Washington House, Watcombe Beach Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1

Washington House

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number TOT170159
  • Agent Marchand Petit Totnes
  • Agent Number 01803 847 979

Guide price £1,250,000

About this property

Set in established woodland and grounds between Shaldon and Torquay, the property forms the major part of a grand Victorian villa with beautiful views across the grounds and out to sea. The house, built in 1825 and Listed Grade ll, provides beautiful and elegant accommodation of generous proportions, largely original and richly decorated with ornate coved ceilings, arched stained glass windows and panelled walls. Immediately to the front of the house a south-facing terrace runs the full length and provides a wonderful vantage point to look over the mature gardens, grounds and woodland and out to sea beyond.

Washington House is a short drive from Torquay town centre, and only minutes from the much favoured St Marychurch area with its well-stocked shops, cafes and usual amenities. Watcombe is a sought after destination thanks to its easy access into Torquay, its beautiful cliff top walks, conservation area and the picturesque drive east along the coast road to Shaldon.

Entrance Hall
Large wooden door, tiled floor, wooden single glazed windows, door into inner hallway. Pendant light, half wooden panelled walls.

Exposed parquet wooden floor. Picture rail, wall mounted radiator, wooden panelled walls. Stairs rising to first floor.

Kitchen Breakfast Room
Bright and airy room. Tiled flooring, wall mounted radiator, picture rail, coved ceiling and pendant light. Wooden single glazed windows and door giving access to garden. Views over garden and sea beyond. Large breakfast area. A range of base and eye level cream units. Granite work surfaces and upstands. Island. Space, power and plumbing for washing machine & dishwasher. Large range style cooker. Belfast sink. Additional hand basin.

Dining Room
Fitted carpet. Picture rail, coved ceiling, and pendant light. Wooden single glazed door to outside. Wall mounted radiators, large bay window (stained glass to top section) with stunning views over the garden and to the sea beyond.

Drawing Room
Exposed wooden flooring, coved ceiling, picture rail. Wall mounted radiator, large open fireplace with stone mantle piece and surround. Stone and slate hearth. Built-in cupboards to either side with shelve above. Large bay window with wooden single glazed windows. Opening to Dining Room

Study / Bedroom 5
Oak flooring, wooden single glazed sash window, external door and coved ceiling.

Tiled flooring, WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, tiled splash back. Wooden single glazed sash window.

Wooden panelling to the walls, stained glass window. Picture rail, coved ceiling. Fitted carpet. Door on half landing to airing cupboard containing boiler, water cylinder and wall mounted shelving.

Bedroom 1
Large double, fitted carpet, wooden single glazed sash window. Large bay window with sea views. Picture rail, coved ceiling.

Bedroom 2
Double, fitted carpet, picture rail and coved ceiling. Wooden single glazed sash window. Bay window with sea views.

Tiled flooring, 2/3 tiled walls. Wooden single glazed sash window. Coved ceiling. WC, bath with shower attachment, washbasin.

Bedroom 3
Double with fitted carpet and coved ceiling. Wooden single glazed sash window with views over garden and out to sea.

Shower Room
Tiled walls and floor. Shower, hand basin. Shaver point.

Bedroom 4
Double, fitted carpet, wooden single glazed sash window. Coved ceiling. Recess with built-in shelving.

Tiled flooring, pedestal washbasin, mixer tap, and tiled splashback. Bath, shower attachment. WC. Wooden single glazed sash window. Coved ceiling. Duel fuel towel radiator. Shaver point.

Electric roller garage door. Service pit. Wooden single glazed door to front. Metal single glazed windows. Power/lights, wall mounted shelving.

Split into 3 rooms, power and light.

Picturesque garden with lawn framed by mature trees. Woodland. Sea views. Direct access to coastal path and beach.

Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage

Council Tax
Currently Band F

Local Authority
Torbay District Council, The Town Hall, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DS. Tel: 01803 201201

Fixtures and Fittings
All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All others are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order.


Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Marchand Petit Totnes Office. Telephone 01803 847979

From the A380 take the A381 signposted for Teignmouth. Follow that road until taking the A379 and crossing the bridge to Shaldon. Follow the coast road to Torquay and after approximately 2 miles turn left into Watcombe Beach Road immediately opposite Moor Lane.
Washington House is at the very end of the road on the left hand side.

Newton Abbott Train Station 5 miles
Torquay 3.5 miles
Exeter 21 miles
Plymouth 30 miles (approximately)


Floorplan 1

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WatersideThe Plains Totnes Devon TQ9 5YS

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01803 847 979

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