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Chambercombe Terrace, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

9 bedroom house for sale

End Terrace House, Annexe, Coastal Views, Signature Homes, Auction

9 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

4 Receptions

Key Features

  • In need of considerable modernisation and renovation
  • Huge scope and potential for conversion and redevelopment (subject to any necessary consent)
  • 9 bedroom family home with versatile accommodation, ideal for multi-generational living
  • Superb views towards Hillsborough, the harbour, the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh coastline
  • Large rear car park with space for 5 – 6 vehicles
  • On the market for the first time in over 40 years
  • No onward chain

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Property Description

******* SOLD AT AUCTION ******

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION - End of Auction: Wednesday 27th March at 12 noon.



Irene House is a fine example of a very spacious, gracious and imposing Victorian end-terraced home situated in a favoured part of the town and enjoying excellent views over the neighbourhood towards the picturesque harbour, Lantern Hill and Damien Hirst's 'Verity' statue, Hillsborough and across the Bristol Channel to the distant Welsh coastline. The house also has the considerable benefit of rear vehicular access from Chambercombe Road into a large and private car park which provides space for 5 - 6 vehicles.

The property is on the market for the first time in over 40 years but is in need of some significant modernisation and renovation works but provides an excellent opportunity for the new buyer to put their own stamp on the place and restore the home to former glories. There is particularly versatile accommodation, ideal for the larger family or multi-generational family living. Alternatively, there is excellent scope and potential for conversion into three self-contained flats or for further development. Any alterations of this type would be subject to relevant planning consent. The car park at the rear adds a further dimension to the potential that the property offers.

The home is situated within walking distance of the town centre, which is approximately 3/4 mile away, and is also close to the town's schools for all ages. The local Tesco supermarket is also just 1/2 mile away. The sea front with its picturesque harbour, which is home to artist Damien Hirst's 60ft high 'Verity' statue, is also a leisurely stroll away with the newly opened Water Sports Centre with the 'Lime Kiln' Bar and Restaurant being within 400 metres. The pretty 'Thatched Inn' is literally across the road and the Brimlands playing fields, the local swimming pool and Hele Bay with it sheltered beach and rocky coves also close by.

The property's accommodation is arranged over three floors and is particularly spacious and can be arranged in a variety of different ways to suit the owner’s needs. Indeed, the past, the property has been used as a seasonal Bed & Breakfast as well as a family home. An entrance porch with an original Victorian mosaic tiled floor and an attractive stained glass, leaded light door and screen opens into the hallway. The stairs rise to the upper floors and there are panelled doors to the lounge, dining room, sitting room and a reception room/ground floor bedroom 9 leading off. At the rear, leading from the dining room, is the original kitchen/scullery and further on again and rear lean-to lobby which leads to the rear courtyard and garden. The ground floor is the area of the property in the worst condition.

Moving up to the first floor, there is a spacious landing with the stairway continuing up to the second floor. The main room on this floor is a large, bright and airy 20ft x 16ft living room and kitchen which has a feature fireplace and an ornate coved ceiling with a central light rose as well as a large bay window which offers a pleasant open outlook over the neighbouring properties towards Hillsborough, the harbour and the Bristol Channel. Within the room there is a more modern fitted kitchen which has a range of base and wall with integrated appliances which include an oven, hob and extractor canopy and a fridge and freezer. There are three double-sized bedrooms on this floor as well as a bathroom and a separate wc at the rear. Up on the top (second floor), there are a further five bedrooms, all of which are generously sized. The two front facing bedrooms have double doors that lead out on to balconies which enjoy superb far reaching views over the neighbouring properties towards Hillsborough, the picturesque harbour, Lantern Hill and the 'Verity' Statue and out across the Bristol Channel to the distant Welsh coastline.

Very roughly, the ground and first floor accommodation amounts to approximately 93m2 (1,001ft2) and the second floor amounts to approximately 78m2 (840ft2). This gives an overall floor area of around 264m2 (2,842ft2). There is also a large loft space as well which offers further potential for conversion is required and, as mentioned above, subject to any necessary consent.

At present, the property has independent heaters throughout the majority of the rooms within the property. Some windows are uPVC double glazed whilst other are single-glazed wooden frames. All mains services are connected to the property.

Outside, at the front of the house there is unrestricted parking available within the road. There are two entrances from the road both with steps leading up to the front door and small patio areas. At the rear, there is a private vehicular access from Chambercombe Road onto a large gated car parking area which has space for 5 - 6 cars; this area is a great asset for the property. Immediately behind the house there is a good-sized courtyard style garden and a variety of store sheds/outbuildings.

Irene House really does offer a huge amount of scope and potential and has the benefit of no onward chain.

Traditional Online Auction Information

Please note: this property is for sale by traditional online auction. This means that exchange will occur when the online timer reaches zero (provided the seller's reserve price has been met or exceeded). The winning buyer will be legally obliged to purchase the property at this price.

Pricing Information

The Guide Price amount specified is an indication of each seller's minimum expectation. It is not necessarily the amount at which the property will sell. Each property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the property will not be sold) which we expect will be set no more than 10% above the Guide Price amount.

Webbers and Bamboo Auctions shall not be liable for any inaccuracies in the fees stated on this description page, in the bidding confirmation pop up or in the particulars. Buyers should check the contents of the legal pack and special conditions for accurate information on fees. Where there is a conflict between the fees stated in the particulars, the bid information box or the bidding confirmation pop up and the contents of the legal pack, the contents of the legal pack shall prevail. Stamp Duty Land Tax or Land and Buildings Transaction Tax may also apply in some circumstances.

Buyer’s Premium & Other Charges

The winning buyer is charged a sum of £5,000. From this a buyers fee of £3,600 (including VAT) is retained by Webbers/Bamboo Auctions as a contribution towards online platform costs and £1,400 is payable towards the purchase price. On completion the Buyer will pay the sum of £210.56 (including vat) to the Seller’s solicitors in reimbursement of search fees.

Carol Taylor
Brewer Harding & Rowe
6 - 8 Caen Street
EX33 1AA

Tel: 01271 340686

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