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Burridge Road, Torquay, TQ2

PROPERTY TYPE

Villa

BEDROOMS

5

BATHROOMS

3

SIZE

3,692 sq ft

343 sq m

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

Freehold

Key features

  • An elegant detached Victorian Villa
  • Five Bedrooms
  • Six reception rooms
  • Three bathroom / shower rooms
  • Classic Victorian features
  • Beautifully presented accommodation
  • Ideal family home
  • Stunning views towards Torquay harbour
  • Two driveways providing extensive parking and double garage
  • Beautifully landscaped private garden

Description

INTRODUCTION
Dart Bank is an elegant detached Victorian Villa situated in a sought after location on the edge of Chelston and enjoying wonderful views towards Torquay harbour. The property has been in the same ownership for 30 years and during this period of occupation has been sympathetically renovated throughout providing well appointed accommodation. Dart Bank has provided a comfortable family home for the current owners with the property situated within a level, private garden with light and spacious accommodation set over three levels.

The property is generous in size yet not too large and unmanageable. The main accommodation is set to the ground and first floor levels with the latter affording fabulous views across Torquay. The lower ground floor level offers excellent flexibility of living. Currently, the rooms are being utilised as leisure rooms with a pool table, table tennis table, gymnasium, sauna and jacuzzi in situ. However, should one wish for multi-generational living or an income stream there are opportunities for this as well.

Outside, there are two gated entrances into the Villa. The main entrance is from Burridge Road and there is also a secondary side access from Ruckamore Road where there is a detached double garage. A wonderful elevated terrace with views looks out over the main garden which is extremely private, level and predominantly laid to lawn with mature hedging surrounding the property.

Dart Bank provides the perfect blend of ‘inside outside living’ for a buyer seeking an elegant home with views and privacy set within a fantastic location.

SELLERS INSIGHT
Thirty four years ago we came across a sad, dejected looking property which was down on its luck. For the previous twenty years it had been operated as a hotel and become increasingly neglected. The once fine house had rendering crumbling from the walls, the drive was a sea of mud and inside was a disaster. Scroll forward and I look round now and see the testimony to what a lot of hard work and tender loving care can accomplish. Over the years we painstakingly chipped away and turned the house back to what it had once been and in doing so gave it back its self respect.

The day after we moved in our youngest son was born and our three children look back on their childhood home with the utmost affection. It has been the perfect family home.

Over the course of its 120 years it has seen not only the Taylor family grow up, but a whole cast of walk-on characters including a former Alderman and leading citizen in town and a prominent suffragette who was jailed for trying to burn down the tearooms in Kew gardens. But in all those years it has only ever had five owners and now it is time for another. Yes we will pass the baton on with a twinge of regret, but also with gratitude that we had the good fortune to live in this beautiful house and in the hope that the new owner enjoys and cares for it as much as we have done.

STEP INSIDE
Dart Bank is an attractive property with pleasant external aesthetics and character features. This is very much mirrored with the accommodation inside the house which is beautifully presented.

The main entrance into the Villa is from a stylish entrance conservatory an attractive tiled floor and this room doubles up as a reception in itself due to its size. This in turn leads to a spacious hallway with access to upper and lower floors as well as the main receptions which radiate off it. As with many homes of this size, there is a great deal of adaptability as to how the rooms can be used. Currently, there are two reception rooms off the hallway in the form of a dining room (currently used as a study) and large bay fronted living room with pleasant views over the garden. The kitchen / breakfast room is another spacious room with windows making the very most of the pleasant views on offer. A small half landing provides access to a further reception room or guest bedroom, utility room, cloakroom / wc and lobby with a secondary access point leading outside.

The lower ground floor level provides a multitude of opportunities. Currently, the receptions are used for recreational usage with a pool table room, gymnasium, sauna and jacuzzi. With its own entrance to the side and toilet and shower facilities there is an excellent opportunity to create a self contained annex for a relative or a possible income stream should one wish.

A light and spacious first floor landing presents five well proportioned bedrooms leading off it. The two principle bedrooms are extremely generous double bedrooms with bay windows overlooking the garden with fantastic views across Torquay which really must be seen to be fully appreciated. The master bedroom also provides a modern en suite shower room and there is a separate family bathroom and toilet on this level.

STEP OUTSIDE
Dart Bank occupies a plot of 0.33 acre and provides extensive off road parking (from two entrances) and a double garage and beautifully landscaped private grounds. There is a fabulous elevated sun terrace that overlooks the main garden below which is level, laid to lawn and child friendly. This is the perfect family garden.

The grounds are extremely private with gated entrances to both sides of the Villa with mature hedging to borders. There is a comprehensive range of established mature trees, palms and colourful shrubs providing a relaxing and ambient setting.

LOCATION
Burridge Road is situated in the sought after area of Chelston in Torquay and this exceptional villa offers easy access to Chelston’s shops, Torquay Town centre, the harbour and the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. There are wonderful walks along the coast with a variety of sandy beaches, attractive headlands and Tor Abbey Meadows surrounding the historic Abbey. Cockington Village and Country Park is also within a short drive of the house. Torquay town centre is around a mile away and provides an excellent variety of established shops, amenities and restaurants. Torquay railway station is also a very short walk from the property. Trains connect the main Paddington to Penzance line at Newton Abbot with trin time to London taking around 2 hours 45 minutes from there. For internal or international flights, Exeter Airport is 28 miles away, taking around 45 minutes via the South Devon Expressway to Exeter.

USEFUL INFORMATION
Tenure: Freehold
Post code: TQ2 6HG
Local Authority: Torbay Council
Listing Status: No listing
Council Tax Band: G
EPC: F


EPC Rating: F

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Band: G

Burridge Road, Torquay, TQ2

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  • Torquay Station0.4 miles
  • Torre Station0.5 miles
  • Paignton Station2.2 miles
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