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7 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Mannamead, Plymouth

Withdrawn from Market £500,000

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Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION Lamorna is a stately and majestic Victorian villa thought to have been constructed circa 1865, delivering versatile and spacious accommodation over three floors whilst being quietly tucked away within the Mannamead Conservation Area. Fernleigh Road runs parallel to Seymour Road in the heart of Mannamead, (the home of the BBC in Plymouth) and Lamorna stands on an exceptional south facing walled plot that is both family friendly and a gardeners paradise having been beautifully landscaped whilst incorporating a large single garage and polytunnel.

Although equipped with PVCu double glazing and gas central heating, it is undoubtedly the period features throughout this fine home that stand it apart from many of its peers. These include a magnificent mosaic tiled floor through the reception hall, elaborate original moulded ceilings, window shutters to many of the bay windows and splendid original cabinets and staircase features. The house delivers seven bedrooms along with four reception rooms that include a sitting room, formal dining room/morning room, a study/foyer and a large open plan kitchen/diner. There are two bathrooms and a shower room along with a large utility/gym and the property is well presented throughout.

This is a unique and rare opportunity to acquire a slice of local history that is incredibly conveniently located, within walking distance of the city centre and the many amenities of Mutley Plain. Hyde Park, Plymouth University, Compton C of E and Plymouth College Schools are all conveniently located nearby. There will be no onward chain. 

PLYMOUTH Plymouth is a city with one of the most natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain. 


ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Original front door with quarter light window over. Cornice ceiling with moulded rose, dado rail, concealed gas meter, burglar alarm control panel and glazed inner door with adjacent glazed panel and arched glazed quarter light over to:  

RECEPTION HALL A magnificent entrance hall retaining its original tiled floor, an impressive moulded arch, ceiling mouldings, cornicing and dado rail. The staircase at the end of the hallway ascends/descends to the other floors and natural light is provided via PVCu arched windows on the half landing.  

STUDY/FOYER A delightful room positioned just off the entrance hall. Equipped with a range of full height original cloaks cupboards with hanging rails and shelving and a half height original storage cupboard which has been stripped back to the original woodwork. Boasting a corniced ceiling with an original central ceiling rose and stripped and varnished floorboards, the room has a gallery feel as it overlooks the kitchen/diner and benefits from a great deal of natural light provided via a large roof light window. Picture rail, radiator, wall mounted spotlights. 

FORMAL DINING/MORNING ROOM A magnificent entrance hall retaining its original tiled floor, an impressive moulded arch, ceiling mouldings, cornicing and dado rail. The staircase at the end of the hallway ascends/descends to the other floors and natural light is provided via PVCu arched windows on the half landing.  

SITTING ROOM Focusing on a bespoke period style fireplace with carved timber surround and mantelpiece, a cast iron grate and inset and tiled hearth, the room once again boasts magnificent original ceiling features including a cornice and an ornate central ceiling rose. A wide splay bay window with original shutters and reproduction PVCu double glazed units provides an elevated outlook across the valley with the south facing rear garden in the foreground. Stripped and stained floorboards, radiator, TV point, door from reception hall.  

SHOWER ROOM Equipped with a three piece suite comprising tiled shower enclosure with mains powered shower, wash hand basin and WC, tiling to waist height, laminate flooring, PVCu double glazed windows, towel radiator. 

Featuring on an impressive mahogany newel post at the foot of the staircase, a large window provides borrowed light via a bedroom and full height original storage cupboards dominate one wall and provide a great deal of useful stowage space. Dado rail, radiator. 

BATHROOM Suite comprises wash hand basin, WC and bath with electric shower over and telephone style mixer taps with shower attachments, glazed shower screen, tiled floor and tiled splashbacks. Opaque PVCu double glazed windows to rear, radiator. 

BEDROOM FOUR A very pretty room with a French door opening out onto the south facing rear patio, set in the centre of a bay with PVCu double glazed windows to each side. Equipped with double opening wardrobes with matching cupboards over and retaining original corniced ceiling with picture rail, two wall mounted lights, radiator. 

BEDROOM FIVE A spacious room with a PVCu double glazed window overlooking the side garden, double opening wardrobe with matching cupboards over, an original corniced ceiling, picture rail, wall mounted display lights, radiator. 

BEDROOM SIX An extremely spacious room boasting a large splay bay window with PVCu double glazed units overlooking the front and side gardens, with a variety of original storage cupboards. Picture rail, radiator. 

UTILITY ROOM/GYM Equipped with cabinets and tiled worktops with stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splashbacks, fitted shelving can be accessed from the reception hall or the kitchen/breakfast room.  

REAR LOBBY A bright and sunny space with a full height glazed elevation and French doors, tiled floor, radiator and four steps up to the: 

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A fascinating "fan shaped" room with a vaulted ceiling, this excellent family space benefits from a great deal of natural light via a full height double glazed window, double glazed French doors with adjacent full height windows, a kitchen window and three double glazed roof light windows. A log burner mounted on a tiled hearth is a central focal point of the room which boasts a solid maple floor and there is a staircase descending from the study/foyer that delivers easy and excellent communication with the main living area. The kitchen is equipped with a Shaker style range of cabinets, cupboards and drawers mounted at eye and base level, with tiled worksurfaces and matching tiled splashbacks, integrated Bosch electric oven and gas hob with extractor hood over, stainless steel one and a half bowl sink drainer with mixer taps, space for a fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. Wall mounted display lights.  

Glass blocks providing borrowed light. Stairs to second floor. 

BEDROOM ONE Positioned at the rear of the house with a splay bay window with PVCu double glazed windows providing an elevated view across the city incorporating the rolling Cornish hills, Maker Church and Mount Edgcumbe Park. Equipped with two double and a single wardrobes with matching cupboards over and retaining original corniced ceiling with a reproduction ceiling rose, two radiators. 

BEDROOM TWO With splay bay window to the side elevation with PVCu double glazed units, original corniced ceiling, radiator.  

BEDROOM THREE PVCu double glazed window to the front elevation, range of fitted wardrobes with cupboards along one wall, corniced ceiling and radiator.  

BATHROOM Comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps, WC and a shower/bath with electric shower over and a telephone style mixer tap with hand held shower attachments. Tiled to waist height (full height around the bath and shower with a shower screen), timber floor, shaver point and light, partially opaque PVCu double glazed window to rear, radiator. 

SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION A small staircase ascends from the main landing at the top of which a door opens into: 

BEDROOM SEVEN Originally a maid's room, this charming single bedroom has fitted shelves and a roof light window. A hatch just outside of this room gives easy access to the roof space. 

OUTSIDE The south facing gardens that form the plot of Lamorna are among the finest in the Mannamead area and are thought to amass approximately a quarter of an acre. Arranged on three superbly landscaped levels that include the original flagged sun terrace to the rear of the property and a very pretty patio area to the rear of the kitchen (and side garden). Delightful flagstone pathway and slate topped granite and limestone walls have been used to mould the garden into an interesting arrangement of patios and lawns interspersed with borders stocked with flowers, shrubs, climbing plants and small trees and hedgerows. There are a range of fruit trees including apple, pear, cherry and plum. The garden in its entirety is enclosed by original stone walls and beyond the hedgerow at the bottom of the large middle tier of garden there is a further garden area with a polytunnel and shed and from here steps descend into a large single garage with a great deal of overhead storage space. The garage opens onto Elm Road. At the front of the plot a gate gives access onto Fernleigh Road and steps from the gate descend down onto the side garden. The plot is southerly facing and we consider it rare to find such a substantial house, this central to the city centre with such expansive grounds. Cold water tap. 

GARAGE 16' 0" x 11' 0" (4.88m x 3.35m) A large single garage opens onto Elm Road however, would appear to require some maintenance. A large single garage opens onto Elm Road however, would appear to require some maintenance. Planning permission has previously been granted (now lapsed) for the addition of a one bedroom flat above the existing garage. This involved raising the existing garage roofline in line with neighbouring buildings. Naturally, renewed planning would be required but the seller is happy to provide the previous plans for the perusal of interested parties.

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. 

SERVICES Mains water, gas, electricity and mains drainage. 

VIEWING By appointment with MANSBRIDGE & BALMENT on 01752 229292. 

OUTGOINGS We understand the property is in band ' F ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for the year 2013/2014 is £2,178.02 (by internet enquiry with Plymouth City Council). These details are subject to change. 

FLOOR PLANS & ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE 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 Mansbridge & Balment 2014. C1758 

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