A wonderful example of one of Topsham's historic properties, offered on the market for the first time in over 50 years.
Retreat House, thought to date from the 17th century and is Grade II listed, now requires significant work to restore it to its former glory. Many of the rooms enjoy views above the rooftops to the Exe Estuary, with the top floor enjoying a most spectacular view of the estuary across to the to the Powerderham and Exminster Marshes and Exe Reed Beds nature reserves. There are extensive original features such as the iconic porticoed front door and a spectacular beam in the dining room, thought to have once been part of a ship. There are a fascinating array of unusual period fireplaces, beautiful examples of wood panelling on the first floor and grand sweeping staircase. This much loved family home has huge scope and potential, the flexible layout could be adapted to suit, with potential for ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens are delightful. The front garden, with cobbled paths and established planting, has driveway parking leading to the garage. The rear gardens offer huge potential for further improvement with a pretty stone and slate potting shed, coal store and, nestled nearest the house, a sunken area offering the ideal spot for a seating area or kitchen garden.
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