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Guide Price £295,000

Farm House


3 Bedroom Farm House for sale in PENRYN

Lovely old former Farmhouse requiring modernisation, set up above Penryn's Commercial Road and with a richly stocked and established 'Hidden' garden behind. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Living Rooms, Kitchen/Dining Room, Workshops and Store. Please note Praze House does not have any designated parking, however there is an arrangement with the owner of Elegant Homes, located opposite, which we understand could continue if desired.

Key Features:

  • Detached 1800's house
  • 3 Bedrooms & bathroom upstairs
  • Two reception rooms
  • Kitchen & dining room
  • Lovely established gardens - private to rear
  • Workshop & store very private to the rear.
  • Requiring modernisation
  • Much originality

AGENTS NOTE It is likely that prospective buyers will be unable to mortgage Praze House. Several years ago the roof was foam insulated from the inside, a common practice but one frowned upon by surveyors and most if not all lenders, we understand. In any case, the roof is old and as such will need replacement, after which we believe the property will be suitable for mortgage purposes.

The current owner has a parking arrangement with nearby business Elegant Homes. We understand that this arrangement is available to any intending purchasers also.

THE LOCATION Praze House is set up above The Praze, accessed through a discreet entrance in the wall and up granite steps to the property. The property is remarkably convenient, just half a mile from Penryn town, University, Railway Station and two miles from Falmouth harbour town. .

THE PROPERTY Nowadays Praze House lies within a generous garden although in the late 1800's as a former farmhouse, it would have owned much of this part of Penryn, as we know it today. The property is pretty and nicely proportioned within, providing 3 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs and two living rooms and kitchen/dining room downstairs. Owned by a keen horticulturalist and former co-owner of Cornish Garden Nurseries, the garden is now overgrown but a real treat, full of so many established plants, wild flowers, shrubs and small trees including many Camelia and Magnolia grown from seed. There are two ponds, a greenhouse and shed together with two excellent stone workshops, one adjoining the house.

Praze house does not have its own parking space (please see the agent's notes) and it is set up above the road, but with some work, represents a remarkable opportunity to secure a substantial house with a glorious garden in this convenient position.


UPVC double glazed front door into.....

ENTRANCE PORCH Granite step to original panelled door to....

HALLWAY Tessellated tile floor, stairs to first floor. Electric Consumer Unit and meters. Painted panelled doors to sitting and dining rooms.

SITTING ROOM 13' x 10' 8" (3.96m x 3.25m) Plus two recesses either side of the tiled fireplace with timber surround and inset gas living coal flame fire. Beamed and panelled ceiling. Two under stair cupboards. Central heating thermostatic control. Radiator. UPVC multipane effect window to front. Telephone and power points.

DINING ROOM 12' x 11' 10" (3.66m x 3.61m) UPVC double glazed multipane effect window to front. Stone surround open fireplace with raised slate hearth, stone chimney breast, Edwardian overmantle with bevel glazed mirror. Radiator.

From the sitting room an old wide panel door into....


DINING AREA 11' 10" x 6' (3.61m x 1.83m) The dining area has a recessed UPVC double glazed window to rear. Radiator. Beamed ceiling.

KITCHEN AREA 16' x 6' 10" (4.88m x 2.08m) Open plan. Units in mid oak with work top and inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. UPVC double glazed window to side and rear. Ceramic tile floor and part splashback. Beamed ceilings. Radiator. Old door into.....

REAR PORCH Pitch roof. Glazed and block built.

FIRST FLOOR Stairs and twin rails branching at top of stairs to bedrooms one and two, straight ahead to.....

LANDING AREA 7' x 5' 3" (2.13m x 1.6m) increasing to 7' (2.13m) UPVC double glazed window to rear. A perfect study area with cupboard built-in.

Doors to bedroom three and .......

SHOWER ROOM Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. Four piece white suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and oversized walk-in shower cubicle, bidet. Radiator. Shelved linen cupboard.

BEDROOM ONE 12' x 11' 5" (3.66m x 3.48m) increasing to 15' 3" (4.65m) into wide recess. Two UPVC double glazed windows to front. Victorian cast iron fireplace and surround. Radiator. Gas fired boiler fuelling radiator central heating.

BEDROOM TWO 12' x 11' 3" (3.66m x 3.43m) UPVC double glazed window to front. Radiator. Cast iron Victorian fireplace and timber surround.

BEDROOM THREE 11' x 7' (3.35m x 2.13m) UPVC double glazed window to rear. Beamed ceiling. radiator.

OUTSIDE OUTSIDE From the road and pavement a discreet entrance with steps up to the front garden.

Praze House garden is a delight, full of interest, choice shrubs, plants and small trees. Brick front pathway and terrace with Lonicera hedging, Acer Tree, Camellia and many Spring flowering bulbs. Pathways around to the back where steps lead up to the rear garden with lawn, two good ponds established borders with Bamboo, Camellia, Conifer, Rhododendron, Cherry Tree and so much more.

ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE 10' x 8' (3.05m x 2.44m) SIDE GARDEN - Two good size ponds

SUMMER HOUSE 8' x 6' (2.44m x 1.83m) Conifers, Camellia, Hebe, Azalea xxxx, climbers, big Bamboo, Rhododendron and old garden stone.

WORKSHOP 11' 2" x 8' (3.4m x 2.44m) Window to garden. Power and light.

WORKSHOP 12' 10" x 7' 5" (3.91m x 2.26m) Block built, adjacent to the kitchen and sitting room. Power and light. Window to front. Door to rear. Monopitch roof.

GARDENER'S WC with basin

AGENTS NOTES The property is fitted with Solar Panels which are owned by Praze House.

DIRECTIONS From Falmouth, cross over Penryn Bridge onto Commercial Road and past the turning right to Mylor and Flushing continue to the entrance on the left accessing Elegant Homes, Dimar Engineering and Cornwall Linen Services where opposite the entrance is a high granite wall with 'hole in the wall' and stepped access leading up to Praze House, identified by a Heather & Lay For Sale Board outside.
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