Seafield Road, Sidmouth

Guide Price: £1,500,000

Agent: Bradleys, Sidmouth

Agent's Tel: 01395 578444

This superb five-bedroom residence sits in a prime elevated position in Sidmouth and is within a short walking distance of the town centre and beautiful seafront.

The house was built in 1899 and was designed and occupied by the well-known architect RW Sampson. The house, originally named Wychwood Cottage, taken from the village of Milton under Wychwood where Sampson's wife, Helen, was raised, is now called Sunglow.

Sidmouth Herald: There re spectacular views from the premises

Perhaps the most interesting external feature of the building is the render panel set within the rear elevation. The decorative panel features the inscription ‘RWS & H 1899’. Whilst date inscriptions are not uncommon, it was unusual to include the initials of partners – ‘H’ of course standing for Helen, Robert Sampson's first wife.

Inside, the property has been tastefully upgraded by the current owners, who have carefully blended the many characterful period features such as the high ceilings and picture rails, with the new such as the modern, quality-fitted kitchen and bathroom suites.

Sidmouth Herald: The light kitchen has a shaker style look

The main sitting room is bathed in natural light thanks to its triple aspect and its highlights include a large bay window and an attractive Victorian style fireplace. The formal dining room or second lounge also has a bay window overlooking the beautifully kept gardens. The stylish open-plan kitchen is fitted with cream units and granite work surfaces, while the dining area has an attractive inset fireplace and wood burning stove.

Upstairs, between two split levels, there are five double bedrooms with three quality bathroom suites. The principal bedroom has a dressing room and an ensuite shower room, plus it benefits from superb views towards Salcombe Hill and the sea.

Outside, the gardens are a true highlight with a favourable southerly aspect and a large level lawn having been designed for use as a tennis court by RW Sampson, originally. The landscaped gardens are extremely well established, with an abundance of well stocked shrubs, plants and trees that provide colour throughout the seasons. A timber summer house nestled within the plot takes advantage of the morning sun.