Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay, TQ1
- Grand Family Detached Residence
- Seven Large Bedrooms
- Four En-Ensuites Plus Family Bathroom
- Beautful Lounge And Separate Dining Room
- Garage And Driveway
- Large Gardens
- Central Heating
- Games/Cinema Room And Sun Room
- Grade 2 Listed
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Accessed via a private driveway and once owned by the Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli this exceptionally well presented grand family residence displays all the elegant proportions typical of the Georgian Villas constructed in the area during the 1800’s.
Set within large grounds this fantastic family home has also been used in the past few years as self catering holiday accommodation for multigenerational families
The imposing entrance hall with its magnificent full height window, grand staircase to the upper floors and open fireplace immediately provides the property with an air of period grandeur. Doors lead off to the kitchen, dining room and lounge to make this the focal point and hub of the whole property,
The property has 7 bedrooms. The three principle bedrooms, sited on the first floor, all have full size en suite bathrooms while the master suite boasts a fully fitted dressing room. The other bedrooms are all double bedrooms one with an en suite shower room.
The property also provides flexible accommodation and already has an office, and a games room that was formerly used as a home cinema.
The kitchen/breakfast room is the heart of the home and with double doors connecting it to the spacious lounge make it perfect for socialising, entertaining and informal dining.
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This magnificent home is entered via the main door with its original ornate surround opening into the grand entrance hall.
Natural light engulfs the hall from the large window to the front and the large patterned glass window above the staircase. The hall is blessed with character from the ornate cornice and ceiling rose to the period panelled doors and architraves and skirtings. An arched recess adjacent to the open fire place with its marble surround provides a cosy corner for reading that good book or the focal point for the baby grand.
Dominating the room is the grand staircase to the first floor landing with natural light pouring down from the large window to the side aspect.
Doors open to the dining room, lounge and the kitchen/breakfast room.
Accessed past the winding staircase, further doors open to the games room, W.c., lower utility room and garage.
Doors to under stairs storage. Radiator.
The dining room is a delightful double aspect room with tall sash windows to the gardens. Ideal for informal family get togethers or formal dining with space for a grand 12-16 seater table and chairs. Cast iron fire place with marble surround. Two radiators and two wall lights.
The lounge is a beautiful room with a large window over looking the gardens. Ornate coving, two wall lights and two radiators. Double doors open to the sun room and further double doors open to the kitchen/breakfast room.
The kitchen/breakfast room is a fantastic room with a substantial arrangement of wall and base units to three sides with work surfaces over. Inset one and half bowl sink drainer unit with mixer tap. Inset six ring hob with hood over. Built in eye level oven and grill. Integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A centre island with roll edge work surface provides a focal point for socialising and entertaining with base units under.
The breakfast/dining area has a tiled floor creating a separation from the kitchen environment with tall windows to a bay aspect. Radiator.
The sun room is an ideal room for reading and relaxing and would lend itself to a very useful area when entertaining with it leading to the rear garden from the lounge.
The games room from the inner lobby has a window and storage cupboard and provides a fantastic recreational area formerly used as a home cinema. Two radiators and ceiling spotlights.
Downstairs utility room for additional refrigerator or freezer. Kitchen base wall units. Door two double garage.
The inner lobby has additional storage cupboard. Radiator
The cloakroom has a low level W.c. and wash hand basin. Radiator.
The landing is engulfed with natural light from the large patterned & stained glass window. A passage extends around this level with a further window adjacent to the staircase to the upper floors.
Doors lead to the master bedroom and bedrooms two and three. Further doors to the utility room and home office.
The main bedroom is magnificent with sash windows to the east with views towards Lincombe Hill and front overlooking the gardens. Feature focal point marble fire place. Two radiators
A door opens to the dressing room with a substantial arrangement of built in wardrobes. Window to the garden aspect and a radiator.
Wardrobe doors provide a concealed access to a very generous master bathroom suite comprising a walk in shower cubicle with sliding door and tiled wall areas. Tile enclosed double ended roll top bath with mixer tap with shower attachment and cradle over. Two wash hand basins, bidet and a low level W.C. Two wall mounted heated ladder towel rails.
The second double bedroom is another double aspect room with large sash windows delivering views over the gardens and full of natural light. Two radiators. Door to the en-suite bathroom.
This has a panel enclosed bath with shower over with splash screen door. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Radiator. Tiled floor.
Bedroom three is another double bedroom with triple aspect windows delivering an abundance of natural light. Radiator, storage unit above the door. Door opens to the en-suite bathroom.
This comprises of a panel enclosed bath with shower over and splash screen door. Low level W.C and a pedestal wash hand basin. Radiator.
The home office has a window to the side aspect and doors to storage cupboards, essential for modern day living. Radiator.
The utility room has a work surface with space and plumbing under for a washing machine and further appliance such as a dryer. Inset sink drainer unit. Door opens to the airing cupboard which houses the combination boiler.
Staircase with access to Mezzanine and Second floors
Door from mezzanine floor to bedroom four and family bathroom.
Bedrooms four is a small double bedroom with twin sliding sash windows and wardrobe units built in either side of the bed. Radiator
Family bathroom comprising panelled bath with shower and shower screen over, low level W.C., and wash hand basin. Tiles wall surfaces to the bathroom & shower, original natural wood floor. Radiator
Short flight of stairs to second floor and corridor with doors to bedroom five, six, and seven . Door to substantial under eaves storage.
Bedroom five: Character double bedroom with exposed beams and double aspect sash windows overlooking the gardens to the front and side. Door to further under eaves storage. Radiator.
Bedroom six: Character double bedroom with exposed beams and dormer sash window with views over the front garden.
Bedroom seven: Character double bedroom with exposed beams and double aspect sash windows to the side and front with views towards Lincombe Hill and over the front garden. Door to En suite shower room with walk in shower, low level W.C. and wash hand basin. Tiled floor
The double garage has power points and lighting and would also make for a useful workshop.
A BRIEF HISTORY
On 12th July 1827 Sarah Brydges-Willyams entered into an agreement with a local builder, one Thomas Rossiter of Torquay, to construct the present house and outbuildings on the site known as Mount Braddon. Mrs Brydges-Willyams leased the actual land from the Cary family on a 99-year lease commencing that same year.
Mrs Brydges-Willyams was born Sarah Mendez da Costa of Spanish Jewish descent and married a Colonel in the Cornish militia prior to moving to Torquay. Her enthusiasm for her Jewish heritage encouraged her to correspond with the famous Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. Disraeli however ignored her letters referring to her as "that mad woman in Torquay". Eventually though upon being asked to be both executor and beneficiary of her Will, Disraeli was encouraged to contact Mrs Brydges-Willyams and subsequently, with his wife Anne, often visited her at Mount Braddon. A close and enduring friendship developed and upon her death, in accordance with the conditions of her will, Disraeli had a Family vault built in the Churchyard at Hughenden and Sarah Brydges-Willyams was the first to be buried there - requesting in her Will that she should be buried with Disraeli and his wife Anne.
Disraeli's inheritance amounted to the Mount Braddon itself and a sum of money much of which was spent on maintaining and improving the now famous Hughenden Manor. Eventually, both Disraeli and his wife Anne were buried either side of Sarah Brydges-Willyams in the vault at Hughenden churchyard. Legend has it that Disraeli's love of the primrose was fostered by his frequent trips to Torquay and that the Primrose League was formed under the large cedar tree at the front of the property following his death. (Sourced from "Disraeli" (a biography) by Sarah Bradford, 1982.
Framed and wall mounted are copies of the original drawings and Contract for the construction of the original house together with the copies of Sarah Brydges-Willyams Last Will and Testament
The gardens are a wonderful asset to the property creating a tranquil area to relax, entertain, enjoy family time and al-fresco dining.
The very well decorated gardens are landscaped with flowers, shrubs, trees and tall trees creating a peaceful environment.
The gardens create a real feel of escapism with a countryside feel.
To the side are double gates providing parking on a natural looking driveway for several vehicles.
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Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay, TQ1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Torquay Station1.0 miles
- Torre Station1.3 miles
- Paignton Station2.8 miles
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