Albanwood House was constructed in 1903, and designed by the renowned, local architect R W Sampson who was responsible for many of Sidmouth’s fine homes. Set in approximately three quarters of an acre, the house occupies a slightly elevated position and enjoys a lovely outlook into the Bickwell Valley. The town centre and Esplanade is within walking distance, where there is an excellent range of facilities and there are some lovely walks towards Muttersmoor nearby.
Purchased by the current owners in 2000, the property was extensively altered and refurbished for use as a private house with an annexe/lodge attached. Prior to this the property was run as a successful residential home.
The house enjoys a south and easterly aspect and is built to a very pleasing design, still retaining many of the original Sampson features. The accommodation to the main house is very spacious and beautifully presented, with the majority of the accommodation enjoying a delightful outlook over the gardens.
The living space to the ground floor includes three well-proportioned reception rooms all having feature Minster fireplaces with the sitting and dining room both having bay windows. The kitchen/breakfast room enjoys a lovely dual aspect with French doors to the garden and offers a range of storage together with granite worksurfaces and built-in appliances. There is a separate utility room and ground floor cloaks/WC, the utility offering further storage and sink along with space for appliances.
An impressive reception hall has the original staircase which rises through the centre of the house with the first floor having two large bedroom suites. The master bedroom has a large adjoining dressing room with extensive fitted wardrobes which originally would have been a further bedroom. A large family bathroom can be accessed from the dressing room or the main landing and comprises a bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and wash basin. Bedroom two has an en-suite bathroom and both bedrooms have original balconies. On the second floor there are two further bedrooms, one currently being used as a study and enjoying a lovely southerly aspect with a view to the sea. This floor also includes a further family bathroom, storage and a walk-in loft area.
Gas fired central heating is installed (boilers replaced 2021) and the majority of the windows are double glazed.
The attached annexe/lodge offers three bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room along with an open-plan living/dining/kitchen area. This has been used as a successful holiday let and would also be ideal for ancillary family accommodation.
The gardens are a real feature of the property, extending to approximately three quarters of an acre and enjoy a south, east and westerly aspect providing lots of privacy and interest. There are large areas of lawn and mature shrubs and trees and more formal flowerbeds adding lots of colour. Extensive paved areas adjoin the house to the south and west sides, ideal for entertaining and providing further privacy.
There is a summerhouse which enjoys a southerly aspect and a useful workshop which provides further storage.
The driveway runs through the gardens and opens up to a good size turning and parking area and adjoining Bickwell Valley Road is the original garage/store which measures approximately 3.45m x 5.5m.
The town centre and Esplanade is within walking distance, where there is an excellent range of facilities and there are some lovely walks towards Muttersmoor nearby.
We are advised by East Devon District Council that the council tax band is G.
Vacant possession on completion.
From the top of the High Street turn left into All Saints Road, continuing to the mini roundabout opposite the Woodlands Hotel. Turn left and then immediately right into Cotmaton Road and continue to the crossroads. Turn right into Bickwell Valley road continuing past Boughmore Road on the left and the house will be seen within 400 meters on the left hand side.
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