Skip to content

Maidencombe, Torquay








Ask agent

Describes how you own a property. There are different types of tenure - freehold, leasehold, and commonhold.Read more about tenure in our glossary page.


Key features

  • EPC - D: 65


Standing in the semi-rural location of Maidencombe, Higher Commons is a versatile property with adjoining PADDOCK OF CIRCA 1.5 ACRE commanding wide views over rolling Devon fields and hills. The property has been a loved home to our clients family over 32 years, arranged as a THREE BEDROOM MAIN HOME and TWO BEDROOM ANNEXE. A true lifestyle opportunity for those seeking space for an extended family or potential to generate income from letting, coupled with land perfect for children to explore and play, gardening enthusiast, or animals.

The village of Maidencombe is set between the coastal towns of Torquay and Teignmouth, both offering an array of amenities, leisure activities and mooring facilities, and the market town of Newton Abbot with railway station providing direct links to most major cities. Locally, fine dining at Orestone Manor or the traditional ambiance of the Thatched Tavern Inn can be enjoyed within close proximity.

EPC Rating: D


"Higher Commons has been our family home for 32 years and has provided a fabulous childhood for our boys, from treehouse to football and contact games, trampolines and a hot tub, numerous birthday parties and a constant stream of sleepovers over the years, it's been wonderful. The views are breathtaking and it's going to be so hard to leave it all behind but it will remain in our hearts forever. As our family have grown up and moved on, it's time for a new family to love and treasure it as we have and to make beautiful memories too. Our neighbours are so lovely and have been there for us through happy times and sad times too. Their kindness has been such a support during the last few years, they will welcome new owners with kindness. It has been such a special home to us and we hope it will be again to another family."


A composite entrance door opens to the ENTRANCE PORCH with tiled floor and side windows. Inner glazed door to the RECEPTION HALL open plan with the KITCHEN which has recently been upgraded with pale grey, shaker style units and slim profile worktops with inset ceramic sink unit. Provisions for range cooker, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, dryer and American style fridge/freezer. Two obscure windows. The kitchen is open plan to the DINING ROOM enjoying a dual aspect with views over the front garden and driveway approach. The SITTING ROOM features an exposed brick inglenook fireplace with heavy timber mantel and log burner. Corner window overlooking the front garden and driveway approach. From the sitting room a glass block wall allows borrowed light through to the SNUG LOUNGE with dual aspect, commanding exceptional views over parts of the rear garden and terracing, across the surrounding area and rolling Devon hills.


From the Reception Hall an oak staircase with chrome spindles rises to the rises to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING which is utilised as a relaxing seating area with picture window overlooking the beautiful surrounding countryside. We understand that previously there were French doors leading to a roof terrace/balcony which could be reinstated subject to the usual permissions. Loft access hatch and generous walk-in storage cupboard with shelving and hanging space. PRINCIPAL BEDROOM with window overlooking the front garden. EN-SUITE BATHROOM featuring a roll top bath on claw and ball feet, fully tiled walls and floor and bay window enjoying the country views. BEDROOM 2 with window overlooking the front approach and character sloping ceiling. BEDROOM 3 with window overlooking the front garden and approach. FAMILY BATHROOM with double ended bath with cascade tap, shower, wash hand basin and WC. Fully tiled walls and floor, obscure window and further window enjoying the country views.


The annexe is currently connected to the main accommodation separated with double doorways, providing either a storage cupboard or walk through. The KITCHEN/DINING ROOM is fitted with a comprehensive range of solid wood fronted units and worktops with inset sink unit. Built-in oven and grill, four ring gas hob, provisions for washing machine, dryer and free standing fridge/freezer. Picture window enjoying views over the surrounding area. The SITTING ROOM is a bright room with patio doors leading out to a stairway descending to the terracing and gardens. Full width picture windows enjoying some of the finest views from the property. INNER HALL with modern BATHROOM with panelled bath, wash hand basin, WC and two obscure windows. Additional SHOWER ROOM with storage. From the sitting room two shallow steps lead to double doors opening to a HALLWAY with private entrance door, and TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS.


Double five bar wooden gates open to the tarmac driveway providing ample parking, timber workshop and side log store. A timber deck with wide steps leads down to a lower composite decked terrace with balustrading overlooking the lawned garden. To the rear of the log store is a garden utility with provisions for undercounter fridge. From the composite deck a decked walkway leads around to the main terrace outside the annexe where there is also access to the UNDERHOUSE STORAGE/POTTING AREA. The terracing extends further where there is additional underhoused storage, previously a shower room. Steps lead to a lower lawned garden and the PADDOCK which extends to circa 1.5 acres. Part slated BARN with double height storage. Additional access to the top of the paddock.


Maidencombe is enviably placed betwixt the towns of Torquay, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth. Torquay is nestled on the warm South Devon coast being a renowned resort town along with Paignton and Brixham which form the natural east facing harbour of Torbay. Torbay's wide selection of stunning beaches, picturesque coastline, mild climate and recreational facilities reinforce why it has rightfully earned the renowned nickname of the English Riviera. Newton Abbot is a market town boasting a main line rail station with direct links to most major cities and is the gateway to the stunning Dartmoor National Park. Teignmouth is a large seaside town and historic fishing port set at the mouth of the Teign Estuary.


SAT NAV: TQ1 4TP. WHAT3WORDS: describes.shifts.vegans . From the coast road linking Torquay to Teignmouth (Teignmouth Road), on reaching the Jon Glanvill Auto Sales Centre continue on up the hill passing Longpark Hill and Gabwell Hill on your left. The shared lane access to the private driveway to Higher Commons will be found on your left hand side.

Parking - Off street

COUNCIL TAXA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council Tax in our glossary page.
Band: F
PARKINGDetails of how and where vehicles can be parked, and any associated costs.Read more about parking in our glossary page.
Off street
GARDENA property has access to an outdoor space, which could be private or shared.
Private garden
ACCESSIBILITYHow a property has been adapted to meet the needs of vulnerable or disabled individuals.Read more about accessibility in our glossary page.
Ask agent

Maidencombe, Torquay


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Teignmouth Station2.4 miles
  • Torre Station3.3 miles
  • Newton Abbot Station3.7 miles
Check how much you can borrow
Get a Mortgage in Principle
You'll have a personalised result in just 20 minutes and you could get viewings faster when you find the home you want, with no impact on your credit score.Powered bynationwide
Recently sold & under offer
See similar nearby properties

About the agent

John Lake Estate Agents, Torquay

The Old Town Hall, Manor Road, St Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 3JS

John Lake Estate Agents, Torquay

Established in 1978 our company has grown to become one of Torbay's most respected and leading independent estate agents, Our dedicated team are one of the few agents selling and letting property throughout the whole market, from coastal cottages to luxury homes, small flats to prestigious penthouses. We pride ourselves on our professional approach, extensive local knowledge and an unrivalled service to our clients, specialising in a specific area of the beautiful South Devon coastline stret

More properties from this agent

Industry affiliations

National Association of Estate AgentsOmbudsman for REsale Estate Agents (no OFT logo)Association of Residential Letting Agents


These notes are private, only you can see them.

Staying secure when looking for property

Ensure you're up to date with our latest advice on how to avoid fraud or scams when looking for property online.

Visit our security centre to find out more

Disclaimer - Property reference 8ce0ac13-598b-49b0-a981-e5993382366b. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by John Lake Estate Agents, Torquay. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

*This is the average speed from the provider with the fastest broadband package available at this postcode. The average speed displayed is based on the download speeds of at least 50% of customers at peak time (8pm to 10pm). Fibre/cable services at the postcode are subject to availability and may differ between properties within a postcode. Speeds can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed at the property may be lower than that listed above. You can check the estimated speed and confirm availability to a property prior to purchasing on the broadband provider's website. Providers may increase charges. The information is provided and maintained by Decision Technologies Limited.
**This is indicative only and based on a 2-person household with multiple devices and simultaneous usage. Broadband performance is affected by multiple factors including number of occupants and devices, simultaneous usage, router range etc. For more information speak to your broadband provider.

Map data ©OpenStreetMap contributors.

Your search history

You have no recent searches.