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Littleham Road, Exmouth £595,000

  • Beautiful Victorian detached house
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Extended kitchen/dining room
  • Off road parking
  • Delightful walled garden
  • Detached converted garage
  • Income from solar photovoltaic panels
  • Solar-thermal panels for water heating
  • EPC = B/82
  • Council Tax Band F

Coming to the market for the first time in nearly 20 years, this fine detached Victorian residence of tremendous period charm has been enhanced to a very high standard with a two storey extension and the installation of solar panels, both photovoltaic and thermal. The house sits in a large, level plot with wonderful private gardens. With some stunning original features, high levels of insulation and solar technology this home offers period sensibility with outstanding levels of energy efficiency. With four double bedrooms, three reception rooms and an enchanting garden this is an opportunity not to be missed.


Littleham Road
Exmouth EX8 2QQ
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DPX00602

Approach

This attractive Victorian house of traditional construction sits in a large, level plot with gardens wrapping around both sides of the building. The front is approached via a private drive laid to gravel with mature shrub and rose borders. There is ample off road parking for 4+ cars and also detached single garage which has been converted to an office. This retains the original door and mechanism for easy restoration. Wall mounted charging point for electric vehicles.

Agents Note

The current owner has fitted an array of Solar-Photovoltaic panels to the main South facing roof and a Solar-Thermal installation on the East/West roof of the extension. The Solar PV installation qualifies for higher rate FIT Payments - this equates to over £2000 per annum for the next 20 years in addition to the more general savings made via reduced import of electricity from the National Grid. The Solar Thermal equipment has significantly reduced the households' gas consumption - the current vendor has stated a reduction of around 50% when comparing before and after figures. This renewable energy equipment and the use throughout the building of high grade insulation has meant that the property has achieved an EPC rating of "B" which is truly outstanding considering the main house was built prior to the year 1900.

Entrance

6' 1'' x 4' 3'' (1.85m x 1.3m)

Solid timber front door with inset stained glass panel opens into entrance lobby. Open square arch leads to the inner hallway with original narrow gauge oak floor, original solid wood panel doors to all rooms and attractive staircase rising to the first floor. An under stair cupboard houses the electricity meter, consumer unit and control for the solar-thermal equipment.

Sitting Room

14' 0'' x 12' 0'' (4.26m x 3.65m)

South facing, sunny, dual aspect room with feature arch through to large UPVc bay window to front. Two further UPVc windows to side aspect. Two double radiators. Chimney breast and fireplace with inset gas real flame fire. TV point. Original solid oak flooring.

Lounge

14' 0'' x 11' 2'' (4.26m x 3.4m)

UPVc double glazed window to front aspect. Another spacious, dual aspect, sunny room. Having a bay window to the side and single uPVC window to the front. Two double radiators. Chimney breast with original Victorian fireplace featuring decorative ironwork and ceramic tiles with a working open grate. TV point and telephone point. Original solid oak flooring.

Cloakroom

Close-coupled WC and designer glass wash hand basin with mixer tap over. Heated towel rail. Flooring has been upgraded to wide gauge solid oak flooring. Obscured UPVc double glazed window to side aspect. Ceiling mounted extractor.

Reception 3

14' 7'' x 10' 10'' (4.45m x 3.3m)

This was the original kitchen to the property and has a magnificent Victorian fireplace with decorative marble surround original ironwork and beautiful bottle green tiles over slate hearth. Alcove with built in storage. Large UPVc double glazed window to side aspect. Double radiator. Wide gauge solid oak flooring. Step up into the kitchen/dining room.

Utility room

11' 1'' x 7' 6'' (3.39m x 2.28m)

External door leading to side garden with drying area and work shed. UPVc double glazed window to side aspect. Original Victorian floor and wall tiles. Wooden work surfaces with Belfast style sink and plumbing below for washing machine and dishwasher. Wall-mounted kitchen units with shelving. Space for freestanding fridge/freezer. Radiator.

Kitchen/Dining Room

16' 8'' x 14' 8'' (5.09m x 4.48m)

Family kitchen/dining room of substantial size with solid wooden work surfaces that run the entire length of both sides of the room. One side has an inset Belfast style sink with mixer tap over and the other side features a range of modern high-gloss wall and base units in grey, an inset solid marble preparation area. Stoves 110cm gas range with 7 gas burner hob and double ovens with warming tray below. Wall-mounted extractor hood over. Wide gauge solid oak flooring, recessed ceiling downlighters. Double glazed UPVc window to side aspect. Large sliding patio door to decked area and rear garden.

First Floor Landing

Stairwell with original banister leads up to light filled landing with large, south facing UPVc window giving a very bright and sunny feeling. Off the landing there is a deep linen cupboard and doors to bedrooms one and two. Ceiling hatch with integral ladder provides access to the main loft which is fully insulated and boarded, in very good condition with lots of useful storage space. The Solar PV equipment is housed in this loft space. A part glazed door leads to the upstairs hallway with single radiator and window to rear aspect. Doors to bedrooms three and four, family bathroom and two generous eaves storage cupboards.

Master bedroom

14' 1'' x 11' 2'' (4.3m x 3.4m)

Light and airy dual aspect room with UPVc double glazed windows to front and side aspect. Double radiator. Chimney breast with original fireplace featuring open grate. Door leads to ensuite bathroom.

Ensuite Bathroom

10' 11'' x 8' 2'' (3.32m x 2.48m)

Obscure UPVc double glazed window to side aspect. Roll top antique style bath with mixer tap over. Close-coupled WC. Wash hand pedestal basin with cupboard above. Good sized recessed wardrobe/storage area. Wall-mounted heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

14' 0'' x 12' 0'' (4.26m x 3.65m)

Sunny double bedroom with UPVc double glazed windows to front and side aspect. Original chimney breast with fireplace featuring open grate and original ironwork in the fireplace. Stripped original floorboards.

Bedroom 3

11' 3'' x 10' 11'' (3.43m x 3.32m)

Large UPVc double glazed window to the westerly side aspect. Double radiator. Chimney breast with original decorative fireplace featuring open grate; alcoves have been adapted to provide storage. Original floorboards.

Bedroom 4

11' 1'' x 7' 9'' (3.39m x 2.37m)

Pleasant double bedroom with UPVc double glazed window overlooking rear garden. Bamboo flooring. Single radiator. Ceiling hatch with wooden ladder to secondary loft storage area.

Family Bathroom

11' 1'' x 8' 4'' (3.37m x 2.55m)

Beautiful wall and floor tiles in a buff/ochre tone. Obscure double glazed window to side aspect with clever built in shelving. Ceiling-mounted extractor and down lighters. Walk-in shower area with glass screen, featuring waterfall and handheld shower heads. Bath with mixer tap over. Close-coupled WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Double radiator.

Eaves Storage

From the upstairs hall there are two eaves storage areas offering significant storage potential. The rearmost of these houses the hot water tank and equipment for the central heating.

Outside

On the western side there is a utility area with timber work shed, a gate to front of property and access to two storage rooms providing secure space for tools and equipment, the rearmost of which houses the gas boiler. From the utility area the space then opens into the beautiful walled rear garden. Lovingly cared for, with some wonderful specimen trees and shrubs in mature borders, this garden is a delight. Featuring roses, apple trees, plum trees, raspberry canes, gooseberries, rhododendrons, azaleas, walnut trees and a magnolia to name but a few the garden is an oasis of private tranquility. As well as beauty, the outside space also provides a very family friendly and practical lawned area and large decking under a timber pergola. This is accessed directly from the kitchen-dining room via a large sliding glass door and is perfect for entertaining and al fresco dining.


Littleham Road
Exmouth EX8 2QQ
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DPX00602
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