An elegant period residence with beautifully presented and well-proportioned accommodation, walled garden and grounds of about 2 1/4 acres.
Buckley House is an imposing Grade II Listed residence which is thought to date from the 1820s and it is believed that it was at one time a hunting lodge for the Bishop of Exeter. It stands in a prominent position and is particularly handsome and Georgian in style, scaling three-storeys, with large sash windows and attractive front door with a fanlight above.
The accommodation retains a wealth of character features and has an elegant feel typical of properties of this era, with well-proportioned, light rooms, many of which have views over the adjoining countryside. There is a beautiful entrance hallway with stone flagstones and this opens into the stunning drawing room which has two sets of shuttered French doors and an open fireplace. The sitting room is a snug room with a woodburner and this flows through to the large kitchen family room which has been beautifully fitted and has an Aga, underfloor heating and a semi-vaulted dining area with French doors to the courtyard.
The bedroom accommodation is flexible in its arrangement and could provide up to six rooms. To the first floor there is a delightful double aspect principal bedroom which has an en-suite bath/shower, family shower room, and two/three further bedrooms, one of which is currently set up as a study/library. There are then two further bedrooms and a bath/shower room to the second floor. Buckley House also benefits from a cellar which has access out onto the country lane.
Gardens and Grounds.
Buckley House is approached from the lane over a gravelled area which provides parking for several vehicles. On the lane side runs the garage/store and this can be accessed through double doors, as well as a pedestrian door into the courtyard. From the parking area, painted timber gates lead into the rear courtyard which is a sheltered spot taking advantage of the morning sunshine. This can be accessed through French doors from the kitchen, so is perfect for breakfasting.
To the south of the property is another superb terrace which takes advantage of some delightful views and from here steps lead down, passing a profusely stocked border, to the beautiful walled garden. This is in the main lawned and has a gate onto the lane. At a higher level is an attractive garden gazebo with Gothic arched windows, whilst further to the east, and again on a higher level, is a kitchen garden.
On the opposite side of the lane is a paddock which incorporates an orchard and in total the gardens and grounds extend to about 2.25 acres.
Buckley House is situated in a commanding position on the country fringes of Sidbury and has attractive westerly views over the village and the steepled Church of St Giles which nestles in the valley below. The property also enjoys views over the adjoining countryside and there are some beautiful walks close at hand over a myriad of footpaths and bridleways.
The picturesque village lies about 0.3 mile away and has a strong community as well as several amenities including a butchers/shop, The Red Lion Public House, village hall and a primary school. There is also a regular bus service that runs between Honiton and Sidmouth, passing through Sidbury.
Sidbury is situated approximately 3 miles from Sidmouth,
East Devon's premier coastal resort set on the World
Heritage Jurassic Coast. Sidmouth has an extensive range of shops, theatre, cinema, restaurants and sport and leisure facilities. The busy market town of Honiton is some 6 miles to the north and has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo) and Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools lies about 9 miles way.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 19 miles to the west with an excellent shopping centre, main line rail link to
London (Paddington), M5 access and international
From Honiton, take the A357 Sidmouth Road and follow this out of the town, across Gittisham Common and down the hill into Sidbury. Turn left just after you pass the Sidbury Village sign into Buckley Road. Follow this lane over the bridge, bearing right, and Buckley House will be found after about half a mile on the left hand side.