In more detail ...
This Victorian manor has been converted into 5 contemporary period apartments offering environmental credentials which include high levels of insulation and passive solar heat redistribution. This stunning apartment, located on the first and second floor, is approached via an outdoor staircase and is accessed via its own entrance door. As you step into the hallway with the high specification oak engineered flooring you instantly get a sense of the space and modern style this home affords. On entering the light filled well proportioned lounge/dining room your eye is instantly drawn to the beautiful coastal views via the French doors which open onto a southerly facing balcony. The high ceilinged interior is given a focal point by an original marble fireplace. An open arch leads to a luxurious System Six kitchen with Siemens integrated appliances and black granite worktop. On this floor there is a bay fronted double bedroom having wonderful sea views, a single bedroom and a shower room. The second floor has a large double bedroom with an ensuite bath/shower room, an adjoining snug and its own balcony, accessed via French doors, which again enjoys the most beautiful panoramic coastal vistas.
What the owner likes ...
'The refurbishment of this apartment has been a labour of love for a charity providing jobs for unemployed young people working alongside master craftsmen. I love the attention to detail as every item was meticulously planned and chosen to provide a home full of comfort and style whilst keeping intact the integrity of the building and its beautiful period features. I love the fact that this apartment has 2 floors with superb sea views from the principal rooms and the 2 balconies. It can be furnished traditionally or with a modern style and both will blend seamlessly with their surroundings.'
Bear in mind ...
This beautifully refurbished apartment is set in arguably the most sought after road in Exmouth with wonderful sea views and enjoying a southerly aspect with a communal garden. This property, unusually for a flat, has the added benefit and sole use of a timber garden shed which has light and power. In addition there is one allocated off road parking space. The stretches of golden sandy beach are but a 10 minute walk away so this really is a seaside retreat. This home offers excellent value for money and really must be seen to appreciate the exemplary high specification finish and style afforded.
The location ...
Positioned on Douglas Avenue, one of Exmouth's most favoured locations providing convenient access to the golden sandy beach, Merrist Court sits within easy reach of Exmouth seafront and the town centre alike. For keen walkers there is access nearby to many miles of coastal path starting at 'The Needle' at Orcombe Point, which denotes the start of the World Heritage coastline. The Exe Estuary has been designated an 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and offers further exceptional walks and a cycle path leading to Lympstone. The opportunities to enjoy a variety of watersports in addition to equestrian and golfing pursuits in the area are also plentiful. Exmouth cricket club (where you can watch County cricket) and the local lawn tennis club lie close to the apartment. Madeira indoor and outdoor bowling greens are also popular and only a short walk away. Exmouth train station provides access to the nearby Cathedral city of Exeter and beyond. Exmouth being a highly commutable coastal town, also within 20 minutes of the M5 motorway junction and Exeter airport.
A welcoming light filled 'L' shaped hallway. Wall-mounted electric consumer unit. Cloak hanging space. Doors opening into:
14' 7'' x 13' 9'' (4.44m x 4.19m)
An impressive high ceilinged room where the eye is immediately drawn to the views via double glazed French doors with matching side windows. A focal point is created by a marble fireplace inset with cast iron ornate fire surround, with original decorative tiling to the sides and hearth. There are double sliding doors which open into the adjoining bedroom. Open arch into the kitchen. The French doors lead out to an adjoining deep set balcony which has stunning coastal views.
15' 1'' x 6' 2'' (4.59m x 1.88m)
The kitchen is fitted with a range of System Six base and wall units with white gloss door fronts with complementary black granite worktop with tiled splash back areas and concealed worktop lighting. Integrated appliances include a Siemens electric hob with stainless steel extractor above and a Siemens electric cooker below, a Siemens slimline dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a washer/dryer. Drawers and cupboards are soft-close. Roof light window. Double glazed window onto rear courtyard. Floor level electric fan heater. Oak engineered flooring throughout.
15' 10'' x 11' 11'' (4.82m x 3.63m)
Double glazed bay window with stunning uninterrupted sea and Maer Valley views across the rear garden. Picture rail. Tall radiator.
10' 9'' x 5' 3'' (3.27m x 1.60m)
Double glazed window overlooking the side aspect. Radiator.
White suite. Close-coupled WC. Wash hand basin. Shower cubicle with glass screen doors and integral shower. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Tiled flooring.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Stairs with solid oak handrail leading to first floor landing. Double glazed windows bringing light in from the side aspect. Deep shelf for storage. Door leading to:
MASTER BEDROOM WITH ADJOINING SNUG
18' 2'' x 17' 5'' (5.53m x 5.30m)
The dimensions include the adjoining snug. Adjoining dressing room with eaves storage and double glazed window looking out to sea, having a raised platform with solid oak engineered flooring and low-level bespoke fitted cupboards. Recessed display shelf. Double glazed doors which open out to its own balcony with matching triangular shape windows to either side.
15' 7'' x 3' 6'' (4.75m x 1.07m)
Glass panelling with stainless steel handrail.
ENSUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM
Panelled ‘P’shaped bath with Mira Jump shower over. Close coupled Wc. Pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Rooflight window. Tiled flooring. Tiled walls. Window looking through the dressing room towards the sea.
TENURE & SERVICES
We are informed by the vendor that this is a leasehold property with 117 years remaining on the lease. The ground rent is £100 per annum and the annual service charge for 2014 was £375 which includes buildings insurance. All mains services including gas, electric and water are provided. The gas central heating is remotely controlled via a Siemens thermostat.
Upon leaving Exmouth town centre proceed along Rolle Road. Upon reaching the roundabout at Carlton Hill proceed straight over, taking the second exit, continue along and follow the road as it bends to the left into Douglas Avenue where Merrist House can be found on the right hand side just after the turning for Maer Road.