3 bedroom terraced house for saleProspect Place, Falmouth
Under Offer £350,000
- Georgian cottage
- Traffic-free setting
- 3 bedrooms
- Immediate vacant possession
- Grade II Listed
- Sensational harbour views
- Gas central heating
- Early viewing recommended
Full descriptionOn the instructions of the co-executors and to be sold for the first time in approximately 30 years: a charming 3-bedroomed home of much charm and character, in a short picturesque terrace of Georgian cottages, occupying an elevated position 'above' Greenbank and enjoying quite exceptional, unobstructed views across the entire breadth of Falmouth's harbour to Trefusis Point, the deep sailing waters of the Carrick Roads and shoreline of The Roseland peninsula - one of the town's finest views!
The Property - 2 Prospect Place is a picturesque Grade II Listed Georgian home, in a short elegant terrace, 'perched' above the highly sought-after Greenbank area, 'hidden' from the roadside, enjoying completely unobstructed views across the entire breadth of Falmouth's busy harbour, to the picturesque village of Flushing, surrounding unspoilt countryside, deep sailing waters of the Carrick Roads and, beyond, to the shoreline of The Roseland peninsula. An ever-changing view of constant boating and shipping activity, bordered by some of the region's most attractive countryside, and, perhaps, one of the best views available from any property in the town!
For sale on the instructions of the co-executors and to be sold for the first time in approximately thirty years, 2 Prospect Place benefits from a modern gas fired central heating system to charming accommodation which briefly comprises: entrance porch, reception hall, 'double' reception room with separate lounge and dining areas, kitchen, split level landing, three bedrooms, two enjoying the superb harbour views, and an upstairs shower room/WC. To the front of the cottage there is a full width terrace overlooking the harbour and, to the rear, a pretty courtyard provides space for a store, pots and hanging baskets, etc. A quaint and most charming home, close to the centre of town but tucked-away in a traffic-free location - a real rarity, not to be missed!
The Location - Understood to have been a terrace of cottages built for the five daughters of a packet ship captain, Prospect Place is little-known to even Falmouth's oldest residents, the access being by foot off Penwerris Terrace, 'above' Greenbank, location of the landmark Greenbank Hotel and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club.
The top of Falmouth's old High Street is just a few minutes' walk away, beyond which the town centre's full range of shopping, leisure and commercial facilities are easily reached. Regular passenger ferries leave from Prince of Wales Pier to Flushing and St Mawes, and those who enjoy sailing and other water sports will be attracted by the mooring facilities within the harbour, competitive sailing from the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, dinghy launching facilities from the Water Sports Centre near to the National Maritime Museum, and full range of marina facilities on North Parade.
Recently voted, once again, as one of the best places to live anywhere in the country by The Sunday Times, Falmouth remains a 'hotspot' in property terms and, therefore, prospective purchasers seeking a permanent home or investment property are strongly recommended to arrange an early viewing appointment.
The Accommodation Comprises - (All dimensions being approximate)
Recessed Entrance - Granite step and exterior courtesy light from the front paved patio garden. Traditional panelled entrance door with glazed 'fan light' opening into the:-
Entrance Porch - Dado rail, coat hooks, part glazed casement door opening into the:-
Reception Hall - Dado rail, radiator, turning staircase rising to the part galleried first floor landing. Under-stair storage cupboard, open doorway to the kitchen and panelled pitch pine door to the:-
Living Room - 7.05m(23'2") overall. Originally two rooms and easily sub-divided if preferred.
Lounge Area - 3.88m x 3.67m (12'8" x 12'0") - First measurement taken into two broad arched display recesses, with built-in shelving, to either side of a stone fireplace with timber-edged hearth, gas point and real-flame gas fire. Deep silled secondary double glazed sash window to the front elevation enjoying a beautiful outlook over the constant marine activity within Falmouth's inner and outer harbours, to the outskirts of Flushing, Trefusis Point, port area, deep sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, shoreline of The Roseland peninsula and mouth of the Percuil River. Radiator, telephone point, TV aerial lead.
Dining Room - 3.19m x 3.26m (10'5" x 10'8") - Tall sash window to the rear elevation with built-in window seat. Radiator.
Kitchen - 2.36m x 2.53m (7'8" x 8'3") - Second measurement deepening to 3.78m(12'5"). Open doorway from the reception hall, ceramic tiled flooring throughout, comprehensive range of built-in wall and base units with ample round-edged worksurfaces between with inset stainless steel sink unit and complementary tiled splashbacks. Recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine, Diplomat four-ring gas hob with illuminated filter canopy over. Split level oven/grill with recess under for fridge cabinet. Corner worksurfaces with recess under for freezer cabinet. Radiator, beamed ceiling, pelmet lighting, replacement uPVC double glazed window, and casement door with glazed screen overlooking and opening onto the rear courtyard.
First Floor -
Split Level Landing - Turning staircase rising from the reception hall, high level small pane glazed screen to the rear elevation providing much natural light, access to loft storage area with retractable aluminium ladder.
Bedroom One - 2.90m x 3.65m (9'6" x 11'11") - Small pane sash window with secondary double glazing to the front elevation providing magnificent, elevated views overlooking the harbour to Flushing, Trefusis Point, the port area, Carrick Roads and Roseland peninsula. Radiator, TV aerial lead, telephone point.
Bedroom Two - 3.28m x 3.26m (10'9" x 10'8") - Small pane sash window to the rear elevation, radiator.
Bedroom Three - 1.90m x 2.60m (6'2" x 8'6") - Small pane sash window with secondary double glazing to the front elevation, again enjoying magnificent harbour views. Radiator, built-in corner cupboard with louvre door.
Shower Room/Wc - Located off the mid landing. Comprising a white three-piece suite with low flush WC, shower cubicle with curved glazed screen and Triton instant shower, pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled walls, radiator, replacement obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation, door to large walk-in airing cupboard with slatted linen shelving and wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler, with timer switching, providing domestic hot water and central heating.
The Exterior -
Front Patio Garden - Paved for ease of maintenance; enclosed by low walling, providing a lovely, sheltered sitting-out area, from which the panoramic views can be enjoyed. Front gate, raised flower bed. Shared gravelled pathway leading to Penwerris Terrace.
Rear Courtyard - Door from the kitchen, exterior cold water tap, timber store, slate steps rising to a raised terrace with bay tree, raised bed and clothes line.
General Information -
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 D - Cornwall Council.
Tenure - Freehold.
Possession - Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendors offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.
Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.
Directional Note - From Falmouth town centre, walk up the old High Street, in the direction of the Greenbank Hotel and Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. On the brow of the hill, turn left onto Beacon Street, continue up the hill passing the Boat House Inn on the left-hand side, approximately 100 yards after which turn right onto Penwerris Terrace. Immediately on the right-hand side are the steps leading to Prospective Place.
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