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Torbay Road, Torquay

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Added on 13/10/2021
Fine & Country, Bovey Tracey
5,668 sq. ft.
(527 sq. m.)

Key features

  • A stylish detached Victorian Villa
  • Panoramic sea views
  • Beautifully presented throughout
  • Five en suite bedrooms
  • Six reception rooms
  • Exceptional bespoke kitchen
  • Double garage with studio above
  • Detached single garage
  • Attractive landscaped gardens
  • Coastal walks and beaches nearby

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

INTRODUCTION Welcome to Villa Stuart, a truly wonderful detached Victorian Villa, situated within the very heart of the English Riviera.

This lovely family home is located up off the Torbay Road in the sought after Livermead area of Torquay. The property, which is unlisted, is one of the few remaining Villas in this area occupied as a main home, as many of these large Villas have been subdivided into apartments. Indeed, this property was originally three apartments until 2016 when the current owners undertook a sympathetic and tasteful renovation, reinstating it back to a single dwelling. Whilst Villa Stuart has had extensive work done to it, it retains many of its original features with light and spacious rooms, high ceilings, picture rails and ornate cornicing found in many of the rooms.

The property offers accommodation principally over two floors, with a large basement area with multiple rooms. Villa Stuart has five double bedrooms, all with en suite facilities and four receptions rooms. There is a high quality modern bespoke kitchen with integrated appliances and modern bath and shower rooms to all of the bedrooms. The main two bedrooms afford the most wonderful views of the whole bay with the master bedroom offering a fabulous dual aspect, large dressing room and en suite shower room. The master bedroom must be seen to fully appreciate its panoramic views.

Outside, there is a private gated entrance providing driveway parking for numerous cars, a large single garage and a large double garage with a self contained studio or games room above. The garden affords fabulous sea views from both the raised terrace down to the main garden which has a low maintenance astro turf lawn surrounded by colourful borders providing a profusion of colour.  

SELLERS INSIGHT As soon as we walked in to view the property, we instantly knew it was our forever home. Even in a state of neglect and disrepair, and laid out as 3 flats, it just oozed good vibes. So, we lavished love and a considerable amount of money on restoring this beautiful Victorian Villa to its former glory and it took over a year to complete.

With wonderful high ceilings, the property is in an unrivalled position on the Torbay coastal road. We love the expansive view as it takes in the whole bay, and it is an ideal spot to watch all the sailing regattas. It truly has a magnificent vista.

We created and have enjoyed a very low maintenance garden and it has been the venue to many wonderful parties. Very sadly my husband now struggles with the stairs and needs to have all facilities on one level, otherwise we wouldn't consider selling this beautiful home. We will take with us irreplaceable memories.

STEP INSIDE Villa Stuart is a characterful family home of grand proportions yet with a cosy, welcoming feel. Accommodation is predominantly laid out over two floors with additional basement rooms and outside, a studio above the double garage with it's own kitchen and shower room.

From the main entrance and porch there is a spacious hallway with attractive, ornate return stairs which lead up to the first floor level. Radiating off the hallway are a choice of reception rooms. The main two rooms are situated to the front of the Villa affording fabulous views across Torbay. The drawing room and dining room have been made into one glorious room with a tasteful archway between the two further rooms. This substantial room now offers a sizeable bay frontage making the very most of the views. This beautiful room features high ceilings, picture rails and ornate cornicing beautifully complemented by the light pastel coloured décor. There is a modern bespoke kitchen with a comprehensive range of base level and wall mounted units providing clean lines, integrated appliances and light granite work tops with twin sinks inset. There is access to the side and front of the property and the upper decked terrace for entertaining. From the kitchen, there is a generous breakfast room with additional units and doors which open out to a single storey extension currently utilised as an office. There are two further receptions, one used as a second study, the second a TV room or morning room and there is a stylish downstairs wc. From the main hallway, a flight of stairs lead down to the basement where there are three storage rooms and a boiler room. Double doors lead from the breakfast room up a few stairs to a large home office.

From the first floor landing there are five double bedrooms, all having modern en suite facilities. The principal two bedrooms are to the front of the Villa and enjoy stunning sea views across the bay as well as light dual aspects. The master bedroom is a fabulous, spacious room sharing a similar footprint to the main drawing room below. There are 180 degree uninterrupted views from this room which leads to a sizeable dressing room and modern en suite shower room.

Outside the main house there is a self contained studio or games room located primarily above the double garage . From the ground floor there is a shower room / wc, with stairs leading up to a spacious living area and kitchen. 

STEP OUTSIDE Accessed via electric gates, the drive leads to a large parking area, single garage and separate double garage with studio or games room above. From the parking area, there are glimpses of the wonderful sea views that are to come. Directly to the front of the house is a raised sun terrace, providing a perfect entertaining area with uninterrupted views to the water nearby. The garden gently slopes away from the house and is landscaped with ease of maintenance in mind. There is a large area of artificial grass lawn heading down to the far boundary surrounded by well stocked, colourful borders, mature trees including palms. Accessed from the kitchen and to the side of the house is a sizeable covered and decked dining area offering an excellent degree of privacy. There is also a greenhouse and summer house. 

LOCATION Villa Stuart occupies an elevated position off Torbay Road, affording excellent privacy and outstanding panoramic views. This exceptional Villa offers easy access into Torquay town centre, the harbour and the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. There are wonderful, level walks along the coast with a variety of sandy beaches, attractive headlands and Torre Abbey Meadows surrounding the historic Abbey. Cockington Village & Country Park is also within a short drive or walk from the house. Torquay town centre is around a mile away and offers an excellent variety of established shops, amenities and restaurants. Torquay Railway station is just 0.3 miles from the property and is a short level walk. Trains connect the main Penzance to Paddington line at Newton Abbot with train time to London taking around 2 hours 45 minutes from there. For internal or internal flights, Exeter Airport is 28 miles away taking around 45 minutes via the South Devon Expressway to Exeter. 

DIRECTIONS TQ2 6QH. From Torquay Harbourside proceed on Torbay Road heading in the direction of Livermead. Continue past the Marina, Abbey Sands Beach and Torre Abbey Meadows. Continue straight on at the traffic lights passing the Grand Hotel on your right towards Corbyn Head. After the Seaway Lane turning there is a private road between Waters Edge and the Livermead House Hotel and Villa Stuart is the property on the right hand side. 

Local Authority: Torbay District Council - /
Property Tenure: Freehold (not listed)
Services: Mains gas, water & electricity. Mains drainage.
Important Locations: Torquay Railway Station: 0.3miles, Dartmouth (via Higher Ferry) 10 miles, Exeter 24 miles, Exeter Airport 27 miles, Plymouth 31 miles.

Agent Details: Via Fine & Country South Devon - / ian.


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