Northwood are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful and rare opportunity to acquire this classic Victorian Villa known as "Belton Lodge". Set in a highly desirable location of the English Riviera offering south facing sea views across Torquay towards Brixham and Berry Head. The Victorian house is regarded as a villa of importance steeped in history, built in the 1840s for the Countess Brownlow. The property which in our view offers superb potential for many alternative uses including a wonderfully situated exclusive retreat, hotel/B&B or taking advantage of previous sub-division planning for two or three substantial family homes.
The large family home offers vast accommodation throughout but mainly comprises of an entrance vestibule, grand entrance hall, south facing sea view drawing room, conservatory, sitting room, dining room, breakfast room, kitchen, bar room, billiards room, office, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms/shower rooms/w.c., and unused 40ft internal lobbies, meeting rooms and store rooms. Outside there is a wonderful sun terrace with south facing sea views, garden room, two garden areas with many features, two large garages, well maintained sweeping drive and parking for numerous vehicles. The property also benefits from gas central heating, double glazed windows and lift between ground and first floor.
Torbay offers numerous spectacular coastal walks virtually from the doorstep of Belton Lodge. With picturesque beaches, a golf course, railway station connecting with intercity services at Newton Abbot and ease of access to the A380 leading to the M5.
Entrance Vestibule 6'7 x 5'7 (2.00m x 1.70m)
Large oak entrance door leading to entrance vestibule with timber panelled walls with door leading to main reception roon and further secret door leading into:
Cloakroom 10'1 x 5'6 (3.07m x 1.67m)
Comprising a white suite cloakroom fitted with karndean flooring, low level w.c. and wash hand basin cubicle with further wash hand basin and coat and shoe hanging area.
Main Reception Hall 24'2 x 24'0 (7.36m x 7.31m)
A main feature of the property fitted throughout with Karndean flooring, corniced ceiling, picture rail, radiator, feature marble fireplace with a carved wooden surround, large glazed display case, winde down chandelier, magnificent feature staircase rising to the first floor landing with a large arched window with further stair case leading down to the basement accommodation.
Drawing Room 40'6 x 19'9 (12.34m x 6.01m)
A delightful south facing drawing room with two large feature bay windows enjoying magnificent sea views across Torbay towards Brixham and Berry Head, corniced ceiling, picture rail, herringbone oak flooring, three radiators, Louis style marble fireplace with open multi fuel fireplace, french doors lead into the bar room and bi-fold french doors leading to the dining room:
Dining Room 23'1 x 14'2 (7.03m x 4.31m)
Double glazed window with a sea view, herringbone flooring, radiator, corner marble fire place, built in glazed display cabinet to the bay, a pair of glazed doors open into the kitchen / breakfast room, glazed panel door to the:
Conservatory 14'1 x 11'2 (4.29m x 3.40m)
Surrounding double glazed timber framed windows giving magnificent south facing sea views, french doors opening out onto the sun terrace terrace.
Breakfast Room 15'7 x 12'7 (4.74m x 3.83m)
An internal room with built in store cupboard, fitted beech display cabinets with matching cupboards below, large alcove with space for fridge and freezer, alarm station, open through to the kitchen and door leading to internal lobby,
Kitchen 11'5 x 10'7 (3.47m x 3.22m)
An internal kitchen area benefitting from a large vaulted glass roof lantern skylight, karndean strip flooring, a matching range of beech wall and base cabinets with concealed lighting and fitted worktops with tiled splash backs, glass fronted display cabinet, gas fire Aga, stainless steel double bowl sink unit with mixer tap and plumbing for dishwasher.
Internal Lobby 19'9 x 3'10 (6.01m x 1.16m)
A long internal lobby area fitted with karndean flooring, picture rail, storage cupboard, electric cupboard, leading to.
Lift Area 5'2 x 4'9 (1.57m x 1.44m)
Offering lift access to first flooring, karndean strip flooring, laundry cupboards, alarm and corniced ceiling.
Sitting Room 14'0 x 13'11 (4.26m x 4.24m)
Double glazed window to side aspect looking over drive area, picture rail, dado rail, radiator, feature carved wooden fire surround with gas fire, t.v. and telephone point open through to bar room.
Bar Room 8'10 x 8'8 (2.69m x 2.64m)
An excellent entertaining addition with a fitted bar offering shelving beneath, stainless steel sink unit, large arched recess with mirror and shelving, uPVC double glazed door leading out onto the sun terrace.
Stairwell Galleried First Floor Landing 23'10 x 21'1 (7.26m x 6.42m)
An L-shaped landing featuring the impressive staircase balustrade, sky light, ornate cornice ceiling, picture rail, radiator, wall lights, archway leading to lower and higher tier bedroom five and six.
Internal Landing Lobby 9'10 x 4'4 (2.99m x 1.32m)
A large storage cupboard, loft hatch and doors leading to.
Bedroom One 19'6 x 15'1 (5.94m x 4.59m)
A large double bedroom with uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect with excellent views across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head, coving to the ceiling, picture rail, two radiators, t.v. and telephone point, matching range of bedroom furniture including bevelled glass fronted wardrobes, chests of drawers and bedside tables, double doors leading into:
Bedroom One En-Suite 8'10 x 8'7 (2.69m x 2.61m)
A generous size room with uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect with excellent views across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head, coving, radiator, white suite comprising pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, low level w.c., bidet, panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, part tiled walls, corner shower cubicle with a Supajet shower unit and sliding glass screen doors and heated towel rail.
Bedroom Two 19'6 x 16'1 (5.94m x 4.90m)
A large double bedroom comprising of a uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect with excellent sea view across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head, coving, picture rail, two radiators, t.v. point, wash basin within a vanity unit with a cupboard below, matching range of bedroom furniture including glass fronted wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables.
Bedroom Three 14'0 x 13'9 (4.26m x 4.19m)
A large double bedroom comprising of a uPVC double glazed window to side aspect, picture rail, radiator, tv point, range of built in bedroom furniture including wardrobes and drawers.
Family Bathroom/Shower Room 16'7 x 16'6 (5.05m x 5.02m)
Maximum L-Shaped Room. a generous sized family bathroom comprising three arched double glazed windows to front aspect, radiator, pedestal wash basin with mirror and electric light over, low level w.c., panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment with a tiled splash back surround, double shower cubicle with a Mira shower unit and sliding glass screen panels and door.
Internal Lift Area leading to Guest Suite (above the garage) 10'1 x 6'7 (3.07m x 2.00m)
Access from the first floor landing offering a fire door, radiator, access to the lift, leading to:
Bedroom Four 19'4 x 15'4 (5.89m x 4.67m)
A large double bedroom with twin uPVC double glazed windows to side aspect over looking the drive area, radiator, alcove with a built in double wardrobe, door opens into:
Bedroom Four En-Suite 20'5 x 8'2 (6.22m x 2.48m)
Maximum size. Twin obscure glazed sash windows to front and side aspect, radiator, coloured suite comprising a pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, tiled splash back surround with mirror and electric shaver light, low level w.c. and circular Whirlpool bath.
FROM THE FIRST FLOOR LANDING ARCHWAY, STEPS DESCEND TO LOWER TIER
Lower Tier Lobby Area 11'7 x 6'3 (3.53m x 1.90m)
Door to a linen cupboard, under stairs storage cupboard, door to:
Lower Tier Inner Hall 8'7 x 3'1 (2.61m x 0.93m)
Linen cupboard, doors to bedroom five and bathroom:
Bedroom Five 21'9 x 12'1 (6.62m x 3.68m)
A large double bedroom with dual aspect uPVC double glazed windows offering excellent views across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head, picture rail, radiator, tv point, marble corner fireplace, wash basin within a vanity unit, a range of fitted matching bedroom furniture including wardrobes with cupboards over and a dressing table.
Bedroom Five Bathroom 9'2 x 7'5 (2.79m x 2.26m)
Obscure glass window to front aspect, radiator, coloured bathroom suite comprising pedestal wash basin with tiled splash back surround, low level w.c., bidet, panelled bath with tiled splash back surround and Mira shower unit over, wall light and shaver point.
Lower Tier Higher Landing 18'1 x 6'4 (5.51m x 1.93m)
Maximum irregular shaped. With picture rail, sky light, laundry cupboards and doors leading to:
Bedroom Six 18'8 x 13'4 (5.68m x 4.06m)
A large double bedroom with uPVC double glazed windows to rear aspect giving excellent sea views across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head, picture rail, radiator, t.v. and telephone point, fitted bedroom furniture to include glass fronted wardrobe, dressing table and bedside tables.
Bedroom Six Bathroom 9'2 x 6'10 (2.79m x 2.08m)
Obscure glazed sash window, electric downflow heater, coloured bathroom suite comprising pedestal wash basin with a tiled splash back, low level w.c., panelled bath with mixer tap and shower hose with tiled splash back surround and shower rail/curtain, wall light and shaver point.
FROM THE MAIN RECEPTION HALL STAIRS DESCEND TO BASEMENT LEVEL:
Basement Level Lower Landing 41'1 x 11'1 (12.52m x 3.37m)
maximum. Ceiling Inspection hatch, radiator and storage cupboard.
Basement Level Inner Lobby 44'6 x 13'10 (13.56m x 4.21m)
Radiator, cupboard housing electrics, storage cupboard, doors leading to.
Cloakroom 1 6'7 x 3'9 (2.00m x 1.14m)
Low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and ceiling inspection hatch.
Billiard Room 27'5 x 19'1 (8.35m x 5.81m)
A wonderful feature to the property used as a games room offering uPVC double glazed windows to rear aspect, radiator, cast iron multi fuel wood burner standing on a brick hearth within a stone wall, wall light points, stairs rise to a timber single glazed door to rear garden, space for full size billiard table with suspended light over.
Office 18'7 x 11'9 (5.66m x 3.58m)
A good size office room with uPVC double glazed window to rear aspect, herringbone wood flooring, radiator, spotlights, telephone point.
Laundry Room 17'3 x 15'7 (5.25m x 4.74m)
A large obscure glass window to rear aspect, herringbone wood flooring, freestanding Potterton gas central heating boiler, large lagged hot water storage tank, industrial stainless steel double sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Store Room 13'7 x 13'7 (4.14m x 4.14m)
A large useful store room with single glazed window to inner lobby, dado rail, ceiling inspection hatch, Radiator, door leading to:
Wine Cellar 10'10 x 9'2 (3.30m x 2.79m)
Fitted shelving in alcoves for wine storage.
An impressive sun terrace area with large L-shaped paved area with ornate Italian style stone ballustrades runs around the side and front of the house to a larger patio area with contemporary glazed screens and hard wood hand rails. There are magnificent views here across Torbay towards Brixham, Berry Head and beyond to the open sea. A wonderful great place for Alfresco dining and sitting out during the summer months enjoying the sea views.
Garden Room 24'3 x 11'8 (7.39m x 3.55m)
An ideal addition for the current groundsman to maintain the wonderful gardens with radiator, water tap, door to internal store cupboard and w.c. with uPVC french doors leading to patio garden area.
Garden Store Room 16'5 x 7'5 (5.00m x 2.26m)
A useful store room with light and power and door to.
Garden Store Room W.C 7'7 x 5'3 (2.31m x 1.60m)
A low level w.c. and wash hand basin with window to side aspect.
To the front of the property is a secluded level lawn edged with mature flower and shrub beds with wonderful views of Torbay, Brixham, Berry Head and the open sea beyond. A private and secluded sitting area with an attractive Italian style water feature can be found amongst bushes and trees to the far corner with a colourful oriental style pergola. At the western end of the main garden there are a series of ornamental fish ponds and waterfalls with trellis leading to the terraced lawn vegetable Garden.
Terraced Lawn Vegetable Garden
A timber trellis archway opens into a further terraced lawn area with excellent views over Meadfoot and across Torbay to Brixham and Berry Head. The garden area offers potential for a small dwelling subject to planning permission with the garden area currently offering a number of small mature fruit trees that can also be found here with a reasonably sized and well stocked vegetable garden patch beyond with an aluminium framed green house. To the end of the garden area there are further steps leading down to Middle Lincombe Road and eventually the waterfront.
FRONT OF PROPERTY
Garage One 19'2 x 9'0 (5.84m x 2.74m)
A large garage with light and power and wooden doors to the front opening out onto the patking area.
Garage Two 19'2 x 10'2 (5.84m x 3.09m)
A large garage with light and power, gas meter and wooden doors to the front opening out onto the parking area.
Entrance with Driveway and Parking
Belton lodge is approached from Higher Lincombe Road via a sweeping tarmacadam driveway (the first part of which serves two other properties: Belton Gate and Eden Lodge) leading down to the impressive looking house with a large parking and turning area in front of the twin garages and entrance door. The driveway has sensor activated lighting and has well maintained terraced shrub and flower beds to the higher side.
The property is connected to all the main services to include: water, electricity, drainage and gas. There is a gas fired central heating boiler system situated in the laundry room.
Freehold with vacant possession available on completion.
Council Tax Local Authority
We understand the property is registered as a Band H with Torbay Council, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3DR. Telephone: 01803 208888
- Classic Victorian Villa
- Six Bedrooms
- Eight Bathrooms/w.c.
- Wonderful Sun Terrace
- Stunning South Facing Sea Views
- Twin Garages Ample Parking
- Enormous Developing Potential
- Generous featured Accommodation
- GCH D/G, Lift
- Desirable Torbay Location