‘Uplands’ is an individual, detached property, boasting amazing panoramic views across the Otter Valley and the surrounding countryside. The property was originally built in the 1930’s, sitting within a private plot that extends to approximately one third of an acre. The well kept gardens surround the property and allow the sun to be enjoyed throughout the day.
The current owner has undertaken a sympathetic programme of modernisation and improvement to create a unique and contemporary styled home. Notable features include; a recently custom fitted kitchen boasting an ‘Esse’ range oven, integrated appliances and a stylish range of units complete with quartz worktops. There is a raised timber deck across the front elevation, which provides an excellent entertaining space, taking full advantage of the views. The impressive 24’ sitting room has floor to ceiling picture windows with a fantastic wood burning stove as its focal point. The reception areas boast solid oak floors and flexible spaces to furnish appropriately. A study, bathroom and utility area complete the rest of the accommodation on the ground floor. On the first floor is a principal suite with dressing room and en-suite shower, together with three further bedrooms. Both the ensuite and bathroom suites have been tastefully updated in recent years.
The gardens are a superb feature of Uplands, offering splendid views from various elevations around the property. The property is approached through double timber five bar gates which leads to a sweeping block paved driveway and in turn to the front of the house. There is access via an up and over door to a garage (15’3” x 13’1”) with window to side and rear and power and lighting. The front garden is gently sloping and mainly laid to lawn, bounded by mature hedges and close boarded fencing. On the eastern extreme is a gravelled seating area adjoining a large expanse of lawned garden, bounded by the driveway. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and bisected by gravel paths. For additional convenience there is a modern plastic storage shed measuring approximately 11’ x 10’ and a further timber garden shed. There is also a raised decked area which provides a quiet and sheltered area in which to relax.
The property is offered for sale freehold, by private treaty.
All mains gas, water, drainage and electric are connected to the property.
Gas fired central heating. Fully double glazed throughout.
Council Tax Band G
EPC Rating – D.
Local Authority- East Devon District Council.
Colaton Raleigh is less than 4 miles from the coast, nestling within some of East Devon’s most stunning countryside between the Regency coastal towns of Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth. It is a highly desirable location, which has managed to retain a quintessential village community. Immediate facilities include a well-stocked village shop, a popular inn and a charming village church with its 15th century tower.
Recreationally, the village has a lot to offer, with a range of interests, pursuits and activities catering for all ages. Nearby is Woodbury Common, which is ideal for horse riding, whilst the Otter Estuary leads all the way along to the scenic coastal path. Both have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and have an abundance of wildlife to explore.
There are excellent walks available from the village plus ample opportunity for all types of water sports and fishing along the coast. Meanwhile, the renowned golf clubs of East Devon, Woodbury and Sidmouth are all within easy reach.
Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth fully cater for everyday needs, having an impressive variety of interesting shops with a wide choice of individually run family businesses, restaurants and cafes.
The Cathedral City of Exeter lies about 11 miles away, and is the administrative centre for Devon, famous for its Cathedral, University, theatres and relaxed style. It provides most major stores and a host of boutiques, restaurants and places of unique interest and culture.
Colaton Raleigh has access to local bus routes, whilst communications from Exeter are excellent and include the M5 motorway, a main line rail link to London (Paddington) and an international airport.
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