Property for sale in Rock House Lane, Maidencombe, Torquay TQ1

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Property for sale - 10 bedrooms 10 8 8
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Property features

  • Detached manor house
  • Three additional dwellings with potential to holiday or long term let
  • Manor house four/ five bedrooms
  • Four bathrooms
  • Four reception rooms
  • Sea views and countryside views
  • Approx 1.5 acres
  • Heated swimming pool and outside dining
  • Three garages and large gated driveway
  • Landscaped gardens and fully renovated throughout

Property description

A striking fully renovated Victorian Manor House built c.1840 with large grounds totalling approximately 1.5 acres and located in an outstanding location just a stone’s throw from St Marychurch and Babbacombe village in Torquay, the heart of the English Riviera. Situated in the semi-rural village of Maidencombe which is located on the South Devon coastal road between Shaldon, Teignmouth and Torquay, and offers fantastic sea views along with coastal and rural countryside views down towards Maidencombe beach which is within easy walking distance from the property.

This striking period property has been elegantly restored throughout to the highest of standards by the current owners with all its period features and character in a modern and authentic style to the era of this historical Victorian property.

The Detached period residence offers buyers a sizeable four/five double bedroom manor house with its grand wrought iron entrance gates leading into the large private driveway, it also has the added benefit of three additional separate units that can be either used as Holiday or Long term Letting for an income/investment or as guest accommodation for friends and family to stay while visiting the area.

Inside the main manor house you are greeted by an impressive entrance lobby with an abundance of period features including panelled walls, a raised library and lobby seating area which opens up to the central hallway with its grand gallery staircase. On the ground floor there are four large reception rooms comprising of a formal Sitting room with sea views and double doors leading out to the Victorian terrace area, a Drawing Room/ Games Room with sea views and an elegant formal Dining Room with a striking Pewter fireplace and large glazed Victorian double doors leading into the modern fully equipped family Kitchen/ Breakfast Room which has a large central island with breakfast bar and a beautiful lounge seating area around the cast iron log burner with vaulted ceiling and doors leading to the garden dining area outside with a stone fireplace and pizza oven area along with the heated pool beyond. Upstairs on the first-floor level is a stunning open gallery landing which allows access into the four double bedrooms and luxury family bathroom suite. The Master Bedroom Suite and Second Bedroom Suite both have fantastic Sea Views with double doors onto separate private wrought iron balconies and both have luxury en-suite bathrooms.

Outside the property offers three separate dwellings on the grounds of the Manor which could be used for income, extended family, or guest accommodation. There is an impressive three-bedroom coach house with vaulted ceilings and sea views, a modern two-bedroom first floor apartment and a ground floor one bedroom apartment all with attractive outside spaces and their own separate entrances. There is also a building plot which could be developed into a further residential dwelling. Below the coach house are three garage doors, leading to a large open double and also a single.

To appreciate all this unique Manor House and grounds has to offer in an enviable location in Torquay with an aa rosette awarded winning fine dining restaurant and superb thatched tavern inn next to the property, viewing is recommended on appointment.

Entrance Lobby

Period style composite double glazed door with Victorian glazed arch above. Raised wooden platform with steps to a Library area with bespoke bookcases fitted above a fireplace below. Panelling to walls. Cornice ceiling. Two ceiling roses. Picture rail. Karndean flooring. Cast iron radiators. Storage cupboard. Stairs leading to First Floor Level.

Sitting Room (19' 6'' x 22' 9'' (5.94m x 6.93m))

Double glazed patio doors leading to the Victorian terrace with Sea Views. Double glazed window to rear elevation with sea views. Carved period wooden fireplace surround with granite hearth and log burner fitted. Panelled walls. Two ceiling roses. Cornice. Cast iron radiators. Double doors leading to Games Room/Drawing Room.

Games Room/ Drawing Room (13' 8'' x 20' 4'' (4.16m x 6.19m))

Double glazed windows to rear elevation with Sea Views. Panelled walls. Ceiling rose. Cornice. Carved wooden fireplace surround with cast iron insert and stove fitted. Cast iron radiators. Wooded flooring.

Dining Room (19' 7'' x 21' 4'' (5.96m x 6.50m))

Double glazed bay window to side elevation. Pewter fireplace with pewter mantel. Glazed doors to side porch/potting room. Ceiling rose. Panelled walls. Karndean flooring. Cast iron radiators. Period glazed doors to Kitchen/Breakfast Room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (31' 0'' x 15' 5'' (9.44m x 4.70m))

Double glazed door leading to the rear garden area. Two double glazed windows to rear elevation. Snug seating area with cast iron log burner. Natural stone clad wall with double glazed roof and side windows above. Karndean flooring. Central island with breakfast bar seating and granite worktops fitted above. Pendant lighting. Insert sink with drainer and mixer tap fitted. Two fan assisted ovens. Coffee machine. Integrated microwave. Double fridge. Double freezer. Large induction hob with extractor fan fitted above. Space for dishwasher. Two wine cooler fridges. Cast iron radiators.

Utility Room

Matching wall and base units with worktop fitted above. Gas fired boiler. Stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap fitted. Space for washing machine. Space for dryer. Double glazed window to front elevation.

Office/Bedroom 5 (14' 3'' x 17' 7'' (4.34m x 5.36m))

Wooden door to the front drive area. Double glazed window to side elevation. Cornice. Two wall mounted radiators. Double glazed window to front elevation. Large storage cupboard housing the pressurised hot water tank.


Double glazed window to front elevation. Wash hand basin in glass with mixer tap fitted. Low level WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Cornice. Fully tiled. Karndean flooring.

First Floor Landing

Gallery landing. Period wooden columns. Bespoke hinged bookcases with storage area behind. Doors leading to cast iron balcony. Cornice.

Master Bedroom (20' 6'' x 13' 9'' (6.24m x 4.19m))

Double glazed patio doors with sea views leading to a cast iron balcony. Wooden shutters. Stone period fireplace and stone hearth. Cast iron radiators. Cornice. Panelled walls. Access into Master En-Suite.

Master En-Suite

Fully tiled with natural stone and marble. Double glazed window to front elevation. Large wet room shower with glass screen and marble bench seat fitted. Stainless steel power shower with jet function. Marble vanity with double sinks fitted. Low level WC. Chrome ladder heated towel rail. Extractor. Cornice.

Bedroom Two (14' 3'' x 13' 7'' (4.34m x 4.14m))

Double glazed patio doors with sea views leading to a wrought iron balcony. Wooden shutters. Wooden fireplace. Cornice. Wall mounted radiator. Access into En-Suite


Double glazed window to rear elevation. Fully tiled. Cast iron bath with mains fed shower fitted above and glass screen. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Chrome ladder heated towel rail. Extractor. Cornice. Wooden flooring.

Bedroom Three (17' 8'' x 13' 0'' (5.38m x 3.96m))

Double glazed window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Wooden fireplace. Cornice. Wooden flooring. Access to En-Suite.


Shower cubical with mains fed shower fitted. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Cornice. Wooden flooring. Fully tiled. Extractor. Double glazed window to front elevation.

Bedroom Four (13' 4'' x 16' 0'' (4.06m x 4.87m))

Double bay glazed window to rear elevation. Wooden fireplace. Wall mounted radiator. Wooden flooring.

Family Bathroom

Fully tiled with brick effect and stone tiling. Freestanding bath with waterfall tap fitted to wall. Wash hand basin with waterfall tap fitted. Walk-in shower cubical with glass screen and mains fed rain and power shower fitted. Back to wall WC. Digital mirror with led lighting. Cornice. Victorian heated towel rail. Chrome heated towel rail. Wall lights. Extractor. Double glazed window to front elevation.


To the front of property there are large wrought iron gates into a sizeable private driveway. Gated access on to the Victorian terrace with Sea Views and original period pond with fountain and lighting. Steps leading down to the large lawned area with stone gazebo. To the rear of the property is a level terrace entertainment area with a lined and heated pool with slide and diving board. Chrome bench seating. Brick and stone fireplace with seating to the front and a brick built pizza oven and Bbq area. Stone fountain and stone arched walkways to additional areas of the garden.

The Retreat Apartment

Lounge (14' 8'' x 8' 7'' (4.47m x 2.61m))

Kitchen (6' 11'' x 11' 4'' (2.11m x 3.45m))

Bedroom (9' 3'' x 9' 0'' (2.82m x 2.74m))


First Floor Apartment

Kitchen/Living Area (18' 4'' x 11' 2'' (5.58m x 3.40m))

Bedroom One (12' 5'' x 11' 1'' (3.78m x 3.38m))

Bedroom Two (5' 10'' x 10' 5'' (1.78m x 3.17m))


Coach House

Living Room (25' 1'' x 13' 0'' (7.64m x 3.96m))

Entrance door. Double glazed french doors to balcony. Fitted kitchen.

Kitchen (9' 7'' x 8' 2'' (2.92m x 2.49m))

Fitted kitchen with wall and base units. Sink with drainer. Fitted oven and hob. Plumbing for washing machine.

Bedroom One (9' 9'' x 13' 7'' (2.97m x 4.14m))

Double glazed window.


Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Shower.

Bedroom Two (9' 5'' x 8' 10'' (2.87m x 2.69m))

Double glazed window.

Bedroom Three (9' 4'' x 9' 9'' (2.84m x 2.97m))

Double glazed window.


Low level WC. Wash hand basin.


Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Shower.

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