6 bedroom detached house for saleAsheldon Road, Wellswood, Torquay, Devon, TQ1
- Desirable Location
- Period Charm & Features
- Income Potential
- Unconverted Coach House with Potential
- 6 Bedrooms (master en suite)
- 2 Bed Annexe
- Large Integral Garages
- Level Lawned Gardens
A substantial Victorian villa with income potential located in the desirable area of Wellswood. Desirable location, period charm & features, unconverted coach house with potential, 6 bedrooms (master en suite), 2 bed annexe, large integral garages, level lawned garden. EPC Band G.
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.
With a mild south-facing aspect, miles of sandy beaches and the arrival of the railway in 1848 Torquay's growth as a holiday destination for the rich and famous was spectacular. The harbour, with its large marina, palm trees and subtropical gardens, elegant Georgian terraces, as well as a myriad of bars and restaurants, one with Michelin-starred cuisine, remains the most attractive area.
Description - This substantial period family home is set in level grounds and benefits from extensive accommodation extending to in excess of 5,500 square feet. It briefly comprises of the main house arranged over two floors with very adaptable, spacious, accommodation. All the reception rooms are grand and elegant and contain many period features with generous ceiling heights, magnificent plasterwork and cornicing. There are six bedrooms contained in the main house. In addition to this is a separate annexe with its own entrance and two bedrooms. There is also the detached Coach House, with walled garden, from which a further self-contained unit could be created (subject to planning and building regulations).
Accommodation - Roydon is approached through a pillared entrance with a driveway leading to the front door. The reception hallway has excellent proportions with an open fireplace and is a great entertaining room, stairs rise to the first floor, and there is also access to the cellar and garaging from the hall.
The sitting room and formal dining rooms are of generous proportions typical of this era, with features such as ornate cornicing and large bay windows leading to the terrace and garden. At the end of the hall is the snooker room with French doors leading to the garden. The kitchen, opposite the dining room, has a comprehensive range of floor and wall mounted units with a breakfast bar and space for a breakfast table. There is space for a range cooker, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The utility room has access from the rear courtyard garden, with fitted units beneath the worktop and plumbing for a washing machine. There is also a cloakroom with w.c on this floor.
To the first floor are six bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has an en suite shower and bathroom, and access from the hall to a dressing room fitted with wardrobes. Four of the bedrooms overlook the garden. Bedroom six is currently used as a gym but could also make a fine study.
There are two large garages that can be accessed internally from the hallway. To the rear of the garages is a useful second kitchen / boot room.
Annexe & Coach House - Over the garage area and accessed either from the half-landing in the main house or externally from the rear courtyard is the Annexe apartment. There are two double bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. This could be a useful source of additional income.
The Coach House is detached from the main house, is over two levels and is in need of refurbishment. To the rear is a walled garden. With the correct permissions and work this could also provide additional income.
Garden & Grounds - The property is approached along its own gated driveway leading to a large parking area and the entrances to the garaging. A terrace runs the width of the house with steps down to the level lawn area surrounded by walls and hedging. There is an externally accessed conservatory with tiled floor. To the rear of the property is a courtyard garden with space for alfresco dining. Steps descend from this area to the boiler room.
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.
Directional Note - From Stags office, and the harbour, proceed up Torwood Street/Babbacombe Road, as the road levels off pass St Matthias Church on your right and then turn right into Asheldon Road where you will find Roydon shortly on your left.
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