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Ilsham Marine Drive, Torquay TQ1

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Property features

  • Reception hall
  • Large open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen
  • Balcony
  • 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Mezzanine level/study
  • Communal garden
  • Shared double garage
  • Striking sea views
  • Chain free
  • EPC - C

Property description

Description Breathtaking views of the English Riviera are encompassed from this striking marine apartment forming part of a select development commanding a prominent position within arguably Torbay's most prestigious residential address. The bright and airy living space features a large open plan principal room complete with double height gabled windows opening onto the private balcony whilst a mezzanine level affords a perfect study or games area and ample storage facilities.

The development sits on the southern slope of the hillside above the picturesque wooded Ilsham Valley where beautiful scenic walks can be enjoyed to the sheltered Meadfoot Beach being a haven for water sports. The nearby village amenities of Wellswood provide an array of shops, restaurants, pub and Church whilst Torquay's harbourside and town centre are host to deep water mooring facilities, theatre and vibrant waterside bars and restaurants.

Approach From the secure Communal Entrance a stepped access rises to the Second Floor with private entrance door opening to the:-

Spacious Reception Hall with telephone door entry system to the communal entrance door, radiator inset ceiling downlighters and smoke detector. Generous utility cupboard with provisions for washing machine and houses the GlowWorm gas fired boiler and electric tripswitch consumer unit. Attractive flush doors with detailed inlay open to the separate rooms.

Impressive Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen measuring - 8.08m x 6.25m (26' 7" x 20' 6") -

Sitting Area Features a full height PVCu double glazed gable windows with central sliding doors opening to the decked balcony with chrome and glass balustrading from where the incredible marine outlook is enjoyed. Radiator and wall light points.

Dining Area with a virtual full height PVCu double glazed picture window, radiator and wall light points.

Kitchen Fitted with a quality range of maple fronted units with brushed chrome handles comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching wall cabinets. Central Island Unit with Breakfast Bar. Working surface in a granite design with complementary tiled splashbacks and inset corner double sink unit with central mixer tap. Integrated appliances of microwave oven, electric oven with four ring gas hob and filter hood over, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Space and provision for wide American style fridge/freezer. Inset ceiling downlighters.

A staircase rises to the:-

Mezzanine Level with character sloping ceilings and provides an exception area for Home Office or Games Area and overlooking the principal living space with glass balustrading. Double glazed Velux rooflight. This area provides the most extensive storage into the eaves of the building and further:-

Inner Storage Room with radiator.

Bedroom 1 6.20m x 3.35m (20' 4" x 11' 0") - Featuring a virtual full height PVCu double glazed picture windows enjoying the dramatic views towards Brixhams Berry Head. Radiator, inset ceiling downlighters and television provisions.

En-Suite Bathroom Suite of panelled bath with shower fitted over and glazed screen, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Three quarter tiled walls, chrome heated ladder style towel rail, shaver/light point, inset ceiling downlighters, tiled floor and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 4.10m x 3.85m (13' 5" x 12' 8") - PVCu double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying a green outlook. Radiator and television provisions.

Bedroom 3 3.38m x 2.83m (11' x 9' 3") - PVCu double glazed window to the rear enjoying a green outlook. Radiator, telephone and television provisions.

Bathroom White suite of panelled bath with shower attachment taps, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Part tiled walls, inset ceiling downlighters, shaver/light point, chrome heated ladder style towel rail, tiled floor, extractor fan and obscure PVCu double glazed window.

Communal Garden Surrounding the development for the enjoyment of all residents.

Shared garage situated beneath the development with remote control electric up and over door with Apartment 6 enjoying the left hand side.

Council Tax Band 'G' - Torbay Council.

Directions Sat nav: TQ1 2HA. From our Office in St Marychurch turn right at the traffic lights and travel down Babbacombe Road (A379) to Wellswood. After passing St Matthias Church turn left into Ilsham Road, continue through the parade of shops, down the wooded valley and passed the large green on your right hand side. Just before you reach Meadfoot Beach turn left into Ilsham Marine Drive and Compass South will be seen on the left hand side.

Property info

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Market activity
Average price paid £226,511 Sales 650 Current average value £244,875 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £6,834 ▲ 2.87%

Property value data/graphs for TQ1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £523,121 £283 3.9 £472,327
Semi-detached £278,376 £232 3.5 £265,999
Terraced £192,251 £213 3.1 £181,053
Flats £170,074 £242 1.9 £151,195

Current asking prices in TQ1

Average: £274,824
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £163,428
Flats £104,296
All £109,270

Current asking rents in TQ1

Average: £2,025 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in TQ1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £368 pcm
£678 pcm
£16,806 pcm
£1,044 pcm
£1,200 pcm
Flats £499 pcm
£642 pcm
£749 pcm
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All £491 pcm
£650 pcm
£11,454 pcm
£1,044 pcm
£1,200 pcm

Fun facts for TQ1

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Stanley Road 65.9%
Chilcote Close 61.9%
St. Michaels Close 57.1%
Hartop Road 53.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Torquay (2.2 miles)
  • Torre (2.5 miles)
  • Paignton (3.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (19.3 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (65.1 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (72.2 miles)
  • Torquay Harbour Boarding Pontoon (1.4 miles)
  • Torquay - North Quay (1.4 miles)
  • Brixham Harbour Boarding Stage (4.4 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Ilsham Church of England Academy (0.7 miles)
  • Warberry CofE Academy (1.2 miles)
  • All Saints Babbacombe CofE Primary School (1.4 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (1.7 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (18.4 miles)
  • King's College (41.9 miles)
  • The Spires College (1.7 miles)
  • St Cuthbert Mayne School (2.4 miles)
  • Torquay Academy (2.5 miles)
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Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 47,500
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,709 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Gas £31 Electricity £44 Estimated energy cost £75/mo

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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

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Estimated tax band E Council tax cost £200 /mo
when paid over 10 months
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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
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