Offered for sale for the first time in almost fifty years, a superbly maintained four bedroom semi detached house located in an elevated position, with absolutely breath-taking panoramic views.
Argyll House, which was built in around 1900, is a superb example of a late Victorian house, with red brick work and large paned sash windows. Inside, the property retains many original character features including stained glass window detailing to doors, high ceilings and a superb tiled floor in the entrance hallway. All of the rooms are generously proportioned giving a very light and airy feel to the whole property. There is scope to further increase the size of the property, either by extending or through a loft conversion, subject to the necessary permissions being sought.
Outside the gardens really are a true feature of the property extending to 0.37 of an acre, and with a variety of specimen trees and mature shrubs, forming a private and quiet space. The current owner has spent the last 48 years creating a lovely home and garden which have both been maintained methodically.
The house was originally built in 1900 / 1905 before the housekeepers quarters were added in 1915. The property was then divided circa 1958 into two different dwellings, with the housekeepers quarters now known as Firway End. Houses of this size, and with such large plots very rarely come to market so close to the town, and we really do recommend a viewing to see what is on offer.
The accommodation, with approximate measurements comprises;
Heavy wooden front door with opaque glazed inserts into;
Coat hooks and meter cupboards. Decorative floor tiling and further door with stained glass and lead work into;
with under stairs cupboard, superb floor tiling, radiator and under stairs cupboard with fitted shelving and safe.
Wood fronted kitchen providing ample cupboard and drawer space. Granite working surfaces. Inset four ring Neff electric hob. Fitted eyelevel Bosch double electric oven. Acrylic sink with side drainer and mixer tap. Radiator. Front aspect. Door to rear entrance lobby with storage cupboard and door into;
Opaque window to side. Low level WC and pedestal basin.
plus depth of window bays. Dual aspect with a lovely south facing outlook. Stone fireplace with gas fire. Radiator and ceiling light fitting.
Front aspect with superb views. Stone fireplace with modern wood burner style gas fire. Ceiling wall light. Door to garden.
Stairs lead up to a halfway landing with window looking out over the western fringes of the town to Posbury Clump and Dartmoor beyond. Steps then lead to a spacious landing with airing cupboard, radiator and separate entrances to;
plus depth of window. Front aspect. Basin with tiled surround. Twin wall lights and ceiling light fitting. Radiator.
Dual aspect and gas fire.
(maximum into bay) Front aspect. Basin with tiled surround and small wardrobe.
Opaque windows to front. Panelled bath with tiled surround. Fully enclosed shower cubicle with Mira Excel mixer. Pedestal basin with tiled splash back. Low level WC. Radiator.
A stained glass door leads into a large cupboard with recessed shelving and access to loft space.
From George Hill twin gates lead into a driveway with plenty of parking and turning space. A detached GARAGE 16’4 x 10’1 (4.97m x 3.07m) with double wooden doors opening outward provides plenty of storage. The garage has light, power and storage shelving, as well as a pedestrian side door and window to the rear. A further substantial shed provides space for bins, or logs.
A timber five bar gate leads to the front garden with a selection of trees including a palm, monkey puzzle and mature shrubs and hedging.
The lawns twist round the garden with something of interest around every corner.
The current owner investigated the potential to build in the garden, and was informed there was a fifty-fifty chance of obtaining planning permission. Interested parties should make their own investigations through Mid Devon District Council.
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