4 bedroom detached house for saleDuke Terrace, Launceston
- Our Ref: L651
- Grade II Listed Detached Cottage
- Kitchen / Utility Room
- Two Reception Rooms
- Four Bedrooms (Master Ensuite)
- Bathroom & Separate Cloakroom/WC
- Mains Gas Fired Central Heating
- Double Garage & Off-Road Parking
- Gardens with Outbuildings
SITUATION Situated in the period heart of St Stephens, a conservation area and one of the most sought after locations within the town.
The ancient market town of Launceston started life across the valley in an area known as St Stephens, where the Church dedicated to St Stephen has been on this site since the Tenth Century. The present Church was built in the early Thirteenth Century. Before the Norman conquest, St Stephens was previously known as Lanscauestone, while across the valley to the south-east lay Dunhuet. After the Norman conquest of 1066, William's half brother, Robert Count of Mortain, founded his headquarters and a original wooden castle on the current site of Launceston Castle. St Stephens Hill itself has a wonderful array of town cottages, period houses and is where Launceston's private school 'St Josephs' is located.
Launceston is the ancient capital of Cornwall and boasts a number of historical buildings including the Norman castle and Victorian Guildhall and Town Hall. There is a wide variety of shopping available both in the town centre and the out of town retail park (both independently and nationally owned) together with a range of service businesses, medical facilities and schooling at both primary and secondary levels (private and state sector). The town has a good sports centre, many clubs and societies catering for a wide variety of interests and two 18 hole golf courses within 3 miles.
Access to Plymouth, Exeter, Truro via road are all within an hour's travelling time. The city of Plymouth offers sea and rail links being approximately 29 miles from Launceston. The city of Exeter has rail links and an international airport being approximately 40 miles from Launceston.
DESCRIPTION A wonderful Grade II Listed, Duke of Northumberland cottage, extended and much improved by the current vendor to offer modern characterful rooms comprising: entrance, living room with wonderful flagstone floors and slate tiled fireplace with multi-fuel burner inset, a charming, surprisingly light sitting room with wonderful high ceilings and focal point period fireplace, rear hallway with modern kitchen leading off and utility room with cloakroom/WC completing the impressive ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, the extended part of the property is the master bedroom with ensuite shower room, there are two further double bedrooms, a sensible single bedroom and a wonderful family bathroom with walk-in shower and roll top bath with atmospheric lighting, all recently fitted. A real feature of the property are the wonderful gardens, both to the side and rear. In the side garden, you will locate the parking area leading to the double garage which has rooms behind the garage space and access to a loft room which, subject to planning permission, could make wonderful annexe accommodation. To the right of this is an orchard, again with potential for planning, subject to usual regulations. The rear garden is long and full of a wide variety of shrubs, trees, seating areas and useful stone outbuildings, with the building at the very rear of the garden (a former stable) currently used as a gym, giving the property further potential to change the configuration. The property will be offered with vacant possession.
ACCOMMODATION "Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves."
The accommodation, together with approximate room sizes, is as follows:-
ENTRANCE Stone covered entrance with flagstone floor; outside light; classic gothic style archway with period wooden door leading through to:-
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Housing electric consumer unit, meters etc.; wooden door leading through to:-
LIVING ROOM 15' 2" x 13' 8" (4.63m x 4.17m) Typical of this period with nice high ceilings; dado rail; wonderful flagstone floor with slate and stone fireplace with multi-fuel burner inset providing a wonderful focal point to the room; classic "chunky" Victorian style radiators; three six pane windows (one opening) to front aspect; old style working bell; wooden door leading through to:-
INNER HALLWAY Door leading through to Rear Hall; door leading through to Sitting Room; part slate and part wooden floorboards; understairs storage cupboard.
SITTING ROOM 12' 2" x 11' 4" (3.72m x 3.46m) Two six pane windows to front aspect; dado rail; Victorian style cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and painted wooden surround; "chunky" Victorian style radiator with thermostat control; two wall lights; coved ceiling; door leading to stairway rising to first floor.
REAR HALL With wonderful flagstone floor; glazed door with cat-flap leading on to rear garden; "chunky" Victorian style panel radiator; coats hanging space etc.; door leading to Utility and Cloakroom/WC and archway leading through to:-
KITCHEN 10' 0" x 8' 7" (3.07m x 2.63m) Again with wonderful flagstone floors; a range of eye and base level units with roll edge worksurfaces over incorporating an enamel one and half bowl sink unit with matching drainer and mixer tap; exposed stone wall to rear elevation with two six pane windows (one opening) overlooking rear courtyard garden; mosaic style tiled splashbacks; plumbing and space for washing machine; 'Belling' freestanding stainless steel range style oven; downlighters.
UTILITY ROOM Former downstairs bathroom with plumbing still in existence; marble effect tiles to both floor and part of the walls; exposed stone work to rear elevation; six pane opening window; door with access to a substantial modern mains pressured hot water system cylinder and central heating controls with cupboard above; downlighters; door leading through to:-
CLOAKROOM/WC With low level WC and corner wash hand basin; two frosted glazed panels, one opening, to side aspect; downlighters.
SPLIT LEVEL LANDING With six pane window to side aspect; single panel radiator with thermostat control; access to loft space; room thermostat.
MASTER BEDROOM 13' 3" x 8' 8" (4.047m x 2.655m) less 3' 4" x 3' 1" (1.03m x 0.960m) Recessed shelf with two downlighters; mirror with downlighter; two six pane windows (one opening) overlooking rear garden; double panel radiator with thermostat control; door leading to:-
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM Recently completed with matching wall and floor tiles; built-in vanity unit with circular marble sink unit with mixer tap; corner shower cubicle with mains shower unit with both fixed and hand showers; low level WC; two downlighters; extractor fan; opaque four pane opening window to rear aspect; heated towel rail.
BATHROOM Recently installed, this fabulous bathroom is split level; two steps with LED floor lighting lead up to a roll top claw foot bath with mixer tap and shower extension; low level WC; a real feature of the bathroom is a wonderful sized open fronted shower cubicle (3' 11" x 2' 7" (1.2m x 0.8m)) with glazing overlooking the bath and toilet area with fixed head shower and hand shower; downlighters; extractor fan; frosted patterned window to side aspect; skylight window adding extra light; tiled splashbacks to water sensitive areas; panel radiator with heated towel rail.
BEDROOM TWO 12' 4" x 11' 5" (3.775m x 3.50m) Double panel radiator with shelf above; a real feature of the room is the period fireplace with wooden surround; two six pane windows (one opening) to front aspect; access to loft space; exposed wooden floorboards.
BEDROOM THREE 13' 9" x 10' 7" (4.195m x 3.233m) With exposed floorboards; deep skirting; double panel radiator with thermostat control; two six pane windows (one opening) to front aspect with views to the Church and to the right, to Dartmoor National Park.
BEDROOM FOUR 10' 2" x 7' 5" (3.1m x 2.28m) With two four pane windows, one opening, to side aspect; exposed wooden floorboards; panel radiator with thermostat control; decorative fireplace.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the garden lies a stone outbuilding.
OUTBUILDING 17' 7" x 12' 2" (5.36m x 3.72m) With pitched slate roof; exposed ceiling trusses; two windows overlooking rear elevation; one high level side window; with stable door leading onto lane where the property has vehicular access over.
REAR GARDEN This is a work in progress, with a wonderful array of lawned and cultivated areas with seating areas, hedgerow boundaries, raised flower beds - a project for someone who is interested in gardening, with useful stone outbuildings; immediately to the rear of the property is a courtyard style garden with box hedgerow boundary; gated pedestrian access to both sides of the property; outside tap; an 'L' shaped stone and brick outbuilding with slate roof providing ideal storage; pathway to the rear of the garage.
DOUBLE GARAGE 18' 9" x 18' 4" (5.73m x 5.61m) Of block construction with a stone face; twin double wooden door openings; power and light; archway through to useful storage area (18'4 " x 6' 7" (5.59m x 2.017m)) ideal for bikes etc., with light and wooden stairs leading up to a loft room (23' 7" x 12' 7" (7.2m x 3.85m)) with double-glazed skylight window to side aspect; double opening window to front aspect; pitched ceiling with a very useful 7' 6" (2.31m) ceiling height, ideal for conversion subject to building regulations.
To the front of the property is a period stone wall, setting off the exterior of the property with an opening for vehicular access with loose chipped driveway offering off-road parking for several vehicles and this in turn leads on to a triangular garden to the right-hand side, laid to lawn with a wealth of fruit trees; subject to planning permission, this could become a small building plot.
SERVICES Mains water (metered), gas, electricity and mains drainage.
OUTGOINGS We understand this property is in band 'D' for Council Tax purposes (Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 3AY).
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with D C PROPERTY.
DIRECTIONS Head out of Launceston, down St Thomas Road, through the traffic lights at, over the bridge past Greenaways Garage to the mini-roundabout. Take the second exit up St Stephens Hill until you reach the top, where you will locate the property on your left-hand side by the green, opposite St Stephens Church.
FLOOR PLAN DISCLAIMER These plans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. Copyright D C Property 2016.
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