A substantial period residence on the eastern side of the town with a two bedroom cottage, magnificent views and grounds of over half an acre.
Alma House comprises a handsome and substantial detached Edwardian house which we understand was built circa 1907. The property has rendered and colour-washed exterior elevations under a slated roof and has the benefit of replacement low maintenance windows.
The accommodation is bright and spacious and takes full advantage of the sun and the attractive westerly aspect. The rooms are well-proportioned and have a delightful period ambience with high ceilings, bay windows, panelled doors and fireplaces. Worthy of particular mention is the reception hallway which has a central staircase and also worthy of special note is the splendid second floor room which is currently used as a games room but has a number of other potential uses and this room has glimpses of the sea and coastline.
Alma House is located in a commanding elevated position on the easterly slopes of Sidmouth and gains splendid westerly views over the town to Peak Hill and Mutter's Moor, with several of the rooms having glimpses of the sea and sandstone coastline.
Sidmouth is East Devon's premier coastal resort and has a long esplanade with wide pebbled and sand (at low tide) beaches, and is situated on the World Heritage Coastline known as The Jurassic Coast. There are some beautiful walks along this stretch of coastline over the myriad of public footpaths, which include the South West Peninsular Coastal Path which runs along the whole of the Devon coastline. The town itself has many beautiful parks and a 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, cinema, theatre and range of sporting facilities including tennis courts, croquet lawn, indoor swimming pool, golf club and a cricket pitch overlooking the sea.
Sidmouth lies approximately 9 miles from the busy market town of Honiton which has a main line rail link to London (Waterloo). The Cathedral City of Exeter and Devon's County Town, is some 15 miles to the west with excellent shopping facilities, theatres, main line rail link to London (Paddington), M5 access and international airport.
The property is approached from Alma Lane over a short tarmacadam drive leading to a detached double garage. The drive then sweeps down to the house where there is a large gravelled turn around area with space for numerous vehicles.
The gardens create a most attractive, colourful and mature setting and are laid to sweeping areas of lawn, interspersed and bordered by mature plants, shrubs and trees which include a splendid walnut tree. There are two small summer houses, as well as a greenhouse. Immediately adjoining the property on the west side is a large paved terrace and ornamental pond, a lovely place to sit and enjoy the afternoon and evening sun.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.56 acre.
From Sidmouth Town Centre turn right opposite the Radway Cinema and continue over the River Sid and around to the left, turning right onto Salcombe Hill Road. Continue up the hill for about 0.3 mile and turn right into Alma Lane. Alma House will be found after about 200 yards on your right hand side.