A Fabulous Victorian Villa with 3 Self Contained Holiday lets

Torquay, Devon

£1,750,000 Freehold
ProteaSeaway LaneTorquayDevonTQ2 6PWView Map

Luxury Home with Income
A fabulous Victorian 6 x ensuite bedroom Villa with sea views, together with 3 x self-contained income-producing holiday lets, stunning drive and grounds, large car park, swimming pool, all in excellent condition. This large, detached Villa provides impressive living accommodation with excellent entertainment space, not forgetting the excellent income from the various properties on the grounds yet affording the main house a high degree of privacy and only a short walk to the town centre, harbour and beach front. Early viewings are highly recommended.

Enviably positioned in one of Torquay’s prestigious locations close to Torquay’s Sea Front and Cockington Country Park, which covers circa 460 acres of woodland, lakes and meadows. Local ‘village’ shops at Walnut Road are just a short saunter away, while Torquay’s Train Station is equally accessible, just one stop from the main line Newton Abbot with direct links to most major cities. A selection of highly regarded schools, including nationally recognized Grammar Schools, are equally accessible, and the Cathedral city of Exeter with its International airport and M5 motorway linking all parts of the UK is nearby too.


Stepping through the entrance vestibule into the striking reception hall with a beautiful fireplace and ornate turned staircase, you are immediately drawn into the elegance of the Victorian Era. The main house affords extensive accommodation with the striking DRAWING ROOM enjoying views over the beautiful garden, leading through to the CONSERVATORY. The fitted KITCHEN overlooks the south-facing gardens and adjoins the formal DINING ROOM. The turned staircase rises to the FIRST FLOOR, currently providing SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMS all ENSUITE, however, the versatility of the building presents an opportunity to easily incorporate the rear cottage wing into the main house or separate the two rear bedrooms to provide a four-bedroom cottage and a four-bedroom main home.


Stairs beneath the elegant staircase lead down to the original garden level, which provides exceptional entertainment space with a COCKTAIL BAR serving the split LOUNGE AREAS with fitted seating, beamed ceilings and French doors to a patio and gardens beyond. The bar lounge leads through to a large HOME OFFICE, GAMES ROOM, LAUNDRY and LARGE INTERNAL STORE utilised as a library, CLOAKROOMS & BOILER ROOM.


Forming the rear wing of the villa, Protea Cottage benefits from a PRIVATE ENTRANCE, with the RECEPTION HALL having a lockable door connecting the main house. The ground floor provides a SITTING ROOM with an easterly view, along with KITCHEN leading off and a GROUND FLOOR DOUBLE BEDROOM with EN-SUITE. The staircase rises from the reception hall to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING with A FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOM with sea views and EN-SUITE. A connecting lockable door from the landing links the main house.


An entrance to the rear of the villa opens to a hall with doors to the games room of the main house and a private door to the garden flat. The flat enjoys a spacious INNER HALL leading to a generous LOUNGE/DINING ROOM flowing through to the SUNROOM and paved terrace. A compact KITCHEN, DOUBLE BEDROOM and BATHROOM complete the living space.


The Coach House is detached from the main villa, being a character property, originally the stables and coach storage for the residence. Vaulted ceilings add to the feeling of space, with the accommodation affording a SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING ROOM and DOUBLE BEDROOM with EN-SUITE. The GARAGE could be incorporated into the Coach House, or the Coach House reverted to exceptional garaging and workshop space.


Eagle-adorned pillars and an ornate gate leading to the EXTENSIVE DRIVEWAY PARKING and GARAGE. The primary lawned garden faces a southerly aspect, sheltered by mature hedges, walls and fenced boundaries. An OUTDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL and numerous palm trees add to the lifestyle afforded in the English Riviera. Further lawned areas with mature fruit trees step down to the easterly aspect, with the letting units benefiting from dedicated areas of garden or terracing.


All the relevant gas, electricity and fire & safety certificates are up to date.


All trade fixtures and fittings except for our vendor’s private inventory will be included in this sale. A full inventory will be provided prior to exchange of contracts. No testing of these fixtures or any appliance has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.


Mains gas, electricity water, broadband and drainage are all connected. No testing of these services has been undertaken by the agents, Ware Commercial.


Please make enquiries on the local valuation website (VOA) at www.voa.gov.uk (currently the property is fully exempt from business rates because of small business rates relief) and the owners only pay band E for the principal residents.




All viewings are to be conducted strictly by appointment via the agents Ware Commercial. Contact: Tel.: 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email: [email protected] Via website: www.warecommercial.com

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