About this property
A spectacular Victorian villa with magnificent sea views over Torbay, in a sought after part of the town, superbly presented with an abundance of character features and a 10 minute walk from the harbour and town centre.
Situated within a conservation area Middle Warberry Court is to be found on one of three roads following the contour of Warberry Hill, favoured for its villa layout with a sheltered aspect looking true south towards the sea. The lively Torquay waterfront is home to the award winning Torquay Marina, the Living Coasts coastal zoo and the Millennium Bridge linking the north and south piers.
In the near neighbourhood can be found the friendly community of Wellswood sought after for its village style ambience and range of amenities. Local schooling (subject to catchment ruling) is within a short walking distance of the property. With a mild climate and stunning scenery, Torquay is a pleasant town to call home, named by Trip Advisor (Traveller’s Choice 2014) as the top seaside resort in the UK. It has amenities for sporting and leisure pursuits, including a golf course, cricket, rugby and football grounds. For cultural interests the Princess Theatres offers an ever expanding range of West End Shows. Out of town shopping areas provide a comprehensive range of stores, a wide variety of restaurants cater for a wealth of dining choices.
The town has excellent hospital care with Torbay Hospital and the private hospital of Mount Stuart. There are excellent road links with a new Kingkerswell by pass improving journey time to Exeter and the M5 motorway. Exeter Airport operates flights to business and holiday destinations, as well as direct flights to London City Airport.
The villa is approached along a driveway arriving at the west side of the property and a stuccoed entrance, the front door opening to a tiled porch.
Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Prime Waterfront and Country House). Tel 01548 855590 or 857588.
The stunning hallway with a fireplace and elegant oak staircase offers the first glimpse of this exceptional home. All the doors are solid mahogany.
This is a truly outstanding room with two original Corinthian pillars, two marble fireplaces and two bay windows overlooking the terrace and gardens taking in the views towards the sea.
Bespoke Mark Wilkinson kitchen with island and dining area with marble fireplace and space for a table to sit 8. The window overlooks a charming side garden with ornamental pond. Utility room and WC.
Spacious and charming room with bay window overlooking the garden and sea. Range of built in furniture and en-suite power shower room.
Currently used as a study, with similar aspect to the master bedroom.
This stunning bathroom has been carefully restored to a full art deco style and is an outstanding feature within the property.
Bedroom 3 & 4
Both positioned with side aspects and sea view and each with en-suite shower rooms and built-in furniture.
Large cellar providing ample storage.
Detached garage with space for two large cars.
The extensive grounds have been treated to the same high degree of attention with a sweeping level lawn, established trees and Mediterranean shrubs and plants creating a serene ambience. Features of the grounds include a York stone paved terrace some 120 foot in length, taking in the views towards the open sea and offering a lovely space for entertaining. There is a willow pattern bridge spanning a pathway and a formal area of garden incorporating a pretty pond. There is a spacious parking and turning area to the front of the property.
Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage are all connected. Gas fired central heating with radiators.
This unique Victorian villa has magnificent sea views across the bay from each room in the house and the garden, is superbly presented and is only a mile from the yacht marina. This exceptional home combines Victorian style with modern day living and was acquired by the current owners in 1989 who with a meticulous eye and attention to detail, lovingly renovated the house to the highest of possible standard from cellar to roof with works to the stucco and Adam style reliefs restored by highly skilled local or London based craftsmen. In line with many of Torquay’s signature villas, construction would have taken place during the mid 19th century, the property, once one of Torquay’s most imposing homes, is now separated into the main house set in its own gardens, with the coach house and servants quarters to the rear in separate ownership. The grounds are a real delight with many points of interest and the fantastic sea view can be enjoyed from the 120 foot York stone terrace.
The house is regularly maintained on a continuing programme to ensure the property retains its pristine order and style.
Exeter 20 miles; Plymouth 30 miles (approximately)