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Wheatridge Lane, Torquay Guide Price £500,000

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Guide Price £500,000-£550,000
Located in the sought after area of Livermead, Springfield occupies an elegant corner plot only a short stroll away from the seafront and the picturesque village of Cockington. This spacious detached period property boasts four double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from ensuite facilities. With wonderful history this former farmhouse was once the only building in the surrounding area becoming 'Gooders Dairy Farm' in 1908, owned by John Gooder, a successful bookmaker. The property was extended in 1930 with the addition of the corner tower, allowing the property to boast three good-size reception rooms to this day. Further benefits include front and rear gardens, as well as a large driveway leading to a detached garage.

The Accommodation
The property can be accessed both from the pathway through the delightful front gardens or via the rear elevation from the driveway parking. The front door leads you into a useful vestibule with space to store shoes and cloaks. Tiled flooring and an inset hessian mat allows for low maintenance and a welcoming entrance. From here a a second door leads you into the dining room. A good-sized room, it is light and bright by way of a window to the front elevation. There is an open fire with a wooden surround and tiled hearth in keeping with the character of this property shown throughout. From this room you have doors giving access to the family room and kitchen with a decorative archway leading to the living room. Again the living room is a light and bright room, boasting a bay with three secondary double glazed sash windows to the front elevation. Character features include a Victorian style fireplace with a wooden mantle and an open gas fire in place. French doors give convenient access to a rear lobby with a cloakroom, a built-in storage cupboard and a double glazed door leading to the rear garden and garage beyond. The cloakroom is fitted with a low level WC and a wash hand basin.

Making your way further into the property you will find the kitchen. It is fitted with a range of matching wall and base units wonderfully finished with wood block worktops over. There is a 'Watson' Aga style cooker in-situ with a back boiler providing hot water and heating throughout the property.It is also fitted with a two-ring halogen hob and a one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit sits eloquently below a window to the rear elevation. There is also space and provisions for a dishwasher and an under-counter fridge or freezer. An archway then leads you through into the rear hall with a wooden stable door giving access to the utility room. This room provides fantastic modern living convenience with space and provisions for a washing machine, a tumble dryer and a fridge/freezer. It is fitted with a range of base units finished with worktops over and an inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit. A built-in double cupboard provides additional storage facilities. Adjacent to the utility room is the family room. A third reception room, it is spacious and offers an abundance of flexible uses to suit the occupiers needs. It enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the front and side elevations allowing for an array of natural light to flood the room.

Taking the stairs with delightful wooden balustrades you will reach the first floor landing leading to all four bedrooms and the family bathroom. There is also a hatch giving access to the loft space. The master suite is a room of impressive size situated to the front elevation of the property. It is dual aspect with a fantastic bay window featuring three sash windows as well as an additional window to the size, allows this room to be wonderfully light and bright throughout. There is a panelled bath and a hand basin set within a vanity unit as well as an ensuite shower room and separate WC which could potentially be re-arranged to provide a sizeable ensuite facility. Bedrooms two and three are both double bedrooms positioned to the front elevation with a delightful outlook over the surrounding area towards the sea. Bedroom four again is a double room with plenty of room for a bed and some additional bedroom furniture. The family bathroom is a white three-piece suit comprising of a 'p' shaped panelled bath with shower over, a low level WC and a wash hand basin.
There is a double glazed window to the rear elevation allowing for plenty of natural light to flow through illuminating the decorative part tiling the the walls. There is also an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with additional shelving providing useful storage.

The property has a large driveway accessed to the side elevation providing off street parking for multiple vehicles. This in turn leads to the detached single garage with an up and over door. Springfield boasts front, side and rear mature gardens with a delightful array of shrubs and trees including a wonderful Apple Tree. To the front is a pathway leading to the entrance vestibule, accompanied by two good-sized lawned areas extending to side of the property. There is also a gate to the side giving access to the driveway. The rear garden is laid to patio creating an ideal seating area. There is a wooden gate leading to the detached garage and driveway beyond. Other features to the garden include a cold water tap and an electrical point.

Springfield is a short walk to Livermead cliff beach in turn leading to adjacent beaches along the coastline. The property is also within a short walking distance to the local parade of shops to include the co-operative. Positioned on a bus route it offers flexible transport to a variety of destinations and the picturesque Cockington Village is within walking distance. Preston Primary School is also within a short walking distance.

Torquay is home to an array of picturesque landmarks and local attractions to include Living Coasts, Princess Theatre, Kents Cavern and the Model Village. A variety of beaches are on offer for both sun loungers or water sport enthusiasts with the power boat racing event occurring annually. The new South Devon Highway provides a faster route to the A38 with a journey time of approximately 30minutes to The Cathedral City of Exeter.


Entrance Porch

Coving. Ceramic tiled floor. Inset door mat. Wood door giving access to dining room.

Dining Room - 15' 3'' x 10' 6'' (4.64m x 3.20m)

Coving. Front elevation secondary glazed window. Two wall mounted radiators. Open fireplace with wooden surround and tiled hearth. Stairs to first floor. Telephone point.

Living Room - 23' 8'' x 14' 4'' (7.21m x 4.37m)

Coved ceiling. Two wall mounted radiators. Television point. Fireplace with open gas fire, wooden surround, tiled back and slate hearth. Picture rail. Triple bay sash windows with secondary double glazing to the front elevation. A further window with secondary double glazing to the side elevation. French doors leading into rear lobby.

Rear Lobby

UPVc double glazed French doors to rear garden and garage. Wall mounted radiator. Built-in storage cupboard.


Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Obscure sash window to rear elevation. Coving. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Kitchen - 10' 10'' x 9' 0'' (3.30m x 2.74m)

UPVc double glazed window and single glazed window to rear elevation. Pine wall and base units with wood block worktops over. “Watson” Aga style cooker with back boiler. Two-ring halogen hob. Tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Space for under-counter fridge or freezer. Inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap. Ceramic tiled flooring. Archway leading to rear hall.

Rear Hall

Ceramic tiled flooring. Wooden stable door to rear.

Utility Room

Wall mounted radiator. Wall and base units with inset one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit. Space and provision for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer. Vinyl flooring. Single glazed window to rear elevation. Built-in cupboard.

Family Room - 14' 2'' x 9' 10'' (4.31m x 2.99m)

Wall mounted radiator. Television point. Coving. Double glazed window to side elevation. Secondary double glazed window to front elevation.

First Floor Landing

Coving. Loft hatch access. Wooden balustrade. Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom One - 23' 8'' x 14' 4'' (7.21m x 4.37m)

Two wall mounted radiators. Triple sash windows to front elevation and additional window to side. Coving. Panelled bath. Wash hand basin with vanity unit below.

Ensuite Shower Room

Shower cubicle with mains shower. Bidet. Sash window to rear elevation. Door to WC.


Low level WC. Double glazed window to rear elevation. Wall mounted radiator.

Bedroom Two - 13' 5'' x 9' 10'' (4.09m x 2.99m)

Wall mounted radiator. Coving. Window to front elevation.

Bedroom Three - 15' 3'' x 10' 5'' (4.64m x 3.17m)

Wall mounted radiator. Coving. Two windows to front elevation. Built-in cupboard.

Bedroom Four - 10' 0'' x 7' 6'' (3.05m x 2.28m)

Coving. Window to rear elevation. Wash hand basin set within vanity unit.

Family Bathroom

Double glazed window to rear elevation. Panelled bath with shower above and glass shower screen. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder with shelving. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Garage - 16' 3'' x 8' 6'' (4.95m x 2.59m)

Up and over door. Two windows to side elevation.


Front garden with shrubs and trees. Two lawned areas extending to side. Side gate leading to driveway. Rear garden with a wooden gate leading to garage. Seating area laid to patio. Cold water tap. Electrical point. Parking for multiple cars.


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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Wheatridge Lane
Torquay TQ2 6RA
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000073
Hannah Owen
HS Owen Estate Agents - Paignton