Barnsley Drive, TQ14
For Sale: £595,000
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION Offered to the market for the first time in over thirty years Barnsley House is a really quite special "Grade 2" listed property with the Georgian external aesthetics combining with the wonderful ornate cornices, the grand staircase, fireplaces and numerous features to give a real sense of past grandeur. The superb entrance portico opens to the grand reception, a truly wonderful and graceful space combining with the large receptions and the kitchen/breakfast room to make this a fantastic house for entertaining. The first floor rooms at the rear of the house have wonderful views across parts of the town and Labrador Bay and the versatile family sized accommodation at first floor level has four bedrooms, a large family bathroom and an area currently arranged as an apartment that could easily provide another two bedrooms if required. Characteristic of a house of this age there are a number of cellar rooms, loosely converted to accommodation but which, as part of a plan of refurbishment, could potentially be converted more formally with several of these large rooms having natural light. One of these rooms currently serves as a large laundry/utility. The outside spaces compliment the house beautifully with the undercover sweeping verandah opening to the truly wonderful south-facing gardens with terraces, lawns, a plethora of specimen trees, shrubs and palms as well as a store/outbuilding, a swimming pool and a kitchen garden.
Barnsley House is enviably positioned within a small "tucked away" cluster of properties set around half a mile from the town centre and promenade. Teignmouth is positioned on the lovely South Devon coastline, approximately 13 miles from the cathedral city and county town of Exeter. There is a fine promenade with sandy beaches, including a classic crescent of imposing Georgian buildings. There are boating opportunities on the estuary and the "back beach" has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with a Waitrose supermarket and several excellent public houses. There is a further supermarket on the west side of the town, along with a recently opened theatre and bowling club close to the sea front. Teignmouth has several primary schools, along with a well-regarded secondary school/Community College, which is an easy walk away from Barnsley House as is Trinity School, being a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There is a mainline railway station offering a direct link to London Paddington less than half a mile away from Barnsley House. The junction to the A380 via the B3192 is just under 5-miles away, which can be used to access the A38 and the M5, offering an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.
PORTICO/GRAND RECEPTION To the front of the property there is an entrance courtyard. Feature timber double doors with a fan light window and moulded arch over open to the Entrance Portico, a wonderful entrance with feature mosaic floor tiles and arched windows. A panelled arch with inset inner doors opens to the Grand Reception, a truly outstanding space with ornate ceiling cornices and a grand turning staircase with timber balustrades and carved newel posts rising to the first floor. The vaulted ceiling above the staircase has a truly outstanding period sky light/lantern with ornate plaster work and mouldings. There is a "snug" area with a feature fire place with marble surround. A large sliding sash window with shutters overlooks the entrance driveway. Panel doors with carved architraves open to the principal rooms.
DRAWING/DINING ROOM A beautiful room with two sets of French doors opening to the undercover veranda. Views are enjoyed across the gardens with glimpses of the sea. There is a grand fireplace with ornate marble surround and an ornate cornice to the ceiling. There is a shelved recess/open drinks cabinet with cupboard, picture rails and a serving hatch.
SITTING ROOM A pleasant and comfortable room with cornice to ceiling, picture rails and French doors with panel surrounds opening to the veranda. There is a feature fireplace with ornate marble surround and an inset contemporary style electric fire.
LOBBY AREA With recess for coat hooks, shelving and space for fridge/freezer with a door opening to:
GROUND FLOOR SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a modern 3 piece suite with a large tiled shower cubicle, a pedestal wash hand basin and a WC.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Another appealing room and a good "hub" for the house, the breakfast area provides space for a table and chairs and there is a large built-in dresser as well as a built in side board with cupboards and area of display surface over. There is a shelved pantry and there is a recess with painted carved surround and mantle over housing the boiler supplying gas fired central heating. The breakfast area also has a suspended ceiling with feature recess. The Kitchen Area is fitted with a good range of floor and wall mounted units with "high gloss" roll edge work surfaces and an inset one and a quarter bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit. There is space for a gas cooker with filter over, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, under surface space for a fridge, spotlights and a front facing sliding sash window. A part glazed door opens to a courtyard area at the side of the house with WC, a store cupboard and gated access to the entrance courtyard as well as the meter cupboards.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Another wonderful expansive space, part galleried with balustrades around the stairwell with the aforementioned skylight and ornate mouldings above. There is a built-in cupboard/wardrobe.
BEDROOM 1 A lovely master bedroom with a cornice to ceiling and a large sliding sash window taking in outstanding views across the gardens towards a local coastal landmark known as The Ness and taking in parts of the town and across Labrador Bay towards Babbacombe and the Orestone, as well as having good views in the west towards the estuary and Shaldon. There is a large vanity unit with under-mounted shelf and inset Roka wash hand basin. Picture rail and spotlights to ceiling.
BEDROOM 2 Sliding sash window with shutters and window seat, picture rail and recessed area for bedroom furniture with spotlight. Walk-in dressing room with wash hand basin set into tiled surface, hanging rail and spotlight.
BEDROOM 3 Cornice to ceiling, window with shutters having some outlook over the surrounding area, fireplace with painted timber surround.
BEDROOM 4 Currently in use as a study with a sliding sash window with shutters having some outlook, a built in recessed cupboard/wardrobe, coving to ceiling and a picture rail.
FAMILY BATHROOM Coving and spotlights to ceiling and an opaque sliding sash window with shutters. The bathroom is fitted with a three piece suite having a large "Jacuzzi" style oval bath set into an area of tiled surface, a pedestal wash hand basin and a W.C. Picture and dado rails.
THE APARTMENT Leading off the landing there is an area currently arranged as an apartment, but that could easily be integrated back into the main accommodation. There is an Entrance Lobby with panel doors to the principal rooms and a Sitting Room with coving to ceiling, a picture rail and wonderful views towards the sea and estuary, similar to those described from the master bedroom, as well as a feature fireplace with marble surround. The Kitchen has a small-paned window with shutters and is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units with roll edge work surfaces, cupboards and drawers. There is a single drainer stainless steel sink unit and space/point for an electric cooker, as well as under surface space for a fridge etc. The Bathroom has a three piece suite comprising of a panel bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a W.C. The Bedroom has a large sliding sash window with shutters, having wonderful sea views similar to those described and a picture rail.
CELLAR ROOMS The CELLAR ROOMS are accessed from the reception with turning stairs that descend to the lower ground floor. There is a large hallway with access to a shared side entrance and doors to a number of lower ground floor rooms. The Principal Cellar Room (believed to have formally been a kitchen) has a flag stone-style floor and a fireplace with high stone surround, possibly having formally housed a range. There are two multi paned sliding sash windows affording natural light from light wells. Leading off there is a Store Room, comprising a partitioned area with windows and a large shelved cupboard. There are two further Large Cellar Rooms set at the front of the house with windows affording light from light wells, one with a tiled fireplace. There is also a Laundry Room, with window and an area of surface with cupboard beneath, an inset sink unit as well as space for a washing machine and ample space for additional appliances/white goods. There is also a Lower Ground Floor Bathroom with a three piece suite, as well as an additional large store room.
OUTSIDE Barnsley House has wonderful mature south-facing gardens. The gardens are approached through the enclosed veranda, which has a tiled floor and curved canopy, spanning the width of the house and providing a lovely sheltered spot to contemplate the grounds. There are terraces and lawns with wonderful borders stocked with numerous specimen shrubs and trees to include Camellias, Palms, Magnolias, Wisteria and Figs etc. There is a paved terrace, providing a good position for outdoor entertaining with an adjoining lawn. Timber gates give access to a path, which in turn links to an Outbuilding/Store. The lower gardens are beautifully landscaped with terraced lawns and a pergola walkway, with this area having the feel of a more formal garden. There is a terrace with a Swimming Pool, being set in a part of the garden that enjoys excellent privacy and seclusion with a Summerhouse beside the pool. Another area, set at the side of the main gardens has formally been a productive vegetable/kitchen garden, having a green house and various fruit trees and cane fruits etc. There are solar panels that have formally provided heating to the pool.
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- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 4 Receptions
- A BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN VILLA WITH MANY FEATURES
- WONDERFUL GRAND RECEPTIONS
- KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM AND LAUNDRY ROOM
- FOUR PRINCIPAL BEDROOMS
- FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT
- SEVERAL LARGE CELLAR ROOMS
- BEAUTIFUL SOUTH-FACING GARDENS AND GROUNDS
- SET WITHIN HALF A MILE OF THE TOWN AND PROMENADE
- ELEGANT ENCLOSED VERANDA AND GOOD SEA VIEWS