4 bedroom town house for sale

Chapel Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18

Under Offer £320,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4/5 bedroomed house
  • Early possession
  • No forward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situated between the town centre and the harbour front, 11 Chapel Street has been used as a dental surgery with living accommodation above. Now in need of renovation, this fine 4/5 bedroomed house could be adapted for a variety of uses (subject to planning consent).
Early possession can be offered, with no forward chain.

11 Chapel Street is located within 200 yards of the centre of Penzance and close to the seafront and harbour. Chapel Street is one of the oldest parts of Penzance and considered a particularly prestigious road, having as it does a variety of fine listed buildings of unique character. There is a wide variety of shops and other amenities in the immediate vicinity of the property and there are two fine public gardens nearby, a theatre, the only promenade in Cornwall and an outdoor art deco sea water swimming pool. Penzance is an active port and has a bus terminal and mainline railway station (London Paddington approx.. 5 hours). Attractions in the area include the Tate at St Ives, St Michael's Mount and the clifftop Minack Theatre at Porthcurno.

11 Chapel Street is a Grade II listed period house which is known to date from the early 19th Century but undoubtedly has earlier origins. The present owner has lived and worked in the house since the 1960's and the property now needs modernisation and alteration to suit the needs of the next owner. A slate and scantle roof was replaced just over 20 years ago and there is a gas central heating system with modern pressurised water system. There is a cellar and accommodation could provide either four or five bedroomed accommodation and with further details as follows:

Timber front door from Chapel Street to:

Part timber cladded walls with window above front door and inner glazing with inner door to reception hall. Glazed door from entrance vestibule to:

RECEPTION ROOM 1: 14'7" x 11'8"
Suspended timber ceiling with spotlights. Window overlooking Chapel Street, with fitted roller blind. Laminated flooring. Electric meter cupboard.

On two levels with four inner steps. Part-clad walls. Radiator. Wall mounted time switch and electric fuse boxes. Door leading under the staircase to:

Which comprises:
UTILITY ROOM: 9'5" x 8'3" (L shaped and measurements approximate only)
Wash basin and work surface with space and plumbing beneath for electrical appliances. Wall mounted cupboards. Quarry tiled floor. Glazed door to:

Rear outside courtyard

Door to:


Further door to:

With restricted space. Electricity connected.

From the reception hall there are three further rooms as follows:

RECEPTION ROOM 2: 12'5" (max) x 7' 8"
Double glazed window with part-frosted glazing to give a degree of privacy. Radiator with thermostat. Storage recess which originally opened to Reception Room 1. Ceiling spotlights.

RECEPTION ROOM 3: Of irregular shape 11' x 10' (approx. measurement only)
Double glazed window, part double glazed, overlooking rear courtyard area. Corner wash basin with storage cupboards above and beneath. Radiator with thermostat. Storage units and further worktop with small circular wash basin. Recessed ceiling spotlights.

RECEPTION ROOM 4: 11'6" x 9'2"
Worktop with inset wash basin and storage beneath. Radiator with thermostat. Laminated tiled floor. Sash windows overlooking outside rear courtyard. Door to:

With door to rear courtyard (mentioned above) and further outside door to the rear courtyard/parking area. Wall mounted Worcester boiler and modern plumbing and pressurised water tank and system with immersion. Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and storage beneath. Double glazed window, part frosted glass.

Stairs from Reception Hall to:


Half Landing
Off which is:

Oval wash basin and sliding glazed door to:

With suite of panelled bath and pedestal wash basin. Thermostatic shower unit above bath with side screen. Tiled walls. Mirror fronted cupboard with shelving. Mirror above wash basin and light/shaver socket (not tested). Radiator.

Stairs from Half Landing rise to:


BEDROOM 1: 16'6" x 19' max into bay window
Double glazed window overlooking Chapel Street. Because of the dimensions of this room a buyer might wish to use it as the principle reception room. Walls are part timber clad and one is of exposed granite. Ceiling spotlights. Mirror tiles and shelving. Two double radiators.

FIRST FLOOR KITCHEN: Of irregular shape 11' x 11'5" (max measurements)
Currently fitted with a range of kitchen units including one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap inset in a work surface with Miele two ring gas hob and electric double hot plate. Miele electric oven beneath. Also Miele washer/dryer. Built-in freezer. Peninsula breakfast bar with two Miele hotplates/griddle. Extractor hood above hob and range of base and wall mounted units including cupboards and shelving. Tiled walls. Double glazed window overlooking side lane. Ceiling spotlights. Radiator. Recess housing Toshiba microwave oven (appliances not tested).

BEDROOM 2: Of irregular shape (max measurements 11' x 17')
Corner wash basin. Built-in shower cubicle with tiled walls and thermostatically controlled shower unit (not tested). The room has two aspects with frosted glass windows. Corner wash basin. Shelving and radiator. Two wall light points. Recessed ceiling lights.

Stairs from First Floor landing turning to:


Storage area under sloping roof with wash basin unit.

BEDROOM 3: 15'2" max x 16'
Two aspects with a window overlooking Chapel Street. Part timber clad walls. Radiator and TV point. Door to:

BEDROOM 4: 9'10" max x 10'11" (an irregular shaped room with sloping ceilings and dormer window)
Timber cladding to the ceiling with access to roof area - also housing water tank. Radiator.


Door from landing to:

BEDROOM 5: 9'4" x 14'10" max measurements

The room is situated within the eaves of the building there are sloping ceilings which are timber clad and there are exposed beams. Two aspects with window to the rear parking and courtyard area.

NOTE: Between the first and second floors, off the stairway, is a glazed door which gives access onto a flat roof from which there is access to the roof of the building itself.

There is a small enclosed courtyard to the rear of the building, whilst to the side is a lane which leads to a parking area. It may be possible to rent a space if required, although this cannot be guaranteed.


All main services are connected. Gas-fired central heating.

Cornwall Council Tel: 0300 1234 100


VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment with the agents, WHITLOCKS Tel: 01736 369296.

From the Lloyds Bank building in the centre of Penzance proceed into Chapel Street (towards the seafront). Egypt House will be found on the right hand side and after a further 40 yards No. 11 will be found on the right hand side, next to Chancery Lane.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 August 2017

Nearest stations

  • Penzance (0.3 mi)
  • St. Erth (5.5 mi)
  • Lelant Saltings (5.9 mi)
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48, Causewayhead, Penzance, TR18 2SS

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Nearest stations

  • Penzance (0.3 mi)
  • St. Erth (5.5 mi)
  • Lelant Saltings (5.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Whitlocks, Penzance

48, Causewayhead, Penzance, TR18 2SS

01736 270034 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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