MODERN FOUR BEDROOM LINK DETACHED HOUSE SET IN A QUIET LOCATION WITHIN AN EXCLUSIVE COUNTRY AND COASTAL ESTATE WITH PRIVATE BEACH (CHARTON BEACH)
The Rousdon Estate is a remarkably intact late 19th Century Estate, including the Grade II* Listed Mansion, Estate buildings, Chapel, lodges, walled garden (with some buildings and structures Listed Grade II), gardens, drive, private beach and park. The nearby 'Undercliff' is a National Nature Reserve and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, whilst the whole Estate lies within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
In 1870 Sir Henry Peek, MP for Wimbledon, who had been engaged in the tea trade since the end of the 18th Century, purchased the village of Rousdon. He commissioned Sir Ernest George to design a Mansion and other buildings to take advantage of the superb position 500 feet (some 150m) above sea level. Being some distance from the nearest town, the house had to be self-sufficient with laundry, coach houses, harness rooms, wine cellars, bowling alley, rifle range, china stores, bake houses, larders, museum, observatory, walled garden, tennis courts, farm buildings and numerous cottages to house the Estate population, which at the end of the 19th Century extended to around 600.
The architectural style of the Mansion, built in 1874, and other buildings have been variously described as Franco-Flemish and Tudoresque in style, and were built mainly of flint rubble with freestone dressings, plain tiled roofs, ornamental timber work, with some tile hung work and red brick.
The Estate was sold by the Peek family in 1930 to Allhallows School and was acquired by Rousdon Estates Limited in 1999 when the School closed. The Mansion and Estate buildings have now been converted into residential properties.
The Rousdon Estate is situated on the East Devon coastline about 2.5 miles from the Dorset border at Lyme Regis. It is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt locations on the South coast. It comprises parkland with a variety of mature trees, farmland and extensive areas of woodland (extending in all to about 350 acres) including a Nature Reserve which is leased to English Nature. Each property has the benefit of walks within the Estate and access to the private beach (Charton Beach) and also the famous 'Undercliff' coastal footpath between Lyme Regis and the Axe Estuary and Axmouth.
At Rousdon there is a village store as well as further upmarket facilities including a renowned bakery, as well as a country hotel at the Dower House.
Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac location within the ever popular Rousdon Estate, this charming and well-designed home offers plentiful space throughout and a setting that is truly special, ideally suited for discerning buyers who have aspirations of a country retreat and a space to relax away from the stresses of modern life. Fabulous high specification features include an oak staircase and panelled doors, kitchen with integrated 'Neff' appliances, as well as a truly charming rear garden, which is the perfect space to enjoy the warmer temperatures and in backing on to fields, offering a pleasant outlook from the ground floor and rear elevation.
The property is part of a development of some 20 houses constructed by Morrish Builders, a well-respected development company. The designs are influenced by the Victorian architecture of the original Rousdon Estate.
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Fitted carpet, part coving to ceiling, oak staircase rising to landing, understairs storage, telephone point, smoke alarm, radiator.
20' x 17' (6.10m x 5.18m)
Coving to ceiling, dual aspect double glazed windows and patio doors opening on to an outside patio area. TV points, wall mounted LED downlights, radiators, marble fireplace with gas connection, telephone point.
12' x 9' (3.66m x 2.74m)
Vinyl floor, LED spotlights, double glazed window to rear, coving to ceiling, matching shaker style wall and base units, granite worktops, integrated 'Neff' appliances including under counter fridge and full width dishwasher, cooker hood and microwave. Large Britannia range cooker with six ring gas hob and electric ovens/grills, Tiling to splashback areas, 1.5 bowl 'Kohler' porcelain sink and drainer. TV point, telephone point, under cabinet lighting. radiator. Door into
13' x 4' (3.96m x 1.22m)
Vinyl floor, shaker style units with granite worktops and integrated fridge freezer, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer, radiator, coving to ceiling. Extractor fan, double glazed panel door opening onto rear Garden. Wall mounted 'Worcester' boiler, tiling to splashbacks.
Motion sensitive LED spotlights/extractor fan, vinyl flooring, WC, hand wash basin, radiator, part tiled, coving to ceiling.
8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m)
Fitted carpet, coving to ceiling, radiator, dual aspect double glazed windows, tv point, telephone point.
Fitted carpet, smoke alarm, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder system, loft hatch with fold up ladder, large part boarded loft with light and power points, part coving to ceiling, double socket.
16' x 11'5 (4.88m x 3.48m)
Fitted carpet, part coving to ceiling, radiator, telephone point, TV point, double glazed window looking out to garden and open fields.
Motion sensitive LED spotlights/extractor fan, fully tiled. Vinyl floor, hand wash basin with vanity unit under, WC, shower cubicle, heated towel rail, shaver point illuminated vanity mirror, part coving to ceiling.
12'7 x 12' (3.84m x 3.66m)
Fitted carpet, coving to ceiling, radiator, double glazed window to rear overlooking garden, telephone point, TV point.
8' x 8' (2.44m x 2.44m)
Fitted carpet, coving to ceiling, double glazed window to front, radiator, telephone point and TV point, built-in cupboard.
9'6 x 8' (2.90m x 2.44m)
Fitted carpet, part coving to ceiling, radiator, double glazed window to front, TV point, telephone point.
Motion sensitive LED spotlights/extractor fan, fully tiled. Vinyl floor, coving to ceiling, hand wash basin and WC with vanity unit under, bath with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle, illuminated vanity mirror, shaver point, double glazed window to rear overlooking garden and fields beyond, 'Dimplex' wall heater, heated towel rail.
The property is found at the head of a cul-de-sac at Old Home Farm. To the front of the property is a paved and gravel stylish courtyard style garden enclosed by natural flint walling. Easy access to the front door via a covered porch. External light. Adjacent Tarmac driveway providing parking for two vehicles and access to the attached garage.
18' x 9'4 (5.49m x 2.87m)
High specification and attached, with potential for a variety of uses. Fully plastered, light and power, boarded loft with hatch, new electric roller door. Rear door and double glazed window overlooking the garden.
The delightful rear garden is fully enclosed and divided into two areas by metal fencing. A patio leads onto a lawn boarded by high walls and metal fencing with laurel and copper beech hedging. Features include a new electric awning over the patio doors, tap, electric sockets and wall lights. Rear door into the garage. A metal gate leads to the second garden which is mainly lawn with mature trees and laurel hedging. The garden borders estate fields used for grazing with views of the Mansion House and Church.
TENURE AND ESTATE MANAGEMENT
The property is freehold. Within the Estate the roadways and shared parts are maintained by a Management Company, who also maintain the sewage system which is a reedbed disposal system and each resident makes a contribution to the management costs. The Management charge was £324.96 in November 2020 which is paid half yearly. As there is private drainage water rates are reduced accordingly. The property has a water meter.