This grand period family home offers extensive accommodation within a short stroll of the harbour. No onward chain, open views to the sea, 3,994 sq ft of spacious accommodation, 0.45 acres of grounds with swimming pool, 5 double bedrooms (1 en suite), 3 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, garden apartment, driveway parking & double garage. EPC Band E.
Offered with no onward chain, this large and impressive family home is set in a secluded position sitting neatly in its own grounds that extend to nearly half an acre. The property is positioned on a pretty hillside within the Warberries conservation area largely consisting of detached villas in spacious grounds with easy access to the harbour, seafront, and the amenities of Wellswood Village. Torquay is located in the heart of the English Riviera famed for its mild climate and clear waters with a mild south-facing aspect and miles of sandy beaches. The harbour, with its large marina, palm trees and subtropical gardens, elegant Georgian terraces, plus a myriad of bars and restaurants remains the most attractive area.
Torquay is well served with rail links to the major cities, and the South Devon Link Road gives speedy access to the M5 motorway and airport at the Cathedral City of Exeter.DESCRIPTION
Thought to have been constructed in 1899 this substantial Victorian home extends to almost 4,000 square feet of accommodation and is set in mature grounds of nearly half an acre, with an outdoor swimming pool. There are wonderful sea views from the rear of the property over the surrounding area and across Tor Bay towards Corbyn Head and Paignton. Accommodation includes five double bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, shower room, large kitchen/breakfast room, utility, sitting room, dining room, sun room and study. To the lower ground floor is a garden apartment, ideal for extended family or offering income potential.ACCOMMODATION
From the driveway the front door, with leaded stained glass panels opens to the entrance porch, through an inner glazed door to the entrance hall with an impressive mahogany feature staircase rising to the first floor. Many of the rooms retain attractive period features such as high ceilings decorative cornicing and ceiling roses, deep skirting and picture rails. The sitting and dining rooms have impressive marble fireplaces with log effect gas fire (disconnected), and virtually full height bay windows overlooking the garden and views beyond. Off the dining room is a sun room with French doors to the garden. The third reception room is currently in use as a study but has a number of other potential uses. The kitchen overlooks the driveway and has cherry wood coloured units above and below the granite effect work surfaces to three sides. The island unit has further storage and 5 ring gas hob. Integrated appliances include double oven/grill, dishwasher and fridge. A brick archway leads into the breakfast room. The utility room houses the boiler, has space for washing and drying machines and a Belfast sink.
To the first floor are the five double bedrooms. The master and second bedroom are both of a good size and have bay windows taking in the lovely views, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Bedroom three is the largest room and is served by a shower room on the same level. Bedrooms two, four and five are served by the family bathroom with corner bath and shower cubicle.
The garden apartment/annexe is accessed by steps from the side garden, and consists of a kitchen with breakfast bar and high gloss white below and coloured units over the work surface, and is semi-open to the sitting/dining room. The bedroom is of a good size and there is a modern shower room.GARDENS & GROUNDS
A wrought iron gate with two side pillars opens to a wide drive providing off road parking and leading to the double garage with two automated up and over doors and loft area. Flower beds to the side of the driveway. The gardens are a particular feature of the property with the plot extending to 0.45 acres including a swimming pool and surrounding terrace with pump room adjacent to the pool. Reached from the sun room is a terrace ideal for al-fresco dining. The garden is laid principally to lawn with surrounding borders planted with a profusion of flowering shrubs and trees. To the rear of the garage is a greenhouse as well as fruit and vegetable garden.SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central heating, Double Glazing.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR. Tel : 01803 201201 E-mail: email@example.comVIEWING ARRANGEMENT
Strictly by prior appointment only with Stags on 01803 200160.DIRECTIONS
From Torquay harbour proceed up Torwood Street and on into Babbacombe Road. Turn left into Stitchill Road, take the next left onto Hunsdon Road and Rowell will be immediately on the left.