Horse Lane, TQ14
For Sale: £699,000
DESCRIPTION Understood to have been originally built in the 1930's Verness is an attractive, chalet-style bungalow available to the market for the first time in almost forty years. Set in an elevated position, almost equidistant between the estuary beach and Shaldon's botanical Gardens Verness benefits from not only an outstanding position but truly breathtaking views towards the estuary, Teignmouth harbour and the coastline stretching towards East Devon and Dorset beyond. Whilst requiring a degree of modernisation Verness offers well proportioned accommodation with the ground floor comprising a reception hall, a spacious sitting room, a large dining room, a useful garden room with WC, the kitchen and two well-proportioned bedrooms, one of which benefits from views as described and the other of which serves currently as a study. To the first floor there is an inter-connecting bedroom suite with sitting area, WC and separate bedroom area, along with a further bedroom. Outside Verness has landscaped terraced gardens with the outside spaces to the front of the property being a wonderful spot to sit and contemplate the views. To the rear there are further terraced gardens with a greenhouse, a shed and a workshop. Approached form Broadlands there is a garage with an electric "roll up" door and a parking bay with garaging and parking being at an absolute "premium" in Shaldon.
LOCATION Verness is perfectly situated in an elevated position not much more than a "stone's throw" from the sandy estuary beach and the village centre. The village has a strong sense of community and nestles beautifully between the sandy estuary beach and the pretty hills above. There are independent shops and cafes, a good selection of public houses and restaurants and a charming foot passenger ferry across to the seaside town of Teignmouth. Additional amenities include an Ofsted 'Outstanding' rated primary school, The Ness House Hotel, an approach golf course and a bowling green surrounded by pretty cottages. There is a well-supported annual regatta and water carnival, as well as a rowing and sailing club. There is good walking on the south west coast path and the wonderful Ness Beach is accessed via a tunnel. The village even has a small zoo! Teignmouth is just over a mile away and has a lovely promenade with classic Georgian crescent, a supermarket and a range of education options including Trinity School, offering both private primary and secondary education. In addition there is a mainline rail link to London Paddington.
From the entrance terrace, turning steps rise to the uPVC double glazed entrance door opening to the reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL Feature panelled walls, night storage heater and stairs with a painted balustrade rise to the first floor. Understairs cupboard, feature panel doors open to the ground floor rooms, picture rail and panelled ceiling.
SITTING ROOM An attractive and spacious room with a panelled ceiling, a picture rail and a large front facing uPVC double glazed bay window taking in truly breathtaking views across the Teign estuary towards Teignmouth harbour with the higher parts of Teignmouth and the rolling hills of Little Haldon beyond and also taking in views towards the sea and parts of the East Devon and Dorset coastlines. Two night storage heaters, side facing uPVC double glazed window, chimney breast with feature fireplace and display recess.
DINING ROOM Another spacious room providing a good entertaining space with a picture rail, coving to ceiling, a large rear facing uPVC double glazed window overlooks the back garden and a "tilt and slide" uPVC double glazed door open to the outside at the rear. Spotlights and night storage heater. From the dining room a uPVC double glazed door opens to a useful GARDEN ROOM with a large slatted display ledge for pots etc, a polycarbonate ceiling, a rear facing uPVC double glazed window and side facing uPVC double glazed windows. A uPVC double glazed door opens to the outside at the rear and a further uPVC double glazed door opens to the side path. Wall-mounted electric heater, coat hooks, wall lights, ceramic floor tiles and a small panel and part-glazed door opens to a WC with side facing opaque glazed window, a wall mounted wash hand basin and a WC with high cistern.
KITCHEN A well proportioned room with rear and side facing uPVC double glazed windows. The kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units comprising numerous cupboards and drawers and ample areas of square-edge work surface. There is a double drainer stainless steel sink unit with tiled surround, space and point for an electric oven, space and recess for a fridge freezer and multiple built-in cupboards, including a larder-style cupboard and open shelves as well as the airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Coat hooks and a uPVC double glazed door opens to a side UTILITY PORCH with uPVC double glazed windows and A uPVC double glazed door opening to a side path, as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine.
STUDY/GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM An appealing room and a good "home working" space with a part vaulted ceiling having a Velux-style window. A rear facing uPVC double glazed window looks through the aforementioned garden room, night storage heater, corner mounted vanity unit with wash hand basin and mirror. Panelled ceiling and walls.
GROUND FLOOR BEDROOM A spacious double bedroom with a large walk-in uPVC double glazed bay window taking in truly breathtaking sea and estuary views as described in the sitting room. Two night storage heaters, built-in wardrobe with cupboard above and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled surround. Panelled ceiling, picture rail and a further built in wardrobe with cupboard above.
GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM With a side facing facing uPVC opaque double glazed window, PVC panelled walls and a three-piece suite comprising a deep panelled bath with wall mounted electric shower over, a WC and a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light above. Wall mounted electric heater, towel rails and extractor fan.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Panelled doors to the first floor rooms, access to useful eaves storage space, Velux style window, coat hooks and built-in shelving.
INTER-CONNECTING BEDROOM SUITE With bed/sitting area having a walk-in dormer with a uPVC double glazed window having wonderful views towards the estuary and beyond as described and two built-in eaves storage cupboards, one of which is shelved. Door to WC with WC and panelled door to:
BEDROOM AREA With a side facing uPVC double glazed window with views towards Shaldon's Botanical Gardens and a sliding door opening to eaves storage space. Wall mounted wash hand basin with water heater over.
BEDROOM 2 Side facing uPVC double glazed window, pedestal wash hand basin with water heater over and recessed wardrobe space with hanging rail and cupboards above and beside. Recess for dressing table/chest of drawers.
OUTSIDE Outside to the front of the property steps rise from Horse Lane to the terraced front garden. There is an area of lawn with well stocked borders, having various shrubs and specimen plants to include mature Camellias and there is a paved seating area providing a lovely spot to contemplate the surroundings. The front garden areas are primarily enclosed by walling and, immediately in front of the house there is a large terrace/seating area with feature balustrade, with this area being a wonderful spot for "alfresco" dining and to sit and admire the wonderful views. There is an under croft /under house storage area, spanning the width of the house and providing good dry storage as well as housing the electricity meters and trip switches. Pathways run around either side of the property to the rear, there is a side courtyard area with a small lean-to greenhouse and outside lighting to the front and rear. Immediately behind the house there is a pathway and a paved area with steps flanked by feature walling and raised bedding rising to a terrace laid to paving and hard standing with a feature balustrade and areas of bedding. Adjoining this there is a further paved area with a greenhouse, a small garden shed and a potting area behind. A uPVC double glazed door opens to a useful workshop/store set beneath the garage with power and light. Set behind the property, approached from Broadlands there is a useful garage with hard standing in front and an electric "roll up" door with the garage having power and light. Additionally there is a paved parking bay with useful storage beneath.
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- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 2 Receptions
- A 1930's-BUILT DETACHED CHALET-STYLE PROPERTY WITH OUTSTANDING SEA AND ESTUARY VIEWS
- SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION WITH SITTING ROOM
- SEPARATE DINING ROOM AND TWO GROUND FLOOR BEDROOMS
- GROUND FLOOR BATHROOM
- GARDEN ROOM AND WC
- INTER-CONNECTING BEDROOM SUITE AND FURTHER BEDROOM TO FIRST FLOOR
- LANDSCAPED TERRACED GARDENS
- GARAGE WITH WORKSHOP BENEATH AND PARKING BAY
- DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL SUBJECT TO THE NECESSARY CONSENTS
- OUTSTANDING POSITION