupboard with foam lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater. Radiator, panelled doors with brass-effect furnishings to the bedrooms and bathroom. The rooms in a clockwise rotation from the top of the staircase:-

BEDROOM ONE

2.76m x 3.43m (9'0 x 11'3 )

Replacement uPVC double glazed window with leaded and stained glass fan lights to the front elevation, pedestal wash hand basin with strip light/shaver socket over, radiator.

BEDROOM TWO (THE MASTER)

3.95m x 4.48m (12'11 x 14'8 )

Second measurement into a broad arched bay window to the front elevation, again fitted with replacement uPVC double glazing with matching leaded and stained fan lights. Radiator. Walk-in wardrobe - 3'3 (1.00m) x 7'10 (2.39m). Folding doors to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM

Fully ceramic tiled walls, white suite comprising low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and walk-in tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower. Radiator, extractor fan.

FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM

Floor plan

A modern white suite comprising corner bath with mixer tap with hand-held shower attachment, low flush WC, wash hand basin and separate walk-in tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen and Creda instant shower. Full ceramic tiled walls and flooring. Two replacement uPVC obscure double glazed windows to the side elevation, timber ceiling with inset down-lighters, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

3.80m x 3.50m (12'5 x 11'5 )

Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with an attractive outlook towards Kimberley Park. Picture rail, radiator, built-in cupboard, wash hand basin set in vanitory unit.

BEDROOM FOUR

4.45m x 3.66m (14'7 x 12'0 )

Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, wash hand basin set in vanitory unit, picture rail, radiator.

LOFT AREA

5.15m x 3.30m (16'10 x 10'9 )

Velux roof light to the rear elevation enjoying a lovely elevated view over Kimberley Park and the town. Access to additional loft storage areas.

THE EXTERIOR

LOWER GROUND FLOOR FLAT

4.29m x 4.27m (14'0 x 14'0 )

Second measurement deepening to 5.40m(17'9 ). Independent access from the rear elevation. Broad deep silled window to the side. Radiator, kitchenette with fitted wall and base units with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Gas meter and connection. Built-in storage cupboard with louvre doors, door to:-

SHOWER ROOM/WC

Containing a white suite with low flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen and Redring instant shower. Heated towel rail, extractor fan, strip light/shaver socket.

WORKSHOP

6.50m x 3.40m (21'3 x 11'1 )

The second measurement narrows to 2.34m(7'8 ). Light and power connected, Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, casement window to the side elevation, glazed screens and door to the rear gardens. Adjacent to the lower ground floor flat, providing great scope for extension of the flat accommodation if required, subject to all necessary consents. Opening into additional cellar/storage area, of limited head height.

FRONT PARKING AREA

The property benefits from a broad frontage to Dracaena Avenue with grass verge and dracaena palms. Gateposts open onto a broad tarmacadamed and gravelled forecourt which provides off-road parking for several vehicles. Slate threshold to the sheltered entrance porch.

SIDE DRIVEWAY

Providing sufficient space for additional off-road parking for two further vehicles and space for a car port or garage if required, subject to consents.

REAR GARDENS

Floor plan

Fully enclosed by timber fencing, ideal for those with children and pets, comprising level lawned areas with timber gateway to the side driveway.

DECKED BALCONY

3.35m x 4.86m (10'11 x 15'11 )

uPVC casement casement door from the conservatory and half glazed door from the kitchen, steps leading down to the rear gardens - an ideal outside entertaining area.

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 TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment through the vendors' Sole Agents - 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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