Elm Tree Avenue, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1LP
10 Chalybeate Street
Tel: 01970 624328
About the Property
Situated in an excellent position adjoining tree-lined Plascrug Avenue and the Town Centre of this favoured seaside resort, a Freehold Semi-Detached 7 Bedroom Bay-Fronted Edwardian Town House requiring refurbishment – having many original features with 3 Ground Floor Reception Rooms together with the benefit of a GARAGE at the rear which has unfettered access from the private lane running along the length of the centrally located properties constituting Elm Tree Avenue. Minafon is located in a select residential area of the town being less than 5 minutes walk to the recently opened Marks & Spencer/Tesco stores and passing en-route both the main bus terminus and the main-line train station.
- 7 Bed Semi
- 3 Receptions
- Garage 15' x 13'
- Excellent location
- Requires refurbishment
Situation and Location
The property offered for sale by Private Treaty is conveniently situated adjoining the popular tree-lined avenue known as Plascrug which provides a pleasant walk to the playing fields, swimming pool and local primary and secondary schools. This is a sheltered location enjoying a pleasant south-westerly aspect and lies within a short walk of the main shopping facilities of the town. The surrounding countryside has a wealth of natural beauty. There are excellent social facilities in the Town and the presence of the University College is an advantage providing all year round activity together with first class entertainment in modern theatres. Aberystwyth is the home of The National Library of Wales with its priceless collection of books, rare manuscripts, exhibitions etc and the University Campus housing the Aberystwyth Arts Centre which holds regular programmes of events.
The property was purpose designed and built by the Williams Family in 1912 under the direction and supervision of the first owner's brother - Mr John Williams, Architect of 53 Blandford Street, Portman Square, London. The site on which Minafon is built was acquired being the very last remaining area of land otherwise developed for pre-dated properties constituting Elm Tree Avenue. The design of Minafon and the immediately adjoining 'mirror image' property (Glasgoed) are unmatched in the location and benefit from the spacious dimensions and unique expansive scale of the last pair of houses erected in Elm Tree Avenue. Original drawings and bill of quantities for the property are available for scrutiny by potential purchasers. The property has remained in family ownership since that time. The construction is of brick walls and the main elevations are in first quality brick relieved with smooth painted rendering. The roof is pitched and laid with natural slate and the window cills are also of natural slate throughout with the exception of the two front Bay windows. The property has been built and maintained to an excellent standard with quality material. The stairs and internal joinery are mainly of pitch pine included fielded panel doors. The principal rooms are finished with a decorative moulded plaster coving. The property will lend itself to be converted into self contained flats.
This commodious residence provides the following accommodation:
Glazed panelled entrance door 3 feet wide with fanlight above and gilt inscribed with 'Minafon' leading to:
With original Victorian decorative, patterned tile floor throughout, moulded period plaster coving with 2 Gargoyles and dado rail, twin power points, stairs to 1st floor. Length of hallway from front door to 1st step of staircase is 14ft 9ins. Step width of staircase 34ins. Section width of hallway to first step of staircase 4ft 3ins. Remainder of hallway alongside staircase to sitting room entrance door 11ft 4ins.
Doors leading from extensive hallway to:
Under Stairs Storage Cupboard
15' x 13' (4.57m x 3.96m)
With Bay window, tiled open hearth and surround, central ceiling light, twin power point, moulded period plaster coving.
12' x 10'9 (3.66m x 3.28m)
With sash type window to rear, picture rail, moulded period plaster coving, built-in alcove feature glass fronted display book cases over storage cupboards, open grate fireplace with mains gas point and with tiled hearth/surround, twin power point.
18' x 10'9 (5.49m x 3.28m)
Tiled open-grate fireplace with free standing gas fire, central ceiling light, two single power points, large 8 panelled sash window overlooking rear courtyard garden. Entrance Door to under stairs storage cupboard - extensive storage area with 4 shelves (10ins wide) running whole length of cupboard space - length 6ft and width 3ft. Height throughout quarry-tiled cupboard area - 6ft 7ins. Internal switch to overhead light. Walk-in pantry - 4ft 2ins long and 3ft wide with window to external wall. Height throughout quarry-tiled pantry area - 8ft 1ins. 4 shelves 8ins wide. Internal switch to overhead light and single power point.
11' x 7'8 (3.35m x 2.34m)
With range of fitted cupboards comprising four base cupboards, four wall cupboards, single drainer stainless steel sink with four drawers and cupboard (H&C), this room also accommodates a mains gas oven, two single power points, central ceiling light and window overlooking rear courtyard garden.
With single panel small window, storage cupboard with fitted shelves and sliding door to:
Tiled with suite comprising pedestal, wash-hand basin (H&C), low-flush W.C. Shower cubicle with mixer tap. Overhead ceiling light incorporating heater, 3 panelled window, chrome towel rail and mirrored bathroom cabinet.
Approached by easy rise staircase to half landing with steps ascending to rear landing with doors to:
With low flush WC.
With tiled panelled bath (H&C), Victorian wash hand basin (H&C), chrome towel rail, mirrored bathroom cabinet, central ceiling light incorporating heater.
12'4 x 11' (3.76m x 3.35m)
With window overlooking rear courtyard, wall-mounted electric heater, airing cupboard housing copper hot water cylinder with electric immersion heater and power point.
With moulded period plaster coving, central ceiling light, stairs to second floor and doors to:
12' x 6' (3.66m x 1.83m)
With window to front with aspect of Plascrug Avenue, central ceiling light and moulded period plaster coving
15'3 x 12' (4.65m x 3.66m)
With Bay window and with extensive views of the tree lined avenue, single power point, moulded period plaster coving and central ceiling light.
12'4 x 12' (3.76m x 3.66m)
With window to rear, wall-mounted electric heater, single power point, moulded period plaster coving
Approached by easy rise staircase to:
With two-way light switch including double width/high elevation storage cupboard.
12'5 x 12' (3.78m x 3.66m)
Dormer style window to rear with Northern aspect and distant views and central ceiling light.
12'7 x 12' (3.84m x 3.66m)
With two windows to front, central ceiling light and views over Plascrug.
Other Front Bedroom
9'3 x 6' (2.82m x 1.83m)
With skylight and central ceiling light, which would make an ideal home office.
Ornamental wrought iron railed forecourt garden with rose bushes and perennials. Low maintenance for the 3 beds afforded by grey slate pieces matching surrounds of beds. Paved area in front of bay window leads to lockable gated side access to rear courtyard garden with raised beds planted with roses and flowering perennials. Private vehicular access from rear lane to garage. Access to both rear courtyard and garage from kitchen.
15' x 13'9 (4.57m x 4.19m)
L-shaped with wooden sliding garage door. Integral side door can be opened (without opening whole door) to afford pedestrian access from rear lane. Garage leads to a storage area 9ft 7ins x 5ft 3ins. Main gas entrance to the property from rear lane.
Front Courtyard Garden
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Telephone subject to B.T. Regulations. Council Tax Band 'F'.
This is a truly excellent opportunity to acquire a superb town property close to Aberystwyth centre. A short walk from Elm Tree Avenue in a westerly direction leads to Aberystwyth town centre and the main retail shops/restaurants/amenities. The Victorian promenade - also within easy access - providing extensive views over Cardigan Bay. Much of the coast is designated as special areas of conservation, heritage coast or UNESCO Biosphere. *** THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF OBTAINING A HOME IMPROVEMENT GRANT TO IMPROVE THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF THE HOUSE THROUGH CEREDIGION COUNTY COUNCIL SCHEME AVAILABLE UNTIL 2022 TO INCLUDE HEATING AND INSULATION MEASURES*** Please note the property should be of interest to property developers. For further details apply to LLOYD, HERBERT & JONES who will be pleased to arrange your viewing.
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