£675,000 Freehold

5 Bedroom Villa for Sale
The English Riviera, Torquay

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DESCRIPTION One of Torquay's most ICONIC MARINE RESIDENCES, Vane Tower commands a simply striking coastal position at the pinnacle of the hillside above the harbour and yacht marina affording some of the finest views able to be achieved in Torbay. Steeped in history and being grade II listed, this MAJOR PORTION OF A PERIOD VILLA presents a quite charming and unique property whose origins date back to circa 1870. Believed to be constructed for the home of one of the first American Ambassadors to Great Britain assumed to inject his admiration for Italianate architectural design with dressed limestone elevations and observation tower overlooking the bay set under a Roman styled tiled roof. The property currently affords a generous main home with SELF-CONTAINED MAISONETTE occupying the second floor level and observation tower room being perfect for a dependent relative, rental opportunity or easily reinstated back into the main house.

Approach A private walled courtyard with wide steps rise to an impressive entrance with oak panelled double doors. Entrance Vestibule with quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling and oak panelled side seating. Inner double doors open to the:-

Impressive Reception Hall Hardwood flooring, character beamed ceiling, two concealed radiators and window.

Study Concealed radiator, ceiling downlighters and window with obscure glass.

Cloakroom Close coupled WC, wash hand basin, half tiled walls, radiator and leaded light sash window with obscure glass.

Inner Hall Oak flooring, two concealed radiators, detailed beamed ceiling and large storage cupboard.

Drawing Room Lofty ceiling height, Victorian marble fireplace, three concealed radiators, television point and arched windows enjoying the wonderful sea views. French doors open to the:-

Conservatory with quarry tiled floor and enjoying the spectacular sea views into Tor Bay and surrounding coastline. Double doors open to the south west facing garden.

Dining Room An elegant room with original exposed beamed and plank ceiling, Adam style arched display alcoves, concealed radiator, art deco stained glass window to the hallway and window overlooking Torquay.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Range of cream fronted units with display shelving and illuminated glass fronted china display cupboards. White Corian working surfaces with inset twin bowel sink unit. Built-in electric oven and microwave, two oven gas Aga, integrated dishwasher and fridge. Deep walk-in larder unit, original beamed and plank ceiling, Amtico flooring and leaded light window overlooking the side garden.

Utility Range of units and worktops with inset stainless steel sink unit. Integrated freezer, provisions for washing machine and tumble dryer, gas hob with filter hood over. Radiator, storage cupboard and sash window overlooking the courtyard.<br /><br />From the Reception Hall a turned staircase rises to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING with radiator.

Bedroom 1 A bright room with leaded light windows with double and secondary glazing enjoying the superb sea and coastline views. Two radiators, triple fitted wardrobes, arched alcove with storage cupboard and display shelves.

Bedroom 2 Leaded light secondary glazed windows , radiator, storage cupboard and range of fitted wardrobes with topline storage cupboards.

Bedroom 3 Secondary glazed leaded light window with views towards Dartmoor. Radiator.

Bathroom Victorian style white suite of double ended bath, pedestal wash hand basin and high level WC. Quality wood effect flooring, recessed illuminated wall mirror, twin airing cupboard with hot water tanks and shelving, chrome heated towel rail and double glazed window.

Shower Room Suite of glazed corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Fully tiled walls and recess with glass shelf.

MAISONETTE From the side of the property a private entrance door opens to a LOBBY with staircase rising to a Half Landing with second lockable entrance door accessed from the main house and understairs storage cupboard. Stairs continue to:-

Second Floor Hallway Airing cupboard with hot water rank and slat shelving, cloaks cupboard and door to:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 'L' shaped and fitted with a range of units and working surfaces with inset sink unit. Walk-in larder cupboard, space for electric cooker, breakfast bar, radiator and Velux window.

Utility Provisions for washing machine, dryer and fridge/freezer.

Sitting/Dining Room 'L' shaped with secondary glazed picture windows enjoying the magnificent sea views over Tor Bay and across Torquay to Dartmoor in the distance. Two radiators and three steps to an Inner Lobby with walk-in storage cupboard and door to:-

Bedroom 4 A bright room with double glazed windows enjoying the superb sea views. Double radiator.

Bathroom Panelled bath with electric shower over, wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Radiator, shaver/light point and obscure window.<br /><br />Stairs rise to:-

Bedroom 5 Windows to all four elevations enjoying arguably the finest sea and coastal views around Torquay to Dartmoor in the distance. Two radiators.

Outside The garden is tiered and arranged for ease of maintenance with shrub borders and wide stone steps.<br /><br />A wrought iron pillared entrance opens to a driveway with parking for ample vehicles leading to the:-

Double Garage with electric door and pitched roof. Power provided.

Cellar Housing the gas boiler for central heating and hot water. Gas meter and storage area.

Council Tax Band 'G' (Torbay Council).

Directions: SAT NAV: TQ1 2BZ. From Torquay’s harbourside (keeping Hoopers and Debenhams department stores on your left and the inner harbour on your right), turn left at the clock tower into Torwood Street. At the traffic lights turn right onto Meadfoot Road and follow up the hill. Turn right into Meadfoot Lane and directly left into Vane Hill Road. Progress along the road and around the hair pin bend and the property stands on the right hand side.











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