A STUNNING Caribbean-esque home with an exotic garden is on the market – but you won’t believe where it is.
Chilean potato vines, New Zealand tree ferns and Mexican yucca aren’t often found on England’s south coast, but they’re just some of the unexpected greenery to be found in a house up for sale in Devon.
The paradise house in the seaside town of Torquay could be yours if you shell out £669,000.
The amazing garden is also home to striking banana trees with enormous leaves that provide fresh fruit in the summer.
Other tropical plants include Canary Island date palms, Chinese Chusan palms and hibiscus plants.
These exotic plants are usually found in warmer climes like those in South America and Southeast Asia, but Torquay’s combination of warm and wet weather is perfect for growing them.
The house’s current owner, who cultivated the garden herself, turned it into an exotic paradise with minimal effort.
The three storey house, called Avila, has a conservatory and two en suite bedrooms, and is just a five minute walk from Torquay’s picturesque harbourside.
Susan Couch of John Couch estate agents, which is selling the pad, said: “The current owner is responsible for the garden, it’s her pride and joy.
“Surprisingly it’s fairly maintenance free because the plants more or less look after themselves.
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