6 bedroom detached house for sale

Crofts Lea Park, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Offers in Excess of £300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Very spacious detached family home
  • Currently arranged as main house and separate self-contained flat
  • In need of modernisation and renovation
  • Popular location towards the outskirts of town
  • Excellent views over the town towards the harbour, Hillsborough, the Bristol Channel and Welsh Coast.
  • Large gardens & grounds
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Ideal for the larger family or family with dependent relative
  • Good home and income potential
  • Approximately half a mile from the town centre and sea front

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Waldean is a very spacious, characterful detached family home, thought to have been built in the late 1800's and occupies a large plot with extensive views over the town towards the picturesque harbour and Hillsborough, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast. The property is in need of modernisation and renovation but does give the buyer opportunity to 'put their own stamp on the place'.

There is the considerable benefit of a garden level self-contained 2 bedroom flat which would be ideal for dual family or dependent relative accommodation or alternatively provide a useful supplementary income from letting. Planning consent was originally granted under application No 47788 on the 9th February 2009 for considerable extension to the property to form 2 separate dwellings. The consent was renewed in April 2012 but has subsequently lapsed but it is considered that it could be resurrected by re-submitting an application).

Despit the need for the renovation works there is gas central heating to both the main house and the separate flat and there is also uPVC double glazing.

The property is located just a short distance from the town centre, approximately half a mile, and is only a quarter of a mile from the charming sea front and picturesque harbour which is home to Damien Hirst's now famous "Verity" statue which stands 60' tall at the end of the pier. The statue can be seen from the upper floor windows of the house. Within the town there are schools for all ages, a variety of local shops and supermarkets including Tesco and Lidl and the "Landmark Theatre" and an abundance of fine restaurants and fine eateries. Other leisure facilities include the hand carved Tunnels Beaches, Art Galleries and plenty of walking along miles of coastal footpaths enjoying breath-taking scenery.

The main house's accommodation is arranged over the ground and first floors. There is an entrance lobby which has a tiled floor and attractive stained glass door and screen. The entrance hall is particularly spacious and has an attractive original mosaic tiled floor and a wide staircase which leads to the first floor. There is also a doorway concealing the stairs which inter-connect with the garden level flat. At the front of the property there is a spacious 20' x 16' modern fitted kitchen/family room which has a range of base and wall units and includes a range style cooker with extractor canopy over and integrated fridge/freezer. In addition there is a central island unit which houses a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit. There is plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a dishwasher. The lounge is a superb 20' x 16' room which has a large bay window to the rear which takes full advantage of the extensive views across the gardens and the town towards Hillsborough, the picturesque harbour, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coastline. A feature fireplace and hearth provide a focal point to the room. There is a good sized separate study which again enjoys the excellent sea views and has a feature fireplace.

On the first floor there is a large galleried landing which gives access to all of the remaining rooms in the main house and has a hatch to the large loft space. The master bedroom is an impressive 17' x 15' room again with a large bay window to the rear enjoying the extensive views towards the harbour towards the coastline. There is an en suite shower room/w.c. which comprises a white suite including a shower cubicle, low level w.c. and a handbasin with shaver socket and vanity light over. Bedroom 2 is a good sized double room which again enjoys magnificent sea views whilst bedrooms 3 & 4 are located at the front of the property with bedroom 3 having the benefit of its own en suite shower room. There is a family bathroom/w.c. which comprises a modern white suite including a panelled bath, low level w.c. and a handbasin with shaver socket and vanity lighting over. Across the landing there is a separate w.c.

The self-contained garden level flat has its own independent access from the right hand side of the property. There is spacious accommodation which benefits from gas central heating and upvc double glazing. There is an entrance lobby which gives access into the large storage area/utility space which houses the gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water and a large hot water tank and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a bathroom with a 3 piece suite comprising a bath with shower attachment and shower curtain over and a low level w.c. and handbasin. There is a good sized kitchen with a range of fitted base and wall units including an oven, hob and extractor. The lounge is again an impressive 16' x 15' room with a large bay window which enjoys the excellent views across the garden and town towards Hillsborough, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast.

Moving through the flat there is an inner lobby which gives access into the 2 double bedrooms.

Outside, at the front of the property there is a small walled area of garden with flowerbeds, conifers, roses and plants. At the left hand side there is gated off road parking for 2 cars. At the right hand side of the house there is separate gated access onto a pathway and steps which lead down to the garden level flat. There is a large flowerbed and further gated access and a large fence divide an area of garden which is allocated to the separate flat. The flat's area of garden comprises a large side lawn and gives access into a good sized and useful storeroom. A pathway leads around to the rear onto a large paved patio/terrace which enjoys the excellent views towards the sea. There is a further area of sloping grassed garden and a fenced division.

Access from the left hand side of the property leads via a concrete pathway around to the rear. There is a large wooden garden shed with an adjacent patio and an outside tap. The main part of the garden slopes down away from the house and has a variety of shrubs, bushes and trees. The excellent coastal views can also be enjoyed from the grounds.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction along the High Street. Follow the road on into Portland Street and continue up the hill and past Lantern Court (McCarthy & Stone) on the left hand side. At the traffic lights turn right into the New Barnstaple Road and continue up the hill and follow the road around the sharp left hand bend. Waldean will be the third house after the bend on the left hand side.

Garden Level Flat 

Bathroom/w.c. 
2.51m x 1.55m

Kitchen 
3.68m x 2.18m

Inner Lobby 
1.35m x 1.1m

Ground Floor - Main House 

Entrance Lobby 
1.32m x 1.32m

Entrance Hall 
5.13m x 3.89m

Kitchen/family room 
6.12m x 4.78m

Lounge 
6.1m x 4.95m

Study 
3.89m x 3.7m

First Floor 

Galleried Landing 

Bedroom 1 
5.05m x 4.5m

En suite shower room/w.c 
3.1m x 1.63m

Bedroom 2 
3.7m x 3.68m

Bedroom 3 
3.4m x 3.2m

En suite shower room 
1.98m x 1.4m

Bedroom 4 
3.68m x 2.9m

Family Bathroom/w.c. 
3.1m x 1.96m

Separate w.c. 
2.03m x 0.84m

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  • Barnstaple (9.2 mi)
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48 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB

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