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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Wheatridge Lane, Torquay


Property Description

Key features

  • Large period detached house
  • Sought after location
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Character and period features throughout
  • Master bedroom with ensuite
  • Large driveway and garage
  • Mature gardens
  • Sea views

Full description


This converted Georgian former farmhouse was once the only building in the area, surrounded by fields and woodland. In 1908 it became “Gooders Dairy Farm”, the business being started by John Gooder, a successful bookmaker. Their seclusion didn’t last very long, as Tudor style villas soon came to surround the farmhouse, which itself was altered in 1930 and enlarged by the addition of the corner tower.


Springfield occupies a wonderful corner position with a south easterly aspect and far reaching bay views. Located in the highly sought after Livermead which is situated close to the picturesque Cockington village, Livermead Sands beach, Torquay, Paignton and Preston town centres. Nearby Torquay offers a wealth of amenities including high street shops, restaurants, bars and pubs all nestled around the harbour where water sports and activities can also be enjoyed.There is also highly regarded schooling a short diatance away, hospitals and supermarkets. Torquay offers fantastic commuter links with regular bus services on offer, Torquay train station only half a mile away and both Exeter and Plymouth approximately one hour by car.

Entrance Vestibule

Coved ceiling, ceramic floor tiles with inlaid hessian door mat, wood and glazed doors providing access into:

Dining Room 15’ 3” x 10’ 6” (12’ 11” into stairwell)

Coved ceiling, decorative archway, glazed window with secondary double glazing to the front aspect, two double radiators, open fire with wooden surround and tiled hearth, telephone point, stairs to first floor, fitted carpet, doors to the Snug, Kitchen and into:

Living Room 23’ 8” x 14’ 4”

Coved ceiling, picture rail, three bay sash windows with secondary double glazing to the front aspect with a further window with secondary double glazing to the side aspect, two double radiators, Victorian style fireplace with open gas fire, decorative tiled back and slate tiles and wooden surround, television point, fitted carpet. French doors leading into:

Rear Lobby

uPVC double glazed French Doors to the rear aspect leading out into the rear courtyard and access to the garage and parking, double radiator, fitted double storage cupboard, door into:


Obscured sash window to the rear aspect, coved ceiling,W.C., wash hand basin, wood effect vinyl flooring.

Kitchen 10’ 10” x 9'0”

uPCV double glazed window and single glazed window to the rear aspect, a farmhouse style kitchen with pine wall and base units with wood block worktops, “Watson” aga style cooker with back boiler providing hot water and heating throughout the property, two ring halogen hob, tiled splashbacks, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, space for an undercounter fridge or freezer, one and a half sink and drainer with mixer tap, ceramic tiled flooring, archway through to:

Rear Hall

Wooden stable type door to the rear, ceramic floor tiles, door into:

Utility Room

Single glazed window to the rear aspect, double radiator, range of base units with inset one and a half sink and drainer with mixer tap, space and plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer, space for an upright fridge/freezer, double cupboard with slatted doors, vinyl flooring.

Snug 14’ 2” x 9’ 10”

Double glazed window to the side aspect, single glazed window to the front aspect with secondary double glazing, coved ceiling, double radiator, telephone point, cable TV point, fitted carpet.


WIndow to the rear aspect, wooden balustrade, coved ceiling, loft hatch access, fitted carpet, doors to all bedrooms and bathroom.

Master Bedroom 23’ 8” x 14’ 4”

Three sash windows to the front aspect with a further window to the side aspect, coved ceiling, two double radiators, pine panelled bath with wash hand basin inset into vanity unit, fitted carpet, door into:

Shower Room 8’ 6” x 3'0”

Sash window to the rear aspect, double radiator, shower cubicle with mains powered shower and tiled surround, bidet, fitted carpet, door into:


uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect,radiator, W.C., fitted carpet.

Bedroom Two 13’ 5 “ x 9’ 10”

Window to the front aspect, coved ceiling, double radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom Three 15’ 3” 10’ 5”

Two windows to the front aspect, coved ceiling, double radiator, fitted storage cupboard, fitted carpet.

Bedroom Four 10’ x 7’ 6”

Window to the rear aspect, coved ceiling, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, fitted carpet.

Family Bathroom

uPVC double glazed window to the rear aspect, panelled bath with separate hand held shower attachment and overhead shower and glass shower screen, pedestal wash hand basin, W.C. airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with storage shelves, wood effect vinyl flooring.

Garage 16’ 3” x 8’ 6” ( 4.88m x 2.45m)

Up and over door to the front, two windows to the side aspect.


To the front, a well stocked garden with a mixture of shrubs and trees and two lawn areas, extending to the side of the property, side gate access leading to the driveway.

To the rear, large wooden double gates provide access to the single detached garage, large patio area (suitable to store a caravan or boat), outside cold water tap, electrical point and driveway parking to the side for two cars.


Strictly by appointment only through the vendor’s agents, YOPA

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 December 2017


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