Penwerris Terrace, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2PB | Property for sale | Savills
1,817 sq ft(168.80 sq m)
Guide price £695,000

Penwerris TerraceFalmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2PB

  • Under offer

Key features

  • An elevated, detached property overlooking Falmouth's stunning harbour
  • A three storey home retaining many of its original mid twentieth century decorative features
  • Standing above the beautiful Dunstanville Terrace with panoramic views across Falmouth Harbour towards Flushing
  • Private grounds with off road parking and single garage
  • Three double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room, all with sea views
  • A development opportunity to create a stunning coastal home

An elevated, three storey detached home with off street parking and split-level garden on an incredible plot overlooking the natural harbour of Falmouth

About this property

  • Grayshott provides a delightful window back into the 1960's; the house is full of reminders of the original, iconic design of that era including vast picture windows, layered building mass and natural timber finishes. The property has been developed and updated with upvc double glazing, a utility space and soffit boards but retains many clues as to the property's history, including that it was once part of the walled production gardens of the grand terrace below. Many of the adjacent buildings are listed including the beautiful wall that bounds the south side of the garden, made of killas stone rubble and slate tile copings. The house and gardens have been enjoyed and continually updated by three generations of the same family.

    The house is entered from the private drive at the upper ground floor level, opening on to a linear reception hall which leads straight ahead into the dining room/snug with its stunning views of the estuary. A large picture window frames the breath taking, animated view. From this room, there is a door to a deep cupboard under the staircase and in the right hand wall, a weighted, glass sash window pulls down to open up a service hatch from the kitchen to the dining area. The light and airy kitchen features a gas fired aga and is fitted out with white storage units, grey work tops and matching tile splash backs. The kitchen includes a fridge/freezer and a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink, positioned to offer the best view in Cornwall while washing up. A glazed side door leads out to a boot and utility room, with its own separate front and rear entrances, ideal for drying out damp outdoor gear. The garden can be accessed from this room via turning concrete steps. From the entrance hall is a bright and spacious family bathroom with obscured window opening to the front of the property. This room includes a bath, shower, WC and pedestal sink and a large linen cupboard provides valuable storage space.

    Descending the open oak staircase from the entrance hall takes you to the lower ground floor and directly into a large sitting room filled with light from the expansive windows. A sandstone fireplace with gas supply and fitted dresser create eye catching features. A glass door opens onto an external veranda and the garden, sheltered from the elements by the floor above and a wall balustrade. This allows enjoyment of that incredible view, whatever the weather or time of day. Off the rear of the sitting room is the principal bedroom with its own impressive view of the sea and a quirky en suite bathroom with a glazed shower room, WC, bath and its own door to the veranda. A bank of original built in wardrobes in natural wood lines the back wall of the bedroom. Ascending two flights of stairs to the first floor level takes you into the roof space with two double bedrooms to the left and right with built in cupboards. From the landing, a door opens on to a full length eaves storage room where the gas boiler can be found. These bedrooms offer the most spectacular views of the stunning panorama.

    Exterior, gardens and garage - Grayshott is approached via a concrete block and poured surfaced entrance drive, offering its own off road parking space and access to a single garage. The garage is within the footprint of the house and currently provides useful external storage space. The property is enclosed by a mixture of sloping and stepped boundaries including the historic stone wall in places. Rendered, often retaining walls and fences secure the remaining parts of the site and iron railings run across the change in garden levels. The house sits at the top of the sheltered, sloping plot. It has attached ancillary accommodation in the form of a workshop. The rear garden is divided into two level terraces of lawn connected by flights of steps to one side.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Grayshott is a well-located property offering fabulous Falmouth Harbour views.

Sean AndersonProperty agent

Local information

  • 'Grayshott' is a three storey, detached property set into the former sloping walled gardens of the handsome 18th century sea captains' houses of Dunstanville Terrace. The property lies directly above Greenbank House, a Listed property which is now the home of the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. Facing due east, the slopes have become home to a colourful mix of Cornish villas and period terraces with stunning views across Falmouth harbour to the picturesque village of Flushing, the Carrick Roads and St Mawes. Bordered by the Greenbank Hotel at its northern end and Admiral's Quay at the southern, the area is widely regarded as one of the town's most beautiful locations. The Terrace is just over half a mile away from the bustling town centre but enjoys life at a rather more leisurely pace.
  • Falmouth is the gateway to the Carrick Roads, a beautiful estuary bordered by countryside and small coastal villages as well as home to sheltered anchorages and yacht marinas. Falmouth has wonderful south facing sandy beaches and is often voted one of the best places to live in the south west (The Sunday Times). Falmouth harbour 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. It is also home to the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and Exeter's Cornwall University Campus. Falmouth golf club sits on the headland above Falmouth Bay while much of the surrounding coastline is protected by the National Trust.
  • There is a huge amount of water sports on offer in Falmouth including weekly yacht and dinghy racing, gig rowing, paddle-boarding, diving, fishing and wild swimming which is becoming very popular locally. Gyllyngvase and Castle beaches are only one and a half miles away, just on the other side of Falmouth Town Train Station. There is a branch line from Falmouth and Penryn to Truro where there is a main line rail service to London Paddington. Cornwall Airport at Newquay is approximately 30 miles away and has daily return flights to London as well as other domestic and international destinations.

Additional information

  • Services and Sustainability - Mains water, drainage, gas, and electricity. Heating is provided by radiators, the Aga, and heated towel rails.
  • Viewings - 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.
  • IMPORTANT NOTICE - 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: From Truro, approaching the property from the A39, at the Ponsharden Roundabout, take the first exit onto North Parade and follow the coastline around towards the Greenbank Hotel. Just as you reach the hotel, turn right up Symonds Hill and after 500m turn left into Penwerris Terrace. Head along Penwerris terrace until you see the properties on the left and Grayshott is the second one along. Distances (Miles) - Falmouth town centre - 1, Swanpool Beach - 1.7, Gyllyngvase Beach - 1.5, Truro - 12, Cornwall Airport (Newquay) - 30
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E