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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Oxlea Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1

Guide Price £899,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Dramatic Sea Views
  • Quiet and Secluded Location
  • 4 Bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Beautiful Gardens
  • Annexe
  • Ample Parking & Garaging

Full description

A extremely handsome family home, Grade II listed Arts and Crafts style character property with an independent cottage nestled in a wonderful spot with dramatic views down a wooded combe to the sea. Quiet and secluded, sought after location, 4 bedrooms (1 en suite), annexe and ample parking and garaging.

Situation - Located in what must be one of the premier areas, this outstanding waterside home is set in the heart of Torquay. Castle Tor is situated in a commanding position on one of Torquay's seven hills with splendid views over the wooded Lincombe slopes to the sea beyond, on the picturesque south Devon coast.
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. Internationally renowned water sports are held in the sheltered deep water bay, 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. A short distance to the north lies the magnificent Dartmoor National Park.
Torquay is well served with direct rail links to the major cities, a motorway network and nearby airport at the Cathedral City of Exeter.

Description - Castle Tor is an extremely handsome family home, it stands in one of the most prominent positions with a southerly orientation overlooking Tor Bay, yet enjoys an extremely high degree of privacy. The house is approached down a long lined driveway with a spur leading to parking area beside the garaging.
The house was constructed in 1929 and was conceived in a loosely Arts and Crafts style, with slate pitched roofs, a slate-hung first-floor elevation to the south, painted rough-cast walls and leaded windows. It retains the grandeur of a bygone era. Today Castle Tor offers spacious accommodation over two levels. To the rear there is a two storey cottage linked to the main house via a covered walkway that offers ancillary accommodation.

Accommodation - The ambitious design exploits its potential to the full, it has dramatic views down a wooded combe to the sea to the south, and east to Lyme Bay, creating a complex series of related internal and external vistas. Luxuriously decorated and presented in a sumptuous style, the spacious accommodation is thoughtfully laid out. To the first floor there are four double bedrooms. The master suite is particularly impressive, with its own terrace, fabulous en suite and far reaching sea views.

Cottage - A two-storey staff annexe stands immediately to the north-west of the main house, it offers a perfect haven for guests or relatives.

Gardens & Grounds - The gardens provide a lovely setting for the house, they extend to in excess of half of an acre. The gardens were designed by Lutyens' pupil, Frederick Harrild, and were exclusively built for and with Castle Tor. In about 1980 the property was divided for development, the original house retains the upper terrace area, which largely level and is loosely divided into separate areas, including kitchen garden, sunken rose garden, terraces. A covered walkway provides shelter to the double garage.

Services - Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

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

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

Directional Note - From Stags Torquay office proceed along the A379 Babbacombe Road towards Wellswood. Take the 6th right hand turn into Lincombe Drive and a second right on to Ridgeway Road. Follow this road around the hairpin bend where you will see Oxlea Road on the left hand side, this is a horse shoe road where you will find Castle Tor on the left hand side opposite Poplar House.

Web Find: 67789 -

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

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26 May 2016


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