Falmouth

£600,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
To be sold for the first time in approximately 50 years: a detached, individual house, constructed circa 1920, situated on this highly desirable road, just off Falmouth's seafront, with Gyllyngvase Beach less than 400 yards distant.

THE PROPERTY

Constructed circa 1920, 'The Warren' has been our clients family home for approximately fifty years, with its sale providing an ideal and increasingly rare opportunity to modernise and improve a property within one of Falmouth's most sought-after locations.

The existing accommodation is versatile and surprisingly extensive, extending to over 2,100 square feet, including spacious and under-developed first floor areas. Shallow gardens lie to three sides of the property, with the main garden area, on the south, being particularly sunny, private, well stocked and with pathway from the garage and parking area to the covered veranda and accommodation. A further area of garden, to the northern side of the house, has been rented for many years by the owners from Rail Track who periodically inspect the railway line to the northern boundary.

CONCRETE SCREENING TEST

A Stage 2 examination dated 16 June 2021 has classified some samples as 'Class B'; 'not normally mortgageable ........'. However, it should be noted the samples only constitute the rear (east) wall of the property, together with the utility room extension, and therefore could be removed and replaced thus making the property mortgageable, subject to survey.

THE LOCATION

Fenwick Road needs little introduction to Falmouthians, being one of those few roads off the seafront, which provide easy access to the beach and sea in one direction, and the town and harbour in the other. 'The Warren' enjoys a broad frontage to this road, from the foot of which Gyllyngvase Beach is just a few moments level walk away, and from the top of which, a picturesque walk through Fox Rose Hill Gardens leads to Woodlane, the town centre and harbourside. A location therefore not to be overlooked.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

COVERED VERANDA

Providing an attractive entrance to the property with broad granite terrace and steps rising from the attractively landscaped, stocked and extremely sunny gardens. Panelled entrance door opening into the:-

ENTRANCE HALL

Two obscure casement windows to the east elevation, louvre door to large walk-in storage/cloaks cupboard with further window to the rear. Glazed casement doors to the inner hall and to the:-

LOUNGE

4.82m x 3.80m (15'9 x 12'5 )

Second measurement into broad window reveals with uPVC double glazed windows extending to both the front and side elevations providing an elevated and attractive outlook over Fenwick Road and the property's own gardens. Radiator, porthole-style window facing south overlooking the gardens. Fireplace with timber surround, polished hearth and inset real-flame gas fire. Wall light points.

INNER HALL

Part panelled walls, radiator, glazed casement door to the:-

DINING ROOM

2.68m x 4.90m (8'9 x 16'0 )

uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, double doors opening into the lounge, radiator, gas point, wall light points.

CLOAKROOM/WC

Ceramic tiled walls, uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, white suite comprising a low flush WC and corner wash hand basin.

BATHROOM

Matching ceramic tiled walling, two uPVC double glazed windows to the rear elevation, shaver socket, white suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Tall towel rail/radiator, built-in airing cupboard housing copper cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelving.

BEDROOM TWO

3.07m x 3.97m (10'0 x 13'0 )

Twin uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, gas point, radiator.

BEDROOM ONE

3.42m x 4.89m (11'2 x 16'0 )

Twin uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, radiator, built-in full height cupboard with hanging rail, shelving and storage locker over.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/SITTING ROOM

KITCHEN AREA

6.35m x 2.25m (20'9 x 7'4 )

Measurements extend the full breadth of the room with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side elevations, the latter overlooking the attractively landscaped and stocked gardens. Fitted with a range of wall and base units with round-edged worksurfaces between with tiled splashbacks. Inset four-ring ceramic hob with illuminated extractor canopy. Hotpoint double oven and grill with further storage over. Wall mounted cupboards including two glass-fronted display cabinets. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, high level roof light providing additional natural light. Radiator.

BREAKFAST AND SITTING AREAS

3.61m x 4.92m (11'10 x 16'1 )

Another light, double aspect area with twin uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation and further window to the side, again overlooking the gardens. Polished stone fireplace with inset real-flame gas fire, radiator.

UTILITY ROOM

4.25m x 2.45m (13'11 x 8'0 )

uPVC double glazed door and window opening onto the gardens. Two casement windows to the rear elevation. Range of storage cupboards. Stainless steel sink unit with recesses to either side with plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Tiled splashbacks. Radiator, wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.

CLOAKROOM/WC

Low flush WC, window to the side gardens.

SHOWER ROOM

Part tiled shower with instant shower unit.

FIRST FLOOR

From the kitchen area, an open-tread timber staircase leads to the first floor of the building where there are extensive supplementary areas including two rooms which have been used by the family for many years as bedrooms.

BEDROOM THREE

An L-shaped room, mainly timber panelled with uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and access to eaves storage areas.

LANDING

Access to further eaves storage areas, doorway opening into the:-

INNER ROOM

Broad uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, again mainly timber panelled and with further eaves storage areas. Door to:-

BEDROOM FOUR

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, again mainly timber panelled.

THE EXTERIOR

'The Warren' enjoys a broad frontage to this highly sought-after residential road, at the foot of which a short walk leads to Gyllyngvase Beach.

DETACHED GARAGE

4.48m x 2.90m (14'8 x 9'6 )

Of block construction with metal up-and-over door and shallow driveway with double gates onto Fenwick Road. Steps to the:-

'FRONT' GARDEN

The main garden area, to the southern side of the house, beautifully stocked and landscaped with gravelled pathway continuing to the entrance and rockery-edged borders containing a mass of mature, colourful specimen plants including azaleas, camellias, pittosporum and hydrangeas etc. Highly private with stone walling and timber fencing the entire length of the front boundary, with timber fencing to the rear. Gravelled pathway continuing to the rear of the house.

FRONT TERRACE

Timber fencing, broad recess with veranda area which we understand used to provide access to the accommodation. Pathway continuing to the:-

'REAR' GARDEN

Concreted patio area, steps with pedestrian gate from Fenwick Road, access to open-fronted store. The lawned and shrubbery areas being in the ownership of Network Rail with the owners of 'The Warren' paying a nominal annual rent. Again, beautifully stocked by the owners with many specimen plants including yew trees, azaleas, bamboo, roses, camellias and heathers etc. Pathway continuing to access to the underside of the railway line, which we understand Network Rail inspect periodically.

GENERAL INFORMATION

CONCRETE SCREENING ASSESSMENT

Prospective purchasers should note the property was classified 'Class B' following a Stage 2 examination on 16 June 2021, a copy of which will be provided by the agent to particularly interested prospective purchasers.

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Proceed along Falmouth's seafront, passing Gyllyngvase Beach on the left-hand side. After Queen Mary Gardens and the tennis courts on Spernen Wyn Road, turn right onto Fenwick Road. 'The Warren' will then be found after a short distance on the right-hand side.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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