St Peters Hill, Flushing, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5TP | Property for sale | Savills
3,628 sq ft(337.05 sq m)
Guide price £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

St Peters HillFlushing, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5TP

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Large Georgian Period Town House
  • Stunning Views over the Penryn River
  • Versatile accommodation
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Seven or eight potential bedrooms (currently configured as 4/5)
  • Three bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Rear Courtyard
  • Elevated rear garden with decked entertaining terrace

An Iconic, characterful and versatile house full of period features in the heart of Flushing with stunning views across the Fal River towards Greenbank Hotel and Falmouth Town Centre.

About this property

  • An extremely characterful Grade ll listed house in the heart of Flushing with an interesting history. One of its most notable residents was Admiral Sir Edward Pellow (later 1st Viscount Exmouth) who was Commander of the East Indies Fleet, fought in the American War of Independence and was a contemporary of Nelson.

    Built in circa 1730 the house retains a wealth of period detail to include moulded skirting boards, dado rails, picture rails, sash windows with shutters, exposed slate and stone flooring and original fireplaces, with many still working.
    The property is laid out over three floors and offers very versatile accommodation and panoramic views over the water. The present owners have arranged the house to enjoy four/five bedrooms with plentiful home office space with a possible bedroom wing.

    The front door opens in to a lobby area with original half panelled walls and a flagstone floor which continues, through a glazed door, in to the hall. To the right is the Drawing room which features large sash windows to the front with fitted shutters and a deep window seat enjoying views of the Penryn River and Greenbank Hotel. There is a large feature working fireplace with slate hearth. At the rear of the room is a recessed area under a wide arch.From the hall,turn left into the Dining Room which has wide oak plank flooring, large window to the front with recessed shutters, working fireplace, slate hearth with on either side recessed arched shelving with cupboards below. A wide arch leads in to a serving area with utility space off containing a range of fitted base units with and inset sink and drainer and built in dishwasher. Steps ascend to the kitchen/breakfast room with a part glazed ceiling flooding the room with light and featuring a quartz surfaced central island with a built in Siemens induction hob and a cantilevered breakfast bar. There is a wall of white gloss fitted units with two integral Smeg electric ovens. From the kitchen area are a pair of doors opening on to the rear courtyard.
    To the right of the courtyard doors is a seating area off which, through a glazed door is the hallway and cloakroom and to the left, entrance to the TV/Media room and stairs up to a bedroom & en suite, currently used as an artist studio. This has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and a en suite shower room.

    First Floor-
    Stairs ascend from the hall to the first floor landing which has two windows overlooking the rear courtyard. There are three double bedrooms, a study and a bathroom on this floor. The rear bedroom overlooks the courtyard, has a fireplace and is currently used as a laundry & linen storage room. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. An archway on the landing leads through to two bedrooms and a study. All three have windows to the front and enjoy a fabulous view over rooftops to the Penryn river with the two double bedrooms having built in wardrobes, fireplaces and window seats. The bedroom to the right has an ensuite bathroom which has a bath, large separate quadrant shower, heated towel rail and window with seat overlooking the rear courtyard and 2 large built in cupboards. (To note there is a further door opening on to the landing at the top of the stairs)

    Second Floor-
    Stairs ascend to the second floor landing where there are three further bedrooms. The bedroom to the rear has a window and window seat with an elevated view the rear garden and a fireplace. At the front the bedroom to the right, currently used as an office, has a fireplace and a window with elevated views across the Fal River towards Greenbank and Falmouth Town Centre. On the left, the Principal bedroom is a spacious double bedroom enjoying the best of the river views. It has a designated dressing room and a beautifully appointed bathroom which has built in cupboards a centrally located free standing bath, walk in shower with monsoon head, dual sinks, a window overlooking the rear garden and a secondary door leading out on to the landing.

    Gardens & The Exterior

    Front Garden-
    An iron gate opens to the property from St Peters Hill to the front garden with a granite flagstone pathway bordered by cobbles leading to the front door. To either side is a lawned area and 2 mature Olive trees to each side of the pathway. On the left is a large wood store and to the right a seating area.

    Rear Courtyard-
    Accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room is a verdant paved lower courtyard garden with a high stone walling to either side creating a great entertaining space. There are two large storage cupboards to the right, one for refuse/recycling and the other for bike and surf board storage. There is access via patio doors to the TV/Media room and to a studio with both power and water. Mezzanine Patio
    Granite steps ascend to a south facing mezzanine patio seating area with a large feature Olive tree.

    Garden & Entertaining Deck-
    At the top of the steps a gate opens in to the gently upwardly sloping garden with a central lawned area bordered by mature planting with an array of shrubs and bay hedging leading to a large raised deck entertaining area with covered seating which has both power and a log burner. This is a great entertaining space with truly spectacular views over the water to Falmouth.

    Upper Terrace-
    Stone steps between stone filled gabions ascend to a flat gravelled area with three raised vegetable beds, a pergola with seating beneath and a potting shed to the rear.
    Secondary Deck & Studio
    At the very top of the garden sits the Studio which was only completed last year. It has two entrances, sash windows either side of the front door, a vaulted ceiling, power and a slate roof. The views from here are amazing - 180 degrees across to Falmouth.

    Mains water, drainage and electricity.
    Oil Fired central heating.
    BT Broadband

    Council Tax: Band F


    Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

    Fixtures & Fittings
    Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.


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    2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.

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This is a fabulous spacious and versatile family home with great charm and character just a short walk from the quayside and the heart of the village of Flushing.

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • The delightful waterside village of Flushing has been a highly desirable place to live since the 18th century when it was the home of Admirals and latterly Packet ship Commanders, when Falmouth was the hub of the international mail service. The village has an active community and retains its charm with many 17th and 18th century houses lining narrow winding streets, leading down to the water. It also enjoys a sunny south-westerly aspect and is reputed to have one of the mildest climates in Britain. Local facilities in the village include a general store, two public houses, a quayside restaurant and a recently completed new sailing club. Flushing also has its own highly regarded primary school, a weekly farmers market, church and chapel and there are regular passenger ferry services to Falmouth and thence to St. Mawes across the Carrick Roads. Sailing enthusiasts are well catered for with an active sailing club in the village and world class facilities at Mylor Yacht Harbour, Penryn and Falmouth where you will find pontoon berths, moorings, chandleries, yacht clubs, cafes and restaurants. The busy port of Falmouth is home to one of the world's largest natural harbours.

Additional information

  • Directions: Follow the A39 from Truro towards Falmouth, after passing the Norway Inn in Perranarworthal, take the left had turn signposted towards Mylor Bridge. Continue through Mylor Bridge and follow the signs for Flushing. Follow the road down towards the centre of Flushing, pass the Church on your left and after a few hundred metres number 7 can be seen on the left hand side of St Peters Hill Flushing Quay & passenger ferry to Falmouth: 0.2 Kiln Quay/Trefusis Beach: 0.8 Mylor Harbour: 1.7 Falmouth: 4 (by road) Truro: 11 Cornwall Airport (Newquay) 14.2 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: F