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5 bedroom detached house for sale

St. Matthias Church Road, Torquay, Torquay, Devon, TQ1

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Popular Wellswood Location
  • Privately Situated and within walking distance of Amenities
  • Many Original Features
  • Private Level Gardens
  • 5 Bedrooms (2 En Suite)
  • Gated Driveway Parking

Full description

A beautifully presented spacious detached Victorian villa situated in the desirable Wellswood area and presented to a high standard. Privately situated but in walking distance of amenities, many original features, level gardens, 5 bedrooms (2 en suite), gated driveway parking, EPC Band F.

Situation - Located in the desirable Wellswood area of Torquay, the heart of the English Riviera, famed for its mild climate and crystal clear waters interspersed with palm fringed sandy beaches. This grand anchorage was favoured by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and Torquay soon benefited from their presence as smart houses were built to accommodate the officers.
Today, the lifestyle the area affords its residents is truly unique, with the Dartmoor National Park to the north, which contains a wealth of beautiful scenery and Tor Bay which is a water sports mecca with two deep water marinas and numerous international water sports events. The area boasts a number of award winning beaches, some of the finest in the country. This prestigious area provides an unrivalled lifestyle with endless opportunities to enjoy water sports, golf, fine dining, and superb night-life, all of which are easily accessible.
If travel and commuting are important to you, the motorway network is accessed at the county capital, the cathedral city of Exeter, 20 miles to the north. Exeter also has a busy international airport bringing the rest of the UK and Europe within easy reach.

Description - Cowley Moor is a spacious detached Victorian villa of classical design with Victorian architectural detail, presented to a high standard with accommodation extending to in excess of 3,000 square feet. The property is located in the heart of Wellswood, within walking distance of amenities but retains a high degree of privacy. The accommodation consists of five bedrooms, two of which are en-suite, three reception rooms together with a nicely appointed kitchen/breakfast room, plus a basement with games room and storage.

Accommodation - Cowley Moor is entered through the front door from the parking area into the entrance porch and conservatory. From here you pass through an entrance vestibule into the reception hall, an impressive room that gives you a taste of the presentation and period features found throughout this villa, an impressive staircase rises to the first floor. The sitting and dining rooms are both accessed from the hall and are open to each other creating a large space for entertaining. High ceilings, period features, and Victorian fireplaces are the order of the day. Both rooms have large bay windows with glass doors accessing the terrace and garden beyond. The kitchen has a comprehensive range of wall and floor mounted units under a wood effect worktop, with built in double oven, gas hob and dishwasher, there is space for a breakfast table and glazed doors access the side terrace. To the rear of the house and off the hall is the family room, a large informal room with a bar area. The laundry room, with worktop, sink, plumbing and space for washing and drying machine, and cloakroom are off the family room.
To the first floor are five bedrooms, the master and second bedroom are both large rooms with en suite bathrooms, bedroom four is currently used as a dressing room. A large landing separates the rooms. Bedrooms five and three have access to the family bathroom and separate w.c.

Garden & Grounds - The property is approached through automated gates to the driveway parking area adjacent to the front door with parking for several cars. Planing has been granted for a double garage. To the front of the property, overlooked by the sitting and dining rooms across a terrace, is the principal garden area, which is level and laid to lawn, privately surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and stone walling. Accessed from the kitchen is a terrace which also adjoins the lawn, perfect for al-fresco dining and barbeques on sunnier days.

Services - Mains drainage, water, electricity and gas.

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.

Directional Note - From Stags office and the harbour area follow the A379/Torwood Street towards Babbacombe. The road levels at the top of the hill as you enter Wellswood, turn right into Ilsham Road, pass the shops on your right and Ilsham School on your left and then take the next left into St Matthias Church Road where you will find Cowley Moor shortly on your right.

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

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15 June 2016


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