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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Primley Mount, Paignton


Property Description

Key features

  • Victorian detached house
  • Set in own grounds
  • Close to seaside town

Full description

Please quote reference 5466 when enquiring about this property

Opportunity to purchase one of the last period properties in Paignton in original, unaltered condition. In Victorian times there was no planning regulation, if you owned the land you could practically build what you liked on it. In the year 1870 Primley Mount was built on an elevated, South facing, one third of an acre of orchard just outside the center of Paignton. The plot had panoramic sea views and was a ten minute walk to the sea front.
After 140 years the house has never been altered or converted in any significant way. The basic layout consists of 5 rooms on the ground floor, 6 on the first floor and two on the second floor all accessed by a large, central galleried hallway and stairs. The lower ground floor consists of a one bedroom self-contained garden flat.
The original features are marble fireplaces, coloured glass panelled doors, a rear 'servants' staircase, moulded ceilings, mahogany turned bannisters and large sash, bay windows. Room height of the ground floor is 10 feet 6 inches and 9 feet 3 inches on the first floor. The house is featured in a book of local Victorian photographs, it looks unchanged. Being such an original, rambling property it offers wide scope for development and improvement.
The house and grounds are set within in a triangular plot of some 1287 square metres, approximately just under one third of an acre. The to the rear of the house there is a larged covered area and a raised South facing, walled kitchen garden with potting shed. To the front and side of the house there is a large, vine covered a sun terrace, decking, storage, boat shed and extended car/truck port. To the entrance driveway there is garaging for eight cars and parking for twelve or more vehicles. There is plenty of space for development potential.
The house is built slightly cutting into the side of a hill and is free of any structural problems. Fortunately there are no listing or conservation area issues to contemplate and plenty of precedents set by adjacent properties.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 July 2011


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