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Terraced House


4 Bedroom Terraced House for sale in FALMOUTH

This wonderfully, elegant and original Georgian town house is an absolute gem, set in a desirable end of terrace spot, above harbour and town and just ¾ of a mile from Falmouth seafront and Gyllyngvase Beach. Stylish, bright and beautifully presented accommodation providing three/four bedrooms plus delightful attic room with glorious harbour views. Quality separate bath and shower rooms, two fine reception rooms, a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and a utility room. Rarely available and superb with its enclosed rear garden, old slate flagstone courtyard and store/outbuildings.

Key Features:

  • Delightful, Grade II listed 1830 town house
  • Prime location in desirable road
  • Three/four bedrooms and large studio which the sellers currently use as a bedroom
  • Separate sitting & dining rooms
  • Bespoke 'Neptune' kitchen; utility room
  • 2 Bath/shower rooms
  • Harbour & coastal views
  • Enclosed garden & courtyard; outbuildings

THE LOCATION This superb house enjoys the prime and most desirable end of terrace position on Marlborough road, with the benefit of two glorious views: one over the harbour and one towards flushing, adjacent to Wodehouse Terrace which overlooks harbour, estuary and coastline. The house is so convenient for accessing all that is lovely about Falmouth with pathways meandering from here, down to the town and harbourside, whilst the seafront and beaches are less than a mile away. The local 'Provedore' café/tapas bar is inspirational and nearby 'Sea View Inn' is a must. Junior and secondary schooling facilities are nearby at King Charles and Trescobeas and many faculties of the Combined University of Cornwall are within a few minutes walk along Woodlane. Convenience stores are close by at Albany Road, regular bus services lead onto The Moor and nearby railway station at The Dell and Penmere provide a direct link to the cathedral city of Truro, the county's retail, commercial, administrative, health and educational centre.

THE PROPERTY Number 1 Marlborough Road is one of the very earliest and finest of Marlborough Road houses that we have seen, believed to have been built in 1830, on the cusp of the Georgian and Victorian eras. It is an absolute gem, with authenticity and lightness within, where light floods from three aspects through large and lovely multipane windows, several of which are shuttered.

The house is a great 'family' size with plenty of space and an effortlessly stylish interior where original features and period characteristics blend so nicely with quality fitments and finishes. There are three/four bedrooms and two glorious bath/shower rooms on the first floor, leading up to a delightful attic room, currently used as a bedroom by the current owner.

The ground floor welcomes as a sociable, nicely proportioned area where light floods in. There are separate sitting and dining rooms, each with period fireplaces and large and lovely multipaned windows. The latter room is perhaps suited as a downstairs bedroom if required, since the kitchen has space for a dining table.

The superb 'Neptune' fitted kitchen has solid 'Kashmir' granite worktops, and leads into a generous utility/boot room, likely to become invaluable. To the rear is an enclosed, level and very usable garden with area of old slate floored courtyard and a shrub edged lawn, all bathed in afternoon and evening summer sunshine. A couple of little outbuildings and a wooden shed all add to the appeal and practicality. The house is Grade II listed and has many notable period features likely to appeal to purists, and discerning buyers looking for an outstanding home with a rare blend of attributes, in this great location.


Wide granite steps up to original, glazed and panelled double doors into...

ENTRANCE HALL Tessellated tile floor, coat hanging space with meter cupboards below. Original door with obscured glazing, opening into the...

MAIN HALLWAY A welcoming and authentic feel to this extremely light central area of the house with exposed original floorboards, dado rail, skirting boards and original stripped timber doors to both reception rooms . Painted old panel door to the kitchen.

Turning staircase rising to the first floor. Under-stair cupboard.

SITTING ROOM 14' 7" x 12' 1" (4.44m x 3.68m) A beautifully light and nicely proportioned room with two multipane sash windows to the front each with wooden shutters. Period open fireplace with timber surround, tiled hearth and timber mantel over. High skirting boards, picture rail, ceiling rose, radiator.

DINING ROOM/BEDROOM FOUR 12' 7" x 11' (3.84m x 3.35m) A fine room with a large shuttered, multipane sash window overlooking the rear courtyard and garden. Original open fireplace with timber surround and mantel. Tile hearth. Wide, exposed timber floorboards, skirting boards, picture rail, ceiling rose, radiator. Shelving within two recesses either side of the fireplace, cupboards beneath.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 14' 7" x 9' 9" (4.44m x 2.97m) Another light and sociable room with an original multipane sash window to one side and additional obscured glazed timber window adjacent. Stylishly refitted with a 'Neptune' kitchen featuring kashmir white granite worktops, double Belfast sink with mixer tap. Bespoke solid oak low level cupboards and drawers with soft-close drawers, built-in wine rack, tall larder cupboard and integrated dishwasher. Granite up-stands with retro tiled splashbacks over. Broad recess with SMEG range gas cooker and further fitted shelving. Solid oak flooring, ceiling down-lights. Columned radiator, space for breakfast table and chairs.

White panel door, down two steps into....

UTILITY ROOM 10' 2" x 6' 1" (3.1m x 1.85m) A useful, conveniently situated boot/utility room with a rear window facing to the garden, side wooden door accessing the slate courtyard and garden. Roof window. Painted panelled and beamed ceiling. Further granite worksurface with matching up-stand and retro-style tiling. Inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Slate flooring, radiator. Extractor.

FIRST FLOOR Staircase and rail to...

HALF LANDING A particularly light area with high level stained glass window flooding light up and downstairs. Fitted cupboards. Painted floorboards. Original panelled doors to the bath and shower rooms.

SHOWER ROOM/WC 6' 10" x 5' 6" (2.08m x 1.68m) A quality shower room comprising large corner shower cubicle with floor-to-ceiling tiling, low flush WC and obscured glazed window over, pedestal wash hand basin with matching tiled splashback areas behind. Painted timber floorboards, extractor fan and wall fitted electric towel rail. Radiator.

BATH/SHOWER ROOM WC 11' 5" x 7' 3" (3.48m x 2.21m) A well-proportioned and lovely family bath/shower room with an authentic suite comprising cast iron roll-top bath, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a large tiled walk-in corner, boiler fed shower with rain and flexible spray. Columned radiator with towel rail over. Timber door to the boiler cupboard housing a Worcester combination boiler (a NEST thermostat system has been installed) providing central heating and hot water with slatted shelving over. Timber multipane sash window to the side. Painted timber floorboards, skirting boards and half height painted wooden panelling to two walls. Loft hatch, ceiling spotlights. Airing cupboard housing 'Worcester' combination boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply.

MAIN LANDING A bright, appealing space with stairs continuing to the second attic floor and timber doors to all three bedrooms on this level. Skirting boards and continuation of the dado rail.

BEDROOM ONE 12' x 12' (3.66m x 3.66m) A lovely, double aspect room with the side multipane sash window enjoying views over Falmouth Docks, the Carrick Roads and over to the Roseland peninsula. Two more large multipane sash windows to the front. Original fireplace with timber surround, mantel and hearth. Recessed shelving, picture rails and skirting boards.

BEDROOM TWO 12' 10" x 10' 10" (3.91m x 3.3m) A light and well-proportioned room with views to the rear over distant rooftops and across to the countryside surrounding Flushing village. Original fireplace with timber surround, mantel and hearth. Shelved recess. Skirting boards, picture rails, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 7' 11" x 6' 5" (2.41m x 1.96m) A pretty room and currently housing a large 3' bunk bed with another original fireplace with timber surround and mantel. Multipane sash window to the front. Picture rail, skirting boards, radiator.

SECOND FLOOR A substantial staircase with timber banisters rising from the first floor landing leading up to the...

ATTIC ROOM 15' 10" x 14' 4" (4.83m x 4.37m) Second measurement taken from dado height and first measurement excludes recess adjacent to the stairwell. A particularly spacious top floor room currently used as a fourth bedroom with two Velux windows, one of which enjoys elevated views over the entire breadth of the harbour from Flushing Boatyard right across to Pendennis Castle, together with the boating activity within the inner harbour and Carrick Roads. We understand the sellers have planning permission approved, that has been enacted (PA17/02638) to form an en-suite bedroom in the attic with a dormer window which again would look over the estuary with all the pretty sailing boats. Radiator and ceiling spotlights.


FRONT Number 1 is set nicely back from the road and pavement by a little walled garden with posts, gate and short path to granite steps and the front door. Box hedge enclosed bed containing a myrtle, grasses and anemone.

REAR GARDEN A lovely old brick wall enclosed and very private space, bathed in afternoon and evening summer sunshine and larger than we have seen in Marlborough Road at about 60' (18.29m) reducing to 37' (11.28m) x 25' (7.62m) . A particularly useable, level outdoor space with a superb old Cornish slate flagstone floored courtyard adjacent to the kitchen. A side gate provides pedestrian access to Marlborough Road. The majority of the garden has been laid to lawn and is bordered by a variety of flower beds, To the foot of the garden stands a...

TIMBER SHED 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m)

STORE/OUTBUILDINGS Attached to the utility are three lovely old outbuildings: two outbuildings knocked in to one to allow room for surf boards etc. and one for wood store.
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