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.
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.
FIXTURES AND 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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A rare and fine example of a Georgian coastal house steeped in history.George Hill