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3 Bed House - Semi-detached - College Wood, Penryn


  • Semi-rural location
  • Scenic walks on the doorstep
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Productive and good sized gardens
  • Walking distance of college and town centre
  • Double fronted
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Private parking


Enjoying a semi-rural and private position, yet within 3/4 of a mile of the centre of Penryn and 1/4 of a mile from Penryn College, an attractive semi-detached, double fronted house, providing 3 bedroom, 2 reception room accommodation. All rooms overlook the gardens, adjoining field and surrounding woodland, the property benefits from driveway parking and particularly good sized, productive and well-enclosed gardens - viewing unhesitatingly recommended.


For those seeking a property which enjoys a semi-rural position, adjoining open fields and woodland, with good sized and productive gardens, yet within three quarters of a mile walk along a country lane to the centre of Penryn, and quarter of a mile to Penryn College, then 'Waterworks Cottage' should be considered!

Built in the 1920's for workers of the adjoining waterworks, hence the name, 'Waterworks Cottage' is a charming semi-detached, double fronted house, with all rooms enjoying views over the gardens and surrounding woodland. The accommodation is bright and briefly comprises an entrance porch, full depth dual aspect sitting room, convivial open-plan kitchen/dining room with utility area and cloakroom/WC off, rear porch, first floor landing leading to the family bathroom and three bedrooms.

Externally, the gardens are a particular feature, approximately 150' deep and well-enclosed, with lawns to the front and productive kitchen garden to the rear, with trees including apples, cherries, pear, plum and mulberry, and blackcurrant, raspberry and wine berry fruit bushes.

All in all, 'Waterworks Cottage' offers a rare combination of semi-rural living and convenience for local amenities and schooling which is hard to find, especially in the current market. It is without hesitation that, as the vendors' Sole Agent, Laskowski & Company strongly recommend an early viewing appointment.


Located at the end of College Hill, along a short private lane which leads to two other properties, and scenic College Reservoir walks on the doorstep are enjoyed through the adjoining woodland towards Penryn College, around College Reservoir and into the centre of Penryn. A full range of amenities are available within Penryn, including schooling and boating facilities, and the nearby port of Falmouth is an approximate ten minute drive away.


(All dimensions being approximate)

A paved path leads from the parking area, through the deep lawned front garden, with a few steps leading to the:-


Timber panelled and glazed entrance door. Timber and glazed construction, with obscure patterned and coloured glazed fan lights with pitched glazed roof. Tiled flooring. Panelled and obscure glazed door with fan light over to:-


Staircase rising to the first floor. Stripped timber steps and flooring. Panelled doors to the sitting room and:-


3.61m x 7.00m (11'10 x 22'11 )

Floor plan

A full depth open-plan room, comprising:-


3.20m x 4.00m (10'5 x 13'1 )

Floor plan

Broad timber sash window to the front elevation providing much natural light and overlooking the well enclosed, good sized front garden and surrounding woodland. Dresser-style built-in unit with worksurface, drawers and two larder-style pull-out units with display cupboards and open shelving over, with two almost floor-to-ceiling cupboards with pull-out drawers to either side. Stripped timber flooring. Breakfast bar and walkway, open to:-


3.62m x 2.93m (11'10 x 9'7 )

Floor plan

Wood-effect roll-top worksurfaces with cupboards and drawers under. Inset one and a half bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap and drainer. Under-counter space for fridge and slim line freezer. Rayburn (solid fuel) providing cooking, hot water and heating. Inset four-ring electric hob with double oven and grill under. Breakfast bar. Tiled flooring. Broad uPVC double glazed windows overlooking the well enclosed rear garden. Under-counter space for slim line dishwasher. Panelled door to utility area and cloakroom/WC. Further door to under-stair storage cupboard. Panelled and obscure glazed door with fan light over to rear porch and panelled door to the:-


Panelled door from the kitchen. Plumbing and space for washing machine and shelving over. Panelled door to:-


Low flush WC. Small wall mounted wash hand basin. Tiled flooring. uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation.


3.57m x 4.95m (11'8 x 16'2 )

Floor plan

Dual aspect, full depth room with timber sash double glazed windows overlooking the deep lawned front garden, with mature borders and surrounding woodland, and uPVC double glazed French doors with fan light over, opening onto the rear patio and garden. Slate fireplace surround, mantel and hearth with inset wood-burning stove (work required). Stripped timber flooring. Panelled door from reception hallway and panelled door to the kitchen area.


Part panelled and obscure glazed door from the kitchen, leading to a timber rear porch with windows overlooking the rear garden and door providing access.



Staircase rising from the reception hall. Galleried landing with stripped timber flooring. Panelled doors to the three bedrooms and part panelled obscure glazed door to:-


2.85m x 1.93m (9'4 x 6'3 )

Floor plan

Three-piece suite comprising a panelled bath with electric shower over and tiled splashback, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback, mid flush WC. Stripped timber flooring. Part obscure uPVC double glazed window overlooking the rear garden and adjoining fields. Towel rail/radiator. Shelved storage cupboard.


2.92m x 5.00m (9'6 x 16'4 )

Floor plan

A full depth dual aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear elevation overlooking the adjoining fields and surrounding woodland, timber sash double glazed window to the front overlooking the front garden and surrounding woodland. Radiator. Range of built-in wardrobes with timber louvre doors with recessed area with inset down-lighter and further cupboard with timber louvre door housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving over.


4.53m x 2.42m (14'10 x 7'11 )

Floor plan

Timber sash double glazed window to the front elevation overlooking the garden and surrounding woodland. Measurements include a fitted built-in cupboard with hanging rail and shelf over. Radiator.


2.67m x 2.33m (8'9 x 7'7 )

Floor plan

Sash uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. Radiator.


Set back and enjoying a high degree of privacy from the lane, a timber five-bar gate opens onto:-


Floor plan

Providing tandem parking for approximately three cars.

From the parking area, step and paved path leads up through the deep front garden, with five further steps and path leading to the front porch.


Floor plan

Of a good size (including parking area - approximately 30.0m x 16.0m), laid to lawn and well enclosed by mature shrub boundaries. Timber shed located towards the front of the parking area.


Floor plan

Again, well enclosed with patio area with path leading to the side gate and rear door with French doors opening from the living room onto the patio. The rest of the garden is lawned with hardstanding and large timber shed/potting shed, small greenhouse and kitchen garden with apple, cherry, pear, plum and mulberry tree, and fruit bushes including blackcurrants, raspberry and wine berry.



Mains water. Septic tank drainage - soak away, emptied every two-three years, shared with next door. Solid fuel Rayburn providing hot water and heating with immersion for hot water in addition. Electricity is provided via the waterworks.


Band C - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


Proceeding into Penryn along the Falmouth road, turn left into Eastwood Road. Continue along Eastwood Road and at the junction with Hillhead, continue straight across into Glasney Place, taking the third left into College Hill. Proceed along College Hill for approximately 3/4 of a mile and the entrance to 'Waterworks Cottage' will be found by the turning space and gates to the waterworks.

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.