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IN THE OWNER'S WORDS
Many people have commented on what a lovely place our home is. They are right and we have been very lucky to have lived here.
The Avenue is a haven just five minutes walk from the centre of Truro so you can pop into town just before the shops shut, to the theatre, cinema or the many restaurants and bars. We have ample parking too. The Rising Sun on Mitchell Hill is a quiet stroll along the private road at the front, and is a very cosy, friendly pub for dropping in to. It also has great food.
The upper rooms have views of the cathedral and at night the lit spire looks wonderful. The house is extremely quiet for such a central location and because of the large gardens surrounding us we hear birdsong by day and the odd owl at night.
The Avenue has a very neighbourly feel and there are families and older people alike.
The courtyard at the back of the house has morning sun, while the large old slate terrace at the front of the house is in sun almost all day. We regularly eat outside and sit for hours in the garden as it is a real oasis.
Inside the house, the ceilings are high, giving it all a light and airy feel and the huge original curved windows to the front bring in the peaceful green of the garden. Our three children, now in their twenties, have been able to walk to school and have invited countless friends around over the years. The house is accessible within the county too as Truro has lots to offer and puts us within easy reach of buses, trains and both the north and south coast.
This exceptional period townhouse, located on one of the finest tree-lined avenues in Truro, is quietly located yet within walking distance of the city centre. It has been extended and improved by the current owners to create a quality, stylish home.
This grand 5 bedroom home mixes traditional and contemporary decor to create a warm and inviting home. With three reception rooms and five bedrooms over three storeys the property has ample space for a large family. The residence boasts private parking, a south facing garden and views of the city's cathedral.
The front entrance porch and hall feature the high ceilings which are evident throughout the home. The hall has a stripped timber floor which leads to the generous kitchen/dining room as well as the living room.
The dining room has an attractive arched, sash window with shutters overlooking the front garden. Hardwood floors, built in storage cupboard with display shelving above and an open fireplace with a slate hearth. The dining room is open to the kitchen which serves as the hub and heart of the home.
The kitchen has a range of fitted shaker style, solid wood wall and base cabinets with granite worktops from high quality local firm "Out of Wood". There is an inset Belfast double sink, dishwasher, electric range cooker with a 6-ring gas hob. Large slate slab flooring gives the kitchen a cottage feel. Crittall Steel framed glazed French doors open from the kitchen into a newly added sitting room / orangery.
This large 24' room has a range of French doors which open to the courtyard garden at the rear of the house. Roof lanterns allow plenty of light making this a lovely room to relax in. There is a laundry cupboard at the end of the room with a sink and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, whilst to the opposite end an oak door leads to both a cloak room and rear porch/mud room.
Further Steel glazed doors lead from the sitting room to both the central entrance hall and to the living room. This 23' room is easily large enough to perform double duty as study and living room. The room features a large fireplace with a Victorian style stone surround and slate hearth as well as a sash window to the front of the house which overlooks the front garden.
The staircase with an attractive wooden balustrade has a part stained window over the intermediate landing.
The first floor has two large double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a twin room.
There is a large family bathroom fitted by "Fired Earth" with a centrally located free standing roll top bath, separate tiled shower and a heated towel rail in addition to the traditionally styled sanitaryware. This room is large enough to be converted to create an en-suite bathroom to the master in addition to retaining a smaller family bathroom.
Stairs lead up to the second floor which contains two further double bedrooms each with vaulted ceilings and built-in wardrobes. Dormer windows provide stunning views of the Cathedral. The shower room also has a pitched ceiling with skylights.
GROUNDS AND GARDEN
From the lane to the front of the property steps lead up to a garden path which leads to a patio area to the front of the house. This slate tiled flagstone patio is large enough for a seating/dining area overlooking a garden pond. The south facing lawned garden is bordered by mature plants and trees creating privacy.
To the rear is a newly created private parking area for up to three cars - something rather rare for this area of the city, as well as a useful storage room/workshop. The Slate tiled courtyard garden to the rear is walled, gated and fenced and has a raised planting area.
This home has an abundance of features and is a very fine example of city living in a period home. A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the style and space this residence offers.
The property occupies a most convenient position within a few minutes walk of the city centre. Truro contains an excellent range of both national retailers and smaller specialist shops together with a theatre, cinema and numerous restaurants. There is a choice of private and public sector schooling nearby and golf courses will be found at Treliske or Killiow.
Also readily accessible are various parks including a delightful riverside walk to Boscawen Park. The nearby bus station provides convenient access to many of the main Cornish towns and villages while the main line railway station connects with Plymouth, Bristol, London and beyond.
There are delightful walks along the footpaths in the area, extending to Truro in the one direction or to St Clement if heading north passing through the riverside Hamlet of Malpas on the way. The Truro River leads into the Carrick Roads and waters of the Fal estuary which provide excellent sailing and other water sports.
SERVICES & COUNCIL TAX BAND
The property is heated with gas central heating and the house is connected to mains electricity, water and drainage. Council Tax Band E.