Alma Lane, Sidmouth

Guide Price: £1,400,000

Agent: Bradleys, Sidmouth

Agent’s Tel: 01395 578444

This handsome, detached residence occupies an elevated position on the eastern side of Sidmouth and has splendid views of the coast and surrounding countryside.

It is understood the unique six-bedroom property was designed by the well-known architect RW Sampson and built in the early 1900s. Over the years parts of the house have been well maintained and there is scope for modernisation to create a dream home should the need arise.

Sidmouth Herald: The main drawing room is well-proportioned and has a lovely bay windowThe main drawing room is well-proportioned and has a lovely bay window

The three-storey house makes quite the first impression with its bright and spacious reception hall that leads to all the main rooms. The drawing room is large and well-proportioned and features a charming bay window and a Minster fireplace. There is a separate dining room with a dual aspect that draws in natural light.

The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has timber work surfaces, ample space for appliances and a handy central island. A part-glazed door opens to the rear garden, giving easy access for outdoor dining.

Sidmouth Herald: The gardens are well maintainedThe gardens are well maintained

On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four double bedrooms and a generous family bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from a bay window with striking coastal views beyond, fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room. The second main bedroom also has coastal views and a balcony with timber railings.

A further two bedrooms can be found on the second floor, along with a second lounge/kitchen and a bathroom, giving flexible accommodation options and the potential to create a self-contained living area.

Outside, the overall grounds extend to just over 0.787 acres. The rear garden has been beautifully maintained and landscaped, featuring a large expanse of lawn, mature trees and shrubs and a delightful fishpond at the bottom. The outside garden room is a bonus and works well as a family room or studio.

A carriageway driveway leads to the front of the property, where there is ample parking space and an attached double garage.