An exceptional country residence set in about 1.5 acres nestling at the end of the valley enjoying far-reaching south westerly views.
Beaconsgate is a particularly handsome Grade II Listed detached country residence which dates from the late 1800's and has a hint of the Arts and Crafts movement, as we understand was originally designed by a student of the well-known architect Charles Voysey. The property has rendered and freshly colourwashed exterior elevations under a natural slated roof and over recent years has undergone a comprehensive programme of renovation and modernisation which has resulted in creating the imposing and delightful home of character we find today.
The accommodation is well planned, adaptable in its layout and extremely well presented both inside and out with light spacious rooms, all the principal ones of which take full advantage of the glorious outlook.
Worthy of particular mention is the part-vaulted reception hall, the delightful bespoke country kitchen with its 4-oven Aga and the huge 'L' shaped reception room which commands a panoramic view down the valley through a wall of sliding glass doors which open onto a large paved terrace.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from the lane to double handmade electric gates to a large parking and turn around area in front of the property with granite sets (cobbles), which gives access to the double integral garage with its automatic handmade doors.
As already mentioned, the gardens create a most apt setting and extend to about 1.5 acres. To the rear, sweeping lawns rise to the large Koi Carp pond with its associated feeder pond, which is set within a lightly wooded amphitheatre/bowl which rises to give superb views over the house and down the valley. To the front of the house is a large granite terrace with steps down to further areas of lawn, all of which are interspersed with a great variety of colourful shrubs and plants. There is also a further small secondary wildlife pond.
The property stands in an enviable position at the head of a small valley enjoying superb south westerly views over a typical wooded Devonshire landscape. It has the best of both worlds in as much as it has direct access to some delightful countryside and picturesque walks, yet is within 2 miles of the Regency town of Sidmouth.
Harcombe is a tiny scattered hamlet situated about a mile and a half east of the village of Sidford which has two public houses, restaurant, church, supermarket, pharmacy and post office.
The Regency coastal town of Sidmouth lies approximately 3.5 miles from Beaconsgate . It has a long esplanade, wide pebble (sand at low tide) beach, and is situated on the World Heritage Coastline known as the Jurassic Coast, with stunning views and dramatic scenery. The town has many beautiful parks and walks, and a bustling shopping centre with a great variety of independent shops and boutiques, as well as the usual multiples. There is also an out of town Waitrose store, garden centre, cinema, theatres and a good range of sporting facilities including tennis courts, croquet lawn, indoor swimming pool and cricket pitch overlooking the sea.
The busy market town and antique centre of Honiton is located about 9 miles to the north, and which also has a good range of shopping and recreational amenities as well as a main line rail link to London (Waterloo).
Exeter the county town, is some 15 miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, theatres, main line rail link to London (Paddington), international airport and M5 access. Sidmouth has excellent schooling both private and comprehensive and Colyton Grammar School one of England's top mixed state schools, can be found about 9 miles distant.
From Honiton, proceed on to the A373 Honiton to Sidmouth road, follow this road passing the Hare & Hounds public house and through the village of Sidbury towards Sidford (by the Rising Sun Public House) turn left. Carry on along this road passing the Church and Blue Ball public house. At the next crossroads turn left into Harcombe Lane East.
Proceed along this lane until you reach a right hand turning to Harcombe, carry on along this lane for about 1 mile, passing a farm and crossing a tiny stream. The lane bears left and then begins to rise and Beaconsgate will be found on your right hand side after about 150 yards.