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4 Bed House - Detached - Melvill Road, Falmouth


  • Distinctive individual house
  • Close to Gyllyngvase Beach
  • Deep, private, well stocked gardens
  • Characterful, quality accommodation
  • 4/5 bedrooms
  • Fabulous kitchen/diner
  • Garage and ample parking
  • Early viewing recommended


An intriguing detached pre-war house, constructed we understand circa 1927, providing well proportioned and extremely versatile 4/5-bedroomed accommodation, attractively appointed throughout, set within unusually deep, beautifully stocked and surprisingly private gardens, moments from Gyllyngvase Beach, and within easy walking distance of Falmouth Town railway station, harbourside and town centre.


Constructed, we understand, circa 1927, 56 Melvill Road is a distinctive individual house, colonial in style, set back from Melvill Road on the junction with Foxes Lane, within gated front gardens with magnolia tree and tall colourful camellias, and much larger gardens than expected to the rear, which are sunny, well enclosed, highly private and feature further mature specimen trees and flowering shrubs, and a large split level entertaining terrace with double doors from the accommodation.

Benefiting from uPVC double glazing and modern gas fired central heating, the well proportioned and versatile accommodation includes an entrance porch with tessellated tiled flooring, reception lobby, inner hall with elegant turning staircase, lounge with broad bay window, glass-fronted log-burner and 3.00m high ceiling (a feature throughout the ground floor), adaptable study, large L-shaped dining room or downstairs bedroom, magnificent split level family sized kitchen, living and dining room and, to the first floor, one bedroom with an en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms, a useful laundry/utility room, and family bath and shower room with contemporary four-piece suite.

Many authentic traditional features remain including moulded ceiling cornices, picture rails, tall skirtings, stripped pine panelled doors, moulded architraves and exposed timber flooring. An internal courtesy door leads to an integral garage with electronic door, with the gated front gardens providing secure off-road parking for three/four further vehicles.

A fabulous family home, in one of Falmouth's most sought-after locations and we, the vendors' Sole Agents, strongly recommend an early viewing appointment due to the continuously high demand for properties in such close proximity to the seafront.


A short walk along Melvill Road leads to sub-tropical Fox Rosehill Gardens, a walk through which leads to Woodlane, Falmouth University and the town beyond. Foxes Lane provides direct, easy and relatively traffic-free access to Falmouth Town railway station, a short distance beyond is Events Square, the National Maritime Museum, harbourside and town centre shops, restaurants and quayside bars. Nearby Gyllyngvase Hill leads directly to Gylly Beach Cafe, Gyllyngvase Beach and across the seafront to Castle Beach in one direction, and Swanpool, via the South West Coast Path, in the other. Doctors surgeries, regular bus services, hotel leisure amenities, sports clubs and junior schooling are also, all, within easy reach, with Trescobeas Secondary School, the hospital and health centre within an approximate twenty minute walk away.


(All dimensions being approximate)


Tessellated tiled flooring, arched window to the side elevation, replacement uPVC double glazed doors with fan light over, broad panelled door to the:-


9'10 (3.00m) high ceiling, tall high level replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, tall skirting boards, moulded ceiling cornice, picture rail, telephone point, opening into the:-


Broad easy-rising staircase with turned balustrade and hardwood newel post and handrail, rising to the part galleried first floor landing. Tall ceiling, moulded cornice, picture rail, tall skirtings, stripped pine panelled doors with moulded architraves to the reception rooms. Courtesy door to the garage, access to large under-stair storage cupboard with electrical meters and trip switching.


4.27m x 4.66m (14'0 x 15'3 )

Floor plan

Second measurement into a broad bay window with replacement uPVC double glazing providing much natural light, being south-facing, and an attractive outlook over the front gardens. Exposed timber flooring throughout, 9'10 (3.00m) ceiling height with moulded ceiling cornice and picture rail. Tall skirtings, open fireplace with fluted surround and inset glass-fronted log-burner. Full height display cabinet to one side. Two radiators. Telephone point, TV aerial socket.


2.73m x 2.73m (8'11 x 8'11 )

An adaptable room previously, we understand, a treatment room with wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Exposed timber flooring, moulded ceiling cornice, tall replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, radiator.


4.51m x 4.80m (14'9 x 15'8 )

Floor plan

Second measurement into 8'6 (2.60m) wide recess with broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens. Shelved recess, two radiators, wall light points with dimmer switching. Further double glazed window to the rear gardens. An adaptable room, currently used as a downstairs bedroom.


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A superb feature of the property, providing contemporary open-plan living with ceramic tiled flooring throughout and a part canopied ceiling with inset down-lighters and Velux roof lights, enjoying masses of natural light and a lovely outlook over the gardens.


4.74m x 3.77m (15'6 x 12'4 )

Floor plan

Comprehensively appointed with a full range of gloss white wall and base units with soft-closing doors, brushed steel handles and concealed pelmet lighting. Polished black granite worksurfaces throughout with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer. Five-ring Neff hob with Neff illuminated filter canopy over. Split level Neff double oven and grill with further cupboards above and below. Integrated dishwasher, peninsula unit to the dining area, island unit with breakfast bar and further storage under. Radiator, broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation, two steps down to the:-


3.45m x 3.55m (11'3 x 11'7 )

Floor plan

A magnificent triple aspect room with broad window to the side elevation, double casement doors and windows opening onto the decked sun terracing, and full height glazed screen providing a lovely outlook over the deep, well stocked and extremely private rear gardens. Radiator.


Stripped pine doorway at mid landing leading to:-


3.43m x 5.75m (11'3 x 18'10 )

Floor plan

Second measurement into a deep door recess. Radiator, broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, obscure double glazed window to the rear, door to:-


Attractively appointed with a contemporary white suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and broad walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen. Part tiled walls, matching ceramic tiled flooring, radiator, obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation.


Access to extensive loft area. Moulded ceiling cornice, picture rail, pitched pine panelled doors with moulded architraves to the rooms in a clockwise rotation from the top of the staircase.


4.28m x 4.16m (14'0 x 13'7 )

Floor plan

Broad replacement uPVC double glazed window and door onto the covered front balcony. Two radiators, moulded ceiling cornice, picture rail, tall skirtings, TV aerial sockets.


Floor plan

Again, attractively appointed with a contemporary white four-piece suite including corner panelled bath with mixer tap, wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboard below, low flush WC, and shower cubicle with sliding glazed screen. Obscure double glazed windows to both the front and side elevations, part tiled walls, timber-effect flooring, traditional-style radiator and towel rail. Inset down-lighters.


Obscure double glazed window to the side elevation, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, slatted linen shelving and storage.


3.40m x 2.98m (11'1 x 9'9 )

Floor plan

Second measurement excludes deep door recess. Replacement uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation with views over the garden. Storage recess, two radiators, picture rail.


3.50m x 2.93m (11'5 x 9'7 )

Floor plan

Broad square bay window to the side elevation, radiator, picture rail, built-in cupboard.



5.66m x 3.40m (18'6 x 11'1 )

Electronic door, light and power connected, gas fired combination boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, courtesy door to the rear gardens.


Enclosed by stone walling, mature shrubs and with double timber gates which open onto a broad, full width parking/turning area, sufficient for three/four vehicles. Magnificent magnolia tree, various mature shrubs including camellias and azaleas etc. Semi-circular area of lawn, exterior water tap, exterior courtesy light to the entrance, doorway to the integral garage. Outside the gates, there are lawned verges with dracaena palms etc.


Broad open-fronted log/bin store with slated roof. Slate pathway from the front parking area leading to a pedestrian gateway onto the:-


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A particular feature of the property, completely enclosed to all sides by timber fencing and mature borders which contain a wide variety of shrubs and specimen plants including bamboo, conifers, roses, rhododendrons, holly, camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas and fir trees etc. Comprising a deep level lawn which enjoys a high degree of sun and privacy. From the living accommodation, double doors open onto a large decked split level patio, ideal for entertaining and al fresco dining etc, with inset lighting, exterior power points and courtesy lighting. Paved hardstanding and slate pathway with courtesy door to the rear of the garage. Circular hardwood summerhouse and separate implement store.



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


Band F - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


Proceed along Western Terrace in the direction of the seafront and beaches. Immediately after The Merchants Manor hotel, continue straight across the mini-roundabout onto Melvill Road. Proceed down the hill, passing Fox Rosehill Gardens on the left-hand side, approximately 100 yards after which turn left into Foxes Lane and Number 56 Melvill Road will be found immediately on the left-hand side.

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.