A fantastic Development Site For Sale

Torquay, Devon

£895,000 Freehold
Shelley Court Hotel29 Croft RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5UDView Map

Probably one of the best development opportunities for years has now come to the market in the sought-after coastal town of Torquay. This substantial former 26-bedroom hotel site occupies a commanding central location and benefits from stunning sea views and it’s only a short stroll away to town centre, harbour and beach front. The building has undergone significant alteration and extensions over many decades, including a three-storey extension to the southern elevation and the size of the site is approx. 1/2 acre. The immediate tree lined road leading to the site is occupied by many high-end boutique hotels and whilst situated in a quiet area, it’s only a stone throw from the bars, restaurants, theatre, and marina.

The site entrance is on Croft Road in the heart of Torquay and benefits from direct access to large Sheddon Hill car park, which in turn has easy access to the seafront promenade from the bottom of the garden.

The site also benefits from two entrances and a separate cottage with large gardens having direct access to the sea front. Early viewings are highly recommended.

The location is ideal to access all main road links and both the bus and train terminal are walking distance away. The local amenities, town centre and seafront are only a few hundred metres away, which makes this location so unique.


The current planning is for a hotel with owners’ accommodation (C1 planning class)


P/2019/0337: Change of usage to create 10 apartments. Approved 18.10.2019.

P/1999/0334: Installation of pvc windows and formation of roof terrace.

Approved 30.04.1999.

P/1998/0819: Alterations and erection of extension to bar lounge. Approved


P/1990/2023: Alterations and extensions to form covered pool and function room, additional accommodation and facilities and increase in parking. Approved 14.03.1991.

P/1990/2084: Demolition of parts of building. Approved 14.03.1991.

P/1986/2433: Alterations/extensions to staff/storerooms to form owners

accommodation. Approved 19.12.1986.

P/1982/1708: Illuminated AA and RAC signs. Approved 31.08.1982.

P/1979/1890: Provision of a fire escape. Approved.

P/1978/2697: Additional bedrooms. Approved


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)


Freehold (unconditional offers)


All viewings and enquiries are to be made through the agents;

Ware Commercial

TEL. 01803 328880 or 01392 462266 Email. [email protected]   www.warecommercial.com


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