3 bed Detached house (for sale) Recreation Road, Plymouth PL2

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Alan Cummings & Co
10-12 Eggbuckland Road, Henders Corner, Mannamead
01752 358112
First Published

10th Sep 2020

Last Published

2nd Mar 2021



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


The property Boundary house originally built in 1932 and in the same family ownership for 40 plus years. The property standing on a generous size corner plot with dual road frontage both into Recreation Road and to the side Ham Drive. The property provides a comfortably appointed home offering flexibility of layout and usage with the main house and adjoining modern self-contained annexe. Extensive gardens and grounds. Excellent parking facilities. A range of outbuildings with large double garage, workshop, stores etc. And unusually having the original Pennycross Mission Hall which was built in 1901 and has separate access from Ham Drive.

This property clearly has wide appeal as a most well-presented characterful and comfortably appointed home which previously was three bedrooms and clearly could be remodelled to create three again, or more, a self-contained modern annexe which can be used as part of the main house and an excellent range of outbuildings. Pennycross Mission Hall is currently let as a private gym on a commercial lease which runs up to November 2020. An excellent range of outbuildings and delightful well kept mature gardens.

This property offers the potential perhaps to work from home to operate and run a business from home or clearly with potential for re-development of the site to build another dwelling or perhaps multiple dwellings, all of course subject to any necessary consent or approval.

The property is offered for sale as one Freehold title.

Include Mission Hall built 1901 48' x 23', long double garage, large workshop, spacious garden room, summerhouse, store and outside wc.

Location Found in this mainly residential area of Beacon Park and with a good variety of local services and amenities found nearby, the position convenient for access to major routes in other directions and with easy access into the city centre.

Storm porch PVC part double glazed front door into:

Ground floor

reception hall 20' 0" x 8' 1" (6.1m x 2.46m) 'Lincrusta' panelled finish with herringbone pattern hardwood block flooring. Staircase with carpeted treads rises and turns to the first floor. Useful under stairs storage cupboard.

W.C. Window to the rear. Low flush wc.

Lounge 20' 1" x 13' 2" (6.12m x 4.01m) Wide picture window to the front and French doors overlook and open to the rear. Impressive period Art Deco fireplace with multi fuel stove.

Conservatory 13' 9" x 11' 9" (4.19m x 3.58m) Low height brick walls surmounted by hardwood sealed unit double glazed windows under a double glazed roof covering. Power points. Lighting. Wall heater.

Dining room 15' 1" x 13' 1" (4.6m x 3.99m) Wide bay window with seat under, set overlooking the front garden. Impressive focal feature fireplace with brick surround, tiled hearth. Plate racks with 'Lincrusta' panelled finish under. Beamed ceiling.

Kitchen 13' 1" x 9' 10" (3.99m x 3m) Two windows overlooking the back garden. A modern fitted kitchen with a good range of gloss white fronted cupboard and drawer storage set in wall and base units. Roll edge work surfaces with tiled splashbacks. Inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. 'Canon' range style cooker with six gas hobs, illuminated extractor over, dual oven, grill etc. Integrated fridge/freezer and 'Bosch' automatic dishwasher.

First floor

landing 20' 2" x 7' 10" max. (6.15m x 2.39m max.) overall including access to stairwell. Period finish with 'Lincrusta' wall panelling. Double glazed windows to front and rear. Access hatch to loft. Hard wired smoke detector.

Master bedroom 20' 1" x 13' 2" (6.12m x 4.01m) uPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear. Picture rail. Impressive Art Deco fireplace and hearth.

Bedroom 2 15' 2" x 12' 1" (4.62m x 3.68m) floor area. Wide uPVC double glazed bay window to the front. Picture rail with 'Lincrusta' panelling under. Focal feature period fireplace with tiled hearth, over mantel and twin built-in cupboards to either side of the chimney breast. Separate double wardrobe.

Shower room uPVC double glazed window to the rear. Quality white traditional style suite with 'Chatsworth' pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled wc, bidet and corner tiled shower with 'Mira Excel' thermostatic shower.

Bathroom Patterned obscure uPVC double glazed window to the rear. Quality white suite with panelled bath having separate chrome taps, vanity wash hand basin with cupboard and drawer storage under, mirror, lighting and cupboard over. Chrome heated towel rail. Airing cupboard housing 'Vokera 28E' gas fired boiler servicing the central heating and domestic hot water with adjacent large capacity hot water tank.

The annexe With a level approach and designed for disabled access, a separate unit or combined as part of the main house.

Ground floor PVC part double glazed door into:

Hall 28' 0" x 4' 0" (8.53m x 1.22m) overall. Connecting PVC part double glazed door into the kitchen for the main house and a wide window and double glazed back door to the rear garden.

Lounge/dining room 16' 1" x 13' 6" max. (4.9m x 4.11m max.) Wide uPVC double glazed box bay window to the front. Focal feature fireplace with ornate surround, polished stone fireback and hearth and fitted gas fire.

Utility room 11' 8" x 6' 10" (3.56m x 2.08m) 'Velux' double glazed roof light. Fitted with a range of cupboard and drawer storage in wall and base units. Stainless steel sink. Space for automatic washing machine. Wall mounted 'Glow Worm Flexicom 24CX' gas fired boiler servicing the annexe. Spaces suitable for separate fridge etc.

Shower room 'Velux' double glazed roof light. Quality white suite with 'Armitage Shanks' contemporary close coupled wc, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled shower with 'Mira Sport' electrically heated shower.

Bedroom 17' 0" x 12' 7" max.(5.18m x 3.84m max.) Double glazed windows overlook the rear garden.

Externally From Recreation Road at the front, wide twin metal gates with the name 'Boundary House' on open into a drive providing front access and off street parking. Delightful mature extensive wrap around gardens across the front with a wide lawn, stone edged boundary wall with hedge on top, attractive ornamental bushes, shrubs and herbaceous plants.

The gardens continue around to the side, with conservatory, a substantial a substantial granite trough and to the rear extensive mature gardens having lawned areas and borders again stocked with a profusion of perennial flowing plants, bushes and shrubs. Features include timber pergola, a variety of mature trees including apple trees, fig etc. At the end stands a delightful summerhouse, and purpose built barbeque stand. Eight water tubs collect rain water. A kitchen garden area with composting facilities and pedestrian side entrance gate. Immediately behind the house a delightful sheltered private wide patio area ideal for alfresco entertaining and here an ornamental fish pond. A gate opens into the rear courtyard with outbuildings off including:

Outside WC

store 7' 3" x 9' 11" (2.21m x 3.02m) 'L' shaped.

Garden room 12' 8" x 12' 5" (3.86m x 3.78m) Sink. Power and lighting. Connected to:

Workshop 19' 1" x 12' 5" (5.82m x 3.78m) Power and lighting and this leading to:

Garage 21' 0" x 15' 2" (6.4m x 4.62m) Remote control activated up and over door. Power and lighting.

A separate adjoining building is the:

Pennycross mission hall 48' 3" x 23' 5" min. (14.71m x 7.14m min.) Built in 1901. Significantly upgraded, improved and refurbished with renewed composite slate covering and roof. UPVC double glazing. Power lighting etc. Having an entrance area at the rear, a kitchen area 10'4" x 4'0" plus two w.c.'s. This is currently let on a business lease until November 2020.

Tenure: Freehold

council tax band: D


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Property Value Data/Graphs for PL2

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Terraced house 36.4% £160,352 2.7 1.1
Semi-detached house 27.6% £203,822 3 1.2
Flat 18.9% £98,686 1.7 1.1
End terrace house 11% £162,336 2.9 1.2
Detached house 2.6% £251,667 3.2 1.8
Other 1.3% £225,000 4 1.3
Semi-detached bungalow 0.9% £197,500 2 1
Maisonette 0.9% £95,000 2.5 1
Parking/garage 0.4% £149,950 0 0

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£6,479 4.1%


Current Asking Prices in PL2 Average: £163,912

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £110,000 (1) £144,898 (53) £186,781 (101) £225,998 (24) £230,000 (2)
Flats £78,618 (17) £107,962 (26) £90,000 (1) £200,000 (1) -
All £80,361 (18) £132,742 (79) £185,832 (102) £224,958 (25) £230,000 (2)

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