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3 bed detached house for sale

£225,000 Offers over

Bench Tor Close, Torquay TQ2

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Property features

  • Detached House
  • Very Quiet Location
  • Large Lounge
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Dining Room
  • Dressing Room
  • Shower Room & W.C.
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Fully Double Glazed
  • Secluded Garden

Property description

A lovely three bedroom detached reverse level home situated in a very quiet cul-de-sac within the sought after area of Veille Park. The accommodation comprises a very spacious lounge, with an adjoining dining room, a beautifully fitted modern kitchen, three bedrooms, a dressing room, and a shower room with separate W.C. Outside there is a level front garden, with driveway standing for two vehicles and a shortened garage for useful storage. The rear garden is wonderfully secluded, a mix of landscaping and a granite chipped patio area. This home is fully double glazed and has a gas central heating system.

Locally, there's very good Ofsted favoured schooling including Torquay Boys' and the Girls' Grammar School, there's also very good public transportation. Exeter is within easy reach, especially with the recently completed bypass

Entrance Hallway

Level access from the driveway brings you to a uPVC double glazed door with obscure glazed panels, through into the hallway. Stairs lead from here down to the bedroom accommodation, a uPVC obscure double glazed window illuminates that stairway. Doors to:


A very family friendly space with twin uPVC double glazed windows looking over the rear garden, and not overlooked at all. Twin single panel radiators with independent thermostatic controllers are centred beneath each window. There are the remnants of the original fireplace, boarded over, and with a gas point close by - this could easily be recommissioned. This room is coved with twin centred pendant lights. Door to:

Dining Room

Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window, again, looking out over the rear garden. The room was part of the garage, so it could easily be returned to its original layout. As it stands, it easily accommodates an eight seater dining suite.


Front aspects uPVC double glazed window. A very nicely fitted space with an extensive range of contemporary gloss fronted units, both base and eye level. The work-surfaces are slate effect, rolled edges with contrasting ceramic tiled splash backs. The sink is a polycarbonate one-and-a-half bowl with a mixer tap over. This area is nicely centred beneath the window. There is an inset halogen hob with a brushed stainless and glass extractor hood, a stacked double oven and grill is located at waist height nearby. A range of integrated appliances are fitted, they include: A slim-line dishwasher, an automatic washing machine, and a stacked fridge and freezer set. A combination Glow-worm boiler is discreetly mounted within a matching cupboard.

Lower Hallway

This area features a uPVC double glazed casement door opening into the garden level. There is a large under-stairs storage cupboard and an airing cupboard housing a factory lagged immersion with timber linen shelving. Doors to:

Bedroom One

Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window, overlooking the rear garden, a single panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is centred beneath it. The room has a full height set of double louvre fronted wardrobes with matching overhead storage cupboards. This is a double room and not overlooked in anyway.

Bedroom Two

Rear aspect uPVC double glazed window, overlooking the rear garden, a single panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is centred beneath it. This is a double room and also not overlooked in anyway.

Dressing Room

Side aspect uPVC obscure double glazed window. This room offers great versatility as it offers a place to sit, a home office, or a dressing room to the third bedroom. There is an open wardrobe to one side with clothes hanging and storage shelving. A double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is also fitted. Door to:

Bedroom Three

Large rear aspect uPVC double glazed window, overlooking the rear garden, a double panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller is centred beneath it. This is another double, and again, not overlooked in anyway

Shower Room

Side aspect uPVC obscure double glazed window. Fully tiled space with complimentary coloured ceramics, floor and walls. It features a glazed corner shower cubicle with a fully plumbed in shower attachment within. There's a pedestal wash hand basin with a swan neck mixer tap, and a heated towel rail is also fitted.

Cloak Room

Close coupled W.C. And a single panel radiator with an independent thermostatic controller. The flooring is ceramic tiled.



Open plan with a side garden area full of evergreens and a centred Torbay palm. A gravelled pathway leads to the front entrance. The driveway is concrete and offers car standing for two vehicles, one in front of a single garage.

The garage has been partitioned off to produce more living space inside the home. There is still good access via a metal up and over doorway, and there's very good storage space within.


Beautiful enclosed space with a granite chipped patio area closest to the home. Three steps down lead to a nicely landscaped garden with a variety of flower beds and borders. There is a range of mature trees and evergreens, including a Torbay favourite, twin palm trees. There is a small timber potting shed to one side and an outside water tap. A side pathway leads up to a brick stairway offering access up to the front of the property.

About Your Lpe

This property was taken on by: Mike Emery If you have any questions about this home, or if you would like a free valuation on your own property, you can call me 7-days a week.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floor Plan

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Market activity
Average price paid £213,521 Sales 501 Current average value £239,705 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £8,383 ▲ 3.62%

Property value data/graphs for TQ2

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £367,946 £240 3.6 £333,952
Semi-detached £231,973 £224 3.2 £207,601
Terraced £180,866 £200 3.0 £166,787
Flats £176,335 £255 1.9 £139,692

Current asking prices in TQ2

Average: £273,892
Avg. current asking prices in TQ2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £84,983
Flats £99,529
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All £97,913

Current asking rents in TQ2

Average: £615 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TQ2
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £478 pcm
£624 pcm
£836 pcm
£1,099 pcm
£1,473 pcm
Flats £523 pcm
£681 pcm
£598 pcm
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All £517 pcm
£670 pcm
£797 pcm
£1,099 pcm
£1,473 pcm

Fun facts for TQ2

Highest value in TQ2
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Hennapyn Road £633,542
Mead Road £603,854
Torbay Road £563,647
Monterey Close £563,232
Manscombe Road £552,616
Highest turnover in TQ2
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Pengelly Way 56.0%
Lyte Hill Lane 50.0%
Cornacre Road 50.0%
Mallard Close 46.2%
Sanford Road 45.5%

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Nearby transport

  • Torre (1.2 miles)
  • Torquay (1.7 miles)
  • Paignton (3.0 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (19.0 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (64.3 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (72.8 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (2.4 miles)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (2.5 miles)
  • Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing (5.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Shiphay Learning Academy (0.4 miles)
  • Sherwell Valley Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • Queensway Catholic Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (2.0 miles)
  • Eat That Frog C.I.C. (2.0 miles)
  • Huntercombe Hospital School Watcombe (2.6 miles)
  • Torquay Boys' Grammar School (0.7 miles)
  • Torquay Girls Grammar School (0.8 miles)
  • Torquay Academy (1.3 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,141 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 22,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £809 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £80,000 Average insurance cost £9/mo (£112/yr)
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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


Gas £40 Electricity £52 Estimated energy cost £92/mo

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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: 15300 kWh/year
Electricity: 4000 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band D Council tax cost £164 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


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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