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Broad Park Avenue, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34
7 bedroom house for sale
detached House, Annexe, Fine and Country
- Superb Victorian detached Villa in a sought after part of the town
- Very spacious 5 bedroom main house and additional large 2 bedroom self-contained annexe
- Perfect for dual family occupation or multi-generational living
- Potential to permanently let or holiday let the annexe to generate a useful supplementary income
- Large mainly level gardens and grounds of nearly 1/4 acre
- Huge 38ft long triple length garage and additional workshop
- Off-road parking for several additional vehicles
- Open views over the neighbourhood towards the Torrs and countryside
- Approximately 1/2 mile from the high street and a mile from the sea front
- Plenty of characterful features throughout
- On of the best properties of its type currently on the market
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22 Broad Park Avenue is a very spacious, imposing detached Victorian Villa packed full of character and charm and being situated in a sought after road close to the National Trust owned Torrs. The home is perfect for the larger family or for dual family occupation as there is the considerable benefit of a very generously sized self-contained 2 bedroom annexe that immediately adjoins the main house; this part of the property is known as 22a Broad Park Avenue. The present owners have been in residence for over 20 years and have used the property for multi-generational living with elderly parents occupying the annexe area of the building. In truth, the annexe, is as large if not larger than most bungalows in and around the area and has a high standard of accommodation throughout as well as its own off-road parking area and a specific sunny and mainly level allocated area of garden. This enables the occupants of the respective areas of the home to retain their privacy and independence.
The building is typical of the Victorian era with its attractive Marland brick and stone fronted elevations with large bay windows and decorative features and finials. The main house has 5 bedroomed accommodation arranged over two floors with the annexe occupying the ground floor only with completely level and step free access directly from the front car parking area thus providing easy access for elderly or disabled residents. Both areas of the property have expansive high-ceilinged rooms synonymous with the Victorian period. Characterful features throughout add prestige and include a fabulous main entrance hall with an impressive wide staircase that rises to the first floor with an ornate spindle balustrade, there are fireplaces, decorative coved ceilings and the large bay windows that frame the views from the house over the neighbouring area towards the Torrs and the countryside. A real asset is the huge 38ft long triple length garage with its electrically operated door and further workshop behind which is a great facility that can be used to a wide variety of purposes. In addition, there is plenty of further off-road parking space to accommodate the needs of multi-generational living. The delightful and sunny gardens are a welcome addition to the home offering a great space for leisure, al-fresco dining, barbecues and sun bathing and are set-up well for children and the family pets.
Broad Park Avenue is a well-kept road of mainly period homes, situated approximately a half a mile from the town centre and sea front. The Torrs provides plenty of nearby footpaths enjoying some splendid coastal scenery and is ideal for dog walkers. The town has a variety of independent shops, schools for all ages, a Tesco and Lidl supermarkets, theatre, cinema complex and plenty of good quality restaurants and bars. Damien Hirst's "Verity Statue" stands over the picturesque harbour and his influence has seen the emergence of plenty of small art galleries and studios. Ilfracombe has beaches at Wildersmouth and the famous Tunnels Beaches which are accessed via Victorian hand cut tunnels and have a sea water pool at low tide. There is also plenty of nearby walking and access to the South West Coastal Footpath.
North Devon has a huge amount to offer with the fabulous golden sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton just a short car ride away. The Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach and enjoys some breath-taking scenery and miles and miles of walking and there are an array of rocky coves and bays to explore and enjoy. North Devon also has a variety of tourist attractions, theme parks, stately homes and events to enjoy and quirky characterful villages and towns. There are many high quality restaurants and public houses in the area serving a wide selection of hearty fare to suit all pockets and tastes. There are excellent golf courses in the area with the most well-known being at Saunton with its two links courses, one being at championship standard. The nearest is the course at Ilfracombe Golf Club which enjoys a sea view from every tee!
North Devon’s main trading centre, Barnstaple, is approximately 12 miles away and has many of the big name shops. There is a rail link to Exeter and Tiverton stations which connect to major London terminals and direct access on to the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27. The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 50 miles away and has the regions closest airport with a further International Airport at Bristol.
For those with children, there are some excellent schools throughout the area, many that hold the ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted. North Devon’s main Private School is West Buckland and is a coeducational day and boarding school for ages 3 – 18.
22 Broad Park Avenue - The Main House
There is the immediate feeling of space upon entering the property into the expansive entrance hallway which has a decorative coved ceiling and the attractive staircase that leads to the first floor. The 15ft x 14ft lounge has plenty of space yet retains a cosy feel and has period features including the large bay window, a coved ceiling and central light rose. A wood burner sits in the feature original marble fireplace and provides a focal point to room and adds further character and atmosphere. The heart of the home is the daytime living/dining room which is at the rear of the house and has double doors that lead directly onto the garden, blending indoor and outdoor living seamlessly. There is a large feature fireplace with a wood burner and an adjacent illuminated shelved niche with cupboards over and under. The room opens into the kitchen which has a range of fitted base and wall units and a range style cooker set in a recess. A handy utility room provides practicality with plenty of room for the washing machine, tumble dryer and a large fridge/freezer. There is also direct access to the rear garden. Also on the ground floor there is a cloakroom/wc and a useful walk-in store, ideal for the everyday essentials such as the vacuum cleaner, ironing board, coats, boots and shoes.
Moving to the first floor, the large split-level landing amplifies the feeling of space with the stair balustrade providing a characterful note and panelled doors lead off to 5 generous bedrooms a bathroom, separate shower room and an additional separate toilet. All five bedrooms are very good-sized double rooms and all enjoy a pleasant open outlook either from the front of the house or to the rear, over the neighbourhood to the Torrs and the countryside. The main family bathroom adds a touch of luxury with its modern white suite which includes a free-standing bath, wc and hand basin. A handy walk-in airing cupboard provides further storage. Along the landing there is a separate shower room, again, well-appointed with a modern large walk-in shower cubicle and a hand basin set in a vanity unit. Adjacent to the shower room is an additional toilet.
The house benefits from gas fired central heating and uPVC double glazing and is well-presented and tastefully decorated throughout. There is a separate electricity and gas supply but the water supply is shared with the annexe.
22a Broad Park Avenue - The annexe
In truth, this is so much more than your typical annexe, it is really a separate and generously sized additional home which has more than ample space and accommodation. There is a private entrance from the front of the building into a lobby and hallway with all of the rooms leading off. Handy storage is provided by two large cupboards. There is access via a hatch to the large boarded and carpeted loft space which houses the gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water for the annexe.
The annexe lounge is actually the largest room in the building comprises a 22ft long by nearly 14ft wide bright and airy room which has a large bay window to the rear and a door that leads onto a large patio within the rear garden. A fireplace provides a focal point to the room and houses a wood burning stove. Across the hallway is the kitchen which is fitted with a range of base and wall units and includes an integrated double oven, hob with extractor canopy over, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. From the kitchen, there is access to a utility room, which also has a door to the rear to the garden.
Space continues into the two large bedrooms, one at the front and one at the rear, with bedroom 2, at the rear, having access to the garden and a covered veranda/patio. The modern wet room has a shower and hand basin and there is a separate toilet adjacent.
The annexe also benefits from gas fired central heating and uPVC double glazing. There is a separate electricity and gas supply but the water supply is shared with the main house.
The Parking, Gardens and Grounds
Outside, at the front of the property there are two entrance points from Broad Park Avenue onto the privately owned front driveway which provides plenty of off-road parking for several vehicles. This also allows separate areas to be allocated to the main house and the annexe if required. Attached to the building on the left-hand side of the property is a huge 38ft long by 12ft wide triple length garage which has an electrically operated door, light and power and houses the gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water for the main house. Beyond the garage, at the rear, is a further useful workshop, again with light and power and a fitted bench and a door onto the rear garden.
There is access from the right-hand side of the building to the rear garden. The rear garden has been separated, albeit they do interconnect via a gateway, to allocate an area of the garden to both the main house and the annexe area. This enables privacy to be enjoyed if needed.
The garden immediately to the rear of the main house is the larger part and comprises a large paved patio which with outside lighting and a tap and which in turn opens onto a large level lawned garden with flowerbeds, trees, shrubs and bushes. The garden is enclosed, well-screened and pretty private.
To the rear of the annexe, there is a similar set-up with a large two-tier paved patio, part of which is covered with open sides. There is a further good-sized lawned and level enclosed garden with flower beds, plants, shrubs, trees and bushes.
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