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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Convent Road, SIDMOUTH

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

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A superb "mini mansion" on the favoured west side of town and set in a delightful mature garden.

Ent Porch. Ent Hall. Lobby. Three Cloakrooms. Sitting Rm. Drawing Rm. Dining Rm. Inner Hall. Kit/B'Fast Rm. Scullery with Pantry. Second Cloakroom. Conservatory. Rear Lobby. Study. Utility. Master Bedroom with Jack & Jill Bathroom. Five Further Bedrooms. Two Family Bathrooms. Garden. Dble Garage. Workshop/Studio Rm.

Marycourt was designed by the renowned Architect, R W Sampson and was probably constructed by the well known builders R W & J Skinner. Sampson was responsible for the design of almost all the fine houses built in the Sid Valley up until the Second World War. This is one of his finest houses which was built for his own occupation and named after his daughter. In a 2009 publication by Sylvia Brownlee called Sampson's Sidmouth, this house is described as Sampsons's most outstanding house, a "mini" mansion with a handsome facade and hallway in an Edwardian version of the Queen Anne style.

The property, which enjoys a south westerly aspect, has been well maintained and is tastefully decorated throughout. It retains many of the original features, including decorative cornices, leaded light windows and one of its most striking features is the belvedere with its weather vane. Marycourt has the benefit of gas fired central heating, adaptable accommodation and to the rear of the property, overlooking the superb well stocked garden that enjoys a south westerly aspect, there is a Amdega conservatory. Approached over a gravelled drive there is a double garage and ample parking.

From the first floor there are good views towards Muttersmoor in a westerly direction and distant sea views in a southerly direction. Off the master bedroom there is a balcony to take advantage of the views.

Sidmouth is a popular Regency town with a good range of amenities that include a Hospital, Health Centre, Post Office, Library, Cinema, Theatre, Swimming Pool and a good range of clubs, shops and societies. There are a good range of educational facilities for all ages, including a Sports Hall. The Cathedral City of Exeter is seventeen miles, Honiton with its mainline Railway Station ten miles, the nearest link with the M5 motorway (Junction 30) is twelve miles and Exeter Airport, with its national and international connections is approximately eight miles.

DIRECTIONS From the Sidmouth TEAM office continue up the High Street and on reaching the mini-roundabout turn left into All Saints Road. Continue to the next mini-roundabout opposite the Woodlands Hotel and turn left and then immediately right into Cotmaton Road. Continue along Cotmaton Road, passing Cottington Mead on the right hand side and on reaching the first crossroads turn right into Bickwell Valley Road. After approximately 100 yards turn right into Convent Road and continue along, passing Cheese Lane. The property will then be seen within 250 yards on the left hand side.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:

GROUND FLOOR Pair of doors with ornate fan light and cornice over to:

ENTRANCE PORCH Mat well. Coved ceiling. Pair of glazed doors to:

L' SHAPED ENTRANCE HALL With decorative cornice. Three windows. Three radiators. Four wall light points. Understairs cupboard. Steps down to a:

LOBBY French doors with canopy over to a terrace and door to:

CLOAKROOM Suite comprising a WC low level suite and hand basin. Heated towel rail. Window.

SITTING ROOM 4.7m x 4.9m extending to 6.1m in wide bay (15'6" x 16' extending to 20') Minster fireplace with mantelpiece and hearth. Adjoining cupboards with bookcase over. Three radiators. Decorative cornice. TV point. Wide bay window with a westerly aspect and an outlook over the rear garden. Door to the kitchen/breakfast room.

DRAWING ROOM 6.5m x 4.5m (max) (21'3" x 14'9") This is a double aspect room with three windows enjoying a southerly and westerly aspect. Three radiators. TV point. Decorative coving and wall mouldings. Three wall light points. Attractive 'Adam Style' timber fireplace surround with marble centre panel and hearth. Mantelpiece over.

DINING ROOM 4.9m x 4.1m (16' x 13'6") Decorative fireplace surround with mantelpiece over. This is a double aspect room with three windows enjoying easterly and southerly aspects. Three radiators. TV point.

Door from the reception hall to an:

INNER HALL Radiator. Part panelled walls. Understairs space. Stairs to the first floor. Half glazed door to a covered courtyard and door to the:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 6.2m x 4.0m + bay 1.4m x 3.0m (20'3" x 13'6" + bay 4'6" x 10') Comprehensively equipped with a range of limed oak units, colour co-ordinated worksurfaces and tiled splashbacks. Integrated dishwasher. Inset ceramic one and a half bowl sinktop with mixer tap. Glazed wall cabinets. Plate rack. Gas fired four oven aga with twin hobs and hot plate. Limed oak canopy including two extractor hoods and lights. Built in china cupboard with sliding doors. Wide bay window with an outlook over the rear garden in a westerly direction. Door to:

SCULLERY 3.3m x 2.3m (10'9" x 7'6") Matching limed oak cabinets. Inset sinktop. Tiled worksurfaces. Fully tiled walls. Tiled floor. Space for fridge/freezer. Door to:

ADJOINING PANTRY Electric light. Fully tiled walls. Tiled coldshelf. Fitted shelves.

CONSERVATORY (Of an irregular shape) 3.2m extending to 4.8m x 4.1m (10'6" extending to 15'9" x 13'6") Built by Amdega, this conservatory has a double aspect with windows enjoying a southerly and westerly aspect. Pair of glazed doors to the sun terrace. Roof blinds. Three wall light points. Power points. Tiled floor. Pair of french doors to the garden patio. Roof fan. TV point.

From the rear hall there is a door into a:

SECOND CLOAKROOM WC low level suite. Hand basin with tiled splashback. Window.

REAR LOBBY Fitted shelved cupboard. Window. Part panelled walls. Cupboard with electric circuit breakers. Radiator. Door to:

STUDY 4.8m x 3.0m (15'9" x 10') This is a double aspect room with three windows enjoying an easterly and northerly aspect. Coved ceiling. Radiator. BT point. Fitted shelves.

UTILITY 2.7m x 1.9m (9' x 6'3") Gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Central heating programmer. Part tiled walls. Window. Coved ceiling. Striplight. Worksurface with space under for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer. Inset sinktop with mixer tap and cupboards under.

Off the inner hall and utility room there is an:

ENCLOSED COURTYARD 3.5m x 4.3m (11'6" x 14'3") With a glazed roof, tiled floor, water tap, electric light and a pair of wrought iron gates to the gravelled forecourt. Alcove with cupboard containing the gas meter, shelving and an electric light. Tiled floor. Door to:

GARDEN CLOAKROOM Suite comprising a WC and hand basin. Tiled floor.

From the reception hall a turning staircase with substantial polished balustrading and part panelled walls rises to the:


LANDING Deep window with a southerly aspect and distant sea views. A feature of the landing is the barrelled ceiling with decorative coving. Picture rail. Three radiators. Window seat. Triple aspect with four windows enjoying southerly, northerly and easterly aspects.

MASTER BEDROOM 4.6m x 4.7m (15'3" x 15'6") Decorative fireplace with mantelpiece over. Adjoining fitted wardrobes. Three wall light points. Radiator. BT point. Picture rail. Two windows and french door to a BALCONY that enjoys a westerly aspect and distant sea views in a southerly direction. Door to:

JACK & JILL BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM 2.4m x 2.9m (8' x 9'6") White suite comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Separate shower cubicle with shower control and rose. Pair of pedestal hand basins with a light and mirrors over. Shaver socket. WC low level suite. West facing window. Inset spotlights. Dual fuel vertical radiator/towel rail. Return door to the landing.

BEDROOM TWO 4.7m x 4.1m into alcove (15'6" x 13'6") Window with a southerly aspect and distant sea views. Radiator. Picture rail. Fitted wardrobe with cupboard over.

BEDROOM THREE 4.0m x 4.3m into alcove (13'3" x 14'3") This is a double aspect room with two windows enjoying a southerly and westerly outlook and distant sea views. Pedestal hand basin with mirror and light/shaver socket over. Radiator. Decorative fireplace with mantelpiece over. Fitted wardrobes with cupboards over. Picture rail.

BEDROOM FOUR 3.1m into alcove x 3.9m (10'3" x 12'9") Fitted wardrobe with cupboard over. Radiator. Pedestal hand basin with light/shaver socket over. Picture rail. Wall mouldings. Window with a westerly aspect.

FIRST FAMILY BATHROOM Coloured suite comprising a panelled bath with hand grips, mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal hand basin and WC low level suite. Tiled walls to dado rail height. Radiator. Mirror and light/shaver socket over the basin. Door to a:

REAR LANDING Radiator. Window. Access to roof space via a sliding ladder (the roof space has an electric light, some boarding and provides access to the belvedere). Linen cupboard with insulated cylinder and immersion heater. Window. Fitted shelves. Electric light.

BEDROOM FIVE 4.8m x 3.0m into alcove (15'9" x 10') This is a double aspect room with two windows enjoying a southerly and northerly outlook. Fitted shelves to alcove. Chimney alcove. Fitted wardrobe with cupboards over.

BEDROOM SIX 3.2m x 3.5m (10'6" x 11'6") Decorative fireplace surround with mantelpiece over. Radiator. Picture rail. West facing window.

SECOND FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising a panelled bath with shower control and rose over, folding shower screen, pedestal basin and WC low level suite. Heated towel rail. Part tiled walls with decorative frieze and lettered tiles. Fitted mirror with light/shaver socket over. Two windows.

OUTSIDE AND GARDEN A feature of the property is the attractive well stocked and private gardens which has mature boundaries with a well established hedge to the road frontage. Two pairs of timber gates on brick pillars to a gravelled drive and parking/turning area that leads to the front door and also to the:

ATTACHED DOUBLE GARAGE 5.2m x 6.5m (17' x 21'3") Three windows. Striplight. Power points. Remote control up and over door. Personal door to the rear giving access to the:

ADJOINING WORKSHOP/STUDIO ROOM Of an irregular shape approximately 5.0m x 4.4m maximum (16'6" x 14'6") Roof light. Tiled floor. Fitted cupboards and shelves. Electric circuit breakers. Two striplights. Personal door to outside. Second personal door to the lobby and covered courtyard.

To the west side of the property there is an extensive water feature with a lily pond and an adjoining fountain. Secluded sun terrace adjoining the conservatory. Attractive sweeps of lawn. Mature well stocked shrub borders to provide colour throughout the year. ALUMINIUM GREENHOUSE with power points and switches for the water feature pumps. Further paved area leading to a GAZEBO 3.0m x 3.1m (10' x 10'3") with a pleasant outlook over the garden and low height storage space under. To the south side of the property there is a level area of lawn (ideal for croquet) and an adjoining upper level path with balustrades. Security lights. Water tap.

OUTGOINGS We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band for this property is band H.

POSSESSION Vacant possession on completion.

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09 June 2011

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