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5 bed detached house for sale

Russell Avenue, Hartley, Plymouth PL3

  • Sold subject to contract
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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Contemporary three storey residence
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Two en suite shower rooms
  • Open plan living areas
  • Under-floor gas central heating
  • Three car driveway
  • Double garage
  • Large garden
  • Immaculately presented
  • Part exchange considered

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Description This is an outstanding example of a contemporary home, built circa 2015. Built to exacting, traditional construction standards that include; cavity built external walls under a tiled roof, block and beam solid floors on each level, coloured rendered external elevations with low maintenance cement cladding in the 1st and 2nd floor central sections. Located in one of the city's most prestigious avenues within one of its most esteemed suburbs of the city, located approximately 2 miles from Plymouth's city centre and less than a mile from the A38 Devon expressway and within the catchment (and a five minute walk of) for Compton C of E Primary School, walking distance of Kings preparatory school and Plymouth College. Perhaps one of the most surprising attributes that this home boasts, is its large, level, beautifully landscaped garden. Plymouth is renowned for its undulating landscape, hence large, level gardens are few and far between, whilst centrally located homes in the city tend to lack plots of substance, therefore it is not untypical in the city to find very bulky homes with very modest plots in these parts. However in this instance there is a much better balance between the size of this "capacious" home and the grounds that serve it. The gardens include large recreational patio areas alongside a substantial level lawn, whilst in front of the house there is a three car "herringbone brick laid" driveway leading to a double integral garage.

We were surprised at just how cosy and homely this recently built residence is, for a home of such significant proportions. It offers bags of personality with a multitude of materials ensuring this ambient feel. These include engineered oak floor coverings through much of the accommodation, coupled alongside high quality tiling, luxuriant carpeting, an impressive staircase with oak hand rail with glazed balustrades. The ambience is enhanced by the warmth provided by underfloor central heating with independent zones throughout the home whilst, security is enhanced by an entry phone security system with slim-line, discreet screens on all floors (and multiple, discreet control panels throughout). The property briefly comprises: Large vestibule, large reception hall, integral garage, study, family room/kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, five bedrooms, en-suite dressing room, two en-suite shower rooms, and a principal bathroom. High quality, contemporary kitchen and bathroom ware has been used throughout with highlights including polished stone worktops in the fully integrated kitchen (with a vaulted ceiling!) with an expansive island unit, a double ended, free standing bath in the principal bathroom with adjacent double shower enclosure. There is a further double shower enclosure within one of the en-suite bathrooms, and contemporary farmhouse style internal doors throughout the accommodation. Other features include vaulted ceilings in the open-plan kitchen/family/breakfast room and the second floor landing, a double sided feature gas fireplace, positioned between the living and dining rooms, an en suite dressing room to the master bedroom, a further walk-in wardrobe accessed via the landing (positioned next to bedroom two), double glazing, bi-fold doors accessing the garden from the family room/ kitchen and sitting room, and an additional patio area positioned on the southerly side of the house. The house is insulated by double glazing and warmed via gas fired, under-floor heating.

Our Managing Director considers that this home is arguably one of the finest that he has had the privilege of visiting over his 30 year career and achieves a fine balance between light and airy spaciousness, contemporary neutral decoration and imaginative and natural flow of accommodation and would highly recommend your personal inspection to fully appreciate everything that it has to offer.

Hartley Hartley is built on higher ground offering views south towards the sea, east into the South Hams, north over Dartmoor and west to Cornwall. It is bisected by the Tavistock Road which also provides ready access to Mutley and the City Centre to the south and more immediate access to the A38 Plymouth Parkway, part of the Devon Expressway linking nearby Exeter to the motorway network.

Hartley has a non-conformist church, a large branch of Morrisons and is home to Plymouth Croquet Club and the small independent Christian King's School. Compton C of E Primary School and Manadon Vale Primary Schools are within 1 mile of Hartley. The former Plymouth Workhouse on the junction of Tor Lane and Tavistock Road has been demolished and rebuilt as a gated retirement community, called Consort Village. There are some substantial Victorian villas mostly bordering the Tavistock Road, but much of the development particularly of the Venn Estate occurred, in the 1930's, just before the Second War.

Plymouth Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.

Accommodation Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

Solid Oak and opaque glazed front door with adjacent opaque double glazed panel to:-

entrance vestibule A large vestibule area with engineered Oak flooring, opaque double glazed window to the front and double opening vestibule doors to:-

reception hall Extremely spacious, focusing on the contemporary staircase with Oak newel post and hand rail and glazed balustrade with engineered Oak floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, cabinet concealing the underfloor heating valves, door to:-

cloakroom/WC Positioned towards the end of the reception hall, a very spacious cloakroom with a contemporary w.C. With concealed cistern, wash hand basin with contemporary mixer taps over and a tiled splashback, engineered Oak floor.

Study uPVC double glazed window to the side elevation and engineered Oak floor.

An opening at the end of the reception hall opens into:-

open plan family room/breakfast room/kitchen Set up to provide plenty of room for relaxing with the Sunday papers. This inspiring space has a vaulted ceiling with four integrated remote controlled roof light windows and is double aspect with a pair of double glazed French doors to the side elevation and an expanse of bi-fold double glazed doors opening onto a large patio and garden on the opposing elevation. The room has a tiled floor and focusing on a large island unit incorporating a four stool breakfast bar with polished stone worktop and 'Blanco' stainless steel sink with filtered water tap and contemporary mixer taps over, with an adjacent polished stone 'cut in' draining board, the island unit incorporates high gloss, white, cabinets, a beverage fridge and an integrated dishwasher. Beyond the island unit there is a bank of full height grey "grained effect" contemporary, cabinets, incorporating soft closing drawers, two integrated Neff ovens, an integrated Neff coffee machine, two American style fridges, each with freezers under, whilst sandwiched between the pair of French doors is another range of grey "grained effect" contemporary, soft closing drawers beneath a polished stone worktop with central, five plate Neff gas hob and a contemporary stainless steel extractor fan over, with glazed splashbacks. The vaulted ceiling has recessed spotlighting, there's wall mounted mood lighting and a large opening to:

Open plan lounge/dining room dining area - A spectacularly large space separated by a chimney breast with a double sided gas feature fireplace that is visible from both spaces. The dining area has a narrow 'pencil style' window to the rear elevation and a pair of French doors to the side elevation and patio. Focusing on the aforementioned feature fireplace, the room boasts engineered oak flooring, wall mounted ambient lighting and pendant lighting, in front and to the rear of the chimney breast/fireplace access ways open into:-

living area - Four narrow 'pencil style' windows to the front and rear elevation and an expanse of double glazed, bi-fold doors opening onto a further patio area and the level lawn. The room focuses on the aforementioned shared gas fireplace. Recessed ceiling spotlights, engineered oak flooring

first floor landing A spacious landing with double glazed window to the rear and engineered oak flooring.

Principal bathroom With his and hers double ended, freestanding, contemporary bath with fashionable mixer taps and hand held shower attachment, low level w.C, pedestal wash hand basin with current mixer tap, tiled splashbacks and double tiled shower cubicle with 'umbrella soaker' high level, shower and hand held shower attachment, glazed sliding doors and glazed screen. Tiled floor, heated towel rail, two opaque uPVC double glazed windows, ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom one Positioned at the front of the property with an open outlook between opposing houses via a pair of uPVC double glazed windows, TV point and a door to:-

walk-in dressing room Equipped with fitted shelving and hanging rails.

En-suite shower room A 'Jack n Jill's' type, en-suite, servicing the master and second bedrooms, equipped with a tiled shower cubicle with glazed screen and glazed door, tiled floor, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.C, two opaque uPVC double glazed windows, chrome heated towel rail and a door to

bedroom two Spacious room with double glazed window to the rear and a door from the landing.

Second floor landing With vaulted ceiling with remote controlled roof light windows, engineered oak flooring, uPVC double glazed window to the rear, feature staircase with oak hand rail and glazed balustrade, walk-in wardrobe fitted with hanging rails and shelving. Door to:-

bedroom three With vaulted ceiling, uPVC double glazed window to the front providing an elevated outlook beyond neighbouring properties, fitted bedside reading lights, wall mounted 'mood lighting', door to:-

en-suite wet room With large double shower area with overhead, 'umbrella' style shower, glazed screen, tiled splashbacks, fully tiled floor and a low level w.C with concealed cistern and adjacent wash hand basin with tiled splashback and mirrored splashbacks, double glazed roof light windows (note this wet room is 'Jack n Jill' and shared by bedrooms three and bedroom four).

Bedroom four Accessed via the second floor landing or the 'Jack n Jill' en-suite, this bedroom has a double glazed window to the rear, wall mounted mood lighting and recessed ceiling spotlights.

Bedroom five With two roof light windows, uPVC double glazed window to the front/side, vaulted ceiling with ceiling spotlights.

Miscellaneous Contemporary "farmhouse style" internal doors, numerous underfloor heating panels to each floor and numerous video entry phone systems on each floor.

Integral garage/utility area With remote controlled up and over roller door accessing the driveway. The garage is finished with a tiled floor and houses the Worcester gas combination boiler and the water cylinder/immersion heater (and mechanics of the underfloor heating system). Practically kitted out with a range of contemporary style, high gloss kitchen cabinets, a fitted work surface with a stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer taps over, space for a tumble dryer and plumbing for a washing machine, electricity fuse boxes and consumer units, fluorescent strip lighting, power points and a door to:-

rear porch With fitted coat hooks and an opaque uPVC double glazed door to the side plot.

Outside front - A pair of gateposts access the front plot which is predominantly finished with herringbone brick surfacing providing off road parking for up to three vehicles, raised herbaceous borders and shrubberies flank the garden walls. A path proceeds to the right hand side of the garage giving access to the gas and electricity meters. Rear Right Hand Side Patio Area - Accessed from four sets of French doors in both the family room/kitchen and the dining room, the patio area has a raised border with oriental grasses and pampas.

Rear - L Shaped Patio, accessed via the family room and also from the living room this large L shaped, flag stone laid patio is flanked by raised, oriental borders and measures approximately 30ft x 30ft, the raised borders are supported by reclaimed railway sleepers, three steps lead from the patio onto a Large level garden, almost perfectly square and flanked by shrubberies and borders, this lawn area measures approximately 50ft square and in terms of centrally located homes in Plymouth is considered large in size. Such has been the design of the garden that on a sunny day the sun enters the garden from whichever aspect.

Miscellaneous Cold water tap, external lighting, external power points.

Services Mains water, gas, electricity and mains drainage.

Viewing By appointment with mansbridge & balment on .

Outgoings We understand the property is in band ' G ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for the year 2018/2019 is £2904.45 (by internet enquiry with Plymouth City Council). These details are subject to change.

Floor plans and energy performance certificate These Floorplans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. The Energy Performance Certificates are produced by an external source and Mansbridge Balment do not accept responsibility for their accuracy.
Copyright Mansbridge Balment 2017.


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Local Amenities

  • Plymouth 1.3 miles
  • Plymouth (Barbican) Landing Stage 2.1 miles
  • Compton CofE Primary School 0.3 miles
  • Manadon Vale Primary School 0.5 miles

Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
13th Apr 2018 £825,000 Price reduced by £50,000
16th Nov 2017 £875,000 First listed

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