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

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Heather and Lay Estate Agents
3 Church Street, Falmouth
01326 358017
First Published

1st Oct 2020

Last Published

12th Oct 2020



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


The location Opportunities like this are incredibly rare. Silverdale Road is one of the most sought-after, residential positions in Falmouth where well-spaced, individual and substantial homes lie in good-sized gardens near the sea. Its location is superb, situated on the towns southern side, a few minutes walk to Swanpool and beach and to the coastal footpath, leading via Maenporth beach, to the Helford River.
Silverdale Road is a leisurely 5 -10 minute walk to the seafront, Gyllyngvase beach and café and like wise 10 -15 minutes from Falmouth town and harbourside where there is an excellent and diverse selection of restaurants and bars and an eclectic mixture of individual shops as well as national chains, together with quality galleries showcasing local talent. Nearby train stations (Falmouth Town and Penmere Halt) provide a convenient link to the mainline at Truro, for Exeter and London, Paddington. Falmouth Docks and Pendennis Shipyard are major contributors to the town's economy and along with Falmouth University (with campuses in Falmouth and Penryn) and Falmouth Marine School, specialising in traditional and modern boat building, marine engineering and environmental science, ensure an all year-round vibrant community. There are five primary schools and one secondary school in the town and another in Penryn, as well as highly regarded independent preparatory and senior schools in Truro. Falmouth boasts the third deepest 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

the property We have not viewed or sold anything quite like Bosilliack for some time. The property presents an fabulous chance to secure a home with huge potential in great surroundings where the lake and beach are on ones' doorstep and Falmouth's seafront, town and harbourside, a leisurely 10 - 15 minute walk away.

Bosilliack was built in 1966 and has since only changed hands once, in 1985. The property is prominent and attractive when viewed from Silverdale Road but what's not apparent is how substantial Bosilliack is, where underneath, the bungalow's size is revealed and replicated as five 7' 6" (2.29m) high rooms plus a boiler room/workshop and integral garage. The three double bedroom bungalow is appealing in its own right with a fine 'L' shaped triple aspect reception room arranged as 20' (6.1m) lounge and separate dining room, out onto a south facing balconied terrace.
Bosilliack is in need of modernising. Depending on a buyer's requirements, this could involve a light touch, and a little expenditure to update, or indeed, given the property's valuable location, a more major project making use and inking the space beneath to perhaps create a fabulous two storey home. Subject to all necessary consents of course, there is also scope to create self-contained accommodation here; for income or family members or indeed extensive space from which to work from home. The gardens at Bosilliack are a good size and richly stocked, facing south to the rear and abutting an area designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There are two driveways to park several cars and a generous single size integral garage.
What an opportunity this presents. It is an instruction that excites us at Heather & Lay and one we wholeheartedly recommend!

Accommodation in detail (all measurements are approximate)

Slate step, covered portico. Hard wood framed safety glazed door and side pane into …..

Entrance 5' 2" x 5' 2" (1.57m x 1.57m) Radiator. Hard wood and obscure glazed door and side pane into lounge/dining room and.....

Cloakroom/WC Obscure UPVC double glazed window to front. White button flush WC and wash hand basin.

Lounge/dining room 'L' shaped with distinct area to lounge and dine. Light floods from three aspects through large UPVC double glazed windows to front, side and rear and with exposed pine floorboards throughout.

Lounge 20' x 11' 6" (6.1m x 3.51m) Triple aspect room with pleasing garden and wooded outlook. Slate fireplace and hearth with inset gas living coal flame fire. Three radiators. Wide square arch into......

Dining area 12' 3" x 10' (3.73m x 3.05m) UPVC double glazed window and door out to the rear and onto a balconied terrace. Radiator. Doors to inner hallway and to....

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' x 11' (4.57m x 3.35m) UPVC double glazed windows to front and side. Basic functional fitted range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers with work tops and inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Belling electric oven and extractor. Space for white goods. Door to....

Side entrance UPVC double glazed window to front. Door to side.

Hallway 'L' shaped with shelved airing cupboard. Radiator. Access to loft. Doors to three bedrooms and......

Bathroom 8' 4" x 8' 4" (2.54m x 2.54m) Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear. White four piece suite comprising metal panel bath, bidet, WC and wash hand basin. Radiator.

Bedroom one 13' 3" x 11' (4.04m x 3.35m) First measurement to front of built-in wardrobe ad cupboard space. UPVC double glazed window to rear and side. Wash hand basin. Radiator. Telephone point.

Bedroom two 14' x 10' 5" (4.27m x 3.18m) UPVC double glazed windows to front and side. Radiator.

Bedroom three 14' x 10' (4.27m x 3.05m) UPVC double glazed window to rear. Radiator.

Outside Bosilliack is a property of quality lying in a garden befitting of its standing and location where all is richly stocked and established. There are driveways to either side of the property, to the right to accommodate two/three cars in tandem, to the left a drive leading to the integral garage. A wide slate path and steps lead up to the front door.

The rear garden abuts a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is full of many shrubs and plants to provide real privacy, seclusion and a feeling of peacefulness. This has all the ingredients to create a very special place indeed.

From the lounge/dining room, facing south, south, west and enjoying summer sunshine for much of the day, is a 21' x 6' (6.4m x 1.83m) paved terrace, overlooking the garden with timber steps, clad in Jasmine and wisteria, down to the lower rooms, garage and garden.

The covered paved lower terrace 21' x 6' (6.4m x 1.83m) leads into the garden and via doors to the garage, the boiler/utility room and a network of rooms beneath the bungalow.

Garage 20' x 11' (6.1m x 3.35m) Folding door entrance. Window to side. Power and light.

Boiler/utility room 12' 2" x 10' (3.71m x 3.05m) Window to garden. Myson Marathon gas fired boiler fuelling radiator central heating and hot water supply. Belfast sink with hot and cold water. Power and light.

Behind this room is a further space with 7' (2.13m) ceiling heights and......

Room 10' (3.05m) x 7' 8" (2.34m) reducing to 5' (1.52m)

rooms As mentioned, beneath the bungalow is an area and rooms effectively the size of Bosilliack again, giving huge potential for a number of uses. This area comprises five rooms with block built internal walls and 7' 6" (2.29m) ceiling height. Such scope here to incorporate into the main accommodation perhaps, with the installation of an internal staircase, to create large self-contained accommodation for family or income or indeed as a spacious area in which to work from home, all subject to necessary planning permission.


Local info for TR11

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Property Value Data/Graphs for TR11

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 19.6% £577,328 3.9 1.6
Flat 18.8% £270,999 2 1.2
Semi-detached house 11.9% £292,702 3.2 1.1
Terraced house 10.8% £289,381 3.1 1.1
End terrace house 8.3% £264,643 3.1 1.5
Other 6.6% £313,831 3 1.8
Detached bungalow 5.2% £400,158 2.7 1.1
Bungalow 4.7% £347,941 2.7 0.9
Mobile/park home 3% £154,314 1.7 0.4
Town house 2.5% £412,778 3.9 0.8
Semi-detached bungalow 1.9% £276,779 2.3 1
Cottage 1.9% £260,714 2.9 1.1
Land 1.7% £155,333 1 0.7
Maisonette 1.1% £290,000 3 1
Link-detached house 0.8% £348,333 3.3 1.3
Barn conversion 0.3% £395,000 2 2
Parking/garage 0.3% £25,000 0 0
Leisure/hospitality 0.3% £120,000 2 1
Terraced bungalow 0.3% £350,000 3 0

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£5,679 1.7%


Current Asking Prices in TR11 Average: £346,634

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £80,833 (3) £235,662 (69) £341,241 (113) £496,668 (67) £560,820 (20)
Flats £183,863 (15) £283,124 (40) £287,692 (13) £463,333 (3) £375,000 (1)
All £166,692 (18) £249,309 (112) £335,716 (126) £495,239 (70) £551,971 (21)

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