Dark Lane, Sidmouth

Guide Price: £1,250,000

Agent: Bradleys, Sidmouth

Agent's Tel: 01395 578444

This impressive, three-storey barn conversion occupies a desirable position on the edge of Sidmouth and within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The origins of the former barn date back to the late 1800s and in 2002 it was converted to become an exceptional four-bedroom detached residence featuring high specification fixtures and fittings and an abundance of character features. The dwelling is superbly appointed throughout and is designed in a way to offer flexible living options.

Sidmouth Herald: The house has several fine features including this stunning fireplace

On the ground floor, a large reception hallway with original exposed floorboards makes quite the impression and flows through to two reception rooms. The living room has a dual aspect, exposed ceiling beams and large a inglenook fireplace, while the drawing room also benefits from a dual aspect and exposed ceiling beams.

The kitchen, a study and a utility room sit on the lower ground floor. The country-style kitchen is fitted with bespoke solid wood units, granite worksurfaces, a central island and an inset black gloss Aga. Double doors open into a bright garden room with part stain-glassed windows and French doors to the garden.

Sidmouth Herald: The sitting room has a wealth of period features

On the first floor, a galleried landing leads to four good sized bedrooms and a modern family bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from a striking vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a lovely stained-glass window, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite shower room.

Outside, the well-established and landscaped gardens are a particular feature of the property featuring large expanses of lawn, attractive hedgerows and a wealth of mature shrubs, fine specimen plants and tree borders. The thatched gazebo and paved terraces are ideal places sit back, relax and enjoy the private sunny aspect of the garden. The brick-built outbuilding is being used as a place for storage.

At the front, the driveway provides ample parking space and leads to a detached double car port.