Fenwick Road, Falmouth - Guide £950,000
7 Fenwick Road, Falmouth TR11 4DR
A spacious detached Victorian family house in walled gardens just 200 metres from the sandy Gyllyngvase beach and the coastal path, and also within walking distance from the Woodlane university campus, town and harbour.
• Reception hall
• Sitting room
• Dining Room out on to verandah
• Kitchen/Breakfast room with pantry
• Shower room and Laundry area
• 4 bedrooms (2 opening out on to balcony)
• 3 bathrooms
• Enclosed gardens
• Garage and parking for several cars
+ Full Description
What defines Falmouth more than anything else is the water surrounding the town. On one side there is the third largest natural harbour in the world, and on the other side, long beaches with rockpools and sand the other, all within walking distance of the town itself. There is a huge array of water sports on offer, from weekly yacht racing, to gig rowing, paddle-boarding, diving, fishing, surf-lifesaving to name but a few. There are three yacht marinas, besides a whole harbour full of deep-water moorings too. For over 150 years, between 1688 and 1850, Falmouth Packet ships filled what is the harbour as Falmouth became the information hub of the British Empire, second only to London. Now the town even has its own iconic museum right on the water’s edge, in the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. These days Falmouth is also a busy university town with one of the country’s leading media and arts universities, on a magnificent purpose-built campus. A branch railway line operates from Falmouth to Truro, which is on the main Paddington-Penzance line with an overnight sleeper service. There are daily flights to London from Newquay airport, about 30 miles away.
It is said the house was built by the local landowner who farmed the land here in the late 1800's, as a legacy for his sons, and in a style which was then copied in the surrounding area at the start of the 20th century.
The interior retains much detail typical of this period, such as picture rails, ceiling plasterwork and exposed wood floors. The present owners have upgraded the house in recent years, including the refitting of the kitchen-breakfast room with large island unit, walk-in larder and integrated appliances, besides new bathrooms. With superb family-sized accommodation over three floors, there are three reception rooms, four bedrooms plus a study/office (or bedroom 5), three bathrooms and a shower room. The two bathrooms on the first floor are configured so they can work equally well as en suites if preferred. The dining room opens out on to a south-facing verandah over looking the gardens, while on the first floor two of the bedrooms have doors out on to a balcony with views towards the sea.
A detached single garage/workshop lies at the bottom of the driveway.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
A gated entrance leads into the private brick-paved driveway, with access to the garage and off-street parking for 4 or 5 cars. The private gardens are enclosed from the road by stone walling with mature hedge over, and comprise two main lawned areas. The lower of these sets the house back from the road, and has a sun terrace above, and the upper gardens is separated from the house by the private drive.
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas.
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