Highcliff House is an immaculately presented family home, designed to an impressive specification in the attractive Georgian style. Built in 2012, the property features the conveniences of modern day living and energy efficiency, combined with typically more period features which include handmade sash windows, skirting boards, cornicing, Chesney marble fireplaces, ceiling roses, high ceilings and light, well-proportioned rooms. High specification features include an integrated Sonos sound system, underfloor heating with individual thermostatic controls in each room and an air filtration system throughout.
A spacious entrance porch leads to a large reception hall at the heart of the ground floor, which features a travertine tiled floor and a Chesney wood burner. To the right of the entrance hall is a large kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a range of Warren Hughes bespoke handmade units and cabinets, marble worktops, a central island, two Miele electric ovens, Miele induction hob, Villeroy & Boch double butler sink and a Miele dishwasher. Two sets of French doors lead out to the gardens. A good-size utility room is adjacent, as well as a cloakroom. There are four well-proportioned reception rooms; a double aspect dining room; a garden room with curved bifold doors to the gardens creating a seamless inside/outside space; a double aspect drawing room with two more sets of French doors and a Chesney wood burner; plus a double aspect sitting room.
A striking staircase with an oak balustrade leads to the galleried landing. On the first floor, the south-facing rooms each have coastal views, whilst the north-facing rooms have far-reaching views across the town and towards the countryside beyond. On the central galleried landing, a large lantern roof light and extensive glazing provides ample natural light, and a glazed door opens onto a wonderful terrace with sea views. The large master bedroom has a bay window with coastal views, double doors leading to the terrace, a dressing room area and an en suite bathroom with Porcelanosa fittings including twin marble basins, a large walk-in rain shower and a contemporary freestanding bath. There are four further double bedrooms, each with views. Bedroom two has the benefit of an en suite shower room, whilst a family bathroom and a shower room service the other bedrooms. Each high specification bath or shower room is fully tiled, featuring elegant, contemporary Porcelanosa fittings.
Highcliff House is situated on Northview Road, one of the most prestigious roads in Budleigh Salterton, which extends parallel to the coast. Northview Road is an easily accessible location for the town centre and the wonderful beach, which is on the designated World Heritage East Devon coastline known as the Jurassic Coast. Budleigh Salterton has a number of amenities including friendly cafes, shops, pubs, a two mile pebble beach and a museum. It remains one of Devon’s most unspoilt and charming towns. In the surrounding area are many gardens and golf courses, with leisure facilities at nearby Woodbury Park and the Budleigh Salterton Golf Course is a short walk from the property. In the town there are many cultural and sporting activities to attract people of all ages including the popular annual literary, music, jazz and science festivals. There is also a Film Society and Art Club run by the town’s residents.
The opportunities for outdoor pursuits in the local area are abundant. Budleigh Salterton has a Croquet Club and a Games Club with outdoor and indoor bowls, tennis courts, table tennis, bridge and Mahjong. The South West Coast Path passes through the town, which is England's longest waymarked long-distance footpath and a National Trail. It stretches for 630 miles, running from Minehead in Somerset, along the coasts of Devon and Cornwall, to Poole Harbour in Dorset. As well as the Jurassic Coast, there are sailing opportunities at the Exe Sailing Club, Axe Yacht Club, Seaton and Beer Sailing Clubs. For the golfing enthusiast there are courses at Woodbury Park, Tiverton, Seaton, Lyme Regis, Honiton and Sidmouth. There is racing at Taunton, Wincanton, Exeter and Newton Abbot, and the Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are also within easy reach. Highcliff House is also well-located to the vibrant coastal town of Sidmouth, approximately 7 miles away. The town has numerous independent shops, churches, schools, a Post Office, health centre, cottage hospital, library, theatre and an Art Deco cinema. Sidmouth has three supermarkets, including a large Waitrose and has also won several coveted ‘Britain in Bloom’ nominations.
The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 13 miles to the west, offers a wide choice of cultural activities with theatres, the ramm museum, an arts centre and a wealth of good restaurants and shopping including John Lewis. There are several good primary and secondary schools, both state and independent, and Exeter University is recognised as one of the leading universities in the country. The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth and Cornwall, the A30 to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are frequent rail services from Exeter St. David’s to London Paddington (from just over two hours) and London Waterloo. Exeter International Airport, 11.2 miles from Highcliff House, offers a number of domestic and international flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.
Highcliff House occupies an elevated position, set well back from the road, with a plot measuring approximately two thirds of an acre. Exterior spotlighting lighting at the front and back provides an impressive evening and nighttime ambience. A sweeping private drive leads through the large, lawned front garden to a gravelled area which provides ample parking for numerous vehicles, with space for a boat if required. There is also a detached double garage and store. A small series of stone steps lead up to the house, and there is a variety of colourful planting within stone raised flowerbeds.
To the rear, the large level garden is mainly laid to lawn, bordered by established flowerbeds featuring a range of shrubs, ornamental trees and planting. There is a spacious stone terrace which provides the perfect place for al fresco dining and entertaining, as well as a number of gravelled seating areas. A gate from the garden leads to the South West Coast Path and into the centre of town, a short walk away.