2 bed Detached house (for sale) Penwerris Terrace, Falmouth TR11

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Laskowski & Co
28 High Street, Falmouth
01326 358906
First Published

25th Sep 2019

Last Published

10th Oct 2019



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Undoubtedly, one of the finest harbour views from any property anywhere in Falmouth, from the Greenbank and picturesque village of Flushing, to the port area, Trefusis Point, deep waters of the Fal Estuary and shoreline of The Roseland peninsula, a detached individual house, constructed circa 1961, to be sold for the first time in over 50 years, providing a superb opportunity to refurbish a home in one of the town's most sought-after locations.

The Property

Built, we understand, c. 1961, and in our client's ownership since c. 1965, 'Downunder' is to be sold for the first time in over 50 years and provides an exciting and increasingly rare opportunity to refurbish a detached, individual house, in one of the town's most favoured locations, with elevated, unobstructed, panoramic views over the constant marine activity within the harbour and deep sailing waters of the Fal Estuary.

Of reverse level design, the current accommodation comprises an entrance porch, hall, cloakroom, double aspect lounge, dining room with balcony, kitchen and utility room to the upper level. Stairs descend to the lower ground floor where there is a large hallway with further balcony, 2 double bedrooms, one of which is en-suite, and a rear hallway with shower room and rear lobby providing access onto the gardens.

A shallow driveway provides off-road parking for a shorter vehicle that leads to a detached block-built garage, below which there is a useful workshop/store, and small garden areas which are well enclosed and benefit from an additional pedestrian access onto Penwerris Terrace.

The property benefits from partial replacement double glazing and night storage heating, but clearly provides immense scope for remodelling, refurbishment and potential extension (subject to consents), with there already being in existence an extensive sub-floor area.

The Location

'Downunder' is situated close to the 'entrance' to Penwerris Terrace, just a few moments' walk from the top of Falmouth's High Street, at the foot of which is Prince of Wales Pier and the town centre. Consequently, Greenbank and The Royal Cornwall Yacht Club are nearby, as is Falmouth Marina, further along North Parade, meaning excellent sailing and boating facilities are 'on the doorstep'.

The Accommodation Comprises

(all dimensions being approximate)

Glazed Entrance Porch

Providing a sheltered and sunny entrance to the property, fully double glazed with full height windows to the front and side elevations, together with a casement door onto the approach pathway, garage and driveway.

Entrance Hall

Hardwood casement door with reeded glass and matching side screen from the entrance porch. Stairwell leading to the lower ground floor. Access to over-head loft storage area, deep built-in cloaks cupboard.

Lounge (3.90m x 5.78m (12'9" x 18'11"))

A particularly well proportioned, light, triple aspect room with secondary double glazed window from the front elevation and, to the rear, a broad uPVC double glazed picture window providing absolutely stunning, 360°, panoramic views over the town and constant activity within the inner harbour to Flushing, surrounding countryside, Trefusis Point, the port area, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth Bay, deep sailing waters of the Carrick Roads, St Mawes Castle, shoreline of The Roseland peninsula, and mouth of the Percuil River - undoubtedly, one of the finest views in Falmouth! Further uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. Coved ceiling, night storage heater, telephone point, TV aerial socket, sliding double doors opening into the:-

Dining Room (3.08m x 2.74m (10'1" x 8'11"))

Aluminium framed patio door opening onto the upper floor balcony, again providing magnificent town, harbour, estuary and coastline views. Coved ceiling, door to:-

Kitchen (3.03m x 3.65m (9'11" x 11'11"))

Broad uPVC double glazed picture window to the rear elevation, again enjoying magnificent, ever-changing views. Range of fitted base and wall units including peninsula unit, double bowl stainless steel sink unit, five-ring cda ceramic hob, split level Neff double oven and grill. Glazed display cabinets, shelved pantry cupboard, built-in airing cupboard with foam-lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater and slatted shelving.

Utility Room (1.68m x 2.00m (5'6" x 6'6"))

Crittal windows with reeded glazing to the front and side elevations. Plumbing for washing machine.


Low flush WC, corner wall mounted wash hand basin, Crittal window with reeded glazing to the front elevation.

Lower Ground Floor

Staircase descending from the reception hall, diverging, at mid landing to front and rear lower hall areas.

Rear Lower Hall (3.03m x 2.73m (9'11" x 8'11"))

Replacement uPVC double glazed patio door opening onto a timber balcony to the rear of the property (in need of attention), again providing magnificent town, harbour, Flushing, countryside, estuary and coastline views. Large under-stair storage cupboard.

Bedroom One (3.94m x 5.79m (12'11" x 18'11"))

Second measurement extends into a full breadth of the room range of built-in, full height wardrobes with dressing unit between and further storage lockers over. Another double aspect room, with double glazed windows to the side and rear elevations, the latter once again providing magnificent views. Night storage heater, coved ceiling, door to:-

En-Suite Bathroom/Wc

Complementary three-piece suite comprising a pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and panelled bath with hand-grips and mixer tap with shower attachment. Casement window to the rear elevation, part ceramic tiled walls, strip light/shaver socket, towel rail/radiator.

Bedroom Two (3.02m x 3.65m (9'10" x 11'11"))

Second measurement into a full breadth range of fitted wardrobes, again with dressing unit and storage lockers over. Broad replacement uPVC double glazed picture window to the rear elevation, again enjoying magnificent views.

Shower Room/Wc

Part tiled walls, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with mains-powered shower. Casement window to the rear elevation, strip light/shaver socket.

Rear Lobby (1.60m x 2.00m (5'2" x 6'6"))

Crittal window to the side elevation, a useful ancillary storage area, providing access to the gardens.

The Exterior

'Downunder' has a gated shallow driveway from Penwerris Terrace with timber gates and ramp leading to the:-

Attached Garage (5.80m x 2.74m (19'0" x 8'11"))

Electronic up-and-over door, light and power connected, electrical meters, cold water tap, window to the rear elevation with magnificent harbour views.


To the front, Penwerris side of the property, there is a garden area, mainly paved and concreted for ease of maintenance, well enclosed by stone walling, planted with a range of mature shrubs and plants including camellias, azaleas and climbing roses etc. There is a pedestrian gate onto a walkway adjacent to Penwerris Terrace, and timber steps with exterior courtesy light lead up to the rear lobby and the lower ground floor accommodation.


Located beneath the driveway and garage, providing sheltered storage for garden equipment etc.

A pathway continues to both sides of the house with, to the rear, a shallow slate-paved terrace with further shrub border and timber staircase (in need of repair) leading to the lower ground floor accommodation.

General Information


Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).

Council Tax

Band E - Cornwall Council.




Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendor offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.


Strictly and only by prior appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone:

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR11

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Flat 21.3% £289,355 2.2 1.1
Detached house 19.3% £645,370 4 1.5
Terraced house 15.8% £312,309 3.1 1.3
Semi-detached house 12.3% £318,411 3.6 1.6
End terrace house 6.7% £316,188 3.2 1.2
Other 6.4% £268,407 2.9 1.2
Detached bungalow 4.7% £469,963 3.1 1.6
Land 2.9% £298,400 1.3 0.2
Bungalow 2.3% £313,738 2.9 1.4
Cottage 2% £295,000 2.6 1
Semi-detached bungalow 1.8% £240,833 2.5 0.7
Maisonette 0.9% £241,667 2 1.3
Mobile/park home 0.9% £134,983 1.7 1
Barn conversion 0.6% £542,500 4 1
Farmhouse 0.6% £550,000 3 1.5
Leisure/hospitality 0.6% £115,000 1.5 1
Houseboat 0.3% £65,000 4 1
Link-detached house 0.3% £370,000 3 2
Town house 0.3% £280,000 3 0

Area Information

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Current Average Value


Value Change

£52,998 16.5%


Current Asking Prices in TR11 Average: £374,023

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £135,825 (6) £226,168 (45) £297,632 (106) £529,672 (69) £743,750 (16)
Flats £199,914 (14) £257,839 (42) £377,806 (16) £700,000 (2) £387,500 (2)
All £176,321 (21) £239,623 (88) £313,206 (126) £535,311 (72) £704,167 (18)

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