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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Trescobeas Road, Falmouth, Cornwall
Tenure: FreeholdA historically significant house in the heart of Falmouth. Having not been on the open market for over 40 years, this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a family home with annexe and a detached studio.
• Potential 1 Bed Annexe
• Detached Two Storey Building With Studio Above
• Large Garden To Front and Side Just Under An Acre
PROPERTY On the site of what is thought to be an early medieval settlement, Trescobeas Manor has a substantial, yet largely unknown history. Having been in the same family for the past 40 years, the property has become a comfortable family home with well proportioned rooms, potential annexe, a detached studio as well as an adjoining office space.
- Period features abound yet, despite its history, the property is not listed. Some of these features include sash windows some with window seats, wooden and flagstone flooring, a Victorian tessellated tiled floor in the entrance hall, period fireplaces as well as a double hipped roof. The principal rooms on the ground floor include a large sitting room with dual aspect mutli-pane windows and feature stone fireplace with timber surround. A centrally located family room, open to the entrance hall features a Victorian fireplace and window to the front elevation. The dining room has a porch with doors leading to the front garden and is open to the kitchen behind. A wooden topped breakfast bar helps to define the kichen area which features an Aga and ceramic tiled floor. There is an adjoining utility room to one side of the kitchen and a flag stone floored storage room to the opposite side. From this storage area there is access to the pantry which is thought to have once been an old dairy. Upstairs there is a
- To the exterior of the property is an attached two-storey storeroom which is accessed from the side garden of which the upper room would make an ideal office space. A two storey stone barn has also been converted to create a large storage space on the ground floor which could alternately be used as a garage, whilst upstairs is an artists studio.
GROUND AND GARDENS The primary entrance to the property off Trescobeas Road is marked by two granite pillars on either side of a tarmacadam drive. At the end of this drive is a five bar gate opening to the property. As the drive turns to the front of the house it becomes cobble. This drive continues past the house exiting through a second pair of pillars onto a rear lane which leads back to Trescobeas Road. A stone wall wraps around the property providing security and privacy. To the front of the house is a large lawned area bordered by mature trees and plants. To the side of the house is a vegetable garden which contains the remains of a stone building. The current owners have recently added a substantial and unique timber clad hexagonal garden house with power and wood stove. The rear of the property is laid with paving stones and has a raised patio area, the entirety of which is currently used as a chicken pen.
HISTORY The site of Trescobeas is of great antiquity, far out-dating the town of Falmouth which has since surrounded it. Records note the existence of 'Treskebays' in 1284 and 'Treskebaes' in 1324. A beautiful map dated c.1580 shows a sizeable building labelled as 'Trescobbese' standing at the end of a narrow lane amongst trees, very much like the existing house does today. All around are fields and meadows. In 1695 the house is described as being surrounded by gardens, orchards and a farmyard as well as over 80 acres of land including 'ye Beef Parke', no doubt a field used for grazing cattle. Even in the 1930s Trescobeas (still then a farm) stood in unspoilt countryside. Today, despite the town of Falmouth having consumed all the farm's old land, the house and its historic outbuildings still retain a charmingly rural feel.1
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX The property is connected to mains water, drainage and electricity and has gas central heating. The house is Council tax band E and the flat is Band A.
LOCAL AUTHORITIES Cornwall Council