Victoria House sits high above Cattedown, just to the east of Plymouth's historic Hoe. The property enjoys far-reaching and uninterrupted views across Plymouth Sound and out to sea, taking in famous landmarks including Mount Batten, Drakes Island, Plymouth's Hoe and the Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Cornish border.
Plymouth has a rich and fascinating history and is one of the finest natural harbours in the world. The city has a diverse selection of shops, restaurants and theatres, all of which are within easy walking distance. Plymouth's Barbican is also within walking distance, offering many exciting visitor attractions, including The National Maritime Museum and Marine Aquarium, a selection of shops and restaurants as well as Plymouth's famous Gin Distillery.
Plymouth has at least five yacht marinas including Sutton Harbour, Mayflower, Plymouth Yacht Haven, Queen Anne's Battery and King Point, providing an excellent base for exploring the South West's many fantastic beaches and anchorages, or further afield to France and the Channel Islands.
Communication links to the city are excellent, with the A38 Devon Expressway providing dual carriageway links to the M5 at Exeter, or Cornwall across the River Tamar. There is a mainline train station, providing direct links to London Paddington in just over 3 hours, whilst Exeter's International Airport, about an hour's drive away, provides a wide selection of services to UK and international destinations. Plymouth also has a ferry terminal with regular sailings to Roscoff & Santander. The city has recently been designated as a "Freeport", which is a huge boost for the area and in particular Plymouth.
Victoria House is a spectacular and truly unique Art Deco style house, with a diverse and versatile range of outbuildings, set in an elevated, private position offering 360 degree views. Surrounded by landscaped gardens of approximately 2.5 acres, the property is approached via a private driveway, from a no-through road and can also be accessed by air, with unrestricted helicopter flying rights.
The main house has been adapted and modernised in take advantage of its spectacular south facing views and offering spacious and adaptable accommodation over two floors, with a self-contained annexe if required. The building contains many architectural features befitting from its style, including circular windows, parquet floors and a stunning decked terrace and balcony.
In addition, the property provides a significant outbuilding, currently offering a self-contained two bedroomed guest apartment which enjoys the delightful views and would be perfect for a family member or holiday apartment.
The outbuilding also provides a variety of rooms ideal for a workshop, storage and excellent garaging, particularly those with rare vehicles or boats etc. To the Southern end of the outbuilding there is also a large space, which most recently has been used as a helicopter hangar.
The private driveway is accessed via electric gates and sweeps through the gardens, flanked by large areas of level lawn and mature palm trees, leading to a generous parking and turning area to the side of the main house. The gardens have been designed and laid out to take advantage of the property's dramatic location and offer variety and colour throughout the year. Large areas of level lawn are interspersed with ornamental gardens and terraces. There is a walled and sheltered kitchen garden with a variety of raised beds, summer house and potting shed.
Within the grounds old cottage walls form part of a sensory garden but could offer further potential, subject to the necessary consents. The property also benefits from solar PV panels to contribute to the daily running of the property.
SERVICES Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.
COUNCIL TAX G Note Flat and annex are separately banded
DIRECTIONS From Exeter take the A38 signposted for Plymouth. After 40 miles leave the slipway for Marsh Mills roundabout, signposted Plymouth A374. Leave the first exit signposted for the city centre, remain in the left hand lane and after 1.7 miles follow the road around to the left. At the next T-junction turn left, followed by a right hand turn at the next set of traffic lights signposted Cattedown and Prince Rock. At the next roundabout take the first exit signposted Cattedown Wharves and after a short distance turn left signposted Cattedown. Follow the road around to your right (Cattedown Road). The road straightens out, whereupon a white gate will be found at the end, which in turn will lead to the main entrance to the property at the top of the Hill.
BEDROOM TWO 18' 10" x 17' 3" (5.74m x 5.26m)
BEDROOM THREE 13' 3" x 12' 11" (4.04m x 3.94m)
OFFICE/BEDROOM FOUR 21' 9" x 13' 2" (6.63m x 4.01m)
GYM/BEDROOM 5 13' 1" x 12' 10" (3.99m x 3.91m)
POOL AREA 39' 8" x 24' 3" (12.09m x 7.39m)
MASTER BEDROOM 23' 0" x 13' 4" (7.01m x 4.06m)
KITCHEN 21' 2" x 13' 0" (6.45m x 3.96m)
DINING ROOM 21' 8" x 13' 2" (6.6m x 4.01m)
RECEPTION ROOM 32' 11" x 22' 5" (10.03m x 6.83m)
ANNEXE BEDROOM 12' 3" x 11' 6" (3.73m x 3.51m)
ANNEXE RECEPTION 20' 8" x 17' 6" (6.3m x 5.33m)
KITCHEN 16' 11" x 6' 5" (5.16m x 1.96m)
GARAGE 64' 5" x 17' 11" (19.63m x 5.46m)
HELICOPTER HANGER 50' 6" x 40' 7" (15.39m x 12.37m)
STORE 25' 3" x 16' 11" (7.7m x 5.16m)
STORE 22' 5" x 16' 11" (6.83m x 5.16m)
STORE 16' 11" x 15' 8" (5.16m x 4.78m)
STORE 17' 11" x 15' 4" (5.46m x 4.67m)
STORE 18' 0" x 9' 7" (5.49m x 2.92m)
STORE 19' 6" x 9' 6" (5.94m x 2.9m)
STORE 9' 8" x 6' 8" (2.95m x 2.03m)
BEDROOM ONE 24' 9" x 13' 0" (7.54m x 3.96m)
BEDROOM TWO 21' 5" x 13' 8" (6.53m x 4.17m)
KITCHEN 10' 5" x 9' 6" (3.18m x 2.9m)
SITTING ROOM/GAMES ROOM 38' 8" x 17' 9" (11.79m x 5.41m)