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16 bedroom detached villa for sale

Teignmouth Road, Maidencombe, Torquay

Sold STC £1,250,000

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A simply stunning Victorian villa offering a real lifestyle change with flexible luxury accommodation throughout, attractive gardens surrounding the property and far reaching unspoilt sea views.


Luxury accommodation with 7 spacious self-contained apartments and a separate two bedroom cottage

Bowden House has been successfully run as a holiday letting business, which has earned itself a fine reputation and provides an excellent income. The property has been improved and maintained to a very high standard and is arranged to provide ground floor accommodation with 6/7 spacious self-contained apartments and a separate two bedroom cottage. It also offers an attractive proposition to those who may be moving in with extended family members.

The ground floor and apartment 1 are currently used as private accommodation for the current owners. The ground floor comprises recently refurbished reception rooms including a sitting room, dining room, a kitchen/breakfast room with wood units and an island unit and a triple aspect sun room with stunning views over the gardens and out to sea. Outside the sun room is a private terraced seating area adjoining the gardens. There is a boot room, downstairs WC and a well-equipped utility/laundry room. The two bedrooms are good sized and both benefit from en-suites, one a bathroom and the other a shower room. The current reception area for the business could be a further family room. 

Bowden house is located in Maidencombe, a lovely little hamlet with a pub. The wonderful beach won the Quality Coast Award 2009 and the Good Beach Guide 2009. The area is well known for its natural beauty and attractive villages such as nearby Shaldon offer excellent opportunities for dining, local walks, seaside activities including sailing and fishing as well as horse-riding and other pursuits.

Stokeinteignhead can be reached by foot on attractive paths and is well-known as one of Devon’s most attractive and lively villages. It has a well-regarded village school, a church, a community-run shop and the Old Church House Inn, a renowned pub. For a wider range of local shops St Marychurch is close by and the larger town of Torquay is 3 ½ miles away. 

Torquay is situated on the south Devon coast, benefiting from a south-facing aspect and miles of sandy beaches. There are a number of excellent state and private schools within reach including Torbay’s two well-regarded Grammar schools. The happening harbour side has a myriad of restaurants and continental cafés, here you will find Torquay’s international deep-water marina. For those that enjoy life on the ocean wave the English Riviera is perfect with nine beaches within the bay, all beautiful some secluded.

Newton Abbot, approximately 6 miles away has a good range of shopping, educational and other facilities, as well as a mainline station with direct service to London Paddington that takes just under three hours.


Apartment 1 
Lavender is a three bedroom apartment comprising a sitting room with sea views, a kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and all bedrooms with ensuites. Bedroom one has a beautiful high vaulted wood panelled ceiling. 

Apartment 2
Foxglove is a penthouse two bedroom apartment benefitting from a south facing roof terrace with sea views. The accommodation comprises a sitting room with double doors to the terrace, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. 

Apartment 3
Chestnut is a two storey wing of the main house. It has extensive views of the sea and a spiral staircase to the first floor. The accommodation comprises a sitting room and dining area and kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. 

Apartment 4 
Laurel is a spacious two storey wing of the main house. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises an entrance hall, sitting room and dining area and kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom

Apartment 5
Bluebell is an easily accessible first floor apartment with extensive views of the gardens and sea. The accommodation comprises a sitting room and dining area and kitchen. There are two bedrooms, both with ensuite shower rooms.

Apartment 6
Primrose is a ground floor apartment on the south facing side of the property and benefits from a small patio. The accommodation comprises a sitting room and dining area and kitchen on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, both with ensuite shower rooms.

Apartment 7
Poppy is a first floor one bedroom apartment overlooking the gardens and sea with an open plan sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. 

Holly Cottage is currently let and provides additional income but could be utilised for extended family. The accommodation comprises an entrance porch, sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, a bathroom and ample storage space. Outside there is a paved terrace and lawned garden on two sides.

Set within one acre Bowden House has extensive parking and mature gardens and woodland with stunning views over the sea. The gravelled drive leads to the parking area with parking for several cars. The well-maintained lawns to the front and side of the property are tiered with many seating areas, flowering borders and established trees. A shaded area with further seating leads down to the bottom of the gardens with a productive vegetable garden and two greenhouses and gardening shed. There is a DOUBLE GARAGE, log store and bin store off the GRAVELLED PARKING AREA.
Services:  Mains water, gas and electricity.  Private drainage.
EPC Ratings:  D to F
Local Authority:
Torbay District Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR

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05 July 2016


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