Savills | Stratton Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SY | Property for sale
3,986 sq ft(370.31 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

Stratton TerraceFalmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2SY

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Generously proportioned Georgian villa noted for its many original period features
  • Central town location
  • Impressive sea/river and rural views from both the house and gardens
  • Five/ Six bedrooms
  • High ceilings
  • Large gardens to front and rear
  • Private courtyard garden
  • Annex with potential for a self-contained unit
  • Generous gated off-road parking

A rare opportunity to acquire one of the few detached Georgian villas on Stratton Terrace, with outstanding views over the estuary and Falmouth Harbour with large gardens and parking.

About this property

  • The Old Vicarage is a substantial grade II listed Georgian villa with some very fine period features throughout the property and impressive views from all the reception rooms and four of the five bedrooms. It is a rare find for such an impressive detached Georgian family home with parking and views to come to the market and a viewing is strongly recommended.

    On the ground floor is the entrance vestibule that leads through to the inner hall with staircase to first floor. This impressive entrance sets the tone for the whole property with Victorian tiled floor, high ceilings, outstanding carved and moulded ceiling cornicing and ceiling roses which continue throughout the property, original mahogany doors and a beautiful stone turned staircase with ornate cast iron balusters with mahogany handrail.

    Off this inner hallway is access to the three reception rooms, kitchen and cloakroom from which there is access down to the large basement/storage area. The two large principal reception rooms overlook the front garden both with open fireplaces and marble surrounds; the third reception room at the rear overlooks the side courtyard.

    The large kitchen looks out over the rear enclosed courtyard garden and has an extensive range of kitchen units with solid walnut worktop surfaces, a butler sink, four ring induction hob, free standing Miele dishwasher and wine cooler/fridge. There is also a four-oven gas Aga, American style fridge/freezer, and a large central island/ breakfast bar. The central island has a granite worktop and an integrated Bosch double oven and space for several bar stools.

    From the kitchen are doors to the dining room and rear lobby with original stone flagged floor. From this rear lobby are doors that lead out on to the enclosed rear courtyard garden, store rooms/potential annex and to a side path that leads to the front of the property and out onto Stratton Terrace via a second garden gate.

    The store rooms/potential annex is currently configured with three rooms, two store cupboards and step ladder access to loft/mezzanine area. It is used as a general store and is in need of renovation. There is an opportunity to convert this area into a separate annex subject to the necessary permissions.

    On the first floor of the main house, the stone staircase opens out onto a large landing with original stone floor from which all the bedrooms and family bathroom lead. The impressive period features from the ground floor continue up to the second floor with high ceilings, cornicing and ceiling roses, original panelled doors and fireplaces. Four of the five bedrooms have lovely river and sea views.

    Bedroom two has an interconnecting door to bedroom three which could be used as a dressing room or possibly a further bathroom if required (subject to the necessary permissions).

    Bedroom five/guest suite is at the rear of the house overlooking the enclosed courtyard garden with a walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower room.

    The modern family bathroom has traditional sanitary ware in keeping with the period of the house with a central claw foot freestanding bath, a separate large shower, sink, wc, heated towel rail and window seat.

    The exterior and gardens
    The main garden and terrace are to the front and side of the property with far reaching views of the river, harbour, sea and countryside on the other side of the estuary. There are well-established hedges to the front and side, well stocked flower borders either side of the path that leads down to an iron gate that accesses Stratton Terrace. A high stone curved wall wraps around the side terrace with a wooden gate through to the enclosed rear courtyard garden.

    The large rear courtyard garden has granite steps that lead up to a further raised area of garden, and a gardener's wc.

    The raised rear garden also has stunning views of the river/harbour and sea with an area of lawn and flower beds to either side.

    From this garden are steps up to the rear drive with parking for two plus cars. The drive is accessed off Penwerris Lane.

    Main's water, drainage and electric
    Gas central heating

    Strictly by prior appointment with Savills.

    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.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A rare and fine example of a Georgian coastal house steeped in history.

George HillProperty agent

Local information

  • Stratton Terrace is widely regarded as one of the prime residential town locations. It enjoys wonderful river and sea views with lovely countryside and farmland beyond.
  • Falmouth lies at the entrance to the Carrick Roads, a beautiful estuary bordered by countryside and small waterside villages and home to sheltered anchorages and yacht marinas. Falmouth also has wonderful sandy south facing beaches and is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the south west (The Sunday Times).
  • Falmouth harbour itself provides an ever-changing outlook and has hosted transatlantic races in addition to many other sailing and water sport championships. For the keen day sailor or dedicated yachtsman, the South Cornish coast offers some of the finest sailing waters in the UK. A short car, boat or ferry ride away are beautiful creeks and wonderful waterside pubs and restaurants.
  • Falmouth itself is a colourful and historic port with an eclectic mix of galleries, coffee shops, artisan bakeries bars and restaurants and home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and several universities including Exeter's Cornwall Campus and Falmouth University. Falmouth golf club sits on the headland above Falmouth Bay while much of the surrounding coastline protected by the National Trust.
  • There are a huge amount of water sports on offer in Falmouth from weekly yacht and dinghy racing, gig rowing, paddle-boarding, diving and fishing. Gyllyngvase and Castle beach are only 1.5 miles away just on the other side of Falmouth Town.
  • There is a branch line from Falmouth and Penryn to Truro where there is a main line rail service to London Paddington. Newquay airport has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.
  • The History
  • The property is listed as being built in the early 19th century and believed to have been built by Lord Basset of Tehidy probably as a packet sea captain's residence. It was later bought by the church and remained in their ownership until purchased by the current owners.

Additional information

  • Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
  • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  • 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.
  • Directions: Upon entering Falmouth, fork left signposted for Falmouth Marina. Proceed along North Parade past the marina and continue towards the town. Stratton Terrace is situated on the right, before the Greenback Hotel and Symons Hill. The Greenbank Hotel- 180 yards Royal Cornwall Yacht Club- 350 yards Falmouth town centre 0.5 Gyllyngvase Beach 1.5 Swanpool Beach- 1.9 Falmouth Train Station 1.5 Penryn Train Station 2.3 Flushing- 3.8 Maenporth Beach- 4.1 Mylor harbour- 4.3 Truro - 10 Cornwall Airport (Newquay) – 25 (All distances are approximate and in miles)
  • EPC Exempt