This PENTHOUSE APARTMENT is quite simply a striking and unique home set within one of Torquay’s most historic villas and comes complete with its own observatory tower from where 360 degree views are encompassed, taking in Tor Bay with Torquay’s marina and Brixham’s Berry Head.
The Manor House offers a true English Riviera lifestyle with beautiful communal gardens and terraces overlooking the sea. An indoor heated pool, small gym, sauna and table tennis area are all located within its own gated grounds. The amazing communal entrance hall with its stunning ‘floating’ stairway leads to the stylish accommodation which fuses period living and spacious rooms with modern fittings and contemporary décor.
Seaway Lane is perfectly positioned within a short walk of the seafront, railway station and picturesque Cockington Country Park, covering circa 460 acres of beautiful woodland, lakes, meadows and home to the thatched Drum Inn. The local village shops at Walnut Road are also a few minutes’ walk away. Please note the property can be let furnished or unfurnished.
Regret no smokers, pets or HB.
APPROACH A communal entrance leads to the striking communal reception hall with elegant turned carved staircase and floating stairway rising to a private heavy panelled entrance door opening to the spacious:
RECEPTION HALL ‘L’ shaped with telephone door entry system, two radiators, deep storage cupboard and two windows.
SITTING ROOM A character room with gently sloping ceilings and detailed cornice work, radiator, marble fireplace with inset living flame effect gas fire and polished black granite hearth. Window to the side elevation and three wooden frame double glazed windows enjoying the most stunning views across the communal gardens and taking in the whole of Tor Bay from Torquay marina to Berry Head.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM Fitted with a range of solid wood units with brushed chrome handles and polished black granite working surfaces with matching up-stands and inset one and a half bowl sink unit. Range oven with five ring gas hob and glass canopy filter hood over, fitted dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A character room with gently sloping ceilings and detailed cornice work and ceiling downlighters, ceramic tiled floor and radiator. Window taking in views towards Torquay’s Abbey Sands and French doors with matching side-screen windows opening to the balcony enjoying the exceptional marine vista.
UTILITY ROOM Provisions for washing machine and tumble dryer, base units, worktop with inset sink unit, pressurised hot water cylinder and radiator. Boiler cupboard housing the Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler and staircase rising to a door giving access for maintenance to the roof (to be kept locked at all times).
MASTER BEDROOM Character gently sloping ceilings, cast iron fireplace with polished black granite hearth, radiator and two windows. Door to:
JACK & JILL SHOWER ROOM Quality white suite of double shower with rain head and body spray, pedestal wash hand basin and close couple WC. Chrome headed towel rail.
BEDROOM 4 Character gently sloping ceilings, radiator, window enjoying sea view towards Abbey Sands.
BEDROOM 2 Character gently sloping ceilings with exposed timbers, radiator, window overlooking the landscaped gardens and sea views to Berry Head.
JACK & JILL SHOWER ROOM Quality white suite of double shower with rain head and body spray, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC, Chrome heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 3 Character sloping ceilings, fitted wardrobe, radiator, window overlooking the communal gardens with sea views to Berry Head.
CLOAKROOM Close coupled WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, radiator, window.
HOME OFFICE/STUDY Two radiators, six windows providing ample natural light and beautiful open views across the surrounding area towards Cockington Valley. From the home office/study a turned staircase rises to a:
SNUG Four character motif windows and detailed panelling. From here the turned staircase continues to the:
TOWER/OBSERVATORY Ornate detailed panelling, striking apex ceiling with exposed timber work and a 360 degree view taking in Tor Bay right around to the spires of St Marychurch, Great Hill and the Cockington Valley.
COMMUNAL GARDENS Striking gardens mainly laid to lawn with selection of terracing and seating areas to enjoy the fine open views.
LEISURE SUITE Incorporating indoor swimming pool, table tennis, home gym and sauna with changing rooms.
SECURE GATED PARKING Two allocated spaces and visitor parking.
COUNCIL TAX BAND ‘F’ (Torbay Council)
EPC – C
COSTS Application/Referencing Fees £90 per adult (Guarantor £60). Administration Fee £120 (including Preparation of Tenancy Agreement, Payment toward the Professional Inventory Compilation & Check-In Procedure). All fees are inclusive of VAT.
DIRECTIONS SAT NAV: TQ2 6PS. From Torquay’s Sea Front, heading towards Paignton on the Torbay Road (B3199), you will pass the Grand Hotel on your right hand side. Continue until you reach Livermead House Hotel and turn right Shortly after passing the hotel into Cockington Lane. Turn right at the mini roundabout into Old Mill Lane and continue up the hill. The Manor House will be found on the right hand side at the brow of the hill on the crossroad of Seaway lane and Old Mill Lane.