Penlee Gardens, Stoke, Plymouth, PL3 4AN
- Highly Desirable Private Road
- Elegant Grade II Listed Semi-Detached Residence
- Plethora Of Character Features
- Extensively & Sympathetically Renovated
- 5/6 Bedrooms & Annexe/Bedroom 4
- 3 Large Reception Rooms
- New Luxury Kitchen
- 3 Bathrooms
- Private & Communal Gardens
- 4 Garages
'13 Penlee Gardens' is a substantial and elegant Grade II Listed semi-detached house designed by the famous English architect John Foulston and built between 1840 and 1845. The property is quietly situated at the end of a private development of 13 dwellings which are fronted by beautifully maintained and private walled grounds of approximately 2.5 acres. The property has a unique first floor south facing conservatory which has spectacular views across the city, Plymouth Sound and Mount Edgcumbe. The well proportioned rooms retain many original features, including sash windows with shutters, marble fireplaces, high ceilings, deep skirtings and decorative cornices. The house has its own private drive with ample parking space and a large garage with remote controlled door and there are three further garages to the rear.
The property has recently been extensively, sympathetically and tastefully modernised and improved. All the rooms have been professionally decorated and many have new carpets. The entrance porch has the original tiled floor and an elegant porch light. All the principal reception rooms are of superb proportions. The hall has a polished wooden floor, moulded cornice and elegant staircase. The large drawing room has two sash windows with shutters, both with window seats, a moulded cornice and a working original marble fireplace with slate hearth. The adjoining dining room, with its original wood polished floor, also has a marble fireplace, shuttered window and moulded cornice. These two rooms face south with views of the sea and front communal gardens. The sitting room is an absolutely delightful room which overlooks the rear gardens. The room has a bow sash window with shutters, white marble working fireplace, moulded cornice and the original polished wooden floor.
The cloakroom has recently been refurbished and has a w.c. and an antique wash stand with brass bowl.
A luxury new kitchen was installed and completed in April 2017. The kitchen has oak fitted units, attractive granite work surfaces, a new central island and a range of built-in Bosch appliances including a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, induction hob, double oven and a drinks dresser. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys magnificent views from the dining area through picture windows to the private courtyard and gardens beyond. Stable doors lead to the adjoining utility room with Worcester Bosch gas boiler, ample storage shelves and sink unit, and doors to both the front and rear. The property has gas fired central heating and 'The Annexe' has 5 new secondary glazed windows.
On the first floor are potentially 6 bedrooms. The main bedroom enjoys spectacular south facing views. There is a study/bedroom 6 which has double doors leading to the magnificent south facing conservatory which has recently been refurbished, and there are 3 modern bathrooms/shower rooms. Recently an annexe has been created to the rear of the property incorporating most of the first floor tenement and it comprises bedroom 4 (annexe lounge) with views across the rear garden, a small kitchen area, a modern bathroom and bedroom 5/annexe bedroom. We understand that Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consents was granted in January 2017 for an external rear balcony and staircase, along with a new external door on the first floor level. This could provide a totally independent and external access to the annexe at the first floor level.
On the main landing are some storage cupboards, an airing cupboard and a roof space which is accessed via a pull down ladder.
The large walled garden at the rear of the house has a 'cottage garden' feel, with lawn, shrubs and mature specimen trees including a mulberry and a fig tree. The garden shed at the far end is linked by a door to one of the three lock up garages which are currently tenanted and have recently been re-roofed and fitted with new steel doors. Nearer the house there is a paved patio area with raised flowerbeds. There is also a paved yard accessed from the utility room. This has a coal/log shed, doors to the garage and to Somerset Place, and a gate leading to the back garden.
The formal front garden, entrance gates, converted gas lights and main carriageway are maintained and managed by The Penlee Gardens Lawn Association, of which each owner becomes a member. An annual meeting of owners in April agrees the expenses of the previous year. The charge for the upkeep is in the region of £650 for each of the 13 properties.
'Penlee Gardens' lies in the heart of the Stoke Damerel Conservation Area of Plymouth. It is close to Stoke Damerel Primary School, Devonport high School for Boys, Devonport High School for Girls and Plymouth College. The Plymouth Life Centre, City Centre, University, Theatre Royal, Royal William yard, train station and ferry port are all within 5 minutes driving distance. Derriford Hospital is a little over 4 miles.
AGENTS NOTE: This is a rare opportunity to acquire a magnificent and sympathetically improved family home in one of the premier locations in the City.
ENTRANCE HALL 17' 11" x 9' 4" (5.46m x 2.84m)
SITTING ROOM 23' 11" x 17' 9" (7.29m x 5.41m)
DRAWING ROOM 23' x 16' 11" (7.01m x 5.16m)
DINING ROOM 16' 9" x 13' 7" (5.11m x 4.14m)
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 25' 4" x 12' 6" (7.72m x 3.81m)
UTILITY ROOM 12' x 6' 11" (3.66m x 2.11m)
LANDING 17' 11" x 9' 4" (5.46m x 2.84m)
MASTER BEDROOM 17' 2" x 16' 10" (5.23m x 5.13m)
BEDROOM 2/DRESSING ROOM 13' 1" x 10' 8" (3.99m x 3.25m)
BEDROOM 3 20' x 12' 6" (6.1m x 3.81m)
BEDROOM 4/ANNEXE LOUNGE 16' 5" x 12' 7" (5m x 3.84m)
EN-SUITE 6' 4" x 5' 5" (1.93m x 1.65m)
BEDROOM 5/ANNEXE BEDROOM 10' 7" x 9' 1" (3.23m x 2.77m)
STUDY/BEDROOM 6 12' x 8' 9" (3.66m x 2.67m)
CONSERVATORY 12' x 6' 7" (3.66m x 2.01m)
BATHROOM 11' x 10' (3.35m x 3.05m)
SHOWER ROOM 8' 2" x 5' 9" (2.49m x 1.75m)
LARGE GARAGE 22' 9" x 13' 1" (6.93m x 3.99m)
SEPARATE GARAGE 1 17' 11" x 10' 11" (5.46m x 3.33m)
SEPARATE GARAGE 2 17' 11" x 10' 11" (5.46m x 3.33m)
SEPARATE GARAGE 3 17' 11" x 10' 11" (5.46m x 3.33m)
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Plymouth City Council
POSTCODE FOR SAT NAV: PL3 4AN