Vane Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1

Vane Hill Road, Torquay, TQ1
  • £475,000
  • Address Vane Hill Road, Torquay
  • City Torquay
  • Zip/Postal Code TQ1 2BX


  • Apartment, Flat
  • Property Type
  • 3
  • Bedrooms
  • 2
  • Bathrooms
  • 144583
  • Property ID

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Sold by James Taylor – The Agency UK. A spacious 3 double bedroom penthouse apartment with glorious sea views over the harbour and Torbay. Large reception room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, lift access & undercover parking.

Sold by James Taylor – The Agency UK. Premium, one to one estate agency service…… FULL WALK THROUGH VIDEO TOUR. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the penthouse apartments in this landmark development with amazing views over the harbour and Tor Bay beyond. Generous accommodation with 3 double bedrooms (1 en suite), large reception room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, lift access & undercover parking.


Torquay is one of three towns (known collectively as Torbay) that form The English Riviera situated on the beautiful south Devon coastline. The town has recently benefitted from several redevelopment projects and improved access via the South Devon Highway. Sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds the area seems to benefits from its own microclimate with weather that is generally finer than the rest of Devon. It was this climate that began the towns rise in fame and popularity during Victorian times with many of the large villas constructed during that era. The area offers a wonderful quality with nine beaches within the bay, excellent coastal sailing from the marina situated in the busy harbour where numerous events take place throughout the year. Torquay has a comprehensive range of shopping, and educational facilities. There are many bars and restaurants surrounding the harbourside, as well as the Princess Theatre. Transport links are excellent with mainline railway links to London Paddington, and the Cathedral city of Exeter is located within 30 minutes’ drive as is the Maritime Port of Plymouth. The regional airport at Exeter means the whole country and the continent beyond are within easy reach.


This spacious three double bedroom apartment occupies the whole top floor in the centre building of Shirley Towers, a landmark development completed in 1966 standing in a prominent position overlooking Torquay’s pretty harbour and conservation area with breath-taking views. There are extensive sea views across the bay where there is always plenty of activity, and you can watch the boats coming and going from Torquay harbour. The property is perfectly situated to enjoy the luxurious lifestyle that the area affords.


This generously proportioned apartment extends to around 1,700 sq ft and occupies the entire top floor affording the owners a high degree of privacy.

Having parked in the secure underground parking area the lift (or stairs if you want a workout!) whisks you up to your own private hallway and front door into the apartment. You are immediately drawn in to the large sitting room and the windows extending the full width of the property to admire what must be one of the finest views over the harbour and Tor bay. The two central windows slide open to bring the outside in. The dining room which is largely open to the sitting room through an archway, also benefits from the stunning views and can accommodate a substantial dining table. The kitchen is off the dining room and takes in a different view towards Berry Head and the English Channel, as well as another landmark Torquay building – Vane Tower. There is a range of storage units, island unit and breakfast bar, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine and condenser dryer. Inset four ring gas hob, extractor hood over, built-in split level oven, cupboards over, plus a useful pantry cupboard. A door takes you back into the spacious reception hall with glass dividing wall to the sitting room allowing for plenty of natural light and the views to be admired. The master bedroom has a range of fitted furniture and takes in the same wonderful views as the sitting room, and also benefits from an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms with views over the inner harbour, harbourside and town, both with built in wardrobes, and served by the family bathroom.


There is underground secure allocated parking for one vehicle accessed via a key code entry system, from where you can directly access the lift to the apartment, plus visitors parking. There is a separate secure storage cage with this apartment in a separate building. The apartment block is set in its own well maintained grounds. A gate from the grounds leads to steps leading you down to the harbour area.


Leasehold (Share of Freehold): 1024 years from June 1966 – Ends June 2990. Peppercorn Ground Rent, Service Charge Approx. £3,450 per Annum which includes a resident caretaker.


Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Electric heating with radiators.

Local Authority

Torbay District Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR. Tel: 01803 201 201.


From the harbourside proceed along the Strand to the clock tower roundabout, turn left and proceed up Torwood Street to the first set of traffic lights. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Meadfoot Road, follow this road up the hill onto and round a sharp right hand bend where you will see Meadfoot Lane on your right. Turn right onto Meadfoot Lane and then first left onto Vane Hill where you will shortly see Shirley Towers on your right hand side. This apartment is situated in the middle of the three blocks.

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