Melvill Road, Falmouth

£525,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
On the instructions of the executor and to be sold for the first time in almost 50 years: a house which, we understand, in part dates back to the 1700's, part of the historic Fox Estate, just a few minutes' walk from Gyllyngvase Beach, the seafront, harbourside and town centre, with quite astonishingly beautiful, walled, extremely private and sunny, south-facing gardens. A perfect 'manageable' project, the versatile accommodation provides 2 reception rooms, 3/4 bedrooms and 2 bath/shower rooms, in addition to which there is a superb purpose-built annexe, ideal for a dependent relative or as a studio, home office or source of letting income. With off-road parking for 2/3 cars, Bunny's Hall is one of Falmouth's most charming and unique homes.

THE PROPERTY

For sale on the instructions of the executor, Bunny's Hall is to be sold for the first time since 1972 having been, for almost 50 years, a cherised family home, in an extremely convenient, yet highly private setting, close to Falmouth's ever more sought-after seafront.

Situated opposite the entrance to sub-tropical Fox Rosehill Gardens, simply walking through the gate and into the beautiful gardens, feels like entering your own private world, with the slate-capped and completely walled front garden, tended by the same gardener for over 30 years, a mass of colourful, mature and expertly planted, specimen trees and shrubs, with winding pathways, kitchen garden area, shaped lawn, sitting-out terraces, rose beds and rockery borders, all prospering from the sheltered, sunny, south-facing aspect. In need of general refurbishment and modernisation, the charming accommodation benefits from access onto, as well as an outlook over, the gardens with the main accommodation providing 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room with pantry, utility room, 3 first floor bedrooms, and a spacious family bathroom/WC.

In addition, there is a ground floor (4th) bedroom with 'en-suite' shower room, which connects with the annexe (constructed approximately 10 years ago), and which is ideal for accommodating a dependent relative, or for use as a long-term or holiday let, or for those seeking a home office, studio, pottery or similar. Off-road parking is provided for 2/3 vehicles with potential for this to be adapted to allow for a turning area or additional parking if required.

THE LOCATION

A short walk along Melvill Road leads to Foxes Lane, at the foot of which a picturesque walk through The Dell leads to Falmouth town railway halt, beyond which is Events Square, the harbourside and town centre. Neighbouring Fenwick Road and Gyllyngvase Hill provide direct and easy access to Gyllyngvase Beach, and Gylly Beach Cafe, with the South West Coast Path continuing across the seafront in one direction, and towards Swanpool, Maenporth and the mouth of the Helford River in the other.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

ENTRANCE PORCH

Hardwood front entrance door. Casement sash-style windows providing a lovely outlook over the gardens, granite flag flooring, panelled entrance door to the:-

ENTRANCE LOBBY

Broad staircase rising to the first floor landing, panelled doors to the reception rooms.

LOUNGE

4.94m x 3.72m (16'2 x 12'2 )

A light double aspect room with sash windows to the side and front elevations, providing a lovely outlook over the beautifully stocked gardens. Open fireplace with raised slate hearth and timber surround. Part glazed display cabinet, double radiator, TV aerial lead.

DINING ROOM

3.16m x 3.88m (10'4 x 12'8 )

Sash window to the front elevation, double radiator, telephone point, deep under-stair storage cupboard with light and cupboard housing electrical fuses.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

2.20m x 3.65m (7'2 x 11'11 )

First measurement increasing to 13'8 (4.18m) to include a walk-in shelved pantry cupboard. Sash window to the front elevation with window seat. Fitted wall and base units with tiled splashbacks and inset double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Four-ring gas hob, offset oven/grill. Quarry tiled flooring, wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating, double radiator, door to the:-

UTILITY ROOM

Quarry tiled flooring, sash window to the front elevation, plumbing for washing machine, traditional wall mounted cupboards.

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM (FOUR)

2.36m x 2.96m (7'8 x 9'8 )

Sash window to the front elevation, double radiator, part glazed door to the:-

SHOWER ROOM/WC

White low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and broad walk-in shower cubicle with panelled walls and Mira instant shower. Radiator, casement window to the front elevation, extractor fan, door to the:-

SIDE PORCH

2.03m x 2.36m (6'7 x 7'8 )

Plumbing and power connected, door to the gardens, part glazed door to the annexe (see below).

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

A broad landing runs across the rear of the property with two sash windows overlooking Melvill Road and Fox Rose Hill Gardens beyond. Radiator, storage cupboard, built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder with immersion heater, timer switching and slatted linen shelving. Access to over-head loft storage area, further, deep, built-in storage cupboard with shelving.

BEDROOM ONE

4.89m x 3.83m (16'0 x 12'6 )

A light double aspect room with sash windows to the front and side elevations, the former enjoying a lovely outlook over the gardens. Double radiator, built-in full height wardrobe. Door to walk-in wash room with wall mounted wash hand basin.

FAMILY BATHROOM/WC

3.20m x 2.84m (10'5 x 9'3 )

Second measurement including adjacent built-in airing cupboard. Sash window to the front elevation. Pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC, panelled bath with hand grips and mixer tap with shower attachment.

BEDROOM TWO

3.20m x 2.94m (10'5 x 9'7 )

Sash window to the front elevation, radiator, wall mounted wash hand basin, built-in storage cupboard.

BEDROOM THREE

2.54m x 4.20m (8'3 x 13'9 )

Sash window to the front elevation, built-in storage cupboard, radiator, wall mounted wash hand basin.

THE ANNEXE

5.83m x 5.13m (19'1 x 16'9 )

Overall measurements. Constructed approximately ten years ago, ideal as an annexe for a dependent relative, visiting friend, source of letting income or artist's studio/home office etc.

LIVING AREA

3.07m x 5.13m (10'0 x 16'9 )

Interconnecting part glazed door from the side porch onto the gardens, together with sealed unit internal double glazed window. Double glazed window and casement doors opening from and overlooking the beautifully stocked gardens. Oak flooring, electrical trip switching, telephone points, panel radiator, Velux roof light. Kitchen area with fitted base and wall unit, round-edged worksurfaces between with complementary tiled splashback. Inset stainless steel sink unit with cutlery drainer and mixer tap. Four-ring electric hob, breakfast bar, doors to the bedroom and to the:-

SHOWER ROOM/WC

White three-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low flush WC with concealed cistern, walk-in shower cubicle with folding glazed screen. Extractor fan, heated towel rail, obscure double glazed window to the side elevation.

BEDROOM

2.18m x 2.94m (7'1 x 9'7 )

A double aspect room with double glazed window to the side elevation and double casement doors overlooking and opening onto the beautifully stocked gardens. Telephone and TV aerial sockets.

THE EXTERIOR

PARKING AREA

Double granite gateposts from Melvill Road, providing off-road parking for two vehicles. Well enclosed by block and stone walling, with timber pedestrian gate to the gardens.

THE GARDENS

A beautiful feature; simply, one of the loveliest gardens in this sought-after area of Falmouth, completely enclosed to all sides by slate capped walling, providing an immensely high degree of privacy and shelter. Almost completely level and with an extremely sunny south-facing aspect. Stocked with an abundance of beautiful trees and shrubs, maintained by the same gardener for in excess of thirty years, featuring raised rockery beds, slate pathways, pedestrian gate with double granite gateposts, a slate terrace leading to the front entrance porch and gardens beyond. Containing a mass of camellias, azaleas, hydrangeas, maple, magnificent magnolia tree, rhododendrons, bays, heathers and dwarf conifers etc.

Paved pathways providing 'independent' access to the annexe if preferred. Four previously prolific raised kitchen beds, adjacent to which there are fruit bushes, densely stocked borders, beautiful flower and rose beds, apple trees and small area of shaped level lawn, providing another exquisite sitting-out area and delightful view across the gardens to the house beyond.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band D - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

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

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

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28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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