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Guide Price £395,000

Detached House


2 Bedroom Detached House for sale in FALMOUTH

The remarkable seafront position of this detached early 1980's built house is rather special, a few minutes' walk to beach and bay and a little more to reach the town and harbourside. Built in the grounds of the fine neighbouring Edwardian House, this comfortable 'reversed' two double bedroom, two living room home has lovely rear facing views to harbour and coast, a richly stocked garden and good off-road parking space plus a large uncluttered attic ripe for conversion, subject to necessary planning consents.

Key Features:

  • Detached reverse level house
  • Near seafront location
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • Separate sitting & dining rooms
  • Views to town, harbour & coast
  • Fitted kitchen, separate utility room
  • Enclosed established garden
  • Excellent off-road parking space

THE PROPERTY This individual house lies in a generous plot and garden, once part of the grounds of the elegant Edwardian house next door. We believe 16a was built in 1983, and has since established itself nicely amongst its prominent more mature neighbours.

Accommodation is light and bright with two double bedrooms on the lower ground floor, each accessing the garden via French doors. There are separate sitting and dining rooms and some super views to the rear, overlooking harbour town and coast. All is comfortable and practical with plenty of storage space, generous hallway, staircase and landing areas and a utility room beside the kitchen.

The house is set well back from Melvill Road with plenty of car parking space. To the rear is a lovely established and enclosed garden full of shrubs, plants and small trees.

It is incredibly rare to find a detached house at this price point and in this situation. Whilst perfectly comfortable 'as is', there is great scope here to uplift and indeed possibly expand into the large, uncluttered loft space, creating further accommodation and potential for an even better harbour outlook.

THE LOCATION Occupying a remarkably convenient and accessible spot, 26a lies between Falmouth's seafront and harbourside with so much of what Falmouth has to offer on its near doorstep.

The location is superb, situated on the town's southern side, a few moments' walk to the seafront and Gyllyngvase beach and café and a leisurely walk 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 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, ensure an all-year-round vibrant community. There are five primary schools and one secondary school in the town and another in Penryn as well as highly regarded independent preparatory and senior schools in Truro. Falmouth boasts the third deepest 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.

ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE) Covered portico with light, to timber front door into......

HALLWAY A spacious, bright area 7' 5" (2.26m increasing to 14' (4.27m) into stairwell x 6' 6" (1.98m).

Radiator. Access to loft space (described later). Telephone point. Doors to kitchen and sitting room (through to dining room).

SITTING ROOM 13' 2" x 12' (4.01m x 3.66m) A bright room with floor to ceiling corner window. Open fire place with stone surround and hearth. Radiator. Door to.....

DINING ROOM 12' x 8' 5" (3.66m x 2.57m) Large window to rear with pleasing views overlooking the garden to town, trees, harbour and coast. Radiator.

KITCHEN 11' x 8' 7" (3.35m x 2.62m) Mid oak fitted range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Space for fridge freezer and dish washer. Space for gas/electric cooker. Extraction hood. Ceramic wall tiling. Window to rear with lovely, lightly wooded view over the garden towards Event's Square, town and harbour, across to Flushing and Trefusis. Door to.....

UTILITY ROOM 11' x 5' 4" (3.35m x 1.63m) Useful space with fine town , harbour and coastal views to rear. Fitted base and eye level cupboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. 'Baxi' gas boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply.

GROUND FLOOR From the hallway, a twice turning staircase down to.....

LANDING 11' 9" x 6' 4" (3.58m x 1.93m) A spacious area with radiator, deep, large under stair cupboard. Doors to two bedrooms and......

BATHROOM 7' 8" x 6' 4" (2.34m x 1.93m) Three piece coloured suite comprising WC, twin grip panel bath with shower mixer and wash hand basin. Obscure window to side. Radiator. Partial tiling.

BEDROOM ONE 12' 5" x 11' (3.78m x 3.35m) French doors and side window overlooking and leading into the garden. Double door wardrobe with rail and shelf. Radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 11' x 11' 2" (3.35m x 3.4m) French doors overlooking and leading into the garden. Double door wardrobe with rail and shelf. Radiator.

ATTIC 26' x 11' (7.92m x 3.35m) Retractable ladder plus 3 Velux roof lights. a remarkably large and uncluttered space, considered ideal to convert, subject to necessary consents.


FRONT 26a is set well back from Melvill Road with hedge of holly and sycamore atop a stone wall. Wide entrance onto a granite chip driveway with parking space for several cars. Well screened by shrubbery either side and an established, wide bed affording privacy to the bungalow and containing camellia, weigela and other shrubs and plants. One side a rail, gate and steps down to the....

REAR GARDEN A pleasing established and nicely enclosed garden, thoughtfully planted with a variety of plants, spring and summer flowering bulbs and shrubs with area of lawn and richly stocked curving edged beds and borders. A mature magnolia, palm, camellia and azaleas to name a few.


TIMBER SHED 10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.44m)

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