Detached house for sale in Ilsham Road, Torquay TQ1

Guide price £1,500,000
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Detached house for sale - 6 bedrooms 6 4 5
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Property features

  • Individually designed detached residence
  • Tucked away location
  • Spacious rooms opening onto the terrace or balconies
  • 40' open plan day room/kitchen
  • Living room & dining room
  • 26' studio/gym
  • 5 double bedrooms
  • Annexe
  • Large enclosed gardens
  • Parking & 33' garage/workshop

Property description

Stark House is a stunning, bespoke residence set within a sizeable plot and designed by the current Vendors to provide a modern, substantial family home with a separate Annexe. The living accommodation totals an approximate floor area of 6000.00 square feet (557.418 square metres) and has been thoughtfully planned, with a majority of the bright, spacious rooms opening out onto either the terrace or balconies to overlook the extensive gardens. Individual features include part barn style wooden cladding to the exterior, beautiful Walnut wooden staircase, floor-to-ceiling windows, and elegant neutral décor to enhance the feeling of space and a flowing ambience throughout the property.

Briefly comprising: Ground floor - Magnificent 19’ x 15’ Atrium Entrance, Study/Office, Laundry/Utility, 40’ Open plan Day Room and Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room Cloakroom and 26’ Studio/Gym. First floor – Large family Bathroom and 5 Double Bedrooms, 2 of which are En-Suite and 3 open directly onto Balconies overlooking the gardens. Annexe – 21’ Living room with Balcony to front, fitted Kitchen and a Double bedroom with an En-suite.

Outside, the enclosed grounds comprise of ‘park like’ lawned gardens with a variety of terraces and decked areas to enjoy the peaceful and natural surroundings, as well as providing undercover areas for alfresco entertaining. There is ample parking via a wide gravelled forecourt which leads to a 33’ Garage/Workshop.

Location – The home is situated in a highly desirable area, tucked away off Ilsham Road and just a short stroll to the natural greenspaces at Ilsham Green and Stoodley meadow. The pretty, sheltered beach at Ansteys Cove, which is extremely popular with paddleboarders, boats and kayakers is a 5-minute walk from the property, and the larger Meadfoot Beach with access to the scenic Southwest Coastal Path, is a 10-minute walk away.

Torquay forms part of a designated unesco Global Geopark boasting unique geology and a natural environment which can be enjoyed year-round by way of a vast range of water sports, coastal walking and exploring. Found approximately 40 minutes away from Torquay is the stunning Dartmoor National Park, an extensive area of moorland ideal for hiking and climbing.

The South Devon bypass from Torquay provides direct access to the A380/M5 and International Airports at Exeter and Bristol. Torquay and Newton Abbot railway stations run regular services to major hubs including London Paddington

The Accommodation Comprises:

Ground Floor

Grand Atrium (19’ x 15’ (5.79m x 4.57m) max)

A stunning entrance reception featuring wooden slatted ceiling and large roof-lantern which allows natural light to flood the room. Enjoying a dual aspect, there are windows and doors to both the front and side, with access onto a private decked terrace. Porcelain tiled floor. Raised tiled hearth with wood-burning stove, flue, and built-in log store to one side. Elegant, curved Walnut wooden staircase and steel handrail rising to the first floor accommodation

Study/Office (8’8” x 4’8” (2.64m x 1.42m))

Internal windows to Atrium. Radiator. Inset spotlights. Raised plinth for storage/display

Laundry/Utility Room (13’4” x 5’5” (4.07m x 1.65m))

UPVC windows to front and side. Worksurfaces with matching upstand. Range of gloss fronted storage cupboards, one housing the Baxi gas boiler. Lamona sink, drainer unit with storage beneath. Heated towel rail/radiator. Built-in washer/dryer. Porcelain tiled floor. Inset spotlights. Door to Kitchen

Kitchen/Day Room (40’3” x 13’7” (12.28m x 4.15m))

An impressive open family space benefitting from a triple aspect and enjoying direct access onto the rear terrace and gardens.

Day room Sliding doors and window enjoying views over the gardens. UPVC window to side. UPVC door out onto the garden terrace. Vertical radiator. T.V. Aerial point. Porcelain tiled floor. Through to:

Kitchen Striking black worksurfaces with an inset sink, drainer unit and matching wall panels/splashback. Range of gloss fronted units providing ample storage space and matching gloss eye level display units with frosted doors. Built-in Smeg double oven with extractor hood above. Smeg coffee maker. Smeg microwave. Induction hob. Wine chiller. Integrated fridge/freezer. Inset spotlights. Porcelain tiled floor. Radiator. UPVC window to side. Door to Laundry/Utility Room. Walk-in pantry With shelving and storage space

Dining Room (17’11” x 15’3” (5.46m x 4.65m))

Room width UPVC windows and sliding doors enjoying a tranquil aspect over the vast gardens to the rear and opening directly onto the enclosed raised deck. Inset spotlights. Feature recessed wall shelves with mirrors. Floor-to-ceiling internal glass panel to Kitchen/Day Room

Lounge (20’4” x 17’11” (6.20m x 5.47m))

UPVC picture windows spanning the width of the room, with views out across the gardens. UPVC window to side. Recessed modern fireplace. Vertical radiator. T.V. Arial point. Inset spotlights


Back to wall W.C. Unit with worktop for display/storage. Slimline wash basin with gloss cupboard under. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan

Studio/Refreshment Area - Bar (26’4” x 8’6” (8.03m x 2.60m))

A generous open plan room with bar/refreshment area, providing scope for a variety of uses such as yoga studio or gym. 2 x Adjacent worktops, one with shelving and space for stools. And the other with storage cupboards beneath. UPVC windows to the front and side. Inset spotlights. Vertical radiator. UPVC sliding doors opening directly out onto an enclosed deck, the rear garden terrace, and gardens beyond

First Floor Landing

With part glass panelled balustrade, enhancing the space and light of the area. Inset spotlights. 2 x Radiators. Large double opening walk-in cupboard with inset spotlights and shelving. UPVC sliding doors out onto:

Rear Balcony (14’6” x 6’9” (4.42m x 2.05m))

Enjoying a lovely panorama across the gardens and out towards trees. Exterior power. Light. Glass panels and steel handrail

Family Bathroom (12’ x 9’1” (3.65m x 2.78m))

Freestanding bath and separate fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle with rainfall shower head and glazed sliding doors. Counter-top wash basin with triple gloss storage cupboards beneath. Back to wall W.C. Heated towel rail/radiator. UPVC frosted window to side. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan

Master Bedroom (21’7” x 14’5” (6.57m x 4.40m) max)

UPVC picture windows with views out over the park like rear gardens and beyond to trees. UPVC door to the rear balcony. UPVC windows to front. UPVC high level window to front. Radiator. Inset spotlights. Mirror sliding doors opening to reveal a walk-in wardrobe measuring 15’3” x 4’3” (4.64m x 1.30m) max with inset spotlights, range of shelving and hanging rails.

En-suite bathroom 14’6” x 8’10” (4.42m x 2.70m)

Bedroom 2 (27’4” x 13’3” (8.34m x 4.05m) max)

A spacious, light room with a triple aspect. UPVC window to rear overlooking trees. UPVC high level window to front. Vertical radiator. Inset spotlights. UPVC sliding doors to corner balcony 9’3” x 9’ (2.81m x 2.74m) Enjoying views over both the side and rear gardens. Glass panels and steel handrail

Bedroom 3 (17’11” x 14’10” (5.47m x 4.52m))

UPVC picture windows spanning the width of the room, with a tranquil outlook over the lawned rear garden. UPVC door onto the rear balcony. UPVC window to side. Inset spotlights. Vertical radiator. Large walk-in wardrobe with ample shelving and storage space, inset spotlights. Door to:

En-suite shower room Fully tiled corner shower cubicle with glazed sliding door. Slimline wash basin with tiled splashback and storage cupboard beneath. Low level W.C. Inset spotlights. Heated towel rail/radiator. Extractor fan

Bedroom 4 (14’1” x 10’8” (4.30m x 3.26m))

UPVC window to side. Inset spotlights. Radiator. Range of built-in wardrobes

Bedroom 5 (12’ x 11’1” ( 3.65m x 3.38m))

UPVC window to side. Radiator

Annexe (Access From The Atrium Or The Garage/Workshop)

Inner Hallway

Personal door to garage/workshop. UPVC window to front. Inset spotlight. Staircase rising to:

Open Plan Living Room (21’6” x 19’2” (6.55m x 5.85m))

A fantastic open space flooded with natural light and enjoying views across to trees at Stoodley Meadow.

UPVC window overlooking the decked terrace. Radiator. Inset spotlights. T.V. Aerial point. Feature wooden slatted cladding to wall. Vertical radiator. UPVC picture windows and sliding doors out onto a balcony enjoying views to the front, over the surrounding area and towards trees at Stoodley Meadow. Glass panels and steel handrail

Kitchen (9’9” x 6’10” (2.96m x 2.08m))

Butcher style wooden worktops with inset Grohe sink, drainer unit and range of modern storage cupboards beneath. Built-in Indesit induction hob with extractor hood above. Built-in Indesit double oven. Space for undercounter fridge. Inset spotlights. Radiator. UPVC window to side

Double Bedroom (10’6” x 9’9” (3.21m x 2.96m))

UPVC high level window to side. Vertical radiator. Inset spotlights. Through to:

En-suite shower room Fully tiled cubicle with shower, rainfall head and glazed door. Wash basin with tiled splashback and storage cupboard under. Back to wall W.C. Inset spotlights. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail/radiator. UPVC obscure glazed window to side

Grounds & Garaging

103 Ilsham Road is approached via a pillared entrance and double wrought iron gates opening onto a gravelled driveway providing parking for approx. 5 vehicles. To either side of the driveway, there are whitewashed walls and raised borders planted with a variety of shrubs and trees. External lighting. Water tap. Part covered terrace leading to The Atrium.

Garage/workshop 33’1” x 21’2” (10.09m x 6.45m) With electric up-and-over doors and space for 4 vehicles, plus workshop area to the rear. Window and door to side decked area and garden. Power and light.

The enclosed rear garden is a delight and a haven for wildlife, with extensive ‘park like’ lawns dotted with a large variety of established plants and trees, including apple and pear fruit trees. A gently sloping bank rises to one side bordered by trees and fencing, with a footpath leading around the side of the property to a decked terrace (with access from The Atrium). The decking is slightly raised with space for garden furniture and enjoys a pleasant outlook to trees.

Accessed directly from the reception rooms to the rear and running the length of the property, is a slate tiled garden terrace featuring a decked sunken hot tub area with adjacent ‘L’ shaped borders. From here, you can enjoy a peaceful vista across the gardens. Exterior power and lighting. Ideal for alfresco entertaining

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