£395,000 Guide Price

Broad Street , Penryn TR10

£395,000 Guide Price

2 Bedroom Town House For Sale

Broad Street , Penryn TR10

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DESCRIPTION This Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse has recently undergone extensive and meticulous restoration to return the property to its eighteenth-century layout, incorporating a traditional cobbled Ope and replacing a later Victorian shop frontage with a Georgian façade on Broad Street. This historic building with a fascinating history is now presented as a very spacious, two-bedroom reverse-living property which reflects the grandeur of accommodation provided for its eighteenth-century inhabitants, including a sweeping staircase and a vaulted first floor reception room.

The current high status Georgian townhouse dates to around 1769 although this was built on the site of an earlier medieval house which had been built at right angles to Broad Street. This site has been a dwelling of prime importance since the 1620s when James 1st reinstated the town charter.

During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries Penryn was a popular place of residence for wealthy merchants whose commerce was in sea-affairs and fishing. Their wealth is still displayed in the impressive town houses which line Broad Street and are still a major feature of the town.

5 Broad Street has at various times been a house, a shop, a shop with flat upper, and two flats. Following approval of planning and listed building consent, the ground floor and first floor flats have been combined and now comprise one dwelling, as originally designed, within a rectangular envelope.

EXTERIOR The grade II listed property has a plain street front thought to date form 1769 with fine small pane sash windows. This elevation retains much of the appearance that it might have had when built, save for the insertion of a 19th century shop front altered and rebuilt in the mid 20th century to part of the ground floor street elevation.

The whole street front has been stripped and recovered to a higher standard than original with three to four coats of lime render and then three to four coats of approved limewash provided by the market leaders Rose of Jericho.

The front elevation has a fine eaves cornice of one piece of timber, formerly obscured by gutters and roof, but now displayed. The eaves gutter runs just above it to allow water to descend a downpipe in the corner of the Ope passage.

The plinth has been reinstated with selected limestone slabs, protected by lead capping. Joinery is to a high standard with a reinstated pediment as on the original house, and late 18th century doors.

ENTRANCE HALL 21' 8" x 10' 4" (6.61m x 3.15m) Inside the front door, the hall floor is of 1" thick wide oak planks. Wood trims and cupboards are of oak. Reinstated coving, picture rail and skirting boards. Side door to Ope and paned window to rear. Wide oak staircase to first floor lit by high paned window. Door to downstairs shower room. A small study or spare bedroom nook is found off the rear of the stair hall and this has been fitted with a bed frame. 

BEDROOM ONE 14' 6" x 13' 7" (4.43m x 4.15m) A large double bedroom with wooden feature fireplace surround, built in cupboard and two sash windows to front aspect. Reinstated coving and skirting boards. Carpeted. Gas radiator. 

SHOWER ROOM 6' 8" x 4' 5" (2.05m x 1.36m) White ceramic basin inset into wooden vanity unit, hot and cold taps, tiled splash back, with mirror and light/shaver fitting over. White ceramic low level WC with wooden seat. Large walk-in shower enclosure with tiled surround. Wood effect laminate flooring. Extractor fan. 

FIRST FLOOR RECEPTION ROOM 15' 3" x 13' 6" (4.66m x 4.13m) This notable room with a very fine high vaulted ceiling and two sash windows overlooking Broad Street was probably used as a meeting room by the eighteenth-century mayors and other notables of Penryn. Gas fire within a feature surround, high wooden skirting boards, dado and picture rails. Carpeted.  

KITCHEN 7' 11" x 7' 5" (2.43m x 2.28m) Located off the first floor reception room within a mid-19th Century first floor extension which has been overhauled, the external wall slate hung and fibreglass wide gutters provided to the rear. Internally the kitchen is fitted with a range of under counter-top cupboards. Electric oven and hob with extractor over. Tiled splash back. Spaces for a fridge-freezer and washing machine. Window to rear looking down Old Quay Ope. Lino flooring. 

BEDROOM TWO 13' 8" x 13' 2" (4.17m x 4.03m) A large double bedroom with two sash windows overlooking Broad Street, a period fireplace and original built-in cupboard recess. 

FIRST FLOOR SHOWER ROOM 6' 3" x 3' 8" (1.91m x 1.14m) Close coupled white WC, white ceramic hand basin with hot and cold taps plus over sink electric water heater, shower enclosure with electric shower. Lino flooring. Extractor fan. 

HEATING Mains gas central heating, newly installed. 

PARKING The property will be sold with an off street parking space held on a long lease. 

For further information on the history of the building and the works which have been carried out, please download the accompanying brochure. 

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