Rose Cottage, Cockington Village, Torquay, Devon Freehold : £995,000

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LOCATION
Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, the peaceful village of Cockington, lies with-in one mile of Torquay, yet this unspoilt village retains all its individuality and charm, attracting thousands of visitors each week with its thatched houses, popular village pub, quant shops and country park with cricket club.

Celebrated as one of the most photographed places in the country,Cockington is the epitome of an
English ‘chocolate box’ village, complete with horse & carriages, a babbling brook, lakes and woodland.
Nearby Torquay remains one of the U.K’s most popular holiday resorts offering sandy beaches, vibrant Harbour, Marina, shops and leisure businesses.

The area is renowned for its full range of well-respected independent and state schools including Torquay's highly acclaimed grammar schools as well as Torbay Hospital.

There is good road access to all parts of the "Bay" as well as being within easy reach of the new South Devon link road which offers excellent access to Exeter and the motorway network beyond. Main line rail services to London Paddington and the rest of the UK.

DESCRIPTION
Rose Cottage’ offers an incredible opportunity to own a significant portion of one of the most beautiful villages in England. Located within the historic village of Cockington this stunning, character family home offers 4 bedrooms, garaging and park-ing, set in approximately 1.5 acres of mani-cured grounds close to the spectacular South Devon Coast.

The current owners run a licenced and already successful Tea Rooms business from the extensive and picturesque grounds. This ‘life style’ business has masses of potential to be expanded further with possibilities including evening al fresco dining or wedding and private function venue. The ideas are as exciting as they are lucrative and with the high levels of footfall combined with the popularity and charm of the location, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

The new owner could choose to run the business at a level suitable for their own lifestyle, employ a manager for a more back seat approach or revert the grounds back to private gardens if so desired.

Business
There are covers for 180+ in part open air and part covered veranda sitting areas. The grounds and property are kept to the highest of standards enhanced by a pianist who plays during opening hours in a specially built Pergola.

The Tea Gardens are currently open from April to the end of September from approximately 10am to 4.30pm, 7 days a week. All equipment linked to the business is owned outright and will be included enabling a smooth continuation of this successful enterprise if so required.

ACCOMMODATION
Grade ll listed cottage of rendered cob and stone rubble with thatched roof and brick chimney shafts.

Approach
- A thatched rustic Entrance Porch leads to

Reception Hall
- with quarry tiled flooring

Cloakroom
- with terracotta flooring, wash hand basin, close coupled WC and exposed brick wall.

Sitting Room
- 19' 5" x 16' 4" (5.92m x 4.97m) - Featuring an Inglenook fireplace with wood burner on a brick hearth. Door leading out to the rear garden.

Dining Room
- 15' 10" x 10' 6" (4.83m x 3.20m) - with wood burning stove on brick hearth.

An unusual and open planned gallery with carved balustrade leads down to

Kitchen
- 16' 3" x 7' 6" (4.96m x 2.28m) - Fitted with a range of oak fronted units comprising base cupboards and drawers with matching wall cabinets. Ceramic tiled working surfaces with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with Victorian style brass mixer tap. Fitted six ring electric range cooker with filter hood over, fitted fridge and freezer & provision for washing machine. Door to rear garden.

From the Reception Hall a turned staircase with timber balustrade and handrail rises to the HALF LANDING with library area with fitted book shelves and cabinet. Stairs continue to the FIRST FLOOR LANDING with doors to the separate rooms.

Bedroom 2
- 17' 0" x 10' 5" (5.19m x 3.18m) - Fitted desk and work station unit with cupboards and drawers and two fitted wardrobes, dressing table and large walk-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3
- 11' 3" to front of wardrobes x 10' 4" (3.43m x 3.14m) - Fitted wardrobes and storage cupboard.

Bedroom 4
- 10' 3" x 8' (3.13m x 2.43m) - Display niche with beam over.

Bathroom
- White suite of cast iron bath with hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Fully tiled walls and understairs storage cupboard.

A turned staircase with timber handrail and spindles rises to

Master Suite
- 13' 9" x 11' 9" (4.18m x 3.57m) - A
delightful room which features the original ceiling timbers.

Dressing Area
- with deep walk-in fitted wardrobes and fitted dressing table with cabinets beneath and illuminated mirror, door to

En-Suite Shower Room
- Suite comprising walk-in shower cubicle with folding shower screen door, pedestal wash hand basin and close coupled WC. Exposed beam ceiling.

Commercial area garden and Grounds:
At the top of the garden the commercial area includes the fully equipped main/preparation kitchen, central servery,terraced decking with ladies and gents WC’s, disabled restroom and staff area.

At the bottom of the garden a double garage adjoining storage sheds and a tarmac parking area for several
vehicles.

SERVICES
We have not carried out any tests on the services and are therefore unable to comment on their condition or adequacy.

OUTGOINGS
Council Tax Band - F

Rateable Value - £2,450
April 2017 Estimate R.V. £2,650

VAT
All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT whether chargeable or not. Interested parties are recommended to establish VAT implications before entering into any agreement.

LEGAL COSTS
Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred.

VIEWING
Viewing by appointment only please WAYCOTTS COMMERCIAL 01803 403060

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