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3 bedroom farm house for sale


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Property Description

Key features

  • Listed former farmhouse
  • A few minutes' walk from Swanpool Nature Reserve and beach
  • Three bedrooms, separate bath & shower rooms
  • Gorgeous farmhouse kitchen, dining, living room
  • Separate sitting and dining rooms
  • Beautiful landscaped garden with woodland
  • Detached studio with slate roof, workshop & summerhouse
  • Unique, historic & utterly charming!

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION Silverdale Road is one of the most sought after residential positions available in Falmouth. Its location is superb, situated on the town's southern side, beside Swanpool Nature Reserve and a short distance from the seafront, Swanpool and Gyllyngvase beaches and the coastal footpath.
Silverdale Road is about half a mile from the town and harbour where there is an excellent and diverse selection of restaurants and an eclectic mixture of individual shops as well as national chains, including Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent. Nearby train stations (Falmouth Town and Penmere Halt) provide a convenient link to the mainline at Truro for Exeter and London, Paddington.

Falmouth Docks are a major contributor to the town's economy and along with Falmouth University (with campuses in Falmouth and Penryn) and Falmouth Marine School, specialising in traditional and modern boat building, marine engineering and environmental science, ensure an all year round and vibrant community. There are five primary schools and one secondary school in the town and highly regarded independent preparatory and senior schools in Truro.

Falmouth boasts the third largest natural harbour in the world and is renowned for its maritime facilities which offer some of the best boating and sailing opportunities in the country. Falmouth is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK.  

THE PROPERTY Marlborough Farm is an absolute gem, indeed we know of nothing quite like it in Falmouth. Probably built two to three hundred years ago, in its day, the farmhouse would have owned much of Falmouth as we now know it, with land extending to Swanpool beach and the coast. Marlborough Farm was home to John Bull the famous Packet Ship owner and captain before he built his nearby Regency mansion - Marlborough House.
Marlborough Farm is beautifully proportioned and has been carefully restored, preserving original characteristics whilst incorporating modern day comforts and stylish touches. 'Living' accommodation is a delight with lovely, spacious farmhouse kitchen, with an electric AGA and room to dine and sit. There are separate sitting and dining rooms, with open fire or stove, the sitting room opening via French doors on to a terrace and garden. Upstairs are three decent bedrooms, separate bath and shower room (plus a cloakroom downstairs).
The garden at Marlborough Farm is a treasure where the ancient and old blends beautifully with modern planting and stylish design, to create separate though flowing spaces of real variety, interest and colour.
A brilliant, large pitch slate roof studio is currently used as a pottery but is great for so many applications, such as overspill accommodation, potential annexe to create a fourth bedroom or summerhouse with its windows and French doors into the garden.
We are genuinely excited by this lovely house and instruction and believe it to be unique in the locale. 


ENTRANCE HALL 14' 5" x 5' (4.39m x 1.52m) A welcoming area with ceramic floor tiles and painted architraves around pine panelled and glazed doors leading into the sitting and dining rooms. Turning staircase to first floor. Steps down to a lobby and open under stair storage area with shelves, coat hooks, electric meter and trip . Multipane window to rear. Radiator concealed within a cabinet. 

SITTING ROOM 15' 5" (4.7m) into bay x 13' 6" x (4.11m) 9' (2.74m) ceiling height.
A fine dual aspect room with multi-pane sash bay window to front with working shutters. Multi-pane double doors to side, opening onto the paved terrace. Slate fireplace with hearth, painted surround and mantel shelf. Picture rail, corniced ceiling and curtain pelmets. TV point, two radiators. Extensive built in open bookshelves and cupboard space. 

DINING ROOM 14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m) Multi-pane sash window to front with window seat and storage beneath. 9' (2.74m) ceiling height. Impressive granite inglenook fireplace with cast iron woodburning stone on a raised slate hearth. Built in storage cupboard to side. Corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. Cabinet concealed radiator. A short arched passage into... 

KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING ROOM 20' 6" (6.25m) reducing to 14' 4" (4.37m) x 13' 10" (4.22m)
A gorgeous room, likely to become the social hub and heart of the home with its space to cook, eat and sit whilst overlooking and accessing the garden through twin twelve pane sash windows and a multi-pane stable door.
Shaker style coloured units at base and eye level with roll top work surface and inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. A lovely deep blue electric Aga sits within a recess with hand made tile surround and an oak mantle and shelf concealing an extraction hood, whirlpool combined oven and microwave. Integrated washing machine and Bosch dish washer. Built in stainless steel Bosch hob with stainless steel extractor hood. Space for fridge freezer.
Terracotta tiled floor. Access to loft space. Ceiling spotlights. Over Aga 'Sheila Maid' clothes airer. Bookshelves. TV, telephone and power points. Glazed pine panelled door to sitting room and pine panelled door to... 

CLOAKROOM/UTILITY With continuation of the terracotta tiled floor. Multi-pane sash window to rear. Wash Hand basin , low flush WC. Space and plumbing for tumble dryer. Shelving and coat hooks. Worcester Bosch gas fired combination boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. 

FIRST FLOOR From the entrance hallway....
Turning stairs rising past a lovely twenty pane rear facing window up to the... 

LANDING Panel doors to three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. Sash window to side/rear. Central heating thermostat. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 5" x 13' 10" (4.39m x 4.22m) Sixteen pane sash window to front. Radiator. Picture rail. Access to loft space with retractable ladder. 

BEDROOM TWO 14' 5" x 10' 2" (4.39m x 3.1m) Sixteen pane sash window to front. Built in louvre door wardrobe and cupboard space. radiator. Picture rail. 

BEDROOM THREE 11' 10" x 9' 2" (3.61m x 2.79m) Sixteen pane sash window to rear. deep built on storage cupboards. Radiator. open shelves. Access to loft. 

BATHROOM/WC Quality refitted room with ceramic under-heated floor tiles to floor and partial tiling to walls. Twelve pane sash window to rear. Button flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and footed roll top bath with mixer shower and tap. Shaver point/light. 

SHOWER ROOM/WC Sixteen pane sash window to front within a panelled recess. Pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and quality walk in tiled, boiler fed shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Cupboard. Shaver point/light. 

OUTSIDE Marlborough Farm lies within a delightful, richly stocked garden which has been knowledgably landscaped where the ancient and old blends beautifully with modern planting and stylish design. There is such variety and interest throughout with areas of sheltered old high walled, cobbled and paved terrace (accessed from the sitting room), through a high gate to a verdant, secluded garden from where lovely old granite steps meander up and into a lovely woodland garden with majestic beech trees, behind the house.
The front garden is a blaze of colour and interest with a wonderful mixture of imaginative planting from cottage garden to the more exotic, and landscaping which incorporates a fine old granite, 5' diameter mill grinding trough, and striking large raised granite circular bed and a pond with statue.
It is an enjoyable, natural garden with plenty of space to relax and entertain or just potter. Shrubs and plants include some superb tree ferns, palms, an acer, bamboo, fig, rhododendron, camellia and hydrangea and many climbers, some adorning the house and others up arches and walls.. All is thoroughly practical and workmanlike too with several excellent timber outbuildings, a workshop, superb studio and summerhouse. 

THE STUDIO 16' 4" x 15' 6" (4.98m x 4.72m) Detached and with a pitched slate roof. A versatile room, currently used as a pottery with its sink and separate 30amp power supply, ideal for a kiln, but great for so many applications including overspill accommodation if needed. Alternatively a brilliant summerhouse with its windows and French doors into the garden. 

WORKSHOP 12' 10" x 6' 2" (3.91m x 1.88m) Workbench, window. Power and light. 

SUMMERHOUSE/SHED 8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m) Power and light. French doors into the "verdant" garden. 

PRETTY SHED 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m) Lined and painted inside. Power and light. 

An old flag slate path to the rear of the house is flanked by a lovely old curved wall where a lean to storage area is incorporated.

Exterior tap and lights.

A pedestrian gate to the side with granite posts leads onto Silverdale Road.

Unrestricted parking is available on Silverdale Road, beside the house. 

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