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3 bedroom semi-detached villa for sale

St Marychurch Road, Torquay, TQ1


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Tenure: Freehold

'Tala' is a substantial and ELEGANT VICTORIAN SEMI-DETACHED VILLA with deep bay windows and lofty ceiling heights.  Many of the original architectural details are featured including working window shutters, an elegant staircase, panelled doors and marble fireplaces.  The accommodation is spacious with great care taken to retain the character and charm of the Victorian era.

Both St Marychurch 'village' precinct and Plainmoor shops are within a short level stroll and the scenic Babbacombe Downs, Cary Parks and local beaches are just a few of the  many attractions within close proximity.  A good choice of schools are also within walking distance.

An early viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the size and standard of accommodation on offer.

White suite of close coupled WC and corner wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Part tiled and part wainscoting to walls, sloping ceiling with recessed downlighters, storage cupboard with shelving, heated towel rail, tiled floor and PVCu obscure double glazed window.

From the Reception Hall the original sweeping staircase with polished mahogany handrail rises to HALF LANDING with PVCu obscure glazed window and traditional panelled door to:-

Traditional white suite of enamel panelled bath with tiled surround, wall mounted wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Part wainscoting to walls, inset ceiling downlighters, heated towel rail and obscure PVCu double glazed window.

Bedroom 3 
3.23m to front of wardrobes x 2.37m (10' 7" x 7' 9") - PVCu double glazed window to the side overlooking the private garden. Radiator and range of fitted wardrobes.

From the Half Landing four steps lead to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING being spacious and suitable for use as a study area with telephone point and power points. Coved ceiling, dado rails, deep skirting boards, radiator and loft access hatch with pull down ladder, we understand the loft is partly boarded with an electric light fitted. Traditional panelled doors to the separate rooms.

Bedroom 1 
4.75m x 4.03m into bay (15' 7" x 13' 3") - PVCu double glazed bay window to the front elevation and further PVCu double glazed window to the side elevation. Beautiful Petitor marble fireplace, picture rails, deep skirting boards, radiator, power points, television point and overbed lights.

Bedroom 2 
3.58m x 3.39m (11' 9" x 11' 1") - PVCu double glazed window to the side elevation with shelf beneath, picture rails, deep skirting boards, radiator and overbed reading light.

Bathroom (originally bedroom 4) 
2.83m x 2.39m (9' 3" x 7' 10") - White suite of panelled enamel bath, large shower cubicle with Mira electric shower fitted and pedestal wash hand basin. Airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder and shelving ideal for linen. Part tiled walls with dado rail, radiator, recessed fan with downlighters and obscure PVCu double glazed window.

Gates lead from a service lane to the rear of the property opening to a HARDSTANDING for one vehicle. Slightly raised lawned area with natural stone walled boundaries with a selection of mature shrubs and plants. Outside water tap. Store Room housing the gas fired boiler with tiled floor and glazed roof, ideal for the storage of garden implements.

A further small gravelled area of garden to the front elevation again with stone walled boundaries and mature shrubs.

Council Tax Band 
'E' (Torbay Council).

SAT NAV: TQ1 3HP. From our office travel down Manor Road to the traffic lights, turn right and Tala is situated immediately on your left hand side on the corner of St Marychurch Road and Westhill Road.

A pedestrian gate leads to a footpath and a heavy panelled original entrance door with brass door furniture and glazed toplight opening to the:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
3.93m x 3.89m (12' 11" x 12' 9") - Fitted with a quality range of light oak fronted units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching wall cabinets and an attractive dresser unit is featured to one wall with twin glass fronted china display cupboards, plate rack and storage drawers with cupboards beneath. Working surfaces with ceramic tiled splashbacks and inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and single drainer. Space for cooker with timber canopy to take extractor hood over, integrated fridge and fitted wine rack. Pelmet lighting, radiator, tiled floor, television point, telephone point and power points. PVCu double glazed window to the side elevation enjoying a pleasant view over the enclosed lawned garden. Door to:-

Utility Room 
4.11m x 1.81m (13' 6" x 5' 11") - Fitted with a range of matching base cupboards with wood trim work surfaces over and inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and single drainer. Provisions for washing machine and space for free standing fridge/freezer. Radiator, tiled flooring, two PVCu double glazed windows and panelled door to:-

Rear Lobby 
Tiled flooring, coat hooks, shelving and PVCu obscure double glazed door with matching sidescren window giving access to the garden and parking facility. Panelled door to:-

Entrance Vestibule 
Cornice work to ceiling, dado rails, deep skirting boards and coat hooks. A glazed inner door with toplight opens to the:-

Reception Hall 
Cornice work to ceiling, dado rails, radiator and telephone point. Understairs cupboard housing the modern tripswitch fuseboard, electric meter and heating controls. Traditional panelled doors lead to the separate rooms.

Drawing Room 
4.76m x 4.61m into bay (15' 7" x 15' 1") - An elegant room with lofty ceiling height and original cornice work, deep skirting boards and the original marble fireplace with inset living flame coal effect gas fire. Two radiators, television point, power points and PVCu double glazed almost floor to ceiling bay window with original shutters.

Dining Room 
4.39m x 4.37m into bay (14' 5" x 14' 4") - Original cornice work, deep skirting boards, radiator, television point and power points. PVCu double glazed bay window to the side elevation featuring original panelling and working shutters enjoying a pleasant view over the enclosed garden.

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08 July 2016


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