Rolle Cottage is situated in a slightly elevated yet sheltered
position, commanding attractive views westwards with
glimpses of the pretty village of Sidbury in the valley with its
steepled church of St Giles. The property also enjoys views
over the adjoining countryside and is in a sunny sheltered
Set just outside of the village with country walks emanating
from ones doorstep, Rolle Cottage is also readily accessible to the village of Sidbury itself which has a Butcher/shop, TheRed Lion Public House, The Village Inn Social Club,
Primary School and a Village Hall.
Sidbury is situated approximately 3 miles from Sidmouth,
East Devon's premier coastal resort set on the World
Heritage Jurassic Coast. A regular bus service runs between Honiton and Sidmouth passing through Sidbury. Sidmouth has a larger range of shops, theatre, cinema, restaurants andsport and leisure facilities. The busy market town of Honiton is some 6 miles to the north with a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). Approximately 9 miles away is
Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state
schools. Exeter, the County Town, is about 19 miles to the
west with an excellent shopping centre, main line rail link to
London (Paddington), M5 access and small international
Rolle Cottage is a Grade II Listed property which has origins
dating from the late 18th or early 19th century, and is a
detached double fronted property of character. It is
traditionally built with rendered and colourwashed exterior
elevations under a roof that is principally thatched (we
understand it was re-thatched circa 2001) with a more
modern single storey kitchen extension to the rear which is
rendered under a slated roof. There remains many fine
period features in the property, of particular note is the
impressive barrel-vaulted ceiling in the largest bedroom. The
accommodation is roomy, well laid out and well
proportioned and the principal rooms take full advantage of
the delightful aspect and views.
The property itself stands in gardens of just under half an
acre which create a most colourful and apt setting, and
include a partly walled former orchard to the rear, as well as
a detached double garage.
Rolle Cottage is the type of property which rarely comes to
the market and certainly merits personal inspection by
anyone seeking an individual home of character set in the
glorious Sid Vale.
The property is approached from Buckley Road through 5-
bar timber gates to a large tarmacadam parking and turn
around space, adjacent to which is the detached stone faced and slated roof double garage with up and over door power and light. Immediately to the front of the house is a small area of lawned garden bordered by colourful plant beds and is a lovely place in which to sit and enjoy the afternoon and evening sun. To the rear there is a large paved terrace with stone steps which lead up a further paved area. Adjoining this is a pretty detached stone former stable with a gabled slated roof and which has a number of potential uses, perhaps as an office, studio etc. To the rear of this is a small store room and beyond a useful timber garden shed. Steps then rise up to what was the orchard area which is partly walled and which is a large level and sheltered area from which delightful views over the valley can be enjoyed. In all the grounds extend to approximately just under half an acre.