High Knowle is located in a beautiful semi-rural position within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and sits amidst some beautiful countryside with Sidmouths golf course adjoining the south western boundary. Despite the lovely rural setting, the house is conveniently situated just over a mile from the town centre and seafront.
Sidmouth is one of East Devons premiere coastal resorts and is situated on the World Heritage coastline known as the Jurassic Coast. The Sid valley is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and walks which include the South-West coastal path, running alongside the whole of the Devon coastline.
The town itself has an excellent variety of independent shops and High Street chains, there is also a Waitrose store along with a cinema, theatre, indoor heated swimming pool and a range of sporting facilities including tennis courts, croquet lawn, golf club and cricket pitch, which overlooks the sea.
The house itself has an interesting history, being built in the 1950's as a weekend retreat for Sir Harry Twyford, a former Lord Mayor of London. The house being heavily influenced by the arts and crafts movement and has mainly rendered exterior elevations under a thatched roof. The property has a stunning appearance from all elevations and has mullioned, small paned, leaded windows, attractive thatched porches and an impressive, lateral chimney stack. The accommodation has a quality feel and notable features include Oak flooring, panelled doors, superb shallow, galleried staircase and a large inglenook style fireplace with an open fire in the sitting room. All of this creates character and charm and the majority of the accommodation takes full advantage of the south westerly aspect.
From our Sidmouth office proceed up the High Street, turning left at the mini roundabout into All Saints Road. Continue to the next mini roundabout, turning left and then immediately right into Cotmaton Road and proceed to the next crossroads. Turn right and continue up through Bickwell Valley, at the T-junction join Muttersmoor Road, turning left. Continue for approximately half a mile, where the driveway to High Knowle will be seen on the left.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:
THATCHED ENTRANCE PORCH
Substantial, part-glazed, stable door with stone mullion surround to:
Stone flagged floor with mat well. Skirting. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Glazed door to:
Oak flooring. Part panelled walls Substantial staircase leading to first floor. Coved ceiling. Exposed beam. BT point. Skirting radiator. Two further radiators.
White suite comprising low level WC, wash basin. Tiled splashbacks. Space for coats. Radiator. Understairs storage cupboard.
4.25m x 6.7m (13’9 x 22’) Triple aspect room, the main window having a south westerly aspect and wide window seat with storage under. Door giving access to the garden. Oak flooring. Large Inglenook fireplace with substantial beam mantel piece, two small leaded light glazed panels, fire basket and canopy over. Skirting radiators. Two further radiators. Two wall light points. Coved ceiling. TV & BT point.
3.95m x 3.7m (12’9 x 12’3) South westerly aspect. Oak flooring. Skirting radiator. Coved ceiling. Four wall light points.
3.3m x 1.7m (10’9 x 5’6) Skirting radiator. BT point. Additional radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights.
3.95m x 4.8m max (12’9 x 15’9) Attractively fitted with a range of matching base and wall units. Granite work surfaces and up-stands. Inset sink with drainer and mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher and fridge. Total Control three oven electric Aga with hot plates. Tiled floor. Radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights. Walk-in larder with cold shelf, shelving and space for fridge/freezer. Tiled floor.
Tiled floor. Part-glazed back door.
2.6m max x 2.05m (8’9 x 6’6) Range of fitted cupboards. Freestanding washing machine and tumble dryer. Sink with drainer and cupboard under. Adjoining work surface. Part-tiled walls. Tile floor.
Oil fired boiler for hot water and central heating. Central heating control. Shelved cupboard. Lagged cylinder and Immersion heater. Belfast sink (cold water only).
From the reception hallway an easy rising, oak panelled staircase rises to a:
FIRST FLOOR – PART GALLERIED LANDING
Oak flooring. Wall light. Walk-in linen cupboard with spotlights and shelving.
4.25m x 4.3m + large door recess (13’9 x 14’) South westerly aspect overlooking the golf course. Window seat with storage space under. Two further windows. Radiator. Range of fitted wardrobes.
White suite comprising free standing bath with claw feet, mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash basin and WC.
Part-tiled walls. Tiled floor. Mirror. Light. Shaver socket over the basin. Inset ceiling spotlights. Two radiators.
4.5m to face of wardrobes x 3.7m (14’9 x 12’3’) South westerly aspect with lovely views over the golf course. Radiator. Mirror fronted wardrobes along one wall. Door to:
White suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal basin, corner shower cubicle and WC. Part -tiled walls. Inset ceiling spotlights. Vanity cupboard above the basin with mirror and lighting. Heated towel rail. Radiator. Built-in linen cupboard.
2.9m x 3.7m (9’6 x 12’3) South westerly aspect. Wall light. Radiator. TV point.
2.15m x 3.5m (7’ x 11’6) Radiator. Inset ceiling spotlights.
FAMILY SHOWER ROOM
White suite comprising Shower cubicle, bidet, wash basin and WC. Part tiled walls and tiled floor. Chrome heated ladder towel rail. Mirror/light over the basin. Access to roof space.
OUTSIDE AND GARDEN
Undoubtedly the gardens and setting at High Knowle are what makes this house stand out from the crowd. The plot extending to approximately two thirds of an acre. A sweeping driveway to the side of the house, gives access to parking for several vehicles and there is a detached, thatched garage. There is also a second entrance and parking from the roadside, where there is a timber garden store.
The gardens surround the house and are a mixture of formal and more natural areas, with an array of well established shrubs and mature trees, together with large areas of lawn with adjoining well stocked beds. To the south and west side of the house there are patio areas, along with a timber summer house and large timber greenhouse.
DETACHED THATCHED GARAGE
Approx 5.9m x 3.1m (19’6 x 10’3)
Approx. 4.7m x 3.6m (15’6 x 11’9)
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band is G.
Mains water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Vacant possession on completion.
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