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Property details

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms


  • Large Garden
  • Period Property
  • Grade II listed house
  • Lounge & dining room
  • Kitchen & utility
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bathroom & en suite shower room
  • Gardens totalling 1/4 of an acre
  • Views to the sea beyond watcombe woods
  • Charming period features
  • Viewing highly recommended

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A Grade II Listed Home full of charming features such as sash windows, original shutters, feature fireplaces, flagstone floors and presented to enhance the elegance of the Victorian era. Lounge, Dining Room/Bed 4, Kitchen, Living Room, Utility Room, 3 Bedrooms, En-Suite Shower Room, Bathroom. The lawned Grounds measure 1/4 of an acre and take full advantage of stunning views to the sea beyond Watcombe Woods.

Dating from the 1840's and a former service wing which was lived in by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his family between 1849 to 1857, we are delighted to be offering this Grade II Listed Home which is full of charm and original features. From the sash windows and original shutters, to the feature fireplaces, wooden doors and flagstone floors, the house is tastefully presented to enhance the elegance of the Victorian era. Offering good size, adaptable accommodation the home could be arranged to provide 3 Bedrooms with Lounge, Dining Room/Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Living Room, Utility Room, Bathroom and Shower Room or a 2 Bedroom home with additional annexe accommodation/Guest suite comprising Kitchen/Utility, Living Room, Bedroom and En-Suite Shower Room. Outside the grounds are arranged for easy maintenance and to take full advantage of the views to the sea beyond Watcombe Woods. Measuring 1/4 of an acre in size and benefitting from seclusion and privacy, there is a decked Sun Terrace running the width of the property with adjoining vast lawns surrounded by an abundance of shrubs, trees and hedging, raised decked paths, Summerhouse and ponds. A peaceful retreat to enjoy birdsong and appreciate the picturesque setting.

Situated on the outskirts of Torquay with the South West Coastal Path running closeby, the property is within easy reach of the idyllic local beach of Watcombe set in a cove surrounded by cliffs and wooded hillsides. Labrador Bay Coastal Reserve is a short drive away and from here you can join the South West Coastal Path and enjoy the impressive views over Lyme Bay.

Wrought iron gate opening to an attractive entrance courtyard with flagstones and wide step. Ample space for plants. Double opening panelled wooden front door with brass door fittings and feature large coach lantern over into:

Hallway Flagstone flooring. Feature Servant bells. Dado Rail. Radiator. Inset spotlights. Stairs rising to first floor accommodation.

Cloakroom With wooden door, flagstone floor and comprising a low level W.C. And wash basin.

Dining room/bedroom 4 15' 0" x 9' 5" (4.57m x 2.87m) An elegant room featuring original sash window and shutters overlooking the rear garden. Built-in cupboard with storage and shelf. Radiator.

Lounge 17' 1" x 13' 5" (5.21m x 4.09m) Double opening doors leading onto the sun terrace and enjoying an open aspect over the extensive lawned gardens and through the trees to the sea. Feature fireplace with brick inset and woodburner, stone hearth and elegant, ornate decorative surround and mantel. T.V. Aerial point. Inset spotlights. Radiator. Archway through to:

Kitchen 13' 1" x 8' 11" (3.99m x 2.72m) Range of butcher block worktops with inset Belfast sink and Victorian style tap. Storage cupboards and drawers with matching range of eye level units. Kickboard inset spotlights. Built-in microwave. Built-in dishwasher. Space for range style cooker with stainless steel extractor hood over. Tiled splashback. Part panelled walls. Inset spotlights. Radiator. 2 Sash windows to front enjoying a pleasant outlook over the entrance courtyard.

Utility room 8' 11" x 6' 7" (2.72m x 2.01m) Worktop with inset composite sink, drainer unit and cupboards beneath. Matching eye-level cupboard. Baxi boiler (which we understand from the current Vendor was newly installed in October 2016). Space and plumbing for washing machine. Fitted cooker with gas hob and oven beneath. Inset spotlights. Window to side and window to front. Personal door to side.

Living room 11' 10" x 11' 3" (3.61m x 3.43m) Sash window with original shutters to the rear with views down through the garden to the sea. Feature fireplace with marble hearth and mantel with inset wrought iron grate. Radiator. Open wooden spiral staircase with metal handrail rising to:

Bedroom 11' 9" x 9' 0" (3.58m x 2.74m) Sash window to rear enjoying a stunning open aspect over the gardens to the sea. Radiator. T.V. Aerial point. Built-in cupboard with hanging and shelf. Inset spotlights. Wooden flooring. Door to:

En-suite shower room Comprising a tiled shower cubicle with shower and folding screen, wash basin with tiled splashback and low level W.C.

First floor

landing Sash window to front overlooking the courtyard and beyond. Dado rail. Radiator. Inset spotlights.

Master bedroom 13' 3" x 11' 11" (4.04m x 3.63m) An elegant room with sash windows and shutters to rear enjoying views over the lawned gardens to the sea. Feature marble fireplace and mantel with inset wrought iron grate and ornate decorative surround. Servants bell (not operational). Radiator. Deep recess display shelving. Wooden door.

Bedroom 2 13' 5" x 10' 1" (4.09m x 3.07m) Sash window to rear overlooking the gardens to the sea. Wooden flooring. Feature fireplace with slate hearth and wrought iron grate with ornate decorative surround. Radiator. Inset spotlights. Hatch to roof space. Built-in cupboard with ample storage and hanging space.

Bathroom Suite comprising corner shower cubicle with shower and curved sliding door, Victorian style panelled bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment, pedestal wash basin. Heated towel rail. Tiling to one wall. Inset spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor. Large sash window to front with lower frosted panes. Built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving above. Wooden door and step down to:

Separate W.C. With Victorian style 'The Humber' W.C. And high level cistern. Frosted window to front.

Outside The property is approached by a very attractive courtyard laid with flagstones with ample space for plants and pots. Wide step upto front door and gate to side leading around to the rear. The secluded and private gardens to the rear measure 1/4 an acre in size and have been arranged to make the most of the stunning views to the wooded valley and the sea beyond. There are ample spots for al fresco dining/entertaining and to appreciate the scenic view, including a decked sun terrace which leads directly from the Living Room and runs the width of the property with raised pond to one side. Decked steps from the sun terrace rise to a decked pathway bordered by hedging to one side leading to a storage shed with shelving, power and light and a summerhouse which enjoys a pleasant outlook over the lawned gardens and insulated with internet access. Open wooden store suitable for the storage of garden equipment. Productive vegetable garden with raised beds. The main gardens comprise of a level, vast lawn surrounded by an abundance of established trees and plants, Rhododendron garden, flowering cherries, rockery and ornamental pond. Central stone steps ascend to a further lawn sloping gently to a lower wooded area and private access to a coastal footpath leading through the Valley of the Rocks to Watcombe Beach.

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Local Amenities

  • Torre 1.9 miles
  • Torquay - North Quay 2.6 miles
  • Mayfield School (SEN) 0.1 miles
  • Combe Pafford School 0.2 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Torre 1.9 miles
  • Torquay - North Quay 2.6 miles
  • Mayfield School (SEN) 0.1 miles
  • Combe Pafford School 0.2 miles

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2nd Aug 2019 £420,000 First listed
22nd Apr 2016 £300,000 Last sold

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