Located in the sought after Lincombes conservation area on Lincombe Drive, a picturesque tree-lined road that connects the Meadfoot area with the popular area of Wellswood. Bankside offers a stylish, modernist hideaway with south facing sea views nestled within a peaceful and tranquil setting.
Torquay town provides a wonderful quality of life for its residents with excellent shopping, waterside restaurants, a theatre and bars. Internationally renowned water sports are held in the sheltered deep water bay, with the marina providing excellent mooring facilities for luxury yachts and motor cruisers. The area provides many scenic walks along South Devon's coastal footpaths, with local golf courses also nearby. A short distance to the north lies the magnificent Dartmoor National Park.
Torquay is well served with rail links to the major cities, the newly opened South Devon Link Road giving speedy access to the M5 motorway and airport at the Cathedral City of Exeter.DESCRIPTION
It is hard to believe that this stylish and beautifully presented modernist home was built in the mid 1800s as a coach house to one of Torquays villas. Bankside was originally converted in the 1950s in a modernist art deco style. More recently the property was seamlessly extended to the front and rear to create the open and spacious layout you see today. The current owners of the property have not only cherished this unique home due to tranquil position but also ensured that both internally and externally the property looks its best by completely redecorating the house within the last 18 months. This unique and wonderful home really is rather special and internal viewing is a must to really appreciate what this property has to offer.ACCOMMODATION
Bankside would work equally well as either a stylish home or a lock up and leave second home due to its tucked away location and low maintenance but delightful garden. As you enter the property the high standard of finish is immediately evident. In the entrance hall textured engineered Oak floor has been laid which continues throughout the ground floor, and a fabulous 1950s curved concrete staircase rises to the first floor. The Garden room forms a large open plan room with plenty of space for relaxing and dining. This room is flooded with light, thanks to the southerly aspect and full width aluminium concertina doors, allowing a seamless link to the garden and views to the sea beyond. The Alno kitchen has been well thought out; all the units have large drawers for ease of access with a matt grey finish under Caesar Stone Blizzard work surfaces, with an inset Blanco sink with a telescope tap. There are two Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawers and the majority of other appliances, including the two ovens and coffee machine, are from the Siemens range. Three domino hobs including a griddle, with an extractor over, round off this practical kitchen. The other half of the room has ample space for a breakfast table, double doors lead to a secluded courtyard. Off the hall is the cloakroom which has a cleverly hidden utility area behind sliding doors with sink, storage, and washing machine.
Upstairs the landing and bedrooms have all recently had engineered oak flooring laid. There are three bedrooms, bedrooms one and two both benefit from fitted wardrobes, underfloor heating and access via sliding glass doors to the large terrace with lovely views over the garden to the sea beyond. Triple remote awnings provide shade when needed, both have en suite facilities with under floor heating. The en suite for bedroom one has a bath with shower over, basin and fitted cupboards by Philippe Starck and the en suite for bedroom two comprises of a smart modern shower enclosure, WC and wash hand basin. The 3rd bedroom is currently used as an office and has a built in desk and storage. There is also a 4th room used as a walk-in wardrobe.OUTSIDE
A shared driveway leads down to the house from Lincombe Drive, next to the house is the large single garage. The space between the house and garage is gated and forms a very private and secluded courtyard area, with double doors into the kitchen. Off the sitting/dining room, accessed by full width bi-fold doors, is a paved terrace leading to the level garden laid to quality artificial grass with a rockery area to one side, planted with shrubs and palms, and a wall with planters with shrubs to the other side. A private path leads from the driveway to Hesketh Road giving easy access to Lincombe Woods & Meadfoot Beach, via a locked gate.SERVICES
Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on 01803 200160.DIRECTIONS
From Stags Torquay continue around the harbour. At the Clock Tower roundabout turn right and follow the road up and away from the harbour to a crossroads and continue straight on onto Higher Woodfield Road. Take the first right onto Lincombe Drive and you will find Bankside a short distance on your right.