Lot 69


The Former Rainbow Fun House, Torwood Gardens Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1EQ
The Former Rainbow Fun House, Torwood Gardens Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 1EQ

A rare opportunity to acquire this imposing former church and grounds, only a short distance from the Marina and town centre. Due to recent fire damage the property requires extensive repair.

The property has current commercial use, most recently being run as a children's indoor soft play centre. However, there may be potential for a variety of alternative uses, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable.

Local Planning Authority

Torbay Council. Tel: 01803 207801. Website: torbay.gov.uk.


The internal accommodation is arranged over three floors.


The property has good size gardens and grounds with parking for several cars. There is also believed to be underbuilding storage rooms.

Auctioneer's Note 1

At the time of publication the Auctioneers have been unable to internally inspect the property and interested applicants should rely on their own investigations to verify the information provided.

Auctioneer's Note 2

Due to the unsafe condition we are unable to carry out any internal viewings.

Site Measurements

The entire site extends to 0.21 hectares (0.53 acres).

Freehold with Vacant Possession


All lots are sold subject to the Common Auction Conditions and Special Conditions of Sale (unless varied by the Sellers Solicitors), together with the Addendum, which will be available on Auction Day.

* Price Information

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