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Lincombe Drive, Torquay, South Devon

Lincombe Drive, Torquay, South Devon
  • £1,995,000


Property ID: 258191
  • Detached House
  • Property Type
  • 6
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Bathrooms



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An extraordinary example of a GII listed villa boasting 7,500 sqft of accommodation in 0.75 acres with significant income potential on one of the finest roads in Torquay with stunning sea views across Tor Bay.

Woodend is an extraordinary example of Grade II listed villa. Built in circa 1840 and boasting some 7500 sqft of accommodation in 0.75 acres with significant income potential. Located on one of the finest roads in Torquay on one of the towns’ seven hills with stunning southerly sea views across Tor Bay. Potential for further development STP.


Torquay is one of 3 wonderful towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay coast and is renowned for the warm climate, clear bathing waters and clean air. There are numerous local beaches forming a golden arc around the bay.

Walking out of a gate in the garden, you soon reach the blue flag awarded Meadfoot beach, popular with locals with lovely cafe and water sports facilities. Hesketh Cresent is a 5 minute walk; this houses the prestigious Osbourne Hotel, with a private spa and indoor pool. The Osbourne has a fine restaurant with terrace and BBQ/ outside bar overlooking Meadfoot beach.

The seafront and marina is also a short distance away famous for year round water sports. Torquay train station is 1.5 miles away linking up with the main line from Penzance to London at Newton Abbot. For education, Torquay boys and girls grammar schools are nearby as well as a number of well-regarded state and private sector schools.


Woodend is the first of three detached villas and occupies a prime location on Lincombe Drive; one of the best in roads in “The Lincombes” area of Torquay. This quiet tranquil location boasts some of the finest coastal views across Tor Bay but is also within easy reach of the Marina and the town centre. This well regarded road was popular with Victorian builders for its south facing aspect and stunning sea views.

This magnificent villa stands within a 0.75 acre plot in an elevated position on the picturesque south Devon coast. A quiet area but near to the harbour, with 3 extra properties for use plus a separate annex, this lifestyle property really can only be described as a hidden treasure. Retaining many of the original features of its Victorian heritage, the property has undergone quality improvements and reflects the quality and history of the Victorian era whilst meeting the demands of modern living.


The main villa can be best seen on the Matterport 360 degree virtual tour and the video tour in the gallery. The main villa has 6 double bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 3 principal reception rooms, together with a thoughtfully designed bespoke kitchen breakfast room. The kitchen leads onto an outdoor entertainment area with an 11 metre infinity edged pool, decking, an outdoor bar and jacuzzi. The 2 main reception rooms are linked with pocket sliding doors to provide an impressive 11 metre reception space opening to a 1,000 sqft patio area overlooking the sea. With original features like working shutters in rooms, fire places, plaster cornices plus a grand staircase, this property is an exceptional example of true Victorian heritage.

Woodend Cottage, is the old coach house with the original 9 feet historic doors still intact on the front elevation. It has an unusual layout with spacious accommodation for versatile use, an open plan lounge dining room onto kitchen with downstairs WC. French doors to courtyard garden. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Outside space access upstairs from bedrooms to a lovely terrace with views overlooking the grounds to the sea beyond.

Kimberley is the old servants quarters, it has 2 bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom and two reception rooms. In addition to these two self-contained cottages, the main villa basement is currently arranged as a 1 bedroomed flat, with additional storage rooms and is linked to the villa by an internal staircase. The main villa also has a versatile separated annexed flat with separate kitchen and bathroom, this space is directly accessed from the villa.

The accommodation works well as currently divided providing income from letting, further details of which are available from the selling agent. However, there is scope to reconfigure in various ways to suit differing needs subject to the necessary consents.


Woodend’s plot extends to 0.75 acres and benefits from extensive gardens and terraces lined with fruit trees; perfect for a walk and relax. A large lawned area further down the garden, believed to have been a tennis court, is available for ball games or more privacy. An original and restored 1930’s red telephone box sits next to the terracing adjacent to the house overlooking the sea.

The impressive outdoor entertainment area has an 11 metre infinity edged pool, decking, an outdoor bar and jacuzzi, ideal for entertaining. Doors form the main reception rooms open to a 1,000 sqft patio area overlooking the sea.

The gated driveway with original Grade II listed gates (now automated) leads to a large gravelled parking area.

Agents Note

The current vendors looked at the feasibility to build property in the lower part of the garden, a level area believed to have been a tennis court in the past (with access proposed to Hesketh Road). An outline scheme was proposed with plans and reports ready for submission to local authority for planning permission. Prospective buyers should make their own enquiries, however we can provide further details of the plans upon request.

Services; Mains water, drainage, gas & electricity. Gas central heating.

Council Tax: Main Villa Band G, Studio Flat Band A, Kimberly Cottage Band A, Woodend Cottage Band B

Local Authority: Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with the selling agent: James Taylor – The Agency UK.

  • Address Lincombe Drive, Torquay
  • City Torquay
  • Zip/Postal Code TQ1 2LP

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