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  • EPC - E:53


Chine Crest is a mature three-bedroom DETACHED CHALET BUNGALOW set within a good size plot in the highly regarded setting of Maidencombe, on the semi-rural outskirts of Torquay.  Alongside the bungalow there is a BUILDING PLOT with Outline Planning Permission with all matters reserved approved in December 2023 for a detached dwelling with associated parking and access to be constructed – P/2023/0761.  The bungalow retains characterful accommodation typical of its era, with the principal living space to the ground floor with two further bedrooms and shower room to the first floor.  The established gardens are predominantly set lawn enjoying a good level of privacy and situated to the rear of the bungalow.  The bungalow would now benefit from a degree of modernisation but offers prospective new owners the opportunity to inject their own taste and style into their new home.

The village of Maidencombe is serenely set between the coastal towns of Torquay and Teignmouth, between them offering an array of amenities, leisure activities and mooring facilities. The market town of Newton Abbot is equally accessible with main line rail station providing direct links to most major cities. Locally, within a mile distance you have fine dining at the Orestone Manor, Thatched Tavern traditional village pub, and the sheltered Maidencombe Beach. The neighbouring villages of Stokeinteignhead and Shaldon have highly regarded Primary Schools.

EPC Rating: D


"Selling Chine Crest has been a difficult decision for me to make as the property has been within the family for many years and holds such special memories, not just for me but for my children and grandchildren as well. It has been a very happy home for all of us, with my children enjoying themselves playing in the gardens and us enjoying the lovely views from the bungalow. It will certainly be the end of an era when the property is sold but I am sure that any new owners will enjoy living here as much as our family have and they too will have the opportunity of creating their own special memories of Chine Crest. With the bungalow having such a large garden it appeared obvious to us that there was sufficient space to build a new home, still leaving both properties with sizeable gardens. Outline Planning Permission has been obtained and this gives any new owners the option to either split and sell the plot or the rare opportunity of building their own new home."


Steps rise to a double glazed front door opening to the RECEPTION HALL with windows overlooking the gardens. The SITTING ROOM is a bright, triple aspect room with feature fireplace with living flame effect gas fire. INNER HALL with understairs storage cupboard. DINING ROOM with feature fireplace, part wood panelling to walls, window overlooking the gardens and door to the reception hall. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is fitted with a range of units and work tops with inset sink unit. Built-in electric oven and grill, four ring gas hob with cooker hood over, recess for fridge/freezer, larder cupboard and window overlooking the gardens. UTILITY with deep storage cupboard housing the electric meter and consumer unit. Provisions for washing machine, sink unit, GlowWorm gas fired boiler, window and doors to the front and rear. BEDROOM 2 with window and door to the garden. EN-SUITE WET ROOM with shower area, wash hand basin, WC and two obscure windows.


From the Dining Room stairs rise to the First Floor Landing with shelved linen cupboard. BEDROOM 1 with double aspect enjoying views over the valley and fields towards the sea at Lyme Bay. Window seat with storage underneath, two built-in double wardrobes and access to eaves storage. BEDROOM 3 with side aspect and character sloping ceiling. SHOWER ROOM with corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Part tiled walls, ladder style heated towel rail, tiled floor, access to eaves storage, sloping ceiling and Velux window.


The property is approached via a gated pathway with well stocked shrub bed to the side and access to the utility and ground floor bedroom. DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE with remote operated up and over door (not working), power, lighting and courtesy door to the side. A pathway leads around the side of the bungalow to the rear with paved patio and main garden being predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and hedging, further patio and inset pond. An archway with trailing shrub leads to the lower garden, mainly laid to lawn with greenhouse and wooden garden shed with access to Teignmouth Road.


Gas Central Heating Septic Tank Drainage Stepped approach – with level access afforded via a ramped access to the ground floor bedroom. Council Tax Band – ‘E’ (Torbay Council). Full charge for 2024/25 is £2,729.04.


To the side of Chine Crest is a BUILDING PLOT with consent granted in December 2023 in outline with all matters reserved for the erection of a detached dwelling. Outline planning is for three years with a further two years granted upon submission and approval of reserved matters. The plot has hedged boundaries and tree lined boundary to the Teignmouth Road frontage. There is gated access from Sladnor Park Road running along the side of the bungalow to Teignmouth Road. Community infrastructure levy (CIL) of £15,639.86 to be paid.


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.


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.


what3words – draw.tailwind.feasts Sat Nav: TQ1 4TF. From our office in St Marychurch turn left at the traffic lights onto Fore Street, continue through the next lights onto St Marychurch Road and at the roundabout continue straight on staying on the St Marychurch Road (A379) heading towards Teignmouth. Stay on the Teignmouth Road passing the playing fields on both sides of the road and you will climb the hill towards Maidencombe. At the brow of the hill you will pass Brunel Manor on the left and Ashley Priors Lane on your right, continue around the bend and Sladnor Park Road will be found on your right hand side.


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Maidencombe, Torquay


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  • Torre Station2.5 miles
  • Torquay Station3.2 miles
  • Teignmouth Station3.1 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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