Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Justice in the sale of the former probation office. Ideal refurbishment property with panoramic sea views. Detached property currently providing a self-contained office premises over three floors. Potential to be converted into 4/5 flats, subject to gaining the necessary planning consents. Surrounded by enclosed gardens and grounds including a side area of woodland. Asphalt car parking for 20-25 vehicles. Alternative uses such as medical, dentistry or hotel/leisure would be suitable, subject to planning.
Thurlow House is located at the end of dead-end shared private lane and overlooks Torquay bay and this stretch of coastline. Torquay town centre is 1 mile away. Torquay provides a multiplex cinema, hospital, doctor’s surgeries, supermarkets, dentists, a range of shopping, theatres, marina, primary and secondary schools and Torquay Grammar School. The South Devon coastline and Dartmoor National Park are easily accessible along with the popular coastal town of Brixham. There are many tourist attractions in the area including Paignton Zoo, Devon steam railway, Woodlands Leisure Park, Dartmouth, Compton Castle (National Trust) and Buckfast Abbey. The area is served by the A380 which is dual carriageway to the M5 motorway at J31. The Cathedral city of Exeter is 23.5 miles away and offers further amenities, facilities, shopping and airport.
Victorian mansion which is typical of this area with the potential to be converted into flats, subject to gaining the necessary consents. The property has been in government ownership for many years and its last use was as a probationary office. The property provides cellular office accommodation with a reception and interview rooms, making it ideal for medical services, hotel or leisure uses (subject to planning) due to its position on the edge of Torquay town centre.
Thurlow House is a three storey property with a two storey extension to front plus a lower ground floor extension providing extra office and meeting room accommodation with a car park above used by the office building.
The majority of the site has been developed and there is a side patio area laid to low maintenance that gives further access into a wooded area which acts as a side garden and could be cleared if required by the new owners. The side garden borders Ash Hill Road. From the first floor to the rear of the property are panoramic sea views over Torbay towards Brixham and Berry Head. The vegetation has become overgrown and would need to be reduced to take advantage of the sea views. The property is located in a residential area with many of the properties having been converted into flats. The property has an electric security barrier to the car park where there is space for 20-25 vehicles.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole by private treaty.
TENURE & POSSESSION
The freehold interest is offered for sale at a guide price of Offers in Excess of £400,000 with vacant possession available on completion.
EPC rated C.
Torbay District Council
Strictly by appointment with agents Carter Jonas.
Thurlow House is located at the end of a shared private driveway off Thurlow Road. The property is clearly signed with Carter Jonas marketing boards. The private road can be easily missed and is opposite No. 46 Thurlow Road.