Detached house for sale in Ashfield Road, Torquay TQ2
Description This gracious residence stands in an elevated position taking full advantage of the wide views across the surrounding area toward Torquay's yacht marina and natural arch, best enjoyed from the upper floors. The comfortable, yet extensive living space is arranged over three levels with additional extensive cellarage, tastefully fusing elegance with a striking modern kitchen extension. Occupying a generous plot, the rear tiered gardens afford a central level lawn and lower section with potential to extend the parking or construct a large garage (subject to the usual permissions).
Torquay's sea front and the scenic Cockington Country Park which covers circa 460 acres of picturesque woodland, lakes and parkland are just a short stroll away, with local shops at both Walnut Road and Old Mill Road equally within comfortable walking distance. The highly regarded Torquay Grammar Schools and Primary Schools of Cockington and Sherwell Valley are also easily accessible.
Owner insight "We fell in with Ashfield Lodge as soon as John Lake opened the door for us eight years ago when moving to Torquay. Walking through the house and garden, we were immediately drawn to the bright and versatile space, open views and beautiful kitchen which stood out above anything else we had seen.
The location will be hard to replicate. Local shops at Old Mill Road and Walnut Road are a short walk, and access to so many beauty spots, with one of our favourites being Cockington. Ashfield Lodge has given us more than just a home, it is a lifestyle. On a beautiful evening we can walk to local restaurants or Princess Theatre, be paddling at Torre Abbey Sands or using the leisure centre within a matter of minutes, and no need of a car."
step inside entrance porch with leaded light stained glass inner door opening to the reception hall featuring ornate cornice work. The drawing room features a bay window with stained glass and leaded lights, detail cornice work and Minster style fireplace. Adjoining the drawing room is the impressive kitchen/family room with slate flagstone flooring and living flame effect log fire recessed into the chimney. Character gabled vaulted ceiling with skylights, ample windows and French doors throw natural light into this space. The kitchen affords comprehensive units, granite work surfaces with matching upstands, twin bowl ceramic sink and carved drainer. Aga, additional integrated oven, four ring gas hob, central island with sink, provisions for dishwasher and space for free standing fridge/freezer. Rear lobby with flagstone flooring and stable door to the garden. Utility with sink and provisions for washing machine. Boiler room housing the Vaillant gas fired boiler and pressurised cylinder. Comfortable lounge with bay window featuring stained leaded lights enjoying views across the surround area and warming living flame gas coal fire with tiled detailing and slate hearth. Study with green outlook and recess for book shelf. Cloakroom with WC, wash hand basin and window.
Stairs rise to the first floor, with half landing featuring a juliette balcony and view over the rear garden. The family bathroom has a double ended bath, corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and window with leaded light stained glass detailing. Master bedroom with bay window enjoying beautiful open views and a marble fireplace with inset living flame gas coal fire. Bevelled glass double doors open to the dressing room with comprehensive range of fitted furniture. This room could create a further bedroom as retains the connecting door to the landing. En-suite with double shower, wash hand basin, WC, chrome heated towel rail and window. Bedroom 2 with open views to the front and bedroom 3 with dual aspect. Stairs continue to the second floor level, and to the Half Landing is bedroom 5 with view over the rear garden. Bedroom 4 with double glazed wide picture window enjoying the finest views from the property taking in the spires at St Marychurch, Warberry hillside around to Torquay Marina and Natural Arch. Access to eaves storage and recessed walk-in wardrobe. Bathroom with double ended bath, double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Access to eaves storage and enjoying similar views to bedroom 4. Stairs descend from the reception hall to the extensive cellar rooms with concreted floors, gas meter and electric fuse boards. A personal door gives access to the gardens and all rooms have windows.
Step outside A pillared entrance and sweeping driveway leads to the front elevation providing parking for several vehicles. The main gardens are positioned to the rear, arranged over three tiers with central level lawn, perfect for a child football pitch or badminton court! The sloping higher tier has a apple tree and timber summerhouse. The lower tier offers potential to extend the driveway parking or construct a sizeable garage (subject to the usual permissions).
General information Gas Central Heating
Council Tax Band - 'G' (Torbay Council)
EPC - D
Our area 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.
Torquay is well connected By Train: Torquay Train Station has some direct lines to London Paddington and Birmingham and is just one s 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.
Directions Sat nav: TQ2 6HH. From Torquay sea front (Torbay Road A379) turn at the Grand into Rathmore Road keeping Torquay's train station on your left. Continue along this road and up to the traffic lights where you will need the left hand lane. Turn left onto Avenue Road and proceed up to the next set of traffic lights where you will again need to turn left into Old Mill Road. Proceed under the bridge and up through the parade of shops. Turn right into Ashfield Road and Ashfield Lodge stands proudly above the road on the left hand side.