6 bedroom detached house for saleHaldon Road, Torquay, Devon
Under Offer £1,695,000
- Entrance hall
- 6 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Master bedroom suite
- Five further bedrooms with ensuites
- Substantial gardens
- Parking for several cars
- Self-contained cottage
- Self-contained flat
- In all about 15,640 SqFt.
Wylam House is Grade II Listed, was built in approximately 1860, and was the home of Viscount Plumer who was a distinguished soldier. His military career spanned 40 years and he was awarded Freedom of the Borough of Torquay. He is now buried in Westminster Abbey. It was also home to Prince Ernst Hohenloe Schillingfurst for many years.
The house has a wealth of original period features including an impressive staircase with glazed dome above, high ceilings and working fireplaces. The décor is sympathetic to the period and the current owners have added an up to date kitchen and luxurious bathrooms in recent years. Most rooms have wonderful sea views.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of an enclosed porch, an entrance hall with a parquet floor and original plasterwork and a lift to the first floor, a staircase hall, a bright double ended drawing room with two fireplaces and double doors leading out to the terrace and gardens, a dining room with impressive plasterwork, study, media room and a kitchen/breakfast room with modern fitted units, integrated appliances, an Aga and a fantastic breakfast island. Double doors lead out to the garden and a further door leads to a utility room and rear hall. Off the main entrance hall an inner hall leads through to a morning room, sun room and orangery, with access to the gardens. There is a bedroom suite on this level with an ensuite bathroom and a separate cloakroom and WC.
Upstairs off the spacious and impressive landing are five bedrooms. The south-facing master suite has marble fireplace, a dressing room and an ensuite bathroom featuring a sunken bath and separate shower. All of the other bedrooms also have ensuite bathrooms and beautiful fireplaces. A door and steps lead through to a self-contained bedroom with a sitting area and bathroom.
Wylam House is located in an elevated position overlooking Tor Bay towards Brixham. The shops at Wellswood and the beach at Meadfoot are all within walking distance. The wooded Ilsham Valley offers plenty of walks over the coast.
Named by Trip Advisor 2014 (Travellers Choice) as the top seaside resort in the UK, Torquay is a friendly and pleasant place to call home with opportunities for sporting and leisure pursuits. It has a high degree of educational excellence and health care provided by Torbay Hospital and the private hospital of Mount Stuart. The sheltered sailing waters of the Tor Bay area are a mecca for water sports enthusiasts, with an award winning 440 berth marina providing a safe harbour.
Away from the coast the softly rolling hillsides of Devon hides pretty market towns and the dramatic beauty of Dartmoor, one of two national parks in the county.
In addition to life by the seaside, communication links include access to the intercity network at Newton Abbot, with trains to London Paddington (fastest journey time 2 hours 35 minutes), Bristol and the North of England. The new South Devon Link Road has improved journey time to Exeter and the M5 motorway. The University City of Exeter, approximately 23 miles away, has its historic cathedral, vibrant shopping areas and a regional airport operating direct flights to London City Airport.
Wylam House sits neatly in its own gardens and ground which total approximately 1 ½ acres. To the front of the house is a substantial terrace with stone balustrades and views over the sea. Steps lead down to a formal lawned garden, an old swimming pool and formal rose garden. The gardens are surrounded by many established trees including the renowned English Riviera palms. To the rear of the house is parking for several cars and the drive.
Wylam House has the added benefit of an attached spacious self-contained cottage and two bedroom spacious flat. Both are currently let on shorthold tenancies and can provide additional family living accommodation or income potential.
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