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3 bedroom town house for sale

Ilfracombe, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Guide Price £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
  • Some updating required
  • Off road parking
  • Small level garden
  • 180 degree sea views
  • No upper chain

Full description

An attached Grade II Listed period house requiring some updating but enjoying 180 degree views over the Quay below & out to sea. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms, Parking etc.


Situation And Amenities - The house sits high above the picturesque harbour of Ilfracombe with sunny views across the Bristol channel as well as to the sea and the cliffs of Hillsborough and Capstone, yet is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Local amenities include Supermarket, Theatre, Cinema, Indoor Swimming Pool, along with Schools, Cottage Hospital, Doctor's Surgery, range of Pubs and Restaurants including Damien Hirst's 11 The Quay. Damien Hirst is also responsible for Verity, a 66ft bronze sculpture at the end of the harbour. The Yacht club on the harbour front is a major part of the towns social scene and includes gig racing from the harbour itself. There is a ferry to Lundy Island in the Summer months and boat trips along the coastline. Barnstaple, North Devon's Regional Centre is about 12 miles and includes more extensive shopping, Supermarkets, leisure centre, college, regional hospital and famous Pannier Market. From Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road where Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway can be reached in about 45 minutes. Nearby is Tiverton Parkway with trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The immediate coastline is renowned for its spectacular landscape ranging from high open moorland, wooded combes and dramatic sea cliffs. The West Somerset and North Devon coastline is easily accessible including the popular surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe which are all about 15/20 minutes by car. There are many sporting facilities in the area including golf at Ilfracombe itself, the championship course at Saunton, Barnstaple and the Royal North Devon Golf Course at Westward Ho!

Description - Grade II listed of architectural and historical importance, Castle Villa is now semi-detached but was once part of Castle House which we understand may be on the site of a Fort known as Ilfracombe Castle and used in the Civil War. Roadside the property presents slate hung elevations and the Quay side the elevations are of whitened render with some most attractive Gothic and Bow windows. The property is reputed to be of early 19th Century origin. Internally the accommodation is in need of general modernisation and the garden and parking area needs landscaping as the previous owners of Castle Villa have constructed a new build property at the bottom of the garden, and landscaping is yet to be finalised in consultation with them. This is a very unusual property that really needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:

Ground Floor - Front door to:

Enclosed Entrance Porch -

Dining Room - 12'2 X 10'4 (3.71m X 3.15m) - Fine views.

Inner Hall - With double cupboard housing Thorn gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water.

Further Large Walk In Cupboard - Possibly suitable for conversion to cloakroom or utility room or both.

Sitting Room - 23'6 X 12'10 + BAY 4'5 X 4'5 (7.16m X 3.91m +BAY 1 - Featuring open fireplace with wooden surround, tiled hearth, glazed fronted display cabinet, double aspect views, unusual Gothic and Bow windows.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 13'5 X 12'3 (4.09m X 3.73m) - Single drainer moulded sink, adjoining work surfaces, drawers and cupboards beneath, appliance space under, matching wall mounted cupboards, plumbing for dishwasher, stripped wood flooring, door to outside.

First Floor -

Landing - Airing cupboard, built in shelved cupboard, trap to loft space.

Bedroom 1 - 14'10 X 12'3 (4.52m X 3.73m) - Built in double wardrobe, oblique sea views.

Bedroom 2 - 12'7 X 9'1 (3.84m X 2.77m) - Gothic and Bow windows, fine sea views.

Bedroom 3 - 9'10 X 7'10 (3.00m X 2.39m) - Gothic window, fine sea views.

Bathroom - Painted wooden panelled bath, Triton shower above, shower screen, tiled surround, low level WC, wash hand basin, Gothic window allowing fine views.

Outside - To the front of the property there is an extensive terrace in need of repair and level area of garden requiring landscaping. There are a number of:

Outside Stores - Which will be demolished as part of the landscaping and creation of parking. Please see Planning Application number 55326 on North Devon Council's Planning Tracker System.

From the garden there a fine 180 degree view over the Quay below and out to sea.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. Telephone 01271 327711

Directions - Leave Barnstaple on the A361 following the signs for Ilfracombe via Braunton, go through the town along the High Street and out heading towards Combe Martin. The no through access road to the property will be found on the left hand side, immediately before the McCarthy & Stone retirement flat development and in turn before the traffic lights.

Services - All mains services, gas central heating

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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19 May 2015

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