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Accommodation Summary

Lovely period home
Potential to update
Long lawned garden to the rear
Outbuilding/workshop
Leasehold single garage included in a nearby block
Close to amenities and River
No onward chain

Directions

From the Topsham office, turn right and continue along Fore Street. At the bottom, go straight over the roundabout into Monmouth Hill and continue to the top, turning left into Monmouth Street. The property is half way along, on the left hand side.

Situation

Topsham remains a highly desirable estuary town of nationwide renown. Its excellent amenities include individual shops, restaurants and a well-regarded Primary school along with churches and Topsham’s popular open-air swimming pool, rugby club, bowls club and sailing club. Exeter Golf & Country Club is less than two miles distant. There is a frequent bus service and a very useful train link to Exeter City centre which is just 4 miles away and Exmouth which is around 6.5 miles away. The popular ‘Route 2’ bike path is a level, 16 mile route between Exmouth and Dawlish on the other side of the Exe Estuary.

Description

Monmouth Street is one of Topsham's oldest streets and considered to be one of the town's most desirable addresses. The street is said to have been named after the Duke of Monmouth following his visit in 1680, where he is reputed to have addressed the people of Topsham from the bay window of number 9. As well as a home, the house is also believed to have been an Inn at one time, being known as The Duke of Monmouth until around the 1912. On the market for the first time in many years, The Duke is a fascinating house with accommodation over three floors and a lovely, large level lawned garden to the rear. The main living rooms include a drawing room and kitchen/dining room on the ground floor and a splendid first floor sitting room with bay window. On this level there are also two double bedrooms and a shower room with WC. Stairs continue to the top floor where there is another bathroom and two further bedrooms. The garden is all to the rear, and as well as the lawn, there is a detached outbuilding housing a workshop/studio and a small utility. There is also an attractive cobbled area immediately adjacent the back door and a single garage located in a nearby block.

ENTRANCE A solid wood door opens into...

SIDE PASSAGE Wooden door to garden. Tiled flooring. Doors to kitchen and...

HALL Stairs to first floor. Door to...

SITTING ROOM12'10" x 11'10" (3.91m x 3.6m). Sash window to front. Gas feature fire with stone surround. Some exposed beams and two leaded glass windows to the hall.

KITCHEN16'8" x 11'7" (5.08m x 3.53m). Fitted with a range of wood-fronted base, wall and drawer units. Ceramic sink. Space for a free-standing electric cooker. Large fireplace with gas living flame fire. Windows to garden. Tiled floor. Open through to...

DINING ROOM8'7" x 7'8" (2.62m x 2.34m). Tiled flooring. Obscure glazed window to hall.

First floor LANDING. Doors to...

DRAWING ROOM15'10" x 12'9" (4.83m x 3.89m). A beautiful room, known as the Monmouth room as reputedly the Duke of Monmouth addressed the townspeople from the window during a visit to Topsham. Feature bay window to the front. Impressive marble fireplace with gas fire.

SHOWER ROOM Walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

BEDROOM 117'5" x 8'7" (5.3m x 2.62m). Window to rear.

BEDROOM 29'5" x 6'11" (2.87m x 2.1m). Window to rear.

Second floor LANDING. Window to rear. Doors to...

BATHROOM Panelled bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Obscure glazed window to rear.

BEDROOM 314'11" x 6'9" (4.55m x 2.06m). Restricted head height. Bay window to front.

BEDROOM 414'6" x 11'3" (4.42m x 3.43m). Restricted head height. Velux windows to front and rear.

Outside To the rear is a delightful garden, mainly laid to lawn with a cobbled courtyard adjacent to the house and leading to the back of the garden, where there is a raised seating area. Also located in the garden is a detached building incorporating an office/storage room and a utility with plumbing for a washing machine.

AGENT'S NOTE 1: The Agents understand there is a single garage in a nearby block, with a Lease of 999 years starting 14 February 1986. Peppercorn ground rent. If you would like further information, please ask the Agents for a copy of the Land Registry documents and Lease.

AGENT'S NOTE 2: The Vendor advises that part of Bedroom 4 on the second floor is over the neighbouring property, and as such is noted on the Land Registry. This is commonly known as a ’Flying Freehold’. If you would like to see copies of the Land Registry documents for 'The Duke' please ask the agent.

Property info

Freehold