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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Solsbro Road, Torquay, Devon

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • No Onward Chain
  • Over 4300 sq.ft. of Accommodation
  • 6 Bedrooms (3 en suite)
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Large Basement
  • Double Garage
  • Plot Extends to Approx 0.5 Acre

Full description

A wonderful detached Victorian residence set in a half acre plot and surrounded by its gardens. Located close to the seafront in a quiet leafy residential area. Over 4,300 sq ft comprising 6 Bedrooms (3 en suite), large basement, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility, study, morning room, double garage and large garden. CHAIN FREE. EPC Band E.

Situation - Cranley enjoys a wonderful position, on a quiet residential tree lined street, just a short distance from the beach and one mile from Torquay's harbour side and international deep water marina. Local shops and amenities are to be found a short distance away on Old Mill Road and Walnut Road. Torquay railway station is a short stroll away.
Torquay is one of three beautiful towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay and is renowned for the warm climate, clear bathing waters and clean air. The local beaches form a golden arc around the bay with shingle coves scattered nearby. The town provides a wonderful quality of life for its residents with excellent shopping, waterside restaurants, a theatre and bars. 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.
Communications are excellent with the M5 motorway leading from London & the Midlands, linking with the A38 Devon Expressway to Plymouth & South Cornwall. Trains to London Paddington from Newton Abbot. Exeter Airport is the hub for Flybe with numerous scheduled flights within the UK & Europe.

Description - With timeless elegance and haunting memories of Victorian comfort and prosperity, Cranley embraces the architectural heritage of its gracious vintage roots and today still radiates the grandeur and proportions of a bygone age. Thanks to its southerly aspect and high ceilings all of the rooms feel full of light and space. Many of the rooms retain period features including corniced ceilings, dado rails and the original grand fireplace, locally made from marble, which forms the centre-piece in the drawing room. Despite its long history and many Victorian features it has quite remarkably escaped listing. The accommodation is extremely well proportioned and this family home is set within a quiet residential area, with peaceful grounds extending to approximately half an acre.

Accommodation - Serenely set comfortably in its plot surrounding gardens and grounds, the property has original detail encapsulating the iconic lifestyle. The versatile accommodation is arranged over two floors. The ground and first floor are complemented by a large and useful basement (around 750 sq.ft). Currently arranged as three large rooms. In the past it has hosted parties, been used as a games room and houses a pool table.
As soon as one enters the rather grand porch there is the feeling that this property is a rare gem. On entering the hall the first impression is one of Victorian grandeur thanks to its generous proportions, high ceiling and exquisite original cornicing and mouldings. The hall has doors off to all of the principal ground floor rooms, as well as the staircase which rises to the first floor. Looking out over the garden, the drawing room feels full of natural light and space. Apart from the fine garden views to be had from the French windows, the focal point of this room has to be the marble fire surround. Like the drawing room the dining room opens out into the garden and also features fine cornice work and a grand fire surround. Set on the other side of the hall the morning room provides a further reception room. Whilst still maintaining a period feel, the fitted kitchen / breakfast room is anything but Victorian. Modern stylish cabinets and an island unit provide plenty of storage space as well as all of the appliances a modern chef could want including a 4-ring induction hob, dishwasher, double oven as well as room for a table for more informal family dining. Set just off the kitchen is the conservatory that sits to the west side overlooking and leading to the garden. There is also a utility and a useful office on the ground floor which we believe were the former servants quarters.

Upstairs there are a total of six bedrooms which share a total of three bath or shower rooms. At the return of the staircase, housed in the rear portion of the property, probably formally the staff quarters, are two bedrooms currently arranged as a lounge and bedroom suite. At the top of the staircase is a wide landing which provides access to the other four bedrooms all of which are well proportioned doubles.

Garden & Grounds - The property is approached over a driveway entrance with plenty of off street parking offered in the forecourt fronting the main entrance door. The entire plot extends to 0.505 of an acre, it is largely laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. The house is located nicely in the centre of the plot surrounded by the gardens. In the corner of the plot is a detached double garage that we understand was previously the stabling for the house, today it makes a fine double garage and store.

Services - Mains gas, mains electricity, mains water and drainage.

Local Authority - Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR.
Tel : 01803 201201 E-mail:

Viewing Arrangement - Strictly by prior appointment only with Stags on 01803 200160.

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18 July 2015


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