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4 bedroom detached house for sale


Withdrawn from Market £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Elegant 1920s residence
  • Sought after residential position
  • Four bedrooms, master en-suite
  • Three reception rooms
  • Stunning vaulted split level kitchen/dining room
  • Glorious established garden
  • Parking and garage
  • Rare and desirable

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION This elegant home is located off Melvill Road at the entrance to Fox's Lane and abutting the glorious Fox Rosehill Gardens to the rear. The position, on Falmouth's sought after southern side, is perfect for accessing the town and harbourside about half a mile away and seafront and beaches, about a quarter of a mile.
Falmouth has a 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. The town is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK.

THE PROPERTY Number 56 is a fine and prominent detached residence built in 1926/7 and set in a very generous plot and with a rare blend of features and attributes which makes its availability rare indeed.

Accommodation is well proportioned throughout and beautifully presented with bath/shower room and four first floor bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room and another with access to a balcony. Downstairs is a further bedroom plus a fine reception room with 9'10" high ceilings and bay windows. There is a study and a striking kitchen/dining room which merits a special mention. This open plan room is social and impressive with its two split levels, vaulted ceiling and light flooding from skylights and a huge arched window looking into the garden. Luxurious and comfortable, this room is likely to become the 'hub of the home', effortlessly flowing through French doors on to the timber decked terraces and garden. The house is very well cared for and beautifully presented and equipped. Windows are UPVC double glazed and a gas combination boiler fuels radiator central heating and hot water supply.

Outside the gardens are an exceptional feature of this property, full of colour, interest and maturity. Twin gates lead into a tarmacadam drive with good parking provision and access to a garage. The front garden, with its magnificent Magnolia leads around to the rear garden which is almost 'park like' in its feel, measuring about 150' x 45' this area faces west, is level and enclosed, being mostly lawned but with borders of fine trees and choice shrubs and plants.

Properties, so 'complete' as 56 Melvill Road seldom become available for sale and as such we wholeheartedly recommend viewing this impressive home.

ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE) Shallow slate and granite steps through arched obscure UPVC double glazed double doors into... 

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 10' 2" x 3' 10" (3.1m x 1.17m) and 10' ceiling height Chequered tile floor. Arched side window. Coat hooks, shelf. Wide painted panel door to... 

HALLWAY 8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m) UPVC double glazed window to side. Radiator. Corniced ceiling, picture rail, telephone point. Access through to...  

INNER HALLWAY With turning staircase rising to the first floor. Corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Deep under stair cupboard with meter and electric trip switches. Doorway into garage. From the hall, original panelled exposed wooden doors into the drawing room, sitting room and study. Open archway through to split level kitchen and dining room. 

SITTING ROOM 15' 8" x 14' (4.78m x 4.27m) A fine room with large box bay UPVC double glazed window to front. Striking fireplace with slate and painted timber surround with slate hearth and inset 'Clear View' stove. Timber floorboards. Original built in glazed cabinet with cupboards beneath. Two radiators. Corniced ceiling with picture rail. TV and power points. 

BEDROOM TWO / SECOND LOUNGE 16' x 16' (4.88m x 4.88m) reducing to 10'10'' (3.3m) With two UPVC double glazed windows into the rear garden. Original fire place recess (non functional). Shelved recesses. Two radiators. 

KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM 27' 8" x 12' 4" (8.43m x 3.76m) in kitchen (and 11'3'' (3.43m) in dining room. A spectacular open plan, vaulted room, thoughtfully rebuilt in two gentle split levels and overlooking the garden though a striking 10' high, floor to ceiling, 8' wide arched window, and French doors to the side, on to the timber decked terrace. Four double glazed velux roof windows. Porcelain tile flooring throughout with two steps and a peninsula work top providing partial separation from the dining and kitchen areas, whilst presenting the impressive and social, open plan layout.
The kitchen is comprehensively equipped and fitted with a gloss white flush fronted, soft closure range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers with stainless steel handles and extensive solid granite work tops, including a central island incorporating a breakfast bar and storage beneath. Peninsula work top and rivened drainer with inset 'Franke', one and a half bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Appliances are by 'NEFF' with five burner gas hob and stainless steel extractor hood, glass splashback. Integrated dishwasher and stainless steel double oven incorporating a microwave. Inset and ceiling spotlights. Two radiators.

STUDY 9' x 9' (2.74m x 2.74m) Exposed wooden floorboards. UPVC double glazed window to side. Wash hand basin, cupboard beneath. Corniced and spot lit ceiling. Radiator. 

FIRST FLOOR Fine turning staircase with hard wood newell posts and hand rail, and painted spindles, rising up through a half landing ( with door to en-suite master bedroom off) up to the.... 

FULL LANDING Of generous size with high level window, corniced ceiling, picture rail and access to loft space. Original exposed wooden doors to three bedrooms, bathroom and laundry room 

MASTER BEDROOM 13' (3.96m) increasing to 18' 10" (5.74m) x 11' 2" (3.4m) UPVC double glazed window to front and small obscure glazed window to rear. Radiator. Power points. Door to... 

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Comfortable room with ceramic tile floor, obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. Button flush WC, wash hand basin, oversized walk in shower cubicle with boiler fed shower. Radiator. 

BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM UPVC double glazed windows to front and side. Refitted white suite comprising button flush WC, deep corner bath with seat. Wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Semi-circular, walk in cubicle with boiler fed shower. Partial wall tiling, inset spotlights. Radiator and heated towel rail. 

WALK IN LAUNDRY Practical room with obscure UPVC double glazed window to side. Plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Shelving and hanging space. 

BEDROOM THREE 14' x 13' 7" (4.27m x 4.14m) UPVC double glazed window and door to front out onto the covered balcony. Corniced ceiling and picture rail. Two radiators. 

COVERED BALCONY 14' x 2' 10" (4.27m x 0.86m) Front facing and with climbing wisteria. 

BEDROOM FOUR 11' 6" x 11' (3.51m x 3.35m) reducing to (9'8'' (2.95m) Side box bay UPVC double glazed window with open wooded and garden outlook. Built in cupboard. Picture rail. Radiator. 

BEDROOM FIVE 11' 2" (3.4m) reducing to 10' (3.05) x 9' 10" (3m) and doorway recess UPVC double glazed window to rear overlooking the garden. Open, shelved wardrobe/cupboard. Two radiators. Picture rail. 

OUTSIDE The garden, its plot size and maturity is a particularly appealing and unusual feature of this fine house.
The tarmacadam drive leads off Melvill Road and Foxes Lane through granite posts and double timber gates on to a drive to park several cars.

FRONT GARDEN All is well enclosed by timber fencing and shrubbery with borders of Acer, Azalea, Camellia and Griselinia plus a fine Magnolia tree. A healthy Wisteria climbs the front of the house and trails over the balcony. Outside tap. 

GARAGE 18' 7" x 11' 2" (5.66m x 3.4m) Electronic, remotely controlled garage door. Power, light, storage. British Gas combination gas boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. Door to rear garden.

A wide slate path to the side of the house passes a useful, solid, 19' long, covered storage area with slate roof. Through a gate into...

REAR GARDEN A superb and sizeable level garden approximately 150' x 45' with a maturity and scale we seldom see in such a location. From the kitchen/dining room double doors onto two areas of timber decked terraces and the expansive lawn with shrub and small tree borders including Camellia, Bay, Hydrangea, Mahonia Mallow, Pampas, fir and apple trees. Elderly timber shed and lovely old circular one with brass sliding door. 

METAL LOCKABLE TOOL SHED 9' x 8' (2.74m x 2.44m)  

MONEY LAUNDERING Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale. 


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