An elegant three bedroom first floor apartment with spacious and well proportioned accommodation, conveniently positioned close to the town.
Upper Ridgeway House is conveniently located on the western fringes of Honitons town centre and stands in a slightly elevated position on the southerly side of Exeter Road. Honiton is a bustling market town with a thriving community and is particularly well-known as an antique and book centre. It has most of the usual multiples such as Smiths, Boots, Tesco and a variety of shops, restaurants, schools, sports centre/swimming pool, golf club and main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Honiton has excellent communication facilities with a dual carriageway to the Cathedral City of Exeter, the county town, some 16.5 miles to the west. Exeter has excellent shopping and sporting facilities, theatres, art centre, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and international airport, together with M5 access.
The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth is about 9 miles to the south with its pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops and boutiques. This lies on a World Heritage Site known as the Jurassic Coast over which there are delightful picturesque walks and dramatic scenery. The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of Englands top mixed state schools, is situated about 9 ½ miles away.
Ridgeway House is an imposing and handsome Grade II Listed period residence which was built, we believe, in the 1820s by a wealthy Honiton draper. It was converted into two apartments possibly in the 1950s with Upper Ridgeway House forming the first floor of this beautiful building. The property retains many character features such as high ceilings and sash windows which aid in creating a delightful ambience and many of the rooms have views over the town to the countryside in the distance. It has been the subject of a programme of improvement in the past decade which has included the replacement of the kitchen and bathrooms, works to the wiring and plumbing, as well as the general decoration to many of the rooms.
The property is accessed via its own private entrance (to the side of the square portico), which rises to a roomy landing. Worthy of particular mention is the double aspect sitting room which has views over the town and the principal bedroom which benefits from an en-suite shower room.
The property is approached over a shared driveway off Exeter Road which rises to a parking area where Upper Ridgeway House has space for two vehicles. There is also some visitor parking. To the south of the house is a lawned garden with a timber shed.