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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale


Withdrawn from Market £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large, south facing Edwardian family house
  • Outstanding seafront location
  • Water and coastal views
  • Elegant and flexible three storey accommodation
  • 5 plus bedrooms and 3 receptions rooms
  • Perfect for two family occupation
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rarely available and very special!

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

THE LOCATION The Moorings occupies one of the most sought after and uplifting residential positions in Falmouth. Its location is superb, slightly tucked away, off Gyllyngvase Road and beside Falmouth seafront, where bay, coast and Gyllyngvase's sandy beach are just a few paces away.

Lying on Falmouth's sea facing, south side, The Moorings is also within 1/2 mile from the town and harbourside which add a wonderful, very different dimension to the town where here is an excellent and diverse selection of restaurants and en eclectic mixture of individual as well as national chains, including Marks and Spencer and Sainsbury's, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent. Nearby train stations provide an easy link to the mainline Truro line and Paddington, London.

The harbour, Carrick Roads and its tributaries provide some of the best boating and sailing opportunities available and help consistently keep Falmouth as one of the top five places to live in the country.

THE PROPERTY The Moorings is an exceptional house, built around 1910 as a gentleman's residence and used as such for many years. The property was a nursing home for some time, before being restored to its former glory and purpose, more recently.
The elegant and extensive accommodation is arranged over three floors with lovely proportions and an ability to provide great flexibility for use. As a whole, it's a superb and spacious family home with five or more bedrooms and three reception rooms, the middle floor leading onto a very usable balcony with views to beach, bay and coast. Its size and scope could allow for multi generations of the family living together under one roof yet be separate. There is an external fire escape that could give access to the first and second floor. (the second floor has been successfully used as an Air BNB income).
The Moorings retains the feel and features, which are so lovely about its era of construction, including doors, windows, floors and fireplaces, whilst combining modern comforts to create a very stylish home. Outside, is an enclosed south facing lawned and paved garden with lovely sea beach views. 


Original open porch with pitched roof and arched entrance, lead lattice windows to sides. Granite threshold and step through a panelled door into... 

ENTRANCE HALL - A DELIGHTFUL INTRODUCTION TO THIS FINE HOUSE 11' 8" x 9' 10" (3.56m x 3m) with 9'3'' high painted and beamed ceiling. Plus side porch 7' x 4'3'' where there are double glazed doors with windows to sides. Multi pane, lead and colour glazed window. Picture rail, Radiator. Book shelving. Former fireplace recess with slate hearth in situ. Exposed wooden floorboards run through much of the ground floor area.


The hallway leads through to the turning staircase, with large under stair cupboard, and former lift shaft room.which is now a small additional room or possible large storage cupboard as well as the staircase which continues up and turns to the second floor. Doors to all rooms and to boiler room and store.  

ARTIST STUDIO 15' 4" x 11' 8" (4.67m x 3.56m) with 9'3'' high beamed ceiling. Pine stripped floor boards and with a bay UPVC double glazed window and lovely view looking into the garden and across to Gyllyngvase beach and Falmouth bay, along the coast to Stack Point. Some kitchen type cupboards and inset stainless steel sink are a handy addition and very useful. Within the room is a lovely Edwardian tiled cast iron fireplace with painted wooden surround, mirrored mantle and shelving. Radiator. Archway to... 

SIDE PORCH/BOOT ROOM 13' 10" x 4' 8" (4.22m x 1.42m) Double glazed windows and door to front. Shelving, coat hooks. 

SITTING ROOM 19' x 12' (5.79m x 3.66m) reducing to 11'5'' with 9' ceiling. Large double-glazed windows and door leading out into the front garden and with views to Gyllyngvase bay and coast. Edwardian open fireplace with art deco copper and timber surround, tiled hearth and wooden mantle with bevelled mirror. (This fireplace has been fitted with a new wood burner) Radiator. Picture rail and Power points. Doorway through to.... 

BEDROOM/LIVING ROOM 18' x 11' 2" (5.49m x 3.4m) Continuation of pine floor boards. Multipane period window to front. Radiator. Picture rail. 

SHOWER ROOM 7' 10" x 6' (2.39m x 1.83m) Window to rear. Recently modernised white suite comprising wash hand basin, button flush WC. Easy access large glass shower cubicle with plumbed shower with rainfall head and hand attachment. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor.  

FIRST FLOOR Turning staircase with 1/2 landing window to rear. Oak ball top newel posts, handrail and square section spindles up to a lovely flexible space with pine floorboards throughout.


SNUG 5' 1" x 4' 1" (1.55m x 1.24m) Made from the former lift shaft and now a lovely little area to sit and read. 

BATHROOM Majority tiled, window to rear, white three-piece suite comprising W/C, hand wash basin and metal panel bath. Shower mixer over. Multipane window to rear, Radiator, extractor fan. Shaver point. 

BEDROOM 12' 5" x 12' 5" (3.78m x 3.78m) plus doorway recess. UPVC double glazed window to front and to side with great views looking over the seafront to Gyllyngvase beach, Falmouth bay and along the coast to Stack Point and beyond. Radiator. Exposed wooden floorboards. 

EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM Tiled in white with walk in shower cubicle. WC and wash hand basin. Obscured UPVC double glazed window to side 

BEDROOM 12' x 10' 4" (3.66m x 3.15m) Opening into box bay area 6'10'' x 4'6''. Windows to three aspects one of which has beach views. Pine exposed floor boards. Radiator. 

LIVING ROOM 15' 10" x 12' 2" (4.83m x 3.71m) French doors opening out onto a balcony and with lovely views (Falmouth bay and Manacles in the distance and to the west towards Gyllyngvase beach and Stack Point). Exposed wooded floorboards. Radiator. Open access to... 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 10" x 11' 6" (4.83m x 3.51m) Again French doors accessing the balcony and views. Fitted range of base units. Stainless steel three oven range cooker with gas hob. Stainless steel extractor and splash back. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Radiator.  

BALCONY A wonderful feature, about 22' (6.71m) long and accessible from these two rooms. Views overlooking the garden and to Falmouth bay and Manacles in the distance and to the west towards Gyllyngvase beach and Stack Point. 

BOILER/STORE ROOM Window to rear. 'Worcester Greenstar high flow 440' gas fuelled boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. 

SECOND FLOOR Turning stairs with door to fire escape and external staircase to ground. Door to.... 

LANDING 12' 4" x 6' 2" (3.76m x 1.88m) Former lift shaft which would make a small dining area, Loft hatch, open entrance to kitchenette. Pine panelled doors to two bedrooms and ..... 

BATHROOM White three-piece suite comprising button flush, hand wash basin. Metal panelled bath with electric shower over. Extractor fan. 

BEDROOM 12' 5" x 12' 4" (3.78m x 3.76m) Multipane side window with lovely beach, bay and coastal views. Access into substantial eaves storage space. 

BEDROOM 12' 5" x 11' 5" (3.78m x 3.48m) Sash window to side and glimpses to sea, access to substantial eaves cupboards. Radiator.  

OUTSIDE Pedestrian access with twin ball top granite posts and timber gate, along a brick pathway to the front door. To the rear is a yard and fire escape to second floor. Parking space for 2 cars at the front. The front garden is nicely enclosed by timber panelled fencing and has been recently landscaped offering views of beach and sea. Paved patio accessed from the sitting room, and area of lawn with palms, climbing wisteria and honeysuckle, pampas, bamboo and rhododendron. A lovely area to enjoy the views to sea and coast and enjoy summer sunshine for much of the day. 

TIMBER SHED 6' x 4' (1.83m x 1.22m)  

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
24 April 2018


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