This wonderful 20th century country house has flexible accommodation

Sitting in an elevated position near the Jurassic Coast in Devon, just east of the popular town of Sidmouth, Southdown is a wonderful country house with spacious family accommodation.

Featuring rendered and whitened exterior elevations and stone detailing under a slated roof, this remarkable property has origins dating back to the early 20th century.devon country house staircase

The rooms are all well-presented, spacious, and particularly adaptable: for instance the north or south wing could be a separate cottage either for extended family or live-in staff, while bedroom six benefits lift access from the ground floor and an en-suite bathroom.

There are six bedrooms in total -three en-suite – and the house offers over 7,500sq ft of interior space. Of particular note are the delightful drawing room with its bow window, the impressive galleried reception hall with a sweeping staircase, and the large master bedroom suite, which opens onto a balcony with views to the sea.  To the rear is an attached indoor pool hall with a heated swimming pool and associated shower, changing rooms and so on.devon country house for sale

Outside the gardens create a most attractive, colourful setting, and are bordered with a number of mature oaks and scots pines. A large area of sweeping lawn has herbaceous and shrub borders and small summerhouse. There is also a small orchard, as well as a Mediterranean/vegetable garden; the gardens come to around ¾ of an acre.

Sidmouth is just one mile, and Exeter lies 15 miles to the west.

The guide price is £1.25m. Contact Humberts on 01404 228966 or visit