Attractive Georgian house in the heart of a thriving harbour village with generous accommodation over four floors and offering a very large garden.
IN THE OWNER'S WORDS
"This Georgian house was built in 1785 and is only 25 metres from the sea. With panoramic views of the river, walking distance from the local shop, pub and restaurants. There are also nice country walks and a ferry across to Falmouth all in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with beaches and fine countryside surroundings."
This large family home sits prominently within the village of Flushing. Currently used as a five bedroom house with second floor maisonette, the house could easily be reverted to a single family home. Alternately it would be well suited for letting purposes.
An entrance porch leads to an inner hall with stairs rising up to the upper floors and a door leading in to a large sitting room and dining room. This room has a slate tiled floor, windows to the front of the house and a wood burning stove on a slate hearth with a period surround. A second reception room adjoins the sitting room and also has an attractive fireplace. From here there is a useful small study and a bedroom. Moving towards the rear of the house is a galley kitchen, a shower room and a second bedroom. This ground floor could very easily be used as a self-contained two bedroom flat.
On the first floor there are three further bedrooms. The largest to the front of the house could be used as an additional reception room, particularly as it offers views of the harbour. There is a small kitchenette on this floor as well as a cloakroom and a bath and shower room.
The second and third floors have been converted in to a very attractive maisonette flat. A large sitting room with feature fireplace offers great views over the harbour and out to sea. The kitchen adjoins the sitting room and features a large kitchen peninsula with built in double ovens, dishwasher, double Belfast sink and additional preparation sink, gas hob and a range of dark grey cabinetry with a solid wood worktop. An additional range of cabinet's runs along one wall whilst to the opposite side of the room is a larder. Stairs lead up from the sitting room to two bedrooms within the eaves of the third floor and a family bathroom.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
To the front of the property is a walled patio area. To the rear a large lawned garden with mature borders. A path leads to the top of the garden having steps leading to various gently sloping terraced areas. At the far end of the garden is a large summer house which has delightful views over the top of the property offering views of Falmouth Harbour. It is unusual in this historic harbour town to find a property with such a large garden giving this property the opportunity to be a fine family home.
The village of Flushing is much sought-after, partly due no doubt to its proximity to some of the best sailing waters in the country. The surrounding countryside is extremely picturesque and designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was settled in the 17th century by a Dutch community; subsequently several ships' captains made their home there including Captain Dowman, onetime owner of the clipper Cutty Sark who lived nearby at Trevissome House. Admiral Lord Nelson is also purported to have owned a house in the village.
Now, Flushing is a delightful community with its own primary school, church and chapel as well as a fine seafood restaurant and a pair of pubs.
Falmouth (three miles by road, or across the harbour by year round passenger ferry from Flushing Quay) offers a good range of shopping and educational facilities while the Cathedral City of Truro is 10 miles distant and is the commercial centre for the county with a first class range of shops, public and private sector schools, regional hospital, theatre etc. There are yacht marinas at Falmouth and Mylor Churchtown (1¾ miles). Golf at Falmouth and various beaches in the general area.
The property has a mix of oil fired central heating and electric heating. There is mains water supply and drainage.
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