Beautiful Sampson-designed house built in 1906
Stunning accommodation of over 4000 sq ft
Lovely period features throughout
4 reception rooms
Impressive grounds, with the plot measuring almost 2/3rds of an acre
Detached double garage & large integral garage
0.6 miles to the seafront and town centre
Wonderful location in the Bickwell Valley Conservation Area
Guide Price £1,900,000 - £2,000,000
From Exeter and the M5, head towards Sidmouth along the A3052. Pass through the village of Newton Poppleford and follow the road up the hill. At the junction by The Bowd Inn, turn right signed Sidmouth and continue into the town. Go past the old train station and take the right turn into Broadway. Follow this road past St. Johns School and take the second turning on the left into Bickwell Valley. The property is towards the bottom, on the right hand side.
Sidmouth remains a highly regarded Regency town and is located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sidmouth boasts a warmth and conviviality that is much envied by similar placed resorts and it offers a comprehensive range of local and individual shops, which are a far cry from the uniform and nationwide retail face of many other English towns and cities. Sidmouth is well cared for and has the oldest civic society in Great Britain - the Sid Vale Association. There are fine buildings, lovely walks, stunning views and safe beaches to attract visitors and settlers. Additionally there are all the modern conveniences necessary for everyday life including a hospital, health centre, library, and excellent range of educational facilities, swimming pool, sports hall, theatre, cinema, thriving sports clubs and Waitrose and Lidl supermarkets - a town not to be missed! The Cathedral and University City of Exeter, with its international airport and rail / motorway links, is just 17 miles away, Honiton with a main line rail link is 10 miles away and Junction 30 of the M5 motorway, approx. 12 miles.
A door from the porch opens into a spacious entrance hall with a period open fireplace and a wide turning staircase rising to the first floor. Sympathetically extended in 2002, the house has three splendid reception rooms, plus a study/library. There is a dining room with adjoining door into the kitchen, a charming family room with an open fire and an attractive range of shelving set within a spacious alcove, and a stunning drawing room with an open fire, windows overlooking the garden, double doors to the garden and a door into the conservatory. At the rear is the kitchen/breakfast room with wood-burner, Aga, central island with sink and breakfast bar, plus a Belfast-style sink and granite worktops. There is also an additional induction hob, oven, grill, integral fridge and dishwasher. A door opens into a large pantry with additional fridge/freezer. Also leading off from the kitchen is a door into the garage and a door into the second porch; ideal as a boot-room, with a second front door and downstairs WC. Behind the kitchen is a lobby with doors to a large study (currently used as a library) with open fire, a second WC/shower room and a utility room, with door out to the patio area.
On the first floor are 5 bedrooms and a large landing. The principal bedroom benefits from a dressing room and a luxury en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins, a free-standing bath and WC. There is a second en-suite bedroom; ideal for guests and the main bathroom has a second door, thus providing en-suite facilities to the third bedroom. The two remaining bedrooms are doubles and there is an additional shower room with rainfall showerhead.
Outside, the property is accessed via double electric gates. There is an adjoining garage (which houses the boiler) with electric up and over door and Gardeners WC. The detached double garage has an up and over door, power and light. The brick paved driveway provides parking for several cars.
The stunning gardens are well-established and have been beautifully landscaped to include a vegetable garden and various seating areas, including a spacious patio area with water feature and outdoor fireplace.