7 bedroom detached house for sale

Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Under Offer £1,300,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Simcoe House is a substantial, period property situated on one of the most desirable coastal locations throughout the UK. Interestingly this Georgian property was the summer residence of General John Simcoe, the First Governor General of Upper Canada in 1794, and hence affords a unique position on the West Country's Jurassic coastline, boasting exceptional and uninterrupted views over the beach of Budleigh Salterton and the whole of Lyme Bay. The town centre, and many of the local amenities are just a short walk away.

The current owners have improved the property during their tenure with extensive alterations and decorative updating throughout, however they have been mindful to retain a host of characterful features. The elegant accommodation is cleverly designed, taking full advantage of the stunning views and its southerly orientation. There is a separate Coach House, which is very well presented and completely self-contained. This detached dwelling offers a wonderful home with an income opportunity or additional space for family members who might prefer their independence.

Outside, the gardens are notably generous in proportion and have been thoughtfully landscaped. Both the lawned areas and terraces afford sea views and numerous sheltered areas in which to relax. Recent major improvements includes a completely new roof, finished with attractive Spanish slate. Unusually for a property of such distinction, Simcoe House is not listed.

Simcoe House
• 6 Bedrooms. 3 Reception Rooms. 3 Bath / Shower Rooms
• Large Sun Balcony. Conservatory. Kitchen.
• Wine Cellar. Utility Room. Cloakroom.

The Coach House
• Bedroom. Living Area. Shower Room & WC.

Outside
• Parking for several vehicles. Garage.
• Landscaped Gardens. Sun Terraces. Log Shed.

The Accommodation

There is a light bright entrance hall leading to the body of the house. Off the entrance hall is a cloakroom/WC and separate utility room.

The large drawing room is a significant part of the house, it shows off the sea and beach views and has a minster fire surround and open fireplace. There is access onto the terrace and gardens.

The large dining room is another south-facing room with views over the beach and a marble fireplace with a wooden surround. A door leads into the family room which is dual aspect and there is a marble fire surround.

Double doors from the dining room lead into the kitchen featuring a gas fired Aga set in a chimney space, wooden fitted units, integrated oven and hob and a small larder. The kitchen was completely modernised in 2015 with solid wood cabinets and electrical equipment still under guarantee. A door from the kitchen leads through to the conservatory.

The property has a large cellar with slate shelves ideal for storing wine and a separate wooden shelved area with the original cobbled floor.

There are four bedrooms on the first floor. The master suite has south-facing views over the beach and a large balcony with a seating area and bedroom three has an ensuite bathroom. Separate WC and washbasin on the landing with an adjoining large airing cupboard’

Bedroom two has an ensuite shower room and views out over the sea. There is also a family shower room. Two further bedrooms are found on the second floor separated by a storage cupboard at the top of the staircase with wooden shelving.

The Coach House

Accessed from the parking area a spiral staircase leads up to the converted coach house. This room has been used for holiday lets in the past and comprises of a large living / sleeping area, kitchenette and an ensuite shower room.

The space could be used as a charming studio workspace or possibly for additional family, friends. In the past it has been used as a holiday let for additional income. Simcoe House is within 200m of the beach and shops making it an ideal spot for visitors to the town.

Outside

The gardens are very well kept with panoramic views over the water. The front of the property has a south facing terrace stretching across the whole of this side of the house with steps leading down to further tiered terraces.

The conservatory gives access to stairs leading up to the car park and Coach House and also to the main garden with a level lawn and pond.

From here one can gain access to the Italian styled terraces or to the vegetable garden greenhouse and potting shed.

The terraces to the front of the property are a sun trap and provide many areas for relaxation. A marble stone seating area is the perfect spot to enjoy the peace and views over the beach.

A further gate from the terraces leads out onto a lane which takes you straight down to the beach.

It is unique to have such an outside space considering the proximity to the beach and town centre.

All main services are connected. Council Tax Band G.



Property ref: 121_1203_4138186

Covered Entrance 

Reception Hall 

Cloakroom / WC 

Utility Room 

Sitting Room 
9.05m x 5.74m (29' 8" x 18' 10")

Dining Room 
5.44m x 4.22m (17' 10" x 13' 10")

Kitchen 
4.34m x 3.30m (14' 3" x 10' 10")

Family Room 
5.05m x 4.52m (16' 7" x 14' 10")

Conservatory 
5.46m x 2.90m (17' 11" x 9' 6")

Landing 

Bedroom One 
5.41m x 3.91m (17' 9" x 12' 10")

Sun Balcony 
5.99m x 5.36m (19' 8" x 17' 7")

Bedroom Two 
5.49m x 3.51m (18' x 11' 6")

Bedroom Three 
4.50m x 3.66m (14' 9" x 12')

En-Suite Bathroom 

Bedroom Four 
3.66m x 3.51m (12' x 11' 6")

Family Shower Room 

Separate WC 

Bedroom Five 
5.97m x 3.23m (19' 7" x 10' 7")

Bedroom Six 
3.40m x 3.30m (11' 2" x 10' 10")

Bedroom 
5.59m x 4.72m (18' 4" x 15' 6")

En-Suite Shower Room 

Garage 
5.59m x 4.72m (18' 4" x 15' 6")

Store 
3.96m x 2.06m (13' x 6' 9")

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 April 2016

Nearest stations

  • Exmouth (4.2 mi)
  • Lympstone Village (5.0 mi)
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David Rhys, Budleigh Salterton

22 High Street, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LQ

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Nearest stations

  • Exmouth (4.2 mi)
  • Lympstone Village (5.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

David Rhys, Budleigh Salterton

22 High Street, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6LQ

01395 444011 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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