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A large hidden garden close to the town that comes with the added benefit of a four-bedroom family home!
What a fabulous opportunity to buy a family home, so close to the town and yet with such a large garden!
I was quite taken aback when I walked through the gates of this unassuming stone-built house at the bottom of Belmont Road. The gates open to reveal a large drive that leads to a garage and car port, but beyond this is a truly wonderful garden it honestly feels as though you are in the countryside!
When the current owners walked through the gates some 40 years ago, they instantly fell in love with the idea of having a 'slice of the good life' whilst being so close to the town centre and local schooling. They have loved living here and raising their family, and with the improvements that they have made, this is now a superb family home.
The garden itself amounts to approximately a third of an acre, and offers a large lawn with many fruit trees including apples, pear, plums, quince and apricot, a productive vegetable plot laid out in 12 raised beds, a sheltered deck for afternoon tea, and a hidden 'working area' for all those gardening things that need hiding away! Perhaps there is room here to build another property (subject to the relevant consents).
The house itself is believed to have been built circa 1870 and was perhaps linked to the working farm that would have been situated on what was then the very edge of the town. The accommodation is arranged across three storeys and offers plenty of space for a family. On the ground floor, you will find a sitting room with an additional 'snug' or office area, a kitchen / dining room with utility, and a conservatory. The kitchen and conservatory are south facing and draw in a lot of sun. There is also a cloakroom with WC.
On the first floor, you will find two double bedrooms and a bathroom, the bath having been replaced by a walk-in double shower. On the second floor are two further double bedrooms.
There is plenty of character in the property, with some lovely, stripped wood doors, exposed beams and brickwork; and it all feels particularly homely.
The property is located within walking distance of the town centre, either along Chapel Street, or up Belmont Road towards the Park. A primary school is located close by, whilst Tiverton High School and Petroc College are also within a manageable distance on foot, through the park. Access to the North Devon Link Road is relatively quick, with links to the motorway at Junction 27 and its associated Parkway Railway Station, which offers a direct mainline service to London.
Both the North Coast and South Coast are within an hour's drive, and the countryside surrounding Tiverton and the Exe Valley is beautiful but why would you want to leave a garden like this?!
Our vendors have an onward plan, so you don't need to worry about waiting for them to find a suitable purchase. They say that they have truly loved their time at the property and like to think of the next owners enjoying living here as much as they have.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. 14 fully paid-for solar panels installed over 10 years ago and producing on average over 2,900 K/Wh electricity p.a.
From the market car park in the centre of Tiverton, use the northernmost exit, turning right onto Newport Street. Take the next left into Bampton Street, then pass along Park Street, and Belmont Road will be seen on your right. Proceed down Belmont Road and, towards the end, the property will be seen on the right with large brown double doors.