Inverteign Drive, TQ14

For Sale: £500,000

A beautiful detached 1930's-built house with Art Deco styling and truly wonderful sea and estuary views. Family-sized accommodation with two large receptions, stylish modern kitchen, 4 bedrooms ( master ensuite) and balcony. Attractive landscaped gardens front and rear, garage and parking.

SITUATION Selsey is situated in an outstanding south-facing position and is set around one mile from Teignmouth town centre and promenade and just under one mile away from the pretty Estuary village of Shaldon accessed via the bridge. Teignmouth is a popular resort 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 good selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with two supermarkets, one of which is within easy reach of Selsey and several excellent public houses. Additionally there is a recently opened theatre and a bowling club close to the sea front. Teignmouth has several primary schools, along with a well-regarded secondary school/Community College and Trinity School, being a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There is also a mainline railway station offering a direct link to London Paddington. 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.

DESCRIPTION Selsey is an elegant and attractive 1930's-built house with many features and "Art Deco" styling. The exceptionally light and spacious family-sized accommodation comprises an entrance vestibule with cloakroom and a welcoming reception hall. The sitting room is a wonderful room with a curved bay window, with this room and the dining room having feature fire places and casement doors opening to the outside, combining with the balcony and terraces to create a wonderful sense of inside/outside living throughout the house. The stylish modern kitchen has a good range of units with granite work surfaces and opens to a porch which in turn also opens to the outside. To the first floor the master bedroom suite is a truly wonderful space with a modern en suite shower room and this room opens to the balcony, this being a wonderful spot to contemplate the outstanding views and surroundings. The second bedroom is another excellent room, also opening to the balcony and there are two further bedrooms, along with the modern family bathroom and a separate WC. The windows at the front of the property offer some of the best views that the town has to offer in our opinion, taking in the estuary and the inner harbour, the surrounding rolling countryside, a coastal feature known as The Ness and views out to sea. The outside spaces compliment the inside perfectly, with the front garden having a south-facing terrace and lawn and with the back garden being well-proportioned, landscaped and stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and plants. Immediately behind the property there is a gravel parking area with the single garage beside.

ACCOMODATION A path at the side of the property leads to the composite panel and part-opaque glazed entrance door, opening to the entrance vestibule. There are uPVC opaque double glazed windows to either side of the entrance door, quarry tiles to the floor and dado-height ceramic tiling to the walls.

CLOAKROOM/WC Side-facing opaque uPVC double glazed window, dado height ceramic tiling to walls, quarry tiled floor, WC and a wall-mounted vintage-style wash hand basin.

RECEPTION HALL From the vestibule a feature panel and leaded light inner door opens to the reception hall, a lovely welcoming space with doors to the principal downstairs rooms and a 1930's-style staircase rising to the first floor. There is a radiator and a good-sized under stairs store cupboard with light and coat hooks, as well as housing the gas and water meters.

SITTING ROOM A particularly lovely light and spacious room with a front-facing, part-curved splayed bay window, enjoying truly breath-taking views towards the Teign Estuary and also taking in the Shaldon Bridge, parts of Shaldon and Teignmouth, the "back beach," a local coastal landmark known as The Ness and also taking in views towards rolling countryside and out to sea. There are two radiators, a picture rail and a feature fireplace with a lime stone surround, a granite hearth and a tiled inset with a living-flame coal-effect gas fire. A casement door opens to the terrace at the front of the property, enhancing the sense of inside/outside living.

DINING ROOM Another lovely room with a large front-facing window enjoying similar outstanding views to those described in the sitting room. Side-facing uPVC opaque double glazed window, feature fireplace, double radiator and a casement door leads to an undercover area at the rear of the property.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A beautiful and spacious room with two uPVC double glazed windows overlooking the attractive back gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a stylish range of floor and wall-mounted units with extensive area of polished granite work surface, having complementary tiled surrounds and there is an inset one and a quarter bowl, single-drainer ceramic sink unit. A 7-ring burner "powder blue" range-style stove is included within the sale having a filter over. Space for upright fridge freezer and feature travertine floor tiles. A feature recess has matching units and an area of polished granite work surface with wine rack beneath, mosaic-style tiled surrounds and a high-level mantle over. Radiator, built-in dishwasher and recessed spotlights to the ceiling. From the kitchen/breakfast room a panelled door opens to...

OPEN PORCH Set at the rear of the house with a panel doors opening to a utility cupboard housing the relatively recently installed boiler supplying gas-fired central heating. There is plumbing for a washing machine with shelf over.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING Another light and appealing space with a side-facing UPVC double glazed window above the stairwell taking in views up the River, parts of Ringmore and rolling country side beyond. Doors with 1930's-style handles to the principal first floor rooms, large walk-in linen cupboard, picture rail and double radiator.

BEDROOM 1 A superb master bedroom suite with a front-facing walk-in splayed bay window, having truly outstanding views towards the estuary, the inner harbour, Shaldon Bridge, Shaldon, the "back beach," The Ness and out to sea. A casement door opens onto a large front-facing tiled balcony, also benefiting from the aforementioned views. Picture rail, recessed spotlighting to ceiling and double radiatior.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM The ensuite shower room is fitted with a modern 3-piece suite comprising a shower cubicle with folding door and electric shower, a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and WC. Ceramic floor tiles, side-facing uPVC opaque double glazed window, recessed spotlights to ceiling and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 2 An outstanding bedroom with front facing uPVC double glazed windows and French doors leading to the aforementioned balcony. There are outstanding views as described for the master bedroom. Side-facing uPVC double glazed window, double radiator, picture rail and built-in wardrobe with cupboard above.

BEDROOM 3 Picture rail, rear-facing uPVC double glazed window overlooking the back garden, double radiator and built-in shelving.

BEDROOM 4 Rear-facing uPVC double glazed window overlooking the back garden, picture rail and double radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM With a modern 2-piece suite comprising a vanity unit with cupboards and drawers and a large curved wash hand basin with mirror, shelves and spotlights above. There is a P-bath with curved shower screen and mira shower over. Full-height tiling to walls, extractor fan, side-facing uPVC opaque double glazed window and radiator/towel rail.

SEPERATE WC Side-facing uPVC opaque double glazed window, fully tiled walls, WC.

OUTSIDE Outside to the front of the property there is a sweeping paved terrace which, along with the front garden is south-facing and provides a truly wonderful spot to sit and contemplate the surroundings and the breath-taking sea and estuary views. There is a pretty front garden, laid principally to lawn with flower and shrub borders, along with raised beds, a further well-stocked area of bedding and a path and steps gives access to a gate opening to the road. Outside to the rear of the property, immediately behind a pathway spans the width of the house and there is a pleasant undercover seating area, providing a sheltered spot for "alfresco dining" etc. This area has an outside light, external power points and a high-level cupboard housing the electiricty meter. Steps flanked by well-stocked floral areas of terraced garden rise to the main expanse of garden, which enjoys a south-westerly aspect, having good views towards the estuary and countryside beyond. The main expanse of garden is laid to lawn and gravel, with various inset shrubs. On one side the garden is enclosed by hedging and on the other side a fence with trellis with various climbing/flowering plants including Clematis. A gravel driveway behind the house opens to a private gravel parking area, providing spacious private parking. An" up and over" door opens to the single garage, having a side door and power.

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Receptions

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