An extended and beautifully refurbished cottage, presented in exceptional order throughout with a delightful garden and double car port
Vale Cottage has origins dating back many years and at one time is thought to have been a Devon longhouse (farmhouse) that was divided into two. This semi-detached property is traditionally built with rendered and colourwashed exterior elevations under a slated roof and has the benefit of low maintenance small pane double glazed windows. Over recent years the property has seen the benefit of considerable improvements to upgrade and extend the accommodation; work that has resulted in creating the most appealing and comfortable home of character we find today.
The accommodation is elegant, of excellent proportions and beautifully presented throughout. Worthy of special mention is the sitting room with its log burner and wooden louvred shutters, the newly fitted kitchen with underfloor heating, and in particular the dining room; a light and spacious room that opens onto the garden and which also has a utility and shower room off.
To the front of the property is a small area divided from the pavement by a wrought iron fence and enjoys a vehicular right of way over a drive nearby that sweeps round to the back of the house where there is an open fronted car port and parking area with space for approximately two vehicles. Built into the car port is a small useful shed. Double timber gates then lead to the attractive rear garden (approx 90' long) that is laid principally to lawn, interspersed and bordered by colourful plants and shrubs. Within the garden is a small chalet as well as a paved and sheltered courtyard area immediately adjacent to the dining room.
Vale Cottage is situated close to the heart of the small village of Sidford, just 1.75 miles from the beach and esplanade of the Regency town of Sidmouth. Sidford is a village which straddles the A3052 and which has a number of amenities including two popular Public Houses, the Parish Church of St Peter's, village supermarket and close by is a large Waitrose store. The property enjoys a sunny southerly aspect, and although close to all the village amenities is also within easy walking distance of the cycle and footpath which leads through The Byes; a well-known and popular walk and cycle ride close to the River Sid to the sea front.
Sidmouth itself 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, 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 6 miles to the north, and which has a main link rail link to London (Waterloo).
The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top mixed state schools, is situated about 7 miles south of the property. The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 23 miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and international airport.