North Parade, Falmouth

£385,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A detached 2-bedroomed house would benefit from some modernisation although already boasts approximately 1,200 sq ft of accommodation, its own private quay and slipway, sunny low maintenance garden area, and private parking space - within a 15 minute' walk of the town centre.

THE PROPERTY

To be sold for the first time in approximately 21 years, A genuinely unusual opportunity to purchase a residential 'boathouse' which features direct waterfrontage and (available through Truro Harbour Office) rights to the shoreline for approximately £150 per annum, perfect for keen sailors, water sports enthusiasts, or anyone wanting private access to the water. Inside, the accommodation, which requires modernisation, is appealing, unique and versatile - a mid level hall features staircase ascending and descending to the upper and lower floors, the living room being beautifully light and situated on the ground floor which is water-facing and has direct access to the 'quayside' which catches afternoon and evening sun.

The upper floor is currently the main bedroom and also enjoys the breathtaking outlook. Also situated at mid level is the second bedroom, shower room and kitchen, which some prospective purchasers may wish to relocate into the main living area - thus taking advantage of the views and making available space for a possible third bedroom. A useful utility/store room to the side of the property provides perfect dry storage space with access to the front quayside and rear garden. The garden itself, which provides access to the front entrance and features a timber gate and pathway from the parking space, catches sun throughout the day and is on two tiers, a level patio with water glimpses, perfect for barbecuing and a lower more enclosed (private) gravelled area with further level sitting-out space.

THE LOCATION

The property's own private 'quay' with waterfrontage, provides immediate access onto the Penryn River, into Falmouth's inner harbour and beyond to the excellent sailing waters of the Carrick Roads (Fal Estuary), Falmouth Bay and nearby Helford River. The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club is approximately five minutes level walk away at Greenbank, a short distance from Falmouth town's excellent range of shopping, commercial and leisure amenities, including a superb choice of restaurants.

Safe sandy beaches are but a few minutes drive away, breathing clifftop walks extend the length of the South West Coast Path, numerous golf courses are close at hand, and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's administrative, commercial and educational centre, is approximately twelve miles distant to the north. A branch-line rail service from Falmouth provides regular access to Truro, with connection to London (Paddington), and an approximate thirty minute drive leads across the county to Newquay Airport where there are regular domestic flights to London and other UK airports.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

ENTRANCE HALL

A mid level entrance area, with stairs rising to the upper floor bedroom and stairs descending to the ground floor living area. Door to the shower room, second bedroom and separate kitchen.

BEDROOM TWO

3.23m x 4.55m (10'7 x 14'11 )

A particularly well proportioned bedroom, with a newly installed uPVC window to the front elevation and low level window to the side also. Wall mounted electric heater.

SHOWER ROOM

1.50m x 2.11m (4'11 x 6'11 )

Velux window to the side elevation, low flush WC, corner shower cubicle with Mira mixer shower attachment, wall mounted wash hand basin and extractor fan.

KITCHEN

Velux window to the side elevation. Round-edged worksurfaces with inset stainless steel sink with drainer. Cupboards and drawers below with space for fridge.

GROUND FLOOR

LIVING ROOM

7.42m x 4.83m (24'4 x 15'10 )

Stairs descend from the entrance/mid level to this superb room, featuring exceptional views, perched above the water's edge, with uPVC double glazed windows and sliding doors to the rear elevation, accessing the private 'quay'. External side door and internal door to the utility/store room. Stripped timber floorboards and high ceiling.

UTILITY/STORE ROOM

Door from the main living area and external doors to the front and rear with direct access onto the quayside and waterfront. Power and lighting, ample dry storage space.

UPPER FLOOR BEDROOM

4.37m x 4.98m (14'4 x 16'4 )

Occupying the entire upper floor area, a superb room, again enjoying the captivating water views, with ample eaves storage accessed via double doors on either side. Velux window to the side elevaiton, sliding door from the stairwell which rises from the mid level entrance hall. Ceiling hatch above stairwell to an attic with further potential to convert to further accommodation, subject to regulations.

THE EXTERIOR

PRIVATE QUAYSIDE

With sliding uPVC double glazed doors from the main living area and side access, a broad waterfrontage with a side slipway providing secondary access. We understand the foreshore rights are paid to the Truro Harbour Office, at an annual fee of approximately £150.

FRONT GARDEN

Featuring a sunny upper patio level, also enjoying views over the water, and catching sun throughout the day, a perfect barbecuing area with built-in seating and walled borders. Steps lead down to a lower garden area, with timber fencing to one side. Various well stocked flower beds and mature shrubs and plants provide privacy. Further steps lead down to the front entrance door and access to the attached store.

PRIVATE PARKING

Within a tarmacadamed forecourt area for 'Ponsharden Lodge', the neighbouring block of apartments, a private parking space is included within the sale of 'The Boathouse', near to the pedestrian gate which provides direct access to the pathway leading to the front gardens of 'The Boathouse'.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. A holding tank pumps the sewerage up to the mains drain.

COUNCIL TAX

Cornwall Council - to be confirmed

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.

VIEWING

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

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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