DESCRIPTION Tucked down a private driveway amidst attractive, level gardens lies Huntley Lodge, a MATURE DETACHED HOUSE affording extensive living space perfect for the growing family. Generous parking facilities including a substantial double garage provide more than enough space for family cars, recreational vehicles and still room for a boat, whilst a versatile garden room is used by our clients as a gym, but equally perfect as a home office, hobbies or games area.
The property stands in a convenient location for a host of highly regarded schools, both Torbay and Mount Stuart Hospitals and The Willows shopping district. Easy access can also be gained onto the new South Devon Highway linking Torquay to the regional city of Exeter and beyond.
OWNER INSIGHT ‘For us, the position of the house was paramount and attracted us immediately. We moved when our children were young and the quality of schools was pivotal in our search, particularly the Grammar Schools which were, and remain nationally recognised for their outstanding achievement. We were privileged our children benefitted from attending and they are within a fifteen minute walk’
"We’re going to miss the gardens immensely. We are remarkably private and the level lawns and terracing are perfect for children to run around, but equally relaxation and entertaining".
"Working in Exeter, the new link road on our side of Torquay has been a blessing, cutting the journey time under 30 minutes".
‘For an active family like ours, Torquay provides every sporting club or activity you could wish for. Barton Cricket Club and Torquay Squash Club are just at the end of the road and as a passionate tennis player, our welcoming family club is next to Torquay’s sea front and within a ten minute drive’.
LOCATION 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.
STEPPING INSIDE Approached via a shared driveway leading to the double glazed entrance door opening to the spacious Porch with storage which in turn flows through to the extensive Reception Hall with Cloakroom. The Sitting Room is a bright and spacious area with central fireplace in exposed stone and enjoying a dual aspect over the attractive gardens with direct access via French doors. The formal Dining Room flows through to the Conservatory with full double glazed surround, pitched roof and door to the gardens. A cosy lounge works perfect for a TV room or snug, also enjoying French doors tout onto the gardens and paved terracing. The Kitchen is a versatile room incorporating a Study Area, Utility and Boot Room with access out to the side, ideal after dog walking. The kitchen features a large central roof lantern and dual aspect having windows to both front and side elevations. Fitted with a range of units with a mixture of stainless steel fronts and beech effect with brushed chrome handles, integrated double Smeg ovens and matching five ring gas burner with griddle and space for American style fridge/freezer. The gas boiler is positioned in the utility.
From the Reception Hall a turned staircase rises to the First Floor Level affording a traditional four bedroom design and family bathroom. The Master Suite is of extensive size incorporating a comprehensive range of fitted bedroom furniture and overlooking the attractive gardens and benefits from an En-Suite Shower Room with white suite. Bedroom 2 is a good double also overlooking the gardens, whilst Bedroom 3 is arranged in split areas with bedroom and separate dressing space with vanity unit. Bedroom 4 completes the bedrooms, still presenting a sensible size for the smallest of the four and overlooking the front. The Family Bathroom has a sunken bath and separate shower cubicle for all the families needs, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. A cupboard houses the factory lagged immersion cylinder.
STEPPING OUTSIDE To the front is extensive tarmac driveway parking which leads to the Double Garage/Workshop with up and over door having a pitched roof for overhead storage, water and power provided. Gated access to the gardens by both side elevations which are a particular feature of Huntley Lodge, fully enclosed by walled and fenced boundaries, mainly laid to lawn with mature pond. Extensive paved terracing is directly outside the lounge with timber pergoda. A useful GARDEN ROOM with pitched roof and being stone built with double glazing presents a perfect home office, gym or hobbies room with power and lighting supplied.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION HEATING TYPE – Gas central heating.
COUNCIL TAX BAND – ‘G’ (Torbay Council)
EPC – ‘E’
DIRECTIONS: SAT NAV: TQ2 7NP.
TORQUAY IS WELL CONNECTED By Train: Torquay Train Station 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.