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Victoria Lodge, Kingsbridge, Devon
£1,000,000, 5 bedrooms, detached house, for sale

Key features

  • Detached period house
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Estuary Views
  • Double Garage

Property Description

Victoria Lodge is a five-bedroom detached Victorian home chock full of original features and nestled in a quiet spot of Kingsbridge, with views to the estuary. Due to its central location, you are only a short stroll away from the shops, leisure centre, and the recreation ground a huge benefit for families who dont want to rely on driving to get out and about.

As you approach the house, pull onto the tarmac drive, which has space for several cars, and head through the double gates that lead to the front door, noting the rendered exterior and pretty slate roof. A glazed covered entrance ushers you through into a hallway with stained glass leaded door and side panels, dado rail, and a useful understairs cupboard in which to hang up coats and store away shoes.

Turning right, you'll find a wonderful living room, which has a beautiful square bay with window seat, wood flooring, and fireplace with marble surround and hearth, and lovely cornicing. Relax with a hot mug of tea and a book as you wistfully gaze out at those gorgeous views over to the promenade and the estuary. Side shelving can house your favourite books and ornaments.

The living room flows into the bright dining room and open plan kitchen area. Large windows, including another square bay, draw in sunlight and patio doors open into the garden - ideal for those warm summer breakfasts. Additional units and a spot for a wall-mounted TV are an added bonus for those who like extra entertainment options without clutter.

The kitchen itself is fresh and modern, with an attractive oak-top island breakfast bar with drawers, offering a casual dining and socialising space. Classic-style units with granite worktops and matching wall cupboards, plus recessed lighting and oak finishing, show off the high-quality design. Keen cooks can truly go to town with the gas-fired Aga range, inset sink, and built-in Hotpoint microwave, fridge and dishwasher. A side door grants access to the south-facing terrace, which is brilliant for BBQs.

Offset from the kitchen, a separate utility area ensures the kitchen remains a clean and quiet place to enjoy company and unwind. The utility includes work surfaces and a sink, a range of cupboards, plumbing for laundry appliances, and a low-maintenance tiled floor. There is also access to and from the side path via a double-glazed door, which is useful after returning from a walk in the country with muddy wellies and a muddier dog. A Worcester gas-fired boiler, which supplies the central heating and hot water, is located here for convenience.

The downstairs shower room has a Mira thermostatic shower, pedal basin and loo. A light/ electric shaver point and heated towel rail are handy extras too. A great option to have when the bathrooms upstairs are occupied on a busy morning.
Positioned at the front of the house, with yet more scenic views of the garden and the water beyond, the sitting room is the evening hub to retreat to. A window seat and stained-glass window feature sprinkle in character.

First Floor

Arrive on the warm first-floor landing, admiring the stained-glass window feature. From there, turn right into the master suite. Here you will find a bright and pretty bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof trusses, and a scenic Juliette balcony - a lovely spot to enjoy a fresh breeze, a warming morning brew, or an evening glass of something special. Recessed wardrobes take care of your clothes, and TV and telephone points mean you can retreat into your suite for some me-time.
The en suite bathroom features a pedal basin, loo, bidet, and a double-end cast iron bath with glossy blue-tiled surround and in-built towel storage. Where better to soak into bubbles encircled by candles and a treat or two? For busier days, make use of the separate Grohe thermostatic shower cubicle. A long ladder radiator prevents damp towels, and an airing cupboard houses the hot water cylinder and electric emersion heater. There is also a hatch to partial roof space.

To the front of the property, bedrooms two and three grant further views towards the water. Bedroom two is warmed by a radiator and is nice and light thanks to an additional window to the side aspect, and also has a lovely window seat. This cute room would make an ideal nursery or playroom, with recessed cupboard and shelving to tidy away clothes and toys. TV and telephone points keep this a versatile space.

Bedroom three boasts another sweet window seat and a useful basin unit with cupboard, mirror and lights and shaver point - ideal for guests or older children.

The family bathroom offers a loo, corner bath with overhead shower, and tiled shower enclosure. The well-lit sink unit/ mirrored vanity space is bathed in a colourful glow from the stained-glass feature window. Two ladder radiators and an extractor ensure the bathroom stays damp-free. A hatch leads to another partial roof space.

Second Floor

The second-floor landing, with shelved cupboard, opens to bedrooms four and five, which contain radiators and recessed lighting, and a TV point. Both bedrooms have views that cannot fail to draw the eye, and their vanished floorboards are a real feature. With a range of shelved cupboard and surfaced drawers, there's no need to worry about clutter in either bedroom.

Outside Space

The front garden features a centrepiece pond and established shrubs and flowers, enclosed by a stone wall and hedging. The garden is further screened by trees, offering privacy without sacrificing the view. Paths lead to shingle beds, apple and cherry trees, and gardening enthusiasts will be happy to find a greenhouse and timber shed.
At the side of the house is a fantastic walled garden with a south-facing terrace that traps the sun - a wonderful spot for al fresco dining or to serve drinks to guests straight from the kitchen.
A stone-walled path takes you to the rear of the integrated garage. Divided into two, both spaces have electric up and over doors. Pedestrian doors, lights/electric power, and a tap provide workshop potential here.

Out and About

The market town of Kingsbridge sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a stone's throw from an array of stunning beaches and the South West Coast Path. The town is stuffed full of facilities for its pleasant size, including a large health centre and pharmacy, non-emergency hospital, a quayside leisure centre, recreation ground, and a brilliant range of shops, banks, and a post office. A Tesco, Morrisons, and a Co-op garage cover the day-to-day grocery and fuel run.
Although Kingsbridge is a quiet town, it has quick access to the boating-friendly Salcombe Harbour and the bohemian Totnes and is not far from the Devon Expressway, which links Exeter and Plymouth. Totnes Station offers rail links to London Paddington and across the country. Buses run from the centre of town to Dartmouth, Totnes, Salcombe, Plymouth, and the surrounding areas. Victoria Lodge offers level access to the town square and quayside, only 300 yards away.
Kingsbridge Primary School serves the town, as well as schools in the outlying districts of West Alvington, Loddiswell, and Malborough, and the highly regarded Kingsbridge Community College offers Outstanding education to high school and sixth form students.

PLEASE NOTE:
This property is being offered directly for sale by The Coastal House estate agency in Dartmouth, and all information and photographs have been provided by them. As such, Waterside Properties have not inspected the property, and are therefore not able to verify the correctness of any of the statements of fact contained herewith. Please contact The Coastal House directly for further information or to arrange a viewing on 01803 835788 or email info@thecoastalhouse.co.uk

"Bought and sold our house via Julie . No pressure at anytime - such a relief after the usual smiley corporate desperados aching to meet there quota/bonus. This is not a stooge write up by the way , Julie and one other agent came in with the right evaluation. They both had experience and acknowledged the amount of in depth work that our property had undergone. The rest of the agents ; I shake my head . Bottom line is : she will assess , give you time to breathe and will hold back on pressure. This is not your usual estate agent. "
J Willis