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3 bedroom bungalow for sale

New Barnstaple Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Sold STC £390,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Secluded and private outskirts of town location with no near neighbours
  • Part residential/part commercial use, formerly a Car Breakers Yard and Quarry
  • Grounds of approximately 3.12 acres with good vehicular access to most areas
  • Ideal of a variety of different uses subject to any necessary consent
  • Potential redevelopment of the existing bungalow to form a larger more contemporary home
  • 2/3 bedroom detached bungalow
  • Superb far reaching views in all directions and towards Exmoor and the coast
  • Double garage and large single garage and parking for numerous cars and other large vehicles
  • Approximately 2 miles from the town centre and picturesque sea front
  • Easy access to Barnstaple, Woolacombe and other neighbouring villages

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Treetops is s spacious detached bungalow sitting in the centre of its own large gardens and grounds of just over three acres and for many years was used as a Car Breakers Yard. The present owner has been at the property for over 40 years and, with her husband, ran the Car Breakers Yard for the majority of that time. At present the property is purely used as a residence but the commercial consent still remains in place. The Car Breakers Yard is no longer in existence leaving the new purchaser with a 'blank canvass' to utilise the property as they wish. Treetops offers a huge amount of potential and could suit a variety of different options and potential uses subject to any necessary consent.

Prior to its use as a Car Breakers Yard, the property was also once a successful Quarry many, many years ago more than likely providing stone and aggregate to the local community.

Nowadays, we feel that the property has considerable potential for other business or commercial ventures and maybe there could be the opportunity to site holiday lodges, start up an outdoor pursuits centre or continue with some form of mechanical or car related uses or as builders yard etc. The bungalow within the grounds also has development potential and does need some modernisation and updating. Currently the home comprises spacious 2/3 bedroom accommodation, originally built in the 1960's with later extensions. Subject to any necessary consent, it is considered that the bungalow could be redeveloped and extended possibly upwards as well as outwards or even demolished completely and replaced with a more contemporary design.

Located on the very outskirts of Ilfracombe in a private and secluded location, the property enjoys fantastic and far reaching views from the grounds in all directions over rolling countryside towards the distant Exmoor National Park, the rugged North Devon Coastline and the Bristol Channel. 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', are approximately 2 miles away. 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 and around the town and the nearby Exmoor National Park 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.

The bungalow itself benefits from electric heating. There is an entrance hall which gives access to the majority if the rooms within the property. The lounge is a twin aspect cosy room with a stone built feature fireplace and hearth and a beamed ceiling. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base units and has a solid fuel Triplex (similar to a Rayburn) set in a recess. The Triplex provides the domestic hot water and also fires the radiator in the hall way. Adjacent to the Triplex is a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater. There is a central island unit and a walk-in larder cupboard/store/utility cupboard with plumbing for an automatic washing machine. Within the room is space for a dining table and chairs. Leading from the kitchen is a rear lobby which opens into a court yard at the rear of the bungalow. There is also access to a separate dining room/sun lounge which could also be used as a third bedroom if required. The sunny double aspect room enjoys pleasant open views to the east and west and has sliding doors opening on to the garden.

Across the hallway are two good sized bedrooms with the master bedroom having built in wardrobes and cupboards. The bathroom comprises a bath, low level wc and hand basin and has tiled walls.

Outside, there is a lower drive and small parking area. The drive then splits in to three different directions, one to the right (northern direction) which leads up to a much larger parking area and the formal gardens, a central drive giving access to the Quarry area and another to the left (southern direction) on to the upper part of the Quarry.

The drive to the right leads up alongside a tree-lined boundary to a larger parking and and turning area with a mini 'roundabout' helping with vehicles 'in and out'. At the top of the drive is the main area of formal garden which comprises a large area on several levels with a variety of shrubs, bushes and flowering trees, patios and sitting areas. The gardens enjoy plenty of sunlight and far reaching views in all directions taking in the rolling countryside across to Holdstone Down on Exmoor and towards the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh coast.

A pathway from the gardens leads across to the bungalow where there is a wide area of garden on the eastern side which can be easily accessed from the dining room/sun lounge. This area comprises a level lawn with shrubs and bushes, conifer trees and again enjoys plenty of sun and pleasant views. There is access around to the front of the bungalow where there is a paved and enclosed area bounded by mature hedging. Stone steps also lead down from the front of the bungalow on to the lower drive and parking area.

Immediately behind the bungalow is an enclosed courtyard and drying area. Across the courtyard is a personnel door in to the attached DOUBLE GARAGE which has light and power and double doors on the western side. Behind the garage is a lean-to store room.

The middle drive leads up towards the main 'Quarry' area. Towards the top of the drive there is a further GABLED ROOF GARAGE with light, power and water, sink and a WC. The former 'Quarry' comprises a large, level and cleared piece of ground extending back to the main rock face on the far western and southern boundaries. The left hand drive also gives vehicular access out to the far southern side.

The grounds offer scope for a number of different options and uses and in total amount to approximately 3.12 acres.

We fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate all that is on offer at Treetops and the huge potential and development that could be realised in a number of different ways.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction along the high street. Continue on into Portland Street and follow the road up the hill and pass Lantern Court (McCarthy & Stone). At the traffic lights turn right into the New Barnstaple Road and follow the road up the hill and continue around the sharp left hand bend. Continue up the hill and along road passing the Recycling Centre and at the mini roundabout take the left hand exit. Continue along the road for approximately 1/2 a mile where Treetop will be found on the right hand side.

Dining Room/Sun Lounge 
5.18m x 3.38m

Rear Lobby 
3.48m x 0.84m

Bedroom 1 
3.78m x 3.66m

Bedroom 2 
3.66m x 2.87m

2.2m x 2.08m


Attached Double Garage 
6.8m x 6.12m

Additional Garage 
5.97m x 4.22m

Entrance Hall 

4.45m x 3.35m

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
4.45m x 3.5m

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Added on Rightmove:
19 July 2016


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