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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kingsley Avenue, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Guide Price £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful 1920's house of character with flexible accommodation
  • Potential for annexe for dependent relative
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms
  • Large well stocked sunny south facing private gardens of approximately 1 acre
  • Large building plot at the rear with consent for a 3 bedroom detached bungalow
  • Outstanding views to the east, south & west over the town and countryside
  • Approached via a private driveway
  • Plenty of parking, double garage and car port
  • Suitable for those looking for dual family occupation or home and income (if separate dwelling is built)
  • MUST be viewed!

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Greenford is a superb, very spacious and characterful 1920s built individual detached family home situated towards the outskirts of the town in a sunny south facing position in its own large gardens and grounds of approximately 1 acre. The property has particularly flexible accommodation and has an area that could easily be adapted to form a ground floor annex ideal for an elderly or dependant relative. As well as a delightful house, the grounds include a large building plot at the rear of the property with outlined planning consent passed under application number 53667 on 5th April 2013 for a 3 bedroom detached bungalow with integral garage which will enjoy outstanding panoramic views over the town towards the Score Valley, Cairn, Torrs and distant Bristol Channel. We understand that there is now an application with the local planning authority (app no. 60934) for full reserved matters consent for the dwelling, submitted on 24th March 2016. The additional bungalow would be ideal for those looking for dual family occupation or a home and income as the new dwelling would certainly let very well as either a permanent home or holiday home. Alternatively the bungalow could be developed and sold off to an independent purchaser. Full details are available upon request or on the North Devon District Planning portal at

Greenford itself is ideal as a family home and has many characterful features throughout. The 2 main reception rooms are particularly bright and airy and have feature fireplaces, beams and large south facing leaded light bay windows which enjoy the excellent views over the town towards the Score Valley, Cairn and Torrs. There is a modern and well equipped kitchen and breakfast room as well as a utility room, office/study and ground floor cloakroom w.c. The property is approached via its own sweeping driveway to a parking and turning area for several cars as well as a double garage and separate car port.

Kingsley Avenue is located approximately 1 mile from the High Street and seafront with its picturesque harbour and working fish quay which is home to renowned artist Damien Hirst's 60' bronze statue 'Verity'. The town's amenities include schools for all ages, a variety of small independent shops as well as larger supermarkets including a Tesco, Lidl and Co-operative. There is a theatre and cinema as well as various beaches including the famous Tunnels Beach which is popular with visitors from all around the UK. There is plenty of nearby walking in the Torrs or Cairn which offers some breath-taking scenery. Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre, is approximately 14 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a rail link to Exeter and direct access onto the main A361 North Devon link road which joins the M5 at junction 27.

An entrance porch has a quarry tiled floor and opens into the spacious hallway. The hallway has all of the ground floor rooms leading off and the stairs to the first floor. At the front of the house is the superb 17' 16' lounge which is a particularly cosy and characterful room which has a large leaded light bay window enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and looking over the front garden towards the Score Valley, Cairn and Torrs. There is a feature brick-built and tiled fireplace with surround and mantle over and attractive and characterful beams. Double doors lead out into a 16' x 16' characterful dining room which again has the large leaded light bay window overlooking the garden and enjoying the views. A door leads directly out onto the front garden and there is a feature brick-built fireplace and attractive beams. Moving towards the rear of the house there is a breakfast room which has fitted base and wall units as well as a floor to ceiling store cupboard. An archway leads through into the modern and well equipped fitted kitchen which has an extensive range of fitted base and wall units and a range style cooker with extractor canopy over. At the rear of the kitchen there is a lobby which has a door onto a courtyard at that rear of the house and also gives access into a walk-in larder cupboard.

Across the hallway is a separate and very useful utility room which has a fitted cupboard and sink and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer. The utility room has direct access onto the rear courtyard and also opens into a 15' office/study which could also be utilised as a further ground floor bedroom if required and which overlooks the side garden. There is a separate cloakroom w.c. which comprises a low level w.c. and hand basin.

Moving to the first floor there is a delightful galleried landing which gives access to all of the first floor bedrooms and has the staircase leading up into the loft rooms. The master bedroom enjoys a twin aspect with views to both the front and side of the property over the town towards the Score Valley, Cairn and Torrs. There is a large built-in wardrobe and access into its own en suite shower room which comprises a walk-in shower cubicle, low level w.c. and hand basin and a heated towel rail. There are 3 further good sized bedrooms, 2 doubles and 1 single all of which enjoy views in a variety of directions with a pleasant open outlook across the gardens and grounds towards the countryside.

The family bathroom comprises a corner bath with shower over, low level w.c, hand basin and a bidet and has tiled walls. Within the bathroom there is the airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

Stairs lead up from the landing to the second floor where there is a characterful L-shaped 5th bedroom which has a dormer window to the rear and 2 large built-in store cupboards. Across the small second floor landing there is a further large walk-in loft store room which could potentially be converted to further accommodation if required.

Outside, the property is approached via its own sweeping tarmacked driveway which leads up alongside the front garden to a parking and turning area for several cars and a double garage. Immediately adjacent to the double garage is a separate car port which has an outside tap, power points and lighting and a door at the rear opening into the garden.

Immediately in front of the house is a stone-paved patio which enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and excellent views across the front garden across the Score Valley, Torrs and Cairn. The patio opens on to a level area of lawn with attractive and well-stocked flowerbeds surrounding with a variety of conifers, shrubs, bushes and trees. There is a further lower tier of garden at the front of the property which contains a variety of shrubs, bushes and trees. To the right hand side of the house there is a further sloping lawn with shrubs and bushes and a garden shed. A pathway leads around to the rear courtyard which can be accessed from the utility room or lobby at the rear of the kitchen. The courtyard provides an attractive and private sitting area and has flowerbed borders and an outside tap. There is access from here into a 'gardeners w.c.'.

There are further sloping gardens to the rear of the property and this is the area which would provide the plot for the additional dwelling if required. The ground slopes up away from the house and enjoys outstanding views in all directions over the town towards the countryside and distant Bristol Channel.

Greenford offers a unique opportunity and considerable flexibility and we fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the size, quality and different options that are available.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in a westerly direction along the High Street. Pass through the traffic lights at Church Street and at the mini roundabout take the left hand exit onto St. Brannocks Road. Continue along St. Brannocks Road for approximately 400 yards taking the second left hand turn into Bicclescombe Park Road. Continue along Bicclescombe Park Road for approximately 400 yards and then turn left in to Kingsley Avenue. Proceed up the hill turning first left in to Chandlers Way (just before Score View) and follow the road and on to the private lane. Continue straight on towards the end of the lane (don't turn up to the right) where Greenford's drive will then lead up to the house.

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