7 Balfour Manor forms part of a beautiful country residence which sits in a lovely parkland setting of some 25 acres. Balfour Manor has the unique attraction of being close to the centre of the town yet with easy access to all of its facilities and comprises an oasis of calm and tranquility, a hidden gem unknown to many people.
The town boasts many independent shops as well as the usual multiples including a large Waitrose store. In addition to the delightful esplanade and long beaches about 0.75 mile away, Sidmouth offers an array of leisure facilities including a cricket pitch overlooking the sea, croquet, tennis, sailing, indoor pool and beautiful scenic walks along the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
There is also a good mixture of schooling both private and comprehensive, as well as the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, which lies about 10 miles to the east.
The market town of Honiton is about 10 miles to the north and offers a variety of shops and recreational amenities as well as a main line rail link to London (Waterloo).
Exeter the county town, is some 16 miles distant with an excellent modern shopping centre, theatres, restaurants, beautiful Cathedral, along with comprehensive transport links including direct access to the M5, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and international airport.
Number 7 forms part of the stunning and architecturally interesting residence of Balfour Manor, which was built in the late Victorian period however, was heavily influenced by the architecture of the Jacobean era, and was the former residence of the Lord of the Manor, Colonel Balfour.
The property itself retains a wealth of character features and has beautiful, elegant rooms which are extremely well proportioned. Many of the rooms have heavy stone mullion windows and leaded lights through which delightful views can be gained across the wonderful grounds. There is also a huge superb stained glass leaded window to the half landing with each individual panel bearing the family crest. Worthy of particular mention is the beautiful drawing room which has panelled walls, a cross beamed ceiling and magnificent moulded overmantle. Also worthy of note is the moulded ceiling to the dining room with it's central otter's head motif.
To the first floor there are three bedrooms, the principal of which has an en-suite bathroom and there is also a cellar beneath part of the sitting room.
To summarise, 7 Balfour Manor is an extremely unique property with a wonderful period ambience and it is very rare to find a property of this type with the convenience of the town and coastline close at hand.
The property is approached over a long sweeping driveway which splits leading to a parking area, and there is also garaging to which number 7 has a single garage.
The grounds surround the property and are a mixture of formal and informal gardens and woodland which create a most apt, peaceful and secluded setting for this wonderful house. There is a huge variety of specimen trees and shrubs and wonderful views over the rolling grounds to Sidmouth and the sea. In total the communal grounds extend to about 25 acres.
Leasehold 999 years from 1973. We understand the owners at Balfour Manor form the Balfour Manor Management Company in relation to the communal areas and there is a maintenance charge of about £800 per annum.
To find out more about this property and its location please contact our Honiton office
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"A hidden gem unknown to many people."