Woods Chudleigh office are auctioning a bungalow near the centre of the town in a large plot and a non-estate setting.
Believed to have been built in the 1960s, Capri is very much a product of its time – as was the car which one can imagine sitting very much at home on the tarmac outside! Lived in by the same family for several decades, the property has well proportioned accommodation with large rooms throughout.
Leading off the spacious entrance hall is a 16 foot long sitting room with dining room behind, nearly 13 foot long main bedroom and bathroom with separate w.c. Leading from the rear of the hall is the second double bedroom and 12 foot long kitchen. The cream on the cake of Capri is the second floor!
Second floor in a bungalow? Surely a contradiction in terms! Normally, yes, but not with Capri. Some years ago the owners developed the extensive roof space and created a third double bedroom with lovely garden views and installed a w.c. with shower and wash hand basin off the landing. At the far end they created an excellent storage area or glory hole and turned part of the area into a study. The catch is that this area is accessed by a loft ladder from the Hall. A staircase was never installed so, although practically a chalet bungalow, the property cannot be described as such. With some work and building regs approval, Capri could quickly become a more conventional, two storey house with 4 bedrooms and more.
Set well back from the road, Capri is entered via wrought iron gates and has good parking and a garage. To the rear of the property is a delightful, if slightly overgrown garden which is much larger than average. The whole plot is approximately a fifth of an acre. With solar electric panels which are owned by the property and which receive the benefit of the early high tariffs which were available, Capri is a great opportunity for someone with a bit of flair and imagination.
“This is a remarkable property,” says Andy Pounsberry of Woods Chudleigh. “The step ladder to the top floor is quite bizarre and the owners must have used this over many years for access and never felt the need to put a staircase in. The garden is lovely and a rarity so close to the centre of town. In many ways a time warp of its era, Capri is crying out for some modernisation and attention and will make a lovely home for someone and their family.”
Chudleigh is an attractive town with many period properties. Formerly a coaching stop on London to Penzance turnpike road, it is now well placed on the edge of Dartmoor and only 15 minutes or so drive along the A38 Expressway from the county town and cathedral city of Exeter. With very good local facilities and surrounded by the beautiful Teignbridge countryside, Chudleigh is sought after by many as a very pleasant place in which to live.
For sale by public auction at The Jolly Farmer in Market Street, Newton Abbot, on Wednesday, 19th April at 2.00 pm (unless sold previously, sold meaning exchange of contracts) the guide price for Capri is £260,000 freehold. For further information, the sales team at Woods Chudleigh will be pleased to help and can be contacted on: 01626 853940 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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