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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Teignmouth, Devon

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Wonderful and historic Grade II Listed detached residence in excellent condition
  • Built in Strawberry Hill Gothic/Cottage Orne Style with many original features
  • Attractive, mature gardens and grounds with sweeping lawned areas set in 3/4 acre
  • Drawing room, dining room and study
  • Boot room, walk-in pantry/freezer room and adjoining cobbled courtyard
  • 5 bedrooms, bathroom and shower room
  • Separate one bedroom Annexe
  • Variety of useful outbuildings and store rooms
  • Tucked away but conveniently located for town centre and promenade or access to M5

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description

Woodway House is a beautiful and interesting Grade II Listed detached period property, steeped in a rich history with rendered cob and stone walls and pointed Gothic style arched windows beneath a part thatched and part slate roof. The dominant, thatched part of the structure was built in 1815 in an architectural style known as "Cottage Orne", also referred to as "Strawberry Hill Gothic". These works were carried out by Captain Jack Spratt, famed for his brave exploits at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Lovingly maintained and improved by the current owners, Woodway House is a fine character residence with excellent expansive accommodation arranged over three storeys, with many exceptional features. The ground floor rooms at the front of the house open onto a delightful veranda and form an interesting juxtaposition with the rustic charm of the kitchen with Aga, scullery and boot room and large walk-in pantry set at the back. The bell lobby off the entrance hall gives an indication of the grandiose past with the original workings of the call-bell system on show. The front of the house has a southerly aspect and the arched Gothic style windows on this elevation enjoy superb views across the sweeping circular lawn towards the sea and "The Ness" landmark with Labrador Bay and Babbacombe beyond. On the first floor there are three south facing bedrooms that benefit from this fine view, with the two principal bedrooms having beautiful Gothic style French doors with Juliet balconies. Also at first floor there is a traditional style bathroom and a separate WC. At this level too, and accessed from the rear of the property, there is a useful self-contained annexe, providing an excellent guest suite, or a home and income opportunity. The grounds are a particular delight, extending to around one acre with circular lawn, numerous specimen plants and trees, a hidden garden with pond, a perimeter path, woodland area, along with a nature garden, a delightful 'bothy' with log-burning stove and further outbuildings, extensive driveway, parking, garage and car-port.

Situation

Woodway House is situated in one of the most desirable settings on the favoured East side of the ever-popular seaside town of Teignmouth. The house is wonderfully private and secure, yet only a little over half a mile from the town centre and promenade. Teignmouth is set on the lovely South Devon coastline, approximately 13 miles from the cathedral city and county town of Exeter. There is a fine promenade with sandy beaches including a classic crescent of imposing Georgian buildings. There are boating opportunities on the estuary and the "back beach" has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with a Waitrose supermarket and Wetherspoons eatery. There is a further superstore on the west side of the town, along with a recently opened theatre. Teignmouth has several primary schools, along with a well-regarded secondary school ("Community College") and Trinity School, being a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There is an 18 hole golf course set on the hills outside the town, the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, and mainline railway station offering a direct link to London Paddington and Cornwall in the opposite direction. Teignmouth also offers fast access to the A380, the A38 and the M5, making for an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.

Directions

From Exeter exit the A380 following the sign to
Teignmouth onto the B3192. Proceed for several miles, passing the Golf Course on the right hand side and proceed onto Higher Exeter Road, down the hill, passing the school and cemetery on the left and turn left into New Road. Pass the turnings for Buckeridge Road and Ferndale Road before turning right into Woodway Road. Proceed down the hill for some distance, the gates for Woodway House will be found on the left hand
side, opposite the junction for Haldon Avenue.


Ground floor 
A feature part-glazed entrance door leads into a lovely ENTRANCE CONSERVATORY with a flagstone floor. A part-glazed and panelled main front door with feature panelled surround leads into the ENTRANCE HALL which has a turning staircase with Regency style balustrading. There is a feature recessed arch and dado rail. The entrance hall opens to the BELL LOBBY which still has the original ten servant bells system fully intact. From here there is a downstairs CLOAKROOM/WC.

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The elegant reception rooms are set on the southerly side of the house with the stylish DRAWING ROOM being an exceptionally attractive and welcoming space with two sets of arched headed French doors, with working full-height shutters, leading onto the beautiful glazed-roofed veranda with Gothic style timberwork supporting mature planting including a Wisteria and Banksia rose. Through these doors, views are enjoyed across the lawn to the sea and The Ness. One end of the room is set to a dining space with two arched and recessed display cabinets and a cast iron fireplace with marble surround. The other end of the room is laid out as a sitting area with a similar fireplace with matching surround. There are two column radiators and an attractive coloured glazed arched door leading to the DINING ROOM which has a gracefully embossed ceiling and generous aspects over the grounds, along with another eye-catching fireplace and a feature coloured, leaded borrowed light through the kitchen.

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The PRINCIPAL KITCHEN has a delightful rustic charm being in the oldest part of the house. It has an original quarry tiled floor, ample space for a farmhouse style table and bench seats and a leaded light stone mullioned window overlooking the charming cobbled courtyard. There is a powder blue gas-fired two oven Aga with a tiled surround that also provides domestic hot water and there is a feature arched recess with shelving along with a column radiator. Leading from the main kitchen there is a STUDY with a wonderful Gothic style window having curved lattice glazing bars; a quarry tiled floor and a variety of built-in cupboard and bookshelves. The SCULLERY/PREPARATION KITCHEN is fitted with an attractive range of bespoke units with extensive areas of ash work surfaces. There is a large ceramic bowl sink unit, under surface appliance spaces and an attractive built-in dresser. Deep sill windows overlook the grounds and this room opens to the LAUNDRY/BOOT ROOM which has windo (truncated)

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The INTERNAL COBBLED COURTYARD is a truly delightful space, being brick paved in part and mainly cobblestones and houses the original well, stone trough and hand pump. An adjoining brick paved undercover area gives access to a workshop and store room, bins storage and access to the front driveway.

First floor 
The LANDING has another wonderful Gothic style window over the half-landing with window seat below. Turning staircase continuing to the second floor. A panelled door gives access to a further door in the annexe. A feature Gothic archway (formerly a window) gives access to a useful walk-in linen/library cupboard with extensive shelving and feature leaded-light at high level. The MASTER BEDROOM is a very appealing space with arched French doors and Juliet balcony overlooking the gardens and with views to The Ness, sea and Babbacombe. There is an arched shelved recess and servant bell levers adding to the sense of history.

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BEDROOM TWO is equally appealing with period features, matching doors etc., and outlook. BEDROOM THREE has exposed painted floorboards, a recessed cupboard and pretty, original cast iron fireplaces. A Gothic arched window affords a pleasing view of the garden and beyond. The FAMILY BATHROOM has a good deal of charm and has been designed to complement the style of the house, with a traditional roll-top cast iron bath, ceramic pedestal wash basin and tiled shower cubicle. There is a dado height painted tongue and grooved timber panelling all around the room and has a further feature window. Adjoining, there is a separate WC.

Second floor 
The LANDING has access to an eaves storage cupboard and Bedrooms four and five. This upper part of the house has a different character, being the servants’ quarters with wake-up call bell. BEDROOM FOUR has a small dormer window with a magnificent view to The Ness and beyond as well as a walk-in wardrobe/ store cupboard. There is a vaulted ceiling with feature oak beams. BEDROOM FIVE is a single bedroom having a walk-in wardrobe and stone mullioned leaded window. There is a SHOWER ROOM serving this floor level with white suite, cast iron roof light, and attractive borrowed lights at high level.

THE ANNEXE 
The first floor self-contained annexe is accessed from the car-port via winding external steps. The panelled entrance door leads into the light and airy KITCHEN/DINING ROOM which has double aspect windows and a large roof light. There are fitted units incorporating 1 ½ bowl ceramic sink and space under for refrigerator. There is an electric cooker and space for a large dresser. Leading from here is a lobby with two fitted wardrobes and a door to the BATHROOM with three piece white suite and shower over the bath and large south facing feature window.

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The lobby also leads through to the light and spacious SITTING ROOM with oak parquet flooring and embossed feature ceiling. It has a large Gothic style feature window with seat under. There is a secure door giving access to the main part of the house where necessary. There is a blocked-in fireplace and stone hearth with electric heater. A feature arched opening leads into the BEDROOM which has two windows overlooking the courtyard and rear gardens.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS 
Woodway House has a particularly fine and private garden and grounds surrounding the house, which is set approximately 40m (130 feet) back from Woodway Road. The formal garden areas are set mainly to the south of the house and are sheltered by the trees to the east, which benefit from the Teignmouth micro climate. Impressive granite pillared cast iron double gates (separately listed) provide an imposing entrance to the driveway which opens up to a parking/turning area adjacent to the house. There is a short drive off to the garage and a car-port adjoining the back of the house. To the front of the house facing south, there is a wonderful sweeping circular lawn with a perimeter path and shrubs bordered by a beech hedge, which provides an attractive natural backdrop to this area. There is a beautiful “secret garden” with fishpond and exotic planting including bamboo and pampas grass.

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The east side of the plot is wooded with a collection of magnificent specimen trees, including a landmark approximately 30m (100 feet) Wellingtonia, Monterey pine and mature oaks. To the side there are further lawned areas with mature flower borders and shrubs and a hot tub with raised decking. Through a natural arch there is a nature garden and various attractive outbuildings which include “the duck house” or “bothy” with outside WC, potting shed and covered log store. There is a separate lawned area and patio for the annexe.

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05 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Teignmouth (0.4 mi)
  • Dawlish (2.2 mi)
  • Dawlish Warren (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Teignmouth (0.4 mi)
  • Dawlish (2.2 mi)
  • Dawlish Warren (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Wilkinson Grant & Co, Topsham

72-73 Fore Street Topsham EX3 0HQ

01392 799061 Local call rate

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