3 bed Semi-detached house (for sale) Alexandra Road, Penzance TR18

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48 Causewayhead, Penzance
01736 397037
First Published

23rd Sep 2019

Last Published

30th Sep 2019



  • Type: Semi-detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


In its current layout there are two bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor of the main building and another in the ground floor self contained flat. The hall is dominated by an impressively wide and elegant staircase and the 12’ high ceilings add to the grandeur of the accommodation. Enclosed on three sides by shallow gardens which have low walls and high railings, and further enhanced by an integral garage and a south facing wrought iron balcony with views across the bay to The Lizard Point. Words cannot adequately describe this fascinating and unique property so we strongly recommend that serious interested parties make contact and arrange to view inside.


Penzance is a thriving former market town on the edge of Mounts Bay, home of the iconic St Michael’s Mount and within easy reach of the Cornish coastal path and some of the most beautiful coves and beaches in the country. The town has a busy harbour area, ideal for water sports enthusiasts, a good range of shops, sport and leisure activities, and educational facilities for all ages. Transport links are excellent via the main A30 trunk road and a regular mainline rail service to London Paddington.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions is as follows:
Access via wrought iron gates with security door release. Covered entrance with wide granite steps to front door, part panelled and part glazed door with stained, leaded glass and matching side panels to:
Vestibule: 12’ x 8’10”
A welcoming introduction to the house with ornate coving and ceiling rose. Dado and lower-panelled walls. Stained glass screen with double doors to the hall and half stained glass and panelled door to:
Study/office: 12’11” x 5’ (7’6” into window)
Window to front. Wall mounted Vailent central heating boiler. Cupboard housing electric meter and consumer panel. Coved ceiling.
Hall: 18’1” x 12’ (12’ ceiling rising to 22’)
A splendid space with 4’6” wide staircase rising to first floor. Dado rail and part panelled walls. Substantial mahogany newel posts and handrail. Overhead lantern illuminating the stairwell. Central heating radiator. Coved ceiling. Door to rear hall and doors off to:
Drawing room: 26’ x 18’
A beautifully proportioned room with a large window to the front. Two further windows flanking the impressive marble fireplace with fitted gas fire. Ornate coving. Two ceiling roses. Four central heating radiators.
Kitchen/dining room: 27’1” x 15’4”
Large window to front. Central heating radiator. Fitted kitchen to one end with an extensive range of floor and wall cupboards. Range of roll edge worktops with tiled splashbacks. Central island unit. Ceramic tiled floor.

The inner hall has doors off to:
Utility room:
Belfast sink on brick pillars. Double door base unit with worksurface over. Inset hob with extractor hob over. Door to:
Garage: 21’7” x 12’8” (narrowing to 6’1”)
Electric up and over door. Light and power connected.

Stairs from the hall
with deep treads and gentle risers lead to a half landing with stairs to either side. To the left is a WC with white low level suite and wall mounted basin. Window to side. Half-tiled walls. Ceramic tiled floor and coved ceiling. To the right is a large walk-in linen/airing cupboard with factory lagged copper cylinder and timber slatted shelves. The main landing has doors to:

Bedroom 1: 26’9” x 18’7” (narrowing to 12’9”)
Four steps down into the room. Two windows to side and one to rear. High ceiling with plaster ceiling coving and two ceiling roses. Four central heating radiators. Marble fireplace with tiled insert. Dado and part-panelled walls. Door to:
Ensuite: 12’2” x 7’5” (plus depth of shower)
Four piece suite comprising panelled bath. Glazed and tiled shower. High level WC and pedestal wash basin. Half-tiled walls. Ladder style central heating radiator/towel rail.
Bedroom 2/sitting room: 33’9” x 31’
Large picture window to front overlooking Mounts Bay and across to the Lizard Point. Doors to the balcony. Two further windows to front and two windows to side. Fireplace with tiled insert and hearth. Six central heating radiators. Vaulted ceiling with exposed joists. Double doors with steps to:

Bathroom: 14’5” x 12’2” (narrowing to 9’2”)
Dressing table area with worksurface and mirror over. Glazed shower cubicle. Panelled bath. Pedestal wash basin.
High level WC and bidet. Central heating radiator. Shelved storage cupboard. Door to walk-in wardrobe 6’9” x 5’2” with shelves and hanging rails and central heating radiator.

Self-contained flat

Accessed from the rear hall
Inset sink unit in roll edge worktops with tiled splashbacks. Inset hob. Space under for washing machine and fridge. Door to understairs storage cupboard. Doorway to:
Living room: 13’6” x 10’9”
Door with window over to side of property. Door off to:
Shower room:
White suite comprising glazed and tiled shower cubicle. Pedestal wash basin. Low level WC. Central heating radiator.
Door from Living Room to:
Bedroom: 14’10” x 11’8” including depth of wardrobes
Built-in wardrobe fitment to one wall comprising two double robes with a range of overhead storage boxes. Central heating radiator. Window to side.


On three sides of the property are paved and decked gardens with well planted bed areas giving plenty of privacy and a degree of security. Above the gardens on barleytwist pillars is a wrought iron balcony giving the occupants extensive views across the tennis court and bowling green to Mounts Bay and The Lizard peninsula on the horizon.

General information
mains services

All mains services connected.

Local authority

Cornwall Council, tel: Council tax band ‘F’


Strictly by prior appointment with Whitlocks, tel:


From Whitlocks office proceed down Causewayhead and turn right at the bottom into Alverton Street. Continue along this road passing through Alverton until the roundabout at the top of Alexandra Road where you turn left into Alexandra Road and the property will be found at the bottom of the road on your left hand side immediately before the tennis courts with a Whitlocks board clearly displayed.

Proof of Finance and I.D.
All purchasers. Prior to agreeing a sale, we will require proof of financial ability to proceed by way of bank statements and/or mortgage agreement in principle. We will also ask for two forms of identification, a passport or driving licence and a council tax or utility bill.


Local info for TR18


Property Value Data/Graphs for TR18

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Terraced house 22.9% £264,809 3.1 0.9
Flat 17.7% £205,691 1.7 0.7
Detached house 14.5% £442,749 3.9 1
End terrace house 10% £271,612 3.5 0.9
Semi-detached house 9.6% £296,746 3.5 0.9
Other 6% £271,913 2.4 0.9
Bungalow 3.6% £348,878 3 1.2
Detached bungalow 2.8% £302,271 2.9 0.6
Town house 2.4% £349,167 3.5 1.2
Semi-detached bungalow 2% £194,990 2 0.6
Cottage 2% £253,900 2 1
Maisonette 1.6% £187,500 2.5 0.8
Land 1.2% £65,000 0.3 0
Mobile/park home 0.8% £133,500 2 0
Barn conversion 0.8% £540,000 4 0.5
Terraced bungalow 0.8% £135,000 1 1
Studio 0.4% £99,950 0 0
Parking/garage 0.4% £15,000 0 0
Block of flats 0.4% £240,000 0 0

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£70,662 33.2%


Current Asking Prices in TR18 Average: £283,480

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £192,372 (9) £205,521 (56) £285,707 (65) £400,993 (34) £502,712 (17)
Flats £154,688 (20) £222,224 (21) £259,992 (6) - £480,000 (1)
All £162,003 (30) £210,077 (77) £283,534 (71) £400,993 (34) £501,450 (18)

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