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5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Torquay Road, Shaldon

Withdrawn from Market £450,000

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Tenure: Freehold

4 Cartref occupies an enviable elevated position set above and within half a mile of Shaldon village centre and the sandy estuary beach, close to the superb botanical gardens. The village has a strong sense of community and nestles beautifully between the sandy estuary beach and the pretty hills above. There are independent shops and cafes, a good selection of public houses and restaurants and a charming foot passenger ferry across to the seaside town of Teignmouth. Additional amenities include an Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated primary school, The Ness House Hotel and a bowling green surrounded by pretty cottages. There is a well-supported annual regatta and water carnival as well as a rowing and sailing club. There is good walking on the south west coast path and the wonderful Ness Beach is accessed via a tunnel. The village even has a small zoo! Teignmouth is just over a mile away and has a lovely promenade with classic Georgian crescent, a Waitrose and a range of education options including Trinity School, offering both private primary and secondary education. In addition there is a mainline rail link to London Paddington. 

4 Cartref is an attractive extended house with pretty "arts and crafts" styling to the front elevation and with the extended part set within a striking mansard-style roof to the rear. The accommodation is well presented, stylish and large enough to accommodate a family. The principal rooms benefit from truly outstanding views towards the estuary, the harbour, Teignmouth and the rolling countryside beyond. A sweeping entrance terrace opens to a welcoming reception hall with oak flooring. The sitting room has a bay window and opens to the conservatory and there is a separate dining room, perfect for entertaining and opening to the well-proportioned kitchen. Also to the ground floor there are two good-sized bedrooms and a modern bathroom. To the first floor the superb master bedroom suite has breathtaking views, a dressing area and a stylish en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms to the first floor, one of which opens to a feature decked bridge to the rear gardens. Additionally there is a modern first floor shower room. Outside there are lovely landscaped gardens and terraces, also enjoying the excellent views and providing good options for outside entertaining and al fresco dining. A forecourt provides parking and the gardens at the rear back onto an open meadow.

A superb entrance terrace with wonderful views towards the estuary and beyond opens to an entrance area, with canopy and outside light. A panelled and part glazed entrance door with climbing hydrangea beside opens to the: 

RECEPTION HALL: A pleasant and welcoming space affording good views through the aforementioned door towards the estuary with Teignmouth and the rolling countryside beyond. Feature oak flooring, radiator, turning stairs with feature balustrade rise to the first floor with a good-sized store cupboard beneath, oak and panel doors lead to the principal downstairs rooms with double oak-framed glazed double doors leading to the sitting room. Linen cupboard with water meter, understair cupboard with manifold for the underfloor heating in the sitting room and conservatory. 

SITTING ROOM: A particularly light and spacious room with a uPVC double glazed curved bay window enjoying wonderful views as described towards the estuary with the rolling hills beyond as well Bishopsteignton and countryside in the westerly aspect. Feature oak flooring and underfloor heating set in two zones. Feature wall lights. The sitting room area opens to a wonderful conservatory, being a superb area to sit and contemplate the aforementioned wonderful views. 


DINING ROOM: A lovely room for entertaining with downlighters to the ceiling and a uPVC double glazed window, affording similar views towards the estuary, the Shaldon Bridge and beyond. Radiator. 

KITCHEN: The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive modern range of floor and wall mounted units with extensive areas of work surface. There is a matching splashback on one side and tiled surrounds on the other. There is a single drainer stainless steel sink unit and a built-in four-ring gas hob with filter over and oven beneath. Space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, space and plumbing for slimline dishwasher as well as space for both a fridge and separate fridge/Freezer. Karndean loose lay flooring. A uPVC double glazed door with uPVC double glazed windows to either side leads to the courtyard area at the rear of the property where there is a useful outside butler sink. 

GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM: Fitted with a modern three-piece suite comprising of a deep panel bath with seaside motif on the panel, a full-height tiled surround and Myra shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled surround, low-level WC, ladder-style radiator/towel rail, extractor fan, uPVC double opaque glazed window Karndean loose lay flooring. 

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 1: A uPVC double glazed window looks up towards the back garden, radiator, coat hooks. 

GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM 2: uPVC double glazed window, picture rail, radiator. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Feature balustrade around the stair well. Panel door to airing cupboard containing the Worcester boiler and the modern "Tempest" hot water cylinder. Panel doors to principal first floor rooms. 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: A superb room with a front facing uPVC double glazed window, taking truly breathtaking views towards the sea, the nearby Botanical Gardens and also having elevated views of the estuary, Shaldon Bridge and the Little Haldon Hills. Feature part-vaulted ceiling, radiator. Recessed eaves space, lobby/dressing area with built-in cupboard. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: Contemporary-style suite with beautifully tiled surrounds comprising of a deep rectangular bath with two wall-mounted controls, recess over and shower attachment. Pedestal wash handbasin and low-level WC. Large mirror, ladder style radiator/towel rail, skylight, a uPVC double glazed window overlooks the rear garden and the meadow beyond, shaver light, Karndean loose lay flooring. 

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM 2: Two velux-style skylights, having good views similar to those described in bedroom one. Access to eaves storage space, a uPVC double glazed window overlooks the back garden and a meadow beyond, radiator. 

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOM 3: A particularly lovely room with a uPVC double glazed door with uPVC double glazed windows to either side opening to a decked bridge to the back garden. Through this door and the windows good views can be enjoyed across the back garden towards the nearby meadow. Radiator, recessed wardrobe. 

FIRST FLOOR SHOWER ROOM: Fitted with a contemporary-style suite with attractive stone-effect tiled surrounds comprising of a large shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower and recess, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light above and a low-level WC. A rear facing uPVC double glazed window overlooks the back garden and the meadow beyond. 

OUTSIDE: Immediately in front of the landscaped front gardens a forecourt area provides parking for at least two vehicles. Steps lead from this area up to a pathway, flanked by a broad sweep of lawn on one side with various mature specimen shrubs and flowering plants in a central bed and within the borders. Set above this lawn there is a feature deck with timber balustrade, being a superb spot from which to observe the wonderful views. A part-paved entrance terrace spans the width of the front of the property, providing a pleasant entrance and an additional seating area. Immediately behind the house there is a courtyard area with a feature stone wall. Steps and the aforementioned decked bridge lead to the back gardens with paved areas, pathways, raised planters and various areas of rockery and bedding. Further Steps lead up to a higher area of lawn which backs on to an open meadow. 

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