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Property Details

Guide Price £675,000
5 bedrooms
It is believed that Yannon Towers has been known by different names during its existence. The electoral roll of West Teignmouth from 1840 – 1842 indicates that Henry Thomas Godwin owned a freehold house and land known as Hennon Hill. In 1851 Colonel Godwin has gone with the freehold house and land now under the ownership of a Robert Moir. It seems likely that Robert Moir either built a new house in the Scottish architectural style on this site, demolishing the earlier one that existed, or possibly remodelled the earlier construction.

It is suggested that Mr Moir based the design of Yannon Towers on Her Majesty’s grand design of the Highland Estate of Balmoral, creating his own castle but on a much smaller scale. Moir lived at Yannon Towers until his death in his eighties, after which the house passed to a succession of families. In the 1930’s the house was owned by a friend of the actress Vivien Leigh and visited by film stars, including her future husband Laurence Oliver.

Today Yannon Towers is split into three houses but still holds a commanding view over Teignmouth and the estuary.

N.B The above information has been provided by the seller from research by local historian Viv Wilson and Wikimedia Commons.. We have not been able to verify the information supplied.
An imposing Grade ll Listed Gothic Revival mansion divided into three dwellings, with No.2 lying in the centre. This stylish and grand residence has been comprehensively and lovingly restored by the current owners, creating an elegant home with striking features including ornate mouldings, tall ceilings, a unique and versatile layout and a truly impressive view. The accommodation extends to over 2,000sq ft arranged over three floors with the principal rooms enjoying a southerly aspect.

The current owner has successfully holiday let the property in recent years.

The ground floor entrance hall, with a timber staircase and the remains of a spiral stairwell leading down to a former basement now closed off, opens to a further unique inner hall that exposes the style of the building with a striking moulded ceiling, currently being used as a games room. The stunning sitting room has a garden aspect with double doors leading out, a continuation of the detailed mouldings and an open fire. A guest bedroom has a decorative fireplace and wooden shutters.

The first floor provides another versatile inner hall leading into a bright and inviting kitchen/breakfast room enjoying the wonderful estuary views and a farmhouse-style array of kitchen units. There is a bedroom on this level and a classical style bathroom with a roll top bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.

The second floor is arranged with three bedrooms, the main bedroom with the most impressive view taking in the river, sea and countryside beyond. The other two bedrooms have sky lights.

Yannon Towers is “tucked away” and yet conveniently positioned within just over half a mile of Teignmouth town centre and promenade. Teignmouth is positioned on the lovely South Devon coastline, approximately 13 miles from the cathedral city and county town of Exeter. There is a fine promenade with sandy beaches, including a classic crescent of imposing Georgian buildings. There are boating opportunities on the estuary and the “back beach” has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with several excellent public houses. There is a Morrisons supermarket on the west side of the town, along with a recently opened theatre and bowling club close to the sea front. Teignmouth has several primary schools, along with a well-regarded secondary school/Community College, which is an easy walk away from the property and Trinity School, being a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There is a mainline railway station offering a direct link to London Paddington. The junction to the A380 via the B3192 is just under 5-miles away, which can be used to access the A38 and the M5, offering an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.

Ground Floor
Entrance Hall
Bedroom 2
12'4" x 10'
Inner Hall
Drawing Room
23'9" X 6'4"
First Floor
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
16'4" x 4'4"
Bedroom 3
16'4" x 8'10"
Second Floor
Bedroom 1
14'8" x 4'6" overall
Bedroom 4
7'6" x 7'3"
Bedroom 5
10'8" x 7'3"plus recess
From the property, with a southerly orientation, is an enclosed garden with a large area of lawn and perimeter timber fencing. The plot extends to the tree line in a long rectangular shape.
All mains services are connected. Gas-fired central heating.
Approaching Teignmouth on the A381 from the Bishopsteignton/Newton Abbot direction, turn left at the traffic lights at the junction of Bitton Park Road and Exteter Road. Proceed up the hill and take the turning on the left into Higher Yannon Drive and then immediate left into The Yannon follow the road down to the end and Yannon Towers will be seen on the right.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.