A substantial attractive period home with many original features and useful separate office building/cottage. Grade II listed Victorian family home, many original period features, up to 6 bedrooms (4 en suite), large reception rooms, original conservatory,
gated entrance parking area, two storey office building/potential cottage, delightful garden and open views.
This fine period detached home is situated close to the centre of Torquay, which is the largest town that makes up the English Riviera. Torquay offers a comprehensive range of shopping, educational, recreational and sporting facilities. There are nine beaches within the bay including some beautiful and secluded ones. An international deep water marina situated in the busy harbour where numerous events take place throughout the year including internationally renowned yacht races and the highly charged power boat championships. Within easy walking distance of the harbour side you will find a myriad of continental cafes, lively bars and fantastic restaurants offering international cuisine as well as show casing the best of British food.
The bay offers railway links to London Paddington and the Cathedral city of Exeter is located within 30 minutes drive, as is the Maritime Port of Plymouth. Regional airports at Exeter mean the whole country and the continent beyond are within easy reach. There are first class educational facilities on your doorstep; within a couple of miles are Torquay boys and girls grammar schools as well as a number of well-regarded state and private sector schools.DESCRIPTION
Originally constructed in the mid 1800s as a private residence, the property more recently became the Craig Court Hotel and was Grade II listed in 1994 before being purchased by the current owners 16 years ago. A lot of time and effort was then put into converting it back into a wonderful family home. Fortunately a lot of the period features remained intact such as many of the sash windows, detailed cornicing, deep skirting boards, doors and door casings and staircase. The accommodation is laid out over two floors plus there is a sizeable basement. The main house has large rooms including 3 reception rooms with high ceilings typical of this era, with the service wing having smaller proportions. There are a total of 6 bedrooms (4 en suite), although many have alternative uses if not required. Rooms to the rear of the house have some lovely open views towards Chelston and Livermead, as well as over the water to Paignton and the Pier. The garden is generous but easily manageable. ACCOMMODATION
The wooden front door with stained glass panels leads to the porch and through a further glazed wooden door to the spacious and impressive reception hall, which runs the length of the main house with the feature returning staircase rising to the first floor, as well as many of the aforementioned original features. The original floorboards have been sanded and treated, as they have in the main reception rooms. The sitting room has an impressive marble fire surround and mantle piece with coal effect gas fire, a large bay widow overlooks the garden and takes in the far reaching views and access the garden. Off the sitting room is the Victorian conservatory with original tiled floor, which currently serves as a further reception room and bar. The dining room is a grand room with space for the largest of dining furniture, and has a floor to ceiling sash window overlooking the garden and views. The Breakfast room has a concertina door to the kitchen which has a comprehensive array of units with solid wood work tops and Belfast style sink, integrated dishwasher, space for a fridge/freezer and tiled floor. The service wing on this floor contains a large utility room and airing room, plus two bedrooms, one en suite and one with shower and basin. A door below the main staircase leads to the basement, divided into two store rooms.
To the first floor are 3 of the main bedrooms, the master has a walk-in wardrobe, dressing area and large en suite with bath and shower cubicle, and benefits from the views mentioned earlier. The two other bedrooms are also en suite. The service wing first floor is accessed from the half landing and contains the family bathroom, with shower and bath, and bedroom 4.OFFICE BUILDING/COTTAGE
Separate from the main house and laid out over two floors, the current owners got planning for a change of use from a 2 bedroom cottage to an office. It could once again become a cottage (subject to planning) to bring in additional income through letting or as an annexe for a family member.GARDEN & GROUNDS
The property is approached through a pair of automated wrought iron gates to a large brick paved parking area enclosed by stone walling. Through a further pair of wooden gates is a courtyard and parking for the office with a small lawn. There is also a single garage. Off the rear of the house and down one side of the garden is a large paved terrace with stone balustrading which can be accessed from the sitting room, dining room and conservatory, making a great entertaining area in sunny weather. Steps lead from the terrace to the level lawn which is surrounded by hedging and walling with a good degree of privacy. To the side of the property is a block built store.SERVICES
House: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. Gas central Heating
Office Building: Mains gas and electricity, water and drainage shared with house.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torbay District Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR.
Tel: 01803 201 201.
E-mail: email@example.com.VIEIWING ARRANGEMENT
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on
From Stags Torquay office proceed along Torbay road towards Torre Abbey Gardens. At the first set of traffic lights turn sharp right onto Shedden Hill Road and the next traffic lights turn left onto abbey road. At the next traffic lights turn right onto Tor Hill Road. Follow the one way system and turn right onto Lymington Road, get in the left hand lane and then turn left onto St Marychurch Road. Take the first right onto Ash Hill Road and you will find the property shortly on your right.