The present owners have been one of the longest occupants of Beechdene and have lived in the house since 1982. During that time they have brought up their family and made many improvements to the property.The house is on four levels, starting with the cellar.The ground floor has the main entrance into a conservatory, an elegant sitting room and dining room both with double French doors leading to the garden, hall way, long modern but tastefully fitted kitchen with aga, a utility room with downstairs toilet and basin with entrances to the courtyard and the main garden.
On the first floor up a sweeping main staircase is a landing, presently used as an office area, and two generously sized bedrooms.One a dual aspect with views over the town and garden and en suite bathroom, the other, single window overlooking the garden with en suite shower room.Through a glass panelled door, to the old servants quarters stairway, to another bedroom with en suite shower area and airing cupboard. Up the servants stairs to the second floor where the roof space has been converted into a studio area that comprises a 4th bedroom, presently used as an office into the roof that is now a huge bedroom with en suite bathroom and views over the whole of Newton Abbot, RiverTeign and garden.
The garden, which has the original well, is a main feature and extension of the of the house and has three distinct areas for enjoying all day sunshine.The lawned areas provide play areas which have beenTwickenham, Wembley, Wimbledon and Lords for the children who have grown up in this house.A great house and grounds for hide and seek. There are good schools, amenities for sports and leisure, the town centre, all are in short walking distance.This spacious house has it all for a family looking to have a secluded opulent life style, easy access to buses and trains and have the added income from the Stable lettings.
Accommodation Glazed panelled doors leading to a bright and airy
Entrance Conservatory Double aspect having windows to the front of the property and double opening French doors to the side with open views across Newton Abbot.The entrance conservatory has a tiled floor.This area has space for a table making this an ideal area for breakfast. Victorian glazed panel door leading to
Entrance Hall Coat hanging area, door leading to cellar area with both power and light.The remainder of the entrance hall has a number of features including the original picture rails and large cornices.There is a sweepingVictorian staircase with wooden balustrade and newlposts leading to the first floor, double panelled radiator with individual thermostat behind ornate radiator cover with shelving over, telephone point, feature glazed panel leading through to kitchen area giving the kitchen additional light and a further glazed Victorian panelled doors leading to primary reception rooms.The first being a
Formal Sitting Room Having an original Ashburton marbleVictorian fireplace with Ashburton marble mantel, presently there is a living flame gas fire connected.Again this room has a lot of original features including picture rails, ornate cornicing, and large skirting boards throughout, a double panelled radiator with individual thermostat behind ornate radiator cover with mantel over.To the front elevation there are windows overlooking the front garden and to the side there is a bay window with double opening floor to ceiling French doors overlooking and leading to the formal garden areas. From this area you look directly across Newton Abbot towards the station and surrounding areas.The originalVictorian shutters are in full working order.
Formal Dining Room An impressive typicalVictorian dining room having a Victorian marble fireplace with large marble mantel andVictorian grate with living flame coal effect gas fire.This room has stripped and waxed floors, double panelled radiator with individual thermostat behind ornate radiator cover and again having the original picture rails, cornicing and ceiling rose.There is a further bay window with floor to ceiling French doors with matching glazed side panels and original working shutters, again leading to the formal gardens.Also from the dining room there is a service hatch to the kitchen.
Kitchen The kitchen has been fully re-modelled by the current owners and comprising of inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mono block mixer taps having cupboards and drawers under.A further extensive range of both base and wall mounted matching units, roll edge marble effect work surfaces, built in stainless five ring Diplomat gas hob with a double oven and grill below, corner display cabinets, partially tiled walls, telephone point, two television aerial point, wall mounted glazed display cabinets with handy storage drawers under and tiled floor covering.A particular feature to this kitchen is the gas fired aga with two hot plates and two ovens, which is flued to the rear elevation.Wall mounted electric meters concealed in boxing, inset ceiling spotlights, window returning to entrance hall, under pelmet lighting, built in dishwasher and integrated fridge, original Victorian style windows to rear elevation, glazed panelVictorian style door leading to
Utility Room A large bright and airy room finished in the same finish as the kitchen incorporating a large Belfast sink with mono block mixer tap having cupboards and drawers below and a further range of both base and wall mounted units and larder units, plumbing for automatic washing machine and space for tumble dryer which is vented.There is also space for upright separate fridge and freezers, tiled floor covering, inset ceiling spotlights, wall mounted hot water and central heating control, wall mounted Baxi boiler serving central heating, large double glazedVelux window, cottage style sealed unit double glazed windows to rear courtyard and glazed panelled door to rear courtyard. From the utility room there is a Victorian style door leading to
Giving Access To
Downstairs Cloakroom Comprising a Waverley Suite, closed coupledWC and flush, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, tiled floor covering, inset ceiling spotlights and an obscure sealed unit double glazed window to rear courtyard.
Hallway From the rear hallway there is a solid original large back door leading to rear garden. Gas meter and inset ceiling spotlights.
Small Half Landing Window to front elevation again looking over Newton Abbot towards the old hospital.
Full Landing A spacious landing ideal as a sitting/ study or reading area. From the full landing there are doors leading to
Bedroom One A double aspect room with one window overlooking Newton Abbot towards the old hospital, Victorian fireplace, which has a Victorian surround, a furtherVictorian style window to the side of the property overlooking the garden, double panelled radiator with individual thermostat, television aerial point, built in double wardrobe with storage above, original picture rails and Victorian style door leading to
En-Suite Bathroom A modern white suite comprising panelled bath with mains fed shower and fitted shower screen, close coupledWC and flush, pedestal wash hand basin, large window sill ideal as shelving area, tiled floor covering, tiled walls, chromium heated towel rail, inset ceiling spotlights and orriel window overlooking garden with views across Newton Abbot towards the rail station and surrounding areas.
BedroomTwo A largeVictorian bedroom having built in double wardrobes with cupboards over, original picture rails and cornices, double panelled radiator with individual thermostat, Victorian window overlooking garden also having open views.
En-Suite Shower Room A recently fitted shower room comprising a curved shower cubicle with mains fed shower, close coupledWC and flush, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, tiled floor covering, chromium plated heated towel rail, inset ceiling spotlights and extractor.
From the full landing there is a stain glass Victorian door with obscure glazing leading to a rear hall, this gives access to the second floor and also leads through to
BedroomThree Having a built in airing cupboard with slatted shelving, two single panelled radiators with individual thermostat, inset ceiling spotlights, double glazed window and a door to
En-Suite Shower Room A large shower cubicle with sliding doors and mains fed shower being fully tiled, close coupleWC and flush, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor, single panelled radiator with individual thermostat, fully tiled walls, extractor and an obscure window to rear.
Second Floor Landing Agents note this area has previously been used as a selfcontained annexe by the current owners and could easily be reconfigured to suit again. Ideal for teenagers or additional family members accommodation. Access to loft area and uPVC double glazed fully opening window/ door which has draw bridge arrangement from the landing which leads out on to the flat roof above the kitchen.Victorian door leading to an area currently being used as a
Study This area would be ideal as a lounge/ sitting room. Single panelled radiator with individual thermostat, telephone point, built in wardrobes with fitted shelving, window to side elevation overlooking Newton Abbot towards the old hospital and Wolborough Hill.Three steps up to an
Inner Hallway This has a wall mounted boiler serving the top floor only which is a combination boiler, inset ceiling spotlights and a mains fed smoke alarm.There is then two steps up to a large
Loft/Bedroom Four Two largeVelux windows which are tilt and turn to the front elevation and an originalVictorian window to the rear elevation. This area has inset ceiling spotlights, two double panelled radiators with individual thermostats, under eave storage area, original beams. From here there is a further area ideal as a dressing area which then leads through to
En-Suite Bathroom OriginalVictorian windows, built in under eave storage area, panelled bath with fitted mains fed shower, pedestal wash hand basin, inset ceiling spotlights, close coupledWC and flush, double panelled radiator with individual thermostat and furtherVelux window overlooking the garden area.
Outside To the front of the property there is a double car port which has a slate hung roof and includes power, lights and water.To the side of the car port there are wrought ironVictorian style gates which lead up to the steps which lead to the front of the property.There is a wrought iron balustrade, two coach lights and half way up the steps there is a patio area and coach light, again with wrought iron balustrades.There are then further steps leading up to the property. The gardens are mature and have, over the years, been landscaped by the current owners; the gardens to the right of the steps are full of mature shrubs, plants and evergreens.At the top of the steps there is a small lawn area, again surrounded by flower borders with many colourful plants and shrubs. Directly in front of the main entrance conservatory there is a small patio area and outside coach light, a water tap and further wrought iron gates leading to
Formal Garden These gardens are laid over two tiers, both of which are level.The first tier has a gravel patio area with a large well.The second has a level lawn area including surrounding flower borders and a host of mature shrubs and plants.These garden areas give access to the primary reception rooms; being the sitting room and the dining room with double French doors opening onto the garden. From this area there is a gate giving access to the garden area for the cottage and steps leading back up onto Seymour Road.There is also a door to a potting/garden shed. From the utility room there is another paved courtyard area which is ideal for planters etc.There is also the original coach house which is currently used as a workshop and has power and light.This area is completely enclosed and safe for both children and animals and has water access and an outside coach light.There is a stable style door with French doors behind giving the cottage access onto the courtyard if required.
The Stable, 5a Rundle Road
UPVC double glazed front door three steps down leading to
Main Living Space This is an open plan area and the kitchen area is at one end comprising inset single drain and stainless steel sink unit, with a mono block mixer tap with cupboards below and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, there are also wall mounted cupboards.There is space for a tumble dryer which is vented with rolled edge marble effect work surfaces on top.The combination boiler is wall mounted; there is a television aerial point and a double panelled radiator the room also has a window overlooking courtyard and a pine staircase to the ground floor.
Bedroom This is a large double bedroom area which has double French doors leading out onto the courtyard if required.There are two double panelled radiators with individual thermostats and a cupboard under the stairs.There are also two further windows one looking out to the garden and the other looking out to the courtyard.The ceilings are mock beamed and there is a wall mounted coin meter.There is also a door which leads through to the potting/garden shed. Door to
En-Suite Shower Room This room has a built in shower cubicle which is fully tiled with an electricTriton shower, a pedestal wash hand basin, WC and flush, wall mounted double panelled radiator, tongue and groove panelling to one wall, vinyl floor covering, obscured window with extractor.
Agents note There is potential to extend the cottage into the coach house subject to planning and/or into the potting/garden shed subject to planning if required.This building is currently let at £95 per week on a short hold tenancy, fully furnished.
Outside The property has its own dedicated garden area which currently is generally taken up by a large greenhouse which has a water supply. There is also a coach light directly above the front door. From this garden area there are then steps with lights that lead up to a further garden area which is a paved patio area with surrounding flower borders with a host of mature shrubs and plants.This area has stunning views across Newton Abbot andWolborough Hill. There are then steps which lead up to Seymour Road where there is unrestricted parking.At the top of the steps there are two light controls, controlling the lights leading down.There is also water supply from the steps leading up from the cottage and as you turn left to go up towards Seymour Road there is a further set of steps which leads back down to the main house.
Location The property is located in a thriving market town of Newton Abbot, famous for its race course which offers a host of facilities including primary and secondary schools, an array of shops and supermarkets and a host of other facilities that you would expect to find in a town of this size. Newton Abbot has a main line Railway Station to London Paddington and offers easy access to the Devon Expressway, the M5 and South Devon's glorious beaches and open moorland.