Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Crescent of four, St Marychurch, Torquay

Remember my three little cottages in a row, from a couple of weeks ago? Well, reader Michael went one better and sent me this listed crescent for sale.
Park Crescent in pretty St Marychurch, built in the 1840s and Grade II-listed, is available for sale as four individual homes or as the whole terrace.
As with the Suffolk terrace, they're a complicated group but I'll try and unpick things.
The owner of the Crescent occupies no2 (left end of row, above) but that's up for sale too.
The middle houses - Nos 4 and 6 - the agent's details say had planning consent for use as a nursing home. However, I couldn't find any record of consent given by Torbay Council but some historical references to there being a nursing home in that area in the 1950s and 60s. Anyhow, the properties have had joining walls removed and rooms turned into ensuite bedrooms.
No 8 had been a former vicarage and, from the outside at least, looks like the most dilapidated of the group:


No 8 also has the largest plot of land - all the houses have long front gardens, but only 4,6 and 8 have land at the rear (No 2 has a courtyard). No 8 also has this coach house:

And four bedrooms, one with a dressing room, and a bathroom upstairs; hall, cloakroom, lounge, dining room, breakfast room and kitchen downstairs. I think it may be my favourite.
However, there are no internal pix to judge the work needed (drives me mad that agents measure rooms but don't take photos!).
No 2 is chunkier but, well, odd: three big reception rooms downstairs, then three small rooms and the bathroom; three big bedrooms on the first floor; three more above, presumably in the loft; other rooms below ground level. 
Nos 4 and 6 have eight bedrooms between them and a whole bunch of sitting rooms and dining rooms and bathrooms and stuff, and this lovely orchard at the back:


The properties are for sale by informal tender through Drew Pearce. No guide price but two-three bed terraced houses around it are going for £150k-£160k.
Details here, more on the pdf here, and on Zoopla here.