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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Teignmouth, Devon

Guide Price £699,950

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Accommodation Summary

4 double bedrooms
3 en-suite bathrooms
Dining hall
Galleried lounge
Reception hall
Breakfast room
Cloakroom with WC
Utility room
Bell tower
Double garage and parking


From Exeter take the A380 towards Torquay, go over Haldon Hill and take the left turn (slip road) signposted Teignmouth and go past the Golf Club, dropping down the hill almost into Teignmouth. Pass the school, turn left into New Road, almost to the end, turn right into Highgrove Park, a private housing development, then second left. The Abbey will be in front of you, and the parking for No 4 is to the left.


Situated at the edge of Teignmouth accessible to facilities in this popular seaside Town and Devon coastline. The Cathedral City of Exeter is also accessible with all the facilities one might expect, including Private schools, University and International Airport.


Part of a former Abbey sympathetically converted in the mid 1990's. Attractively constructed from limestone with sandstone reliefs.
Built in the Gothic revival style providing accommodation on a grand scale. The interior is quite stunning, providing a comfortable, elegant, calm and beautiful environment with the change of light through stained glass windows.
The accommodation is exceptionally light and airy and well presented, the building having been maintained to a high standard and is Grade II Listed.

. A pathway of slate chippings around The Abbey building with wrought iron gate leading to "The Church" via a few steps down to a secluded courtyard giving access to this property and "The Chapter House".

. Original solid timber entrance door with masonry surround, large black iron hinges and letter box opening to ....

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Flagstone floor. Wooden panelled walls. Mullioned window. Wall lights. Radiator.

RECEPTION HALL16'5" x 11'3" (5m x 3.43m). Originally a side chapel with pine floor. Wall of store cupboards with leaded glass and timber doors. Radiator. Beautiful decorative pointed arch stained glass window. Holy water niche. Vaulted ceiling with skylights. Spotlights. Access door to 16' eaves store. Two radiators. Marble and gilded columns with ornate iron chapel screen to ....

DINING HALL29'6" x 23'9" (9m x 7.24m). Vaulted ceiling and intricately decorated and painted dome and etched skylight. Three beautiful stained glass clover leaf windows above an altar and another window to side wall. Wall mirrors. Marble and gilded columns. Two side altars with alcoves and decorative gilded angels. A large and extremely ornate alabaster and onyx altar screen. Parquet flooring and five radiators.

. Another ornate iron chapel screen (matching the one from the Dining Hall) into ....

BREAKFAST ROOM Large stained glass window and an obscure leaded window. Arched wall alcove. Original pine floor with deep skirtings. Two radiators and an additional historic radiator which is more for decoration than use.

KITCHEN Fitted with natural wood wall and floor cupboards including drawers with polished granite worktops over. Space for cooker, dishwasher and fridge. Butler sink. Radiator. Strip lights. Two windows and ceiling extractor. Holy water corner niche.

CLOAKROOM Vanity wash hand basin. WC. Radiator. Vinyl floor.

INNER HALL / ATRIUM Original pine floor. Pine skirting boards. Large wall mirrors. Two radiators. Walk-in store room with radiator and spotlight.

. Doors off to ....

BEDROOM 115'11" x 11'7" (4.85m x 3.53m). Radiator. Pine floor. Wall mirrors and recessed spotlights. Stained glass window. Door to ....

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with large panel bath in white with shower tap fitment over. Matching wash hand basin. WC and bidet. Radiator. Extractor fan. Part tiled and part exposed stone wall.

BEDROOM 213'3" x 11'7" (4.04m x 3.53m). Pine floor. Wall mirrors. Radiator. Spotlights. Stained glass window. Door to ....

EN-SUITE BATHROOM Fitted with large panel bath in white with shower tap fitment over. Matching wash hand basin. WC and bidet. Leaded window. Radiator. Extractor fan. Exposed stone feature wall.

BEDROOM 318'8" x 11'7" (5.7m x 3.53m). Pine floor and skirting boards. Radiator. Wall mirrors and stained glass window with additional double glazed window.

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with large shower cubicle. WC. Wash hand basin with granite splashback. Radiator. Extractor fan. Seven obscure leaded light windows and feature exposed stone walls.

BEDROOM 410'11" x 8'4" (3.33m x 2.54m). Pine floor and skirting boards. Radiator. Wall mirrors and stained glass window. Spotlights.

SECOND ATRIUM AREA Two large stone columns with gilded scrolling. Wooden floor and skirting boards. Radiator and wall mirrors. Door to spiral staircase.

STUDY16'2" x 8'4" (4.93m x 2.54m). Two stained glass windows. Wall mirror and radiator. Pine floor and skirting boards. Spotlights.

UTILITY ROOM Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Belfast sink. Five leaded obscure windows. Holy water chamber. Beamed ceiling.

MEZZANINE GALLERIED LOUNGE A lovely area to relax with vaulted ceiling and ten central glazed panels. Wood flooring. Two radiators. Recessed spotlights.

. Dark wood screen and stairs down to ....

SNUG AREA An intimate seating area with radiator. Two double glazed and stained glass top windows giving views of The Ness, the pier and across the bay. Door to rear stone, timber and metal staircase giving access to other levels of the property.

. Spiral staircase with a window and a double glazed etched window giving access to loft STORAGE area and ladder to ....

BELL TOWER With windows giving 360 degree VIEWS of the coast and surrounding countryside.

. Wooden stairs from the SNUG down to the SECOND ATRIUM AREA and then stone steps down to ....

BASEMENT Twin gas central heating boilers. Water pressure tank. Fuse box and storage area with shelving. Door out to ....

GARDENS Private gardens enjoying a Southerly aspect with well stocked flower and shrub borders and a variety of trees, two sun terraces and views to the Ness Headland. As the property is a conversion from an old Abbey there are some places of rest for the past nuns and a mausoleum.

DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE With electric light and power and two parking spaces in front. There are an additional two allocated parking spaces.

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31 August 2011


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