A classic example of Regency Gothic architecture. Beautifully proportioned rooms and extensive accommodation situated on the outskirts of the town in generous grounds of about half an acre
A classic example of Regency Gothic architecture. Beautifully proportioned rooms and extensive accommodation situated on the outskirts of the town in generous grounds of about half an acre.
Burwood is a substantial, imposing and handsome attached Grade II Listed residence which has origins dating back to the early 19th century and was designed in the gothic style with a particularly attractive double fronted façade with two gables with quatrefoil panels, large bays and hood moulds. The property retains a wealth of character features, all of which aid in creating a wonderful and elegant period ambience. These include ornate cornicing to many of the rooms, marble fireplaces, as well as the stained and acid etched glass to the front lobby which opens into the wide entrance hallway with original staircase.
Worthy of particular mention is the superb drawing room which has wide double doors opening into the dining room and the superb sitting room with shuttered sash bay window and marble fireplace. To the first floor there is a huge principal bedroom with views over the gardens and a dressing room, 5 further bedrooms, cloakroom and bathroom.
NOTE: Burwood currently requires a programme refurbishment and offers a great opportunity for those looking to put their stamp on a classic period home.
Gardens and Grounds.
The property is approached from Exeter Road to a parking area which gives access to the attached garage. The gardens lie predominantly to the rear where there is a range of outbuildings including a former coach house and various stores and workshops. The gardens are principally walled and laid to lawned and are interspersed with a huge variety of colourful plants, shrubs and trees, including an orchard to the south. There is also a gazebo offering delightful views back towards to the house and cobbled courtyard to the side.
Burwood is conveniently situated on the western outskirts of the bustling market town of Honiton and stands on the southerly side of Exeter Road. Honiton serves a large rural community and is particularly well-known as an antique and book centre as well as having 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, 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 a small international airport, together with M5 access.
The Regency coastal resort of Sidmouth lies some 9 miles to the south with its pebble beach (sand at low tide), long esplanade and range of independent shops.
The renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of Englands top mixed state schools, is situated about 9 ½ miles away.