Ilsham Marine Drive, Torquay




An Impressive Coastal Home with Breathtaking Sea Views

Torquay Harbour 3 miles / Totnes 7 miles / Newton Abbot 8 miles / Exeter 22 miles

Thatcher Brow occupies an outstanding position in Ilsham Marine Drive which hugs the coastline between Wellswood and Meadfoot Beach. From its unique position the property encapsulates coastal living with a panorama of Lyme Bay, Torbay and the distant horizon of the English Channel. The village style atmosphere of nearby Wellswood offers speciality shops and fashionable restaurants together with local schooling, a church and public transport links. The harbourside town centre approximately 2 miles distant, has an exceptional range of recreational, shopping and professional amenities, not forgetting its picturesque marina with 440 berths. Torbay itself has over 20 miles of coastline featuring a lovely mix of clifftops, beaches and hidden coves.

There is plenty to do on the water, boats and fishing trips together with a variety of water sports are available within the bay. The deep water harbour makes the area a favourite with yachtsmen and puts the bay at the heart of unrivalled cruising waters and makes sailing to Dartmouth, Salcombe, Fowey and Falmouth easy. The Gulf Stream provides a mild climate with above average levels of sunshine and supports an abundance of sub-tropical plantlife.

There are wonderful opportunities for walking on the South Devon coastal footpath to both the east and west from within yards of Thatcher Brow and further opportunities for walking and riding on Dartmoor National Park. There is an 18 hole golf course 2 miles away at St Marychurch and further quality courses at Teignmouth and Newton Abbot.

Communication links are excellent and include a direct rail service to London Paddington from Newton Abbot and the new South Devon Highway allows quick journey times to Exeter and the M5 motorway. Exeter International airport operates to business and holiday destinations, with daily services to London City Airport.

The Property
Thatcher Brow is a south facing detached house, situated in an outstanding position on Ilsham Marine Drive, facing Thatcher Rock and the sea. In recent years the property has been improved, extended and enhanced by the current owner to take full advantage of the breathtaking views in all directions. Improvements include guest quarters - this conversion has been carried out to an extremely high standard, with bright and airy spaces throughout and makes a perfect additional living space for family and visiting friends.

The ground floor has comfortable living spaces, consisting of a sun-room and from which to appreciate the dynamic coastal landscape, dining room, cosy lounge with adjoining study area, cloakroom, a contemporary kitchen with integrated Neff appliances, solid granite worktops and an adjacent utility room area. The newer guest quarters have a modern and beautifully finished open-plan kitchen / breakfast area, which include solid granite worktops and a selection of integrated appliances, this follows into the lounge area with an impressive 6 x Bi-folding door installation with integrated electronic blinds. This area also benefits from a handy downstairs bathroom.

The upper floor has 4 bedrooms, including the guest suite, two with fitted wardrobes and one with a dressing room adjoining. The family bathroom, with under-floor heating, is of a high quality with a large Jacuzzi shower enclosure and Jacuzzi bath, finished in travertine tiles and matching mosaics. The guest quarters enjoy a lovely bedroom space with an en-suite shower-room, with underfloor heating. There are two upper balconies with sun-terraces which make perfect spots to allow maximum appreciation of the stunning sea-views. The property also has the benefit of nearly all of the exterior glazing having self-cleaning glass.

The gardens surrounding the property are designed for all year round enjoyment and are predominately south facing. From the front gate a drive leads to the front of the property with parking for several cars, past beds of hydrangeas, palms and cypress trees. At the front is a large level lawn and steps to a terrace and the front entrance. At the side is another lawn with a patio surrounding a fish pond and a covered pergola. Against the road is a wall and photinia hedge. The garden enjoys spectacular sea views with a private area for barbecues and al-fresco dining. Total garden area is about 0.32 acre.

The property in detail consists of:
Approaching the double glazed front door, opening into:


SUNROOM (19’2 x 13’1…5.8m x 4.0m)
Solid Oak Wood Flooring, Large PVC Viewing Windows, 2 x Radiators

Solid Wood Flooring, Ceiling Light, Radiator, Telephone Point

DINING ROOM (13’4 x 13’1…4.1m x 4.0m)
Solid Wood Flooring, Curved Bay PVC Window, Ceiling Light, 2 x Radiators

LOUNGE WITH STUDY AREA (16’11 x 13’1…5.2m x 4.0m.…&.…9’5 x 7’2…2.9m x 2.2m)
Solid Wood Flooring, 3 x PVC Windows, PVC French Doors to Rear Gardens, Ceiling Light, 3 x Wall Lights, Gas Fire with Stone Surround, 2 x Radiators, Sliding Glass Screen Door to Sun Room, Adjoining Study Area

Amtico Wood effect Flooring, Vanity Unit with Integrated Basin, WC, PVC Window, Ceiling Light

KITCHEN (16’11 x 6’5…5.2m x 2.0m)
Bespoke Maple Contemporary Kitchen, Solid Dark Grey Granite Worktops with matching Upstands and Window Sills, Recessed 1.5 Stainless Steel Sink, Double Neff Oven, Neff Induction Hob, Neff Extractor, Neff Integrated Microwave / Grill, Semi-Integrated Miele Dishwasher, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, Under-Cabinet Lighting, 2 x PVC Windows

Plumbing & Electric for Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer (Stacked), Storage Space, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, PVC Door to Rear Gardens, door leading to Guest Suite Living Area….


Carpeted, PVC Door Leading to Balcony, Touch Screen Heating Control, Ceiling Light, Radiator

BEDROOM 1 (With Dressing Room) (13’6 x 13’0…4.1m x 4.0m)
Carpeted, Curved PVC Bay Window, Fitted Storage Cupboards, Ceiling Light, Radiator

DRESSING ROOM (6’11 x 6’6…2.1m x 2.0m)
Carpeted, PVC Window, Fitted Dressing Cupboard Unit with Integrated Basin, Ceiling Light, Radiator

BEDROOM 2 (14’0 x 13’0…4.3m x 4.0m)
Carpeted, 3 x PVC Windows, Fitted Storage Cupboards, Airing Cupboard, Ceiling Light, Radiator

FAMILY BATHROOM (14’0 x 13’0…4.3m x 4.0m)
Fully Tiled in Travertine Tiles and matching Mosaics, Large Walk-In Jacuzzi Shower Enclosure with Thermostatic Shower, Round Bowl Basin on Dark Wood Pedestal + Mirror & Over-Head Light, WC, Jacuzzi Bath with Mosaic Tiled Panels, Thermostatic Towel Rail, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, Window

Passageway leading to:-

BEDROOM 3 (11’0 x 6’2…3.4m x 1.9m)
Carpeted, 2 x Velux Skylight Windows, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, Radiator

GUEST SUITE – BEDROOM 4 (13’5 x 13’0…4.1m x 4.0m)
Carpeted, PVC Window, Fitted Storage Cupboards, Spotlight Ceiling Lighting, Radiator, Underfloor Heating Control Thermostat, incorporating:-……

EN-SUITE SHOWER-ROOM (12’3 x 3’1…3.7m x 0.9m)
Fully Tiled in Travertine Tiles and matching Mosaics, Walk-In Shower with Thermostatic Rain Head + Separate Shower Attachment, Wall Hung White Vanity Unit & Basin, Large Wall Mounted Heated Mirror, WC, Wall Hung Thermostatic Towel Rail, Underfloor Heating, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, PVC Window

GUEST SUITE LANDING (8’11 x 4’11…2.7m x 1.5m)
Non Slip Floor, Velux Skylight Window with Remote Control, PVC Window - Leading to Side Balcony / Sun Terrace, with:-…….

SPIRAL STAIRCASE leading to:-……


Bespoke Modern Oak Kitchen, Solid Black Granite Worktops with matching Upstands, Brick Beige Tiled Splashbacks, Recessed 1.0 Stainless Steel Sink, Double Oven, Ceramic Hob, Extractor, Semi-Integrated Washing Machine, Integrated Dishwasher, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, 2 x PVC Windows, 2 x Vertical Designer Radiators

Solid Wood Flooring, Radiator, Spotlight Ceiling Lights, 6 x Bi-Fold White Doors with Integrated Electric Blinds. Wooden Spiral Staircase with Stainless Steel Rails

GUEST SUITE BATHROOM (9’0 x 5’4…2.7m x 1.6m)
Fully Tiled in Travertine Tiles, Bath with Tiled Mosaic Panels and Shower Attachment, Wall Hung Vanity Unit & Basin, LED Lit Mirror, WC, Wall Hung Thermostatic Towel Rail, Spotlight Ceiling Lights

Local Authority: Torbay Borough Council, Civic Office, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR.
Telephone: 01803 201201
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage
EPC: Band D

Ilsham Marine Drive is the scenic coastal road eastwards from Meadfoot Beach. Thatcher Brow is near its highest point, overlooking the island of Thatcher Rock, at grid reference 945635. Navigation by postcode is TQ1 2HT.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.