Cairn Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34
3 bedroom house for sale
detached House, Coastal Views
- Unique family home on the market for the first time since built in the early 1970's
- Private, tucked away elevated position close to the Cairn Nature Reserve
- Excellent views over town to the countryside and distant Bristol Channel
- Huge scope and potential for further redevelopment and extension
- 3 bedrooms, lounge/diner and kitchen/breakfast room
- Series of useful cellar rooms ideal for storage or conversion to accommodation
- 31ft x 12ft workshop/store
- Garage and off road parking
- Good sized gardens
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Upendowne is a deceptively spacious and unique 1970's built split-level detached family home occupying a good sized plot in an elevated location enjoying delightful views across the town to the score Valley and countryside and towards the distant Bristol Channel. The property sits in a quieter, tucked away position yet retains great convenience to the town centre with the high street being just 1/4 mile away. The sea front with its picturesque harbour, beaches, restaurants, theatre and various public houses and bars is within a mile from the property. The towns schools for all ages are within easy reach and there is a bus stop within a few hundred metres. Upendowne also sits next to the Cairn Nature Reserve, which is ideal for dog walkers, and the Tarka Cycle track which links throughout North Devon.
The house is on the market for the very first time since it was built and occupied by the current family. The home requires some general modernisation and updating but has bright and airy two-storey accommodation with good sized rooms throughout and despite looking like a bungalow from the front, it is indeed a substantial house. Furthermore, there is huge scope and potential to completely redevelop the home and create further accommodation, if required and subject to any necessary consent, by converting the series of cellar rooms which sit beneath the main living accommodation and adjacent to the bedrooms on the lower ground floor. There is also a 31ft long integral workshop/store which is a great asset and facility, but which could also be incorporated into the living accommodation as well if desired. Currently, the cellar rooms are used simply for storage and the workshop is exactly that, a great space for hobbies, tinkering and storage.
The internal living accommodation is arranged to take full advantage of the superb and far reaching views over the town to the Score Valley and countryside and out towards the Bristol Channel. A spacious entrance hall way at ground floor level gives access to all of the principal rooms and has useful storage cupboards to the length of one wall. The heart of the home is the bright and airy, triple aspect 20ft x 12ft lounge/diner which stretches from the front of the house right out to the rear, across the hallway there is a good sized kitchen/breakfast room which in turn leads out to a conservatory/side porch. For those that work from home, there is an office/study and a separate cloakroom/wc.
Moving down to the lower ground floor, there are three bedrooms, all of which are double sized rooms with two having built-in wardrobes. There is also a shower room/wc. The series of cellar rooms are accessed from a door from the lower ground floor landing and offer an abundance of space under the main ground floor living areas. There are three cellar rooms, having light and power, with one of the rooms housing the gas fired boiler for the central heating and the hot water. As mentioned earlier, these rooms could convert to form additional accommodation if required and subject to any necessary consent.
Outside, at the front of the house, a five bar gate opens onto a private driveway which provides off road parking for at least 2 cars and leads to the detached garage. The garage is a good size with an up and over door to the front and window to the side, light and power. Steps and a path lead down to the front of the building where there is a paved courtyard area with outside lighting and a flowerbed border. Access from the right hand side of the building leads via steps down to the large 31ft x 12ft workshop/store room which is an integral part of the overall building and which provides a fantastic space for those like to potter and tinker and is ideal for a variety of uses and hobbies etc. There are two windows to the rear, light, power, a sink and running water. Equally, this area also has great potential to further add to the living accommodation of the property if required.
Further steps lead down from the workshop level onto the large sloping grassed gardens which have mature hedge borders. There is plenty of space within the grounds to further extend the property subject to any necessary planning consent.
Upendowne offers spacious accommodation, perfectly for the family market but there is the huge scope and potential for further redevelopment of the home as well. We fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the size and facilities on offer.
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