10 bedroom detached house for sale

Highbury House, Castle Road, Torquay

£500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • DETACHED PERIOD PROPERTY
  • EXTENSIVIE LIVING ACCOMMODATION
  • IDEAL FAMILY HOME OR INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY
  • OFF STREET PARKING FOR MULTIPLE VEHICLES
  • SELF-CONTAINED ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE
  • HIGH CEILINGS & CHARACTER FEATURES
  • CLOSE PROXIMITY TO TORQUAY TOWN CENTRE
  • ELEVATED POSITION WITH SEA PEEPS
  • LICENSED HMO GENERATING HEALTHY INCOME

Full description

Built circa 1870 is this substantial detached house boasting wonderful features with elegant high ceilings and cornice work. This victorian villa is located within close proximity to Torquay Town Centre and enjoys a wonderful south facing elevation position with sea peeps from principal rooms. The property comprises of the main house and a self-contained one bedroom annexe. It is currently in use as a licensed HMO, however could be returned to a family home is desired. This extensive residence also benefits from off street parking capable of accommodating multiple vehicles.

The Accommodation
The property can be accessed either via the side entrance from the driveway or the main entrance to the front elevation. The front door leads you into the entrance porch with dado rails and the fire alarm panel. An internal glass insert door with side windows takes you into the main hall where you have access to principal rooms and stairs rising to the first floor. To your immediate right is the former living room, currently used as bedroom one and is presently let for £105pw. Features to this good-sized room include wonderful high ceilings with coving, an elegant feature fireplace and double glazed south facing bay windows with patio door leading directly onto the decked terrace with the garden beyond. Adjacent to this room is the extensive dining room. Glorious in size, this room is currently arranged as a communal living/dining room. Enjoying similar wonderful features to those of bedroom one, it boasts high ceilings with decorative cornice work and double glazed south facing bay windows with a patio door leading to the decked terrace. This room in turn opens up in the kitchen/breakfast room. Fitted with a range of modern wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces over extending to create a breakfast bar. The kitchen is fitted with a range style cooker with gas hob over, an American sized fridge/freezer and a one and a half bowl sink and drainer unit with waste disposal. A double glazed window to the side elevation coupled with modern inset spotlights to the ceiling allow for a bright and airy room. Leading on from the kitchen a lobby gives access to the utility room and the side entrance UPVc double glazed door to the parking area. The utility room provides great convenience and has space/provisions for a washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer. It also houses the 'Baxi' combination boiler, responsible for the hot water and heating to the main house. Making your way back into the main hall you will find two further bedrooms both generating £80 each per week and a downstairs cloakroom. The cloakroom comprises of a low level WC and a wash hand basin, with an obscure double-glazed window to the front elevation. Bedroom two benefits from dual aspect double glazed windows to the front and side elevation and again boasts wonderful high ceilings. Bedroom three is a single room to the side elevation and is neutral in decoration.

The elegant, wide staircase brings you to the first floor landing, with a built-in cupboard and access to five further bedrooms and a shower room. A half landing with a double glazed window allows for a good degree of natural light to flood the landing making it bright and airy. Immediately to your right is bedroom four currently let and achieving £80pw. This double bedroom enjoys dual aspect double glazed windows to the front and side elevation. Adjacent is the fully tiled shower room comprising of a shower cubicle, wash hand basin set within a vanity unit and a low level WC. Bedrooms five and six are positioned to the south facing elevation of the property and are both generous sized double rooms, generating £105 each per week. Bedroom five boasts two double built-in wardrobes and both rooms enjoy wonderful elevated views over torquay with sea peeps beyond. Bedroom seven is a single bedroom with a double glazed window to the rear elevation and is currently let for £80pw. Bedroom eight is a fantastic sized room, with space for bedroom furniture as well as some living space. It is situated to the side elevation of the property and is currently let at £105pw.

A secondary staircase ascends to the second floor landing with final bedroom of the main house along with access to a second shower room. The landing has a built-in cupboard and skylight to the ceiling allowing for natural light. The shower room, previously arranged as a bathroom comprises of a shower cubicle, a low level WC and a wash hand basin. Bedroom nine is a spacious room with built-in double wardrobes, enjoying a southerly facing aspect allowing for a wonderful outlook with sea peep views.

The Annexe
The self-contained annexe consists of generous proportions, allowing for flexible living accommodation with separate council tax band and its own gas central heating system to the main house. The annexe has a rental yield of approximately £140pw and boasts a private entrance both to the front and rear elevations. The UPVc front door leads you into the kitchen, fitted with a range of units and with space/provisions for a cooker, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Leading on from the kitchen is the sitting room, with a double glazed door leading directly to the decked terrace and stairs rising to the first floor. Taking the stairs you ascend to the bedroom, previously arranged as two bedrooms with the potential to revert if desired. This room is of a good-size with delightful coving to the ceiling and dual aspect double glazed window to the rear and side elevation allowing for a wonderful outlook. Adjacent to the bedroom is the bathroom comprising of a panelled bath with shower over, a wash hand basin and a low level WC. There is also a built-in airing cupboard to this room housing the combination boiler supplying hot water and gas central heating.

Outside
This victorian villa is located on a good sized plot, with off street parking capable of accommodation multiple vehicles and enclosed with double wrought iron gates. The decked sun terrace runs the length of the property with a southerly aspect enjoying a superb position and with access into both the main house and the annexe. The sun terrace leads down to the main garden consisting of a large level lawned area bordered with a combination of timber fencing and mature shrubs and trees.

To note: We have been informed that all bedrooms are supplied with television Ariel points, wall mounted mains radiators and their own electric meters with card top-ups. Heating/water rates are included in the rental figures with council tax for the main building (band D) also included. The annexe has a separate council tax of band 'A' which coupled with electric is covered by the tenant, water rates and gas are factored into the rental figure. 





Entrance 
Accessed via either UPVc double glazed door to side elevation or main entrance front door.

Entrance Hall 
Porch with secondary door and matching side windows leading into main hall. Dado rails. Fire alarm panel.

Reception Hall 
Solid oak flooring. Access to three bedrooms, cloakroom and dining room with stairs rising to the first floor. Radiator with decorative cover.

Cloakroom 
Low level WC and wash hand basin. Radiator with decorative cover. Obscure double glazed window to front elevation.

Room One/Living Room 
15' 10'' x 15' 9'' (4.82m x 4.80m)
Currently let at £105pw. Could be used as living room with double glazed bay windows with french doors leading onto the decked terrace with garden beyond. Feature fireplace. High ceilings, electric meter and tv Ariel point. Wall mounted radiator. Wash hand basin.

Room Two 
9' 11'' x 8' 5'' (3.02m x 2.56m)
Currently let for £80pw. Double glazed window to side elevation. High ceilings, electric meter and tv Ariel point. Wall mounted radiator. Wash hand basin.

Bedroom Three 
9' 7'' x 7' 3'' (2.92m x 2.21m)
Currently vacant. Previously let for £80pw. Double glazed window to side elevation. Neutral decoration. High ceilings, electric meter and tv Ariel point. Wall mounted radiator. Wash hand basin.

Dining Room 
21' 1'' x 12' 9'' (6.42m x 3.88m)
Currently arranged as a communal lounge/dining room. High ceilings with decorative cornice work. Dado rails and solid oak flooring. Two wall mounted radiators.Double glazed bay window with patio door opening out onto the decked terrace with garden beyond and sea peeps.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
16' 4'' x 12' 9'' (4.97m x 3.88m)
Range of matching modern wall and base units with roll edge work tops over, extending to create breakfast bar. Two glass fronted display cabinets. Fitted with range style cooker with gas hob over and cooker hood. American sized fridge/freezer and dishwasher. One and half bowl sink and drainer unit with waste disposal. Double glazed window to side elevation. High ceilings with coving and inset spotlighting. Tiled splash-backs.

Lobby 
Access to utility room and side entrance PVCu double glazed door.

Utility Room 
Double glazed window to side elevation. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge/freezer. 'Baxi' combination boiler.

Stairs Rising To First Floor  
Half landing with double glazed window to side elevation.

First Floor Landing  
Access to further five bedrooms and bathroom with stairs rising to second floor. Built-in storage cupboard.

Bedroom Four 
13' 4'' x 13' 0'' (4.06m x 3.96m)
Currently let for £80pw. Dual aspect double glazed window to side and front elevation. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter.

Bedroom Five 
12' 3'' x 10' 2'' (3.73m x 3.10m)
Currently let for £105pw. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter. Wash hand basin. Double glazed window to side elevation with outlook over the garden and sea peeps towards Tor Bay.

Bedroom Six 
16' 8'' x 12' 4'' (5.08m x 3.76m)
Currently let for £105pw. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter. Wash hand basin. Two double glazed windows to side elevation overlooking garden and sea peeps towards Tor Bay.

Bedroom Seven 
12' 11'' x 7' 11'' (3.93m x 2.41m)
Currently let for £80pw. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter. Wash hand basin. Double glazed window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Eight 
11' 7'' x 8' 6'' (3.53m x 2.59m)
Currently let for £105pw. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter. Wash hand basin. Double glazed window to side elevation.

Shower Room 
Three-piece white suite comprising of shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin set within vanity unit. Fully tiled walls and floor. Obscure window to front elevation.

Stairs rising to second floor 

Second floor landing 
Access to shower room and bedroom nine. Built-in cupboard. Double glazed window to side elevation.

Shower Room  
Good-sized bathroom. Three-piece suite comprising of shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin. Window to rear elevation.

Bedroom Nine 
Currently let for £105pw. Wall mounted radiator, TV Ariel point and electric meter. Wash hand basin. Two double glazed windows to side elevation overlooking garden and sea peeps towards Tor Bay. Double built-in wardrobe.

ANNEXE 
Let at £140pw. PVCu double glazed doors with matching picture windows to side and rear elevation.

Kitchen (Annexe) 
14' 3'' x 9' 11'' (4.34m x 3.02m)
Range of units with work top over. Space and provision for washing machine, cooker and fridge/freezer. Inset sink and drainer unit. Electric meter. Wall mounted radiator.

Living Room (Annexe) 
13' 4'' x 10' 0'' (4.06m x 3.05m)
Wall mounted radiator, TV Arie point, telephone point and coving to ceiling. Encompassing stairs rising to first floor. Double glazed door with side window leading to decked terrace with garden beyond.

Bedroom (Annexe) 
28' 1'' x 10' 2'' (8.55m x 3.10m)
Previously arranged as two bedrooms. Coving to ceiling, wall mounted radiator and downlights. Dual aspect double glazed windows to side and rear elevation allowing for sea peeps towards Tor Bay.

Bathroom 
Three-piece suite comprising of panelled bath with shower over, low level WC and wash hand basin. Built-in airing cupboard housing combination boiler. Wall mounted radiator and coving to ceiling.

Outside 
Off street parking via gated driveway to accommodate multiple vehicles. Main garden laid to level lawn with wooden fencing and mature shrub border. Elevated decked terrace running length of property.

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10 October 2017

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Nearest stations

  • Torquay (0.8 mi)
  • Torre (0.8 mi)
  • Paignton (2.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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66 Torwood Street Torquay TQ1 1DT

01803 367122 Local call rate

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