An imposing and substantial Edwardian, detached house designed by the renowned local architect, R W Sampson.
Southfield is an attractive and well proportioned house retaining many original features, in particular, ornate period fireplaces and is beautifully presented throughout. Designed by R W Sampson and built by local builders, R W & J Skinner in 1901, the property occupies a generous plot in a most favoured position to the west side of the town. The spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors, has five/six bedrooms and will appeal to the most discerning buyers.
One of the first three houses to be built in Bickwell Valley, the property is situated well back from the road, with a generous lawn garden to the front, a large patio to the south side of the house with attractively landscaped gardens to the rear. There is a long driveway with turning area and a detached double garage with adjoining workshop. Sidmouth town centre and Regency Esplanade are within walking distance with the town offering a wide range of amenities including numerous independent shops, High Street chains, supermarkets, theatre and cinema. Sidmouth, in general, also offers regular bus services to the surrounding area, a modern Health Centre and Waitrose Supermarket. Exeter is approximately sixteen miles away and Honiton ten, both with mainline railway services to London. Exeter International Airport is approximately eight miles away.
From our office on the High Street in Sidmouth proceed down the road to the Esplanade turning right. Follow the road through the mini roundabout turning right before the Victoria Hotel into Glen Road. At the crossroads continue straight across, following Glen Road into Bickwell Valley Road whereupon the property will be found on the left hand side.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises;
Outside light. Part glazed period front door to;
Quarry tile herringbone flooring. Double, part leaded light glazed doors to;
RECEPTION HALL Door to sitting room.
Turning staircase with tall double glazed window to the front. Oak flooring. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Plate shelf. Telephone point. Inset ceiling spotlights. Doors to;
Obscure double glazed windows to the front. A white suite comprising WC and corner hand basin. Part tiled walls. Radiator. Quarry tiled floor. Inset ceiling spotlights.
5.0m x 4.2m (16’6 x 13’9) A double aspect room with double glazed sash windows to the front having an easterly aspect and double glazed French doors to the south opening into the garden. Attractive marble fireplace with hearth and modern inset log burner. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Radiator. Fitted cupboards and shelving to recess. Inset ceiling spotlights.
3.8m x 6.3m (12’6 x 20’9) A double aspect room with bay window to the rear having a westerly aspect and windows and a glazed door to the side having a southerly aspect and opening into the garden. Minster fireplace with mantle, hearth and fitted gas flame fire. Fitted bookcase with cupboards below. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Four wall light points. Two radiators. TV point.
4.2m x 3.8m (13’9 x 12’6) Timber sash bay window to the rear having a westerly aspect looking into the rear garden. Polished stone fireplace with matching hearth. Coved ceiling. Picture rail and plate shelf. Radiator.
3.4m x 6.3m maximum (11’3 x 21’) A double aspect room with double glazed windows to the front and rear. The kitchen area is fitted with a bespoke, high quality kitchen comprising an excellent range of floor standing and wall mounted units incorporating dishwasher, fridge freezer, numerous drawers and cupboards with polished marble surfaces having a Belfast sink. Range recess with high mantle and a fitted Falcon Range cooker with gas hobs and electric ovens. Exposed and treated floorboards extend into the breakfast room. Radiator. Walk-in larder with sash window and shelving. Opening into;
3.3m x 2.4m (10’9 x 8’) A double aspect room with double glazed sash windows to the front and side. Door to the front. Exposed and treated floorboards. Cupboard housing wall mounted gas boiler. Radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights. Door to;
3.3m x 2.0m (10’9 x 6’6) A double aspect room with double glazed sash windows to the rear and side. Part double glazed door to the rear. A range of matching floor standing and wall mounted units with work surfaces over, tiled splashbacks and a one and a quarter bowl sink unit. Space for fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing matching and tumble dryer. Radiator. Tiled floor.
SEPARATE WC. WC. Tiled floor.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Stairs rise and turn to the second floor with a double glazed window to the front. Picture rail. Radiator. Doors to;
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE:
3.7m x 4.2m maximum (12’3 x 13’9) A double aspect room with double glazed windows having easterly and southerly aspects. There is a superb view over Bickwell Valley to the sea from the southerly window. Ornate period fireplace. Built-in cupboard. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Radiator BT point.
) Measuring a maximum 3.7m x 2.3 (12’3’ x 7’6) Part obscure double glazed sash window to the side with sea views. Two large fitted wardrobes. Radiator.
Obscure double glazed window to the front. A modern white suite comprising bath, shower cubicle with chrome mains shower, wash basin and WC. Tiled flooring with matching wall tiles. Chrome ladder style radiator.
3.7m x 4.0 (12’3 x 13’3) Double glazed sash window with a southerly aspect and, again, having an excellent view of the Bickwell Valley to the sea. Ornate period fireplace. Fitted double wardrobe. Picture rail. Radiator.
4.2m x 3.8m (13’9 x 12’6) Two sash windows to the rear having a westerly aspect. Ornate period fireplace. Built-in wardrobe. Picture rail. Two radiators.
3.4m x 3.8m (11’3 x 12’6) A double aspect room with windows to the rear and side. Fitted double wardrobe. Radiator. Picture rail.
Three part obscure glazed sash windows to the front. A superb modern suite comprising bath with chrome mains shower over and screen, wash basin and WC. Inset lighting in flooring and ceiling. Chrome ladder style radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
Window to the front. An ideal study area with excellent storage and shelving. Oak flooring. Radiator. Eaves storage. Doors to;
3.7m x 3.5m maximum (12’3 x 11’6) Double glazed window to the side having a southerly aspect and, once again, views over Bickwell Valley to the sea. Ornate period fireplace. Radiator.
3.7m x 3.6m (12’3 x 11’9) Double glazed window to the side. Ornate period fireplace. Comprehensive range of fitted cupboards. Access to eaves storage space.
Double glazed Velux window. A modern suite comprising walk-in shower with chrome mains shower, wash basin and WC. Airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder. Chrome heated towel rail. Tiled floor. Part tiled walls.
GARDEN & OUTSIDE
From Bickwell Valley Road, an electric gate opens onto a bricked paved driveway which passes the detached garaging block and up to a turning area. To the front of the property, and adjacent to the driveway, there is a large lawn garden enjoying a south easterly aspect with deep borders. From the turning area, curved steps rise up to the property. Adjoining the front of the house is a paved area having an easterly aspect with a slightly raised timber decked patio having a pleasant view in a southerly direction over Bickwell Valley with a sea glimpse. Paving extends to the side of the house and across the front leading to a sizeable patio with a southerly aspect and raised water feature. To the rear of the house there is a stunning landscaped garden enjoying a westerly aspect and comprising circular lawns, very well stocked mature beds and borders having a broad range of shrubs and plants. There is also a working garden area with vegetable boxes, fruit trees and a timber garden shed.
6.0m x 5.4m (19’9 x 17’9) Twin electric doors. Power and light.
3.2m x 4.7m (10’6 x 15’6)
Electric door. Double glazed window. Power and light. Cold water tap. Stairs rising to a mezzanine storage room over the double garage. Adjoining greenhouse
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band is G.
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