Burscombe Lane, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0QA | Property for sale | Savills
410.72 sq m(4,421 sq ft)
Guide price £3,300,000

Burscombe LaneSidford, Sidmouth, Devon, EX10 0QA

    Key features

    • Outstanding Georgian architecture
    • Impressive proportions throughout
    • Two immaculate holiday cottages
    • Uninterrupted views over the Sid valley
    • About five acres of gardens and grounds

    An exquisite and striking Georgian country home with superb uninterrupted views over the Sid Valley, two immaculate holiday cottages and about five acres.

    About this property

    • Core House is a late Georgian country home in a prime location, believed to be built around 1810. It commands magnificent views over the Sid Valley and has undergone extensive renovations by the current owners. The beautiful façade is incredibly inviting with its sash windows and striking front door, clearly setting the tone for things to come. Inside, there are grand proportions throughout, alongside wonderful period features, whilst enjoying the benefit of modern conveniences and great eco credentials, with a ground source heat pump, solar panels and under floor heating on both floors.

      The entrance hall is perfect for welcoming guests, with a feature fireplace and in turn leads into the superb double aspect kitchen/dining/family room, which is clearly the heart of the home and great for entertaining or family life. The kitchen itself is very well appointed with fitted Miele appliances, a wide range of wall, base and drawer units with a central island. The family area has ample space for a dining table and a seating area next to the modern wood burning stove, where there is a pleasant outlook over the front gardens. The sitting room is of particular interest with the most incredible views over the Sid Valley, via the bay window which was a later addition to Core House. Further accommodation on the ground floor and adjoining the kitchen is the most elegant dining room, with beautiful sash windows with shutters and French doors out onto the walled garden. There is a wonderful study, cloakroom, useful boot room adjoining the utility and a studio, again with outstanding views. The first floor has been re-configured and comprises a bright and airy landing, five double bedrooms (one with en suite bathroom), a family bathroom and shower room. The principal bedroom is a special room with two
      dressing rooms and a modern en suite bathroom, with separate shower. Needless to say, the views are exceptional from all these rooms.

      The Cottages
      The two very successful holiday lets, Bell Cottage and Oak Cottage are beautifully refurbished and comfortably fitted out to a high standard and decorated with a neutral palette. The cottages have a warm and welcoming feel, each with a cosy open-plan kitchen/living/dining area with vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers and extensive countryside views. Both cottages benefit from two double bedrooms with en-suite
      bathrooms and their own private access. Figures and accounts are available on request.

      Gardens & Grounds
      The gardens and grounds are delightful and extend to about 5 acres. The sweeping driveway provides a grand approach, flanked by a level lawn, an array of established trees and shrubs as well as a generous parking area. The rear garden has undergone extensive landscaping by the current owners and now enjoys a beautiful walled garden with a patio area
      perfect for alfresco dining, mature flower beds and a lawn area. Beyond, is a further hardstanding area for additional parking, with planning permission for a three-bay garage. There is also a wonderful vegetable garden with fruit trees and an area housing the solar PV panels. The paddock, which is on the west side of the house, extends to a copse at the top and a detached stable block located within the paddock. Further
      outbuildings include a potting studio and garden store. Bell and Oak Cottages both benefit from their own gardens with
      laurel hedging, creating a good degree of privacy. They are positioned superbly to make the most of the incredible location, with views out over the Sid Valley.

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    Core House is one of those properties that do not become available that often, the beautiful façade is a cracking approach and I love its fine proportions.

    Tom BedfordProperty agent

    Local information

    • Core House is situated on the side of the Sid Valley and commands wonderful views from its elevated position. Located in East Devon, this beautiful home is about 2.7 miles inland from the sea at Sidmouth on the Devon/Dorset World Heritage Coastline. The property enjoys a breath-taking outlook across the hills and valleys which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
    • Although in a rural situation, Core House is conveniently close to the amenities of Sidmouth and Sidford including shops, restaurants, a cinema, clubs and societies, the sea front and beach, Waitrose Supermarket and Cottage Hospital. There are numerous private and state schools in the area and the property is within the catchment area of the renowned Colyton Grammar School. Core House is only a 12 mile drive to the cathedral city of Exeter, which is a thriving city with a wider range of amenities. In the other direction, the East Devon coastline is designated a World Heritage Site and offers many miles of unspoilt coast with wonderful cliff-top walks, picturesque villages such as Beer and Branscombe and a number of small beaches and harbours extending to the Dorset border at Lyme Regis.

    Additional information

    • Sidmouth sea front about 2.7 miles Exeter about 12 miles Honiton about 7.8 miles
    • Services: Mains electricity, Private water and drainage, Ground source heat pump and electric night storage heating in Bell Cottage and Oak Cottage
    • Directions: From Exeter, take the A3052 road towards Sidmouth. Once through Newton Poppleford, ignore all signs for Sidmouth and keep on the A3052 until you reach Sidford. When entering the village take the left turning onto Burscombe Lane. Follow this lane for about 0.4 miles and Core House will be found on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating: B
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G