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Vane Hill Road, Torquay Guide Price £450,000

Under Offer
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GUIDE PRICE £450,000 - £500,000

Vane Hill Crest is located in a cul-de-sac and was built in 1876 on land originally owned by Sir Lawrence Palk, the first owner of the villa who was a retired master mariner. From 1876 to the present date the property has been used as a family home, amongst its earlier residents are listed a china merchant and retired cab proprietor. The property is accessed across a courtyard garden and offers excellent sized living accommodation with many original features reflecting its Victorian heritage. The accommodation in brief comprises of a spacious sitting room, dining room with antechamber off, study, kitchen, downstairs shower room, extensive cellars, four bedrooms , a family bathroom and a staircase giving walk in access to the loft.

The Accommodation
A truly stunning feature is the beautiful entrance hall which stretches to 40 feet long and has many period features including the impressive central staircase, a unique statement to this fantastic home. From the hall you have access to all four reception rooms , the shower room and the kitchen which can also be accessed through the sitting room. The sitting room boast wonderful period features with sash windows and ornate coving. The main dining room benefits from a charming decorative fireplace and impressive double doors which open into the antechamber allowing for it to flow seamlessly. The office is also of a reasonable size and offers a quiet place to work. The kitchen breakfast room is a fantastic space, perfect for modern living, with room for a good-size dining table as well having a spacious walk in larder. There is a door from the hall into the rear porch which in turn has a door giving direct access to the garden. From the hall you also have a door and stairs down to the cellars which are split into partitioned rooms and there is a sink with drainer as well as plumbing for washing machine. 
Taking the charming staircase to the first floor you will reach the spacious first floor landing with skylight and having access to the family bathroom, three bedrooms and an internal hall which in turn leads to the fourth bedroom and has a staircase to the loft. All of the bedrooms are generous double rooms, the master was originally three separate rooms but was converted to one large master that now has two dressing areas which are in need of some refurbishment internally, it also has some sea views towards Paignton. The fourth bedroom is also in need of renovation. Bedroom three has a lovely balcony which has views over towards the Warberries. Taking the stairs to the loft you have lots of space which could potentially be converted. There would be potential to further create a roof terrace with spectacular views STPP.


 To the front of the house there is a courtyard garden which could be converted to parking STPP,  whilst at the rear there is a pleasant garden laid primarily to lawn and enclosed by decorative bushes and plants.


Entrance Porch

Front elevation door. Glass panelled door to entrance hall. Tiled floor.

Hall - 40' 0'' x 7' 6'' (12.18m x 2.28m)

Wooden flooring. Wall mounted radiators. Stairs rising to first floor. Coving. Ceiling rose.

Sitting Room - 25' 5'' x 14' 5'' (7.74m x 4.39m)

Coving. Front elevation sash window. Rear elevation French doors. Wooden flooring. Open fire with marble surround.

Antechamber - 14' 1'' x 7' 11'' (4.29m x 2.41m)

Wooden flooring. Coving. Wall mounted radiator. Rear elevation sash window.

Dining Room - 17' 0'' x 14' 0'' (5.18m x 4.26m)

Wall mounted radiator. Sash window. Coving. Double doors to Antechamber. Decorative fireplace with marble surround. Wooden flooring.

Office - 11' 6'' x 7' 0'' (3.50m x 2.13m)

Wooden flooring. Storage cupboard. Coving. Side elevation sash window.

Shower Room

Shower cubicle. Side elevation sash window. Wall mounted radiator. Tiling. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Kitchen - 11' 0'' x 16' 9'' (3.35m x 5.10m)

Rear elevation sash window. Wall and base units. Wooden work surfaces. Sink with drainer. Picture rail. Space for cooker. Cooker hood. Side elevation sash window. Wall mounted radiator. Tiled splash back. Larder with fitted shelving and rear elevation sash window.

Rear Porch

Rear elevation window. Side elevation door to garden.

First Floor Landing

Skylight. Coving.

Bedroom One - 26' 11'' x 12' 2'' (8.20m x 3.71m)

Three front elevation sash windows. Wall mounted radiators. Coving.

Dressing room One - 12' 0'' x 4' 0'' (3.65m x 1.22m)

Dressing room two - 12' 0'' x 4' 0'' (3.65m x 1.22m)

Bedroom Two - 12' 5'' x 14' 6'' (3.78m x 4.42m)

Rear elevation sash window. Coving. Picture rail. Wall mounted radiator.

Bedroom Three - 17' 5'' x 10' 4'' (5.30m x 3.15m)

Rear and side elevation sash windows. Rear elevation door to balcony. Wash hand basin. Wall mounted radiator.

Bedroom Four - 12' 4'' x 8' 0'' (3.76m x 2.44m)

Storage cupboard. Rear elevation sash window. Wall mounted radiator.


His and hers wash hand basins. Side elevation obscured sash window. Rear elevation sash window. Claw foot bath with shower over. Panelled walls. Low level WC. Bidet. Wall mounted radiator. Decorative fire.

Internal hall

Stairs to loft.


Split into several partitioned rooms. Plumbing for washing machine. Sink with drainer.


No EPC available

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Nearby Places

Name Location Type Distance
Vane Hill Road
Torquay TQ1 2BZ
County: Devon
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: 00000839
Carlie Lynch
HS Owen Estate Agents