A SUPERBLY PRESENTED, EDWARDIAN HOUSE OF GREAT STYLE & QUALITY WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GARDEN & SUPERB VIEWS IN A CONVENIENT, FAVOURED LOCATION.
This unique property was created when ‘Winwood’, a substantial Edwardian house, was divided in the 1980’s into three substantial units.
The neat, vertical division has been most successful, especially for this property which retained the original front door, staircase and name. It also has a superb garden, offering sun and seclusion and wonderful views, looking out over the town to Otter Head and the sea with a fine Easterly view to Sidmouth and beyond.
‘Winwood’ is a property of very fine quality with elegantly proportioned rooms and an immensely appealing character. Skillful modernisation and sympathetic redecoration have enhanced the abundance of fine period detail. This includes such features as the imposing oak staircase, solid wood internal doors, deep sash windows and high ceilings with ornate coving.
A full loft conversion has created a wonderful space, this large area can be used as an additional workspace or bedroom and already has plumbing and drainage in situ to create a bath / shower room. The potential to create a fantastic bedroom suite is obvious.
Approached through the original front door with surrounding carved stone quoins, the house gives an immediate impression of quality and substance. Beyond is a spacious vestibule with a walk-in cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler and with plenty of space for storage. The vestibule opens into an exceptional, open plan living space taking in the dining room, the kitchen beyond looking through to the garden and the staircase. This has a large cupboard beneath and adjacent access to a well appointed cloakroom which incorporates a cupboard housing the washing machine and tumble dryer.
The dining room has a 10'6" ceiling and is visually separated from the kitchen by a high, wide archway and a peninsular unit. Sympathetically fitted with a fine range of units, the kitchen provides a superb working environment with wide French doors opening onto the adjoining terrace and space for a breakfast table. Integrated appliances include a 4 ring induction hob, electric double oven and grill, dishwasher and refrigerator/freezer.
Surely one of the finest rooms of its type in Budleigh Salterton, the sitting room is superbly proportioned with a beautiful mahogany mantelpiece and a glazed door to the terrace. There are three bedrooms on the first floor including a large principal suite with fine views to the sea, good built-in wardrobes and a stylish shower room including a spacious cubicle.
The second bedroom also has a built-in wardrobe, whilst the bathroom has both a bath and shower over.
Approached via an attractive solid oak staircase, this leads to one of Winwood's most notable features, the fully converted loft space. Affording a huge amount of light plus stunning 360 degree views over Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding countryside, Otter Head and the sea. Furthermore, there is is a huge amount of eaves storage on all sides.
Set back from Cricket Field Lane behind a tarmacadam forecourt, Winwood has comfortable parking space for three vehicles and a detached garage with remote controlled door. Keen gardeners cannot fail to be impressed by the delightful rear garden which at about 90' x 50' is large enough to be of interest but level and relatively easy to maintain. It is sunny and secluded, providing a perfect setting for the house with a large sheltered pergola and a superb, wide terrace leading off the kitchen and sitting room with delightful views. There is also a established and most productive fruit garden complete with lattice fencing.
Winwood enjoys a most attractive location only a short level walk from Budleigh Salterton tennis, bowls and croquet clubs. The town centre is about 1/3 mile away with the beach a few yardsfurther on and most of the town's principal amenities lie within this radius. M5 motorway access (junction 30) is only about 9 miles away. The Cathedral and University City of Exeter is about 4 miles further on providing a fast train service to London, Paddington and Exeter. Airport offers a wide range of flights within the UK, Europe and beyond.
DIRECTIONS: From the traffic lights at the top of Budleigh Salterton High Street, proceed up Station Road past The Green, continuing around the right hand bend into Upper Stoneborough Lane. Take the second turning on the right into Cricket Field Lane and Winwood will be found a short distance along the lane on the left hand side.
Property ref: 121_1203_4826625