THE LOCATION – BY JOHN LAY I have viewed properties in most developments and houses along Falmouth’s seafront but was bowled over by how spectacularly positioned Number 12’s first floor, corner position is enabling views that are sensational. The apartment looks directly to the sea with Gyllyngvase Beach and Gylly Beach Café on one’s doorstep and 180° views along the coast from Pendennis Castle and Point, and St Anthony lighthouse, right around to the mouth of the Helford River, to Nare Point, Porthallow and The Manacles Reef. My excitement was such that I encouraged all my colleagues to come and see! Of course, restaurants and facilities of the seafront hotels are nearby whilst the town and harbourside of our brilliant town are just 3/4 of a mile away.
THE PROPERTY Did I mention the view? It is experienced via two picture windows in the lounge and dining rooms and from bedroom one and the kitchen through glazed screens through the reception rooms. The apartment is bright, comfortable and liveable ‘as is’ but most would consider it ideally needs a little updating. Sand Bay is a select development where most reside permanently with a well cared for communal landscaped garden and designated parking space.
The availability of Number 12 presents a brilliant chance to buy a ‘slice’ of Falmouth seafront and enjoy uplifting ownership, whether as a main or holiday residence.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
FIRST FLOOR ACCESS Obscure double glazed door to…
HALL With doors to two bedrooms, bathroom, two large shelved cupboards (one with electric immersion) and…
LOUNGE/DINING ROOM 25′ 3″ (7.7m) overall x 13′ 3″ (4.04m) and 10′ (3.05m) in dining area.
Two large uPVC double glazed sliding windows to the most incredible and direct sea, beach and coast facing views with outlook between St Anthony Head and Castle, along the seafront all around to the Manacles in the distance.
Electric night storage heater. TV and power points.
KITCHEN With sliding window allowing and enabling those spectacular views through the lounge/dining room to sea, beach and coast. Basic fitted base and eye level cupboards and drawers, work top, twin stainless steel sink. Breakfast bar. Space for appliances. Telephone point.
BEDROOM ONE 16′ 4″ x 9′ 1″ (4.98m x 2.77m) With large sliding window allowing a lovely view through the living room and out to sea. uPVC double glazed window to rear. Fitted wardrobes.
BEDROOM TWO 10′ 7″ x 7′ 5″ (3.23m x 2.26m) uPVC double glazed window to rear. Built-in cupboard housing electric meters and tripping switches.
BATHROOM White three piece suite: WC, wash hand basin, panel bath with electric shower above. Extractor. Shaver point. Heated towel rail.
OUTSIDE Beautifully tended and landscaped seafront gardens. Designated parking space.
TENURE Leasehold 999 years from 1973 The Freehold is vested by Sand Bay Property (Management) Ltd with each of the 17 apartments having an equal vote on decisions made.
The managing agent is Homequest, telephone number 01872 222112. Current service charge is £1400pa (paid £350 quarterly).
AGENT’S NOTE Although the lease at Sand Bay does not specifically exclude the option of holiday letting, we understand there is a policy for it not to be allowed within the development. Pets are not allowed.
Permission has been given for a balcony to be installed between the lounge and dining area bay windows. This has been successfully undertaken by other apartments at Sand Bay.