The property Grovehill was completed in 1789 and remains one of the most notable and prominent houses ever built in Falmouth. It was the family home of eminent Quaker, George Croker Fox II, his brother having built Bank House for himself, a few years before.
Grovehill House was originally set in about 13 acres and with its coach house and stabling, was built to impress. The Georgian Coach House and stables is an exquisite building in its own right and was converted into a pair of semi-detached homes in the 1920s, we understand.
The Coach House, 33 Grovehill Crescent is Grade II Listed and strikingly pretty with its mellow stone elevations, multipane arched and bayed windows with brick arched lintels. The comprehensive refurbishment undertaken in 2007 is beautifully conceived and has been fine-tuned over the last 15 or so years by the current owners who have loved living here.
The accommodation is both stylish and charming. There are three bedrooms upstairs, the main is superb measuring 19' x 15' (5.79m x 4.57m) with windows to two aspects including an arched and shuttered triple sash looking out over the harbour towards Trefusis and The Roseland Peninsula.
'Living' space is social and rather elegant with a delightful 'family' travertine tiled kitchen and dining room leading into the conservatory. The sitting room measures 21' x 16' 9" (6.4m x 5.11m) and is a lovely space with its conservatory, stove, bayed window and French doors leading into the rear walled courtyard of the former stable block.
Upstairs are three bedrooms, the striking main 19' x 15' 2" (5.79m x 4.62m) with super views through to the estuary, coast and Roseland.
The layout is also practical, with family bath/shower room upstairs and WC downstairs, in addition to a utility area with lots of storage space throughout. The quality and stylishness continues outside where the garden has been beautifully landscaped to give a glorious mix of sheltered areas in which to relax and be private whilst enjoying summer sunshine for much of the day.
A parking bay laid in granite setts, provides space for a large car in addition to the detached garage with electronic remotely controlled access.
The location Is very special indeed!
In the 1700s, George Crocker Fox II had the pick of an unpopulated and underdeveloped Falmouth when he chose the site for Grovehill. The location of the house and its then 13 acres of wooded agricultural land, was carefully chosen, "below the brow of the hill to avoid North winds, with a view over the harbour and Pendennis Castle, to the sea".
The Coach House position today is equally desirable within a secluded estate of only five properties, where the harbour and town and delights of Event's Square are just a few minutes' walk away and Falmouth's South facing seafront and beaches are a leisurely 15 minute walk.
The Coach House itself lies within the landscaped grounds of Grovehill House bordered by the fine Grade II listed wall with gateway, giving access to Woodlane.
Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)
Broad granite steps up to arch glazed and panelled front door into.....
Hallway 9' (2.74m) ceiling height. Black, small tile slate floor. Radiator with cover. Staircase to first floor. Central heating thermostatic control. Glazed and panelled door to kitchen/dining room (through to conservatory) and to.....
Sitting room 21' x 16' 9" (6.4m x 5.11m) A lovely room with first measurement into wide triple sash bay window to front, towards Grovehill House and its garden. Window seat with lockers. Solid engineered oak floor and a stylish circular 'Contura' wood burning stove on a slate hearth with tiled chimney breast. Double glazed French doors and windows into the rear courtyard. Built-in book shelving and cupboards. Painted panelling to dado height. Stylish vertical radiator.
Kitchen/dining room 18' 2" x 12' 5" (5.54m x 3.78m) and 9' 3" (2.82m) ceiling height.
A superb family room with travertine tiled floor and a tall arched sash window to the front. Glazed door to the conservatory and multipane window to side. Loxley fitted kitchen in beech with Corian worktops incorporating a sink and rivened drainer. Integrated appliances include a waste disposal unit, dishwasher, 'Siemens' double oven and grill and five element gas hob with glass Miele extractor hood. Polished granite island worktop. Built-in Welsh dresser. Radiator. Pendant and spotlighting. Painted wooden panelling to dado height. Glazed cabinets. Panelled door to....
Utility room A continuation of the travertine tiled floor. Built-in cupboards. Polished granite worktops with circular sink. Vertical radiator. Space and plumbing for white goods. Ceiling spotlights. Deep fridge recess. Folding door to....
Cloakroom/WC Button flush WC. Spotlit ceiling. Extractor fan.
Conservatory 11' 10" x 10' 2" (3.61m x 3.1m) High monopitch double glazed ceiling with opening lights and fitted blinds. Block base wall and double glazed windows above with fitted blinds on two sides. Wood block flooring. Tiled window sill. Power points. French doors outside to courtyard and garden.
First floor Stairs with carpet runner and handrail to....
Landing Branching left to two bedrooms and bathroom and right to master bedroom. Extensive fitted storage and cupboard space incorporating combi gas fired boiler. Access to partly boarded and insulated loft space with skylight. Door to....
Bathroom 10' 1" x 6' 2" (3.07m x 1.88m) Fully wall tiled. Obscure window to side. White button flush WC, hand basin and shower end bath with boiler fed shower over and curved screen. Spotlit ceiling.
Master bedroom one 19' x 15' 2" (5.79m x 4.62m) A fabulous room with arched triple sash and shuttered window looking to Trefusis, the Roseland Peninsula, and to harbour and side shuttered window to front. Painted floorboards. Built-in wardrobe and cupboard space. Picture rail. Three radiators.
Bedroom two 11' 10" x 10' 2" (3.61m x 3.1m) with 9' 10" (3m) Painted floorboards. Picture rail. Twelve pane sash window to front overlooking Grovehill House gardens towards the seafront. Radiator with cover.
Bedroom three 10' x 6' 5" (3.05m x 1.96m) Shuttered twelve pane window to front. Window seat. Picture rail. Radiator.
rear From the sitting room, French doors to an original brick based courtyard, about 26' x 14' (7.92m x 4.27m) Gate to shared exit through a pedestrian doorway in the Grade II Listed high stone wall, onto Woodlane. Outside tap, water butt and lights. Wood log store.
Greenhouse Approximately 13' x 6' (3.96m x 1.83m)
Terracotta tile floor, monopitch roof with opening, lights and brick base. Formed from within two of the Listed stone walls.
Front access from Grovehill Crescent through granite posts onto and with right of way "for all purposes and at all times" over, the circular drive anticlockwise around Grovehill House. The Coach House "bearing and paying a fair proportion of the cost of maintaining such carriageway".
The Coach House is located behind the main house, set back slightly with a small raised garden and metal railings. Broad granite steps to the front door. The beautifully conceived hard and soft landscaped garden is a delight, lying beside the Coach House, with areas of privacy and seclusion to enjoy summer sunshine for much of the day.
From the conservatory, French doors to a sheltered lower courtyard with water butt. Slate chipped pathway around to the front of the house; steps and pathway up and through the richly planted garden with established raised beds, shrubs and borders. A lawned path leads to a fabulous large granite terrace beside which is an inspired water feature and little pond. A pathway leads up onto the garage roof which is 'green' planted with grasses.
Shrubs, plants and small trees include myrtle, camellia, holly, pittosporum, acer, ferns, palms, olive, lavender, hydrangea and cornus.
At the front of the house is an area of hard standing laid in granite setts, to park one large vehicle.
Detached garage 17' 10" (5.44m) x 10' 8" (3.25m) reducing to 7' 10" (2.39m) Remotely accessed with up and over electronic door. Power sockets and lights.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||7.9%||£308,500||3.3||1.5|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£196,250 (4)||£239,867 (23)||£335,191 (52)||£570,870 (23)||£807,083 (12)|
|Flats||£178,794 (17)||£314,997 (34)||£409,167 (12)||-||£450,000 (1)|
|All||£182,119 (21)||£284,681 (57)||£349,062 (64)||£570,870 (23)||£779,615 (13)|