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This attractive Victorian Grade II Listed House believed to date back to the early 19th Century occupies a fantastic position just a short walk from Torquay Harbourside. This substantial Seven Bedroom house offers extensive and versatile living accommodation with the benefit of a two bedroom apartment to the lower ground floor. There is an abundance of scope to improve the property either as a family home or for investment, with a Coach house perfect for car enthusiasts or having previously been granted planning permission it offers the potential to create an additional dwelling (STPP). This fantastic property boasts a large driveway with off road parking for several vehicles, delightful gardens and three substantial reception rooms to the main house.
The sweeping driveway running past the coach house leads up to the main entrance of the property. A truly stunning feature is the beautiful stained glass windows to the entrance porch, boasting a wonderful flurry of colours and intricate detail, a unique statement to this fantastic home. The porch has access to a ground floor cloakroom, with the front door leading into the entrance hall. From the hall you have access to all three reception rooms wrapping round to the kitchen/dining room, and stairs leading to the first floor. All three reception rooms are generous in size, with the living room boasting a wonderful bay window with seating beneath looking out over the gardens. The main dining hall benefits from a charming open fireplace and matching stained glass panels to those of the porch. The sitting room is connected from the main living room allowing for it to flow seamlessly with full height double doors opening out on the sun terrace. As with most rooms in the property, all reception rooms further benefit from beautiful working wooden shutters inline with the age and charm of this victorian property. The kitchen breakfast room offers a fantastic space, perfect for modern living, with room for a good-size dining table. There is a door giving direct access to the garden, and the kitchen itself is fitted with a range of units and further fitted cupboards, some integrated appliances and a range style cooker. The kitchen then flows through to a useful utility area with a further integrated dishwasher, an abundance of storage and a gorgeous Belfast sink.
Stairs descend to the lower ground floor leading you to a sizeable laundry and boiler room with a door to a courtyard linking through to the basement flat. Taking the charming staircase you will reach the spacious first floor landing with a family bathroom, four bedrooms and a separate WC found to this floor. All of the bedrooms are generous double rooms, with two of them boasting en-suite facilities. Taking the glorious winding staircase again you will reach the second floor landing with a velux window allowing for an abundance of natural light to flow through. From here you have access to three further bedrooms as well as a shower room and a large storage cupboard. Again all three bedrooms are double rooms, one being exceptionally large and another with delightful sea views over Torquay Seafront.
This wonderful property also benefits from a two bedroom apartment/annexe which can be accessed via a private front door to the driveway or via stairs descending from the entrance hall of the main house. The kitchen is fitted with modern units having been upgraded recently by the current owners. The living room is a fantastic size boasting an abundance of space with an extensive storage area. The two bedrooms are both double rooms and the bathroom has been recently fitted with a modern three-piece suite comprising of a corner shower, a WC and a wash basin set within a vanity unit. The basement flat requires some decorative finishes, enabling new owners to really put their own stamp on it.
A large driveway offers off road parking for several vehicles. To the drive is the superb 'coach house'/garage offering flexible use as desired. This would be perfect for a car enthusiast or those looking for a fantastic work shop. Alternatively the coach house offers scope as it has previously been granted planning permission to be converted to into a residential dwelling (STPP). The property benefits from delightful gardens to the side and rear elevation. A lawned area stretches to the side with a path leading from the front of the property to the rear. There is a spacious decked seating area perfect for entertaining guests or dining al fresco during the warmer months. Steps then lead up to a further lawned area wrapping back around to a further seating area.
The property occupies a fine position to Torquay's Waterside, just a short stroll from the bustling harbour side along with its variety of amenities, restaurants, cafes and local attractions. Both Living Coast and The Princess Theatre are within close proximity, as well as Torquay's deep-water marina, perfect for those with a passion for the ocean. The strand is home to an array of bus stops offering flexible transport to many destinations and Torquay Train station is approximately 1 mile away along the seafront.
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 sports 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 30 minutes to The Cathedral City of Exeter.
Agents note: The vendor has drawn-up plans for a potential podium sun terrace which can be provided upon request.
Front elevation wooden and glass panelled door. Tiled floor. Stairs to upper porch. Stained glass windows. Archway. Wall mounted radiator. Door to cloakroom. Door to entrance hall.
Front elevation single glazed stained glass window. Wall mounted radiator. Low level WC. Wash hand basin.
Stairs to first floor. Stairs down to lower ground apartment. Picture rail. Coving. Wall mounted radiator.
Wall mounted radiator. Front and side elevation single glazed stained glass windows with wooden shutters. Picture rail. Coving. Ceiling rose. Open fire with tiled surround and marble hearth.
Side elevation single glazed bay window. Coving. Picture rail. Wall mounted radiator. French doors to family room.
Gas fire with decorative surround. Rear elevation French doors. Wooden shutters. Picture rail. Coving. Ceiling rose. Wall mounted radiator.
Rear and side elevation windows. Side elevation door to garden. Fitted kitchen with wall and base unit. Fitted fridge. Fitted dishwasher. Range cooker with extractor fan over. Door to inner hallway.
Back staircase to first floor. Door to utility room.
Exposed stone wall. Front and rear elevation windows. Large Belfast sink. Wall and base units. Work top surfaces. Wooden flooring. Wall mounted radiator. Wall mounted boiler. Stairs down to laundry.
Front elevation door to outside. Plumbing for washing machine. Large storage cupboard with front elevation window. Access to storage area housing two hot water tanks.
Stairs down to first floor. Stairs to first floor.Dado rail. Picture rail.
Side elevation window with wooden shutters. Wall mounted radiator. Picture rail. Access to en-suite.
Low level WC.Wash hand basin. Front elevation window. Shower cubicle. Wall mounted radiator. Tiling.
Side elevation window with fitted wooden shutters.Picture rail. Dado rail. Wall mounted radiator.
Panelled bath with shower over and shower screen. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Tiling. Front elevation window.
Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Front elevation window. Wall mounted radiator.
Rear elevation window with wooden shutters. Picture rail. Dado rail. Decorative fireplace. Wash hand basin. Wall mounted radiator. Door to internal landing.
Access to bedrooms three and four. Stairs down to ground floor.
Rear and side elevation windows. Wall mounted radiator. Open wardrobe with archway opening. Access to en-suite.
Shower cubicle. Double doors opening to llwc and wash hand basin. Window to side elevation.
Skylight. Picture rail. Large storage cupboard.
Side elevation windows. Wall mounted radiator. Loft hatch.
Access to bedrooms six, seven and shower room.
Side elevation window. Wall mounted radiator.
Side elevation window. Loft hatch. Wall mounted radiator.
Shower cubicle. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Extraction fan. Tiling.
Front and rear elevation doors. Rear elevation window. Fitted kitchen with wall and base units. Sink with drainer. Fitted oven with four ring hob.
Wall mounted radiator. Side elevation sash window. Wall mounted radiator. Picture rail. Coving. Large storage room behind false fireplace.
Door with stairs to first floor and main house. Wall mounted radiator.
Side elevation window. Wall mounted radiator. Picture rail and coving.
Side elevation window. Wall mounted radiator. Coving. Dado rail.
Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle. Heated towel rail.
Curved irregular shape wall. Power and light. Front elevation windows. Barn style garage door.