6 Bedroom Victorian Town House (end terrace) 1852 Henry Rice Grade 2 listed

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Seller: james.howarth (328) 100%, Location: Liskeard, Cornwall, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 283459209206 Victorian Town House (End Terrace) 6 bedroom by 1852 by notable local Cornish architect Henry Rice - Grade 2 listed building with fantastic period front windows and glass boxed porch Leasehold circa 840 years. According to the Henry Rice society, Varley Terrace in Liskeard (once upon a time named as Farley Terrace) was commissioned by the land owner to originally comprise of 6 properties. Numbers 1-5 were built to be rented out by the land owner with number 6, a double sized "super property" built for the land owner himself to live in and this property comprised of an additional basement level not found within the rest of the houses in the small row, for the purpose of allowing servant rooms, wine cellar and the like, making his property at number 6, a Victorian end of terrace 3 level town house. The doomsday book near the time lists an Ebenezer Edey as head of the house, being a farmer of 21 acres, along with an unmarried brother and sister George and Mary Edey both described as "Proprietor of houses" along with a general servant. At some point in history very early on it seemed, the original plan changed and the property 6 was split in to 2 properties and number 7 was born, the end of terrace 3 storey property that I now offer. This property is spread across 4 levels, standard front entry is gained at ground level, however it also has a seperate front entry way and door leading to the basement or lower floor level, the property was then extended twice during its history, firstly a second family bathroom was added to the rear that sits at the rear ground level, somewhere between the lower and front ground levels and a further extension was then added giving a utility area and adding a double bedroom at the rear that could equally be used as a dining room if preferred, being a short way from the kitchen. The property was also at some point used as 2 separate dwellings, flats 7A & 7B, The upper flat comprised of front ground entrance along with the front garden, then up stairs to a family bathroom (since converted to a shower room with large shower, a sink, toilet and bidet) a bedroom and a living room (now used as an additional bedroom) along with a kitchen (since converted back to normal room for use as either a bedroom a walk in wardrobe or at it currently sits an office / study). The lower flat comprised of a seperate access front lower ground entrance accessible from a path at the front of the property and also having rear access and coming with the rear garden with patio area and small lawn and with a parking space, it has double bedrooms x 3, a family bathroom, a kitchen / diner and a living room complete with an amazing cornish stone feature wall and fireplace opening. The rear of the property is double glazed with wooden windows. After purchasing the 2 properties, we have now recombined both properties flats 7A & 7B and these are now a single property of 7 Varley terrace registered with the land registry. Our plan for the future was to potentially recommission the upstairs flat once the kids had flown the nest to provide a significant rental income (circa £400 - £500 per month) for the single floor upstairs unit with its own entrance and garden with us remaining in the lower part of the house, again with own access both front and back with the rear garden and parking along with 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, kitchen / diner and living room featuring a stunning period window. So this house could part pay for itself if you were happy to live on all floors expect the top one whilst renting out a top flat once again. This property would make a great holiday home for someone wishing to visit Poldark country and should the potentially owner be happy to rent the upper floor as a flat then not only could this provide a rental income but also security for an empty property. I have included a leaflet from an estate agent in 2016 in the images, which includes more info than I can write. The house is an amazing example of a unique historical Victorian listed property by a renowned local architect and according to Heritage England is the ONLY example of a complete terrace remaining intact by architect Henry Rice, hence the properties grade 2 listed status. This is a real chance to be the owner a lovely piece of Victorian history. The official listing states.............. Terrace of seven small houses. 1852. By Henry Rice. Stucco with plinth and mid-floor band; dry slate roof with projecting eaves at the front; brick stacks over cross walls. Double-depth plan. Two storeys; (though ours is actually 3 stores as detailed above) fourteen-window range. Original twelve-pane hornless sashes (Windows) to first floor and round-headed sashes with fanlight heads within recessed architraves to ground floor, all windows with very fine glazing bars. Each house has original glazed box porch on its right (ours is actually to the left, and unique as it is only one as such) with panelled corner pilasters, pair of doors, marginal panes and moulded entablature. A remarkably complete example of a classical-style terrace, by a noteworthy local architect. To the front of the property and separated by a foot path leading to the property are iron railings, these railings are also grade 2 listed in their own right! These railings unusually managed to escape the cull of iron in the town during WWII. The property is at the end of the footpath, and there is no need to travel down the path unless to access the property. The official listing for the for the railings states................. GV II Railings and wall. 1852. By Henry Rice. Cast-iron railings with acanthus finials on dressed granite copings to rubble wall; square granite end piers with pyramidal heads. The property includes rear access to parking for a car. The property is set back from the road to the front and is within a stones throw of the town, a few minutes stroll. A 0.6 mile walk (11 mins) to the nearby Liskeard train station with direct links to Plymouth and London and Looe. A 0.1 mile walk (just 2 mins) to the local Spar shop at the edge of town, whilst doing so passing by the Nursery, a local restaurant Tapenades (ranked #3 of #66 on trip advisor for Liskeard), then the doctors surgery and the local chemist on your way there, with a dentist just 3 minutes walk away. Beautiful and popular Looe is just 9 miles away, where you will find the nearest beaches Stunning Bodmin Moor is less than 5 miles away The city of Plymouth is 19 miles away with Truro 36 miles The ever popular Newquay is just 30 miles away Picturesque St Ives is 57 miles away And Royals favourite Rock is 26 miles away This property really is ideal for someone who wants to be close to the town and the services and within walking distances of schools, but just far enough away to be nice and peaceful. It would equally suit someone who does not drive as well as someone who does. The house is in good order, the decor is in need of some updating by means of a lick of paint here and there and the outside is about ready to be repainted, the living room has been decorated since we arrived and is now silver and black rather than the listing shown red flower design (not enough photo slots sadly to show you everything I am afraid). We wished to do more following purchase and to date we have had all of the period sash windows serviced and replaced the window cords and had some major repointing work on the chimney that was needed, part of the roof around the chimney repaired and some tiles replaced and had lead installed that wasn't previously present around the base of the chimney. We have also had some repointing that was needed to the rear of the property. We purchased this property as our forever home with plans to keep the lower levels to ourselves and rent out the upper floor as the kids grew up and left home, but sadly due to an unexpected illness we can no longer reasonably manage a property with so many floors and so many rooms, so it is now with very deep regret and reluctance that we look to let this beloved property go and instead look for something more suited to our medical circumstances moving forward. The opposite end of the terrace, number 1 sold in 2007 for £249,000 despite only having 3 bedrooms on 2 levels, that worth over £290k now according to Nationwide house price calculator. Property number 6 was a property owned by several city investors one of whom has recently bought the remaining shares from the others. This property has 5 proper double bedrooms the 6th bedroom that we use for an office could fit a small double bed (this was once used as the kitchen for the upstairs flat) and could equally double as a walk in wardrobe. You simply cannot and will not find a house with as many decent size bedrooms as this property offers in the area at this kind of price, believe me we've looked long and hard before settling on this amazing property. Its in a lovely quiet part of town, with Westbourne gardens (a quiet gated public park) opposite and another park with children's play equipment situated within just a few minutes walk to the rear. If you are interested in owning a period property and a great piece of history then this place is incredibly hard to beat at this price, the mid 1850's windows alone are an amazing feature, but the property also offers fantastic diversity as a great big family home with enough levels to keep the kids out of your hair or to opportunity to be returned once again to 2 separate properties / flats to part pay for itself. The property is a leasehold circa 840 years, however the owner of the freehold has been long lost to history dying with no dependants and so no ground rent has ever been requested or paid in well over 40 years, the lease was purchased with an indemnity insuring it against payment, should this ever be considered an issue and this indemnity is transferable with any following sale. 5 of the properties of the 7 within the terrace have gone on to purchase the freehold legally, which the previous owner suggested would cost circa £5k after discussing with a solicitor, this is something we have been unable to do as yet, as the leasehold must be owned for at least 2 years before this transfer can take place, after which it is a straight forward procedure as I understand it. We have identified a property that would be more suitable to our current medical needs and are keen to act on selling this amazing property quickly. Therefore we would prefer to consider cash buyers without a chain and have recently adjusted the price in line with our desire to move quickly. We would be open to discuss any sensible offers Condition: House is in good order for a period property, could do with some decorating and the odd job here and there but nothing urgent, Provide With: Basement, Number of Bathrooms: 2, Number of Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Construction Year: 1852, Location: Liskeard, Building Feature: End Terrace - Victorian Town House, Property Type: House, Country: United Kingdom, Sort By: For Sale

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