Country houses for sale

Devon country house near Sidmouth

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 http://countrylife.onthemarket.com.