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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Wellswood, Torquay, Devon

Guide Price £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial and elegant detached Victorian Villa
  • Many original features
  • Desirable Wellswood location
  • Imposing reception hall
  • Three large reception rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room, utility and boot room
  • 6 bedrooms (luxury en-suite to master)
  • 2 bedroom annexe
  • Integral double garage/workshop
  • Large gardens with south-facing lawn

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

Roydon is a substantial and elegant Victorian Villa positioned in one of Torquay’s most desirable residential locations. Set on relatively level gardens and grounds and with a large south-facing sweep of lawn the house has extended accommodation of over 5500 square feet. There is an imposing reception hall with a beautiful staircase, giving a real sense of past grandeur, three elegant reception rooms and six bedrooms in the main house. Many original features include splayed bay windows, high ceilings and ornate cornices etc. Additionally there is a large self-contained two bedroom annex, providing good possibilities for cross-generational living or home and income etc. A sweeping driveway with a pillared approach provides extensive parking, there are is an integral double garage/workshop and various useful additional spaces to include both a utility and separate boot room. Additionally there is a detached coach house, providing possibilities for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.

Situation

Roydon is set within the desirable Wellswood area of Torquay, this being a popular area with an attractive parade of bustling shops, cafes and restaurants around 1.5 miles from Torquay’s harbour and town centre. Torbay comprises of three coastal towns and is something of a gem on the South Devon coastline, known as the English Riviera and offering something of a microclimate with its palm trees and sandy beaches. The bay stretches from the quaint fishing port of Brixham and Berry head on the western side to the popular resort of Torquay with its numerous tourist attractions expansive promenades, marina, grand hotels and excellent opportunities for boating and water sports etc. Improving local infrastructure includes the South Devon link road, which makes for an easy commute to the Cathedral City of Exeter which lies around 23 miles to the north. Torbay offers a good range of education facilities to include the very well-regarded Grammar Schools and South Devon College.

Directions

From Torquay harbour proceed up Torwood Street and on into Babbacombe Road. Pass St Matthias Church on the right hand side, turn right into Asheldon Road and Roydon will be found after a short distance on the left.


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Roydon has a grand pillared entrance leading to a sweeping driveway that in turn opens to the entrance area. The elegant reception hall is expansive and imposing with an open fireplace, a beautiful staircase to the first floor with carved balustrades and a large cloakroom. Stairs descend to the cellar and an internal door opens to the large double garage/workshop, which also opens to a useful boot room and further WC.

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The spacious sitting room and formal dining room are lovely spaces, perfect for entertaining and characteristic of Victorian charm with splayed bay windows overlooking the lawns and having further elegant features to include high ceilings, ornate cornicing and feature fireplaces etc. Set in the extended part of the house the snooker room augments the ground floor accommodation perfectly, being another excellent entertaining space with ample space for a full size snooker table and with French doors opening to the gardens with external awning above.

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The large kitchen/breakfast room provides a good “focal point” for the ground floor, being an attractive space with the breakfast area having pleasant views over the side courtyard gardens. There are a comprehensive range of fitted units, extensive areas of work surface and a breakfast bar as well as space for a range-style stove, a dishwasher and a fridge freezer. The kitchen opens to the utility room with fitted units, areas of work surface and plumbing for a washing machine, the utility room opens to the aforementioned courtyard. To the first floor the accommodation is equally impressive with a large luxury master bedroom suite with spayed bay window and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi-style bath and separate shower. There are five further bedrooms at first floor level, along with the family bathroom.

THE ANNEXE 
There is a substantial self-contained annexe, approached externally from the rear courtyard and being set partly above the garages. Within the annexe there are 2 double bedrooms, a sitting room a kitchen and a bathroom. The annexe offers a good possible source of income or could be a good space for a dependant relative or home-working space etc.

THE COACH HOUSE 
The coach house is detached from the main property and leads off the driveway, being arranged over two levels. Although in need of refurbishment, the Coach House could be renovated to provide additional ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

THE GARDENS AND GROUNDS 
The gated entrance leads to the sweeping driveway that provides extensive parking and opens to the entrances to the garaging. On the front elevation of the house a terrace/veranda spans the width of the building and is set above the main expanse of sweeping lawn, which is approximately south-facing and principally enclosed by walls and hedging. There is access from the terrace to a feature external Victorian-style conservatory with a feature tiled floor. Additionally there is a mature courtyard garden, a large space perfect for al-fresco dining and providing access to the boiler room, housing the gas central heating boiler.

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Added on Rightmove:
09 August 2017

Nearest stations

  • Torquay (1.8 mi)
  • Torre (1.8 mi)
  • Paignton (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Torquay (1.8 mi)
  • Torre (1.8 mi)
  • Paignton (3.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wilkinson Grant & Co, Exeter

The Old City Library 1 Castle Street Exeter EX4 3PT

01392 799062 Local call rate

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