Occupying an incredible position, with sensational views, on the western outskirts of Falmouth, off a private road leading to just 2 other properties, an immense single-storey dwelling, currently comprising the original bungalow, together with a large annexe wing, providing 5 and 3 bedrooms respectively, ideal therefore for an extended family or potential alternative uses, now benefiting from planning consent for separation into 2 separate detached dwellings - granted 13 October 2020. The extensive grounds extend to approximately 1 acre or thereabouts, include a broad range of outbuildings, including 5 garages, with potential scope for further development if required, subject to consents.
'Bellevista' occupies an elevated position off a private road, leading to just two other properties, on the western extremities of Falmouth, backing onto farmland, with the site and all main rooms enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding grounds to the outskirts of Penryn, Carnon Downs, St Austell, the Penryn River, Falmouth, St Mawes and Pendennis Castle, the Carrick Roads, shoreline of The Roseland peninsula and out to sea - one of the most complete vistas from any property in the area!
The western side of Falmouth has been subject to recent and continued expansion, potentially to include the land to the southern side of 'Bellevista' and this provides, we understand, much greater potential for the further development of this already extremely large and versatile property.
'Bellevista' enjoys an unrestricted right of access over the long approach driveway with double gates which then open onto its own private, surrounding grounds which include a sweeping driveway, masses of parking, large lawned gardens to both front and rear, and a range of outbuildings including five garages, a workshop and open-fronted barn, etc.
In all, these grounds extend to 1 acre or thereabouts.
The original building was, we understand, constructed in the late 1940's and has, therefore, had the necessary and satisfactory Mundic Block Report. This original part of the building is now in need of extensive refurbishment but, if desired, could provide accommodation of up to five bedrooms with, also, there being planning consent for a loft conversion with balconies, therefore providing a second storey, granted 12 June 2017 - Cornwall Council Planning Application Number: PA17/04516. Copies of this Planning Permission are included.
Constructed circa 2004 by the previous owner, this more modern property is a large bungalow in its own right, with occasional/informal overflow space in an already partially converted loft area, with further unconverted extensive loft areas adjacent. The three bedroom accommodation in this part of the property is 'ready to move into' and needs little, if any, further improvement.
As with the original dwelling, many rooms enjoy expansive views and adjacent level gardens are readily landscaped to provide independent living for both parts if required.
In the normal manner, full details of all previous applications can be viewed on the Cornwall Council website, by visiting their online planning register. Also attached is a note of the most relevant consents - details of these planning consents are attached, together with selected drawings.
*PA17/04516 : Loft conversion with balconies - granted 12 June 2017.
*PA18/08191 : Dividing the current 8 bedroom bungalow into two separate units (but remaining attached) - granted 13 November 2018.
*PA19/00522/preapp : Pre-application advice for demolition of the existing five bedroom dwelling and split the plot into two. Erect two new detached dwellings with integral garages - dated 26 April 2019.
*PA20/0407 : Dividing the current 8 bedrooms bungalow into two separate units (which will become detached following the removal of a central section) - granted 13 October 2020.
The Existing Accommodation Comprises
(all dimensions being approximate)
Constructed, we understand, circa 1947, not inhabited and in need of general repair.
Door and windows from the driveway and gardens, enjoying fabulous far-reaching views over the grounds to the outskirts of Penryn, Carnon Downs, St Austell, the Penryn River, outskirts of Falmouth, Carrick Roads and Roseland peninsula. Casement door to the:-
Doorways to both the lounge and kitchen, archway to the inner hall (see below) and door to the:-
Low flush WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, access to loft area.
Lounge (4.55m x 5.82m (14'11" x 19'1"))
A well proportioned double aspect room with broad windows to the front and side elevations, both providing expansive panoramic views. Red brick chimney breast with fireplace and glass-fronted log-burner. Door to:-
Dining Room (2.89m x 3.20m (9'5" x 10'5"))
Window to the front elevation, again enjoying panoramic views over Falmouth Bay to far inland. Sliding door to the:-
Conservatory (3.70m x 2.97m (12'1" x 9'8"))
Of cavity block and uPVC double glazed construction, casement doors onto the decking (in need of repair) and with far-reaching views.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room (4.74m x 5.67m (15'6" x 18'7"))
Maximum measurements of a well proportioned l-shaped room with windows and door to the gardens. Electrical trip switching. In need of complete refitting.
Window to the front elevation. Walk-in former airing cupboard with access to over-head loft area. The rooms, from the northern end:-
Bedroom One (5.10m x 2.70m (16'8" x 8'10"))
Double aspect, windows to both front and rear elevations. Deep wardrobe recess, door to:-
Former En-Suite Bathroom
Requiring replastering and fitting out etc.
Bedroom Two (2.63m x 4.03m (8'7" x 13'2"))
Broad window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Three (3.67m x 4.00m in depth (12'0" x 13'1" in depth))
Second measurement reduces to 9'10" (3.00m). Windows and door overlooking and opening onto the rear gardens.
Bedroom Four (3.00m x 4.20m (9'10" x 13'9"))
Broad window to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Five (2.90m x 2.90m (9'6" x 9'6"))
Second measurement excludes deep door recess. Broad window to the rear elevation. Currently with an internal glazed screen to the annexe.
Again, requiring complete refitting. Former window, now an obscure glazed screen to the annexe.
Window and part glazed door from the rear gardens, ceramic tiled flooring, deep double storage cupboard, part glazed door opening into the:-
Kitchen (4.86m x 4.30m (15'11" x 14'1"))
A light, well proportioned, double aspect room with windows to both the side and rear elevations. Comprehensively appointed with a broad range of fitted base units with round-edged worksurfaces over with complementary mosaic tiled splashbacks. Recesses with plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and cutlery drainer. Wall cupboards, broad range cooker recess with illuminated extractor canopy over. Broad larder unit with space for upright fridge/freezer. Wine shelving, inset down-lighters, timber-effect flooring, two tall towel rails/radiators. Archway opening into the:-
Lounge (4.95m x 4.99m (16'2" x 16'4"))
Another light, bright room, triple aspect, with window to the side elevation, double glazed casement door to the conservatory and sliding patio doors opening onto a raised decked terrace with steps onto the garden. Two Achova contemporary radiators, TV and telephone sockets.
Conservatory (3.40m x 2.56m (11'1" x 8'4"))
Of cavity block and uPVC double glazed construction, providing another light sitting-out area with expansive views over the gardens and grounds to Falmouth Bay, Falmouth town, Pendennis Castle, the Carrick Roads, Roseland peninsula and, many miles inland as far as Nare Head and St Austell in the distance. Ceramic tiled flooring, double doors opening onto the gardens.
Window to the front elevation, again enjoying panoramic views. High level cupboard housing electrical trip switching. Radiator, high quality oak doors to the remaining ground floor rooms.
Containing a contemporary white suite with wash hand basin with mixer tap and set in vanity unit, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, low flush WC with concealed cistern and further cupboards to either side, separate walk-in shower cubicle with glazed screen and mains-powered shower. Part ceramic tiled walls, inset down-lighters, extractor fan, tall contemporary towel rail/radiator, built-in linen cupboard with slatted shelving. Interconnecting door with bedroom one.
Bedroom One (3.34m x 3.90m (10'11" x 12'9"))
Broad window to the rear elevation, tall contemporary radiator, TV aerial socket.
Bedroom Two (3.04m x 3.89m (9'11" x 12'9"))
Broad window to the rear elevation, radiator, TV aerial socket.
Bedroom Three (3.09m x 5.08m (10'1" x 16'7"))
Total measurements including lobby with window to the front elevation with views to Falmouth Bay. Currently, an unfinished area requiring plastering and flooring etc, ideal as a third bedroom with en-suite or office/studio etc if required.
Extensive Loft Area
6'11" (2.12m) height at the apex, almost 42'7" (13.0m) in length, part boarded, with light and power, ideal for conversion into further accommodation if required, subject to all necessary consents. Retractable aluminium ladder from bedroom two.
Part Covered Loft Area
Situated over the living accommodation with steeply rising open-tread staircase from the kitchen, opening onto a ‘landing’ with Velux window to the side elevation.
Occasional Bedroom/Store (2.96m x 5.16m (9'8" x 16'11"))
6'10" (2.10m) ceiling height at the apex. Two Velux windows to the side elevation, access to eaves storage areas, radiator.
Wall mounted Glow-worm gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating to the annexe. Low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Access to additional eaves storage areas.
There is a long approach driveway leading to the property, currently shared with three other dwellings, over which we understand ‘Bellevista’ enjoys an unrestricted right of access.
The tarmacadam driveway leads to the northern side of the property where there is extensive parking for many vehicles (ideal for those with caravans and boats etc), adjacent to which an arched doorway leads into the rear gardens. Exterior courtesy lighting and cold water tap.
Running along the western boundary of this extensive parking area is a broad range of outbuildings currently configured to provide:-
Triple Garage (8.99m x 6.40m (29'5" x 20'11"))
Three electronic up-and-over doors, light and power connected, inspection pit.
Single Garage One (3.26m x 5.88m (10'8" x 19'3"))
Currently sub-divided to provide storage.
Single Garage Two (3.36m x 5.70m (11'0" x 18'8"))
Metal up-and-over door, light and power connected, interconnecting double doors to the:-
Gym/Workshop (7.70m x 4.96m (25'3" x 16'3"))
Urinal, wall mounted wash hand basin with water heater, broad double glazed window and door from the parking area.
Open-Fronted Barn (7.63m x 5.80m (25'0" x 19'0"))
Spanning the full breadth of the front of the property, there is an extensive level lawned area bordered to the eastern boundary by conifer hedging and with, adjacent to the property, access to ‘Bellevista’ and the raised decked areas adjacent to both ‘Bellevista’ and the annexe, together with their respective conservatories.
From the parking area and outbuildings, a high wall with arched gate leads onto the full breadth rear gardens with paved pathway, with exterior courtesy lighting, leading to both ‘Bellavista’ and the annexe. Cold water tap, courtesy lighting.
Again, this large area of garden is laid mainly to level lawn with conifers to the southern boundary and dry stone walling to the rear. Useful outbuildings include a fully lined summerhouse with light, power, heating and veranda; two timber stores, oil storage tank and further shed housing equipment for former private water supply.
Mains electricity, gas and water are connected to the annexe. Oil fired central heating to 'Bellevista'. Private septic tank drainage. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations).
'Bellevista' : Band E - Cornwall Council.
The Annexe : Band C - Cornwall Council.
Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase - the vendor offering the additional benefit of no onward chain.
By telephone appointment with the vendor's Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone:
From Union Corner in Falmouth, follow the signs to Constantine and Mawnan Smith along Kergilliack Road. At the t-junction, turn right onto Hillhead Road, proceed down the hill and the entrance to 'Bellevista' will be found on the left-hand side immediately after a telegraph pole with three white stripes. 'Bellevista' is then situated at the top of the lane at the end of this private drive.