Detached house for sale in Torrs Park, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34

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Property description

Substantial Victorian Gentleman's Residence
Currently used as a thriving holiday business
Current Turn over approximately £52, 000 per annum
Could revert to large single residence (subject to any necessary consent)
Ideal as a small hotel/B & B (subject to any necessary consent)
Gardens & grounds approached a driveway
Excellent views across the town towards the countryside and distant Bristol Channel
Close to the Torrs Walk with spectacular coastal scenery
Approximately a quarter of a mile from the town centre & sea front
Plenty of off road parking
10 bedrooms (all en suite)
Several large reception rooms
Many attractive original character features
Must be viewed internal to appreciate the size and quality of the accommodation on offer.
Beechwood House sits in its own large gardens and grounds in the popular Torrs Park area elevated above the town and enjoying fine views across surrounding properties towards the countryside and the distant Bristol Channel. The house is located just minutes walk from the National Trust owned Torrs which enjoys many walks across miles of rugged coastal footpaths enjoying some of the spectacular cliff scenery that the North Devon Coast has to offer.

Ilfracombe Town centre has amenities which include a variety of shops, restaurants including Damien Hirst's restaurant on The Quay, Public Houses, a Health Centre and Cottage Hospital as well as Infant, Primary & Secondary Schools. There is a Cinema, Theatre and picturesque Harbour and Sea Front and a few small beaches including the Tunnels Beaches which have an indoor child's play area and a cafe/bar. On the outskirts of the town there is a local Tesco Supermarket with ample parking.

Barnstaple, North Devon's main trading centre is approximately 12 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a rail link and direct access onto the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at Junction 27.

The property is believed to date back to the late 1800s and was originally built as a Victorian Gentleman's Residence. The property has substantial and spacious accommodation arranged over 4 floors and benefits from gas central heating. The property boasts a wealth of original period features including a delightful split level hallway with an impressive staircase with an ornate turned spindle balustrade leading to the upper floors. There is a large attractive stained glass leaded light doorway with the main reception rooms on the first floor having attractive original fireplaces.

The property is currently utilised as a thriving holiday let for large groups of people there are 10 bedrooms in total, sleeping 20 and incorporating 6 double rooms, 1 family room, 2 twin rooms and a single. All of the bedrooms have some form of en suite facilities and all have T.V. Points. We understand from the owners that the current gross turnover is around £52, 000 per annum for a 22 week occupancy. Weekly rate charges range from £1, 750 in the off season up to £3, 445 in the peak season. The property is let by Hoseasons

Alternatively, the property could revert back to a large single family residence or be ideal for dual family occupation, further more the property could be re-established as a small private hotel or B & B and there is potential to convert into separate apartments all subject to any necessary consent.

The property itself is accessed currently from the first floor where there is an entrance at the side into a large and spacious split level Reception Hall which has an attractive staircase to the first floor with an ornate turned spindle balustrade and an impressive feature full height door way with attractive original stained glass. The 21'7 x 18' main drawing room is a particularly impressive room having a large bay window to the front offering views across surrounding properties towards the countryside and the distance Bristol Channel. There is an attractive original marble fireplace and double doors at the rear of the room lead through into a further 20' x 12' sitting room which again enjoys pleasant views across the town towards the sea and has an original cast iron fireplace. Also located on the first floor are 3 large en suite bedrooms along with an office and a cloakroom/w.C. There are further reception rooms on the lower ground floor which can be directly accessed from the car parking area and front garden. There is a fully equipped kitchen which has a range of fitted base and wall units including 2 integrated hobs with large extractor canopy over and 2 ovens. There is a separate useful utility area and a door leads through into a 15' x 14' breakfast room which has a door leading out onto the front garden. There is a 19' x 18' games room which has a fitted bar area and a large bay window to front. This room could easily be utilised as a second lounge if required. The 18' x 15' dining room is located at the far end of the lower ground floor and has a pair of double doors leading out onto the front garden. Currently there is a large 'L' shaped table with the ability to seat 20 persons.

Further bedroom accommodation is located on the first floor which includes 5 double bedrooms and a smaller single room. All of the bedrooms have en suite facilities and there is a further additional bathroom which can be accessed from the main landing. A door conceals a staircase from the main landing leading up into a bedroom suite on the top floor which includes a 19' x 17' bedroom area with its own en suite shower room.

Outside, the property occupies a large and sloping site with considerable frontage to Torrs Park and backing onto the upper Torrs and being very close to the picturesque Torrs Walk. From the front there is a driveway which goes through the front garden to a large parking and turning area for several vehicles. There is a gravelled area to the left hand side of the property with steps leading up giving side access to the first floor of the property. There is an adjacent decked sitting area which enjoys pleasant views across the town towards the distant Bristol channel and an adjacent lawn and bank with steps leading up to a drying area. The grounds primarily extend out of the left hand side of the house.

This substantial and impressive dwelling offers and great deal of flexibility of accommodation and could suit a variety of purposes subject to any necessary consent. We fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the size and quality on offer.

Lower ground floor


Kitchen 16'1" x 11'10" (4.9m x 3.6m).

Utility Room 7' x 5' (2.13m x 1.52m).

Breakfast Room 14'10" x 14'4" (4.52m x 4.37m).

Games Room 19'2" x 18' (5.84m x 5.49m).

Dining Room 18'8" x 15'6" (5.7m x 4.72m).


Ground floor


Entrance Hall

Drawing Room 21'7" x 18' (6.58m x 5.49m).

Sitting Room 20' x 12'9" (6.1m x 3.89m).

Bedroom 3 15' x 15' (4.57m x 4.57m).

En Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 11 12' x 11'7" (3.66m x 3.53m).

En Suite Shower Room/w.C

Bedroom 12 13'7" x 12'5" (4.14m x 3.78m).

En Suite Bathroom/w.C.

Office


First floor - landing



Bedroom 4 12'3" x 12' (3.73m x 3.66m).

En Suite Shower Room/w.C

Bedroom 5 12'3" x 10'10" (3.73m x 3.3m).

En Suite Shower Room/w.C.

Bathroom/w.C. 6'8" x 6'8" (2.03m x 2.03m).

Bedroom 6 9'10" x 9'3" (3m x 2.82m).

En suite w.C.

Bedroom 7 14'9" x 12'4" (4.5m x 3.76m).

En Suite Bathroom/w.C.

Bedroom 8 18'1" x 16'8" (5.51m x 5.08m).

En Suite Shower Room/w.C.

Bedroom 9 14' x 11'8" (4.27m x 3.56m).

En Suite Shower Room/w.C.


Second floor


Bedroom 10

Shower Room/w.C.

Bedroom 19' x 17'10" (5.8m x 5.44m).

Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction taking the first left hand turn into Northfield Road. Proceed down the hill and at the traffic lights proceed straight across then take the next left hand turn into Torrs Park. Continue along this road for approximately 500 yards and over the brow of the hill. The drive to Beechwood house will be found on the right a short way down the hill.

Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (9.6 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (13.9 miles)
  • Umberleigh (15.8 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (36.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (45.2 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (62.4 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (1.0 mile)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (10.8 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (10.9 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • llfracombe Infants and Nursery School (0.4 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School (0.5 miles)
  • Berrynarbor Church of England Primary School (3.1 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Arts College (0.8 miles)
  • Braunton Academy (7.2 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (8.6 miles)
  • Pathfield School (8.7 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (10.1 miles)
  • Kingsley School (13.3 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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