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5 bedroom town house for sale

Truro City

Sold STC £400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 Double Bedrooms
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom & Bathroom
  • Triple Garage/Workshop
  • Garden

Full description


Located in a secret and much sought after position within Truro city.
Forming part of a terrace of eight period houses within walking distance of the city centre yet hidden away and enjoying far reaching views. In the same family ownership for nearly fifty years and now in need of general upgrading but offering huge potential and a perfect family home.

3 Clifton Gardens is a delightful period townhouse forming part of a terrace of eight substantial Victorian houses tucked away in a secret location within Truro city. The location is very special in an area where properties seldom come on to the open market and not many people are aware that this terrace exists. The house has been in the same family ownership for nearly fifty years and whilst it has been well maintained it is now in need of modernisation and prospective purchasers will want to replace the kitchen, bathrooms and generally upgrade the property. However it offers huge potential and is perfect for a family home as all the rooms are of a good proportion with high ceilings, large windows and many wonderful period features. The entrance to Clifton Gardens is particularly attractive through a gated drive which in turn leads in to a private communal garden area. This garden serves all of the properties in the terrace and is laid to lawn with many mature trees and shrubs giving a good degree of privacy. The property itself has a stone facade with brick detailing to the quoins and arches and traditional sliding sash windows. Internally there is a gas fired central heating system, high ceilings with moulded cornices, deep skirting boards and period fireplaces. At the rear is a lovely enclosed private garden and beyond this is a substantial outbuilding which would provide garaging for three cars and is a rarity in such a prime city centre location. Most of the accommodation is over two floors and there is a fifth bedroom located on the second floor. The accommodation includes; entrance hall with original tiled floor, large sitting room with bay window, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility and ground floor shower room. On the first floor are four bedrooms and bathroom, the master bedroom also has a deep bay window with fine views over the city and the fifth double bedroom is located on the second floor.

Clifton Gardens is situated on the western side of the city centre close to the main line railway station and is in an elevated position with far reaching views from the upper floors of the house. Truro itself has a wide range of everyday facilities including banks, building societies, shops, schools, public houses and restaurants. Cultural facilities include the Royal Cornwall Museum, Hall for Cornwall and the Cathedral.

In greater detail the accommodation comprises (all measurements are approximate):

Entrance Vestibule - With entrance doorway, cornice ceiling, hooks for coat hanging, dado rail, arched window and glazed door leading to:-

Entrance Hall - Stairs leading to first floor, original tiled floor, ornate archway, cornice ceiling, radiator and door to:-

Sitting Room - 4.9 x 4.1 (16'0" x 13'5") - A well proportioned room, deep window bay with sliding sash windows and secondary glazing, feature fireplace with stone hearth incorporating gas fire, high skirting boards, picture rail, three double wall lights, radiator and t.v. point. Glazed door to:-

Dining Room - 4.2 x 3.8 (13'9" x 12'5") - Former fireplace (blocked off) with shelved recess and cupboards in fire breast recess. Radiator and picture rail. Opening to:-

Rear Lobby - With radiator and French doors leading out to rear garden.

Shower Room - A tiled room with white suite comprising corner w.c., shower cubicle with fully tiled surround and folding glazed door, frosted double glazed window to rear.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.9 x 3.1 (16'0" x 10'2") - A good selection of both base and eye level kitchen units including double display cabinet and integral fridge. Space for cooker, tiled floor, double glazed window to rear and radiator.

Utility Room - Base and eye level units, single stainless steel sink with double drainer, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer, double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Tiled floor. Half glazed door leading to outside.

First Floor Landing - With stairs leading to second floor with under-stairs cupboard, radiator and velux window.

Master Bedroom - 4.0 x 3.8 (13'1" x 12'5") - Deep bay window enjoying fabulous views over Truro city with secondary glazing. Built-in wardrobes with storage cupboards above and radiator.

Bedroom 2 - 4.2 x 3.8 (13'9" x 12'5") - Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Exposed wood floors. Built-in wardrobes. Radiator. Cupboard with wash hand basin and light.

Bedroom 3 - 3.9 x 3.1 (12'9" x 10'2") - Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, radiator, vanity sink unit with tiled splashback and cupboard below.

Bathroom - Low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with tiled surround, shelves, frosted double glazed window to side. Heated towel rail. Loft access.

Bedroom 4 - 2.9 x 2.1 (9'6" x 6'10") - Sliding sash window to front with secondary glazing, radiator and shelves.

Second Floor -

Bedroom 5 - 5.3 x 5.2 (17'4" x 17'0") - Dormer window with double glazed window overlooking the rear garden, glimpses of the railway station and countryside beyond. Single wardrobe, access to eaves for further storage. Loft access.

Outside - To the front of the property there is a pathway leading to the front door with mature flower beds and borders to either side having many shrubs and other plants. The rear garden itself has a hard-standing area with French doors to the dining room and there is also access into the utility room.

Boiler House - With light and housing the gas central heating boiler.

Garden - Steps lead to a lawned garden with many mature shrubs, trees and other plants giving a good degree of privacy and this garden is enclosed within solid wall boundaries. There are further raised flower beds, wooden garden shed, bay tree, hydrangeas and roses. The path continues to the very large:-

Garage/Workshop - 6.71m x 6.86m (22'0" x 22'6") - A fabulous building very rare for Truro city centre with room for three cars, vehicle inspection pit, sliding garage doors, light and power.

Services - Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas.

N.B - The electrical circuit, appliances and heating system have not been tested by the agents.

Viewing - Strictly by Appointment through the Agents Philip Martin, 9 Cathedral Lane, Truro, TR1 2QS. Telephone: 01872 242244 or 3 Quayside Arcade, St. Mawes, Truro TR2 5DT. Telephone 01326 270008.

Directions - From Truro city centre proceed up Richmond Hill towards the railway station and the turning to Clifton Gardens will be found just before Coronation Terrace which is on the left hand side. Please note that this is quite a narrow entrance and relatively easily to miss.

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27 July 2016


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