An exceptional Victorian Villa, located in a premier location on the English Riviera. This exquisite home has been lovingly and tastefully restored and sits on approximately 1 acre of land and enjoying panoramic sea views. Read more
An exceptional Victorian Villa, located in a premier location on the English Riviera. This exquisite home has been lovingly and tastefully restored and sits on approximately 1 acre of land and enjoying panoramic sea views.
GENERALDESCRIPTION An exceptional Victorian Villa, located in a premier location within Torquay on the English Riviera. This exquisite home has been lovingly and tastefully restored to its former glory sitting on approximately 1 acre of land and enjoying panoramic sea views. The accommodation has 4 principle reception rooms including: games room, Egyptian room, breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, self contained annex with 2 reception rooms and 3 en-suite double bedrooms, 1 single en-suite, living room, kitchen/diner. Self contained housekeeper apartment again with 3 bedrooms. The East wing then comprises a former large Victorian kitchen, laundry, linen room, gardeners W/C, 5 first floor bedrooms and 5 top floor bedrooms with most having en-suites. Within the grounds there are extensive gardens, patio area's and double garage with extensive parking with high levels of privacy throughout.
LOCATION Villa Sylvania is in a premier residential area enjoying exceptional sea views across the Bay, close to coastal beaches. Torquay has an extensive range of leisure facilities, professional amenities and shopping. Since the addition of the Link Road this provides fast access to Exeter and the M5. The intercity rail service of Newton Abbott is only 6 miles away with the regional airport at Exeter fast expanding being only 22 miles distance.
VILLASYLVANIA The principle house originates from 1861. The property has been 'lovingly' restored to its original glorious self with original and period features throughout including: Magnificent fireplaces, original columns, sweeping staircase, ornate stained glass window all bringing together a grand feeing of having gone back in time and yet having all the benefits that comes with a 21st century living. From the well equipped luxury kitchen are French doors onto a tranquil courtyard. Off the kitchen is a breakfast room to one side and from the other access into the formal dining room from which the sitting room and drawing room are accessed. The first floor is accessed via a sweeping staircase with large naturally lit stained glass windows and having 2 large double bedrooms one with en-suite plus additional bathroom. The master bedroom enjoys a delightful large en-suite with double sized air bath, shower cubicle, twin wash hand basins and large walk-in dressing room.
EASTWING Adjoining (to) the North East of the main residence are what were the original servants quarters over 3 levels. The ground floor comprises:- The Victorian kitchen the old scullery with original butler sink, cold meat store and bread baking room, laundry room, former staff sitting room and gardeners W/C. Mostly with original flagstone flooring. On the other floors are 10 bedrooms mostly ensuite.
ANNEX Accessed either from outside or via the main residence is a fully self-contained annex with reception room, kitchen/diner and en-suite bedroom. To the first floor are 2 further double en-suite bedrooms and single en-suite.
HOUSEKEEPERSAPARTMENT Above the double garage is a 3 bedroom (all en-suite) self contained apartment with sitting room and dining room/kitchen.
GARDENS&SURROUNDS Approached through large wrought iron double gates onto large courtyard with significant parking onto double garage. To the back of the house is a paved stone terrace balustrading, across the length of the property enjoying exceptional views across the Bay. Stone steps lead to a lower path with paved terrace which leads down to a large ornamental carp pond (which could easily be converted into a swimming pool.) Adjoining is a significant lawn with mature trees and shrubs typical of a large English country home. To the Eastern side accessed via the kitchen or garden is an a Italianate style courtyard with fountain.
VIEWINGS Please contact the office for appointment to view.