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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Fluder Hill, Kingskerswell

Withdrawn from Market £725,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached property
  • Four bedrooms
  • Stunning elevated countryside views
  • Cottage annex
  • Conservatory
  • Delightful garden
  • Double garage
  • Original features
  • Cellar
  • Sought after location

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

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This detached Victorian Villa is unseen from the roadside and is located on Fluder Hill at the edge of the village of Kingskerswell. Constructed in approximately 1860, it has retained many period features, with high ceilings and decorative cornices and ceiling roses, high skirting boards, large doors, picture rails and sash windows, some with shutters, and a decorative fireplace, to name a few. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor with a hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom, and a conservatory. The first floor has four bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, a stunning family bathroom, and a cloakroom. A heated cellar has an abundance of space, and a detached, self-contained, one-bedroom cottage, is ideal for generating an income.

This wonderful property must be viewed first-hand, to fully appreciate all that is on offer.

Steps lead into the impressive entrance porch with a large door and arched fanlight above, and an original decoratively-tiled floor. The hallway has a solid-wooden floor and a staircase to the cellar and the first floor, and a door at the end into a rear lobby, and the preferred entrance for the property. A utility room has a beautiful, solid marble worktop, with an inset Belfast sink, storage beneath and space with plumbing for a washing machine, and floor space for a large American-style fridge/freezer. A door opens to reveal a convenient downstairs cloakroom, fully-tiled with a WC and a basin.

A boiler room has storage space and contains a floor-mounted gas boiler that provides the heating and hot water for the house and the cottage annex opposite. The sitting room is a fabulous room, spacious and light, with decorative cornice and ceiling roses, and a large fireplace, with an open fire, on a granite hearth with a granite surround and decorative mantel, which makes a wonderful feature, perfect with a roaring fire on a wintery evening. There is an elegant archway, and French doors open onto steps to the large conservatory, with terracotta floor tiles and superb, far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside; a lovely space to unwind with a good book and a glass of your favourite.

The kitchen/breakfast room is spacious, with a stone-effect vinyl tiled floor, plenty of black, solid granite worktop space, and a range of cream, high and low-level units, providing ample storage, and complete with tiled splashbacks and under-pelmet lighting. There is a built-in fan-oven and combi-oven, a separate five-ring induction hob, with a wide extractor hood above, a one and a half-bowl inset sink and an integrated dishwasher beneath the draining board carved into the granite worktop. A solid granite breakfast bar, is perfect for informal dining, and French doors lead out onto a paved patio, perfect for an alfresco breakfast in the morning summer sunshine. A door leads into a wonderful dining room, with a plush red carpet, papered walls, a sash window with shutters, providing fabulous views, making an impressive venue for a dinner party or a family celebration.

A staircase from the hallway leads down to the cellar, which is heated, decorated and part-carpeted, providing three large and versatile rooms, one currently as a larder store and a wine-cellar.

Another staircase rises to a half-landing, with a cloakroom containing a WC and basin, and to the first floor, where there is the master bedroom, a spacious and light double, with cornice and a decorative ceiling rose, a sash window providing superb far-reaching views to Dartmoor, a large fitted wardrobe, and a huge ensuite bathroom, carpeted, with fully-tiled walls, a granite-topped vanity unit with inset his and hers basins, a WC, bidet and a bath with a shower and glass screen above. There are three further beautifully presented bedrooms, two light and airy doubles with fitted wardrobes, one with a vanity unit and basin in one corner, and a spacious single, stylishly decorated, and with triple-aspect windows, currently used as a study or home office. A stunning family bathroom offers a 'Jack and Jill' arrangement to one of the double bedrooms and the landing, it is spacious and light with fitted wardrobes, a large glass shower enclosure, a basin and hidden cistern WC, an airing cupboard containing the closed-system hot water cylinder, and a fabulous roll-top bath in the centre of the room.

An impressive gated entrance with pillars and decorative wrought-iron gates, allow access, via a remote intercom access system onto a tarmac driveway, bordered by rock-edged beds of plants and flowers, and hedges of laurel and leylandii, which sweeps down to the front of the property, all but invisible from the road. The driveway provides ample parking for at least six vehicles and the detached double garage, with remote-controlled, dual garage doors, lights and power and storage above in the loft space, provides spacious indoor parking for a further two cars.

A paved patio, with French doors to the kitchen, has a dwarf wall and timber balustrade, and a path leads around the side through the rear garden, with rockeries of well-established plants and shrubs, to a terrace of granite gravel, that continues along the front of the house, bordered by a low hedge; a perfect space for outside dining or relaxing in the summer sunshine, and it total privacy.

A concrete path zig-zags down through the beautifully maintained gardens, with superb views all the way, past many vantage points from where to enjoy the view and the tranquil surroundings. At the bottom, there is an extensive level lawn, perfect for a game of croquet or badminton, and a timber shed, hidden in the corner, for storing the mower. The path continues to a wrought iron entrance which opens onto steps leading into the lower, very tranquil and private walled garden with a large area of lawn, bordered by trees and beds of plants and flowers.

There is a large log store, a spacious under-garage garden store with French doors, lights and power, and a labour-saving, automatic watering system, runs throughout most of the garden.

The detached cottage annex is located opposite the rear door to the property, and is arranged over two floors, the ground-floor entrance leading into a spacious double bedroom, with a staircase to the upstairs, where there is an open-plan living space, with a kitchen that has a fan-oven, halogen hob and space for a fridge beneath the worktops. A bathroom is fully-tiled having a bath with shower and glass screen above, a pedestal basin and a WC, all in white. A great property, heated from the system in the main house, perfect for a family member that requires some independence, or for letting to generate an income. 

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20 November 2017


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