Haldon Road

Torquay, United Kingdom

Single Family

6 beds

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    A large period house with original features throughout. High ceilings, substantial rooms and views over the sea to Berry Head. Pretty gardens, cottage and apartment. Just 1/2 a mile from the marina and town.Entrance hall 6 reception roomsKitchen/breakfast roomMaster bedroom suiteFive further bedrooms with ensuitesSubstantial gardens Parking for several carsSelf-contained cottageSelf-contained flatIn all about 15,640 SqFt.Wylam House is Grade II Listed, was built in approximately 1860, and was the home of Viscount Plumer who was a distinguished soldier. His military career spanned 40 years and he was awarded Freedom of the Borough of Torquay. He is now buried in Westminster Abbey. It was also home to Prince Ernst Hohenloe Schillingfurst for many years.The house has a wealth of original period features including an impressive staircase with glazed dome above, high ceilings and working fireplaces. The décor is sympathetic to the period and the current owners have added an up to date kitchen and luxurious bathrooms in recent years. Most rooms have wonderful sea views. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises of an enclosed porch, an entrance hall with a parquet floor and original plasterwork and a lift to the first floor, a staircase hall, a bright double ended drawing room with two fireplaces and double doors leading out to the terrace and gardens, a dining room with impressive plasterwork, study, media room and a kitchen/breakfast room with modern fitted units, integrated appliances, an Aga and a fantastic breakfast island. Double doors lead out to the garden and a further door leads to a utility room and rear hall. Off the main entrance hall an inner hall leads through to a morning room, sun room and orangery, with access to the gardens. There is a bedroom suite on this level with an ensuite bathroom and a separate cloakroom and WC. Upstairs off the spacious and impressive landing are five bedrooms. The south-facing master suite has marble fireplace, a dressing room and an ensuite bathroom featuring a sunken bath and separate shower. All of the other bedrooms also have ensuite bathrooms and beautiful fireplaces. A door and steps lead through to a self-contained bedroom with a sitting area and bathroom.Wylam House sits neatly in its own gardens and ground which total approximately 1 ½ acres. To the front of the house is a substantial terrace with stone balustrades and views over the sea. Steps lead down to a formal lawned garden, an old swimming pool and formal rose garden. The gardens are surrounded by many established trees including the renowned English Riviera palms. To the rear of the house is parking for several cars and the drive. Wylam House has the added benefit of an attached spacious self-contained cottage and two bedroom spacious flat. Both are currently let on shorthold tenancies and can provide additional family living accommodation or income potential.
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    This single family listing located at Haldon Road, Torquay boasts six bedrooms. The property is currently availible for $2,074,053.

    This property is listed by Richard Speedy of Strutt & Parker located in England.