6 bedroom house for saleMiddle Warberry Road, Torquay, Devon
Guide Price £895,000
- Grade II Listed Villa
- 5 Bedrooms ( 4 En Suite )
- Self Contained Apartment
- Grand Entrance Hall & Staircase
- 3 Large Reception Rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room
- 2 Garages & Parking
- Attached Cottage Available by Seperate Negotiation
- Income potential through holiday letting
A wonderful & substantial period Grade II listed villa with impressive accommodation. 5 Bedrooms (4 En Suite), Self Contained Apartment, Grand Entrance Hall & Staircase, 3 Large Reception Rooms, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Gardens, 2 Garages & Parking. Income potential through holiday letting. Further attached 2 bedroom cottage available by separate negotiation.
Situation - This fabulous villa is located in 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 "lodging houses" were built to accommodate the officers.
With a mild south-facing aspect, miles of sandy beaches and the arrival of the railway in 1848 its growth as a holiday destination for the rich and famous was spectacular. Tor Bay was chosen for the 1948 Olympic sailing events, hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The harbour, with its large marina, palm trees and subtropical gardens, elegant Georgian terraces, with is myriad of bars and restaurants one with Michelin-starred cuisine, remains the most attractive area.
Description - Forming the major portion of a gracious Victorian villa, this substantial Grade II listed family home benefits from extensive accommodation extending to in excess of five thousand square feet. It briefly comprises of a beautifully presented main house arranged over two floors with very adaptable accommodation. All the reception rooms are grand and elegant and contain many period features with generous ceiling heights, magnificent plasterwork and cornicing. There are five bedrooms contained in the main house, four of which are en suite.
Accommodation - This "turnkey" family home takes its name from a mountain of real character in Scotland and like its name sake; this house enjoys masses of character, with the majority of its original features retained. Although extensive the sizable accommodation is easily managed by a couple. The level of finish is of the highest order and combines to create one of Torquay's most exceptional townhouses.
Approached from a quiet residential road via stone pillared, electrically operated gates which open onto the brick paved driveway leading to a forecourt that stands to the west (side) of the house providing ample parking and turning, bordered by lawn and mature trees. The plot extends to in excess of half an acre (0.562 of an acre) with sweeping lawns gently sloping down to greet the driveway.
A vestibule leads to the grand inner hallway, which provides access to the majority of rooms on the ground floor. There are three grand reception rooms on this level with the drawing room and billiard room positioned at the front of the house, with views out over the lawns and beyond. The quality is revealed as you pass from room to room and this quality is endorsed by the appropriate decorative style and appealing interior design.
The grand staircase leads to the first floor where you will find the bedroom accommodation. This briefly consists of five bedrooms, each have their own bath or shower room, the high standard of presentation and finish continue on this floor. Most of the bedrooms enjoy far reaching views and a superb arrangement of large bedrooms and bathrooms.
Beyond the integral triple garaging is a very comfortable self-contained flat, with modern kitchenette and cleverly hidden sleeping quarters. Should you not require this useful space in its current form, it would make a great home office or even colossal dry/warm storage space.
Garden & Grounds - The property is approached though a grand gated entrance and along a brick paved driveway giving a wonderful view of the house. The gardens and grounds enjoy a surprising degree of privacy and security, the present owner has designed the hard and soft landscaping, with an eye to easy maintenance. The house and grounds are orientated to the south, south west, allowing an abundance of natural light throughout the day.
Agents Note - The remaining portion of this property forming a spacious and well presented two bedroom cottage accessed from Sutherland Road could be available by separate negotiation. Please ask for further details.
Services - Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
Local Authority - Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR.
Tel : 01803 201201
Viewing Arrangement - Strictly by prior appointment only with Stags on 01803 200160.
Directions - From the Stags office and by car (there are a number of quicker ways to walk 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, turn left into Middle Warberry Road. You will find Ben Venue hidden from view behind its own walled garden shortly before Ben Venue Close on your right.
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