Sold by James Taylor-The Agency UK Teignbridge. A beautifully presented, spacious & recently refurbished 2 bed top floor apartment with far reaching estuary views in an historic & impressive GII Listed Georgian building.
Sold by James Taylor-The Agency UK Teignbridge. A beautifully presented, spacious & recently refurbished 2 bed top floor apartment with far reaching estuary views in an historic & impressive GII Listed Georgian building. Ideal Lock-up-&-leave or holiday home. All furniture available by separate negotiation.
The impressive Grade II Listed Westbrook House is set in its own spacious grounds just off Westbrook Avenue in a handy location close to the town centre and beaches, approximately only a 5-10 minute walk away.
Teignmouth is a coastal town in South Devon located to the north of the mouth of the River Teign, opposite the village of Shaldon, some 12 miles South of the Cathedral City of Exeter. Originally a fishing port, the town became popular in Georgian times following the opening of the South Devon Railway and remains a popular coastal holiday destination today.
There is a long promenade along the seafront with a sandy beach and the pier at the centre. On the other side of the promenade is The Den, a green area where many events are held throughout the year. The beach continues around the headland to the Back Beach where there are a good selection of restaurants and pubs. There are a wide variety of independent and chain shops and cafes in the town plus two supermarkets, as well as a theatre, surf lifesaving club, bowling club, and on the outskirts of town an 18 hole golf course.
Teignmouth has several primary schools, plus a well-regarded secondary school/Community College. Trinity School is a private school offering both primary and secondary education.
Transport links are good with easy access from the property to Teignmouth Road or Exeter Road, both linking to the A380 dual carriageway leading to Exeter to the north or Newton Abbot and Torbay to the south. There are several bus stops nearby. Teignmouth has a mainline railway station on the Penzance to London Paddington Line. Exeter Airport flies to national and international destinations.
Westbrook House, one of the “great houses” of West Teignmouth, is thought to have been constructed in 1811 when the town was being developed as a resort. The builder William Bragg was also the first to occupy the house then in 1854 it was owned by a Colonel Keating. The house was Grade II listed in 1949 before being split into the current layout of six apartments in the 1970’s. The impressive building and apartments retain many of the original period features to this day.
The apartment is located on the top (second) floor of the building and accessed by stairs from the communal front door and entrance hall. The current owner has thoughtfully and tastefully refurbished the apartment throughout during their tenure and it is now ready for a lucky new owner to enjoy their hard work. Spacious accommodation briefly comprises of two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and the wonderful turret room from where you can admire the far reaching views over the Teign Estuary towards Shaldon, Ringmore and the countryside beyond. Outside, the building is set well back from the road by the communal grounds and lawn, with an impressive walled and gated entrance opening the to the driveway. There is an allocated parking space and visitors parking.
If you are looking for an ideal lock-up-and-leave property or a second home on the coast then this fabulous apartment is well worth your consideration. Even the furniture shown is available for sale by separate negotiation so you can have it exactly as you see it.
From the second and top floor landing the front door opens to the hallway where sanded and varnished solid wood floorboards continue into the stylish and spacious living room. You can immediately appreciate the standard of work and continuity of contemporary decor throughout the apartment, which has a homely feel to it. The living room has a lovely arched window brining in plenty of light with a deep sill forming a window seat in matching wood. Adjacent to this is a feature fireplace with wooden mantle with space for the TV over. A door leads into the useful eaves storage, of which there is plenty of throughout and often lacking in apartments. A short flight of steps lead up from one corner of the room to a short passage with windows either side to the turret room. This small but useful room is octagonal in shape with fitted seating, space for a table and windows on three sides taking in fabulous river views across the Teign Estuary to Shaldon, Ringmore and the countryside beyond. A great space to relax and unwind with a book or a drink.
The kitchen is generous for this type of property and has a range of dark grey storage units with solid wood worksurfaces with an inset ceramic sink and drainer. There is space for free standing cooker. An exposed beam adds character to the room and a window looks to the side.
The ‘L’ shaped main bedroom is of a good size with plenty of light from a Velux and side window. There is room for bedroom furniture as well as a fitted wardrobe, and a door accesses further eaves storage. An exposed beam adds warmth and character. The second bedroom could also be utilised as a study and can be seen currently with a sofa bed that can extend to a double if required (not included). Again there is access to eaves storage. The bathroom has a white suite with traditionally styled chrome fittings, a shower with screen over the bath with attractive dark green tiling and a wooden shelf mounted counter top wash basin. There is a cupboard below the window and access to eaves storage.
Adjacent to the front door is what is currently a very useful store room. However, a little work and imagination it could be used a small snug or study area further enhancing this wonderful apartment.
Westbrook House is surrounded by communal grounds for the residents enjoyment with the entire plot measuring around half an acre. The building is set well back from the road and shielded by stone walling, trees and hedging. An impressive walled and gated entrance opens the to the driveway leading to an allocated parking space as well as visitors parking. There is a large area of lawn to the front with a further more secluded area of garden behind the driveway.
Tenure: Leasehold – 999 years from 2014 with 990 years remaining, Share of Freehold, Service Charge Approx. £2,000 PA, Peppercorn Ground Rent. Please note, the lease prevents holiday letting.
Council Tax: Council Tax band A – for the 01/04/2023 to 31/03/2024 financial year is
Services: Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity – gas central heating.
Local Authority: Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4XX, 01626 361101.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the selling agent: James Taylor – The Agency UK Teignbridge.
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