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Bedrooms: 14
Bathrooms: 10
Off-street parking: 10
Garages: 1

This grand Manor House in Torquay offers great potential to create a stunning family home or flats (subject to planning).

An amazing opportunity to purchase this grand Manor House set in approximately half an acre in the heart of Torquay which offers immense potential for creating a stunning family home, income potential for use as holiday flats, or development potential to convert into quality flats or a boutique hotel (subject to planning). 

The property boasts over 5,000 sq ft of accommodation. ** Virtual Tour Available ** 


Richmond Manor is a grand late 1850’s Victorian detached property. The property sits tucked away above the town centre and is approached from Ash Hill Road via a sweeping drive, providing ample parking, with the benefit of a garage to the side. The property enjoys a sunny walled rear garden, with sea views. 


The property would benefit from some updating and the price reflects the work required.


Currently arranged as a combination of 1 bedroom flats and studio flats with owners' accommodation, the property could easily be converted back into a stunning family home packed with many original features and character, or alternatively offers potential for use as holiday accommodation or conversion to quality flats (subject to planning permission).


The property needs to be viewed to appreciate the size of accommodation and potential on offer. 


Entrance: Stepped entrance into Porchway, with solid wooden entrance door with high window light above, and window lights to either side.

Vestibule: Tiled flooring.

Porch: High ceiling, leaded light door into:

Entrance Hallway: Beautiful moulded wide staircase, with mahogany banister and decorative wood spindles, leading to first floor.  High plaster frieze moulded ceiling and moulded ceiling rose, with feature chandelier. Double radiators. Fuse box.  High moulded skirtings.  Door to:

Drawing Room: 6.68m x 4.92m (21.10" x 15.1"). Ornate plaster frieze moulding to ceiling and ornate plaster ceiling rose. Quadruple large bay window with original wooden sash windows and shutter boxes either side.  2 double wall lights.  Feature high skirtings. Small En-Suite Area 1.47m x 1.35m (4.9" x 4.4"): with electric shower, tray and curtain, WC and wall mounted sink.  Tiled splashbacks. Door into snooker room from outside (was used as a holiday flat.  Blocked archway through to main living accommodation.

Leading left from the Main Hallway is:


Main Room and Kitchen Area 4.42m x 3.96m (14'5" x 13'). High triple original wooden sash windows with shutter boxes either side. High skirtings. Kitchen Area with 2-ring electric hob. Round sink set in double base unit. Triple wall mounted units. Base unit and worktop.  Plastic splashback. £1 coin meter box.

En-Suite: 1.24m x 1.64m (4' x 5.4"). Shower cubicle and electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.  Extractor light to window. Radiator.

To the left from the Main Hallway is:

Owners Accommodation:

Living Room: 4.20m x 7.20m (13'9" x 23'7"). Beautiful white ornate plaster frieze moulded ceiling and ornate plaster ceiling rose, ceiling painted classic period green. Quadruple high window overlooking the rear garden, with window shutter boxes either side. Feature fireplace with wood surround and mantle.  Shelving to side. Radiator. Feature original double glass doors through to:

Bedroom 3.01m x 4.87m (9'10" x 15'11"). High triple wooden sash windows.  High plaster moulded frieze ceiling.  High skirtings.

En-Suite: 1.50m x 2.83m (4'11" x 9'3"). Shower cubicle and built-in shower, vanity basin and low level WC. Radiator.

Porch: accessed from the rear garden patio, with door into porch area, with feature gothic stained glass door leading back into the main hallway.

Dining Room Extension: 3.33m x 3.81m (10'11" x 12.6"). Triple double glazed windows to side. Two radiators.  Door through to:

Small Kitchen: 3.39m x 2.44m (11'1" x 8'). 4-ring electric hob. Double glazed window to side. Worktop, double wall cupboard, single drainer sink with wall cupboards, base units and drawers:  Door and step down through to:

Lean-to Storage Room:  

From Main Hall, door to further Hallway, with second servant’s original staircase to First Floor.  Gas meter for the whole property.


Bedsitting Room: 5.33m x 4.39m (17'5" x 14'4"). Large room with double windows overlooking the courtyard, with window shutter boxes to either side. Kitchenette area with 2-ring electric hob, round sink set into base units and drawers. Double tall larder cupboards. Storage cupboard above window. £1 coin meter box. Double and single radiators. (no moulding plasterwork or ceiling rose to ceiling)

En-Suite: Shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Storage cupboard above en-suite area.

From Main Hallway, doors to:

Utility Area and Boiler Room: Wall shelving and hot water tank in large tall cupboard.  Sliding concertina door into boiler room area, housing two large Vaillant gas boilers for the whole property.

Access down stone steps under the main staircase lead down to:

Basement (under the main green lounge and approximately the same floor area):  Housing Main Cellar Room, with low headroom, stone flooring. Wood door into Second Cellar Room, again with low headroom and rough stone flooring.  Doorway through to Wine Cellar, with wine racking, and again, low head room.

From Main Hallway, original staircase to First Floor and Half Landing. Second servants staircase leads to Second Floor.

Half Landing: with feature vaulted octagonal rooflight.  Feature doorway bearing wooden crest with latin wording "VINCIT CUM LEGIBUS ARMA" (meaning "he conquers arms with laws") with three steps up to Treetops and Hillside and access to Second Floor via original servants staircase.


Lounge Area and Kitchenette: 3.81m x 3.42m (12'5" x 11'2").Single glazed wood window overlooking side of property. Radiator. Single drainer sink unit, base cupboard,, wall units, work surface and shelving.  Coin-operated electric meter.

Double Bedroom: 3.83m x 2.68m (12'6" x 8'9"). Single glazed wood window overlooking side of property. Sink.

Bathroom on Half Landing for Treetops: 1.27m x 2.57m (4'1" x 8.5"). Radiator.  Bath Triton shower over, and WC.  Single glazed timber sash window.


Small Vestibule

Double Bedroom: 3.23m x 3.15m (10'7" x 10'4"). Window overlooking rear garden, with sea view.  Radiator.

Lounge and Kitchen Area: 3.88m x 4.49m (12'8" x 14'8"). Window overlooking rear garden with sea view. Round sink and double base units and worktop.  4-ring electric hob.  Wall cupboards.  Tiled splashback. Lounge area with wall shelving and storage cupboard.

En-Suite Bathroom: 2.06m x 1.31m (6'9" x 4'3"). Bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc.  Tiled surrounds and splashback.  Extractor fan.

Further stairs to the

Main Landing: 4.56m x 3.11m (14'11" x 10'2") A spacious galleried landing with doors to:

Bright Lights:

Bedsitting Room and Kitchenette Area: 5.42m x 4.56m (17'9" x 14'11) Triple window overlooking side, with stunning sea views towards the harbour to the left and towards Paignton and Marldon to the right.  Radiator. Single sink, base units and worktop.  Tiled surrounds. £1 coin operated electric meter.

En-Suite: 1.72m x 1.47m (5'7" x 4'9") Shower Cubicle with Newlec electric shower over. Wall mounted sink.  WC. Towel radiator.


Small Vestibule:

Lounge and Kitchenette Area: 4.38m x 4.68m (14'4" x 15'4") Radiator. Single sink. Base units and worktop.  2-ring electric hob.

Single Bedroom: 4.37m x 1.77m (14'3" x 5'9") Triple wooden sash window overlooking rear garden enjoying magnificent sea views.  Radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom: 1.72m x 1.47m (5'7" x 4'9").Pedestal wash hand basin and WC.

From Main Landing:

Additional rooms currently used by owners' accommodation

Sitting Room/Double Bedroom: 4.06m x 4.92m (13'3" x 16'1") Feature fireplace with marble surround and mantle, with inset cast iron grate and surround, and hearth. Triple original sash windows overlooking the rear.  Radiator.  Cupboard with pull-out shower unit.

Single Bedroom: 2.22m x 4.50m (7'3" x 14'9") Original triple sash windows overlooking the rear garden and enjoying sea view. Radiator. Wall mounted sink.

Double Bedroom: 4.06m x 4.05m (13'3" x 13'3") Double window overlooking driveway and front. Feature marble fireplace, surround and mantle,  with inset cast iron grate and surround.

Family Bathroom: 2.24m x 4.03m (7'4" x 13'3") Bath, pedestal wash hand basin and pedestal sink.  Window with vent fan. Radiator.  Double storage cupboard.

Servants staircase rising to: 

Second Floor:

Landing leading to the two attic rooms.

Hallway: 2.19m x1.93m (7'2" x 6'3").

Attic Room 1: 2.89m x 3.89m (9.5" x 12'9"). Maintenance hatch to loft space. 

Attic Room 2: 3.01m x 1.97m (7'2" x 6'3").

Access to Loft Storage Room: A large space offering potential to create additional accommodation, subject to planning

The Coach House:

The Coach House is located on the left side of the property and accessed via stepped entrance into a Small Vestibule Door to:

Main Room: 3.77m x 3.37m (12'4" x 11') Two windows overlooking the side and front patio area. Through to:

Kitchenette: 1.52m x 2.47m (5'3" x 8'`1"). Base and wall cupboards, single sink and worktop.  Double window overlooking hte side.  Small window to front.

Bedroom: With shower cubicle and wall mounted sink.  Window to side.  Radiator. Door to WC.

Access around the side to the walled rear courtyard.

Courtyard Flat

Main Room: 3m x 5.25m )10' x 17.2")  Accessed from the rear patio and also second access from the courtyard to the side of the property. 

Laundry/Kitchen Area 1.40m x 2.19m (4'7" x 7'2") and En-Suite Shower Room with shower tray, wash hand basin and WC.

Previously used by the owners as a garden room. office and gymnasium.

Access to Boiler Room: Housing two Vaillant gas boilers providing gas central heating to the whole property and hot water to some of the flats and owners' accommodation. Sink in double cupboard.  Wooden shelving.

OutsideThe property is accessed via a sweeping tarmac driveway leading up from Ash Hill Road, with parking area to the side of the driveway and further parking area to the front, with space for at least 10 vehicles overall. Large single garage.

Garden: There is a beautiful, large private, sunny walled garden with patio terrace running across the rear of the property, and steps leading down to the lawned area, with mature shrub borders.  There are sea views from parts of the terrace and garden

The entire site extends to approximately half an acre.

EPC: To be confirmed.

Council Tax Bands:

Seascape: Band A

Treetops: Band A

Bright Lights: Band A

Hillside: Band A

Laurels: Band A

Morningside: Band A

The Coach House: Band A

Owners Ash Hill Road: Band A