1 bed detached house for sale

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1 bed detached house for sale

Cockington Village, Torquay TQ2

1 bed
1 bath
1 reception

Key Information

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Local area information

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Preston Primary School 0.6 miles
  • Cockington Primary School 0.7 miles
  • Torquay 0.7 miles
  • Torre 0.9 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Freehold
  • Grade II listed detached thatched property
  • Set in the heart of cockington village
  • Currently let as A successful gift shop & one bedroom holiday let apartment
  • Ideal investment opportunity
  • Mainly lawned garden
Set in the very heart of picturesque Cockington, Granary Cottage is a grade II listed detached thatched proprty being one of the village's picture postcard buildings. Granary Cottage presents a commercial premises, currently let as a successful gift shop, to the ground floor, with a characterful one bedroom apartment used as a holiday rental to the first floor. The property is ideally suited to those seeking a home & income, a rental investment opportunity or alternatively has the potential to convert into a single family home subject to any necessary consents being obtained. The cottage provides all the character expected of a period home, complemented outside by an attractive lawned garden.

Cockington stands on the fringe of Torquay, just a short saunter from Torquay's sea front promenade and flagship Torre Abbey Sands. The country park covers circa 460 acres of beautiful woodland, meadows and lakes, with historic Church and Cockington Court. Granary Cottage provides a true Devon lifestyle as much as an enchanting home.

Owners Insight

"We were taking a bike ride down Cockington Lane on the 1st of January 1995. When we got to the village Square there was a man just putting the For Sale sign up on the Studio, as it was known in those days, we decided there and then that we had to have it. We spent 20 very happy and successful years running the gift shop and using the flat upstairs just for family and friends. We decided to retire from the business 10 years ago and leased it out to friends of ours, who continued to care for, and look after our shop and the interests of the village. At that time we also decided that we would utilise upstairs as a holiday cottage which was also extremely successful and still is. We decided to move permanently into Cockington village and while the sale of our house was going through, we lived in Granary Cottage for six months. It was one of the happiest times we’ve had. No problems, living above the shop, a nice community to live in and surrounded by beautiful countryside and Parkland."

Step Inside

Approached from the rear of the building, a stone staircase rises to a wooden front door opening to the split level reception hall with window to the side, character sloping ceiling and storage cupboard with shelving. Sitting room with dual aspect with windows to either side, three display recess for television and fire and character sloping ceiling and hatch to roof space. Double bedroom with two windows to the side and character sloping ceiling. Shower room with suite of shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboards beneath and work surface to the side and WC. Part tiled walls, shaver/light point, range of display shelving and window. From the Reception Hall stairs descend to the kitchen, fitted with a range of cream fronted units and wood effect working surfaces with inset sink unit. Built-in electric oven and hob with cooker hood over, integrated dishwasher and fridge. Wine rack and window with deep tiled display cill.

The Shop

From the centre of the village a paved pathway and archway leads to a covered walkway leads to a door opening to the shop premises with exposed ceiling beams and rustic attractive painted natural stone walls, multi paned bay window to the front with deep cill overlooking the forge and rose cottage tea rooms. Further window to the side and door to a side pathway. Within the shop is an area sectioned off as a store with door to a kitchenette with sink unit and window to the side. Cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and window. To the rear of the shop is a further store room.

Step Outside

To the side of the property are attractive, mainly lawned gardens with mature shrubbery surround and established hedging. To the rear is a stone cobbled patio/hardstanding.

Additional Information

The property is Grade II Listed and located within the Cockington Conservation Area.
The shop is currently let, with a lease running until 3rd January 2030 at a rent of £866.67 per calendar month, although the sellers and tenants have agreed to mutually end the lease as of 3rd January 2025.
Stepped access to both the shop premises and the apartment.
Standard Broadband available & poor mobile signal (according to the Ofcom website).
Services: Mains electric, gas, water & drainage connected.
Gas central Heating installed within the apartment.
EPC exempt.
Rateable Value (1st April to present): Shop £9800 & Apartment £1600 per annum.

Our Area

Torquay is nestled on the warm South Devon coast being one of three towns along with Paignton and Brixham which form the natural east facing harbour of Torbay, sheltered from the English Channel. Torbay's wide selection of stunning beaches, picturesque coastline, mild climate and recreational facilities reinforce why it has rightfully earned the renowned nickname of the English Riviera.

Torquay Is Well Connected

By Train: Torquay Train Station has some direct lines to London Paddington and Birmingham and is just one stop from the main line Newton Abbot.

By Air: Exeter Airport provides both UK and international flights.

By Sea: Torquay Marina provides a safe haven for boats in all weathers, sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds.

Regional Cities of Exeter & Plymouth approximately 22 miles and 32 miles respectively. Magnificent Dartmoor National park approximately 12 miles.


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Sat Nav: TQ2 6XA. Heading along the A3022 Torbay Road (seafront road) from Torquay towards Paignton turn right just after the Livermead House Hotel into Cockington Lane. Proceed up this road and straight over the double roundabout, signposted Cockington. Continue along Cockington Lane and Granary Cottage will be found directly in front of you when you reach the ‘T’ junction at the centre of the village.

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