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Guide Price £270,000

Semi-Detached House


3 Bedroom Semi-Detached House for sale in FALMOUTH

Spacious 1920's semi detached house requiring a little uplifting, convenient for the town and train station with Swanpool Nature Reserve and beach a 10 minute walk away. Three good sized bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, separate lounge and dining rooms plus a 90' deep, wall enclosed and private rear garden with 2 little outbuildings.

Key Features:

  • 1920's semi detached house
  • 3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs
  • 18' lounge, separate dining room
  • Gas radiator central heating; UPVC double glazed windows and doors
  • Convenient to local shops & town
  • Requiring a little 'uplifting'
  • 90' wall enclosed rear garden
  • Vacant possession

THE PROPERTY Offered with immediate vacant possession, this 1920's semi detached house lies in a very good sized plot within a well enclosed 90' deep rear garden. The property requires a little 'uplifting' but provides generous light and bright three bedroom accommodating with bathroom upstairs and 18' lounge and separate dining room, opening into a 14' long kitchen, downstairs. A 'Worcester' gas boiler fuels radiator central heating and hot water supply and windows are UPVC double glazed.

Lovely to have such space around you; being semi-detached and with a side path and gate giving ease of access into the rear garden. The area is well enclosed and surprisingly private and with such scope, measuring 90' deep by about 29' wide, arranged in two distinct areas with steps interconnecting.

There are two block outbuildings, a terrace, raised beds and a pergola adorned with a healthy, established grape vine. We think this is a great opportunity and with a little effort and some personalisation will make a cracking home!


Falmouth is a thriving and vibrant town with an eclectic mixture of independent and national shops, many galleries showcasing local art and crafts and an excellent and varied selection of places to eat and drink. Events Square and the National Maritime Museum regularly host activities and events throughout the year including Falmouth Classics, Falmouth Week and the Oyster and Sea Shanty festivals. Falmouth seafront faces south over the Bay with sandy beaches and access to the South West coastal path leading back to Swanpool near to the house. No wonder then, that Falmouth is consistently voted in the top five favourite places to live in the UK.

Swanvale is located on the outskirts of Falmouth in an area of much lower density of housing and large gardens than is the norm today. 9 West Rise is 'off the beaten track' yet a leisurely and short stroll to the nearby shops, bus stops and Penmere Halt train station. The local 'early 'til late' Co-op is ones' excellent 'Corner Shop' and two Primary Schools are close by. One can even walk directly to Swanpool Nature Reserve and beach via a lovely cut through, about 200 yards from the front door!

SWANVALE GARDEN SUBURB During the first quarter of the 20th century the Falmouth Docks & Engineering Co. had need of a rapidly expanding labour force and a requirement for having to be conveniently situated for access to the docks, via a newly constructed Penmere Halt on the G.W.R. Railway. The 300 acres of land they acquired was originally farmed, with leases going back to 1638 in the Parish of Budock. The Managing Director of the Company, John Silley was a businessman and philanthropist, initiated a proposal that the houses should be built for the employees and owned by them and to this end a 'Building Thrift Club' was formed to which the employees contributed to gather funds until it was possible to start building. The start of the construction of 300 freehold homes was reported in the West Briton dated 14th December 1923, beginning in East Rise. Below East Rise was constructed a sports field with tennis courts and a Pavillion. The report in the London Times Newspaper of 1927 enthusiastically states: "An experiment that is being carried out there (Swanvale) is one of the most important that has ever been attempted in the country to secure the most amicable relationships between employers and employees. It is more than a garden village. It is a garden village and a village by the sea in one. There are now 100 cottages completed." The London architect employed were well known designers in the Tudor, Arts & Crafts tradition with houses influenced by the 1919 Housing Manual. The development incorporated a 'village' green, a crescent and dormer cottages at East Rise.


UPVC panel effect and arch double glazed front door into....

ENTRANCE HALL Radiator, telephone point, staircase to first floor. Double glazed UPVC panelled door to dining room (through to kitchen).

Multipane doors to …..

LOUNGE 18' x 10' 10" (5.49m x 3.3m) UPVC double glazed windows to front and rear. Fireplace with inset gas living coal flame fire. 2 radiators. Multipane door to ….

DINING ROOM 10' x 9' 7" (3.05m x 2.92m) increasing to 10'9 in recess with built in base cupboards. Radiator. Serving hatch and open archway into ….

KITCHEN 14' 4" x 7' 4" (4.37m x 2.24m) 2 UPVC double glazed windows and door to rear garden. Shaker style cream fitted units at base and wall level with roll top work surface and inset stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Stainless steel oven, grill and gas hob. Stainless steel extraction canopy. Space for under counter fridge/freezer and washing machine. Old Pine door to large under stairs cupboard. Partially tiled splash-back and tile floor.

UPSTAIRS LANDING Generous area 9' 4" x 8' 10" (2.84m x 2.69m) reducing to 5' 2" (1.57m). UPVC double glazed window to rear garden. Loft access. Electrical meter and trip switch cupboard. Radiator and Worcester gas boiler supplying radiators and hot water supply. Painted panelled doors to 3 bedrooms and bathroom.

BATHROOM Wall tiled, white 3 piece suite comprising W/C, wash hand basin and paneled bath with Mira boiler fed shower over. Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. Heated towel rail.

BEDROOM ONE 12' 6" x 10' 10" (3.81m x 3.3m) UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator. Built in deep 'walk in' wardrobe/cupboard.

BEDROOM TWO 10' 10" x 8' 10" (3.3m x 2.69m) with offset to corner (former fireplace) UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator.

BEDROOM THREE 8' 10" x 7' 10" (2.69m x 2.39m) UPVC double glazed window to rear. Radiator.

OUTSIDE Path and steps to the front door, lawn to either side with shrub borders. Side pathway and gate into....

REAR GARDEN 34' x 29' (10.36m x 8.84m) A really good size and enclosed space with great scope. Immediately from the kitchen and beside the house, is a paved terrace, up turning steps to a slightly raised level lawned area with timber framed Pergola adorned with an established old grape vine, water feature, raspberry bushes, raised beds.

This initial garden area, measures about 45' x 29' (13.72m x 8.84m) with 2 mostly block built stores measuring ….

9' x 7' (2.74m x 2.13m) and 9' x 5' 2" (2.74m x 1.57m)

Each with windows and the larger apparently with power. Both needing some TLC.

From here a hedge of conifer and steps up to ….

Further garden 34' x 29' (10.36m x 8.84m). Again, block wall enclosed, with a Cherry tree and such scope!
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