Located towards the top of the High Street, stands this magnificent Grade II* Listed four storey town house believed to date back as far as circa 1695. The versatile accommodation offers 8 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, boasting a wealth of originality, a self-contained flat and small shop to the front.
The property enjoys stunning views from the rear, along Penryn River over to Flushing, across Falmouth's bustling harbour over to the Roseland Peninsula and surrounding coastline.
THE MAIN RESIDENCE AND SHOP
'Ludgate House' is approached from the High Street via a portico entrance with period wooden panelled door with brass furniture to the entrance vestibule.
6' 1" x 4' 1" (1.85m x 1.24m) Corniced ceiling. Painted panelled walls. Mat recess. Vestibule door with attractive skylight window above with stained glass corner panes. A door gives access to the shop.
15' 8" x 8' 2" (4.78m x 2.49m) With recessed glass door from the High Street and screen. Radiator. Small cupboard housing an electric trip switch box. T.V. aerial and telephone points. Wall mounted alarm panel. Moulded dado and picture rails. Coved ceiling with central ceiling rose. Exposed oak double doors leading to the drawing room.
An impressive, original turning staircase leading to both the first and second floors and also down to the lower ground floor with heavy barley-twist balusters. Moulded archway. Radiator. Ornate panelled walls and architraves. Radiator. Wall mounted central heating control. Doors give access to both the drawing room, dining room, kitchen and shop front/study.
16' 11" x 15' 6" (5.16m x 4.72m) A fabulous reception room with two multi-paned sash windows to the rear enjoying the lovely elevated views over Penryn River, across to Flushing taking in Trefusis Point across Falmouth's bustling harbour to the Roseland Peninsula. Both windows have window seats and shutters. This splendid room features the original oak panelling and fine moulded ribbed ceiling and focuses on the stunning moulded and marble fireplace with cast-iron grate, slate hearth and cast-iron surround. Three radiators. Recess with shelving. Exposed wooden floor.
14' 4" into bay window narrowing to 12'10" x 11' 5" (4.37m to 3.91m x 3.48m) Shallow bay multi-paned sash window with shutters looking out onto the High Street. This room focuses on an attractive fireplace with tiled inset and hearth with period wooden surround and mantel shelf over. (Gas top to the side). Attractive recess with shelving. Painted panelled walls. Telephone point. Corniced ceiling and exposed wooden floor.
12' 4" x 8' 5" (3.76m x 2.57m) Fitted with a range of shaker style base cupboards and drawers with three exposed areas of work surface over. Inset butler style sink with Victorian style mixer tap. Spaces for a cooker and fridge. Two shelved recesses. Radiator. Multi-paned sash window to the rear enjoying the lovely views over Penryn River onto Flushing taking in Trefusis Point and across the Carrick Roads.
FIRST FLOOR - HALF LANDING
Multi-paned window to the rear enjoying the lovely marine views.
FIRST FLOOR - FULL LANDING
The staircase continues from the landing giving access to the second floor. Double doors lead through to the shower room and four panelled doors lead to the four bedrooms occupying the first floor.
16' x 13' (4.88m x 3.96m) Multi-paned sash window to the front elevation with window seat. Focal open fireplace with Victorian cast-iron grate and tiled insert, slate tiled hearth and period wooden surround. T.V. aerial point. Moulded picture rail. Corniced ceiling. Radiator. Door leading to the shower room.
14' 6" into bay window narrowing to 12'11" x 10' 11" (4.42m to 3.94m x 3.33m) Multi-paned sash window to the front elevation with shutters. Focal ornate tiled fireplace with wooden surround, recess to the left and double doors to the right leading to a built-in cupboard with slatted linen shelving. Radiator. Fitted work surface with single drainer sink unit with cupboard beneath and space for a washing machine. Picture rail. Doors open into the shower room.
15' 10" x 12' 4" (4.83m x 3.76m) Two long multi-paned sash windows to the rear enjoying the fantastic views over the river and Falmouth Harbour with working shutters and window seats. Painted cast-iron arched fireplace with wooden surround. Built-in shelved cupboard. Radiator. Picture rail.
12' 4" x 9' 4" (3.76m x 2.84m) Multi-paned sash window to the rear enjoying the aforementioned views, with window seat and shutter. Radiator.
9' 10" x 4' 6" (3.00m x 1.37m) Fitted with a shower unit, pedestal wash-hand basin and low level WC. Radiator. Wall mounted mirror with electric light incorporating a shaver socket and glazed shelf. Multi-paned window to the front with window seat.
SECOND FLOOR - HALF LANDING
Multi-paned window to the rear elevation enjoying the lovely elevated river and harbour views.
SECOND FLOOR - FULL LANDING
Access to loft space. Ceiling mounted smoke alarm. Five doors from here lead to the four second floor bedrooms and to the bathroom.
14' narrowing to 12'9" x 9' 11" (4.27m to 3.89m x 3.02m) With some limited headroom. Casement window to the front elevation. Radiator. Open cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround. Access to eaves storage cupboard. Recess with display shelf. Exposed wooden floor boards. Wall light point.
15' 10" x 9' 8" (4.83m x 2.95m) with some limited headroom. Multi-paned casement window to the rear enjoying the fabulous elevated views across Falmouth Harbour towards the Roseland. Open fireplace with wooden surround. Recess with display shelf. Door giving access to eaves storage space. Radiator. Wall light point.
11' 7" x 9' 5" (3.53m x 2.87m) with some limited headroom. Casement window to the rear enjoying the aforementioned views. Open fireplace with Victorian cast-iron insert and wooden surround. Fitted cupboard with shelf. Wall light point. Radiator. Picture rail.
13' 3" x 10' 9" (4.04m x 3.28m) with some limited headroom. Casement window to the front elevation. Radiator. T.V. aerial point. Open cast-iron fireplace with wooden surround, recess with display shelf.
9' 2" x 7' 4" (2.79m x 2.24m) Fitted with a three piece suite in white of panelled bath with Victorian style shower attachment, low level WC and vanity unit with inset wash-hand basin with storage cupboard beneath. Door giving access to eaves storage space. Radiator. Wall mounted mirror with electric strip light and shaver socket over. Ceiling mounted extractor fan. Exposed roof timbers. Casement window and small door into eaves storage.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
The original staircase descends from the entrance hall to the lower landing area with window to the rear. Two wall mounted gas central heating boilers, providing the domestic hot water and radiators. Exposed granite flooring. Door giving access out to the rear. Wood panelling to dado height with dado rail and multi-paned window enjoying the fabulous views over Penryn River, Falmouth Harbour over to the Roseland.
SELF-CONTAINED GARDEN FLAT
The flat has two entrances, the main door can be entered via an ope-way leading down the side of Ludgate House, or alternatively through a door at the rear of the property.
13' 3" x 12' 4" (4.04m x 3.76m) A generous entrance to the garden flat with a door to the rear. Gas central heating boiler.
10' 7" x 9' 8" (3.23m x 2.95m) plus an additional area of 13'4" x 9'1" (4.05m x 2.77m) (L-shaped).
Good sized reception room with multi-paned window to the rear, two radiators, four wall light points and wood flooring. Opening to the kitchen.
14' 2" x 12' (4.32m x 3.66m) Fitted with a range of matching wall and base units in white with roll top work surface over. Inset gas hob with fitted beneath. Inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Space for fridge/freezer, breakfast bar, electric strip light and extractor fan.
12' 2" x 12' (3.71m x 3.66m) Two windows to the front. Exposed wooden flooring.
Fitted with a three piece suite in white comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment with tiled surround, low level WC and vanity unit with inset wash-hand basin with storage cupboard beneath, shelf and wall mounted mirror above.
To the rear of the property there are two slightly raised paved courtyard areas ideal for 'Alfresco' dining, enjoying lovely views across Falmouth Harbour taking in Falmouth Docks over to the Roseland. Timber garden shed. Pedestrian access leading to the ope-way that runs to the side of 'Ludgate House' back out to the High Street.