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3 bed flat for sale


Babbacombe Road, Torquay TQ1

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Property features

  • Private entrance
  • Hallway
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 3 bedroms (1 en-suite)
  • Bathroom
  • Study/storeroom
  • Allocated parking space

Property description

This character apartment occupies the whole first floor of the main portion to an original Victorian villa which has been sympathetically converted to form just three individual homes. The property is tastefully presented with neutral colour schemes throughout and lofty ceiling heights typical of its bygone age. The local Wellswood village is just a short stroll away with a parade of shops, restaurants and pub whilst more comprehensive facilities are found at the base of the hill at Torquay’s Harbourside and Town Centre providing a variety of stores, waterside restaurants, coffee shops, theatre and mooring facilities to name but a few. A scenic walk can also be enjoyed nearby through the wooded Ilsham Valley to Meadfoot Beach.

First floor

entrance lobby

A concrete driveway leads to a traditional heavy panelled door opening to the Entrance Lobby with lofty ceiling height, high skirting and ceramic tiled floor. A staircase rises to the First Floor.


High ceiling with cornice work and plaster ceiling rose, double radiator, secure intercom system for the main door and cupboard housing the electric meter and consumer unit.

Sitting/dining room

Measuring at max 20' 4" x 15' 7" (6.21m x 4.75m) - A bright and spacious room with two large sash windows enjoying views over the surrounding area down the valley towards the hillsides of Paignton and Marldon in the distance. Feature marble fire surround with tiled inset, slate hearth and fitted living flame coal effect gas fire. High ceiling with cornice work and two plaster ceiling roses, two double radiators, wall mounted uplighters and television point.

Kitchen/breakfast room

14' 10" x 12' 6" (4.51m x 3.80m) - Fitted with a range of units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching wall cabinets and two glass fronted display cabinets. Roll edged marble effect working surfaces with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer tap and single drainer. Built-in Stoves electric oven with five ring gas hob over and stainless steel cooker hood above, fitted Indesit washer/dryer, Fridgemaster fridge/freezer with water dispenser. Cupboard housing the Ideal Logic Plus combination boiler supplying the central heating and domestic hot water. Breakfast Bar, high ceiling with cornice work, double radiator and large sash window overlooking the front approach.

Bedroom 1
15' 6" x 15' 4" (4.72m x 4.67m) - A bright and spacious room with large sash window with views over the surrounding area across towards the hillsides of Marldon in the distance. High ceiling with cornice work, double radiator and range of built-in wardrobes with hanging rails, drawers and shelving.

En-suite shower room

White suite of corner shower cubicle with glazed screen and complementary tiling to walls with chrome shower control, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Inset ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, large sash window and further obscure glazed window to the rear.

Bedroom 2
16' 2" x 11' 1" (4.92m x 3.39m) - A spacious room with large sash window to the rear, high ceiling with cornice work, double radiator and built-in double wardrobe.


White suite of panelled bath with shower mixer taps, glazed shower screen and tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Inset ceiling spotlights, roof access hatch, ladder style heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Bedroom 3
9' 5" x 6' 7" (2.88m x 2.00m) - Window to the front.

Study/store room

11' 3" x 3' 7" (3.44m x 1.09m) - Arched part colour glazed window to the rear, power points and hatch to roof space.

Allocated parking space

Situated on the driveway immediately to the right hand side on entering Jersey House.

Length of lease

199 years from 1988.


£1,136 approximately, per annum plus Building Insurance, 38% of total cost (approximately £350). Ground rent - £75 per annum.

Council tax band

'D' (Torbay Council).

Sat nav: TQ1 1HW. From our offices turn right at the traffic lights onto Babbacombe Road (A379). Continue on this road past St Matthias Church and towards Torquay harbour. The property can be found on the left hand side immediately opposite the junction with Lower Warberry Road.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £204,485 Sales 618 Current average value £236,715 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£349 ▼ -0.15%

Property value data/graphs for TQ1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £500,990 £274 3.9 £414,317
Semi-detached £262,966 £218 3.5 £254,810
Terraced £188,825 £207 3.1 £183,100
Flats £164,618 £236 1.9 £149,156

Current asking prices in TQ1

Average: £283,713
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £165,125
Flats £106,426
All £118,001

Current asking rents in TQ1

Average: £595 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £461 pcm
£676 pcm
£784 pcm
£1,311 pcm
£1,751 pcm
Flats £472 pcm
£609 pcm
£728 pcm
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All £471 pcm
£622 pcm
£765 pcm
£1,311 pcm
£1,751 pcm

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Nearby transport

  • Torquay (1.5 miles)
  • Torre (1.7 miles)
  • Paignton (3.1 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (19.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (64.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (72.3 miles)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (0.8 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (0.8 miles)
  • Brixham Harbour Boarding Stage (4.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ilsham Church of England Academy (0.2 miles)
  • Warberry CofE Academy (0.4 miles)
  • All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Eat That Frog C.I.C. (0.9 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (0.9 miles)
  • Huntercombe Hospital School Watcombe (2.2 miles)
  • The Spires College (0.9 miles)
  • St Cuthbert Mayne School (1.6 miles)
  • Torquay Academy (1.7 miles)
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Monthly running costs Beta

£951 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 22,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £791 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £413,000 Contents value up to £60,000 Average insurance cost £20/mo (£244/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy Gas £29 Electricity £44 Estimated energy cost £73/mo In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 10200 kWh/year
Electricity: 3300 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Water Supply £26 Sewerage £41 Estimated water cost £67 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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