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Third Drive, Teignmouth


In a nutshell

  • Detached property
  • Four/five bedrooms
  • Two-bedroom apartment
  • Large kitchen/breakfast room
  • Turret rooms
  • Period features
  • Sea views
  • Off road parking
  • Cul-de-sac location

A substantial detached Victorian property, with four/five bedrooms, and a self-contained two-bedroom top-floor apartment providing income potential, with a garden, parking and views of the sea from the upper floors, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, in the seaside town of Teignmouth. The property has potential for other uses subject to the necessary planning consents.

The details

Originally constructed in approximately 1900 and named Doveridge, it had a ground-floor kitchen extension added in the eighties, and was used as a care home called Carol’s Court, later renamed Cranley House, and was returned as a family home in approximately 2000.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors, the ground floor with the kitchen and reception rooms, the first floor with bedrooms and a bathroom, and the entrance to the two-bedroom apartment, via an external staircase, with a bathroom and utility and the second-floor apartment with a kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms. The fabulous turret in the south-west corner of the property also has rooms on all three levels. There are period features such as high ceilings, decorative cornices and ceiling roses, high skirting boards and large doors to name a few.

The front door opens into a spacious hallway, with a high ceiling, ornate coving and picture rails, a turning staircase leads to the first floor, with a cloakroom and cupboard beneath, and a door leads into a study, filled with light from a large bay window.

The drawing room is spacious, and incorporates the turret that creates a fabulous five-sided bay window with views of the garden. A fireplace has a marble surround and hearth and is fitted with a flame-effect electric fire, and an external door leads onto a raised, south-facing paved terrace.

A spacious living room is filled with light from a south-facing bay window, with French doors to the terrace, and offers decorative coving and a ceiling rose, bare floorboards, picture rails and a decorative cast-iron fireplace, with a timber surround and mantel, that makes a nice feature and focal point for the room.

The dining room is a good size, with bare floorboards and space for six or eight around a table, ideal for a dinner party or family celebration, and sliding patio doors provide access to a paved courtyard. A former fireplace has a handy serving hatch to the kitchen, and a cupboard with display shelving is built-into the recess at one side. A door leads into a cloakroom/garden store with a separate door to the courtyard.

The kitchen/breakfast room is spacious and light with a large skylight, and a light tube allowing natural light to flood in. There is a range of wood-effect units with plenty of contrasting worktops. A sink and double-drainer sits beneath a picture window, and a range cooker, with a five-burner gas hob provides the cooking facilities, with an extractor hood above.

A small room beside a door to the driveway, contains a gas central heating boiler, and steps in the opposite corner lead to a utility room with plumbing and space for several appliances and a door to the courtyard.

The spacious landing has a large obscured-glass window above the stairs, and doors lead to the master bedroom, a very spacious double with a large south-facing bay window, and to three further bedrooms, all differing in size and shape with one incorporating the second floor of the turret. All bedrooms offer nice views, some with a glimpse of the sea, Shaldon or the Ness. A large shower room has a separate WC with marble tiling, a shower and wash hand basin, and would make a great fifth bedroom if required.

A door from the landing leads into a rear landing and the entrance to the apartment, with a door to a metal staircase providing access to the rear courtyard and a path to the front of the property. A utility room has a worktop and a boiler for the central heating and hot water, and the apartments bathroom is fully-tiled with a bath, WC and a basin, all in white.

A staircase, with an airing cupboard beneath, leads to the second floor apartment where there is a spacious living room, with a fireplace fitted with a flame-effect electric fire and fabulous views of the Back Beach, the Ness, Shaldon and the sea beyond. A kitchen/dining room offers fitted units, plenty of worktop space and a gap for a cooker. The dining area has room for four around a table and benefits from splendid views.

There are two bedrooms, one with a suite of fitted bedroom furniture including wardrobes and a chest of drawers, and a cloakroom, incorporating the top-floor of the turret, has a WC and a basin, with space for a shower if required, and there is a skylight providing natural light and views of the estuary.

This property occupies a relatively easy to maintain plot with parking for approximately 4/5 cars. To the side of the driveway, is a lawned garden bordered by beds of flowers and shrubs and three steps lead up to a raised terrace adjoining the drawing room and living room with brick pillared wrought iron balustrade; an ideal space for outside dining or a barbecue perhaps. A paved pathway leads around to the side of the property, to a private walled courtyard beside the dining room, with an iron staircase to the apartment entrance.

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