4 bedroom apartment for sale

Elliot Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2200 sq ft (205 sq metres)
  • Impressive communal areas
  • Lift
  • Long hall
  • Vaulted principal living space with fitted kitchen off
  • 4 bedrooms, including excellent master and secondary suites
  • Gallery study
  • 35 ft roof terrace
  • Garage parking for 2

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

Historical note: Described in Pevsner’s “The Buildings of England – Devon” as “…and the Grand Hotel, in a fussier, mid 19th century Italianate”.

The Grand is one of the fabulous buildings of Plymouth designed by architect George Wightwick, a pupil of John Foulston, standing prominently, south facing, on the western end of Plymouth’s Hoe Promenade.

Originally a 77 bedroom hotel, it provided a vantage point in 1889 for Prime Minister William Gladstone to speak to an expectant crowd of more than 10,000 people. It was an historic ceremony which has remained an important event in Plymouth's history. The Grand’s guest list over the years was impressive, including The Beatles, Laurel and Hardy, and many other famous names. It regularly boasted that it enjoyed “The finest view in Europe”.

The Grand was converted in 2013 into 26 stunning two and three-bedroom apartments. Retaining the elegance of the original building, not just with the restored exterior, but also with a gracious reception hall and common areas, furnished in keeping with the original style. Modern lifts and facilities have been installed and the apartments have been configured to the demands of contemporary living.

The Penthouse is the jewel apartment, located on the 4th floor, enjoying a totally distracting view over the Sound and the English Channel, with the mile-long Breakwater in the distance, and flanked by the countryside of South Devon and South East Cornwall respectively. The Hoe Promenade, Drake’s Island and the waterfront are in the foreground. The Sound is constantly populated by a myriad of marine craft, including yachts of all sizes, naval vessels from around the world, and the car ferries to Roscoff in Brittany, and Santander in Northern Spain. The Sound also hosts many yachting events, including The America’s Cup in 2011, the finish of the Fastnet Race, Transat transatlantic Yacht Race, and numerous other important yachting and watersports events.


Accommodation 

Ground Floor 
An attractive communal entrance hall and reception area, with high ceilings and beautifully retained architectural details, gives lift and stairway access to the apartment, which lies on the top, level four, of the building.

Common Landing 
Entrance door to the apartment only a few steps from the lift exit.

Hall 
This fabulous and welcoming, long, room gives easy access to the principal level rooms. Strategic lighting. Ample cloaks cupboards. Video entry phone. Stairway to upper level.

Sitting Room 
A naturally well-lit dual aspect room with high vaulted ceiling and exposed cross beam. Distracting views across many miles of seascape and coastline, and additionally over the historic Hoe Promenade. Glazed gallery over.

Kitchen 
Open plan with the living space, but naturally tucked away, also taking advantage of the sea aspect. Long working surface/breakfast bar. Custom built and comprehensively appointed appliances incorporating coffee machine, multi-function microwave, double capacity fridge, integral plate warming drawers, dishwasher, wine cooler cabinet, induction hob, and much more.

Bedroom 1 
Windows enjoying the uninterrupted southerly sea views. Lofted ceiling.

En suite Bathroom 
With Laufen suite, including a generously sized shower, separate bath, and bidet.

Bedroom 2 
Lofted ceiling and the same, inspiring, views across The Sound.

Bathroom 
Comprehensively and stylishly equipped to match the other suites, and incorporating a twin vanity basin.

Upper Level 

Galleried Study 
This marvellous and versatile room looks down over the main living space, bordered by a glazed balustrade screen. Short flight of steps up to the private roof terrace.

Secondary Suite 
This useful facility has many options for its use, and could form an exercise suite, guest facility, or simply the rare apartment capacity for two further bedrooms:

Bedroom 3 
Bedroom or 2nd sitting room. Leading to:

Bedroom 4 
Velux skylight. Door to:

Ensuite Shower Room 
Laufen suite and fittings matching the others.

Roof Terrace 
Protected from the prevailing wind, and with panoramic views from this high level, extending across the City to the heights of the Dartmoor National Park on the horizon.

Garaging 
A large communal garage is accessed directly from the communal ground floor hall and lift exit, giving full covered and easy access. Two designated, easily manoeuvrable, spaces (marked nos. 38 & 48). Electric security door, and separate pedestrian exit.

Services 
Mains electric and water. Underfloor heating.

Council Tax 
The property is in Council Tax Band H.

Local Authority 
Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3BJ, telephone 01752 668000, email enquiries@plymouth.gov.uk.

Fixtures and Fittings 
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.

Viewing 
Very strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Newton Ferrers office). Tel 01752 873311.

Service Charge 
£4,500, to include share of building insurance, maintenance of common areas, lift, etc.

Tenure 
Leasehold, 999 years from 2003, Ground Rent £400 per annum

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 February 2017

Nearest stations

  • Plymouth (0.8 mi)
  • Devonport (1.4 mi)
  • Dockyard (1.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Plymouth (0.8 mi)
  • Devonport (1.4 mi)
  • Dockyard (1.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Marchand Petit, Newton Ferrers

The Green Parsonage Road, Newton Ferrers, PL8 1AT

01752 966391 Local call rate

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