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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Temple Street, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Intriguing Period Home
  • Central Level Location
  • Secluded 0.3 acre Gardens
  • Wonderful potential
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Receptions
  • Kitchen, Scullery and Utility
  • Separate Detached Cottage

Full description

An elegant Grade II listed detached 8 Bedroom house together with separate studio annexe/cottage offering significant potential situated within enclosed and private gardens at the heart of this Regency town.

Situation - Located along the stunning Jurassic Coastline in East Devon, Sidmouth is a beautiful Regency town famed for its range of historic buildings, fine hotels, wide promenade and clean beaches. With a lively local community, the town supports a wide range of services and facilities including independent shops, banks, theatre, cinema and sports centre as well as state and independent schools.

Ascerton House - Ascerton House is an elegant and fascinating Grade II listed detached house enjoying a central location whilst within enclosed and sheltered mature gardens. Recorded as being of early 19th origins, this fine period house exhibits all the hallmark features of regal 'gentrification' with lofty ceilings, tall casement windows and stucco oriel bay. Having been altered and extended over the centuries, Ascerton House presents an excellent opportunity to create a stunning family home of significant versatility. To the rear of the house, with its own (currently unused) driveway, is Ascerton Cottage, an arts and crafts influenced 'coach house' comprising Living/Bedroom with Kitchen and Bathroom above an open fronted garage/workshop. Gardens lie to all sides of the property with formal lawns to the front, planted terraces to one side and Kitchen garden to the rear.

A 4 panelled glazed entrance door with stained glass leaded fanlight initiates an elegant and formal access through a parquet floored lobby with Cloakroom to one side into the central Reception Hall. An elegant space, the central Hall houses a fine period staircase with turned bannister and spindles, framed by a feature architectural arch and inset corbels. To the North end of the house, the Dining Room overlooks the gardens to the front via a wide bay with an arched recess to the side with casement glazing and a marbled fireplace providing an appropriate focal point. At the other end of the house, the similarly elegant Drawing Room also houses a marbled fireplace with Adams' influenced decorative overmantle and french doors out onto the covered front verandah. Between both rooms is a Study/Morning Room with bowled shelved recesses to either side of a fireplace, currently boarded and housing a gas fire.

To the rear of the house a back hall gives access to the Utility Room; Scullery with boarded 'Range' fireplace and currently concealed Flagstone floor; and the Kitchen, perhaps housed in the former Parlour and fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboard and drawer units with bay window to the South elevation.
On the first floor, a stepped landing provides access to an extensive array of Bedrooms, served by a family Bathroom with w.c beyond. To the South elevation are two bay fronted Bedrooms, the larger with boarded fireplace, whilst to the East elevation are three further bedrooms overlooking the front lawns with views to Salcombe Hill. A further landing and the most recent addition to the house, provides access to 2 further double bedrooms and a single bedroom enjoying North and Western orientations.

Ascerton Cottage - Situated to the rear of the house and incorporating an open fronted garage/workshop is Ascerton Cottage, an arts and crafts influenced detached building providing self contained accommodation of Living Room/Bedroom, Kitchen and Bathroom. Now in need of updating, this presents the ideal opportunity to remodel/extend the existing building which is not included in the current Grade II listing of the main house, having been purchased subsequent to the initial record being made. With its own independent driveway access off the road to the rear boundary, significant potential exists to create annexe accommodation or even a separate dwelling entirely subject of course to the necessary planning and associated consents.

Outside - A pillared entrance with twin wrought iron gates opening on the Southern side of the property from Ascerton Road gives access to the rear of the property onto a drive/forecourt providing parking and access to the open garage/workshop below Ascerton Cottage. Formal lawns lie to the front of the house itself, beautifully framed by shaped, lavishly stocked floral borders with pedestrian gate and pathway giving access from Temple Street. To the south elevation are quarry paved terraces with Wisteria clad pergola frame and low lying box hedgerow. The gardens rise to the rear to provide an elevated Kitchen Garden with good sized timber store shed at the uppermost boundary.

Services - All mains services connected.

Directions - From the A3052 coast road running between Exeter and Lyme Regis, take the A375 at the staggered crossroads in Sidford signposted to Sidmouth. Follow this road towards Sidmouth town centre continuing into Arcot Road and then Temple Street where the turning to Ascerton Road will be found on the right hand side just before the Cycle Shop. The entrance to Ascerton House will be found on the right hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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27 October 2016


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