Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Crescent of four, St Marychurch, Torquay
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 However, I couldn't find any record of consent given by Torbay Council but some historical references to there being a nursing home in that area in the 1950s and 60s.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:
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.