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Wellswood, Torquay








1,658 sq ft

154 sq m

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Key features

  • EPC - C:73


This GRACIOUS FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT forms part of the prestigious grade II* listed WELLSWOOD PARK, originally designed as three terraces of five fine town houses built circa 1853 to the designs of the Harvey brothers, reputedly one of the finest builders of the period in Torquay. Approached through a private entrance door, the living space centres around a split level hall with the sitting room and principal bedroom facing southwards with views over the beautiful green swathe of the residents private park.

The amenities of Wellswood can be found crossing the end of the road which retain a 'village ambience' with local pub, highly regarded primary school, convenience store and delicatessen. Scenic walks can be enjoyed beyond through the wooded Ilsham Valley to picturesque Meadfoot Beach, continuing toward Torquay's bustling harbour, Yacht Marina and sea front promenade with Princess Theatre, Torre Abbey Sands Beach and Train Station at the far end.

EPC Rating: C


"Wellswood Park first became our home in 1999, with the elegance of the crescent, beautiful residents private park, natural beauty of the area, and convenience of amenities all important factors in our decision. My husband decided it would be a fabulous idea to live in France, so we sold the apartment in 2003 and set off over the water, but soon realised it was not for us and returned to London later that year. Missing our life in Torquay we called the agents in 2006 to initiate a move back to Devon, and interestingly our old home was coming back to market! So after a second wonderful tenure at Wellswood Park, where I love the benefits of being on the first floor, I am now finding the steps a little more challenging. We will be staying local as the location is perfect. Living at Wellswood Park is a lifestyle, and we are certain whoever takes over 2A will find as much love as we have."


A private front door opens to the RECEPTION HALL with two useful storage cupboards. An elegant staircase rises to the First Floor Split Level Landing with full length arched window allowing ample natural light. BEDROOM 3 is currently utilised as an office with window to the roadside approach. BEDROOM 2 is a spacious room with window to the roadside approach. Stepped access to the SHOWER ROOM which has recently been re-fitted with walk-in double shower, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboards and drawers and WC. Tiled walls, heated towel rail, extractor fan and connecting door to the upper landing. The KITCHEN is fitted with a range of units and working surfaces with sink. Built-in double oven and microwave, ceramic hob with cooker hood over, provisions for washing machine and dishwasher. Rooflight.


From the Kitchen five steps rise to the DINING ROOM with door to the upper landing, high level window and ample space for dining or study area. The SITTING ROOM is a bright and gracious room with two large windows enjoying fine southerly views over the private grounds of Wellswood Park. Ornate cornice work to ceiling and period style fireplace with base cupboards and shelving to either side. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM is an equally elegant room with two windows enjoying southerly views over the communal park. EN-SUITE with tile panelled bath, corner shower cubicle, vanity unit and WC. Tiling to walls and floor.


Opposite the front door is a private DOUBLE GARAGE with remote controlled up and over door, power and lighting. Unrestricted on-road parking. Access to the communal park is via a secure gated pathway. The shared grounds of Wellswood Park are a striking attribute, extending to circa one and a half acres with extensive lawns, discreet seating areas sheltered amidst beautiful trees and mature shrubs. The park is exclusively for the use of the residents.


HEATING - Gas central heating LISTED - Grade II* CONSERVATION AREA - Warberries, Torbay. TENURE - Leasehold being 999 years from 3 February 1992. Freehold held by the ground floor apartment. SERVICE CHARGE: £550 per annum for the upkeep of the communal grounds. Property maintenance shared with the freeholder on an ‘as and when’ basis. COUNCIL TAX BAND - E (Torbay Council) - Payable 2024/2025 - £2,729.04. EPC - C:73


Torquay is nestled on the warm South Devon coast being one of three towns along with Paignton and Brixham which form the natural east facing harbour of Torbay, sheltered from the English Channel. 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.


By Train: Torquay Train Station has some direct lines to London Paddington and Birmingham and is just one stop from the main line Newton Abbot. By Air: Exeter Airport provides both UK and international flights. By Sea: Torquay Marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers, sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds. Regional Cities of Exeter & Plymouth approximately 22 miles and 32 miles respectively. Magnificent Dartmoor National park approximately 12 miles.


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Communal Garden

Private park extending to circa 1.5 acre for exclusive use of the residents.

Parking - Double garage

Parking - On street

Unrestricted on-road provisions.

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: E
LISTED PROPERTYA property designated as being of architectural or historical interest, with additional obligations imposed upon the owner.Read more about listed properties in our glossary page.
PARKINGDetails of how and where vehicles can be parked, and any associated costs.Read more about parking in our glossary page.
On street,Garage
GARDENA property has access to an outdoor space, which could be private or shared.
Communal garden
ACCESSIBILITYHow a property has been adapted to meet the needs of vulnerable or disabled individuals.Read more about accessibility in our glossary page.
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Wellswood, Torquay


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Torquay Station1.6 miles
  • Torre Station1.7 miles
  • Paignton Station3.3 miles
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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

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