James and Lily Allen moved to a house in Ilfracombe that they called Bryngoleu, or "Hill of Light" in 1900 where they remained for the rest of their lives. Most of Allen's works were penned from this house located at 33 Broad Park Avenue, Devon, England.
The house was recently for sale. Below is the description from the listing company, John Smale and Co:
IMPRESSIVE DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE
4 BEDROOMS THREE WITH ENSUITE
TWO FAMILY BATHROOMS
TWO KITCHENS / THREE RECEPTIONS
SOLID WOOD FITTED KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE
OFF ROAD PARKING FOR SEVERAL VEHICLES
ENCLOSED REAR GARDEN
SUIT DUAL FAMILY OCCUPATION
POTENTAIL FOR B&B BUSINESS
NEW ROOF WITH LARGE VELUX WINDOW
SELF CONTAINED 2 BED ANNEXE
A most impressive 4 bedroom detached house, with 2 bed self contained apartment, located in a sought after area of Ilfracombe. It has retained many of its original features including open period fireplaces, sash windows and a fantastic staircase with a spacious 27ft entrance hall. The property comprises 3 large reception rooms, fitted kitchen/breakfast room with solid wood units and work surfaces. To the first floor is a master bedroom measuring 23ft (plus wardrobe space) x 17ft with dressing area and en-suite shower room. Also on this level are 3 further bedrooms two with en-suite facilities and a family bathroom. The 2nd floor self contained annex consists of 2 beds, kitchen/diner, lounge with large velux window and bathroom. The property has a well maintained enclosed garden to the rear with a large raised decked area ideal for entertaining. There are a range of flower and shrub borders with further seating and BBQ areas. The property also benefits from 2 cellar/workshop areas, gas central heating system, detached double garage and additional parking for several vehicles. Due to the properties size and flexibility it could suit a range of potential buyers. It currently serves as a stunning family home but equally could be a successful B&B or also may suit dual family occupation. The property also has the added benefit of a New Roof with large velux window.
Part glazed door with two windows to the front aspect, exposed brick walls with decorative inserts, marland brick flooring and part glazed door to entrance hall.
8.28m x 2.30m (27' 2" x 7' 7") with part glazed door to front with leaded light stained glass side panels, radiator, ornate cornicing, picture rail, wall lights, and doors opening to several rooms.
RECEPTION ROOM ONE
5.35m x 5.25m (17' 7" x 17' 3") With bay window to the front aspect, glazed French doors to front, picture rail, cornicing feature cast iron open fireplace with mantle over, servants bell(not in use), high skirting boards, double radiator, exposed floorboards.
Bay window to rear aspect, cornicing, picture rail, period feature open fireplace with cast iron grate and period tile surround, servants bell (not in use), high skirting boards, two double radiators, exposed treated floorboards.
5.39m x 4.02m (17' 8" x 13' 2") Having three double glazed windows to the side aspect, recessed spot lights, range of solid wood and glazed wall and base units with solid wood butchers block work surface over, inset white ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, space for fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, Space for dining table and chairs, tiled splash back to sink area, chrome ladder style radiator. Range style cooker with stainless steel splash back and extractor hood. Ceramic tiled flooring and door opening to breakfast room.
4.33m x 3.64m (14' 2" x 11' 11") With sash window to the rear aspect, fitted cupboard housing hot water cylinder, inglenook fireplace housing solid fuel Rayburn, double radiator, picture rail and exposed floorboards.
FIRST FLOOR GALLERIED LANDING
4.45m x 4.11m (14' 7" x 13' 6")Having attractive wooden ornate banister and spindles, fitted storage cupboards, radiator, wall lights and doors off to:-
7.20m x 5.27m plus wardrobe space (23' 7" x 17' 3") With bay window to the rear aspect with far reaching views over the Torrs and sea views, picture rail, high skirting boards, double radiator, wood effect laminate flooring, open plan to:
Sash window to the rear aspect again with far reaching views , picture rail, fitted wardrobes with integral mirror, double radiator, wood effect laminated flooring, door to EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.49m x 1.49m (8' 2" x 4' 11") With double shower cubicle with electric shower system and glazed door, range of fitted bathroom units and vanity sink unit with mixer tap, low level W.C. concealed cistern, part tiled walls, ladder style heated towel radiator. Having recessed spotlights and ceramic tiled flooring.
4.42m x 4.56m (14' 6" x 15' ) With windows to the front aspect , glazed French doors leading out to al balcony which covers the width of the house, period feature fireplace with period tile inserts, high skirting boards, double radiator. Fitted shower cubicle with electric shower system. Door opening to ENSUITE W.C. Low level W.C, extractor fan, pedestal wash hand basin and tiled splash back.
4.19m x 3.09m (13' 9" x 10' 2") Window to front, picture rail, fitted sink unit with tiled splash backs, high skirting boards, and radiator.
3.60m x 2.29m (11' 10" x 7' 6") With double glazed window to side aspect, radiator, picture rail and door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
2.60m x 1.01m (8' 6" x 3' 4") Opaque double glazed window to side aspect, fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira thermostatic shower system, glazed folding door. Low level W.C, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls with decorative edging.
2.61m x 1.71m (8' 7" x 5' 7") With opaque double glazed window to the side aspect, White three piece suite comprising, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C, tiled splash backs, panel enclosed bath with shower mixer tap, radiator and wood effect laminate flooring.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
With double glazed window to side aspect providing far reaching views across the Torrs, doors to:-
SELF CONTAINED APARTMENT
KITCHEN / DINER
4.68m x 2.52m (15' 4" x 8' 3") with double glazed window to side aspect offering far reaching views of Ilfracombe. Range of fitted base units with stainless steel sink and drainer unit over and tiled splash back, space for fridge, freezer, dining table and chair, loft access, doors to :-
OPEN PLAN LOUNGE
4.97m x 2.90m (16' 4" x 9' 6") with double glazed window with far reaching views to side aspect, radiator and built in eaves storage cupboards, large velux window to rear aspect.
2.69m x 1.60m (8' 10" x 5' 3") Newly decorated, with opaque double glazed window to aspect, White three piece suite comprising panel enclosed bath, low level W.C. pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back, ceramic tiled flooring.
4.64m x 4.40m (15' 3" x 14' 5") With double glazed window to side aspect with views over Ilfracombe and to the sea, radiator.
5.16m x 4.54m (16' 11" x 14' 11") Window to the front which gives access to the upper balcony and views to The Torrs, radiator, picture rail.
With under stairs storage cupboard, lighting and double glazed door to the rear garden.
To the rear is a well maintained garden consisting of a raised enclosed decked area, feature flower borders and established trees. A circular lawned area adds a focal point, a second decked area, barbeque area, outdoor lighting and water tap. There is access to two cellars, a side access gate to parking, and to the front and side garden and garages.
CELLAR AREA 1 (16'04 x 12'10)
With restricted headroom. Window and door to the garden, power and lighting.
CELLAR AREA 2 (16'2 X 12'1)
Again with restricted head room, with window and door to garden, central heating boiler, power and lighting.
To the front of the property is a well maintained shrub area, patio area and pathway to the front entrance, side patio and access to the garages and rear garden.
GARAGE 1 (18'2 x 8'6)
GARAGE 2 (18'2 x 8'6)
Ideal garage / workshop offering power and lighting, work bench and up and over door. To the front of this garage is off road parking suitable for two vehicles and further off road parking for several vehicles can be found to the side of the property accessed via Belmont Road.
*Images posted by permission of current owner.
*Street View images captured from Google Maps.