A substantial 20-bedroom former care home

Torquay, Devon

£875,000 Freehold
Bethesda House25 Croft RoadTorquayDevonTQ2 5UDView Map

One of the most prominent development opportunities for years has now come to the market in the sought-after coastal town of Torquay. This substantial 20-bedroom former care home occupies a commanding central location and benefits from stunning sea views and is only a short stroll away from the town centre, harbour and beach front. The building would suit a multitude of uses and has undergone significant alterations and extensions over many decades. The site is approx. 1/2 acre and is in excellent structural and internal order throughout. The site also benefits from large gardens and direct access to the sea front. Early viewings are highly recommended.

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 promenade2. 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.

ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (in brief)

RECEPTION FLOOR
Lobby
2.86m x 3.35m
Part-glazed doors into

Reception
6.02 x 5.10m
Turning staircase to first floor, paired with a passenger lift to lower ground, reception and first floors and doors to

Client lounge
7.58m x 4.98m
Bay windows with views over gardens, with a beautiful ornate fireplace with inset gas-effect fire.

Lounge 2
6.83m x 3.74m
Stud wall partition (due to COVID-19 measures) with windows to three sides and door to garden.

Dining room
9.20m x 5.05m
Wood effect flooring with windows to rear and side. There is ample space for 25-30 covers.

Additional passenger lift
(Serves the lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor)

Kitchen
4.76m x 4.23m
Currently a professionally fitted kitchen with a stainless-steel, high-level ventilation system and window to side. Includes a pantry with shelving and hand-wash station and an additional built-in cupboard.

Wash area and refrigeration
4.08m x 3.49m
Walk-in fridge, commercial dish washer and window and door to side.

Office
2.39m x 2.04m
Currently used as an office space with door and window to side and
Inner corridor with external door to rear.

Office 2
4.29m x 3.71m
Window and door to rear

BEDROOMS
5 x double rooms all with en-suites and warming kitchens
The warming kitchens comprise of worktop space, a wall mounted cupboard, sink and space for undercounter fridge/freezer. Also
The en-suites include a wet room with shower, WC and wash-hand basin.

GROUND FLOOR

5 x double rooms all with en-suites and warming kitchens
The warming kitchens comprise of worktop space, a wall mounted cupboard, sink and space for undercounter fridge/freezer. The en-suites comprise of a wet room with shower, WC and wash-hand basin.

Laundry
2.54m x 1.90m
Consists of 2 Miele commercial washing machines, 2 commercial tumble driers, free-standing stainless-steel sink and ample space for drying. Also includes a laundry linen cupboard fitted with shelving.

Boiler room
Includes 2 floor standing Clyde gas boilers and 2 large pressurised hot water cylinders with door to rear

1st floor
First floor landing which includes a passenger lift that serves the lower ground floor, ground floor and first floor and doors to

BEDROOMS
7 x double rooms all with en-suites and warming kitchens
The warming kitchens comprise of worktop space, a wall mounted cupboard, sink and space for undercounter fridge/freezer. The en-suites comprise of a wet room with shower, WC and wash-hand basin.

Stand-alone bathroom 1
Comprises of a bath, WC, wash-hand basin and window to side.

Stand-alone bathroom 2
Includes enclosed shower cubicle, WC and wash-hand basin.

Passenger lift
Serves the ground floor, reception floor, first floor and second floor.

Stairs to

2nd floor

BEDROOMS
3 x double rooms all with en-suites and warming kitchens.
The warming kitchens comprise of worktop space, a wall mounted cupboard, sink and space for undercounter fridge/freezer. The en-suites comprise of a wet room with shower, WC and wash-hand basin.

OUTSIDE

Garage/Store 1
Store 2
Store 3

FLAT
Previously used for manager, including a double bedroom, lounge, kitchen, bathroom comprising of a shower, WC and wash-hand-basin.

Gate with code leading to

Garden 1
Large patio and lawn area with double fronted summer house.

Garden 2
Includes two greenhouses and a shed.
Stairs down to a secure gate which leads to the harbour front, tennis club and car park.

PARKING
There are two parking areas which can accommodate approx. 13/14 vehicles.

PLANNING USAGE:
Whilst the current usage is for C1, the immediate area benefits from both residential and commercial hotels and we, the agents, feel alternative planning usage would be granted.

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

BUSINESS RATES
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)

TENURE
Freehold

VIEWINGS.
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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