4 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in FALMOUTH
An exceptional double fronted Victorian town house of a scale and quality we so seldom see, where four double bedroom and three reception room accommodation delights with its sensitive restoration, originality and detailing, all blending with modern day comforts and style. Outstanding levels of seclusion and privacy within the enclosed 70' x 45' South facing garden, all in a fine location, a few minutes' walk from town and harbour.
- Double fronted Victorian townhouse
- Original & exceptionally restored
- Four double bedrooms (main with en-suite and dressing room)
- Drawing and sitting rooms
- Family kitchen and dining room
- Family bath/shower room, ensuite plus up and downstairs cloakrooms
- South facing private landscaped 70' x 45' garden
- Fine residential road near town & harbour
THE PROPERTY Kimberley House is an outstanding period town residence of quality seldom seen in Falmouth.
It is an example of an early Victorian townhouse which has been sensitively restored and refurbished with care taken to preserve its considerable charm and detailing.
Believed to have been built in 1859 as a detached house leased from the Earl of Kimberley, Kimberley House was lived in by the Polglaze family until 1918. At this time, Kimberley Place bore its original name of Kimberley Terrace. Despite its age, Kimberley House is infact one of the newer residences in this largely Georgian Street. More recently in the 1980s, published poet Jessica Steele lived here.
From the roadside, Kimberley House has a simple elegance with fine proportions and good presence. Granite steps with original door and portico lead into the slate floored hall running the depth of the house. Hallway windows and a doorway flood Southerly light into this delightful area and invite exploration to the garden beyond.
Kimberley House is beautifully proportioned and spacious with a wonderfully light, appealing and welcoming interior. Upstairs are four double bedrooms, each with open fireplaces. The master bedroom has its own shower room and sitting/dressing room leading to a terrace and the rear garden. The quality family bathroom has a practical over-sized walk-in shower and there is a cloakroom/WC downstairs and another on the half landing. Downstairs is a fine drawing room with all its Victorian features and detailing intact, including 12" floorboards, deep shuttered sash windows, marble and cast iron fireplace and ornately corniced almost 9" high ceiling with rose. Twin glazed doors allow enclosure or opening into the adjacent sitting room. The kitchen/dining/living room is glorious, practical and a very sociable area likely to become the 'hub' of the house. French doors from this room lead out into the most delightful of gardens. Created and landscaped with flair and much consideration, this South-facing area gives unexpected levels of seclusion and privacy and provides much to interest the enthusiast. Arranged on three gradual terraces, approximately 70' x 45' overall, the garden is home to varied and fine mature shrubs and small trees. Space to relax and enjoy has been created with expanses of timber decked terrace and paving. Kimberley House and its garden communicate well with French doors leading from both its mater bedroom and kitchen, together with a glazed door from the hallway/cloakroom.
We believe Kimberley House to be a real find and one of a very small handful of such homes in Falmouth. It is stunning but unpretentious, elegant, practical and hugely appealing. We believe the successful purchaser of Kimberley House to be fortunate indeed!
THE LOCATION So much of what delights about Falmouth is on one's doorstep at Kimberley House. The waterside is a few minutes' walk away, as is the High Street with its individual shops and galleries.
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
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL (ALL MEASUREMENTS ARE APPROXIMATE)
Wide granite steps with panelled portico up to original panel and glazed door with wonderful old locks into.....
ENTRANCE Coir matwell onto natural slate flooring. Old cupboard housing modern Electric Consumer Unit, electric and gas meters. Dado rail. Twin acid etched and panelled doors into....
HALLWAY 22' (6.71m) x 6' (1.83m) reducing to 4' 4" (1.32m) and with 8'10" ceiling height.
A bright, welcoming space with a continuation of the natural slate tile floor, turning stairs to first floor. Radiator. Dado rail. Moulded Planter arch. Picture rail. Six panel painted doors with old brass handles and touch plates leading into the drawing room and the dining room (through to kitchen). Panel door to sitting room and glazed and panel door to cloakroom/WC. Shelved under stair cupboard with light. Lit recess with coat hooks.
DRAWING ROOM 15' x 14' 6" (4.57m x 4.42m) and 8' 10" (2.69m) ceiling height.
Shuttered twelve pane sash window to front. Cast iron and marble surround open fireplace. Two radiators. Ornately corniced ceiling with rose. Picture rail. High skirting boards and fine exposed wide floorboards. Large glazed and panelled double doors lead through to the sitting room, allowing enclosure or opening to create an impressive room 27' (8.23m) deep when desired.
DINING ROOM 13' 3" x 12' 9" (4.04m x 3.89m) Opening out into the kitchen so measuring 26' 8" (8.13m) overall.
Deep shuttered twelve pane sash windows to front. Engineered wooden floor through to the dining room and kitchen. Corniced ceiling with rose. Picture rail. Ornately plastered shelved arched recess. Cast iron open fireplace with slate hearth opening through to...….
KITCHEN 13' 5" x 11' 5" (4.09m x 3.48m) Stylishly fitted with Shaker style range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers with real granite worktops including a two seater breakfast bar and peninsula, forming a partial division between rooms. Inset Butler sink with swan tap and rivened granite drainer. Under spot lit open shelves. Integrated 'Bosch' dishwasher, space for an American style fridge/freezer and a Range cooker. Stainless steel splashback and extraction fan. Ceiling spotlights. Corniced ceiling and rose. Vertical radiator. French doors leading outside to the slate terrace and garden.
SITTING ROOM 15' x 11' 6" (4.57m x 3.51m) Twelve pane sash window to rear. Exposed wooden floorboards. Picture rail. Double doors through to main sitting room. Six panel door and step to...….
UTILITY/BOILER ROOM 11' 2" x 7' 9" (3.4m x 2.36m) A great resource with its extensive, deep built-in cupboards providing considerable space for storage. Ceramic tile floor. Base cupboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Solid wooden worktops, inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. 'Worcester' boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. Radiator. Multipane window to rear. Beamed spotlit ceiling.
CLOAKROOM/WC 8' 6" x 5' (2.59m x 1.52m) White two piece suite comprising button flush WC and wash hand basin. Continuation of slate floor. Two sweet shuttered windows and an obscure glazed door to rear. Radiator.
FIRST FLOOR Staircase rising to …….
HALF LANDING A lovely bright and spacious area with light flooding through a twelve pane sash window to the rear garden. Six panel door to...…..
WC Painted floorboards. Window to rear. Radiator. High level cupboard. Modern button flush WC and wash hand basin. Steps up to......
FULL LANDING All so nicely proportioned. Radiator. Access to loft space. Painted six panel doors to four double bedrooms and......
FAMILY BATH/SHOWER ROOM 9' 10" x 8' 3" (3m x 2.51m) Stylish marble floored room with shuttered obscure glazed window to front. Walk-in boiler fed shower cubicle. Wash hand basin with cupboard beneath. Large deep panel bath with centre tap. Vertical towel radiator. Spotlit ceiling. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM ONE 15' x 12' 5" (4.57m x 3.78m) Exposed wooden floorboards. Slate and tile surround fireplace (boarded). Picture rail. Recess. Twelve pane sash window overlooking the rear garden. Radiator. Shelves. Opening through to...….
DRESSING/SITTING ROOM & EN SUITE 12' 4" x 6' 8" (3.76m x 2.03m) A lovely room with wide exposed floorboards. Spotlit ceiling. Side shuttered window and French doors leading out to the terrace and garden.
EN-SUITE TILED SHOWER ROOM/WC Modern, in white with button flush WC, walk-in boiler fed tiled shower cubicle. Stainless steel basin. Shelved cupboard. Shaver point.
BEDROOM TWO 13' 10" x 11' 10" (4.22m x 3.61m) Shuttered twelve pane sash window to front. Fine cast iron and slate surround fireplace. Radiator. Picture rail. Spotlit ceiling.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 8" x 13' (4.17m x 3.96m) Shuttered twelve pane sash window to front. Exposed floorboards. Cast iron and wooden fireplace surround. Radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 12' x 12' 5" (3.66m x 3.78m) Twelve pane sash window to rear. Ornate cast iron and wooden surround fireplace. Radiator. Picture rail.
FRONT Kimberley House is nicely set back from the pavement, through an iron gate onto a paved stone terrace leading to the front door. Dense griselinia hedge for privacy. Access to side store.
REAR About 70' (21.34m) deep x 48' (14.63m) wide. This incredible town garden faces a perfect South West for day long summer sunshine and remarkable privacy and seclusion given its 'in town' situation. Thoughtfully arranged and landscaped on three large terraces for maximum enjoyment, all well enclosed by old walls, greenery and timber panel fencing.
The sheltered lower terrace is accessed via French doors from the kitchen and dining room on to expansive areas of slate and timber decked terrace. Pineapple palm (Phoenix Canariensis) and climbing wisteria. Outside tap, light and power points. Gate to side store. Raised produce beds of Niger bamboo and myrtle.
Granite steps up to a large paved 'middle' terrace surrounded by raised beds and with established camellia, variegated pittosporum, grasses and sub tropical plants. Fine 15' tall olive tree. Wide timber sleeper steps to the top terrace with plenty of space for a large trampoline.
SIDE STORE 25' x 4' (7.62m x 1.22m) Perfect for storage of bikes, surf boards etc. Access via doors to front and rear. Power and light.
SHED 13' x 8' (3.96m x 2.44m) Tanalised timber. Lined internally.