Victoria House is a gracious 19th Century townhouse of distinction offering spacious four-bedroomed family accommodation. There are numerous character features including two lovely fireplaces, picture rails and panelled doors. The quality and originality is complimented by modern day comforts, including gas central heating, a shaker style kitchen, bathroom and separate shower room. The property is in good order, but leaves scope for redecoration and comes with a pleasant part walled rear garden.
Victoria House occupies a slightly elevated position in Cistern Street, in the top end of Totnes. This ancient market town is famed for its fine period buildings, colour and diversity. There is an interesting range of small shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and excellent educational provision. Nearby Dartington Hall, about 2 miles, is a celebrated centre for the performing arts and progressive education. The surrounding South Hams countryside is ideal for outdoor pursuits and the beautiful South Devon coast is within short motoring distance. In addition, Totnes benefits from a mainline railway station to London Paddington.
With electric meters and half-glazed period door to:
With recessed clothes hanging space, central heating timer, stairs to first floor and panelled doors to:
Front aspect room with elegant Victorian fireplace with pine surround, cast inset and polished slate hearth, T.V. aerial point, picture rails, corner shelves, pine two tier window seat concealing gas meter and wall shelf.
Rear aspect window. Fitted with a range of shaker style wall and base units and marble worksurfaces. Twin bowl butlers/Belfast sink with mixer taps and plumbing for dishwasher. Gas cooker point and air filter unit above. Ample appliance space. Spice shelf and utensil hanging rail. Oak worksurface/desk with storage cupboards below. Understairs cupboard. 2 telephone points, 2 radiators, LED lighting and half-glazed door to:
Built-in shelves and cupboards, one housing a gas fired combination boiler for central heating and hot water. Door to outside and inner door to:
Part-tiled with white suite, comprising raised cubicle with separate chrome shower unit, pedestal wash basin, electric shaver point, mirror and W.C. Storage cupboard housing plumbing for washing machine and appliance space. Wall mounted chrome towel rail/radiator. LED lighting.
Stairs from inner hall (previously mentioned) to:
With door to inner landing. With picture rails.
Front aspect window overlooking historic Cistern Street. Pretty Victorian fireplace, built-in panelled wardrobes, picture rails and radiator.
Rear aspect window with outlook over garden. Picture rails, built-in storage cupboards and radiator.
Front aspect window with similar outlook to Bedroom 1. Period pine boarded wall and radiator.
Part-tiled with white suite, comprising panelled bath with mixer taps and shower unit above, folding side screen, pedestal wash basin and W.C. Extractor unit, bidet, fitted shelves and radiator. Heated towel rail. Stairs from inner landing with radiator and understairs storage, leading up to:
A superb room with velux windows to the front and rear elevations and exposed roof timbers. Extensive under-eaves storage cupboards, turned wood balustrade around stairwell, 2 radiators and T.V. aerial point. Polished pine floorboards.
To the rear of the property is a good sized courtyard, partly enclosed by historic stone walling. Outside water tap and steps leading up to the garden, comprising decked terrace/seating area, bench seat and a good stock of mature shrubs, climbers and trellis fencing. The surface is predominantly random slate chippings and there is a useful timber garden shed.
From Rendells offices in Fore Street, proceed uphill, under the arch and into High Street. Continue past the church, the Butterwalk and beyond the Narrows. Take the left into Rotherfold and Cistern Street is straight ahead. Victoria House will be found on the right-hand side.