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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

FALMOUTH, Cornwall

Sold STC £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Renovated period semi-detached townhouse
  • Splendid harbour and river views
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Lounge with open fire
  • Handmade Prentice Kitchen
  • Bathroom, separate shower room, downstairs cloakroom
  • New Hardwood double glazed sash windows
  • Enclosed garden, decked terrace with views. Parking.
  • Planning permission for garage with bedroom over

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A superb example of a double fronted 4 bedroom period townhouse set in an elevated position along Frobisher Terrace. Retaining a wealth of period features throughout, the character is complemented and enhanced by the renovation works carried out, bringing modern amenities and quality finishes to the kitchen/diner, bathrooms and bedrooms. The handmade Prentice kitchen with separate utility room opens to a spacious dining area with deep bay window. A separate lounge with feature fireplace enjoys views towards Flushing and the surrounding countryside. A charming turning staircase rises to the first floor accessing the bedrooms, bathroom and shower room, with the front bedrooms enjoying glorious views along Penryn River, across Falmouth Harbour and onto the Roseland Peninsula. Planning permission for garage with additional bedroom. Parking space. Viewing of this handsome property is highly recommended.
Frobisher Terrace is one of Falmouth’s most popular locations located above Greenbank and Dunstanville Terrace enjoying the always interesting views over the surrounding townscape and maritime aspects. The house is believed to date back to the 1850's.

Based around a thriving harbour, Falmouth is gateway to the beautiful Fal River which runs through an ‘Area of Natural Beauty’. The town is famous for its creative buzz with many art galleries displaying contemporary works and venues showcasing independent films and live bands. The many reasons to visit include, the fascinating maritime heritage; the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the Helford and Fal Rivers – perfect for walking and family days out; water sports; boat trips running from the pier and quay; and plenty of family friendly attractions.

Falmouth is surrounded by several fantastic family friendly beaches and is known for its year round events calendar. These sandy stretches are where many of the main hotels stand and they are ideal for swimming. From the Prince of Wales Pier, pleasure boats cruise up the River Fal as far as Truro , and a ferry runs across to St Mawes. Some of the boats call at where the National Trust gardens are worth seeing. In addition there are cruises to the Helford River and Frenchman’s Creek, immortalised by Daphne du Maurier.

Falmouth’s maritime legacy and coastal culture is a huge part of its charm boasting world class water sports on its sheltered waters including gig rowing, kayaking, diving and regularly hosting sailing events such as Falmouth Regatta, and the Pendennis Cup.

Apart from the attractive old shops and many cafés and restaurants, Falmouth is the site of a thriving art school, which holds regular exhibitions. Falmouth Art Gallery may be visited free of charge and the National Maritime Museum is in the town centre. On the other side of The Moor on Killigrew Street is a flight of 111 stone steps known as Jacob's Ladder . This is not in reference to the biblical tale, but in fact named after local businessman Jacob Hamblen who commissioned the steps. There is a good view of the town for those who have the energy to climb up there.

There are many attractive old pubs in Falmouth, many of which serve food and some of which have occasional live music. The Falmouth Arts Centre is a venue for film and theatre and the Princess Pavilion hosts shows during the season.
A beautiful example of a lovingly renovated period townhouse with gardens and parking in an elevated position. The property is accessed from Frobisher Terrace via a gate and up a meandering herringbone style brick path leading up through the front garden with areas laid to lawn and planted borders. Steps lead up to an initial decked seating area and then onto a further decked terrace that wraps around the side of the property. A lovely setting from where you can appreciate the maritime and coastal views.

A wood and glass front door with window above is set beneath an ornate storm porch with slate roof opening to an entrance porch with original tiled floor, a further wood and glass door with glass side panels opens to the inner hallway. Engineered oak flooring runs through the hallway to the rear door from where you access the rear courtyard. Three stripped wooden doors open to the lounge on the left, the kitchen/diner to the right and to the cloakroom at the rear.

The handmade Prentice kitchen is a particular feature to the property. It is fitted with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with worktops over. There are two distinct areas, one side having Zodiaq quartz composite worktops, inset twin porcelain sink and drainer, inset Neff double gas hob, double height integrated Gorenje fridge and integrated dishwasher. The opposite area has solid oak worktops and has a central focus point of a gas fired twin oven Aga and lovely breakfast bar. The mixture of modern and character continues with beautiful limestone flagged flooring and brick style splash back tiling. A separate utility room to the rear has space and plumbing for a washing machine and provides storage and a second sink.

The dining area leads on from the kitchen area providing ample space for dining table and chairs. Engineered oak flooring gives definition between the areas and the bay window allows diners to enjoy the eye-catching views.
Located to the left of the property the lounge is another light and bright room with attractive cast iron fire place, picture rails and ceiling rose. To the rear of the property is a convenient and stylish cloakroom, again with limestone flagged flooring and partial wood panelled walls, giving a real nautical feel!

The elegant turning staircase with attractive wooden balustrades rises from the inner hall to the half landing and first floor, with large opaque double glazed window allowing plenty of light to stream in whilst retaining privacy. The two main bedrooms are located to the front of the property from where the views extend up Penryn River and over to the Roseland Peninsula. Bedroom four/study also looks to the front elevation. The third bedroom, bathroom and shower room are all located off the half landing to the rear of the property. All rooms are finished to the same high standard.

The stylish bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite including attractive bath with tiled surround and has a mix of wood panelling and brick style tiles to the walls. The Velux skylight ensures there is plenty of light in the room showcasing the limestone flooring. A separate shower room opposite is a really useful addition and again has a lovely finish and houses a glass doored walk in shower and wash hand basin, and limestone flooring.

Externally the property has larger than expected gardens and decked terraces providing plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful views and to partake of Al Fresco dining. The gardens have areas laid to lawn and borders providing a colourful mix of mature shrubs and plants including Roses, Ferns and Clematis. The two tiers of decking have ample room to house dining table and chairs and are complemented by occasional raised flower beds. A wooden gate gives access to the rear parking space, where planning permission has been granted to build a garage with bedroom over, which could be accessed through what is currently the cupboard on the half landing – what an added extra!

Renovation works include but are not restricted to; full external re-render 2011, new slate roof 2011, hardwood double glazed sash windows and new kitchen and utility room.

Property ref: 121_1775_4274253

The parking space is accessed from this area where there is planning permission to erect a garage with a further double bedroom above which could be accessed through the half-landing cupboard area - Planning reference no PA11/01870.

Wooden gate opens to the front decking area and gardens beyond. Outside tap.

In the front garden a wooden fence opens to a gently sloping lawned area with meandering foot path to the tiered decked areas in front of the house.

An initial small deck provides space for dining table and chairs, from where the stunning river and harbour views certainly catch the imagination! Further steps lead to an extensive decked area that wraps around the side of the property.

16' 11" with sloped ceiling x 6'8" (5.16m x 2.03m) To the rear of the property is this comfortable bedroom with sloping ceiling to one side with large velux skylight to allow plenty of light into the room. Radiator. Skirting boards.

8' 10" x 6' 4" (2.69m x 1.93m) With partial sloped ceiling. A stylish bathroom fitted with a three piece suite comprising; panelled bath with tiled surround and central mounted taps, low level WC with concealed cistern, inset wash-hand basin with mixer tap over and tiled surface and splash backs, with cupboard to one side. Third height brick-style tiling and partial wood panelling. Cupboard. Velux skylight. Directional spotlights. Chrome ladder-style radiator. Limestone flagged flooring.

6' 11"into cubicle x 3' 1" (2.11m x 0.94m) Mains-fed Mira shower, inset to glass fronted walk-in shower cubicle with floor to ceiling tiling. Wall mounted wash-hand basin with tiled splash backs. Limestone flagged flooring. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan.

To the rear of the property is a small enclosed courtyard garden, bijoux but beautiful! Pretty cobbled floor with raised stone edged corner flower bed. Wooden fence and gate and solid wall surround.


A well designed and presented cloakroom with limestone flagged flooring and wooden wall panelling. Fitted with a low level WC with concealed cistern and shelf above with hand made attractive blue glazed ceramic brick shaped tiles. Wash-hand basin set upon tiled worktop with shallow cupboard below. Obscured double-glazed window to the rear. Ceiling light.

14' 1" x 11' 4" (4.29m x 3.45m) plus slight bay.
A delightfully light room with just lovely views extending down towards The Docks and over towards St Mawes and the surrounding areas. Hardwood double-glazed sash window. Radiator. Moulded skirting boards.

13' 8" x 12' 2" (4.17m x 3.71m) A second spacious double bedroom with hardwood double-glazed sash window framing the aforementioned views over the ever changing maritime aspect. Two radiators. Moulded skirting boards.

7' 1" x 6' 2" (2.16m x 1.88m) A useful fourth room which again enjoys lovely views over towards Flushing and the Roseland Peninsula. Radiator. Skirting boards.

Stunning limestone flagged flooring forms the base of this spacious, well-designed hand made Pentice solid wood kitchen with both solid oak and Zodiaq quartz composite work tops. The comprehensive range of floor and base units complete with soft close doors and drawers, comprises a full range of cupboards and drawers with integrated dishwasher, double height integrated Gornje fridge, attractive double ceramic sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap over. Inset two ring Neff gas hob, stylish brick-style tiled splash backs with wooden trims. Three double-glazed hardwood sash windows, two looking into the rear courtyard and the third with obscured glass to the rear.

To the right hand side of the room is a glorious gas fired Aga set within the former chimney breast, providing a pleasing and eye catching point again with ceramic brick-style tiled splash back. A wooden top breakfast bar creates a non intrusive divide to the areas helping to retain a family soc...

6' 7" x 4' 9" (2.01m x 1.45m) Providing further cupboard storage with both wall and base units, granite worktops over with inset corner stainless steel sink and drainer with dual swan neck taps over, space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tall freezer. Worcester combination boiler. Wall mounted extractor fan. Obscured glass double glazed window to the rear. Limestone flagged flooring. Inset spotlights.

Wood and glass door beneath storm porch open into the porch area with original tiled flooring. Space for shelving and coat hooks.

A secondary wood and glass door with glass side panels opens to the:

Attractive exposed wooden floorboards run through to the rear door, three stripped wooden doors give access to the kitchen/diner, lounge and ground floor WC. Picture rail with wood panelling below and moulded plaster detailing above. Ceiling mounted carbon monoxide detector. Access hatch to under floor area. Radiator. Cupboard housing electrics.

13' 11" x 12' 8"plus bay window (4.24m x 3.86m)
Situated to the front of the property the focal point is a fantastic double-glazed wooden sash bay window with low level sill below. The view takes in Penryn River, Flushing and the townscape of Penwerris and Dunstanville. The cast-iron fireplace with slate plinth and wooden surround provides a pleasing second feature which is also complemented by deep moulded skirting boards, picture rails, ornate coving and ceiling rose. A lovely light and bright family room. Two radiators.

16' 11" x 13' 2" (5.16m x 4.01m) Kitchen maximum overall measurements (excluding utility room). Dining area - 14' 1" x 11' 3" (4.29m x 3.43m) plus bay window

Located to the right of the property is the beautiful open plan newly refurbished kitchen/diner. The dining area enjoys the aforementioned views over to Flushing from the bay window ensuring light floods through the room. This area also has a feature cast-iron fireplace with slate hearth and wooden surround. There is ample room to house a substantial sized table and chairs. The room also retains its character with moulded skirting boards, picture rails, cornicing and ceiling rose, all of which are complemented by the lovely wooden flooring. Two radiators.

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