3 bed Detached bungalow (for sale) Melvill Road, Falmouth TR11

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Lewis Haughton Wills
61 Church Street
01326 567094
First Published

20th Nov 2019

Last Published

12th Dec 2019



  • Type: Detached bungalow
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


Main Description
*Detached secluded bungalow situated on a generous plot in the centre of Falmouth
*Close walking proximity to beaches 5 minutes and town 10 minutes
*Three double bedrooms, Two reception rooms
*Generous attic with pleasant window views
*Potential to extend or modernise
*Surrounded by gardens with lawns & established well stocked beds
*Fully Double Glazed with Gas Central Heating
*Garage with ample private secure parking & turning space for multiple vehicles
*Vacant possession
Little Selwood is a delightful detached bungalow, requiring modernisation however seldom do properties such as this become available being located in such a convenient position for access to the beaches and town centre. Approached via a tarmacadam driveway with five bar farm-style gate, the driveway offers ample parking facilities with access to the single garage with the benefit of an inspection pit.

Believed to have been constructed in the late 1950’s and designed by a renowned local architect the accommodation briefly comprises; entrance porchway leading to hall, kitchen, lounge with pleasant outlook over the garden, dining room, three bedrooms two of which have fitted sinks, shower room and from the dining room steps lead to the large attic, which subject to relevant planning permissions and building regulations, would be ideal for extending the existing accommodation.

Externally, immediately to the right of the driveway is access to a sunken walled garden being laid to lawn which is sheltered and provides a great deal of privacy. The main gardens are considered to be of a generous size being laid mainly to two lawns to the western side of the bungalow, again well stocked with a good range of mature shrubs and trees including a feature copper beech tree. Concrete pathways give access around the bungalow with mature hedging and access to a small paved patio immediately off the previously mentioned, the property is ideally located for access to the beaches nearby, as well as access to the town centre and its many facilities. Within the town are a good range of national chains sat alongside many independent retail shops such as art galleries and restaurants all of which cater for all tastes and cuisine. Falmouth is home to the National Maritime Museum and is renowned for its excellent sailing waters and popular beaches such as Gyllyngvase and Castle. Pleasant coastal walks give access to the nearby beaches of Swanpool in Maenporth.

The Dell train station is within a approximately 1/4 mile and operates on a regular basis from Falmouth to Penryn and Truro being the main centre in Cornwall for business and commerce. This in turn links to the main Penzance to Paddington service.

Falmouth is also a university town expanded from the original art school along Woodlane and now has the ever expanding university campus at Tremough.

Entrance Porch
Double glazed door to exterior with frosted double glazed window to rear, tiled floor, two built-in storage cupboards, frosted window to front elevation, glazed door and glazed window giving access to:

Radiator, storage cupboard housing factory lagged cylinder with immersion heater, access to:

8' 9" x 8' 7" (2.67m x 2.62m) Double glazed door and window, double drainer sink unit, a range of base storage cupboards, five drawer pack, sliding door wall mounted storage cupboards, recess for cooker, part tiled walls, plumbing for washing machine, radiator.

17' 7" x 11' 10" (5.36m x 3.61m) Double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying a pleasant outlook over the gardens, radiator, gas fire with back boiler, wood fireplace surround with ornamental recess with matching built-in cupboard to side.

Dining room
11' 9" x 11' 3" (3.58m x 3.43m) Double glazed window, open tiled fireplace, radiator, staircase giving access to attic room.

Bedroom One
11' 10" x 9' 7" (3.61m x 2.92m) Double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying pleasant views over the garden. Radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom Two
11' 10" x 11' 9" (3.61m x 3.58m) Double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying pleasant views over the garden. Radiator, pedestal wash hand basin, built-in double wardrobe.

Bedroom Three
11' 9" x 8' 7" (3.58m x 2.62m) Double glazed window to side elevation, radiator, pedestal wash hand basin.

Shower room
5' 8" x 5' 1" (1.73m x 1.55m) Double glazed frosted window, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC, shower cubicle, radiator, part tiled walls.

Attic room
30' 9" x 12' 6" (9.37m x 3.81m) Double glazed window to side elevation enjoying a pleasant outlook plus additional area immediately behind the chimney breast.

A tarmacadam private driveway leads down to farmhouse style five bar gate giving access to an extensive area of parking leading to the single garage with single up and over door, electric light and power points connected, inspection pit, workbench plus access to a WC. Immediately to the right hand side of the garage is the feature sunken area of garden which offers a great degree of privacy and is currently laid mainly to lawn with a good range of mature shrubs surrounding. Immediately off the kitchen is a concreted area of patio with a small alleyway and doorway giving access to the front while a single step gives access to a concrete path leading around the property. The westerly garden is considered to be one of the main features of the property, being landscaped with two areas of lawn, raised stone borders being well stocked with a range of shrubs with a focal point in the garden being the feature copper beech tree.

We have been advised that Little Selwood has been owned by one family since its original construction back in the late 1950’s. It now offers an ideal opportunity for those looking for a simple modernisation project with the added potential of extending if required, located in a truly fantastic position.

Agents Note
services: The following services are available at the property however we have not verified connection, mains electricity, mains gas, mains water, mains drainage. Telephone subject to suppliers tariffs and regulations.
Tenure: Freehold
council tax band: D
note - A Restrictive covenant exists permitting extension of current building - please ask the selling Agent for full details.

These particulars are only a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute in whole or in part an offer or a Contract. Reasonable endeavours have been made to ensure that the information given in these particulars is materially correct, but any intending purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, and survey as to the correctness of each statement. All statements in these particulars are made without responsibility on the part of lhw. No statement in these particulars is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact. Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good repair or condition or otherwise nor that any services or facilities are in good working order. Photographs may show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and you should rely on actual inspection. No assumption should be made in respect of parts of the property not shown in photographs. Any areas, measurements or distances are only approximate. Any reference to alterations or use is not intended to be a statement that any necessary planning, building regulation, listed building or any other consent has been obtained.


Local info for TR11


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

Average Price Paid




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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