4 bedroom detached house for sale

Guide price £750,000

Wellswood Park, Torquay, Devon TQ1

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Property info

Property features

  • 4 Bedrooms ( 1 en suite )
  • Library
  • Family Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Study
  • Dining Room
  • Drawing Room

Property description

This Grade II* listed family home offers versatile living space over two floors with elegant rooms and fine architecture. Four bedrooms (1 en suite), library, family bathroom, kitchen, utility room, boot room, study, wc, dining room, drawing room, basement. Private garden plus access to a 2 acre communal garden EPC Band F.


Located in the heart of the English Rivera famed for its mild climate and crystal clear waters interspersed with palm fringed sandy beaches. This grand anchorage was favoured by the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars and Torquay soon benefited from their presence as smart houses were built to accommodate the officers.
With a mild south-facing aspect, miles of sandy beaches and the arrival of the railway in 1848 Torquay's growth as a holiday destination for the rich and famous was spectacular. Tor Bay was chosen for the 1948 Olympic sailing events hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The harbour, with its large marina, palm trees and subtropical gardens, elegant Georgian terraces, as well as a myriad of bars and restaurants, one with Michelin-starred cuisine, remains the most attractive area.


Set in nearly two acres of beautiful communal gardens this terrific grade II* listed town house was constructed in the 1830's to the designs of the Harvey brothers and based on the Regency developments of the time in both London and Brighton. Constructed over two levels and stuccoed under a slate roof, this desperately pretty terrace is arranged around a private park for the exclusive use of the residents. The spacious accommodation is beautifully presented and offers flexible accommodation, extending to in excess of three thousand square feet of comfortable living which could also offer annexe potential.


Situated in a quiet and exclusive residential road in one of the most favoured areas of Torquay, Wellswood Park is a fine example of a superior townhouse. The relationship between the houses and park is an exceptionally attractive example of suburban design. On entering the house, one immediately senses the precise attention to detail of the present owners. The quality is revealed as you pass from room to room and this quality is endorsed by the appropriate decorative style and appealing interior design. The drawing room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast rooms are all elegant, with ornate period features.
This substantial period family home benefits from an abundance of reception accommodation that is in keeping with the rest of the property. There is also a basement that offers valuable storage space.
The principal bedrooms are on the first floor with a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and shower room plus linen room. Previously bedroom 4, the library and the linen room formed a self contained apartment which was accessed separately from the main house; this could be easily reinstated if required.

Garden & grounds

A small but beautifully formed and recently landscaped private garden faces onto the park, which gives a rather grand feeling of countryside living and yet being a short distance from the town and coast.
Unlimited on street parking compliments a brace of double garages, both with electronic roller shutter doors, which are located directly opposite the front door of the property and benefit from power, water and light.


Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.

Local authority

Torbay District Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus,
Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR.

Viewing arrangement

Strictly by prior appointment with Stags on O .

Directional note

From the Stags office on the harbour proceed along The Strand to the clock tower known as the Mallock Memorial. Turn left at the island and proceed up Torwood Street or the A379 Babbacombe Road, the road will rise, after about half a mile the road will level off and as you enter Wellswood Village, on your left is Wellswood Park Road in the heart of Wellswood Village.
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TQ1 Zed-Index
£205,318 £432,151 £225,662 £161,383 £145,925

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£2,531 (1.25%) £3,619 (1.79%) £7,136 (3.60%) £12,941 (6.73%) £10,412 (5.34%) £3,038 (1.50%) £18,712 (10.03%)
Avg. price paid: £188,583
No. of property sales: 495
Avg. price paid: £184,525
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Avg. price paid: £185,836
No. of property sales: 2,434
Avg. price paid: £189,799
No. of property sales: 3,721
Avg. price paid: £130,874
No. of property sales: 14,686

Avg. asking price in TQ1: £273,752
No. of properties for sale in TQ1: 709
Avg. asking rent in TQ1: £677 pcm
No. of properties to rent in TQ1: 140

Property value data/graphs for TQ1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £432,151 £248 3.9 £378,072
Semi-detached £225,662 £181 3.5 £213,411
Terraced £161,383 £172 3.1 £146,309
Flats £145,925 £213 1.9 £136,945

Current asking prices in TQ1

Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £107,317
Flats £89,494
All £91,969

Current asking rents in TQ1

Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £472 pcm
£620 pcm
£815 pcm
£1,173 pcm
£949 pcm
Flats £457 pcm
£607 pcm
£725 pcm
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All £458 pcm
£610 pcm
£800 pcm
£1,173 pcm
£949 pcm

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Thatcher Avenue £790,635
Watcombe Heights Road £700,583
Lydwell Road £690,022
Ashley Priors Lane £658,407
Ridge Road £616,816
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Ben Venue Close 54.5%
Chilcote Close 47.6%
Stanley Road 46.3%
Brim Hill 45.5%
Bedford Road 37.8%

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Nearby transport

  • Torquay (1.6 miles)
  • Torre (1.7 miles)
  • Paignton (3.3 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (19.0 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (64.7 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (72.1 miles)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (0.9 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (0.9 miles)
  • Brixham Harbour Boarding Stage (4.8 miles)

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  • Ilsham Church of England Primary Academy (0.2 miles)
  • Warberry Church of England Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • Westlands School (0.9 miles)
  • EF International Academy Torbay (0.9 miles)
  • St Cuthbert Mayne School (1.6 miles)
  • Stoodley Knowle School (0.5 miles)
  • Combe Pafford School (2.1 miles)
  • Mayfield School (2.1 miles)

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