A detached 1950's house set in 3.8 acres in a wonderful country position with superb views across the valley.
South Bank is an attractive detached residence which sits at the head of a driveway in an elevated position, therefore the principal rooms afford stunning panoramic views over the gardens and grounds to the countryside beyond. The house was built, we believe, in the early 1950's and has a southerly orientation so the accommodation is particularly light. It offers two reception rooms and the sitting room was extended some years ago into the garage and has patio doors onto the terrace. This room also has an attic room above. To the first floor there are three bedrooms, all with views, and a bathroom and small shower room.
Although modest in proportions, South Bank could offer a great deal of potential should one require a larger property (subject to any planning consents), and the gardens and surroundings would certainly merit further investment. It offers a great opportunity for those looking to put their stamp on a property and create a unique and individual home.
Gardens & Grounds.
Undoubtedly one of the main features of South Bank are its superb gardens and grounds which it sits well within and which create the most beautiful colourful setting, perfect for those with a love of flora and fauna. From the lane a short area of shared driveway leads to the pillared entrance and private driveway rising to a parking area adjacent to the property.
The formal gardens surround South Bank and are laid to lawn with borders containing a vast variety of colourful plants, shrubs and trees. To the North West is a very productive kitchen garden with soft fruit cage, several fruit trees including a Walnut tree and a greenhouse. There is also a useful block built implement store, a good sized paddock which wraps around the property to the North, East and South, and in this is a horse shelter, water and the private drainage.
South Bank is located in the desirable scattered village of Southleigh, which in turn sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within some of East Devon's most attractive rolling countryside. The property is positioned well within its gardens and grounds which have been landscaped and lovingly tended over the years and it takes full advantage of the delightful southerly country outlook across the valley.
Southleigh has a parish church and village hall and is located between the market town of Honiton and the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Bay. The village is readily accessible to Honiton, approximately 8 miles distant which has a variety of shops, banks, schools, sports centre/swimming pool and mainline rail link to London (Waterloo).
The County Town of Exeter is about 20 miles away with an excellent shopping centre, theatres, restaurants, magnificent cathedral and international airport. It also has a mainline rail link to London (Paddington) and M5 access. The coast at the Regency town of Sidmouth is about 8 miles away and the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of the country's top mixed state schools lies approximately 3.5 miles distant.
From Honiton High Street, proceed into New Street and follow the road under the railway bridge and up Church Hill, turning left at the mini roundabout and then immediately right signposted Farway and Northleigh. Follow this road to the top of the hill, turning right just before Honiton Golf Club. Continue for just under three miles to the junction and turn left and then take the first left hand turning signposted Southleigh. After about 2 miles you will enter the village, passing the Church on the right and the Village Hall on your left, and the driveway to South Bank will be found after about 150 yards on the left, just after a stone cottage called Mossbank.