Westbourne Cottage is a spacious, 1920's semi-detached house situated close to the centre of this much-sought-after coastal town. Offering versatile accommodation which benefits from gas central heating and double glazed windows. There are also attractive enclosed gardens to the front, side and rear elevations, double garage and off road parking.This cottage is listed in the local Conservation Area records as being "built in 1927, in the Voysey tradition, roughcast, with corner buttresses," it began life as a 3 to 4 bedroom home in the Arts & Crafts style. It has in the past also been used as a ground-floor flat with holiday flat over, while the current owners now use the generous accommodation as two apartments. This versatile house would be ideal for those seeking either a family home, a home with income potential or it could be adapted to create further accommodation for an extended family. We understand there was a complete re-wiring of the house in 2011.On the ground floor the sitting room has the original Arts & Crafts oak fire surround & ceramic tiles with inset living flame gas fire, a built-in bookcase and storage cupboard. Both the sitting room and study have French doors leading into the sun room offering an attractive outlook over the rear garden. The dining area overlooks the side garden and benefits from an impressive open fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove on tiled hearth and the original servants' bells and bell board which have been fully restored and are in working order. From the dining area, doors lead off to the kitchen with attractive fitted units with built-in oven, hob, larder fridge and microwave and separate utility room which is fitted with modern units offering ample work surface over and space and plumbing for washing machine and further appliance under. The double aspect ground bedroom is a very spacious with original fire surround and benefits from having a modern en-suite shower room. On the first floor there is a light and spacious landing with walk-in storage cupboard benefiting from having a window. The spacious double-aspect sitting/dining room offers a wonderful outlook over the gardens. There is also a well-designed kitchen offering an attractive retro feel with fitted base and eye level units, ample work surface, space for a cooker and upright fridge/freeze. This room also benefits from a wonderful leafy outlook over the rear garden. The double bedroom also has wonderful views over the rear garden from windows which span almost the entire wall. In addition there is a modern bathroom fitted with a white suite.
Attractive front door with small decorative obscure window. Radiator with thermostat control, telephone point, picture rail, doors to ground floor accommodation, stairs rising to first floor accommodation.
4.00m x 3.38m (13'1" x 11'1")
Original feature fireplace with inset coal-effect Living Flame gas fire, TV point, large built-in shelved bookcase with storage cupboard below. Radiator with thermostat control, picture rail. Glazed double doors lead to the sun lounge, arched opening leads to study and a door leads to the ground floor bedroom. Wide arch leads to the dining room.
5.90m x 2.30m (19'4" x 7'7")
Dual aspect room with double glazed windows and double glazed French doors which give access to and offer a pleasant outlook over the rear garden. Tiled floor, three double power points, two wall lights, further double doors lead to and from the study.
2.60m x 2.30m (8'6" x 7'7")
Double glazed window offering pleasant outlook over the rear garden. Radiator with thermostat control.
3.40m x 3.10m (11'2" x 10'2")
Original feature fireplace with inset attractive multi fuel stove. Radiator with thermostat control, double glazed window offering pleasant outlook over the side garden. Wall mounted original servant's bells in working order. Picture rail, door to kitchen and access to utility room. Wide arched opening to the sitting room.
2.70m x 1.90m (8'10" x 6'3")
Fitted with a range of matching base and eye level kitchen units with under unit lighting, rolled edge work surfaces with one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit with drainer and mixer tap. Inset electric hob with integrated filter hood with light above and built-in electric oven below. Tiled splashbacks, integrated fridge, built-in microwave oven, wall mounted electric consumer unit, double glazed window to front elevation, tiled floor.
2.30m x 2.30m (7'7" x 7'7")
Modern range of built-in Shaker style base units with rolled edge work surfaces, inset sink with drainer and swan neck mixer tap, tiled splashbacks. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for further appliance, double glazed window to rear elevation, uPVC double glazed door giving access onto the side garden.
Ground Floor Bedroom
5.70m x 3.90m (18'8" x 12'10")
Light and very spacious dual aspect room with original feature fire surround, three radiators with thermostat controls, picture rail, door to..
En Suite Shower Room
Fitted with a white suite comprising tiled shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback and low level WC. Extractor fan, ladder style radiator, obscure double glazed window.
First Floor Landing
Light and spacious landing with two double glazed windows to the front elevation, picture rail, radiator. Ceiling hatch with pull down ladder to roof space which has a light and Velux window. Door to walk-in storage cupboard with double glazed window. Doors to..
First Floor Sitting/Dining Room
5.7m max x 4.8m max
A light and very spacious dual aspect room which was originally built as a master bedroom. Double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations offering pleasant outlook over the gardens. Wooden fire surround and mantel, two radiators with thermostat controls, TV point, picture rail.
First Floor Kitchen
3.40m x 2.40m (11'2" x 7'10")
This room would have originally been a bedroom. It is now fitted with a range of matching base and eye level units with under unit lighting, rolled edge work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit with drainer and swan neck mixer tap. Tiled splashbacks, space for free standing cooker, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for upright fridge/freezer, space for further appliance. Picture rail, double glazed window offering pleasant outlook over the rear garden.
3.70m x 3.40m (12'2" x 11'2")
Good sized bedroom with three double glazed windows all offering pleasant outlook over the rear garden. Radiator with thermostat control, picture rail, TV point.
Fitted with a white suite comprising wood panelled bath with chrome mixer tap with shower head attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Tiled splashbacks, obscure double glazed window, chrome ladder style radiator, picture rail, extractor fan. Recessed built-in cupboard housing condensing gas boiler serving the central heating and domestic hot water.
There are good size attractive, well maintained and enclosed gardens to three sides of the property. To the front there is a paved path leading to the front entrance with lawn on either side and an adjoining attractive paved terrace, which was formerly off road parking. From here a pedestrian gate leads to the side garden where there is a further paved terrace with attractive raised flower and shrub borders. Here you can sit outside and enjoy the late afternoon and evening sun. The rear garden also enjoys a southerly facing paved terrace which adjoins the rear of the property and offers a pleasant outlook over the colourful tiered flower beds. From here steps rise to a good sized lawn with shaped flower bed, well stocked borders and three raised vegetable beds. There is also the benefit of a greenhouse and garden shed. At the end of the garden there is a wooden pedestrian gate which gives access to the off road parking which is in front of the double garage.
4.85m x 4.67m (15'11" x 15'4")
Two up and over doors, power points and light. Storage units with work surface over and space for appliance. There is a window to the side which overlooks the rear garden and a pedestrian door which provides access to the rear garden. There is off road parking in front of the garage.
Mains Gas, Electricity, Water and Drainage are all connected to this property.
East Devon District Council, The Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8HL Tel. 01395 516551.
Leaving Budleigh Salterton High Street in the Exmouth direction, proceed through the traffic lights into West Hill. The property can be found on the left hand side just before the turning for Westbourne Terrace.