Braddons Hill Road East, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1HE | Property for sale | Savills
5,425 sq ft(504 sq m)
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,539,285)

Braddons Hill Road EastTorquay, Devon, TQ1 1HE

    Key features

    • Generous and bright throughout
    • Versatile accommodation of over 5,400 sq ft
    • 7 bedrooms, 4 en suite
    • Generous gardens and grounds
    • Double garage and off-road parking

    A spacious and elegant Grade II listed Georgian villa set in just under an acre of gardens and grounds

    About this property

    • Mount Braddon is an exceptional Georgian villa which dates back to around 1827 when it was built for Sarah Brydges-Willyams the widow of Col. James Brydges Williams, commander of the Cornish militia.

      Born Sarah Mendez da Costa of Spanish Jewish descent, her enthusiasm for her Jewish heritage meant that she was a keen supporter of the Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and after writing to him, he and his wife became great friends of hers.

      After visiting Mrs Willyams at Mount Braddon in 1853, they continued to do so annually until her death in 1863 whereupon she bequeathed Mount Braddon to him.

      It is also believed that Disraeli's love of the primrose was fostered by his frequent trips to Torquay and that the Primrose League was formed under the large cedar tree at the front of the property following his death. (Sourced from "Disraeli" (a biography) by Sarah Bradford, 1982.

      Nowadays, Mount Braddon is a magnificent and impressive home offering flexible accommodation over three floors. Modern luxuries such as en suite bathrooms are married well with its elegance, period charm and features.

      Stepping into the impressive entrance hall really does set the tone for what is to come and immediately one is struck by the generous proportions and abundance of natural light. With wooden floors, original cornicing, full height triple sash windows and a stunning sweeping staircase the elegance and grandeur is clear to see. Whilst this beautiful and welcoming entrance hall is the focal point on the ground floor, it leads to two equally impressive reception rooms both of which are south facing and feature full length triple sash windows which look out over the veranda and garden beyond. The dining room benefits from a south and east aspect while the drawing room provides access into the sun room and out onto the verandah and garden.

      The well-equipped kitchen / breakfast room is clearly the heart of the home. Arranged around the central island, it is integrated with a range of appliances including a NEFF double oven, a gas hob, dishwasher and Bosch fridge and freezer. Beyond this there is a utility with access into the integral double garage, a cloakroom and a gym / studio / additional bedroom.

      From the entrance hall, the grand, sweeping staircase leads to the first floor and again the generous proportions continue. The principal bedroom with feature fireplace benefits from south and east aspects with large sash windows which flood the room with light. The views over the mature gardens are fabulous and through the trees there is a glimpse of the sea. Beyond this there is a generous dressing room with bespoke fitted wardrobes and an en suite bathroom.
      There are a further two double bedrooms on this floor, both of which have en suite shower rooms.

      A short flight of stairs leads to a second utility / laundry area as well as a study. The second floor provides a further four bedrooms, one of which is en suite as well as a family bathroom.

      Gardens and Grounds
      Mount Braddon is approached through electric gates and a private, sweeping driveway which is shared with the mews cottages, Mount Braddon Mews. Further gates lead to the private drive for Mount Braddon which provides ample parking.

      Immediately outside the principal reception rooms is a lovely, covered veranda which looks out over the mature gardens and provides the perfect spot of alfresco dining. Steps lead down to the level garden which is largely laid to lawn and bordered with mature shrubs and trees giving a wonderful degree of privacy. There are a number of seating areas from which to enjoy the surroundings.

      Adjoining Mount Braddon is a double garage.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love the proportions of this house and I was bowled over as soon as I stepped through the front door!

    Amy HartProperty agent

    Local information

    • Forming part of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, Torquay is one of three vibrant towns forming the sheltered Tor Bay.
    • Renowned for its warm climate, the beautiful local beaches form a golden arc around the bay with shingle coves scattered nearby as well as many coastal walks and outstanding landscapes.
    • Mount Braddon is situated on a sought-after residential road within easy reach of Torquay's bustling waterfront and town centre offering a diverse and wonderful range of shops, boutiques, galleries, a theatre and an ever increasing range of dining experiences from beach front cafes to a Michelin starred restaurant.
    • Torquay is a typical seaside town offering coastal living at its best with sheltered sailing waters, a beautiful coastline and clean beaches. Internationally renowned water sports are held in the sheltered bay, with the marina providing excellent mooring facilities for luxury yachts and motor cruisers. It also benefits from a number of Grammar Schools offering 'outstanding' education.
    • The university city of Exeter is approximately 23 miles distant, offering further excellent amenities as well as an international airport and access to the M5 network. Torquay also offers a regular train service to London Paddington via Newton Abbot.

    Additional information

    • Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity
    • Mount Braddon pays an annual service charge of £70.77 towards the maintenance of the shared driveway and electric gates.
    • Directions: From the marina, proceed uphill along Torwood Street and after 0.3 miles, turn right into Braddons Hill Road East and the entrance to Mound Braddon will be found after about 0.2 miles on the right.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F