5 Bedroom Town House for sale in FALMOUTH
A very rare chance to purchase a five storey grade II listed historical water fronting property in Falmouth with separate stone-built cottage behind all needing renovation. Many people move into a new home only to embark on a series of works to make it “their own”, this opportunity gives the new owners a chance to purchase at a much-reduced figure and renovate to their tastes and preference.
- Renovation project
- Rarely available
- Grade II listed water fronting property
- 5 Storeys
- Separate detached cottage behind
- Rear garden
- On-road parking
THE LOCATION Dunstanville Terrace is one of Falmouth's most sought-after and valuable residential roads. With phenomenal harbour and coastal views, yet within a few minutes' walk from the town and waterfront. Dunstanville Terrace contains some of Falmouth's earliest and finest houses, several of which were built for Packet Ship captains; the position no doubt chosen for its commanding marine outlook and convenience to the shore. So much of what delights about Falmouth is on one's doorstep at this location with the waterside opposite and only a few moments away from the High Street with its individual shops and galleries and The Boathouse, Star & Garter, or more up market Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Greenbank Hotel are one's 'locals'. The town has a brilliant and diverse selection of restaurants and an eclectic mixture of shops, which include national chains, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent.
Falmouth's seafront, on the town's southern side, is about a mile away, with sandy beaches, Henry VIII's Pendennis Castle and access to incredible walks and scenery along the South West Coastal Path. 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; little wonder the town is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK.
THE PROPERTY Built around 200 years ago and priced to recognise the fact that most people will want to renovate the property, we expect this property to far exceed the £530,000 starting price. The windows are all sash and could possibly be repaired but more likely will need too be replaced, as will the heating system and electrics.
Occupying five floors with half of the widows having water views, the property was re-modelled many years ago to make three flats plus living accommodation for the owner. Usually we would write out a set of details explaining room by room what is on offer, but this property is likely to be changed beyond recognition so please take a careful look at the detailed floor plans. We can (on request) also send you three videos showing the property and its interior.
Behind the main house is a stone built one-bedroom cottage (again in need or renovation) that may possibly pre-date the main house.
The rear garden is mostly up some steps and behind the cottage but very overgrown and not very accessible at the moment but once cleared would be a sunny seating area facing mainly south.