The property This charming 1930s house impresses on many levels. It is a rarity, combining many valuable, hard to find features in a very special and convenient residential position.
The property has been expanded, reconfigured and fine-tuned by its discerning owners without expense spared. A keenness to introduce and install energy producing and saving features, with solar panels and battery storage, has paid dividends resulting in an impressive energy performance rating (EPC) as well as real world savings and a feed-in tariff income from additional generated energy.
The house's original charm and characteristics remain and blend seamlessly with a superb and stylish extension, creating a spacious and appealing three/four bedroom, two/three reception room interior.
The large kitchen/dining and living room is flooded with natural light and likely will become the social hub of the house. A room beside provides flexibility as an en suite downstairs bedroom, studio or work from home office enjoying step free and independent access outside.
We like the generous solid oak floored hallway and twice turning staircase leading upstairs to the landing, modern shower room/WC and three bedrooms, the main measuring a healthy 18' long.
A brick paved driveway parks several cars off-road, where there is a 'Myenergi Zappi' electrical car charging point with the blissful ability to supply generated power from the roof.
The rear garden is enclosed, usable and appealing with its areas of lawn with standstone and anti-slip timber terraces. There is a useful, lined workshop/shed with power and light.
The location Grovehill Crescent is a highly regarded residential address and much sought-after by those 'in the know'. Its convenience is remarkable where the town, harbourside and Events Square are just a few minutes' walk away and so much of what delights about Falmouth is on the doorstep. Brilliant to have an early 'til late Tesco Express as one's local and where a leisurely 10-minute walk reaches the seafront and beaches.
There is an excellent and diverse selection of restaurants in the town along with and an eclectic mixture of individual shops as well as national chains, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent. The train station at Falmouth Town is a five-minute walk and provides a convenient link to the mainline at Truro for Exeter and London, Paddington.
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. Falmouth is consistently ranked as one of the top five places to live in the UK and Grovehill Crescent is a prime place to live within the town!
Agents note The house has sixteen solar panels mounted on the sse-facing roof elevation with a total system size of 5.76 kW. Together, the panels generate 5 800 kWh per annum (equivalent to £1972 at the present capped rate of 34p/kWh)
The renewable energy is passed through an inverter and stored in four batteries located in the roof space that together total 10.4 kWh capacity. The present owners use about half the storage to run both the house and a small electric car, charged through a smart meter known as a Zappi Box located in the driveway.
The remaining energy is exported to the grid for which the supplier pays 15p/kWh (equivalent to £870 for 5 800 kWh). Total yearly savings therefore are somewhere in the range £870 to £1972, approximately £1420 per annum."
The property has ultrafast broadband (download 60 Mb/s upload 20 Mb/s).
Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)
UPVC double glazed limed white obscure and panel effect front door onto.....
Entrance hallway 14' x 5' 6" (4.27m x 1.68m) A welcoming introduction to this fine house with its original solid oak block flooring, turning staircase to the first floor and half landing windows flooding light. Picture rail. Corniced ceiling. Radiator. Power points. Telephone point.
Panelled oak doors to the kitchen/living and dining room, and to the ….
Sitting room 17' 10" (5.44m) x 11' 8" (3.56m) increasing to 14' 3" (4.34m) into nearly 8' 3" (2.51m) wide. UPVC double glazed box bay window to the front. Bespoke louvred shutters, UPVC double glazed window to side with vertical blinds. Gas living flame coal fire in a simple, stylish limestone fireplace surround. Two radiators. Quality wooden effect flooring. Picture rail. TV, telephone and power points.
Kitchen/dining & living room 21' 8" x 17' 10" (6.6m x 5.44m) overall. A superb and sociable room with light flooding from three aspects and the two large double glazed Velux roof lights. This area is currently the social hub of the house that includes a table that expands to a ten-seater, chairs, a sofa as well as four further seats at the breakfast bar. All is open plan but partially divided to give structure and some separation. Two UPVC double glazed windows and a door out to the rear garden, UPVC double glazed windows to each side.
The kitchen is sleek and modern with a comprehensive range of flush fronted cupboards and drawers in gloss cream with wooden effect work tops, breakfast bar and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Tiled splashbacks. Chest height double oven and grill. A.E.G. Five element gas hob with curved glass and stainless-steel extraction hood. Space for fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. High, spotlit ceiling and pendant lights.
Utility cupboard housing 'Worcester' gas combination boiler.
Quality wooden effect flooring. Stylish vertical radiator, second radiator. Open shelved recess and original painted panelled door to….
Shelved pantry UPVC double glazed side window and electric tripping switches. Oak panelled door to....
Bedroom four/study/office 15' 3" x 8' 2" (4.65m x 2.49m) A thoroughly flexible room with its own step free wide doorway to and from the outside. UPVC double glazed side and large Velux roof window. Quality oak-effect flooring. Panelled door to...
Ensuite/cloak room/WC 5' 2" x 3' 2" (1.57m x 0.97m) High ceiling with Velux double glazed window. White suite comprising button flush WC, hand basin with cupboard beneath. Heated towel radiator. Extractor fan.
First floor A twice turning carpeted staircase with rails, passing two UPVC double glazed windows up to...….
Landing Large loft hatch to attic space. Oak panelled doors to three bedrooms and bathroom and door to deep shelved airing cupboard with skirting heater.
Bedroom one 18' x 110' (5.49m x 33.53m) Large and lovely with its shuttered UPVC double glazed window to the front and two to the side. Radiator. Picture rail. Built-in shelved wardrobe with hanging rail.
Bedroom two 10' 7" x 10' 6" (3.23m x 3.2m) UPVC double glazed window to rear with pleasing open view to the trees along Arwenack Avenue and in the winter, views to the docks and harbour. Built-in shelved double door cupboard. Radiator. Picture rail.
Bedrooom three 10' 7" x 7' (3.23m x 2.13m) UPVC double glazed window to side. Radiator. Picture rail.
Shower room/WC 7' x 6' (2.13m x 1.83m) Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. White three-piece suite comprising oversized shower cubicle with rainfall shower and spray attachment, wash hand basin with cupboards beneath and to the side, button flush WC. Heated towel radiator and heated mirror with light. Ceramic tile floor. Extractor fan......
front A brick paved driveway to park two/three cars off road with recently installed electric car charging point. (Myenergi Zappi charger). The front garden sets the house nicely back from the road and is mainly laid to lawn with shrub and plant borders. Covered portico to the front door. Step free access to bedroom four/office. Outside tap and light. Side pathway and gate around to ….
Rear garden A healthy size of about 40' x 33' for this nicely enclosed, appealing and thoughtfully planned space with area of lawn, sheltered sandstone terrace and non-slip timber decking. Shrubs include a myrtle, holly, weeping crab apple, tree fern, aloe and fig. Steps with galvanized rail to covered rear entrance.
Timber shed 10' x 6' 7" (3.05m x 2.01m) Pent roof lined with power supply and light. External power points, light and tap.
|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)|