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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Balfours, Sidmouth, Devon

Guide Price £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Vaulted & galleried living room
  • Games room
  • Contemporary kitchen
  • Dining room
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 en-suite & bathroom
  • Garaging & parking
  • Approx. just over one acre with views

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Woolbrook Reservoir is located in a unique setting at the
head of a long driveway and is located in Woolbrook, a
popular residential area on the northern side of the town.
There are several amenities close at hand which include a
shop/post office, supermarket, bakery, pharmacy, garage
and public house, as well as an out of town Waitrose
about a mile away. Although commanding such a
location, the property is readily accessible to the stunning
coastline, beach and town. There are regular buses and a
delightful riverside walk which takes you into the centre of
Sidmouth. The property itself is set within a knoll of a hill
in slightly wooded grounds which extend to about an acre
and offer privacy and seclusion, with superb views over
the town to Salcombe Hill.

Sidmouth is a Regency town, a gem in the crown of East
Devon. It has a long esplanade, wide pebble (sand at low
tide) beach, and is situated on the World Heritage
Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast, with stunning
views and dramatic scenery along the South West
Peninsular Coastal Path. The town itself has many
beautiful parks and walks, and a bustling shopping centre
with a great variety of independent shops and boutiques,
as well as the usual multiples and a cinema, theatre and a
good range of sporting facilities including tennis courts,
croquet lawn, indoor swimming pool and cricket pitch
overlooking the sea.

The busy market town and antique centre of Honiton is
located about 9 miles to the north, and which also has a
good range of shopping and recreational amenities as well
as a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Exeter the
county town, is some 15 miles to the west with excellent
shopping facilities, theatres, main line rail link to London
(Paddington), international airport and M5 access.
Sidmouth has excellent schooling both private and
comprehensive and the excellent St John's school (private)
is just a short walk from the property, as well as Colyton
Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state
schools, which is about 9 miles distant.

Woolbrook Reservoir
Woolbrook Reservoir is a totally unique conversion of a
former water reservoir which was converted within the last
decade by the current owners, who undertook this
amazing opportunity with a great eye to modern design
and architecture, creating a distinctive and stylish modern
residence. This imposing home towers above you from the
central courtyard and is extremely aesthetically pleasing,
offering very spacious and useable accommodation, which
would suit a great variety of needs from family occupation
or even a bolt hole for those looking for peace and
quietude on this stunning stretch of coastline.

The accommodation is laid out on a semi-circular plan
with a huge wall of glass letting in floods of light and
offering views over its central courtyard. There are some
simply stunning spaces which have great volume and give
an almost industrial feel however it also has all the
comforts and a very homely ambience. The property is
laid out on two floors with a large open plan living area,
where a spiral staircase rises to a magnificent galleried first
floor landing which gives access to the bedrooms. The
principal bedroom is worthy of note and this has a walk-in
wardrobe, en-suite shower room and French doors
opening onto the first floor decked terrace.

To summarise, Woolbrook Reservoir is a stunning home
of great architectural interest and will no doubt suit those
looking for extensive contemporary accommodation in
one of the South Coast's most desirable towns.

Gardens and Grounds
The property is approached from Balfours over a
tarmacadam driveway over which two other properties
have a right of way, and leads to the parking area and the
rather unassuming entrance. The grounds surround the
property and are lawned and slightly wooded offering a
great deal of privacy as well as giving beautiful views across
the town.

The central courtyard offers an amazing sheltered space
which almost has its own micro-climate, and this is
decked with raised borders with steps leading to the first
floor level and further on up to the gardens.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 May 2016

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