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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Meadfoot Sea Road, Torquay

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Tenure: Freehold

Hesketh House is set in an enviable position, being elevated and yet "tucked away" behind a mews-style development in the sought-after Meadfoot area of Torquay. Meadfoot offers a stunning setting, being characterised by a sylvan setting with many large Victorian Villas, hotels and the well-known Osborne hotel, set within a classic Regency crescent. The beach, local promenade and south-west coast path are not much more than a stone's through away. A parade of independent shops and cafes are less than a mile away at popular Wellswood. Torquay is set on the eastern side of Torbay, which comprises of three coastal towns and is regarded as a gem on the South Devon coastline, known as the English Riviera and offering something of a micro climate with its palm trees and sandy beaches. The bay stretches from the quaint fishing port of Brixham and Berry Head on the western side to the popular resort of Torquay with its' numerous tourist attractions, expansive promenades, marina, grand hotels and excellent opportunities for boating and water sports etc. Torbay has a range of good educational facilities, including the renowned grammar schools and South Devon College. Improving local infrastructure includes the relatively recently opened South Devon link road, which makes for an easy commute to the Cathedral City of Exeter which lies around 23 miles to the north with its' international airport that offers flights to London. A mainline rail link to London Paddington is available at Newton Abbot.

Hesketh House is an attractive individual detached property with striking external styling and practical family-sized living spaces. The house benefits from a south-west facing position with many of the windows and external terraces benefiting from good views across the pretty surrounding area and towards the sea. The house was built for occupation by the current owners in 2000 and is now offered to the market with no onward chain. The accommodation is well-appointed and comprises of three well-proportioned reception room in the main house with French doors from two onto a superb south west-facing balcony and terrace, giving an excellent sense of inside/outside living. Additionally there is a free-flowing kitchen/breakfast room, with the breakfast area opening to a terrace at the rear and the kitchen area being attractive with some integrated appliances and opening to a useful utility/boot room. To the first floor in the main part of the house the master bedroom suite is dual aspect with superb views, Juliet balcony and luxury 5-piece en suite. There are three further double bedrooms at first floor level, along with a 4-piece family bathroom. A really useful addition to the house is the self-contained apartment/annex, perfect for dependent relatives, teenagers or for home and income with open-plan kitchen/reception, having a high-vaulted ceiling and bedroom space with shower and WC. There is driveway parking immediately in front of the house which provides access to a double garage and, in addition to the wonderful terraces there are pleasant and well-stocked landscaped gardens.

From the expansive entrance deck and balcony an undercover entrance porch is approached with a timber part glazed entrance door to the: 

RECEPTION HALL: A welcoming space with feature dado-height panelling and turning stairs to the first floor with understands cupboard. Store cupboard with slatted shelf and electricity trip switches. Cloakroom/WC. 

SITTING ROOM: A lovely dual-aspect room with French doors leading out onto the aforementioned terrace, taking in good views over the surrounding area. Side-facing window with sea views. Wall lights, feature fireplace, double doors to the: 

BREAKFAST ROOM: A pleasant room with part-vaulted sloping ceiling with skylight, engineered oak flooring, large side facing windows and French doors onto the outside terrace at the rear. Large opening to the: 

KITCHEN: A pleasant room overlooking the rear garden. There are a good range of floor and wall-mounted units with limed-timber cupboard door and drawer fronts and extensive areas of work surface with tiled and brick-work splash backs and a one and a quarter bowl sink unit with mixer tap. There is a "Rangemaster" six-ring burner stove with spotlights and filter over, an integrated dishwasher and fridge. Spotlights. Brickwork feature with open shelves. Recess for microwave. 

UTILITY/BOOT ROOM: Ceramic floor tiles and utility cupboard. Fitted units with undersurface space for utility appliances, areas of work surface with cupboards and drawers and a butler sink, along with a door to the outside at the rear. 

DINING ROOM: French doors to front terrace with good views over the surrounding area. Built-in dresser-style unit with cupboards and shelves. Spotlights. Feature fireplace. 

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: Loft access, timber and glazed doors to the principal first floor rooms. Feature balustrade above stairwell. Spotlights. 

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE: A superb dual aspect room with good views over the surrounding area and out to sea. French doors with Juliet balcony. Three built-in recessed wardrobes. 

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: With ceramic floor tiles and a luxury five-piece suite with a panel bath with full-height tiled surround and mixer set, a pedestal wash hand basin, a bidet, a recessed shower cubicle with attractive tiling and a WC. Cupboard, heated towel rail, spotlights. 

BEDROOM 2: A good-sized room with far-reaching views over the surrounding area and a built-in wardrobe. 

BEDROOM 3: Also with good views as described and a feature recess. 

BEDROOM 4: Having views over the back garden and a built-in wardrobe. 

FAMILY BATHROOM: Having an attractive four-piece suite with feature panelled surround. Panelled bath with mixer set, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and a shower cubicle with mosaic-style tiling. Access to eaves storage space. Spotlights. 

THE APARTMENT: An impressive space set beneath the entrance terrace and main house this predominantly open-plan apartment has a great feeling of space and light with a high-vaulted ceiling and spotlights and a kitchen area with a range of units. The main reception space is set on two levels with a raised area having a feature balustrade. There are two sets of double Velux windows and electric panel heaters, along with a store cupboard. Steps lead up to the bedroom space with an area having a recessed shower, a pedestal wash hand basin and a door to a WC. There are spotlights as well as a lobby area with a door to the outside, along with a cupboard housing the boiler supplying gas fired central heating to the whole house. 

OUTSIDE: A shared paved entrance driveway leads to a brick-paved private driveway, providing ample parking with rendered walls surrounding and well-planted gardens above. From the driveway two timber-faced doors with outside security lighting above lead to the double garage with strip lights and power points. From the driveway paved steps with well-stocked bedding beside with palms, exotic plants and pampers etc lead up to the entrance terraces, being laid to decking with feature balustrades and opening to the large south-west facing balcony, with outside lighting, being a perfect spot for alfresco dining and from which to contemplate the lovely surroundings. Outside to the rear, immediately behind the house there is an attractive deck, spanning the width of the property and being surrounded by rendered walls. There are external power points, lighting and steps lead up to the raised garden this, being well-stocked and principally enclosed by fencing with a raised lawn, a barbecue area and raised deck. 

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31 January 2018


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