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  1. Where would you choose to spend a million pounds on property?

    With Torquay consistantly proving a great place to live, invest and to be a landlord, we wanted to take a look at what £1million pounds would get you here in Torquay compared to the big smoke. Would you rather a 1 bedroom basement apartment just a stones through from the hustle and bustle of London life or an exceptionally presented 5 bedroom detached home with sea views? We know where we would rather be. 

    With a budget of £1million the possibilities are almost limitless here in Torquay but which property would you rather own and where would you rather live? Take a look at the properties we've found and see which would make you get the cheque book out.

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    Torquay - £899,999 Situated in the desirable Wellswood area of Torquay, The Lodge is an imposing detached residence set within attractive gardens and grounds which extend to c. 0.17 ha / 0.43 acres and include a large swimming pool. Currently arranged as a spacious private home, the original Victorian element of the building has been sympathetically extended in an Arts and Crafts style. The property includes many character stonework features, a panelled drawing room and a large kitchen with four oven Aga cooker.

    The property was constructed as the original Lodge House for Wellswood Hall, a grand home which dominated the local area from its construction in 1840 until being sold off in 1932. When built, Wellswood Hall was surrounded by around 26 acres of parkland which over the years was gradually sold off for the Wellswood Avenue developments. The Hall itself was sold off in 1932 and eventually demolished in 1975, with houses being constructed on its original site in Marlborough Avenue.

    Whilst The Lodge is unquestionably a grand private home, the owner recently instructed Charles Blake Architects of Torquay to consider options for re-development of the site. As such, an indicative scheme has been drawn (shown overleaf) providing an example of how the existing property could potentially be subdivided and extended to form five residential dwellings (subject to all requisite consents).
    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/39368672#2LZfzGK2tYFTlXZz.99


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    London - £1,000,000 2 bedroom detached bungalow with courtyard garden and possible development potential. Entrance:Private driveway leading to front gated access to double glazed sliding front door to lobby with door to hall.Hall:L Shaped hall with obscure window to front aspect, radiator, loft access, wall mounted alarm, doors to:Reception One:18'1" (5.51m) x 15' (4.57m) Double glazed window to side aspect, double glazed sliding door to summer room, radiator, telephone point, aerial point.Summer Room:20'7" (6.27m) x 18' (5.49m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, double glazed sliding door to side aspect, brick built indoor bbq, power points, tap, tiled floor. Doors to cloakroom and utility room.Utility Room:13'6" (4.11m) x 11'6" (3.51m) Double glazed window to side aspect, base units, stainless steel sink and drainer, work surfaces, plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer, radiator, power points, tiled floor, tiled splash backs.Ground Floor Cloakroom.Low level WC, wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer tap, tiled splash backs, tiled floor.Kitchen:25'7" (7.80m) x 11'1" (3.38m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, double glazed window to side aspect, radiator, power points, telephone points, range of wall and base units, built in oven, gas hob and extractor hood, stainless steel sink and drainer unit with stainless steel mixer tap, tiled splash backs, space for fridge and freezer.Bathroom:Obscure double glazed window to side aspect, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with stainless steel mixer tap, panel bath with stainless steel mixer tap and shower attachment and shower screen, chrome heated towel rail, fitted unit, ceiling mounted extractor, tiled walls.Bedroom One:15'5" (4.70m) x 10' (3.05m) (To wardrobe) Double glazed window to side aspect, radiator, power points.Bedroom Two:9' (2.74m) x 8'9" (2.67m) Double glazed window to rear aspect, radiator, power points.Exterior:Large wrap around plot with vegetable patch, paved patio area, double garage, laid lawn area, raised concrete rear.Garage:Corrugated steel construction double garage with power, light and metal up and over door.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40097602#rc8hxOOMTOj3ZgDV.99

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    Torquay - £900,000 Simply stunning 4 bedroom detached house set in arguably the most desirable location with views out over Torbay.Thatcher Avenue is an unrivalled location within the town, being not only a highly prestigious address but offering an elevated position above the coastline with truly outstanding views towards Thatcher Rock, the bay and out to sea. Thatcher Avenue has a wonderful approach from Ilsham Marine Drive, this being a superb stretch of coast road that, on a sunny day feels a little like the French Riviera and leads from the local beach at Meadfoot to the local part of the town known as Wellswood
    This excellent detached 1996-built residence is set in an enviable elevated position, with the principal rooms, gardens and terraces all enjoying breathtaking coastal views. The wonderfully light and spacious accommodation is set out to maximise the light and vista. The accommodation is complemented with quality fixtures and fittings and construction features to include coated aluminium double glazed windows and block and beam floors. The outside spaces are sheltered and give a lovely sense of the marine-style ambiance with terraces, a sweeping lawn and attractive planting. The practicalities of parking and storage are well served by the driveway, attached double garage and a large external room at the rear of the house.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40411671#0656FOhQTeHAHEVi.99




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    London - £1,000,000 4 bedroom newly refurbished detached house with garden and parking. Beautifully appointed open plan kitchen living room.An immaculately presented 4 double bedroom house for sale on Elm Park, a popular residential road in Brixton. The property retains a host of original features, has stripped floorboards throughout, and the accommodation comprises double reception room with 2 marble fire surrounds, kitchen/breakfast room, cellar storage, 4 double bedrooms, family bathroom and there is plumbing for a 2nd bathroom to the top floor. To the rear of the property is a South-West facing garden. Elm Park is situated just off Brixton Hill, equidistant to Herne Hill & Brixton railway stations (and Brixton tube) giving easy access into Central London. An entrance to the vast expanse of Brockwell Park can be found on Brixton Water Lane, and Herne Hill centre is accessible with its popular range of restaurant & shopping amenities.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40554034#8XgEcqHxrrEaA8TM.99






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    Torquay - £750,000 This elegant town house forms part of the prestigious grade II* listed Wellswood Park, a handsome crescent of originally fifteen similar residences enjoying a south facing aspect and overlooking the stunning green swathe of the residents private park adjoining the garden to this striking home. The park and houses were designed and built circa 1852 by the Harvey Brothers, reputedly one of the finest builders of the period in Torquay. This particular home features the only courtyard approach which provides privacy and a more imposing entrance. The reason for this was the removal of the old north facing servants quarters in 1949 leaving the well proportioned main house with its gracious south facing rooms and principal living space.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/40723431#tGPBC2kbKos1l6kk.99






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    London - £1,000,000 London - Although this property benefits from high ceilings and original features whilst being in Knightsbridge you only get the one bedroom and a galley kitchen for your £1million.

    An elegant apartment located on the raised ground floor of a classic redbrick building in the heart of Chelsea.

    The property offers super proportions with high ceilings throughout and large sash windows in both the bedroom and the reception room which enjoys a southerly aspect.

    Embankment Gardens is well located close to the River Thames and the renowned shopping facilities on the King's Road. Sloane Square station (Circle & District lines) is nearby.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for sale/details/38435592#vmHB1g38YFXAVKuU.99






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    Torquay - £725,000 If it's modern living with a view to match then this exceptional 3 bedroom apartment is the one. Finished to the highest of specifications this really is the low maintenance dream by the sea.With an innovative design conception creating a stunning individual seaside home, the property is perfectly located within walking distance of the harbourside with views to the westerly aspect looking to Beacon Cove and the coastal zoo across the bay to Livermead and the coastline to Paignton. The accommodation has an open plan living area incorporating the kitchen, 3 bedrooms each with en-suite, laundry room and cloakroom. Large terrace accessed from principal rooms. Under cover parking.

    Read more at http://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/38663507#cZktmyIJUEPdkZTP.99






  2. Torbay has always been an attractive investment destination, proving to be a great place to be a Landlord time and time again, with the huge range of properties on offer you can always be sure to find a great investment opportunity in any of the three towns, Torquay, Paignton or Brixham.

    Whether it be the purchase of your first buy to let property or you're looking at expanding an existing portfolio you will always find something to suit you and your property ambitions. 

    Over the last 12 months we have seen an increase in our business and therefore an increase in the lettings market. Our research shows 'let's agreed' by Agents in Torquay are up 18% on this time last year demonstrating that the Bay still has a growing demand for properties which at current shows no signs of slowing.

    With the recent completion of the bypass the bay has been made more easily accessible to those who may have been previously put off by the possible delays, and with ever expanding local business Torbay is now a destination to consider when looking to relocate from further afield. This demand has contributed to the completion of over 2000 new homes across Torbay in the last 12 months and with the completion of 1200 more by the end of 2016 Toraby is proving to be a fantastic destination to invest.

    Prices in Torquay have risen by 0.65% over the last 12 months and the average selling price is up 2.28% in the last 3 months, If you are looking for an investment property which is set to have steady capital growth while netting you a great yield we have put together our top Torbay investments on the market right now.


    Land for sale - Rear of 200 Teignmouth Road, Torquay - Guide Price £35,000

    A development opportunity to purchase this area of amenity land with consent for the erection of two, two-bedroom apartments with associated gardens and off-road parking.This tucked away plot is located within a favourable residential/letting area so will be extremely popular with those looking to build and/or retain for onwards sale.

    Possible Purchase Price £45,000 - Possible Spend Cost £135,000 - Potential Resale Value £225,000 - Potential Annual Rent £15,600- Potential Yield 8.5%. For more information on this property contact Clive Emerson



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    2 x 1 bedroom flats - Dorchester Grove Torquay, Devon - Guide Price £140,000

    Semi detached house currently arranged as 2 x 1 bedroom flats.

    A semi detached house currently split into two one bedroom flats. With off road parking and level rear garden. Offered for sale with no onward chain.With a small amount of money and vision this property could prove to be a fantastic investment. We estimate that with£15,000 you would end up with a 2 bedroom and a 1 bedroom unit.

    Possible Purchase Price £140,000 - Possible Spend Cost £15,000 - Potential Resale Value £190,000 - Potential Annual Rent £13,200 - Potential Yield 9%. For more information on this property contact Connells Torquay 



    image1.PNG (1)5 bedroom house + apartment for sale - Thurlow Road, Torquay, Devon - Guide Price £500,000

    5 bedroom house and self contained apartment.

    Possible development property subject to relevent planning, many properties in the street have been converted to apartments, with ample parking and a good architect we believe you could easily achieve 4 one bedroom apartments and two 2 bedroom apartments.

    Possible Purchase Price £500,000 - Possible Spend Cost £125,000 - Potential Resale Value £675,000 - Potential Annual Rent £42,000 - Potential Yield 6.72%. For more information on this property contact Purple Bricks


    invest 33 bedroom new build - Brixham Road, Paignton, Devon - Guide Price £199,999

    New Build Development Site with 2,3 and 4-Bedroom Homes • Parking and or Garage • Close Proximity to Paignton • Contemporary Kitchens • Contemporary Tiled Bathrooms • Time and Zone Controlled Central Heating • Gardens with Close Board Fencing

    Possible Purchase Price £199,000 - Possible Spend Cost £0 - Potential Resale Value £199,000 - Potential Annual Rent £9,900 - Potential Yield 5%

     For more information on this property contact Bradleys Paignton 






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    2 bedroom flat for sale - Ceaders Road, Paignton, Devon - Guide Price £70,000

    For sale by public auction. This two bedroom apartment is offered with tenants in situ. The property also features a garden area to the rear.

    With a small amout of work and vision this property could offer a very attractive investment.

    Possible Purchase Price £70,000 - Possible Spend Cost £10,000 - Potential Resale Value £100,00 - Potential Annual Rent £7,200 - Potential Yield 9%


    For more information on this property contact Miller Countrywide  




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    2785sq. Ft free hold workshop/development - Berachah Road, Torquay, Devon - Guide Price £95,000

    2785 sq.Ft. freehold workshop premises. Large roller shutter loading bay. Three phase electirc and mains services. Excellant owner occupier or investment potetial for 15% gross rental yield

    Possible Purchase Price £95,000 - Possible Spend Cost £15,000 - Potential Resale Value £110,000 - Potential Annual Rent £15,000 - Potential Yield 14%

    For more information on this property contact Haarer & Motts Torquay