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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Woodfield Road, Torquay, Devon

Guide Price £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Harbour Views
  • Sunny Southwest Aspect
  • 5 Bedrooms (3 en suite)
  • Self Contained Garden Apartment
  • Mature Gardens
  • Income / Annexe Potential

Full description

A beautiful early Victorian villa with many original features and lovely sea & harbour views. Self contained garden apartment with income potential. 6 bedrooms (3 en suite), kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, utility, mature gardens and gated parking. EPC Band F.

Situation - Situated in a lovely elevated position, with fabulous views towards the south west over the town, bay and marina. This fabulous family home is set in a secluded position sitting neatly in its own grounds that extend to nearly a third of an acre positioned on a pretty hillside largely consisting of detached villas in spacious grounds, amongst lush vegetation with the ambience of the French Rivera. Residents enjoy a mild climate and a fabulous quality of life.
There are a number of excellent state and private schools within reach, including Torbay's two well-regarded Grammar schools. Lisburne House is only a short stroll from the happening harbour side with a myriad of restaurants and continental cafes. Here you will find Torquay's Marina, the current owners have the joy of watching their boat bob up and down from their sitting room. For those that enjoy life on the ocean wave the English Riviera is perfect with nine beaches within the bay, some beautiful and secluded.
Torbay offers mainline railway links to London Paddington, and the Cathedral city of Exeter is located within 40 minutes' drive as is the Maritime Port of Plymouth.

Description - Lisburne House is located in a commanding position above Torwood Gardens with views over the marina and bay. Only a short stroll from the harbour and town centre, this elegant home has spacious accommodation extending to nearly five thousand square feet, it has five double bedrooms with the welcome addition of an self-contained garden apartment, that is currently incorporated into the main house as additional reception accommodation, such as gym and office.
Constructed over four levels in a gothic revival style the accommodation has been tastefully and thoughtfully maintained by the present owners, many of the beautiful original features remain and have been lovingly cared for; items such as stained glass and plaster covings are presented in exquisite detail.

Accommodation - We understand that Lisburne House was constructed between 1845 and 1847, and has enjoyed a colourful past. We are lead to believe that it has been home to several prominent local families. Most notably, it was once owned by Cyril 'Judd' Maud, a famous Victorian Actor, manager and philanthropist who posthumously donated, amongst other things, the illuminated cross that is still erected at St John's church, close to the harbour.
The house has carefully and thoughtfully been restored to its former glory, with many striking features such as the full height bay window that lights the stairwell.
The interior design beautifully blends the comfort of contemporary modern living with the style and elegance that period features provide. The accommodation is extremely well balanced and offers great versatility, the lower ground floor is currently used as an informal self-contained flat, with its own entrance, and provides the perfect space for a dependant relative or nanny. The ground floor is predominately reception accommodation as you would expect, detailed plasterwork and generous ceiling and room proportions add to the luxurious feel. The drawing room and kitchen enjoy the views over the harbour, and the formal dining room is a splendid space in which to entertain.
The first and second floors home the five bedrooms and four bathrooms, the top floor would suit teenagers brilliantly. The first floor has both the master and the guest suites.

Garden & Grounds - Electric gates that gently open to a private, drive and turning area with parking for a number of motor vehicles. The Mediterranean style gardens extend to approximately 0.357 (0.144 ha) of an acre and are landscaped, sloping away from the house, designed on terrace levels with stunning views, paths meandering through the lovely mature shrubs including monkey puzzle, magnolia, camellia and lavender. There are two further storage areas beneath the house and a walled courtyard beside the garden apartment. The tranquillity and privacy are extremely welcome.

Services - Mains water, drainage, electricity, gas.

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

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

Directional Note - From the Stags office and harbour by car (NB: there are a number of quicker ways to walk to and from Lisburne House from the harbour and town centre), proceed along The Strand to the clock tower known as the Mallock Memorial. Turn left at the island and proceed up Torwood Street, take the fourth right and bear left again onto Lower Woodfield Road, where you will find the property on your right.

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