Falmouth
£635,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
To be sold on the open market for only the second time since construction approximately 40 years ago, an intriguing, individual and highly versatile house, part slate hung, arranged over 3 storeys to provide 3/4 bedroom, 2 bath/shower room accommodation, benefiting from planning permission for adaptation of the second floor which, in particular, enjoys views over Penwerris Terrace and the full breadth of Falmouth Harbour, from the Greenbank to Flushing, surrounding countryside, the deep sailing waters of the Fal Estuary and shoreline of The Roseland Peninsula. Integral garage and workshop, additional off-road parking with charger point, glass-fronted balcony and rear courtyard, both accessed from the well proportioned first floor living areas.

THE PROPERTY

Built, we understand, circa 1982, 'Cormorant' provides a rare opportunity to purchase a versatile, yet easily maintained home in this ever-popular area of Falmouth, 'above' Greenbank, and just a few minutes' walk from the top of Falmouth's old High Street, town centre and harbourside.

Attractive slate hung elevations now benefit from full uPVC double glazing and gas fired central heating with the ground floor comprising: a sheltered entrance with immediate and level access from the parking area, hallway, bedroom with private en-suite shower room, integral garage and broad, full width workshop. Prospective purchasers should note the garage on the town side of the property is within the freehold of 'Cormorant', but is held by an original owner on a long lease commencing c. 1982, with the owner of 'Cormorant' benefiting, we understand, from a right of pre-emption.

The living areas are situated on the first floor and include a well proportioned lounge with glass-fronted log-burner and patio door opening onto the glass and stainless steel balcony. A triple aspect kitchen and dining room extends the full depth of the property and, from the top of the stairwell, a large lobby, with access onto the rear courtyard, leads to a useful cloakroom/WC and utility/store room.

On the top floor, the current three bedroom configuration benefits from planning permission, granted 8 October 2020, for the replacement of 2 existing separate dormer windows with a single dormer window within the roof of the north-east elevation - Cornwall Council Planning Reference: PA20/05763. Work has commenced with the realignment of the existing partition walls between bedroom three and bedroom four/study, which will not be completed, thus allowing a future owner to make alternative amendments if preferred, subject to any additional consents.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

RECESSED ENTRANCE PORCH

Providing direct and easy access from the forecourt parking area. Exterior courtesy light, slate threshold, hardwood door with glazed side screens opening into the:-

RECEPTION HALL

21'1 (6.45m) in depth, including stairwell with open tread staircase rising to the first floor. Panelled ceiling with inset downlighters, radiator, dado rail, oak-effect flooring, under-stair storage cupboards with louvre doors.

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM ONE

2.84m x 4.42m (9'3 x 14'6 )

Window to the front elevation, built-in double wardrobe with louvre doors providing hanging and shelving space. Tall contemporary radiator, door to:-

EN-SUITE SHOWER/WET ROOM

Fully ceramic tiled walls, inset downlighting, contemporary white suite comprising a low flush WC with concealed dual flush, wash hand basin with mixer tap and storage space. Tall contemporary radiator, inset storage alcoves with mirrors, ceramic tiled flooring. Walk-in shower with glazed screen and mains powered shower.

FIRST FLOOR

CLOAKROOM/WC

Low flush WC, wash hand basin with mixer tap, ceramic tiled walls and flooring.

UTILITY ROOM

1.70m x 3.68m (5'6 x 12'0 )

Window to the rear courtyard, ceramic tiled flooring. Range of fitted wall units, broad worksurface with inset stainless steel sink unit with space under with plumbing for washing machine etc. Radiator.

LOBBY

3.19m x 3.81m (10'5 x 12'5 )

Sliding double glazed patio doors opening onto the rear courtyard. Tall shelved storage cupboard with louvre doors, smoke-glazed screen to the stairwell from the ground floor, turning staircase with stainless steel balustrading rising to the second floor galleried landing. Radiator, central heating thermostat.

LOUNGE

6.43m x 4.27m (21'1 x 14'0 )

Two windows and a further sliding patio door, to the balcony, enjoying views over Penwerris Terrace and the properties opposite to Falmouth Harbour, the Penryn River, village of Flushing and surrounding countryside. Timber floored throughout, built-in book shelving, study recess with wall light points to either side. Tall radiator, inset downlighters, TV and broadband connections. Fireplace with Contura glass-fronted log-burner on broad slate hearth with display alcove. Dimmer switching.

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM

3.43m (max) x 8.05m (11'3 (max) x 26'4 )

Another light, well proportioned living area, triple aspect, providing distinct kitchen and dining/sitting areas.

KITCHEN AREA

3.02m x 3.80m (9'10 x 12'5 )

Comprehensive range of fitted base and wall units with ample granite-effect worksurfaces between, including peninsula unit/breakfast bar. Two tall windows to the rear elevation. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cutlery drainer and recess with plumbing below for dishwasher. Broad Range cooker recess with Tecnic stainless steel filter canopy over. Wine racks, space for fridge and freezer units, glass-fronted display cabinet, small tiled splashbacks with pelmet lighting. Inset downlighters, ceramic tiled flooring, radiator.

DINING/SITTING AREA

3.06m x 4.26m (10'0 x 13'11 )

First measurement excludes broad recesses to either side of the chimney breast. Two tall windows to the front elevation with Penwerris Terrace, harbour, Flushing village and countryside views. High level window to the side elevation. Timber flooring, inset downlighters, TV aerial socket, radiator.

SECOND FLOOR

LANDING

Mainly galleried with stainless steel balustrading from the turning staircase rising from the first floor. Gable window to the rear elevation, built-in airing cupboard housing Glow-worm Flexicom high efficiency gas fired condensing combination boiler. Slatted linen shelving.

BEDROOM TWO

3.35m x 6.14m (10'11 x 20'1 )

Maximum measurements of a well proportioned double aspect room with dormer windows to both the rear and front elevations, the latter enjoying a magnificent, elevated view over Penwerris Terrace and Falmouth Harbour, from the port area to the Greenbank Hotel, Penryn River, village of Flushing, surrounding countryside, and deep sailing waters of the Fal Estuary with, beyond, the shoreline of The Roseland Peninsula. Eaves storage areas, TV aerial socket, two radiators.

BEDROOM THREE

3.00m x 2.12m (9'10 x 6'11 )

Second measurement excludes the broad dormer window to the front elevation which, again, enjoys panoramic water, estuary and coastline views. Eaves storage, radiator, now opening into:-

BEDROOM FOUR/STUDY

3.05m x 2.70m (10'0 x 8'10 )

Second measurement excluding two walk-in dormer windows to the front elevation with panoramic views. Eaves storage.

BATH/SHOWER ROOM

Contemporary white four-piece suite including a panelled bath with mixer tap, deep walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen and mains powered shower. Fitted vanity unit with low flush WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin with mixer tap, with storage cupboards below and to one side. Obscure glazed dormer window to the rear elevation, ceramic tiled walls and flooring, eaves storage, access to over-head loft storage area, inset downlighting.

THE EXTERIOR

FORECOURT

Resin laid for ease of maintenance, providing off-road space for two additional vehicles. Recess with Rolec Home Smart electric car charging point. Power point and cold water supply.

INTEGRAL GARAGE

2.55m x 7.07m (8'4 x 23'2 )

Metal up-and-over door, light and power connected, opening into the:-

WORKSHOP

10.07m x 2.25m (33'0 x 7'4 )

Extending the entire breadth of the rear of the property. Light and power connected.

SECOND INTEGRAL GARAGE

Prospective purchasers should note, this is not included in the sale of 'Cormorant' having been occupied since the construction of the property by a third party who owns the garage on a long lease (999 years) commencing c. 1982. We understand a right of pre-emption may exist within the deeds.

REAR COURTYARD

Slate paved, well enclosed by high walling, patio door from the first floor living accommodation, steps with arched gate to a side pathway, exterior courtesy lighting.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold. Prospective purchasers should note the left-hand garage, when facing the front elevation, is held by a separate owner on a 999 year lease.

POSSESSION

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.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

When walking from Falmouth town centre, proceed up Old High Street, passing our office on the right-hand side. At the brow of the hill, you will be facing Dunstanville Terrace and Greenbank, at which point take the first turning left onto Beacon Street and continue up the hill, passing The Boathouse on the left-hand side. Penwerris Terrace will then be found after a short distance on the right-hand side and 'Cormorant' is the first property along this road on the left.

01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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