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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Barton Road, Torquay, TQ1

Guide Price £565,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Far Reaching Sea Views Over Tor Bay
  • High Degree of Privacy
  • Just Under Half an Acre of Grounds
  • 2,300 sq ft of Space excl Garage
  • 4 Bedrooms (1 En Suite)Lots of Storage Below House
  • Triple Glazed Windows

Full description

A conveniently located family home in almost half an acre of gardens with elevated sea views over Tor Bay. High degree of privacy, 2,300 sq ft of space, 4 bedrooms (1 en suite), lots of storage below house, triple glazed windows. Possible development potential with previous planning granted (now lapsed) for 7 apartments on site. EPC Band D.

Situation - Conveniently placed for access to the town, marina and harbourside, as well as The Willows shopping centre and the hospital, this spacious family home is set in an elevated position with far reaching sea views over the town and the Bay. Due to the large plot, and high walling where the plot borders the road, Futtocks End Benefits from a very high degree of privacy and seclusion. Primary and secondary schools are close by, as well as Torquays Grammar schools.
Set amongst seven green hills, nine beaches, palm-lined promenades and lively harbourside it is no surprise that Torquay is known as the Queen of the English Riviera. With spectacular views across Tor Bay and a townscape more reminiscent of Monaco it is easy to imagine oneself living in the South of France rather than South Devon.
Whilst Torquay owes much of its fame and history to its success as a Victorian resort, it hasn't stood still, and today it has transformed itself, and boasts a deep water marina alongside the harbour, where pavement cafes and boutique shops abound along with a wide range of top class restaurants. Within easy reach thanks to the new South Devon Link Road, Exeter provides all of the big brand shopping and dining experiences that one could wish for. The Railway station is close by, joining the main line at Newton Abbot.

Description - Believed to have been built in the 1930's, Futtocks End has been a wonderful family home for the current owners for about 30 years. The property is located at the top of one of Torquays seven hills and offers a spacious family home with panoramic views, set in extensive, interesting, gardens including a level lawned area. With a southerly aspect the majority of the rooms take in the extensive vista, with sea views over the Bay. There are four bedrooms, one of which is en suite. The current owners have done much maximise to the property's efficiency, with triple glazed windows and extra ceiling and floor insulation. There is plenty of driveway parking as well as a garage.

Accommodation - The property is accessed through an automated gate in the stone walling, with another gate for pedestrian access, a spacious parking and turning area leads to the front door. Entering through the porch brings you into the hall, off which there are doors to the main reception rooms and cloakroom. The sitting room is a wonderfully spacious and light room, thanks to the wall of glass, giving stunning views to the south over the garden, town and out to sea, through a sliding door is a sun terrace also enjoying the views. The kitchen also benefits from terrific views and has a comprehensive range of white, wall and floor mounted units with fitted eye level ovens and gas hob. To one wall is a bank of larger cupboards giving a huge amount of storage, one of the doors leads to the utility room and study. Off the kitchen is a conservatory/breakfast room again benefiting from the views. The dining room is to the front, with wood panelling, parquet flooring and space for a large dinging table. Filling the area between the utility and boundary is a useful covered store giving access to both the drive and garden.
To the first floor are four bedrooms. The master bedroom has a terrific outlook from the large bay window, opposite is the family bath and shower room. Bedrooms two and three also benefit from the views, with bedroom two having and en suite bathroom.
There are several rooms below the property, not shown on the plan, that can be accessed by a ladder internally or from the garden, mostly used for storage but there is also a useful workshop area.

Garden And Grounds - With almost half an acre of grounds this property benefits from a good degree of separation from the surrounding houses. The rear garden is mainly set over two levels, one of which is a large level lawn, and the other a terrace. Between the garden and road is a wooded area, where a path leads to the garage, which has space for two cars, and further storage and which exits directly to the road. At the far end, separated by a hedge is the kitchen garden. To the front of the property accessed through gates is a driveway parking area with parking for several vehicles. There is access through a gated path at the bottom of the garden onto St Michael's Road giving easy access to the Train Station.

Agents Note - Planning permission was granted in 1998 to redevelop the site and build 7 apartments. This has now lapsed, but the current owners have been advised that if the plans were resubmitted there is a good chance planning would again be granted.

Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity and gas.

Local Authority - Torbay District Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR. Tel: 01803 201 201. E-mail:

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

Directions - From the STAGS office proceed along the seafront heading in the direction of Paignton. Continue straight on passing the Princess Theatre on your left and then take the right hand lane, turn right at the traffic lights onto Belgrave Road. Proceed up the hill onto South Street. At the traffic lights next to the Police Station (on your left) bear left onto East Street, continue along this road onto Newton Road and turn right at the traffic lights onto St Michael's Road. Continue up St Michael's Road and turn right at the top onto Barton Road, where you will find the property on your right.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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