Grey Turret was designed in 1894 by renowned, local architect R W Sampson and built the following year. One of his earlier works, this striking Victorian building features an octagonal turret on the south-western corner and forms an intriguing, yet practical part of the property for sale.
Situated on the first floor, this spacious apartment was the subject of considerable improvement and modernisation at the end of 2017, with nothing short of meticulous attention to detail to the fit and finish. Offering accommodation of around 1800 sq. ft, the property retains a number of period features including ornate plaster mouldings, panel doors, architraves and high skirting boards with refurbished sash windows, balcony and doors. Modern fixtures and fittings have been sympathetically chosen to compliment the period.
A private lawn garden enjoys a southerly aspect, whilst a gated driveway provides parking and turning with a single detached garage. Manor Road is a desirable location, found just one third of a mile from the town centre and seafront and as such, is within walking distance of an excellent range of amenities. The property is convenient for regular bus services to the surrounding area, numerous independent shops and High Street chains, beautiful public gardens and sports clubs including cricket, rugby and an eighteen hole golf course. Sidmouth also benefits from popular schools, Sidmouth College and the independent St Johns School. There is also Waitrose, a modern health centre, theatre and cinema. Honiton is approximately ten miles away with rail connections to London, whilst Exeter is around sixteen miles, again with good rail connections and Junction 30 of the M5 motorway. Exeter International Airport is around ten miles away.
From our Sidmouth office on the High Street proceed down the road to the seafront. Turn right and follow the Esplanade to the mini roundabout, turning right onto Station Road. Follow the road, turning immediately left after the pedestrian crossing into Manor Road, whereupon the property will be found a short distance along on the right.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:
Covered, self-contained entrance with timber framed front door to:
Attractively tiled floor. Storage cupboard. Impressive, original staircase rising and turning to:
Ornate, plaster ceiling rose, coving and Dado rail. Period panel doors and architraves with high skirting boards. Two cast iron radiators.
6.1m x 5.5m (20’ x 18’) (Not including turret room). A stunning room with south facing windows and glazed doors onto a balcony. Octagonal turret room with five windows. Both rooms with ornate, plaster ceiling roses, decorative coving and high skirting boards. Exposed, stained floorboards. Polished cast iron fireplace of period design with gas flame fire. Two cast iron radiators. Picture rail.
4.5m x 3.6m (14’9 x 11’9) Sash window. Cast iron fireplace with decorative tiling. Cast iron radiator. Ornate, plaster ceiling rose, coving, picture rail and high skirting boards. Exposed, stained floorboards.
3.3m x 3.2m (10’9 x 10’6) Two sash windows to the west. A very well-appointed kitchen, fitted with a good range of units, featuring integrated appliances comprising, washing machine, dish washer, fridge and freezer. Concealed, wall mounted gas combination boiler. Polished granite work surfaces with matching up-stands. Rangemaster oven. Attractively tiled floor. Ornate, plaster ceiling rose.
5.8m x 5.2m (19’ x 17’) A particularly spacious room with double aspect looking both East and South. Glazed doors to balcony. Ornate, cast iron fireplace with decorative tiling. Ornate, plaster ceiling rose, coving and high skirting boards. Picture rail. Two radiators. Connecting door to bedroom three with potential for dressing room or en-suite.
4m x 4.7m (13’3 x 15’6) Large sash window to the East. Ornate, cast iron fireplace with decorative tiling. Built-in double wardrobe. Radiator. Exposed, stained floorboards. Ornate, plaster ceiling rose, coving, picture rail and high skirting boards.
2.4m x 3.8m (8’ x 12’6) Doors and windows easterly and opening onto a balcony. Cast iron fireplace. Radiator. Exposed, stained floorboards. Ornate, plaster ceiling rose, picture rail and high skirting boards.
Obscure window. A modern white suite with ball and claw, roll top bath, WC, polished granite vanity unit and walk-in shower. Attractively tiled floor. Radiator.
Obscure window. A modern white WC and hand basin.
The property enjoys a private, level lawn garden with a southerly aspect, featuring mature trees, a pond, deep beds and borders with a timber garden shed and composting area. The gardens are well enclosed by timber panel fencing with gated access onto a driveway providing parking and turning and leading to a single, detached garage. Bin store
The property is Leasehold. Held on a term of 999 years, from the 1980's. The property owns a share of the Freehold, split equally between the property owners. We have been advised that pets are allowed with prior permission
We have been advised by the vendor that there is a monthly Service Charge of £200.
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band is E.
Vacant possession on completion.
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