Vane Tower - Duplex penthouse with sea views
Reach for the sky in this striking Italianate apartment with unrivalled 360° views of Torbay and to Dartmoor. Skilfully renovated to reflect the tower’s storied history, natural light bathes this 2-bedroom apartment from all sides. The living space also has a vibrant dini...
The private entrance opens to the staircase leading to the apartment’s hallway. To the left, the skilfully-fitted kitchen with fossil-grey Shaker-style fitments, light oak worktop, and contrasting olive tile backing. The galley-style preparation area has a fan oven and halogen hob, fridge-freezer and a half-size dishwasher. It leads to the adjacent L-shaped breakfast bar with ample seating for bright starts and morning coffee. There’s also a separate laundry room housing the washing machine.
Also off the hallway is the family shower room and WC, with wooden floors, a double-size shower tray within a marble-effect enclosure, and a towel radiator.
The L-shaped living space enhances the aerial atmosphere of Vane Tower. The white of the walls and gloss flooring elevate you into the clouds. Dual-aspect windows gaze across the bay. The terracotta-toned corner sofa and day bed make lounging all the more soothing. The dining area is ensconced in its own niche is framed by a feature wall of painted flora, with seating for four.
A few steps up through the small mezzanine is the first bedroom. From a soothing sleep in the light plum, merlot, and crisp whites of the double-size bed, the slatted shutters of the dual aspect windows make your first sight of the day a bird’s eye view of Torbay, the harbour and of Dartmoor in the distance. The mezzanine also hosts the second shower room and WC – styled with contrasting Wedgewood blue walls and glossy brick-copper tiles.
Up again to the very top of the tower, the master bedroom’s double bed is framed on three sides by clerestory windows for the broadest of views across the treasured English Riviera. Powder blue lower walls with wispy whites above and to the ceiling – you’ll wake feeling on top of the world.
The paved driveway provides off-road parking for several vehicles. A pathway then leads around the side of the property to the apartment's private entrance.
No smoking at any time inside the apartment or on the grounds
Shoes to be taken off when entering the entrance
No stag or hen parties
At present, guests do not have access to the grounds.
Vane Tower Penthouse is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes - A Devon-based, privately-owned vacation rental and management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Parking is available for 2 to 3 cars.
Excellent public transport links include a direct rail service to London Paddington with inter-city connections at Newton Abbot. The South Devon Highway gives good access to the vibrant cities of Exeter and Plymouth and the international airport at Exeter provides a gateway to destinations further afield.
Vane Tower is an imposing presence above the harbourside and falls within the Torquay Harbour Conservation area, linked to the harbour and town by a series of steps and pathways that crisscross the hillside. Within an easy walk is the limestone plateau at Daddyhole Plain, where the award-winning South West Coast Path leads to the Blue Flag beach at Meadfoot.
It is also convenient for local amenities, including the nearby village community of Wellswood with its church, school, pub, restaurants, cafés, and shops.
Torquay retains the feel of a traditional seaside town with its stunning coastline, iconic palm trees, sandy beaches, and historic pier, all enhanced by the international marina and a delightful array of shops, galleries and cafes. There are many bars and restaurants dotted along the waterfront, offering the opportunity to eat and drink al-fresco and to sample some of the finest seafood from nearby Brixham, the heart of the seafood coast.
The area has many beaches with an array of water sports and fishing also available. Torquay also hosts world-class sailing events, and boats can regularly be seen competing in the bay. Many sporting opportunities with golf, tennis, rugby, football, and cricket are available close by.
The historic riverside towns of Dartmouth and Totnes are within easy reach, along with the popular sailing resort of Salcombe. Dartmoor National Park and both English Heritage and National Trust properties are nearby, including Agatha Christie’s holiday estate at Greenway.
- Pets allowed
- Suitable for children (2-12 years)
- Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
- Free parking on premises