7 bedroom house for saleHaldon Terrace, Dawlish, EX7
SITUATION : 8 Haldon Terrace is situated in the charming seaside town of Dawlish which sits on the picturesque stretch of coastline between the estuaries of the Rivers Exe and Teign. Originally a small fishing village Dawlish has blossomed into a thriving coastal town with the coming of the railway in 1846 when Isambard Kingdom Brunel built his famous line from Exeter to Torbay. The town has an excellent variety of facilities and amenities including leisure centre and heated swimming pool, public playing fields, tennis court, bowling green, schools and places of worship. There are plenty of maritime pursuits in the locality. The town is surrounded by hills and countryside which are popular with walkers, cyclists and riders. Regular buses and trains allow easy access to Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torbay and the city of Exeter to the north.
The university and cathedral city of Exeter (12 miles) has excellent amenities befitting a city of its importance including shopping, dining, theatre and sporting facilities. To the east lies Exeter International Airport. Approximately 12 miles away lies Dartmoor National Park famed for its thousands of square miles of unspoilt scenery with many opportunities for walking, riding and other outdoor pursuits.
INTRODUCTION : 8 Haldon Terrace is an imposing Georgian townhouse in a terrace of nine properties accessed via a private driveway. The house affords over 2,800 sq ft of accommodation. The property is Grade II Listed and located in a conservation area, and has period features throughout. It is of stuccoed elevations under a slate roof. The owners have sympathetically refurbished the property over the past four years, adding ensuite facilities with Listed Building consents. They have also reconstructed the chimney to accommodate the opening of the fireplaces in the principal reception rooms.
Due to the layout of the property there would be the opportunity for income potential such as a bed & breakfast establishment. The property enjoys as mentioned many typical features from the Georgian era including large rooms with high ceilings, picture and dado rails and original fireplaces.
The English Heritage notes state This is the only terrace of its kind in Dawlish and particularly important because of its hillside position.
DESCRIPTION : On entering the property you are greeted by a generous reception hallway leading to the principal reception rooms. The south facing sitting room has sash window overlooking the communal gardens, period marble working fireplace and oak flooring. The dining room also with sash window and a working period fireplace with painted surround and mantlepiece, tiled hearth and back panels. The kitchen/breakfast room with a central stainless steel work station with cupboards under and inset sink with mixer tap has a marble floor throughout, further black gloss fronted units with lights over and a kickboard set into the old fireplace and stairs up to the rear first floor landing. Off the kitchen is a utility room with sink and space and plumbing for washing machine etc. Off the utility is a walk-in larder.
A central Georgian staircase of straight flights, joined by landings, leads to the upper floors. On the first floor the master bedroom benefits from two sash windows to the front aspect enjoying views across the communal gardens, free standing double-ended roll tap bath and cornices. Bedroom 2 has a period fireplace and grate. There are a further two bedrooms off the first floor landing.
On the second floor the property offers a further three bedrooms, two of which have ensuite facilities with a further shower room.
A further benefit of the property is the lower ground floor encompassing two further rooms plus a wine cellar and a shower room that could be used for teenagers, live-in staff or as a self contained apartment. The lower ground floor offers a family room/bedroom 8 with cobbled stone floor, a games room/lounge again with cobbled stone floor, a shower room and wine cellar.
OUTSIDE : The property benefits from a private enclosed rear courtyard with gardener's loo and door to the communal rear service lane. There are also communal gardens to the front of the property which are mainly laid to lawn, enclosed by mature trees and shrubs. There is parking for up to two cars.
AGENTS NOTE : Ownership of each of the nine properties forming Haldon Terrace conveys an entitlement to be a member of Haldon Terrace Limited, which is a management company set up by the owners to manage the communal areas and to whom currently a monthly payment is made to cover the estate maintenance of circa £35.00.
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