5 bedroom detached house for saleTeignmouth, Devon
Sold STC £1,000,000
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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