Offers in excess of £650,000
Granville Road, Ilfracombe, Devon
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A stunning and extremely spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom penthouse apartment of approximately 165m2 (1,775ft2) with direct passenger lift access in to the apartment and enjoying wonderful uninterrupted panoramic views across the
Granville Point is a landmark detached building originally opened as a temperance Hotel in 1891. Its imposing architecture designed on the principal of a French Chateau dominates the sea front sky line and commands uninterrupted views having a unique 360 degree aspect. The property is located within the Conservation Area of Ilfracombe.
The building is situated in one of the most commanding coastal locations within the town and lies close to the town centre and sea front and the popular and picturesque Torrs walk which enjoys some spectacular coastal scenery. The bustling sea front has many good quality restaurants and bars including the Michelin starred Thomas Carr @ The Olive Room. There are various cafes and small independent shops all of which are within easy reach of the apartment. World renowned artist, Damien Hirst's influence within the town continues to grow and there are now many art galleries within the immediate area. The Landmark Theatre is located very close by and is a fantastic facility with a large variety of shows, live music and festivals. Wildersmouth Beach is also within a short stroll as is the famous Tunnels Beaches with its sea water pool. There are further golden sand surfing beaches at nearby Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton and an array of quality golf courses to choose from including the 2 links courses at Saunton, one of which offers a Championship standard.
Granville Point is arguably the premier apartment block within the town. There are 14 units in total together with a large electrically operated gated car park. The outstanding views offer an ever changing panorama across the town of Ilfracombe taking in the Torrs and Cairn to the west, stretching across the Bristol Channel towards the distant Welsh Coastline on a clear day and over Capstone and on to the harbour and Hillsborough and along the rugged coastline to the east. The building has an attractive dressed stone facade with 'turret features' and the penthouse apartment is literally 'The King of the Castle' sitting proudly at the top of the building with its two tier roof top terrace enjoying the views in every direction.
The building is accessed via a communal entrance lobby. The penthouse has the considerable benefit of direct access from the passenger lift which opens straight in to the apartment using a unique key. The home is stylish and offers contemporary modern living and facilities. The entrance hall is located on the fourth floor and there are internal stairs within the apartment leading to the upper level. However, with the direct lift access to the top floor the stairs are unlikely to be used very often!
The spacious landing has three roof light windows allowing plenty of day light to flood in. There is a lobby between the landing and the lift shaft. A unique key operates the lift from any floor within the building taking the passenger directly in to the apartment with door opening in to the private lobby which in turn interconnects with the landing.
There are doors to all rooms leading off as well as a handy store cupboard. The video intercom allows direct contact with main front door with the ability to see the caller and to unlock the door. The very useful utility room which has a fitted work surface with plumbing for a washer/dryer under. There is also the Modusat hot water tank and space for storage.
The heart of the home is the superb 43ft long living room and kitchen area which is a spacious bright and airy characterful room. Within the lounge there are full height sliding doors which open on to a 'Juliet' balcony and enjoy the fabulous and uninterrupted views directly across the Bristol Channel taking in Capstone and the rugged coastline with a far reaching vista towards the Welsh coast on a clear day in the distance. There are further feature windows within the room which offer different views of the sea and coastline. The room provides plenty of space to relax and enjoy the surroundings and has ample space for large sofas and a family sized dining table chairs.
The kitchen has a striking contemporary design with an extensive range of high gloss fitted base and wall units together with granite work surfaces and complemented by Smeg appliances which include a range style cooker with an induction hob and extractor canopy over, an American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There is modern lighting.
Stairs with a glass balustrade lead up to small upper landing which has a handy store cupboard and sliding doors which open out on to the apartments own large roof terrace.
There are three double bedrooms within the apartment. The master suite comprises a large bedroom together with a dressing room which has been fitted with a range of furniture which includes wardrobes, cupboards and drawers and a desk which is carefully positioned adjacent to the window which enjoys views from the opposite side of the building out across the town and towards the Torrs. There is an en suite shower room which has a range of quality fittings and furniture and includes a walk-in shower cubicle, a low level wc with a concealed cistern and a hand basin with shaver socket over. Bedroom 2 offers views to the south over the town and towards the Torrs and has the largest of the en suite facilities. The bathroom has two feature 'porthole' style windows with a brushed steel surround with the bath being positioned directly adjacent to one of the windows which allows the user to relax in the bath but admire and enjoy far reaching views to the east across the sea front and Capstone towards the harbour and Damien Hirst's 'Verity' statue and on to the distant Coastguard Cottages. The en suite also has the fitted furniture and further includes a low level wc with a concealed cistern, a hand basin and a range of useful cupboards. The south facing windows in Bedroom 3 also overlook the town and the Torrs and its en suite shower room is provides similar high quality fittings.
The roof terrace for the apartment is a particularly attractive feature of the property enjoying panoramic uninterrupted views in all directions over the town, sea and coastline. There is plenty of room for outdoor furniture including a table and chairs for al-fresco dining and sun loungers for sun bathing. There is outside lighting and power points. Steps lead up in to the turret where there is a further very private and secluded area of the terrace and it is considered an ideal spot for a hot tub to be positioned if required.
Other benefits in the apartment include efficient under floor gas-fired central heating fired by a communal boiler but with individual control as well as double glazed windows and doors. The furniture, fittings and equipment are available to purchase by separate negotiation if required and floor coverings are included throughout ready for immediate occupation.
Outside, there is a large secure communal car park which is approached via a remote controlled electrically operated gate and provides 2 allocated parking spaces for the apartment. There is a communal bin store and in the basement area of the building there is a large lockable storeroom specifically for The Penthouse Apartment and which is ideal for larger equipment.
We fully advise an early internal inspection of the large high quality apartment which is considered ideal as both a permanent or high quality second home. There is also excellent holiday letting potential. With likely income earning potential of £34,000 per annum with weekly rates ranging from £739 - £1,905.
The property is leasehold with the balance of an original 999 year lease which commenced in 2008. The freehold is vested within the Management Company, Granville Point Management Ltd with each apartment owner holding a 1/14th share. There are a group of owner Directors that oversee the running of the building. The ground rent is £50 per annum and the service charge is £2,080 per annum payable in 4 quarterly instalments of £520. This includes maintenance and upkeep of the common and external areas, maintenance, servicing and surveillance of the communal boiler, lift, common lighting etc, and buildings insurance. The Management Company currently has a substantial amount of money in the sinking fund ready for use for any future maintenance as required. Holiday and assured short hold letting is permitted and pets are allowed at the discretion of the Management Company.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction along the high street taking the first left hand turn into Northfield Road. Proceed down the hill and at the traffic lights proceed straight over the crossroads. Follow the road around to the right and then turn left immediately before the Carlton Hotel into Granville Road. Continue up the hill and around the sharp hair pin bend and the entrance to Granville Point will be found on the left.
- Extremely spacious high quality accommodation
- Outstanding panoramic views across Ilfracombe, the Bristol Channel, and rugged coastline
- 43ft x 25ft (L-Shaped) kitchen, living and dining room
- 3 double sized bedrooms all with en suite facilities
- Direct access into the apartment via the passenger lift
- Large two tier sunny roof terrace with superb views
- Secure gated car park with 2 allocated spaces
- Extremely useful private lockable store room
- Ideal as a permanent home or high quality second home/holiday let
- Short stroll from the beaches, sea front and picturesque harbour