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The Old Barracks House

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Property Description

Key features

  • Fabulous Maritime Views
  • Separate Dining Room
  • Large Fitted Kitchen
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Half an Acre Plot
  • Lounge with Classic Stove
  • Bathrooms (upstairs & down)
  • Front and Rear Gardens
  • Double Glazing
  • Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Introduction to the Old Barracks House:

This is a substantial detached house with commanding views over the harbour to the west and St Michaels Mount to the east. Situated in a half acre plot the house is well presented, abounds with classical wooden features, has mains gas central heating and double glazing throughout.

Situated just above the eastern approach to Penzance, facilities for business and shopping (national supermarkets) are close by. The station with rapid service to Paddington is a short walk and the City of Truro some 26 miles away.

The house was originally occupied by the officer of the local garrison. Below the property the drill hall is now residential accommodation, the coastguard is on the Northern edge of the parade ground and a cadet hall is on the east side.

The property is approached by a ramp which has  3 parking spaces at the bottom and further spaces at the top (which have panoramic marine views). The main entrance is in the east elevation.


From the A30 East of Penzance, take the dual carriage towards the town, at the Tesco roundabout take the first exit to the town (the A30 is the second exit) after 0.2 miles look out for a right hand turn signposted Coastguard and turn right. Take the first turning on the left and the agent will meet you on the parade ground. Using the sat-nav and post code is not reliable!

The Accommodation:


Open the wooden glazed doors. The porch has a wooden storage cupboard, terra cotta tiled floor and glazed inscribed panel over the main wooden door to the hall.


The hall gives access to the dining room, lounge, lower bathroom and wooden staircase (with storage below) to the upper floor.

DINING ROOM:                3.09m by 3.02m                10'2" x 9'11

This room has a real fire place (dated!) wooden cupboards and shelves, deep skirting boards, ornate coving, laminate flooring, a window to the south elevation has a magnificent view of the sea and St Michaels Mount.

LOUNGE:             4.23m by 3.61m                13'11" x 11'10"  

This well proportioned dual aspect room has more maritime views this time over the harbour, there is a classic iron stove with hearth, supplemented by a radiator, a dado rail wooden cupboard, coving, skirting boards and a glazed wooden door to the kitchen.

KITCHEN:             The kitchen is in two sections, the Breakfast/Utility Room and the Kitchen.

BREAKFAST ROOM/UTILITY         3.41m by 2.41m                11'2" x 7'11"

The breakfast room has a comprehensive  range of contemporary wall and base units with roll edged worktops and space below and services for white goods. The floor is tiled, there is a full height pantry/cupboard, breakfast bar, room to dine and access to the kitchen is by a large archway.

KITCHEN:             4.03m by 2.17m                13'3" x 7'1"

The kitchen has a matching range of wall base and drawer units with identical worktops work tops accommodating a stainless steel  drainer sink with mixer tap and double glazed window over. The splash backs are tiled, there is a double oven and hob with hood. The flooring matches the breakfast room and a sheltered door in the west elevation opens to the garden.

Return to the hallway.

BATHROOM:      2.58m by 2.25m                8'6" x 7'5"

The white suite comprises low level WC with close coupled cistern, pedestal wash hand basin, and panelled bath with obscure double glazed window over. There is extraction, and airing cupboard with gas boiler and terra cotta tiled floor.

Take the stairs to the landing.


Lit by a double glazed window in the east elevation, the landing gives access to the bathroom, shower room, three bedrooms and storage cupboards.

BEDROOM 3:      3.21m by 3.17m                10'6" x 10'5"

Lit by a window in the east elevation with views over the beach, the room has a built in cupboard, loft hatch, radiator, wooden shelves and detailed skirting boards.

MASTER BEDROOM:       4.14m by 3.86m                13'7" x 12'8"       

This room has a wall of wardrobes, radiator, fine views of Penzance harbour and a similar finish to Bedroom 3.

BEDROOM 2:      3.84m by 2.80m                12'7" x 9'2"

Warmed by a radiator bedroom 3 has a window in the north elevation overlooking the garden and wooden shelves.

BATHROOM:      2.60m by 1.54m                8'6" x 5'1"

The white suite comprises low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with shower over. There is a window, shaving light, power point and extraction.


The grounds are landscaped to get the best from the cliff views, there are sloping lawns, occasional flower beds and a patio on the seaward elevation. A drying area is located near the kitchen door and there is a less formal area behind the house. A sheltered seating area is located on the east side adjacent to the approach.


Electricity, Mains Gas,Telephone, Water, Drainage


On Application.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 October 2016


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