Country houses for sale

Plymouth coastal mansion

Victoria House, a five-bedroom house overlooking Plymouth Sound which comes complete with its own helicopter hangar and helipad, is on the market for £2 million.

The property, built in 1959, was formerly the head office of Fisons and was bought by its current owners 16 years ago.

As well as the 6,540 sq ft main house which includes a gym and indoor heated swimming pool, the grounds includes two acres of gardens, an annexe and sa taff apartment.

There is also a 6,200 sq ft outbuilding on two floors, which would suitable for business use. The ground floor contains workshops, garage and office facilities, plus the helicopter hangar, and the first floor features an apartment with a games room and cinema, plus kitchen, bedroom and shower room.

A derelict barn with potential for conversion into a detached cottage, subject to the usual permissions, also lies in the grounds.

‘Victoria House occupies a superb south facing position set on a hill top with spectacular views across a constantly changing stretch of water which is crossed by cross channel ferries, naval vessels and yachts,’ says Garreth Forrest at King Sturge.

‘The location also provides an outstanding venue to watch all that takes place in the Sound, from the Red Arrows to the Tall Ships Race, and international and local yacht races.

‘As well as the stunning views which take in Plymouth Sound, Dartmoor, South Devon and South East Cornwall however, what really makes this property special is the helicopter landing pad and the fact that there is a hangar on-site. This provides quick and easy access for anyone wanting to fly in and out at short notice.’

Guide price: £2 million through King Sturge (01752 20212)