College Hill, Penryn


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  • Bedrooms: 6
A charming and extremely well presented Grade II Listed detached residence, set in an elevated position enjoying views across the historic market town of Penryn, offering spacious accommodation over 3 storeys including 6 bedrooms, 2 with en-suite facilities, large family bathroom, attractive gardens, garaging and additional driveway parking.


Believed to date back to 1865 and having been in our client's family possession for 45 years, 'College House' is a substantial Grade II Listed Victorian granite-fronted residence set over three floors with many period features such as original fireplaces, wooden doors, sash windows with shutters, part wooden flooring, architraves and beautiful turning staircase leading to the first floor.

Internally, 'College House' boasts two reception rooms to the ground floor, one of which, the living area, spanning the full length of the property, and the kitchen/dining room with exposed beamed ceiling and attractive timber features throughout. To the first floor, there are four bedrooms including the master with a delightful double aspect and spacious family bathroom suite to accompany. Rising to the second floor, two double bedrooms with exposed 'A frame' beams provide en-suite facilities ideal for children or guests.

Externally, the property is approached by a wrought iron gate providing access onto the brick pavia driveway, with garage to the side. A well stocked and mainly lawned front garden offers views over the town centre, with a quaint yet secluded low maintenance rear garden featuring a small patio area, perfectly suited for entertaining.


Situated to the south eastern outskirts of Penryn, the property is within a minute walk of the town centre, notably the university campus being within close proximity. Beautiful woodland walks are a stone s throw, leading to College Woods and nearby College Reservoir. The open green opposite, formerly known as 'Glasney Playing Field', is a superb area for open play suitable for young families. An eclectic mix of commercial facilities complement the town, with the nearby Commercial Road a 'hive of activity' with interesting restaurants and shops. Alternatively, the harbour town of Falmouth is within a mile, offering an excellent array of commercial facilities, primary and secondary schooling and health care.


(All dimensions being approximate)

Two granite steps rise to a central pilastered doorway with part glazed front door leading to the:-


Providing access to all ground floor rooms via wooden panelled doors. Original pitch pine panelled walls, double radiator and turning staircase to the rear rising to the first floor.


4.42m x 2.69m (14'6 x 8'9 )

A generous room with elegant period features including moulded fireplace with focal point feature to the far side with matching hearth and surround, waist height arched recess, ceiling rose and four-pane sash window with shutters providing views over the lawned garden and surrounding Penryn. Decorative cornicing. Double radiator.


4.50m x 4.22m (14'9 x 13'10 )

A beautiful open room with triple aspect extending the full length of the property, centred around an impressive fireplace with slate surround and matching hearth, cast iron grate and red brick insert. Large four-pane sash window with shutters to the front elevation providing views across the delightful front garden, small four pane window to the side and striking feature hardwood doors to the rear offering access to the rear patio area and gardens. Original stripped flooring, three double radiators, period cornicing, two ceiling roses with drop pendant lighting, TV aerial point.


3.84m x 3.73m (12'7 x 12'2 )

A nicely proportioned room with exposed beamed ceiling and large four-pane sash window overlooking the secluded rear garden. The kitchen features an array of fitted hardwood units above and below counter level with tiled splashback to one side and roll-top worksurfaces throughout. At counter level an Electrolux five-ring gas hob with stainless steel extractor over, stainless steel double oven/grill with glass front, inset one and a half bowl sink with drainer and mixer tap.



Tall sash window with deep sill.


Panelled doors to bedrooms one to four, pendant lighting, single radiator.


4.50m x 3.73m (14'9 x 12'2 )

The principal bedroom within the property, offering a bright, dual aspect with two large sash windows to the front and side elevations providing far-reaching views from the bay window over the rooftops of Penryn town and oblique views of the harbour in the distance. Picture rail, telephone point, double radiator.


3.71m x 3.68m (12'2 x 12'0 )

A well proportioned double bedroom with four-pane sash window to the far side overlooking the front garden and Penryn town in the distance. Built-in wardrobe with over-head cupboard. Double radiator.


3.66m x 2.79m (12'0 x 9'1 )

Another double bedroom with four-pane sash window overlooking the rear patio and garden area. Double radiator.


2.74m x 2.01m (8'11 x 6'7 )

A single bedroom with four-pane sash window to the front elevation. Views over Penryn town and front garden.


An exquisite family bathroom featuring a white suite comprising a low flush WC, double ended roll-top bath with elegant mixer taps, shower attachment and claw feet set on raised plinth, clear panel shower cubicle with full height tiled splashback, pedestal wash hand basin with mirrored bathroom cabinet over. Feature part exposed stone walls, four-pane sash window to the rear elevation with charming wood window seat below. Shaver socket, double radiator and airing cupboard with lagged copper immersion cylinder and slatted shelving.



5.49m x 3.84m (18'0 x 12'7 )

Situated within the loft, providing excellent space and convenient en-suite facility. A double bedroom with Velux window to the rear and small four-pane casement window within the front dormer providing far-reaching views over the town. Exposed 'A frame wooden ceiling beams, double radiator, TV aerial point, eaves storage. Panelled internal door to:-


Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin mixer tap and tiled splashback.


5.21m x 3.84m (17'1 x 12'7 )

Another excellent double bedroom offering a dual aspect via a double glazed rear facing Velux window and casement four-pane window to the front within the dormer. Stripped wood flooring, eaves storage, double radiator, TV aerial point and panelled door leading to:-


Matching two-piece suite consisting of low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Towel rail.



Good sized and mainly laid to lawn with mature borders consisting of an array of plants and shrubs including roses, rhododendrons and camellias. Immediately to the front of the property, there is a substantial raised sun terrace providing views over the town. To the side of the property, the brick pave work continues, leading to a log store in the form of an original BT red telephone box and the rear garden.


A secluded, low maintenance area with ample patio space, ideal for entertaining or relaxing. Partly lawned with retaining wall to the rear bordered with mature bushes and plants.


5.13m x 4.27m (16'9 x 14'0 )

Up-and-over door. Light and power connected. Courtesy side door providing access to the rear garden, with small casement window adjacent.



Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. Telephone points (subject to supplier's regulations). Gas fired central heating.


Band D - Cornwall Council.




Vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.


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

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Laskowski & Co - Falmouth

28 High Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2AD

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