Constantine, Falmouth

£450,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An extremely interesting and highly versatile property, for sale for the first time in over 50 years, situated in the sought-after North Helford Area village of Constantine, providing well proportioned 4 double bedroom accommodation, spacious reception rooms, ground floor shop premises (suitable for a variety of uses), and with a sunny, level, walled garden to the rear with off-road parking for 2 vehicles.

THE PROPERTY

As the name implies, 1 & 3 Fore Street comprises two former properties which the current owners, whose family purchased some fifty years ago, have combined to form one large, family sized, village home, incorporating a ground floor shop area, ideal for reincorporation into the main accommodation, sub-division with the upstairs rooms to sub-divide, subject to all consents, or as an ideal home office/consulting room or artist's studio etc, for the increasing number of buyers wishing to 'work from home'.

Number 1 was, we understand, actually constructed circa 1911 as the village butchers, which for many years previous had been situated in the ground floor of Number 3. Indeed, the vendors continued in this profession until approximately twenty years ago, since when this part of the premises has been used as a commercial rental, latterly to a charity.

The rear gardens are mainly walled and enjoy a high degree of shelter and sunshine, with a broad paved terrace providing direct access from the living accommodation, level lawned area and two useful stores including a workshop - 11'10 x 7'3 (3.62m x 2.22m). A right of access is provided over the neighbouring forecourt to the parking area to the rear, in addition to which there is space for a further vehicle immediately to the front of the shop premises.

The living accommodation comprises an extremely large double aspect living room (formerly two rooms) which could interconnect with the shop premises once again if required. There is also a large, family sized kitchen/breakfast room, with glazed porch from the rear parking area, and door to a useful rear utility room with direct access onto the rear gardens. Upstairs, a long landing provides access to four, large, double bedrooms, together with a family bathroom with complementary white four-piece suite including a separate shower cubicle.

In all, an extensive and extremely versatile property which, no doubt, will prove of appeal to a wide range of prospective purchasers.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES

(all dimensions being approximate)

1 FORE STREET GROUND FLOOR SHOP PREMISES

6.86m x 4.53m (22'6 x 14'10 )

Two uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation, together with central doorway. Part sub-divided to provide a store room with access to the side elevation and to the butcher's former cold room. From the rear of the shop, there is a doorway which leads to the main accommodation.

ENTRANCE PORCH

Situated to the rear of the property, adjacent to the parking area. Sealed unit double glazed windows and doors, ceramic tiled flooring, matching door and windows opening into the:-

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM

5.03m x 4.48m (16'6 x 14'8 )

A superbly proportioned, family sized, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with comprehensive range of fitted wall and base units with ample round-edge worksurfaces between with complementary tiled splashbacks. Double aspect with deep silled uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation. Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, cooker panel point with extractor canopy over, space for tall fridge/freezer. Larder/broom cupboard. Part canopied ceiling with exposed beams, access to over-head loft storage area, ceramic tiled flooring throughout, radiator, telephone point, part timber panelled walls. Oak doors to the inner lobby and to the:-

UTILITY ROOM

3.15m x 1.36m (10'4 x 4'5 )

Ceramic tiled walls, wall mounted butler-style sink, space with plumbing for washing machine, Worcester Heatslave oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. uPVC double glazed door and window, opening onto and overlooking the rear gardens. Ceramic tiled flooring.

LIVING ROOM

7.57m x 4.37m (24'10 x 14'4 )

A superbly proportioned, double aspect room with two uPVC double glazed windows to the front elevation with, between, door to the front porch. Beamed ceiling, glass-fronted Esse log-burner on raised slate hearth with timber edging. Shelved recesses, two radiators, TV aerial socket, door to the sheltered rear yard. Some prospective purchasers may wish to note there was previously a connecting doorway from the corner of this room into the adjacent shop.

INNER LOBBY

Oak door from the kitchen/breakfast room, electrical trip switching, former doorway to the living room, radiator, staircase with timber panelling leading to the:-

FIRST FLOOR

LANDING

Two windows to the rear elevation enjoying views to surrounding countryside. Two radiators, built-in airing cupboard with linen shelving. The rooms, all with solid timber doors and matching architraves, left to right, from the top of the staircase:-

BEDROOM ONE

3.33m x 4.46m (10'11 x 14'7 )

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator, access to loft storage area, TV aerial socket.

BEDROOM TWO

3.41m x 3.52m (11'2 x 11'6 )

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE

3.72m x 3.37m (12'2 x 11'0 )

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator, access to loft storage area.

BEDROOM FOUR

3.70m x 3.14m (12'1 x 10'3 )

uPVC double glazed window to the front elevation, radiator.

BATHROOM/WC

Attractively appointed with a complementary white four-piece suite comprising a low flush WC, panelled bath with handgrips, pedestal wash hand basin and separate shower cubicle with Mira instant shower and sliding glazed screen. Tall towel rail/radiator, strip light/shaver socket, part panelled walls, extractor fan, obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear elevation.

THE EXTERIOR

REAR GARDENS

Well enclosed to all sides by block walling and stone hedging, comprising a level lawned area with rockery-edged borders containing a variety of shrubs and plants including hydrangeas, spring bulbs, camellias and conifers etc. Log storage area, timber garden store.

PAVED TERRACE AND PATIO

Courtesy door from the accommodation, outside WC, oil storage tank, gateway from the parking area, raised border, continuing to a covered side yard with door to the living room.

WORKSHOP

3.62m x 2.22m (11'10 x 7'3 )

Window and door overlooking the paved patio and terrace.

PARKING AREA

A parking area will be provided immediately to the rear of the property where there is level easy access to the rear of the shop, main accommodation and gardens. Exterior water taps and courtesy lighting. We understand an unrestricted right of access will be provided, shared also with the neighbouring properties, 'Trevarn' and 'Orchard House'.

ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACE

Situated to the front of Number 1.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SERVICES

Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Oil fired central heating. We understand there is a separate electricity supply to the shop and metered water supply.

COUNCIL TAX

Band D - Cornwall Council.

TENURE

Freehold.

POSSESSION

Immediate vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

VIEWING

By telephone appointment with the vendors' Sole Agent - Laskowski & Company, 28 High Street, Falmouth, TR11 2AD. Telephone: 01326 318813.

Arrange viewing 01326 318813

Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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