A fabulous opportunity to purchase a ground floor apartment in this exceptional Grade II* listed terrace dating from 1793. This flat occupies an enviable position at raised pavement level and enjoys uninterrupted views over the croquet lawns and the cricket field to the sea.
The accommodation, which is now ready for further modernisation, includes a spacious drawing room and master bedroom with southerly views while the comfortable kitchen/dining room and second double bedroom overlook splendid walled gardens. The property has the benefit of gas fired central heating, the boiler having been replaced in 2016, and the mostly Georgian sash windows are fitted with secondary glazing. This property is positioned only minutes away from the town centre and the sea front and a residents parking permit is available by application to the local authority.
Fortfield Terrace dates back to 1793 and was designed by the Polish architect Michael Novosielski for the Lord of the Manor. The Grand Duchess Helena of Russia and Elizabeth Barrett Browning stayed in the Terrace in the 19th Century and these historic buildings have been given Grade II* status. Accommodation
Communal front door, Entrance Hall and stairs rising to Flats 2 and 3. Private panelled door to
Drawing Room: 5.68m (18'8) x 5.33m (17'6) A splendid room with high ceilings and exceptional views across the raised pavement, over the croquet lawns and cricket pitch to the sea. Attractive fireplace with marble slips and hearth with coal-effect gas fire with ornate plaster cornice. Picture rail. Dado rail. Shelved recesses with cupboards under. Two radiators. Two tall sash windows with window seats below.
Dining area: 3.1m (10'2) x 3m (9'10) Coved ceiling. Radiator. Sash window overlooking a charming rear garden which is accessed by only this flat and the basement flat below.
Kitchen: 3.24m (10'8) x 2.72m (8'11) Range of fitted units comprising oak fronted base cupboards with shelving and drawers and matching eye-level cupboards. Marble-effect worksurfaces. Tiled splashbacks. Recessed lighting. Stoves inset oven and ceramic hob. Stainless steel single drainer sink with mixer tap. Wide and tall sash windows with unobstructed views over the shared gardens. Worcester wall mounted gas fired combination boiler providing central heating and hot water.
Inner Hallway: With a few steps. Airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Storage cupboard. Radiator. Secondary half-glazed doors to the Entrance Hall. Private back door leading on to the walled garden.
Shower Room: With quadrant shower enclosure with thermostatic shower unit. Wash basin. Low level wc. Plumbing for washing machine.
Bedroom 1: 3.24m (10'8) x 3.34m (10'11) into wall length fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors. Tall sash window facing south towards the sea across the croquet lawn and fitted with a window seat. Moulded plaster cornice. Picture rail. Radiator.
En suite Shower Room: With tiled shower enclosure fitted with thermostatic shower unit. Extractor fan and recessed lighting. Vanity wash basin fitted with various cupboards. Mirror and light. Concealed cistern low level wc. Radiator.
Bedroom 2: 3.45m (11'4) x 3.34m (10'11) Ornate plaster cornice. Picture rail. Tall sash window with fabulous views across the garden. Floor to ceiling height 3m (9'10). Radiator.
Outside: The walled rear garden is part of the freehold and is available for use by only this flat and the basement flat below. The lease arranges for this flat to maintain the garden while the basement flat has only the right to use the garden for the purpose of rest and quiet enjoyment. A few steps drop down from the private back door to the splendid walled garden which measures approximately 20m (65'7) deep by 11m (36'1) wide. A concrete and paved footpath edges the lovely levelled lawn, which has a central feature of a mature magnolia and wonderfully well stocked flower and shrub borders. The rear third of the garden is hard landscaped with paving and is separated from the lawn by tall trellis and a rose arbour. Other impressive plants include a mature Torbay palm and fruit trees including peach, pear, fig and grape vine. There is a useful lean-to greenhouse and a gate in the rear wall opens on to a footpath which alights on to Station Road.
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