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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Babbacombe Road, Torquay, TQ1


Property Description

Key features

  • Semi-Detached Home
  • Very Desirable Location
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Spacious Lounge Diner
  • Private Conservatory
  • Impeccable Condition
  • Easy Annexe Potential
  • Secluded Garden
  • Parking For Several Vehicles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Property
A very impressive and wonderfully proportioned 1930's home located in the highly sought after Wellswood area of Torquay. This beautiful home features four bedrooms with an en-suite to the master room. This home is full of character with ornate coving and stripped woodwork everywhere. The space is further improved with a very private conservatory looking out over your rear garden. This home has a very nicely developed basement area that could easily be utilised as a home and income apartment. At the moment its a very spacious games room. This home is set back from the road and has parking for several vehicles, or even a motorhome. The rear garden backs onto a wooded area and offers a high degree of privacy and seclusion. This home is also situated within the catchment area of both Ilsham Academy and Warberry Foundation Primary School which are both very popular.

Entrance Porch
From driveway level there are three shallow steps up to a uPVC double glazed entrance porch, there is shoe storage space within A further uPVC double glazed door with leaded and stained glass style inserts offer access through to the lounge dining room.

Entrance Hallway
From this intitial entrance area there is a large understairs storage cupboard, a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller. This area offers access up to the first floor level, and to the open plan lounge dining room. Door to:

Downstairs Cloakroom
Half clad walls with a deep sill front aspect uPVC double glazed window set. There is a close coupled W.C. and a pedestal wash hand basin with a tiled splashback. A single panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is also fitted.

Lounge/Dining Room
A spectacular room over 30ft in length with a UPVC double glazed bow window set to the front aspect. The original fireplaces are stil in situ, both with contemporary style oak surrounds with brushed stainless electric convector heaters within. A bespoke cabinet has been built in between them and perfectly houses the satellite TV equipment and associated sound systems. This room features triple double panel radiators all with independent thermostatic controllers. The dining area easily accommodates an eight seater dining set. A squared archway opens through into a large kitchen and a set of French doors open into a conservatory.

Kitchen / Breakfast
Another beautifully proportioned room with a large side aspect uPVC double glazed window. There's an attractive range of washed oak effect base, display and eye level units with work surfaces that are a quality pearl granite with matching raised splashbacks. The work surfaces also wrap around into a breakfast bar area. The sink unit is a recessed stainless steel one-and-a-half bowl with a commercial style monobloc mixer tap, and an etched drainer to one side. This area is nicely centred under the window from good natural light and twin dishwashers are centred either side of that kitchen sink. The adjacent gas cooker is a chef grade, range style, with five burners, double ovens and grill - it also features a brushed stainless splash guard and a matching extractor hood over. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer. The flooring is a matching cushion vinyl for easy maintenance. This kitchen has a very good logical layout. A uPVC double glazed casement door opens out onto a large decked area, perfect for alfresco dining opportunities.

Glazed to three sides with plenty of casement openings to modulate summer heat. A set of uPVC double glazed French doors open onto a large decked area. There is a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller, making this a good all year round room.

First Floor Landing
Divided into two split level areas and illuminated by a uPVC double glazed eyebrow window. Doors to:

Master Bedroom
A very nice sized double with a front aspect uPVC double glazed bow window set. The chimney breast is still in place with natural wardrobe recesses either side. The flooring is a a wood effect laminate, and there's a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller. Door to:

Master En-suite
Front aspect uPVC double glazed window. Featuring a close coupled W.C. and a wash hand basin with a mixer tap, atop a small vanity cupboard. A ladder style heated towel rail is also fitted.

Bedroom Two
Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window that is not overlooked. This double room is in very similar proportions to the master bedroom. The chimney breast is also still in place, thus offering a natural wardrobe recess, a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is on one side. The flooring is a wood effect laminate.

Bedroom Three
A very attractive guest room with a rear aspect uPVC double glazed bow window set. It's easily a double with room for associated bedroom furniture. There is also a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller. The flooring is a wood effect laminate.

Bedroom Four
Side aspect uPVC double glazed window. This room is an above average sized single. There is a single panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller fitted. The flooring is a wood effect laminate.

Family Bathroom
Twin side aspect uPVC obscure double glazed windows. This room has a marble effect laminate walls and features an oversize shower cubicle with a fully plumbed in shower attachment. The bath is a delightful Victorian style ball and claw with a telephone style mixer tap with a hand shower attachment. There is a matching pedestal wash hand basin and an adjacent close coupled W.C. The flooring is checkerboard tiling and there's a fitted shaver charging point. A Victorian radiator with an integral towel rail is also fitted.


The frontage for 309 offers a good buffer between the road and the home. There's an asphalt driveway offering standing for several vehicles, perhaps a motorhome too. There is a level lawned area and flower borders on each side, very well stocked with a variety of flora. A secure gate offer access around to the rear garden, and to a set of steps to a substantial basement area.


Nicely landscaped with a large decking and entertainment area closest to the house and fed by the conservatory and kitchen. There is a substantial gated timber gazebo with a vaulted and tiled roof that houses a partially sunken Jacuzzi. A double gate opens into a lawned area, gently sloping up to a terraced play area at the very top. A timber play house with a stable door is housed within that area. There are various flower beds and borders housing a variety of mature evergreens and perennials. This garden backs onto a wooded area that offers good rearward privacy.

Basement Apartment
Originally exposed by the previous owners, and completely refinished by the current owners. It's very useful and currently utilised as a games room/ TV room - but it could easily be converted to a self contained apartment, replete with private access and independent access from the main driveway. It has a cloakroom that could be expanded to a full bathroom, leaving plenty of space for a kitchen, bedroom and living area, offering very good home and income potential. It's als fully heated by three double panel radiators, all with independent thermostatic controllers. There's a boiler cupboard built in to one corner, a large cupboard that currently houses a large fridge freezer and various storage cupboards centred around the TV area. It's lit by recessed downlighters and the flooring is wood effect laminate.

Utility Room
From the kitchen door four steps down brings you to a block brick and tiled structure that houses plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine and full size tumble dryer. This utility also has a radiator installed for drying purposes.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
05 September 2016


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