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3 bed semi-detached bungalow for sale


Quinta Road, Babbacombe, Torquay TQ1

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Property features

  • Reception hall
  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Lobby/utility
  • Bathroom & seperate WC
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Shower room
  • Attractive gardens
  • Gated parking
  • Open views to the sea

Property description

Capturing fine open views from its elevated location, this semi-detached chalet bungalow has been a loved home for our client over 30 years, featuring an attractive rear garden with gated parking and scope to build a garage (subject to usual permissions). The principle living space has been thoughtfully designed with additional converted loft bedroom from where sea views are enjoyed into Lyme Bay and the stretching coastline.

To the rear of the property are open fields providing perfect recreation space for dog owners, whilst the Warberry copse are also found nearby. The property stands towards the top of the hillside above the amenities of Babbacombe and Wellswood with both districts providing shops, restaurants and picturesque walks to shingle beaches.

Reception hall

Double glazed front door with arched toplight opens to the Reception Hall with radiator, cloaks cupboard and further deep storage cupboard.

Sitting room

5.02m x 4.11m (16' 6" x 13' 6") - PVCu double glazed bay window enjoying an open view towards the fields at Marldon and around to Dartmoor. Decorative fireplace with inset living flame effect electric fire and radiator.

Kitchen/dining room

5.45m x 3.17m (17' 11" x 10' 5") - Fitted with a range of units and roll edged working surfaces with inset stainless steel sink unit. Recessed gas hob with oven below, Larder currently housing the fridge/freezer.
Breakfast Bar, store housing the factory lagged immersion cylinder and tripswitch consumer unit and electric meter. Further storage cupboard and PVCu double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. To the Dining Area is a radiator and double glazed window.


Double glazed door to the front and single glazed door to the rear. Gas fired boiler, provision for washing machine, radiator and three double glazed windows.

Bedroom 1
4.10m x 3.62m (13' 5" x 11' 11") - PVCu double glazed picture window to the front enjoying an open outlook towards the hills of Marldon around to Dartmoor. Radiator and comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes and dressing table.

Bedroom 2
3.95m x 3.62m (13' 0" x 11' 11") - PVCu double glazed window overlooking the attractive garden, radiator and pedestal wash hand basin.


Panelled bath with twin handgrips and shower attachment taps, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator and double glazed window.

Separate WC

Radiator and double glazed window.

From the Reception Hall a staircase with carved newel post and spindles rises to the first floor landing with double glazed window enjoying an open view over the rear garden towards the sea at Lyme Bay.

Bedroom 3
3.70m x 3.66m (12' 2" x 12') - Wide PVCu double glazed picture window enjoying the finest views from the property over the rear garden to the sea at Lyme Bay and stretching coastline to Teignmouth and beyond. Radiator and range of fitted shelving and hanging space.

Shower room

Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Double glazed Valux rooflight and access to generous eaves storage being floorboarded.


To the front is a stepped approach with paved terracing with shrub and flower beds. The rear garden is arranged with paved terracing for ease of maintenance with outside water tap. There is a lawn area leading to the:-

Gravelled parking bay

With potential to construct a garage subject to the usual permissions. The parking is access from the service lane to the rear of the property.

Council tax band

'D' (Torbay Council).

Sat nav: TQ1 3RL. From our office in St Marychurch turn right at the traffic lights onto Babbacombe Road. Shortly after passing the Tesco store at Babbacombe, turn right at the pedestrian crossing into Reddenhill Road. Progress through the shops and up the hill. Turn left into Quinta Road and continue towards the top. The property stands on the left hand side.

Property info

Market activity
Average price paid £199,936 Sales 582 Current average value £236,726 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£39 ▼ -0.02%

Property value data/graphs for TQ1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £499,289 £276 3.9 £414,317
Semi-detached £265,168 £222 3.5 £254,810
Terraced £189,934 £212 3.1 £183,100
Flats £163,382 £233 1.9 £149,156

Current asking prices in TQ1

Average: £286,290
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £169,950
Flats £106,754
All £119,920

Current asking rents in TQ1

Average: £597 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £426 pcm
£654 pcm
£770 pcm
£1,189 pcm
Flats £492 pcm
£637 pcm
£693 pcm
- -
All £484 pcm
£642 pcm
£758 pcm
£1,189 pcm

Fun facts for TQ1

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Thatcher Avenue £947,569
Watcombe Heights Road £768,054
Lydwell Road £758,959
Whidborne Avenue £681,223
Park Hill Road £646,030
Highest turnover in TQ1
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Danby Heights Close 69.2%
Chilcote Close 57.1%
St. Michaels Close 57.1%
Stanley Road 56.1%
Palatine Close 50.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Torre (1.4 miles)
  • Torquay (1.5 miles)
  • Paignton (3.4 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (18.7 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (64.4 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (71.9 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (1.0 mile)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (1.0 mile)
  • Shaldon Teignmouth Ferry Landing (4.8 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Warberry CofE Academy (0.3 miles)
  • Ilsham Church of England Academy (0.5 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (0.8 miles)
  • Eat That Frog C.I.C. (0.8 miles)
  • Huntercombe Hospital School Watcombe (1.7 miles)
  • The Spires College (0.5 miles)
  • St Cuthbert Mayne School (1.1 miles)
  • Torquay Academy (1.3 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,063 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 25,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £899 /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 £1,000,000 Contents value up to £80,000 Average insurance cost £11/mo (£130/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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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 £38 Electricity £48 Estimated energy cost £86/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: 14400 kWh/year
Electricity: 3600 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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