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  • EPC - D:57 (House). E:45 (Garden Flat)


Set discretely behind a private gated driveway, Wensley Court is a FINE DETACHED REVERSE LEVEL COASTAL HOUSE commanding SEA VIEWS OF TOR BAY and affording an extensive main home with CONNECTING ANNEXE and SELF CONTAINED GARDEN FLAT. The property was built to a bespoke design in the early 1970s by a local building contractor for his own home, with our clients taking ownership nearly 40 years ago. This truly unique home presents great versatility and lifestyle in the heart of the English Riviera.

Wensley Court is conveniently placed for a host of highly regarded schools including the acclaimed Grammar Schools, Torquay Academy, and Torre Primary. Torbay Hospital and the private Mount Stuart Hospital are equally accessible, whilst comprehensive out of town shopping can be found nearby at the Willows with stores including M&S, Sainsbury's, Boots and Next. For those commuting out of Torquay, swift access can be gained onto the A380.

EPC Rating: D


"Wensley Court has been our beautiful unique family home for nearly 40 years. It is a lovely spacious house, with the added bonus of the ANNEXE and the self-contained garden flat which are ideal for extended family members or friends when visiting. The house has beautiful sea views across the bay to Brixham, which is always a talking point when guests arrive and a prime location to watch the Red Arrows and seafront fireworks displays. The extensive garden is secluded with a large well stocked pond, having the benefit of the sun from early morning to sunset making it a wonderful spot in the summer for relaxing with a good book, or barbecues. Over the years we have hosted many special occasions for our large family, where the spacious rooms have accommodated everybody comfortably. The large study with a separate library area is perfect for home working, looking out on to the garden and the sea view beyond. I have loved my time here, and all the special memories we have made."


Double gates open to the extensive brick paviour driveway and double garaging with tiled pathway leading to the cricket themed front door. Glazed ENTRANCE PORCH with obscure glazed inner door leading to the spacious RECEPTION HALL with connecting door to the garage. Glazed double doors open to the impressive LOUNGE with dual aspect having views over the private gardens and bespoke polished stone fireplace with inset living flame effect gas log fire (disconnected). Glazed double doors to the striking SUN LOUNGE with tiled floor, glazed surround and vaulted ceiling, commanding stunning views across the surrounding area to the sea at Tor Bay. The DINING ROOM is currently used as a snug lounge enjoying a view over the garden and serving hatch to the kitchen/breakfast room.


The kitchen/breakfast room is beautifully appointed with pale blue units and woodblock effect working surfaces with twin sink unit and filtered drinking water tap. integrated oven and microwave, ceramic hob with filter hood over and dishwasher. Window enjoying beautiful views over the private garden and surrounding area. The breakfast area has fitted bench seating. UTILITY housing the Worcester gas fired boiler, provisions for white goods and sink. CLOAKROOM with airing cupboard housing the immersion cylinder.


From the Reception Hall stairs descend down to a generous HALL with natural light and cupboard. PRINCIPAL BEDROOM with direct access to the gardens, separate DRESSING AREA and EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM. BEDROOM 2 is also a large double, arranged as two combined rooms with beautiful views over the gardens and used currently as our client's family home office with library space. There are TWO FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS on this level. FAMILY BATHROOM with suite of panelled bath with shower attachment taps, his and hers basins set in vanity unit and WC with concealed cistern. Obscure glazed window. From this level a connecting doors leads to the SELF CONTAINED ANNEXE with its own private entrance, perfect for a dependent relative or extending the already generous accommodation. The annexe is a one bedroom design with en-suite bathroom and open plan principal room.


To the lower garden level is a self contained TWO BEDROOM FLAT with private entrance door. A dual aspect kitchen with internal lounge, two bedrooms and shower room with airing cupboard housing the immersion cylinder.


Double gates open to the extensive driveway leading to a DOUBLE GARAGE with remote control roller double door, window and access to loft storage. From the parking area a stepped approach leads down to the primary lawned garden with mature shrubs and trees, which leads down to a lower lawn wrapping around the house and featuring a large, mature fish pond. A terrace overlooking the garden and pond is positioned outside the bedrooms. The gardens descend to a lower area, left for wild flowers and wildlife with timber garden shed.


COUNCIL TAX BAND - G (Torbay Council). HEATING - Gas central heating to the house and connecting annexe. The garden flat has an immersion cylinder for hot water and no fixed heating.


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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Parking - Driveway

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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.
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  • Torre Station0.2 miles
  • Torquay Station1.0 miles
  • Paignton Station3.0 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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