Situated in a semi-rural location, on the edge of Sidmouth, yet within two and a half miles of Sidmouth seafront and town centre, is this spacious detached chalet bungalow. Originally constructed in the mid- 1950s, the property has been extended and greatly improved and now boasts well-presented, flexible accommodation.
The impressive kitchen offers a generous range of units, with a Rangemaster cooker and connects to the dining room, which in turn leads through to a good size sun room enjoying a southerly aspect, with views over the rear garden. The sitting room, with a log burning stove, also connects to the sun room and back into the main hallway. There are two good size double bedrooms on the ground floor, one having a range of fitted bedroom furniture and lastly, there is the main bathroom, with a separate shower cubicle. On the first floor is the master bedroom suite, boasting excellent views in a southerly direction to the surrounding countryside and wooded hillside of Muttersmoor. Off the main bedroom is a dressing room with fitted wardrobes that could be an occasional bedroom, and an en-suite bathroom, again with a separate shower cubicle.
The property stands on a generous plot of approximately half an acre, with a circular driveway to the front, a detached double garage, a single garage and a most useful timber garden office/hobbies room/utility room. To the rear of the property, and enjoying a south facing aspect, is a generous lawned garden, which offers features including a raised patio, an attractive water feature, a timber garden chalet with a covered decking, a greenhouse, a log store and a cellar storage room.
Sidmouth is a popular seaside town, with an unspoilt Regency Esplanade, a busy town centre with numerous independent shops and High Street chains, regular bus services to the surrounding area, popular Schools, a College, a Cottage Hospital, a modern Health Centre and a Waitrose Supermarket. Exeter is approximately sixteen miles away, with its international Airport, motorway connection to the M5 and mainline rail connection to London.
From our office on the High Street in Sidmouth leave the town via Station Road and at the junction opposite the Bowd Inn use the right hand lane, signposted Lyme Regis and Ottery St Mary. Turn right at this junction, taking the next left before the Bowd Inn, sign posted Ottery St Mary and shortly after the Bowd Inn take the next right into Fire Beacon Lane. The property will then be found within a quarter of a mile, on the right hand side.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:
uPVC double glazed front door to an:
uPVC double glazed window. Glazed inner door to a:
Stairs rising to the first floor. Two radiators. Coved ceiling. Doors to the:
Arranged in two areas, both measuring 3.4m x 4.3m (11’ x 14’) uPVC double glazed window to the front. Fitted with a comprehensive range of matching cream floor standing and wall mounted units. Worksurfaces with concealed downlighting. Rangemaster cooker with five gas hobs, hot plate, two ovens, a grill and a plate warmer. There is a matching extractor over, with a tiled surround, fitted cupboards and downlighting. Breakfast bar. Radiator. Tiled flooring. Door to a larder cupboard, with shelving, power, light, mains electric trip switches and an appliance space. There is an opening into the second kitchen area, which is a double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear, with matching doors. Another good range of fitted cream floor standing and wall mounted units, with an integrated dishwasher, an American Style Samsung fridge/freezer and space and plumbing for a washing machine. Worksurfaces with concealed downlighting and two sink units. Radiator. Tiled flooring. Concealed wall mounted boiler.
3.4m x 3.8m (11’ x 12’6) uPVC double glazed window to the side. Two radiators. Coved ceiling. Opening into a:
2.3m x 8.4m (7’6 x 27’6) uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side, overlooking the garden, with a southerly aspect. Double doors to the side. Three radiators. Storage cupboard. Opening into the:
5.0m x 3.9m (16’3 x 12’9) Attractive slate fireplace with matching hearth, timber mantel and log burning stove. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Door returning to the hallway.
3.9m x 4.2m (12’9 x 13’9) A double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side, having views over the gardens. Range of fitted bedroom furniture, including a dressing surface with wash basin. Radiator. Picture rail.
3.9m x 4.2m (max) (12’9 x 13’9) A double aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows to the front and side. Radiator. Picture rail.
A double aspect room with uPVC obscure double glazed windows to the front and side. Suite comprising a bath, close coupled WC, wash basin and tiled shower cubicle with chrome mains shower. Chrome ladder style radiator. Further radiator. Fitted cupboards and mirror.
uPVC double glazed window to the front. Linen cupboard. Door to the:
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
5.1m x 3.5m (max) (16’9 x 11’6) uPVC double glazed window to the rear, with a southerly aspect and wonderful views over the rear garden to the surrounding countryside beyond. Radiator. Sloping ceilings. Door to an en-suite bathroom. Opening into a:
DRESSING ROOM/OCCASIONAL BEDROOM
Maximum measurements 4.8m x 2.5m (16’9 x 8’3) Double glazed Velux window to the side. Fitted wardrobe. Eaves storage areas. Radiator. Sloping ceilings.
A double aspect room with a uPVC double glazed window to the front and a double glazed Velux window to the side. Suite comprising twin wash basins, close coupled WC, corner bath and tiled shower cubicle with chrome mains shower. Chrome ladder style radiator. Further radiator. Eaves storage area. Fitted mirror and cupboards. Sloping ceilings.
OUTSIDE AN GARDEN
From Fire Beacon Lane a splayed entrance leads to a five bar gate opening into a circular driveway, with a central garden feature and a dense front border screening the property from the roadside. A secluded gravel section has a rotary washing line, a LPG tank and LOG STORES.
6.6m x 6.4m (21’6 x 21’) Twin electric up and over doors. uPVC double glazed windows to the rear and side. Power and light. Fitted worksurface. Overhead storage. uPVC double glazed door to the side.
7.2m x 3.0m (23’6 x 9’9) Up and over door. Window to the rear. Power and light.
TIMBER GARDEN OFFICE/HOBBIES ROOM/UTILITY ROOM
2.6m x 5.1m plus recess 1.3m x 1.6m (8’6 x 16’9 plus recess 4’3 x 5’3) A double aspect room with windows to the side and rear. Fitted worksurface with cupboards under, stainless steel sink unit and space and plumbing for washing machine. Electric night storage heater. Fitted desk. Door to a:
Window to the side. Low level WC. Hand basin.
To the rear and adjoining the back of the property, is a good size gravelled patio overlooking the garden and enjoying a southerly aspect, with views towards Muttersmoor. The gravelled patio extends to meet both sides of the property. To the easterly elevation a paved patio meets landscaped gardens, with a timber pergola and an attractive water feature and herb garden. There is also a good size GREENHOUSE and LOG STORE. The principal garden area is predominantly laid to lawn, with mature beds and borders that include an intriguing mock tumble down blacksmiths cottage. At the foot of the garden a former chicken run has been re-turfed but the coop remains, should a buyer wish to keep poultry. Adjacent to this area is a working garden, with four large vegetable plots, a composting and burning bay for waste and a large rainwater storage tank.
2.2m x 3.4m (7’3 x 11’) A timber chalet with triple aspect windows. Worksurface with appliance space and wall mounted cupboard over. Power and light. Double doors opening onto a partially covered timber decking, with a pergola. Cold water tap.
2.4m x 3.5m (7’9 x 11’6) Adjoining the rear of the chalet, with a window, power and light and a work bench.
3.2m x 3.9m (10’6 x 12’9) Accessed via the side path on the west elevation. Steps descend to a most useful cellar, with shelving, cupboards, power and light.
Mains services. Private drainage to a septic tank. LPG gas.
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band for this property is band E.
Vacant possession on completion.
The Estate Agents Act 1979 - (Declaring A Personal Interest) We have a declarable interest in that the owners of the property are a relation of a Director of Harrison-Lavers & Potbury’s.
PRIOR TO PURCHASING A PROPERTY, YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TWO FORMS OF I.D.
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