Busvannah, Penryn


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  • Bedrooms: 4
Situated on the outskirts of Penryn, close to St Gluvias Church, the banks of the Penryn River and nearby creekside village of Mylor Bridge, a detached and highly individual cottage, believed to date from the mid 1800's, standing within well stocked and attractively landscaped gardens, and providing highly characterful 4 bedroom, 2 bath/shower room accommodation, with many charming features and some views to Falmouth Harbour, town, mouth of the Fal Estuary and St Anthonys Headland in the distance.


Dating, we understand, from the mid 1800's, 'Busvannah Cottage' is a detached, individual and highly characterful home, providing well proportioned and versatile family accommodation, set within private, well enclosed, surrounding gardens.

Comprising an older cottage with later extensions, the property offers many interesting features including exposed timber floors, stone fireplaces and beamed ceilings. From the front elevation, an entrance porch opens into an inner lobby, off which is a spacious double aspect lounge, 21' in length, to the rear of which there is an adaptable office/utility room with lean-to potting shed opening onto the gardens. A separate dining room leads to a family sized, double aspect kitchen/breakfast room with, to the first floor, a split level landing providing access to four well proportioned bedrooms, a shower room with traditional suite, and spacious family bathroom with roll-top bath.

The approach driveway provides 'Busvannah Cottage', we understand, with an unrestricted right of access, with double timber gates opening onto a tarmacadamed forecourt with space for several vehicles and the construction of a garage if required, subject to consents. The gardens lie mainly to the side and rear of the property and comprise areas of lawn, a productive kitchen garden, fruit trees, and mature, well stocked borders with many flowering shrubs and plants which provide a high degree of shelter and privacy. A pretty wisteria-clad pergola leads to a shaded glass-fronted summerhouse, to the rear of which there is a workshop of sectional construction and timber store.

In all, an enchanting family home, ideal for couples and families alike, enjoying a high degree of privacy, yet extremely convenient for the facilities of Penryn and Falmouth 'on the doorstep'.


'Busvannah Cottage' is situated on the eastern outskirts of Penryn, adjacent to countryside on two sides, close to St Gluvias Church and the head of the Penryn River. Penryn town centre, an approximate fifteen minute walk away, provides excellent day-to-day amenities and public transport facilities, as well as being 'home' of the expanding university campus at Tremough,

The port of Falmouth, recently voted as one of the best places to live anywhere in the UK by The Sunday Times, is just two and a half miles distant, with its shopping, retail and leisure amenities centred along the harbourside, as well as on the seafront with its safe sandy bathing beaches at Castle, Gyllyngvase and Swanpool.

The cathedral city of Truro, the county's administrative, retailing, commercial and health centre is just over nine miles distant and, those that know the area, will not need to be reminded of the sought-after nature of the nearby Mylor Peninsula, with it's picturesque creekside walks and excellent sailing amenities onto the broad, sheltered waters of the Fal Estuary, tree-lined creeks and Falmouth Bay.


(all dimensions being approximate)


3.50m x 1.60m (11'5 x 5'2 )

Small pane entrance door with windows to both the front and side elevations. Pitched ceiling, exposed timber flooring, small pane casement door opening into the:-


Broad easy rising staircase leading to the first floor. Beamed ceiling, slate flooring, open doorway to the:-


6.38m x 3.79m (20'11 x 12'5 )

A versatile and particularly well proportioned double aspect room with two deep silled windows to the front elevation and further broad deep silled window to the side, overlooking the adjacent farmland. Exposed timber flooring throughout, beamed ceiling, two radiators, full height stone fireplace with raised slate hearth, glass-fronted log-burner and timber mantel. Door to the:-


4.32m x 3.08m (14'2 x 10'1 )

An adaptable room with broad window to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens. Ceramic tiled flooring throughout, radiator, part timber panelled walling, hit and miss hardwood staircase leading to the hatchway in the rear landing above. Built-in storage cupboard, part glazed door to the:-


Of timber and glazed construction, with ceramic tiled flooring, power connected and door to the gardens.


3.86m x 3.68m (12'7 x 12'0 )

Broad window to the side elevation with an attractive outlook overlooking the gardens. Beamed ceiling, painted timber flooring, full height stone chimney breast. Two radiators, access to under-stair storage cupboard, small pane casement doors from the inner lobby and to the:-


5.02m x 3.86m (16'5 x 12'7 )

Another well proportioned, light, double aspect room with broad window overlooking the gardens. One wall in part exposed stone, slate flag flooring throughout. Breakfast area with solid fuel Rayburn. Kitchen area with comprehensive range of custom hand-built wall and base units including glass-fronted display cabinets, open-fronted shelving etc. Wood block worksurfaces with complementary tiled splashbacks, butler-style ceramic sink with slate draining board and antique-style mixer tap. Four-ring ceramic hob and split level oven/grill with further slate worksurface over, 'dresser' unit. Side porch area with window and door to the gardens. Telephone point.



Window to the rear elevation, radiator, built-in airing cupboard.


3.70m x 3.80m (12'1 x 12'5 )

Part barrelled ceiling, painted timber flooring, full height stone fireplace, radiator. Window to the side elevation enjoying an attractive outlook over the grounds and surrounding countryside to Falmouth Harbour, town, the mouth of the Fal Estuary, Pendennis Castle and St Anthony Lighthouse.


2.79m x 3.83m (9'1 x 12'6 )

Again, enjoying an attractive outlook over the gardens to Falmouth town, harbour, mouth of the Fal Estuary and Falmouth Bay beyond. Two radiators.


Attractively appointed with a traditional suite comprising a deep shower/hip bath with mains-powered dual head shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC. Part timber panelled walls, radiator, heated towel rail, hardwood flooring, sealed unit hardwood double glazed window with slate sill to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens.


3.08m x 2.80m (10'1 x 9'2 )

Canopied ceiling, deep silled window to the front elevation, painted timber flooring, radiator, built-in wardrobe.


3.27m x 3.87m (10'8 x 12'8 )

Another light double aspect room with two deep silled windows to the front elevation and further deep silled window to the side, overlooking the adjacent farmland. Part canopied ceiling, access to over-head loft storage area, painted timber flooring, radiator.


Further window to the rear elevation, built-in cupboard housing Tribune stainless steel pressurised hot water cylinder with immersion heater, and supplementary solar panelling. Turned balustrade with hardwood hand rail and hatch to the office below.


Panelled glass door and stained and leaded glass arched window from the rear landing. Sealed unit hardwood framed picture window to the rear elevation overlooking the gardens, secondary hardwood framed window. Slate flooring throughout, one wall in exposed stone, containing a traditional three-piece suite including a free-standing roll-top bath, broad wall mounted wash hand basin and high flush WC. Under-floor heating.


'Busvannah Cottage' occupies an almost 'hidden' position, to the rear of 'Bay View', close to the head of a long tarmacadamed driveway over which we understand 'Busvannah Cottage' enjoys an unrestricted right of access.


Double timber gates open onto a broad tarmacadamed parking area, sufficient for several vehicles and providing space for the construction of a garage if required, subject to consents.


From the driveway, a pathway continues to both the front and side porches providing direct and easy access to the accommodation. There is a part paved and gravelled patio close to the side porch with traditional standard lamp, dracaena palm, fern, holly tree and steps to the rear garden and broad opening onto the:-


Laid mainly to lawn with beautifully stocked borders containing many interesting and colourful plants including a magnolia, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons etc. From the patio area, a wisteria and productive grapevine-clad pergola leads to a shaded glass-fronted summerhouse with veranda and power connected. To the rear of the summerhouse, there is a detached garage/workshop - 9'3 x 17'3 (2.84m x 5.28m) of sectional construction, with metal up-and-over door, and power connected. Adjacent is a timber store - 9'10 x 7'10 ) (3.00m x 2.40m), again with power connected.


A broad tarmacadamed pathway continues across the rear of the property with granite steps and granite walling, which lead to a further large, level, lawned area, sheltered on all sides by mature hedging, enjoying, like the other garden areas, much privacy and sunshine. Borders with further flowering shrubs including camellias, hydrangeas and flowering cherry tree. Fruit and vegetable beds, some timber-edged and raised. Store, apple, cherry and plum trees, fruit bushes, aluminium framed greenhouse. Wisteria-clad arch with steps returning to the rear of the house, where there is exterior water connected and the oil fired Worcester boiler, with uPVC storage tank nearby.

Across the front of the cottage, a cobbled pathway continues to the western side of the cottage where there is a patio area and pathway continuing to the rear porch.



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


Band E - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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


From Falmouth take the road into Penryn along Ponsharden and, on Penryn Bridge, continue straight across the traffic lights onto Commercial Road. Take the first turning right signposted to Mylor and proceed up the hill passing St Gluvias Church on the right-hand side. Follow the road around to the right and then turn first left signposted 'Bay View' and Jimmy May Skip Hire. The entrance to 'Busvannah Cottage' will be found immediately adjacent to 'Bay View'.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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