THE LOCATION Orchard Bungalow occupies one of our favourite residential locations on Falmouth’s southern side, tucked in behind Swanpool lake and nature reserve and a few minutes’ walk from Swanpool Beach and the South West coastal path.
Orchard Bungalow is just over a mile from the town and harbour, where there is an excellent and 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. Falmouth is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK.
THE PROPERTY Individually designed and built in 2007, this superb property would be fantastic for a family, or as is currently the case, for a couple with space to enjoy, in glorious surroundings. The designing architect should be rightly proud of this design, that allows so much light into all parts of the building yet manages to achieve a characterful home so different from the normal box-like properties some designers favour. A vaulted ceiling and galleried walkway looking over the sitting room is a particularly nice feature, as is the full width and height glass wall that leads to and looks over the garden.
With nearly 2500² of accommodation there is great flexibility; four double bedrooms, two upstairs and two downstairs with 3 en suite. ‘Living’ space is generous too, with separate sitting and dining rooms, a study (bedroom five) plus a lovely kitchen/breakfast room, likely to become the social ‘hub’ of the home.
Quality fixtures and fittings are evident throughout, from the engineered oak flooring to the solid wood doors, stylish wood burner in the sitting room or AGA in the kitchen. Even the bathrooms and sanitary wear scream quality. An integral garage, plenty of parking and a boat store are to the front while to the rear is a mature garden that’s large enough to enjoy yet manageable enough not to be a burden.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (ALL DIMENSIONS APPROXIMATE)
WC White low flush wc and hand wash basin with mixer tap. Obscure double glazed window to front, tiled floor, extractor fan.
RECEPTION HALL 16′ 2″ x 12′ 1″ (3.68m x 4.93m) Large welcoming entrance with wide corridors off to either side giving access to bedrooms, kitchen and dining room. Stairs to first floor. Half-glazed double doors to sitting room, engineered oak flooring, cupboard with hanging rail and shelf over. Under floor heating thermostat control. Door to……
SITTING ROOM 15′ 5″ x 15′ 3″ (4.7m x 4.65m) Dominated by full-height double glazed windows into the roof apex, with exposed beams, and with galleried landing over. Modern cylindrical wood burning fire with stainless chimney pipe to the ceiling. Double glazed sliding doors to rear patio and garden. Engineered oak flooring. Two Velux roof lights. Under floor heating thermostat control. Door to………..
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM 19′ 7″ x 13′ 4″ (5.97m x 4.06m) Comprehensively fitted with a matching range of wall and base units, polished granite worktops over and inset Franke 1¼ bowl sink drainer unit with Damixa mixer tap. Integrated appliances including Bosch fan-assisted oven and grill with Bosch warming drawer beneath and a further combination fan-assisted oven, grill and microwave oven. Five-ring Belling Fastlight ceramic hob with Neff extractor fan and light over, built-in fridge and AEG dishwasher. Free standing light blue coloured Aga powered by gas and benefitting from the AIMS instant control system. Plentiful storage cupboards and drawers. Concealed worktop lighting. Central island unit with polished granite worktops and inset sink with mixer tap. Further cupboard and drawers, including breakfast bar sitting area. Space for American-style fridge freezer (with plumbing connection). Tiled flooring. Double glazed windows to the side and rear, and a further set of double glazed double doors to the rear terrace and garden. Glazed door to reception hall, under floor heating thermostat control. Door to……….
UTILITY ROOM 9′ 2″ x 7′ 9″ (2.79m x 2.36m) Fitted solid bamboo worktops with inset white ceramic sink drainer unit with mixer tap. Double glazed window to side. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Cupboards and drawers. Tiled flooring. Built-in fridge and freezer with storage cupboard. Under floor heating thermostat control.
DINING ROOM 15′ 3″ x 9′ 5″ (4.65m x 2.87m) Windows to both front and rear. Under floor heating thermostat control. Door to integral garage. Oak flooring.
BEDROOM TWO 13′ 2″ (into bay window) x 12′ 3″ (4.01m x 3.73m) 13’2″ (into bay window) x 12’3″ Double glazed bay window to the front overlooking the entrance driveway. Two built-in deep wardrobes, with hanging rail and shelf over. Under floor heating thermostat control. Door to………..
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 8′ 2″ x 5′ 6″ (2.49m x 1.68m) White suite comprising low flush WC, hand wash basin with mixer tap. Tiled corner shower cubicle with plumbed shower attachment. Obscure double glazed window to front, extractor fan. Tiled floor.
BEDROOM FOUR 12′ 4″ x 9′ 5″ (3.76m x 2.87m) French doors overlooking the raised area of lawn to the rear. Built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf over. Under floor heating thermostat control.
STUDY/BEDROOM FIVE 10′ 5″ x 7′ 9″ (3.18m x 2.36m) Built-in file store. Window to rear.
FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM White suite comprising double ended sharing bath with mixer tap and retractable hand-held shower attachment situated in the middle. Wall-mounted hand wash basin with mixer tap. Tiled shower cubicle with plumbed shower attachment. W/C. Obscure double glazed window to side. Extractor fan, tiled floor.
FIRST FLOOR From the reception hall, a staircase leads up to a galleried landing that overlooks the sitting room, with doors leading to the master bedroom and bedroom four.
THE MASTER BEDROOM 13′ 7″ x 13′ 5″ (4.14m x 4.09m) PLUS DORMER, PLUS DRESSING AREA Lovely room that is of an unusual shape that allows for a useful dressing area. Dormer window to the rear and Velux window to the front. Radiator. Eaves storage cupboards. Door to………..
ENSUITE 15′ 4″ x 6′ 3″ (4.67m x 1.91m) White sharing bath with centre mixer tap, W/C, twin hand wash basins on tiled shelf, large shower cubicle with plumbed shower. Fully tiled room, Velux windows, extractor fan.
BEDROOM THREE 28′ 4″ (reducing to 13’4”) x 14′ 4″ (8.64m reducing to 4.06m x 4.37) Window to rear. Another unusual shaped room with dressing room with sloping ceilings and some restricted head height. Carefully designed to maximise the space. Door to…
EN SUITE WC and wash hand basin. Velux window. Access to under-eaves storage space.
OUTSIDE As previously described, there is car parking for 4/5 cars on the brick paved driveway to the front, plus boat or caravan store to the side of the garage.
INTEGRAL GARAGE 17′ 9″ x 13′ 2″ (5.41m x 4.01m) Roller door to front. Retractable ladder to open hatch into boarded roof space storage area. Half obscure double glazed door to rear. Cupboard housing gas-fired boiler, providing domestic hot water and central heating. Santon Premier Plus un-vented hot water cylinder.
The gardens wrap around the property which include a raised area of lawn, enclosed by high fencing. Steps lead down from the lawned area, to a brick paved large patio area, with double glazed sliding doors into the sitting room. Large Hot Tub that is included in the sale. Outside lighting. Two outside sockets, two outside cold water taps.