This characterful Grade II listed Gothic style residence occupies an almost level plot in a highly desirable part of Sidmouth and is within level walking distance of the town centre and seafront.

The Byes, with its delightful riverside walks, is also a short stroll away.

The period property, named The Hermitage, was originally a farmhouse and probably refurbished as a villa in the early nineteenth century. Original character and charm are in abundance in this house and in particular, the front elevation has striking features including large Gothic-style sash windows and decorative facias.

Sidmouth Herald: The sitting room benefits from a Minster fireplace

As with most properties built during that era, the accommodation is spacious with well-proportioned rooms, many taking full advantage of the southerly aspect. Modernisation and improvements are now required to restore this stunning property back to its former glory.

The reception hall makes a strong first impression with its tiled flooring and turning staircase to the upper floor. The sitting room benefits from access to the garden, and it has a Minster fireplace with a gas-fired woodburning stove. The dining room is equally pleasant with a large bay window and an attractive fireplace.

Sidmouth Herald: The enclosed mature gardens face south and west

The kitchen/breakfast room is generous in size and has a traditional look with wooden units, white work surfaces, a small central island, a Range style cooker and several integrated appliances.

On the first floor, there are four bedrooms and a family bathroom with a panel bath and separate shower cubicle. The principal bedroom has a wide bay window, fitted wardrobes and an ensuite shower room.

Outside, the enclosed mature gardens take full advantage of the south and westerly aspect and have areas of lawn with adjoining shrub borders and numerous trees. There is a garden room/summerhouse that faces south and an outhouse comprising three stores.

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

Vicarage Road, Sidmouth

Guide Price: £825,000

Agent: Harrison Lavers & Potbury’s, Sidmouth

Agent's Tel: 01395 516633