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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

College Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12

Sold by Us £500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Semi-Detached Victorian Villa With Flexible Accom.
  • Laid Over Four Levels
  • Loads Of Original Features Throughout
  • Living Room, Dining Room & Sun Room
  • Kitchen & Utility Room
  • Six Bedrooms (Five Doubles & One Single/Study)
  • Versatile Basement Level With Studio/Workshop
  • Large, Mature Park-Like Gardens
  • Off Road Parking & Space To Erect A Garage (STPP)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A fine example of a semi-detached Victorian villa, full to the brim with original features throughout. Laid over four levels, the property offers bright, spacious, and versatile accommodation suitable for a variety of requirements.

Originally one with the adjoining property forming a grand Gentleman's residence, it is believed that the conversion to two properties took place in the 1950's. Thankfully the property retains all the character, elegance, and charm you could wish for in a property of this type and era.

In summary...

The ground floor briefly comprises an Entrance Vestibule (with original tiled flooring), Cloakroom, W.C, Reception Hall with feature archway, Living Room (with feature fireplace), Dining Room (also with feature fireplace), Kitchen, Sun Room, and Utility.

The basement level offers plenty of versatility with a spacious hallway, large Studio/Workshop (which has previously even been used as a bedroom!), a further Store Room, and a Wine Cellar.

As you ascend to the first floor you are met by the impressive lantern skylight above the landing which gives access to the Master Bedroom (with feature fireplace and lovely open views), another Double Bedroom (again, with feature fireplace and the lovely views), a third Double Bedroom, Bedroom Four/Study (a bright, dual-aspect room), and another W.C.

The spacious second/top floor landing also offers versatility and could be used as a further study area or similar. From here there is Bedroom Five (from where you can enjoy the lovely open views from the feature arched window) and Bedroom Six (yet another double bedroom with yet more features!).

Outside there is ample parking for several vehicles, with scope to erect a garage or car port (subject to any relevant consents being granted). The mature rear garden has a parkland-like feel and enjoys ultimate privacy and seclusion. There is a terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, a small rear courtyard, and a useful outhouse.

Situated on Wolborough Hill, a conversation area, and arguably one of the most sought after areas in Newton Abbot, the property is well located for the range of facilities and amenities on offer within this bustling market town, the centre of which is only one mile away.

Newton Abbot is situated between the Dartmoor National Park and the bays and beaches of the South Devon coast. The town is well served by public transport, with a variety of regular bus services, as well as a mainline railway station with direct commuter train to London Paddington in just 2.5 hours. Convenient road links come in the form of the A380 dual-carriageway to Torquay in the south and Exeter and M5 Motorway in the north. There is also the A38 Devon Expressway connecting the two Cathedral cities of Plymouth and Exeter.

In the immediate vicinity of the property there are a number of footpaths and trails to Decoy Park, Bakers Park and the closest being Forde Park.

The property retains a wealth of the typical character features you would expect to find in a property of this type and era. Tall skirting boards, exposed floorboards, ornate coving and ceiling roses, original tiled flooring, bay windows, cast iron column radiators, deep window sills, high ceilings, exposed stonework, arched windows, alcoves and recesses, original light switches, lantern skylight, and a variety of both cast iron and marble fireplaces - the list is endless!

Seller’s Comments
"It's the nicest house I have ever lived in and in one sense I'll be devastated to leave! My favourite features are the views across the garden and town, the amount of space and light, and the abundance of original features throughout. I have been very happy here."

Timber front door with high level window to:

Original Victorian tiled floor, tall skirting boards, radiator, ornate coving to ceiling, and doors to:

Cloak Room
Victorian style tiled floor, window to rear aspect, tall skirting boards, and door to:

Fitted with a two-piece white suite comprising a close coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Tiled splash backs, Victorian style tiled floor, radiator, tall skirting boards, and opaque window.

Reception Hall
A grand Reception Hall with feature central archway, exposed floorboards, tall skirting boards, ornate coving to ceiling, stairs to first floor landing, and doors to Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, and stairwell leading down to the Basement level.

Living Room
16'01"x 18' excluding bay.
Feature bay window overlooking the rear garden and enjoying a pleasant outlook over the town, feature fireplace with marble surround, inset wood burner, and slate hearth, two radiators, exposed floorboards, ornate coving and ceiling rose, tall skirting boards, TV point, and telephone point.

Dining Room
17'03"x 15'01"
Feature fireplace with tiled hearth, exposed floorboards, ornate coving to ceiling, tall skirting boards, picture rail, two radiators, serving hatch to Reception Hall, and double doors to:

Sun Room
16'09"x 6'03"
Overlooking the rear garden and enjoying a pleasant outlook over the town. Door to the terrace, tiled floor, and water tap.

12'06"x 15'02"
Fitted with a range of wall and base units with wooden work surfaces and complimentary splash back, inset ceramic double sink and drainer with mixer tap, further tiled splash backs, integrated double oven and hob, space for two upstanding fridge/freezers, built-in larder cupboard, tiled floor, radiator, window overlooking the courtyard, and door to:

Utility Room
6'x 15'03"
Fitted with wall and base units with roll edge work surfaces, space and plumbing for up to three under counter appliances such as washing machine and tumble drier, tiled splash backs, tiled floor, wall mounted gas boiler, two windows overlooking and back door to the courtyard.

A spacious area with power, light, and doors to:

Studio / Workshop
14'10"x 17'05"
A versatile room suitable for a variety of uses such as an art studio, workshop, store room, or even as a double bedroom (as a previous owner did). Feature open grate fireplace with timber surround, Window, two electric radiators, power, and light.

Store Room
15'10"x 17'11"
A versatile room suitable for a variety of uses, and currently used as a wood store. Window, and light.

Wine Cellar
6'x 10'02"
Light, and power.

First Floor Landing
Feature skylight, ornate coving to ceiling, tall skirting boards, exposed floorboards, stairs to second floor landing, door to airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and slatted shelving, and doors to:

Bedroom One
17'08"x 15'02"
Enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden and the town from the window to the rear aspect, feature open grate fireplace with marble surround and tiled hearth, exposed floorboards, tall skirting boards, ornate coving to ceiling, radiator, and TV point.

Bedroom Two
16'02"x 18'
Enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden and the town from the window with deep sill to the rear aspect, feature cast iron fireplace with marble surround, radiator, exposed floorboards, tall skirting boards, ornate coving to ceiling, and wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splash backs.

Bedroom Three
12'04"x 10'11"
Window with deep sill overlooking the courtyard, radiator, TV point, tall skirting boards, and ornate coving to ceiling.

Bedroom Four / Study
13'04"x 7'09"
A bright, dual-aspect room with three windows and enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden and town.Exposed floorboards, tall skirting boards, and radiator.

Fitted with a two-piece white suite comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap, shower attachment, and bi-folding screen, and a wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Part-tiled walls, heated towel rail, wall mounted electric heater, and opaque window with deep sill.

Upstairs W.C.
Fitted with a two-piece white suite comprising a close coupled WC and wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap. Part-tiled walls, opaque window with deep sill, ornate coving to ceiling, and useful under stairs recess/storage area.

Second Floor Landing
A spacious, versatile landing area, suitable for a variety of uses. Skylight, access hatch to eaves space, picture rail, feature Butlers with tiled splash backs, feature part-vaulted ceilings, and doors to:

Bedroom Five
16'11x 12'05"
Feature arched window enjoying a pleasant outlook over the garden and town, feature cast iron open grate fireplace, exposed floorboards, radiator, double doors to built-in wardrobes with shelving and hanging space, and feature part-vaulted ceilings.

Bedroom Six
11'02"x 13'09" maximum measurements.
Feature arched window, exposed floorboards, radiator, hatch to eaves space, and part-vaulted ceilings.

The property is approached via a shared sweeping tarmac driveway which leads down to an area which provides off road parking for several cars. There is also an area of hardstanding, providing further parking, but which offers scope to erect a garage or car port, subject to any necessary consents being granted.

Accessed from the Utility Room and via it's own timber gate is a small rear courtyard, which being enclosed offers a good degree of privacy. A path from here leads to a useful Outhouse, ideal for storage.

The rear garden offers total privacy and seclusion - ideal for taking in the sunny aspect! There is a large sun terrace, ideal for al fresco dining, with access to the Sun Room. There are two outside taps, and a timber gate leading to the front of the property. From the terrace, steps lead down to a large area of lawn, bordered by a variety of large mature shrubs and trees. Further steps lead to a lower lawn which has a parkland-like feel with an array of interspersed mature shrubs and trees. The rear garden really must be explored in person!

Council Tax Band
Teignbridge District Council Band F.

Mains gas, electricity, water, and drainage.

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Local Property Expert: Jamie Snell
Tel: 07983 609167

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 August 2017


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