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Torquay, Devon








5,759 sq ft

535 sq m

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Key features

  • EPC: Mapledene = D:62. The Stables = C:77


This commanding DETACHED VICTORIAN RESIDENCE presents a striking main house which retains a wealth of period detailing. In addition, a DETACHED COTTAGE has been lovingly renovated by our clients from the original stable block. The extensive main home spans three floors, with the lower level affording exceptional auxiliary accommodation complete with cinema room and home office, whilst presenting great scope to create a self-contained annexe. A sweeping driveway and beautiful gardens wrap around the house, enjoying a secondary driveway entrance and double garage.

Enviably positioned in one of Torquay's prestigious locations close to Torquay's Sea Front and Cockington Country Park which covers circa 460 acres of woodland, lakes and meadows. Local 'village' shops at Walnut Road are just a short saunter away, whilst Torquay's Train Station is equally accessible, just one stop from the main line Newton Abbot with direct links to most major cities. A selection of highly regarded schools, including nationally recognised Grammar Schools are equally accessible.

EPC Rating: D


"When we took ownership of Mapledene in 2006, it had gone through a period of commercial use and felt unloved. The first time we walked through the door, it was pouring with rain outside, but the house felt so warm and inviting on the inside, we instantly knew we could create a beautiful home. The location was also pivotal, a stone’s throw to Cockington park, the sea front, Torquay railway station, and local shops on Walnut Road (not to mention great schools!) Eighteen happy years later, we’ve put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears, and loved every minute of our time here. We like to think we've breathed life back into the house and feel it is time for a new family to make their mark on its history. There are so many wonderful things about Mapledene, and for us the versatility to adapt and suit our changing needs has made it the perfect family (multi-generational in our case) home. It has also been a fantastic party house!"


Walking through the heavy panelled front door to the VESTIBULE with original stained glass windows. The westerly facing CONSERVATORY enjoys the afternoon sun, with the vestibule leading through to the ELEGANT RECEPTION HALL which is a welcoming space with tiled floor, cast iron fireplace with tiled detailing, ornate cornice ceiling and large windows with stained glass top lights. CLOAKROOM to the rear of the hall. Opulent DRAWING ROOM with marble fireplace and polished granite hearth, detailed cornice work and floor to ceiling windows looking out to the southerly terrace and stained glass top lights. SITTING ROOM with extensive shelving to either side of the feature marble fireplace, and full height windows with stained glass top lights and central French doors to the terrace and garden. DINING ROOM with part wainscot panelling, fireplace and doors to the easterly facing BALCONY, perfect to enjoy the morning sun.


The kitchen is both a practical and lifestyle room, beautifully appointed and bathed in light from three sides with views over the gardens, and door to the driveway parking. Extensive range of hardwood, hand made units are topped with polished granite worktops and quality appliances including an oven, induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, wine cooler and coffee machine. A large island provides a perfect space for family and friends to socialise or dine.


From the Reception Hall an elegant staircase rises to the split landing with large window enjoying extensive views over the surrounding area towards the Warberries hillside. The PRINCIPAL BEDROOM is a beautifully proportioned room with marble fireplace, deep coving and beautiful triple windows within the bay having stained glass top lights and southerly aspect with view over the garden. EN-SUITE with double ended bath, shower cubicle vanity unit and obscure glazed window. Neighbouring BEDROOM 2 also enjoys the southerly views, being a large double with comprehensive wardrobes. Three FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS, one with EN-SUITE SHOWER complete the exceptional bedrooms. The FAMILY BATHROOM is a generous room with bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and two obscure glazed windows.


From the Reception Hall stairs descend to the lower ground floor which provides a versatile space with suite of rooms affording a multitude of uses. Leading off the spacious hall, our clients have created a wonderful cinema room, large home office, and utility with door to the outside. From the main hall, a door opens to further accommodation ideally suited to a guest suite or potential self-contained annexe having a bedroom, shower room, lounge with large storage area and private entrance door, and gym/bedroom.


Aptly named, this character DETACHED COTTAGE once formed the original stable block to Mapledene, sympathetically converted and currently utilised as a holiday let. The Stables has a separate driveway access from Coach House Lane, and address with post code TQ2 6HA. To the front of the cottage, the garden is laid with flagstone and gravel for ease of maintenance. Double doors lead to the KITCHEN/DINING ROOM. A triple aspect room, fully equipped for holiday letting. Open access to the SITTING ROOM with fireplace and open plan staircase turning to the first floor landing, bathed in light from a Velux window. The first floor provides two DOUBLE BEDROOMS with character sloping ceilings and Velux windows, and tasteful SHOWER ROOM with circular window.


Gated approach to the sweeping driveway that flows around the house and exits by further gates onto Coach House Lane to the rear of the property. The extensive driveway parking is complemented by a DOUBLE GARAGE. The southerly orientated garden is accessed directly from both the drawing and sitting rooms, enjoying a flagstone terrace with sunken jacuzzi spa. Lower level lawn with beautiful pink magnolia and fenced boundaries with mature trees providing a good degree of privacy. The rear garden has a further large level lawn with a decked pergola and outdoor fireplace, a perfect space for relaxation and entertainment.


HEATING - Gas central heating. SERVICES - Mains water, drainage, gas and electric. COUNCIL TAX BANDS - Mapledene = G (£3,721.41 for 2024/25) . The Stables = B (£1,736.66 for 2024/25). Torbay Council.


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.


SAT NAV: TQ2 6PQ. WHAT3WORDS: fidgeted.glares.mountains.


Beautiful gardens with terraces and lawn.

Parking - Double garage


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Band: G
PARKINGDetails of how and where vehicles can be parked, and any associated costs.Read more about parking in our glossary page.
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.
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Torquay, Devon


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  • Torquay Station0.3 miles
  • Torre Station0.8 miles
  • Paignton Station2.0 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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