The Rowans is an imposing detached house situated in one of Sidmouth’s most sought after locations, designed by R W Sampson and constructed by R W & J Skinner. The property showcases many architectural features typical of Sampson and today retains period features, including Minton tile flooring, timber panelling, doors and architraves, attractive fireplaces and an impressive staircase. The accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hallway with a cloakroom/WC, leading to a 29’ kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room with a bay window and verandah off, a separate dining room and a utility room. To the first floor the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and there are two further bedrooms, a main bathroom and a separate WC. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and a shower room.
The house stands on a level plot, with good size lawned gardens to the rear enjoying a south westerly aspect, a good degree of privacy and views to Muttersmoor. To the front there is a single detached garage, secure off road parking for two cars and a lawned garden. Convent Road is a particularly sought after location in Sidmouth, running parallel with Bickwell Valley on the west side of Sidmouth town. The seafront and town centre, with its numerous independent shops, High Street chains, Cottage Hospital, Health Centre, Library, Theatre and Cinema are within half a mile. There are also regular bus services to the surrounding area, a Golf Club, Waitrose Supermarket and numerous Sports Clubs and leisure activities. The Cathedral City of Exeter, with its International Airport, M5 motorway connection and mainline railway service to London is approximately sixteen miles to the west.
On leaving our office on the High Street in Sidmouth proceed up the road and at the roundabout take the first exit left onto All Saints Road. At the end of the road take the first exit left, turning immediately right into Cotmaton Road. At the crossroad junction turn right into Bickwell Valley, taking the next right into Convent Road. The property will be found on the left hand side, shortly before the right turning into Convent Fields.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:
Obscure glazed leaded light front door to the:
Minton tile flooring. Storage cupboard beneath stairs. Coved ceiling. Door to:
Obscure glazed window to the front. Minton tile flooring. White close coupled WC and hand basin. Radiator.
Window to the front. Staircase rising and turning to the first floor, with a window to the front. Radiator. Doors to the:
3.6m narrowing to 3.2m x 8.9m (11’9 narrowing to 10’6 x 29’) A triple aspect room including glazed doors and windows to the rear garden. A comprehensively fitted kitchen having floor standing and wall mounted units, including twin fridge/freezers, a dishwasher, larder cupboards and corner carousel cupboards. Worksurfaces with stainless steel four ring gas hob and canopy hood over. Fitted electric double oven. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink unit. Radiator. Tiled flooring. Door to:
4.7m x 2.1m (15’6 x 6’9) uPVC double glazed windows to the front and rear. Fitted floor standing units matching the kitchen. Worksurface. Stainless steel sink unit. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas boiler. Radiator. Tiled flooring.
4.4m x 4.7m (14’6 x 15’6) An impressive bay window to the rear, with a south westerly aspect and views over the rear garden. Door to a COVERED VERANDAH with a quarry tiled floor. Stone fireplace with open grate. Two radiators. Coved ceiling. Dado rail.
4.0m x 5.2m (13’ x 17’) A triple aspect room with large windows to the side and rear overlooking the gardens. Ornate cast iron fireplace with slate hearth and gas flame fire. Exposed floor boards. Radiator. Coved ceiling.
Windows to the front and side. Stairs rising to the second floor. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Doors to:
4.0m x 5.2m (13’ x 17’) A triple aspect room including south westerly facing windows with views over the rear garden and across to Muttersmoor. Range of fitted wardrobes. Karndean flooring. Two radiators. Coved ceiling. Picture rail. Door to:
Window to the rear. A suite comprising a bath, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin. Electric towel heater. Picture rail. Karndean flooring.
3.2m x 4.7m (max) (10’6 x 15’6) (max) Window to the rear, with views over the garden and across to Muttersmoor. Picture rail.
2.9m x 4.7m (9’6 x 15’6) A window to the rear, again with views over the garden towards Muttersmoor. Door to storage cupboard. Period fireplace with tiled surround and hearth. Radiator. Coved ceiling. Picture rail.
A double aspect room with obscure glazed window to the front. A suite comprising a corner bath, shower cubicle with mains shower and pedestal wash basin. Electric towel heater. Radiator. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Karndean Flooring.
Obscure window to the front. Low level WC and pedestal hand basin.
Window to the front. Door to a storage cupboard. Door to:
3.6m x 3.6m (11’9 x 11’9) A double aspect room including a south facing window, with views over Convent Road, across to Salcombe Hill and with good views of the sea. Radiator.
SECOND FLOOR LANDING
A good size area with a Velux window. Fitted wardrobe. Radiator. Door to walk in loft area. Further doors to:
3.2m x 2.5m (10’6 x 8’3) Window to the rear, with views over the gardens and across to Muttersmoor. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Radiator.
Window to the side. A suite comprising a shower cubicle with mains shower, pedestal wash basin and close coupled WC.
OUTSIDE AND GARDEN
To the front of the property and well screened from Convent Road by a low brick wall, timber fencing and gates is a level lawn garden and a PARKING AREA FOR TWO CARS. A pathway leads to the side of the house and on into the rear garden. Enjoying a south westerly aspect, the rear gardens are principally arranged with two good size areas of level lawn, with well stocked and colourful borders and flower beds including a vegetable patch. There is a SUMMERHOUSE, TIMBER GARDEN SHED and a GREENHOUSE.
DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band for this property is band G.
Vacant possession on completion.