In the 'heart' of this sought-after waterside village, fronting Falmouth Harbour, a picturesque, detached, l-shaped cottage, dating, we understand, from the early 18th century, providing intriguing and highly adaptable accommodation, currently arranged as two 2-bedroomed cottages, ideal for those with a dependent relative, seeking a home with income or, simply, a 'landmark' village home of character, with the unusual benefit of a surprisingly large, well enclosed, beautifully stocked, sunny, south-west facing rear garden.
Dating, we understand, from the early 18th century, 'The Sands' is in fact two cottages, 'The Sands' and 'The Ferryman's', which provide intriguing and highly versatile accommodation, ideal for those looking for a home with income, a dependent relative or, simply, a fine individual home of much character, in the 'heart' of this sought-after waterside village, on the banks of Falmouth Harbour.
Benefiting from oil fired central heating, the delightful accommodation includes, in the main cottage, 'The Sands', an entrance porch, versatile dining room, kitchen with terracotta tiled flooring and stable door, magnificent 25' living room with glass-fronted stove, windows and casement doors onto the rear gardens, part galleried landing, two bedrooms and a reappointed bathroom with white suite and separate shower cubicle.
'The Ferryman's' enjoys independent access from the pretty front courtyard with, downstairs, a well proportioned open-plan living room, inner hall with secondary staircase and, to the first floor, two further bedrooms and a shower room/WC. Bedroom two in both 'The Sands' and 'The Ferryman's' interconnect, providing one larger property if required which, in our opinion, would benefit from a glazed passage, under the covered walkway, subject of course to all necessary consents.
To the front of the property, a gravelled courtyard-style garden has been landscaped for ease of maintenance, an off-road parking space is adjacent to the front gates, and the rear gardens are an absolute delight, being much larger than expected, level, particularly well enclosed, and extremely sunny, enjoying a sheltered south-west facing aspect.
Flushing is understood to be one of the warmest villages in the UK by virtue of its sheltered aspect on the banks of Falmouth Harbour and the Penryn River.
Formerly the location of choice of Packet Ship captains and visited by Admiral Nelson, the village has become one of the most sought-after locations anywhere in the West Country by virtue of its temperate climate, picturesque terraced cottages, beautiful unspoilt surrounding countryside and immediate access onto the day-sailing waters of the Fal Estuary and its tree-lined tributaries, believed by many to be the best in the country.
Excellent sailing facilities exist around Falmouth's harbourside - there are many sailing clubs for those of all abilities, including one in Flushing itself, moorings are available on application from the harbour master and marina facilities exist in both Falmouth and nearby Mylor Harbour.
Village amenities include a primary school, village stores/post office, restaurant, two public houses and regular passenger ferry to Falmouth where there are numerous restaurants and many shops including Marks and Spencers, other nationals and a host of boutiques and chic art galleries etc. The cathedral city of Truro, approximately ten miles distant, is the county's retailing, commercial, administrative, health and educational centre with the region's leading theatre venue, The Hall for Cornwall, together with direct rail link to London (Paddington) with a journey time of approximately four and a half hours.
(All dimensions being approximate)
Panelled front entrance door with glazed fan light, coat hooks, shelving, terracotta tiled flooring, traditional panelled door to the:-
dining room 4.12m(13'6'') x 3.48m(11'5'')
A highly versatile reception room with small pane sash window to the front elevation, overlooking the gardens and the village centre. One wall in exposed cut slate. Terracotta tiled flooring, built-in shelved storage cupboard, telephone point, radiator, wall light points, sliding panelled door to the kitchen, inner lobby with glazed casement door to the lounge and door to built-in storage cupboard with electrical meters and modern trip switching.
Kitchen 3.48m(11'5'') x 3.40m(11'2'')
A charming double aspect room with small pane sash-style window to the front elevation and small pane stable-type door to the covered, side walkway. Part exposed beamed ceiling, range of fitted wall and base units with round-edge worksurfaces between and complementary tiled splashbacks. Inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer, four-ring ceramic hob with illuminated extractor canopy over. Open-fronted display shelving, inset down-lighters, recess for tall fridge/freezer, oil fired Rayburn Royal providing cooking, hot water and central heating. Horstmann timer switching, terracotta tiled flooring, recess with plumbing for automatic washing machine.
Living room 7.69m(25'3'') x 3.90m(12'10'')
A superbly proportioned room featuring double casement doors, with broad windows to either side, opening onto and overlooking the beautiful south-west facing rear gardens. Ceramic tiled flooring throughout, two radiators, full height stone chimney with inset glass-fronted oil fired stove. TV aerial socket, wall light point, staircase with turned balustrade leading to the:-
Broad dormer window to the rear elevation, facing south-west, enjoying much natural light and a lovely outlook over the beautifully stocked rear gardens. Eaves storage area, access to over-head storage space.
Bedroom one 3.58m(11'9'') x 3.94m(12'11'')
Small pane sash-style window to the front elevation, overlooking the village centre. Canopied ceiling, two radiators, shelved storage cupboard.
Bedroom two 3.10m(10'2'') x 2.09m(6'10'')
Small pane sash-style window to the front elevation, radiator, connecting door with 'The Ferryman's'.
Well appointed with a modern, white, four-piece suite comprising: Corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC and walk-in shower cubicle with Heatrae Sadia shower. Part tiled walls, heated towel rail, deep built-in airing cupboard housing foam lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater and linen shelving. Broad dormer window to the rear elevation enjoying an attractive outlook over the gardens.
living room 6.00m(19'8'') x 4.24m(13'11'')
A well proportioned open-plan living room with terracotta-effect tiled flooring throughout. Panelled front entrance door with small pane sash windows to either side, overlooking the attractive front gardens. Small pane casement window to the side elevation with working shutters, inset fireplace with pot belly stove, night storage heater, TV aerial socket, wall light points. Fitted l-shaped kitchenette with four-ring electric hob, oven/grill, fridge recess and stainless steel sink set in round-edge worksurfaces with storage cupboards under. Fitted wall shelving, deep dining recess, built-in cupboard housing electrical trip switching, door to:-
Tiled flooring, part glazed door to the covered walkway providing sheltered access to the kitchen in 'The Sands'. Turning staircase rising to the:-
Part galleried with night storage heater, access to additional loft storage area, wall light points and small pane sash-style window to the front elevation.
Bedroom one 3.64m(11'11'') x 3.69m(12'1'')
Canopied ceiling, two small pane sash-style windows to the front elevation, night storage heater, wall light points, full width of the room range of built-in storage cupboards.
White three-piece suite comprising: Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and walk-in shower cubicle with Heatrae Sadia shower. Part tiled walls, strip light/shaver socket, glazed roof light to the side elevation, large built-in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, immersion heater and linen shelving.
Bedroom two 3.96m(13'0'') x 3.60m(11'10'')
Double aspect with small pane casement windows to both the front and rear elevations. Canopied ceiling, access to loft storage area, two radiators, built-in wardrobe, interconnecting door with bedroom two in 'The Sands'.
We have been advised a parking area exists immediately to the front of the property.
Front stone boundary wall with double gates opening onto a broad gravelled terrace, leading to the entrance porch to 'The Sands', to the front entrance door to 'The Ferryman's' and to the covered 'connecting' walkway. To either side of the gravelled terrace there are attractive shrub beds with many mature plants including camellias, hydrangeas and heathers, etc.
Courtesy lighting, outside water tap, doors to both 'The Sands' and 'The Ferryman's', broad gravelled pathway with security lighting, timber store and oil storage tank leading to the:-
A particular feature of the property, enjoying a surprisingly high degree of privacy and a particularly warm aspect, facing south-west. Broad paved terrace with doors from the living room, deep level lawn with, to either side, shaped borders containing many unusual and mature plants including camellias, pittosporum, lavender and azaleas, etc. Gate to a side access pathway, pergola with wisteria, lean-to aluminium greenhouse, fig tree, pond and picturesque willow tree.
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating (to the main accommodation).
Band D - Cornwall Council.
Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendor offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's Sole Agents - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone:
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These particulars have been prepared as a general guide only for prospective purchasers. Although every effort has been made to provide a fair and reasonable description of the property, no specific survey or detailed inspection has been carried out in relation to the building, services, appliances and any fixtures and fittings. All measurements, dimensions, acreages and distances are approximate and should not be relied upon for accuracy. All buyers should rely on their own surveys and investigations in connection with a purchase of the property.