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Property Details

Guide Price £725,000
7 bedrooms
South Road, Newton Abbot
Recently Sold

Carvean enjoys an enviable setting within the leafy Wolborough Hill conservation area of South Road.

Newton Abbot is located inland between the South Devon Coast and Dartmoor, both of which are less than half an hour’s car journey.

The traditional market town has a modern shopping centre, leisure complex, racecourse, hospital and a selection of supermarkets.

There is a good choice of state and private schools within the vicinity and communications are excellent with easy road links at Penn Inn to the A380 for Torbay and Exeter, and a mainline railway station with direct London Paddington connection, little more than a mile away.

Carvean is an elegant property in the late Victorian/Edwardian style with bay-windowed rooms taking in far reaching views on the south aspect.

The extensive accommodation has lofty corniced ceilings to the principal rooms, a sturdy central staircase and a wood-burner in the main reception room. The present owner has carried out numerous improvements during their tenure including the installation of a full gas fired central heating/hot water system and the complete refurbishment of the lower ground floor which could now easily be adapted to a separate annexe to complement the seven bedroomed main accommodation.

The kitchen space has been enlarged by the removal of the servants quarters staircase and incorporating a rear area. This is now a blank canvass for a new owner to design and install their own spacious kitchen.

Outside, Carvean stands in a generous garden with formal lawned areas immediately adjoining the house and a lower sloping garden area with potential for terracing or possible residential development, subject to planning and any other required consents.
Entrance Porch
9’ x 7’ Terracotta coloured tiled floor. Inner door to the hall and door to

15’ x 6’8” Terracotta coloured quarry tiled floor. Views over the gardens.

29’ Overall x 7’ Patterned tiled floor and wood floor boards. Ceiling cornice.
12’10” x 11’ Sash window to drive aspect. Ceiling cornice and picture rail. Book shelving to one wall.
Living-Dining Room
(originally two rooms) 27’7” x 15’ plus two full length floor to ceiling bay windows with lovely outlook over the garden and wooded hills. Fireplace with wood-burner on slate hearth. Ceiling cornice and picture rail. Part glazed door to conservatory. Exposed floorboards. Two doors to the hall.
Rear Hall
with doors to the outside and lower ground floor.
13’ x 11’ Sash window to South Road aspect.
White WC and wash hand basin. Window.
24’7” x 11’3” With windows on three sides. The current owner has removed the rear wall and staircase with a view to creating a large kitchen and this has lots of potential for a new owner to design their own bespoke kitchen.
First Floor
Spacious landing with balustrade to stairwell and high level window providing natural light. Ceiling cornice. Linen cupboard.
Bedroom 1
18’ into window x 13’6’’ Sash bay window with far reaching views. Ceiling cornice. Picture rail. Wash basin.
Bedroom 2
15’ x 13’7’’ Sash window with far reaching southerly views. Ceiling cornice and picture rail. Wash basin.
Bedroom 3
13’4’’ x 11’ Sash side window. Wash basin.
Bedroom 4
13’ x 11’ Sash window to South Road aspect. Wash basin.
Bedroom 5
9’4’’ x 8’ Arch-top sash window to side aspect.
Contemporary white suite with large bath tub with overhead rain shower, wash basin on stand. Heated chrome towel rail. LED ceiling spotlights. Window.
Separate Cloakroom
with WC, wash basin and window.
Bedroom 6
11’3’’ x 8’10’’ South facing window with far reaching views. Wash basin.
Bedroom 7
15’ x 7’7’’ Windows to two aspects. Wash basin. Exposed floorboards.
Lower Ground Floor
Approached via stairs from the inner hall or via an external door from the garden.
Room 1
17’9’’ into bay x 13’2’’ Currently used as a consulting room. Three windows to garden aspect.
Room 2
18’2’’ into window recess x 13’4”. Door to the outside.
Inner Hall
LED ceiling spotlights. Understair cupboard.
White WC and basin. Window.
Walk-In Store Room
8’ x 3’7’’
Laundry/Boiler Room
11’2’’ x 7’ Worcester gas fired boiler and Megaflow pressurised hot water cylinder. Plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Window.
Driveways on either side of the house from South Road, one with DETACHED GARAGE and one with LOG STORE. Stone wall and mature laurel hedge to South Road boundary. Relatively level lawns at the far side of the house with ample seating/entertaining areas, shrubs and trees. Sloping lower garden with stone perimeter wall and greenhouse.
All mains services. Council tax band G.
Overage Clause
The property is sold subject to an overage clause whereby 35% of the uplift in value of the land will be paid to the seller if planning permission for the construction of one or more additional dwellings on the property is obtained within 15 years.
Travelling along East Street take the turning into Church Road and then second right into Courtenay Road following Courtenay Road around to the right and into South Road where Carvean will be found after a few hundred yards on the left.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.