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Topsham | Exeter

Guide Price £1,200,000

Detached | 5
Accommodation Summary

Located in the heart of old Topsham, close to the river
Potential for updating and improvement
Adaptable accommodation with annexe
Large mature landscaped gardens
Parking for several cars
Garage with working area
No onward chain

Directions

Leaving our Topsham office, turn right and continue down Fore Street until reaching the mini-roundabout. Cross over onto Strand and follow the road down, taking the third exit to the left into Lower Shapter Street. Continue to the end of the street and Cobbes will be the last property on the left hand side.

Situation

Topsham is a well-known town full of history with character period cottages and houses, perfectly blended with a range of more modern homes. The excellent amenities range from a splendid individual-styled parade of shops, to churches, restaurants, several pubs, a school and a bowling and sailing club. There are frequent bus services and a train link between Exmouth and Exeter. Topsham lies within easy access of the M5 and also comfortable commuting distance of Exeter Airport. The town was listed at the time of Domesday as Topeshant and flourished as an estuary port for nigh on five centuries. Topsham also became world-renowned for ship-building reaching its zenith between 1750 and 1870.

Description

A charming detached Grade II Listed house set amidst beautifully designed mature landscaped gardens, surrounded by brick and stone walls, situated at the end of this delightful street. Cobbes is believed to have been originally constructed in the early 1700s and is of cob and stone construction under a tiled roof, with fresh colour-washed external rendering. Lower Shapter Street is a short road off Strand, rising slightly to the east until it ends in the former market gardens. It is a pleasant old street of great character, with cobble and old stone curbs, formerly known as Lime Street. The house offers most attractive accommodation of style and character, with fine views from all the principal rooms over the garden, with a garage and ample parking. In recent years an annexe has been created, with ground floor sitting room, adjoining kitchen, wet room and stairs up to a double bedroom. The property would benefit from some updating and is being sold with no onward chain.

GROUND FLOOR Recessed covered porch with access to...

RECEPTION HALL Radiator and cupboard under the stairs.

SITTING ROOM15' (4.57m) at most x 14'7" (4.45m). Two sash windows to the front with deep sills and secondary double glazing. Two radiators, display alcove, exposed ceiling timber, stone cladding to the fireplace wall with Dutch brick surround and half barrel back with stone flagged hearth. Television aerial point.

ANNEXE; Accessed from the sitting room via double doors, a very useful annexe that could be self-contained for a dependent relative, used for letting purposes or as additional accommodation.

ANNEXE SITTING ROOM15'3" x 15'1" (4.65m x 4.6m). Two windows to the side, and a door and window opening into the garden. Stairs rising to the first floor annexe bedroom, and door into the kitchen.

ANNEXE KITCHEN7'3" x 6'9" (2.2m x 2.06m). Fitted with a range of base, wall and drawer units with a stainless steel sink and drainer. 4-ring gas hob with oven beneath. Space for fridge/freezer. Window overlooking garden. Door to...

ANNEXE WET ROOM Low level WC, hand wash basin and shower. Heated towel rail.

ANNEXE BEDROOM15'2" x 12'3" (4.62m x 3.73m). Double glazed window to garden. Hand wash basin. Exposed beams. Radiator.

From the hallway, door to DINING ROOM14'3" x 13'8" (4.34m x 4.17m). A charming double aspect room with windows overlooking the rose garden to the side and rear. Exposed ceiling timbers, deep recessed fireplace (at present capped) with tiled hearth and wooden surround. A most attractive sash window. Double radiator and dimmer switch to light.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM17'6" at most x 11'2" (5.33m at most x 3.4m). Range of wall-mounted and floor-standing cupboards with roll-edged worksurfaces and inset drawers. Ideal Mexico gas-fired boiler for central heating. Plumbing for washing machine and for dishwasher. Four-ring ceramic hob unit and double oven. Stainless steel sink unit and single drainer. Windows to the front, larder cupboard and broom cupboard. Radiator, part tiled walls and two steps up to...

REAR PORCH with shelving and access to the rose garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

BEDROOM 114'4" x 13'6" (4.37m x 4.11m). Windows to the side. Double radiator. Airing cupboard with double doors and lagged copper cylinder and immersion heater. Wardrobe cupboard with three doors. Blocked fireplace.

BEDROOM 215' (4.57m) x 14' (4.27m) at most.. A charming angular room with two sash windows to the front with secondary double glazing. Two double radiators, Dutch brick fireplace and chimney breast with wooden lintel and tiled hearth, with book shelving to one side. Double wardrobe fitment and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and surround.

BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, sash window to the side and radiator.

SHOWER ROOM Suite comprising low flush WC, raised shower tray in tiled recess with mains shower over. Radiator, vanity unit with cupboard under and inset wash hand basin. Tiled walls.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Recessed undereaves storage.

BEDROOM 315'2" x 9'7" (4.62m x 2.92m). A character room with sloping ceilings and limited head height on two sides. Window to the front with tiled sill. Curtained off storage area to one side. Double radiator.

BEDROOM 412'10" x 9'7" (3.91m x 2.92m). A charming character room with sloping ceilings and limited head height on two sides. Window to the rear with views over 'Old Topsham'. Curtained off storage area.

OUTSIDE Cobbes is approached over a cobbled pathway with raised shrub borders interlaced with camelia, roses and spring flowers, giving access to the front entrance. There is also access at the end of the street to the gardens, via folding wooden doors to a large concrete driveway and access to the GARAGE with up and over door. This area is 'L' shaped, opening at the rear onto a WORKSHOP / UTILITY with ample power and light, water and drainage, workbench and shelving, with average measurements of 20' x 18'.

GARDENS The principal gardens lie facing towards the south, south-east and comprise a large level lawn with surrounding flowerbeds and borders, interlaced with a variety of shrubs and plants including hydrangea, berberis, holly, japonica, cotoneaster, mahonia, camelia, roses and a fine clematis-clad trysting arbour. Greenhouse against the west wall. In the east corner, there is a potting shed. A slender arch in the west wall gives access to a charming rose garden. Stone paved pathways and flower beds and borders with a host of shrubs and plants including skimmia, pittesporum, roses, camelia, hydrangea, eucalyptus and spring flowers.

SUMMARY

Splendid detached Grade II Listed period house, in a quiet road off Topsham's renowned Strand, offering spacious, adaptable accommodation, set amidst beautifully landscaped MATURE GARDENS, excellent PARKING and a GARAGE. No onward chain.... Read more

Accommodation Summary

Located in the heart of old Topsham, close to the river
Potential for updating and improvement
Adaptable accommodation with annexe
Large mature landscaped gardens
Parking for several cars
Garage with working area
No onward chain

Directions

Leaving our Topsham office, turn right and continue down Fore Street until reaching the mini-roundabout. Cross over onto Strand and follow the road down, taking the third exit to the left into Lower Shapter Street. Continue to the end of the street and Cobbes will be the last property on the left hand side.

Situation

Topsham is a well-known town full of history with character period cottages and houses, perfectly blended with a range of more modern homes. The excellent amenities range from a splendid individual-styled parade of shops, to churches, restaurants, several pubs, a school and a bowling and sailing club. There are frequent bus services and a train link between Exmouth and Exeter. Topsham lies within easy access of the M5 and also comfortable commuting distance of Exeter Airport. The town was listed at the time of Domesday as Topeshant and flourished as an estuary port for nigh on five centuries. Topsham also became world-renowned for ship-building reaching its zenith between 1750 and 1870.

Description

A charming detached Grade II Listed house set amidst beautifully designed mature landscaped gardens, surrounded by brick and stone walls, situated at the end of this delightful street. Cobbes is believed to have been originally constructed in the early 1700s and is of cob and stone construction under a tiled roof, with fresh colour-washed external rendering. Lower Shapter Street is a short road off Strand, rising slightly to the east until it ends in the former market gardens. It is a pleasant old street of great character, with cobble and old stone curbs, formerly known as Lime Street. The house offers most attractive accommodation of style and character, with fine views from all the principal rooms over the garden, with a garage and ample parking. In recent years an annexe has been created, with ground floor sitting room, adjoining kitchen, wet room and stairs up to a double bedroom. The property would benefit from some updating and is being sold with no onward chain.

GROUND FLOOR Recessed covered porch with access to...

RECEPTION HALL Radiator and cupboard under the stairs.

SITTING ROOM15' (4.57m) at most x 14'7" (4.45m). Two sash windows to the front with deep sills and secondary double glazing. Two radiators, display alcove, exposed ceiling timber, stone cladding to the fireplace wall with Dutch brick surround and half barrel back with stone flagged hearth. Television aerial point.

ANNEXE; Accessed from the sitting room via double doors, a very useful annexe that could be self-contained for a dependent relative, used for letting purposes or as additional accommodation.

ANNEXE SITTING ROOM15'3" x 15'1" (4.65m x 4.6m). Two windows to the side, and a door and window opening into the garden. Stairs rising to the first floor annexe bedroom, and door into the kitchen.

ANNEXE KITCHEN7'3" x 6'9" (2.2m x 2.06m). Fitted with a range of base, wall and drawer units with a stainless steel sink and drainer. 4-ring gas hob with oven beneath. Space for fridge/freezer. Window overlooking garden. Door to...

ANNEXE WET ROOM Low level WC, hand wash basin and shower. Heated towel rail.

ANNEXE BEDROOM15'2" x 12'3" (4.62m x 3.73m). Double glazed window to garden. Hand wash basin. Exposed beams. Radiator.

From the hallway, door to DINING ROOM14'3" x 13'8" (4.34m x 4.17m). A charming double aspect room with windows overlooking the rose garden to the side and rear. Exposed ceiling timbers, deep recessed fireplace (at present capped) with tiled hearth and wooden surround. A most attractive sash window. Double radiator and dimmer switch to light.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM17'6" at most x 11'2" (5.33m at most x 3.4m). Range of wall-mounted and floor-standing cupboards with roll-edged worksurfaces and inset drawers. Ideal Mexico gas-fired boiler for central heating. Plumbing for washing machine and for dishwasher. Four-ring ceramic hob unit and double oven. Stainless steel sink unit and single drainer. Windows to the front, larder cupboard and broom cupboard. Radiator, part tiled walls and two steps up to...

REAR PORCH with shelving and access to the rose garden.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING

BEDROOM 114'4" x 13'6" (4.37m x 4.11m). Windows to the side. Double radiator. Airing cupboard with double doors and lagged copper cylinder and immersion heater. Wardrobe cupboard with three doors. Blocked fireplace.

BEDROOM 215' (4.57m) x 14' (4.27m) at most.. A charming angular room with two sash windows to the front with secondary double glazing. Two double radiators, Dutch brick fireplace and chimney breast with wooden lintel and tiled hearth, with book shelving to one side. Double wardrobe fitment and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and surround.

BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising panelled bath, low flush WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, sash window to the side and radiator.

SHOWER ROOM Suite comprising low flush WC, raised shower tray in tiled recess with mains shower over. Radiator, vanity unit with cupboard under and inset wash hand basin. Tiled walls.

SECOND FLOOR LANDING Recessed undereaves storage.

BEDROOM 315'2" x 9'7" (4.62m x 2.92m). A character room with sloping ceilings and limited head height on two sides. Window to the front with tiled sill. Curtained off storage area to one side. Double radiator.

BEDROOM 412'10" x 9'7" (3.91m x 2.92m). A charming character room with sloping ceilings and limited head height on two sides. Window to the rear with views over 'Old Topsham'. Curtained off storage area.

OUTSIDE Cobbes is approached over a cobbled pathway with raised shrub borders interlaced with camelia, roses and spring flowers, giving access to the front entrance. There is also access at the end of the street to the gardens, via folding wooden doors to a large concrete driveway and access to the GARAGE with up and over door. This area is 'L' shaped, opening at the rear onto a WORKSHOP / UTILITY with ample power and light, water and drainage, workbench and shelving, with average measurements of 20' x 18'.

GARDENS The principal gardens lie facing towards the south, south-east and comprise a large level lawn with surrounding flowerbeds and borders, interlaced with a variety of shrubs and plants including hydrangea, berberis, holly, japonica, cotoneaster, mahonia, camelia, roses and a fine clematis-clad trysting arbour. Greenhouse against the west wall. In the east corner, there is a potting shed. A slender arch in the west wall gives access to a charming rose garden. Stone paved pathways and flower beds and borders with a host of shrubs and plants including skimmia, pittesporum, roses, camelia, hydrangea, eucalyptus and spring flowers.

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