Montpelier Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34
5 bedroom house for sale
End Terrace House, Coastal Views
- Sought after location close to the high street and sea front
- Superb views over the open green to the Bristol Channel and coastline
- Many period features throughout
- Front and rear gardens and a range of handy outbuildings
- 4/5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms
- Ideal for the larger family
- Versatile accommodation
- In need of general modernisation and updating
- No onward chain
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5 Montpelier Road is a fine example of an elegant Victorian Villa situated close to the town centre in an attractive Grade 2 Listed Terrace with an open field in front. The property enjoys super views over the town towards Capstone and Hillsborough, the harbour the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast. There is also the benefit of no onward chain.
The house has accommodation arranged over three floors and is particularly versatile and perfect for the larger family. The property is in need of general modernisation and updating but presents a 'blank canvass' ready for the would-be buyer to restore and refurbish to their own tastes. Furthermore, due to the property's versatility, the exact set-up and configuration can be easily tailored to suit the needs of the purchaser (assuming consent would be granted, if needed). The original features include sash windows, and there are ornate coved ceilings, a staircase with a spindle balustrade, various fireplaces in the main living rooms together with full height windows which perfectly frame the delightful views over the town towards the sea and coastline. Some of the windows have original working shutters.
The property is situated in the lower end of Montpelier Road which comprises an attractive terrace of five Victorian Villas, built in the 1890’s and which are fine example of the towns Georgian/Victorian heritage. Very unusually there is an open field immediately in front of the terrace which is privately owned by various residents living in the immediate vicinity and which provides an attractive green space. The high street is just a few hundred metres away and the sea front which has a picturesque harbour and working quay is just 1/4 mile away. There are an array of restaurants, various bars and public houses, a theatre, cinema, banks, independent shops as well as larger supermarkets including Tesco, Lidl and Co-Op, a Medical Centre and Hospital and beaches at Wildersmouth and the famous 'Tunnels' Beach with its hard carved Victorian tunnel access. The towns schools for all ages are all close by.
An entrance lobby leads into the spacious entrance hall where the stairs rise to the first floor. There are three reception rooms, which includes the delightful lounge at the front of the house which has an original marble fire surround and mantle, an ornate coved ceiling and a large bay window with original working window shutters. There is a is a separate dining room and a breakfast/morning room as well which has a fitted dresser style unit. The kitchen sits at the rear and has a door out onto the rear garden as well as a secondary staircase which leads up to the first floor.
Moving to the first floor, there are three bedrooms, 2 double rooms and 1 single room, with bedrooms 1 and 3 enjoying excellent views over the neighbouring open field and across the town towards Hillsborough, the Bristol Channel and the distant Welsh coast. The large family bathroom comprises a modern white suite with a bath and a separate walk-in shower cubicle. Further on from the bathroom is a fourth bedroom/office/study which can all be accessed from the secondary staircase that leads up from the kitchen.
The second floor was originally 2 further bedrooms which has now been opened up to form a larger room. There are three glazed dormer windows, two to the front and one to the rear, all of which enjoy excellent far reaching views over the town, and out towards the sea and the coastline.
Outside, at the front of the property there is a walled enclosed level and well-stocked area of garden which is laid to lawn and interspersed with a variety of shrubs, bushes and plants. There is a gated access at the left-hand side of the house which leads around to the rear of the building. Within the rear garden there is an extensive range of single storey outbuildings/stores set in two separate blocks. The outbuildings could have a variety of uses. There is a private and enclosed rear cobbled courtyard style garden which has colourful and well-stocked flowerbed borders.
There is a right of way that exists over the rear and side of the property and out onto Montpelier Road which benefits the neighbour in 4 Montpelier Road. We understand that although this right of way exists, it is very rarely (if ever) used.