Budock Water

£495,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An exceptional family home situated in the popular and highly convenient village of Budock Water, close to Falmouth, Mawnan Smith and the south Cornish coastline, providing extensive and extremely adaptable 5-bedroomed accommodation with 3 bath/shower rooms, double glazing, central heating, ample off-road parking, and sheltered well enclosed gardens, over which all main rooms enjoy a lovely outlook to unspoilt countryside beyond.

THE PROPERTY

'Gwithian House' is a most deceptive, detached, individual house which has been extended and improved to provide exceptional family accommodation in this ever-popular village, close to the outskirts of Falmouth.

Benefiting from double glazing and oil fired central heating, the adaptable accommodation can provide single-storey living if required, with two bedrooms and well appointed family bathroom at ground floor level. Also off a spacious entrance hall is a well proportioned lounge with open fireplace, picture window with valley views and double doors into a side porch/conservatory. A lovely family sized double aspect kitchen/breakfast room has windows to both front and rear elevations and off which, a lobby leads to a large utility room with secondary access from the forecourt, and to an extremely versatile dining room, formerly a integral garage we understand, which could also be used as a playroom, TV room or further ground floor bedroom if required, etc.

Upstairs, the master bedroom suite is extremely well proportioned and benefits from its own private bathroom with separate shower cubicle. There are two further bedrooms, both also with built-in wardrobes, with bedroom three currently located through a shower room; an arrangement which can easily be reconfigured if preferred.

The front gardens have been attractively landscaped, planted and laid with brick pavias to provide ample off-road parking for several vehicles, together with space for a garage if needed, subject to consents. The rear gardens are a particular feature, being access to both sides of the property, as well as from the rear lobby where a stable door opens onto a raised decked terrace, with double doors from the dining room, from where particularly lovely views are enjoyed along the valley. The gardens are well enclosed to all sides by fencing and hedging and, therefore, are sheltered, private and ideal for those with children and pets, etc. A useful basement contains the oil fired boiler and provides a good sized storage and workshop area with 6' head height.

THE LOCATION

The village of Budock Water is situated less than one mile from the outskirts of the port of Falmouth - recently voted as one of the best places anywhere to live in the UK by the readers of The Sunday Times. The village has a church, public house and newsagent/general stores. St Marys and St Francis junior schools are just a few minutes drive away, as is Falmouth's secondary school, off Trescobeas Road, which leads to Falmouth town centre, with its excellent range of shopping, commercial and leisure amenities.

Regular bus services connect the village with Falmouth and Mawnan Smith, beyond which are the tree-lined sailing waters of the Helford River. Safe sandy bathing beaches are nearby at Swanpool and Maenporth, numerous rural walks surround the village, and the cathedral city of Truro, the county's administrative, retailing, commercial, health and educational centre, is approximately twelve miles away,

In all, a large, versatile and extremely well presented family home.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(All dimensions being approximate)

SHELTERED ENTRANCE

Leading directly from the brick pavia forecourt. Hardwood entrance door with leaded glazing and matching side panel opening into the:-

RECEPTION HALL

Broad easy-rising staircase with turning balustrade leading to the part galleried landing over. Under-stair storage cupboard, radiator, full height cloaks cupboard with storage locker over. Solid pine doors with moulded architraves leading to the ground floor rooms in an anti-clockwise rotation from the entrance door.

FAMILY BATHROOM/WC

Most attractively appointed with a white four-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, panelled bath with hand grips, pedestal wash hand basin and corner-entry shower cubicle with Mira shower. Obscure uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, extractor fan, part tiled and timber panelled walls, ceramic tiled flooring. Radiator, built-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving and storage locker over.

BEDROOM FOUR

3.33m x 3.53m (10'11 x 11'6 )

Broad uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, range of full height fitted wardrobes with storage lockers over, radiator, TV aerial socket and dimmer switching.

BEDROOM FIVE

3.05m x 3.76m (10'0 x 12'4 )

A light and adaptable room, currently used as a study/office with broad replacement uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation enjoying views to Maen Valley. Full height fitted cupboards with storage lockers over, radiator, internal glazed screen to the conservatory, dimmer switching.

LOUNGE

4.39m x 4.47m (14'5 x 14'8 )

Another light room with further replacement uPVC double glazed picture window, overlooking the attractively stocked and landscaped rear gardens to unspoilt countryside beyond. Open fireplace with slate hearth and timber mantel. TV aerial sockets, two radiators, low voltage light sockets, dimmer switching, twin casement doors with sealed unit double glazing opening into the:-

CONSERVATORY/SIDE PORCH

4.34m x 1.88m (14'2 x 6'2 )

Replacement uPVC double glazed door to the side elevation and windows providing a further attractive outlook over the outskirts of the village to surrounding unspoilt countryside. Ceramic tiled flooring, Dimplex panel heater.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

6.92m x 3.03m (22'8 x 9'11 )

A superb, double aspect, family sized kitchen, informal dining and day-time living room with further large uPVC double glazed picture windows to the front and rear elevations, the latter providing further lovely valley views.

DINING AREA

Fitted bench seating, radiator, door from the reception hall.

KITCHEN AREA

Comprehensively appointed with a full range of wall and base units with ample timber-edged worksurfaces between with complementary tiled splashbacks with concealed pelmet lighting. Peninsula unit/breakfast bar, end display shelving, four-ring Belling gas hob with illuminated extractor canopy over. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, integrated Creda dishwasher, split level Belling double oven/grill. Book and wine shelving, integrated fridge unit, part glazed door to the:-

REAR LOBBY

uPVC double glazed stable door and window, overlooking and opening onto the raised rear decking with views beyond over the gardens to unspoilt countryside. Part glazed casement door opening into the:-

UTILITY ROOM

3.42m x 1.93m (11'2 x 6'3 )

uPVC double glazed door to the front elevation providing secondary access. Space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Fitted wall and base units with inset stainless steel sink unit and tiled splashback. Space for fridge and freezer cabinets, ceramic tiled flooring, coat hooks.

DINING ROOM

4.70m x 2.74m (15'5 x 8'11 )

Another extremely flexible room, currently used as a formal dining room, also ideally suitable as a playroom or further ground floor bedroom etc. uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation and double uPVC doors opening directly onto the raised rear decking and, again, enjoying the lovely valley views. Dimmer switching.

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Part galleried, Velux roof light over the stairwell, access to eaves storage area, door to walk-in storage cupboard with light.

BEDROOM ONE

6.39m x 5.02m (20'11 x 16'5 )

Overall measurements of a superbly proportioned room; the first measurement including a deep door lobby, with broad range of fitted wardrobes. Part canopied ceiling with two Velux windows to the front elevation and twin Velux windows to the rear providing lovely views over the outskirts of the village and valley beyond. Telephone point, TV aerial sockets, inset down-lighters, dimmer switching, radiator, door to:-

EN-SUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM

Attractively appointed with a white four-piece suite including a pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, spa bath, low flush WC and separate walk-in shower cubicle. Part tiled walls, Velux window to the front elevation, radiator.

BEDROOM TWO

4.40m x 3.95m (14'5 x 12'11 )

Velux window to the side elevation, again enjoying lovely edge of village and rolling countryside views. Radiator, TV aerial lead, built-in cupboards.

SHOWER ROOM/WC

Pedestal wash hand basin, corner-entry shower cubicle with instant shower and low flush WC. Radiator, Velux roof light and part tiled walls. Currently a through room leading to:-

BEDROOM THREE

4.82m x 2.84m (15'9 x 9'3 )

Access has restricted head height. First measurement includes a range of fitted wardrobes in addition to which there is extensive eaves storage. Velux window to the side elevation, radiator.

THE EXTERIOR

FRONT FORECOURT AND GARDENS

'Gwithian House' enjoys a broad frontage to Trewen Road with block walling and timber fencing to one side of the broad entrance. The forecourt area has been laid with brick pavias to provide off-road parking for several vehicles, extending to a lower area immediatley adjacent to the house with doorways to the reception hall and utility room. There is exterior courtesy lighting and a cold water tap and beds and borders have been attractively planted with many interesting plants including rhododendrons, azaleas, conifers, hydrangeas, camellia and a palm tree etc. Timber gates to either side then provide access to the rear gardens with, to one side, access provided to the conservatory/porch.

REAR GARDENS

Extremely well enclosed to all sides by timber fencing and mature hedging, providing much privacy and shelter, and ideal for those with children and pets etc. The gardens are laid mainly to two areas of lawn with rockery terrace between and surrounded by colourful mature shrub borders containing a variety of camellias etc. A winding red brick pathway leads to a circular brick patio with palm trees and beyond which there is a gravel pathway leading to an area for compost etc. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the property there is an exterior water tap, courtesy lighting and paved steps which lead up to the raised decked terrace, with timber balustrade providing a lovely vantage point overlooking the gardens to unspoilt countryside, and with access to the dining room and rear lobby.

BASEMENT/WORKSHOP

Located underneath the house, with 6' head height, light and power connected, and Worcester oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Outside uPVC oil storage tank.

STORAGE SHED

Providing dry storage.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

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

COUNCIL TAX

Band E - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold

POSSESSION

Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

DIRECTIONAL NOTE

Proceed into the village of Budock Water from Falmouth. Proceed passed the Trelowarren Arms, and the left-hand turnings for Trevoney and Treveryn Parc, shortly after which 'Gwithian House' will be found on the left-hand side.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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