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Guide Price £899,000
0.43 ac.

Property Description

Key features

  • SITE EXTENDS TO C. 0.17HA / 0.43 ACRES

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Situated in the desirable Wellswood area of Torquay, The Lodge is an imposing detached residence set within attractive gardens and grounds which extend to c. 0.17 ha / 0.43 acres and include a large swimming pool. Currently arranged as a spacious private home, the original Victorian element of the building has been sympathetically extended in an Arts and Crafts style. The property includes many character stonework features, a panelled drawing room and a large kitchen with four oven Aga cooker.

The property was constructed as the original Lodge House for Wellswood Hall, a grand home which dominated the local area from its construction in 1840 until being sold off in 1932. When built, Wellswood Hall was surrounded by around 26 acres of parkland which over the years was gradually sold off for the Wellswood Avenue developments. The Hall itself was sold off in 1932 and eventually demolished in 1975, with houses being constructed on its original site in Marlborough Avenue.

Whilst The Lodge is unquestionably a grand private home, the owner instructed Charles Blake Architects of Torquay to consider options for re-development of the site. As such, an indicative scheme has been drawn (shown overleaf) providing an example of how the existing property could potentially be subdivided and extended to form five residential dwellings (subject to all requisite consents).

Alternatively, a future owner may give consideration to the retention of the existing property and the construction of an additional dwelling/annexe/holiday let within the grounds (subject to all requisite consents).

The current accommodation comprises:

Entrance Porch
Reception Hall (20'7" x 16'3")
Study 19'4" x 10'11"
Drawing Room 21'9" x 13'4"
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21'4" x 12'0"
Dining Room 21'2" x 12 '11"

First Floor Accommodation
Master Bedroom Suite
Bedroom 13'8" x 10'11"
En-suite 7'2" x 5'10"
Dressing Area 16'7" x 14'2"
Bedroom Two 16'4" x 13'0"
En-suite 9'5" x 5'1"
Bedroom Three 14'3" x 6'9" plus en-suite
Bedroom Four 10'8" x 9'8"
Bedroom Five 10'4" x 9'8"
Bathroom 9'3" x 8'7"

Garage One 21'0" x 10'0
Garage Two 15'7" x 10'0"
with electricity supply
Pool House with electricity and gas supplies.

Interested parties should note that on 29th May 2015 a planning application ref: P/2015/0345 was approved by Torbay Council, granting consent for a new two storey extension to The Lodge to form a garage with accommodation over.


The Lodge is situated in the heart of the English Riviera and within easy reach of main communication links, including the M5 via the recently opened South Devon Link Road (between Newton Abbot and Torbay) and A380, Exeter Airport (25 miles) which offers a wide range of scheduled and charter flights to destinations throughout the UK (inc. London City Airport), Europe and worldwide. Torquay itself hosts an extensive sheltered marina with 440 secure moorings for boats up to 30m in length.


The Lodge is approached from Babbacombe Road, through an attractive stone pillared entrance which leads to a large tarmac driveway offering parking for multiple vehicles. Within a few minutes' walk of the property is Wellswood Village with its range of bistro's, restaurants, independent shops and public transport links. The Lodge offers access to superb schools, with the nearby Ilsham Church of England Academy in Wellswood, Warberries Church of England Primary School, and Torquay Boys and Torbay Girls Grammar Schools. Torquay town centre,
harbour side and marina are all easily accessible along with the local beach at Meadfoot.


A summary of planning applications made since 2005 on the property are shown below:

Ref. P/2015/0345 "2 storey extension to form garage and additional accommodation over (resubmission of P/2007/0992)" Approved

Ref. P/2007/0992 "2 Storey Extension to Form Garage and Additional Accommodation" Approved

Ref. P/2005/1702 "Alterations and Erection of Ground and First Floor Extension to form Double Garage with Additional Accommodation over (Renewal of Application P/2000/1129/PA)" Approved

Parties interested in discussing the indicative scheme for redevelopment of the site further should contact either Kitchener Land and Planning or Charles Blake Associates Architecture on 01803 313731 (


The freehold property is for sale by private treaty with offers invited from a Guide Price of 899,000.


The vendor informs us that mains water, drainage, electricity, gas and B.T. connections are all connected to the existing property. However, interested parties should make and rely upon their own enquiries from the relevant service providers.



Please contact Kitchener Land and Planning in the first instance

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16 November 2016

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