Windward Lane, EX7

For Sale: £795,000

An individual and truly outstanding coastal residence "tucked away" and set on around an acre of mature gardens with uninterrupted, breath-taking coastal views. Large receptions, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, utility, study and studio. Indoor swimming pool. Possible development potential subject to consent.

SITUATION Chinook lies in an enviable "tucked away" position at the end of a coastal avenue of individual residences known as Windward Lane, which lies on the seaward side of the popular village of Holcombe. Holcombe is a pretty coastal village that lies approximately equidistant between the Regency seaside resorts of Teignmouth and Dawlish. The village itself is pretty and picturesque with local amenities to include a public house, the popular Smugglers Inn and a village hall. Windward lane offers immediate access to the coastal path where one can take a pleasant and relatively level walk on a fine day to Teignmouth via Smugglers Cove, or a spectacular cliff top walk toward Dawlish. Teignmouth lies around 2 miles away and has a fine promenade with sandy beaches, boating opportunities on the estuary and a golf course on the hills above the town. The "back beach" has a selection of pubs and restaurants in a superb marine setting. The town also has a wide variety of independent shops and cafes, along with a Waitrose supermarket and several excellent public houses. Dawlish is similarly appealing with its promenade and beaches, lawns beside a brook and the famed black swans. Both towns have several primary schools as well as secondary school/Community Colleges and Teignmouth has Trinity School, a private school offering both primary and secondary education. There are also mainline railway stations, offering a direct link to London Paddington. The cathedral city of Exeter lies around 13 miles away and offers fine dining, a Red Brick University, an international airport, good public and private schools and the Princesshay Shopping centre etc. The junction to the A380 via the B3192 is around 5-miles away, which can be used to access the A38 and the M5, offering an easy commute to Exeter and beyond.

DESCRIPTION Originally constructed in the early 1960's and extended some years later Chinook is an attractive and substantial chalet-style residence with extensive and versatile accommodation, balconies and sweeping grounds with the total plot extending to around an acre. The house has something of a continental or American feel with "Frank Lloyd Wright" styling in part and the truly outstanding position affords some of the best coastal views in the area toward the East Devon and Dorset coastlines and Portland Bill on a clear day! The house is set well back within the grounds that quite literally stretch towards the cliff top, providing a wonderful sense of private coastal living. The house itself sits within an attractive "sylvan" setting and the accommodation is arranged over three storeys. There are large receptions, the kitchen/breakfast room, a bathroom and utility/boot at entrance level, with the sitting room opening onto an expansive external terrace. There are four bedrooms, a family bathroom, a study, a sunroom and balcony on the ground floor and, on the lower ground floor there is a heated indoor swimming pool surrounded by timber and tiled terraces, with a changing/shower room and a large workshop/studio space also set on this level. Features with the house include solid oak flooring throughout much of the accommodation, feature timber panel internal doors, high ceilings and large windows to take full advantage of the views. The landscaped and predominantly south-facing gardens and grounds offer great variety with terraces, sweeping lawns various mature specimen shrubs and trees and a nature pond and one can often quite literally hear the waves lapping on the shoreline below.

ACCOMMODATION To the front of the property there is a large open entrance canopy with feature paved steps rising to the entrance door. The large RECEPTION HALL is a superb free-flowing space with high beamed ceilings and high level windows. There is solid oak flooring, panel doors to the principal rooms, a cloaks cupboard and a galleried landing area with open timber stairs descending to the lower floors. Leading off the reception there is a BATHROOM with a 3 piece suite with deep bath and tiled vanity unit with inset wash hand basin. The SITTING ROOM is accessed by feature timber double doors with inset port-hole style panels. The sitting room is a truly wonderful dual aspect space with a vaulted panel ceiling, a bow window enjoying superb views over the extensive gardens and grounds towards the East Devon and Dorset coastlines beyond, there is oak flooring and a feature fireplace with a raised paved hearth, upon which there is a large log burning stove with mantle over. There are large uPVC double glazed windows set either side of uPVC double glazed sliding doors, which also enjoy the wonderful views and open onto an expansive sun terrace with glass balustrades, a good spot to enjoy the sea views and breath taking surroundings and for outdoor entertaining. The DINING ROOM also has oak flooring and is a pleasant dual aspect room with a front facing bay window overlooking the driveway and side facing uPVC double glazed windows overlooking parts of the grounds. This room also has a high ceiling and is a lovely entertaining space approached by way of feature double panel doors. Also at entrance level there is a useful UTILITY/BOOT ROOM, with this space also enjoying good sea views and a uPVC double glazed door opens to the outside. Within this space there is a useful cupboard, space and plumbing for a washing machine with cupboards above and a further appliance space beside. There are floor and wall mounted cupboards and drawers and space for a fridge/freezer. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST room provides a superb "hub" for the house, also having a high ceiling and timber flooring in the breakfast area, which provides space for a large table and chairs, this being a wonderful place to contemplate the sea views through a uPVC double glazed window. The kitchen is fitted with a good quality range of floor and wall mounted units with oak cupboard door and drawer fronts and extensive areas of granite work surface with an inset double bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit. There is a built in 5 ring "AEG" gas hob, along with a built in "NEFF" double oven/combination grill and an "AEG" dishwasher. A recessed cupboard houses the "Worcester" boiler supplying gas fired central heating. Additionally there are feature granite floor tiles within the kitchen space.

From the entrance level stairs descend to the ground floor level where there is a hallway having feature oak flooring and panel doors to the principal rooms on this level. A uPVC double glazed sliding door opens to the STUDY/HOME OFFICE, an excellent home working space with uPVC double glazed windows enjoying views over the lovely sylvan setting, there is oak flooring and a built in recessed wardrobe. The study opens to a LOBBY/ENTRANCE PORCH with access to the outside, providing the possibility of this suite of rooms creating a self contained annexe. From this area a door opens to BEDROOM 2, currently arranged as a further office/studio, this being a substantial room with a cork-tiled floor and a uPVC double glazed side facing window. This room also has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with recessed shower area. The 3rd and 4th BEDROOMS are also set on this level, one of which also has an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and the other having a large built in wardrobe. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a luxury three piece suite comprising a large jacuzzi-style bath with shower attachment and full height ceramic tiled surround. There are ceramic floor tiles, a uPVC double glazed door opens to the outside and a window enjoys good views over the grounds and out to sea. A panel door opens to a large recessed cupboard space and there is a ladder-style radiator/towel rail. The MASTER BEDROOM SUITE is another superb triple aspect room with uPVC double glazed windows enjoying views over the grounds and out to sea. There is a recessed cupboard and uPVC double glazed doors open to the SUN LOUNGE, which has multiple full height uPVC double glazed windows enjoying truly wonderful views across the sweeping grounds and out to sea taking in Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and the Dorset coastline on a clear day. A uPVC double glazed door opens to a BALCONY with balustrade which sits just below the tree canopy giving a real sense of the wonderful sylvan setting.

There are ceramic floor tiles and open tread stairs descend to the lower ground floor SWIMMING POOL ROOM. This excellent and interesting space has multiple large uPVC double glazed windows overlooking the grounds and out to sea. There are decked and tiled terraces above and beside the pool, which is fitted with a flowing current mechanism and is electronically heated. uPVC double glazed doors lead from the pool room to the outside and a lobby area has a fitted unit with inset circular basin, as well as a secondary "Worcester" central heating boiler above. The lobby opens to a changing/shower room with large shower cubicle and W.C. A door also opens to a large STUDIO/WORKSHOP, a further expansive space potentially providing a whole multitude of possible uses.

OUTSIDE From Windward Lane gated access opens to a sweeping driveway, providing extensive parking and having outside lighting and a built in stone bench, there are mature raised gardens surrounding this area. From the parking area a roll-up electric door opens to a large GARAGE, that has internal steps up to a useful mezzanine floor and a rear up and over door accessing a hard standing at the rear of the property. Chinook enjoys truly unique, private and predominantly south-facing grounds that occupy a wonderful coastal position with adjoining woodland giving a beautiful sense of peace and tranquillity. The gardens immediately behind the house have various mature shrubs and trees, including a palm and monkey puzzle and sweeping lawns and paths descend to the lower gardens. There is a large potting shed/summer house and the sweeping lawns gently descend to the cliff top demise of the grounds with the various outside areas enjoying wonderful peace and tranquillity. Too extensive to fully describe the grounds have raised areas with viewing platforms, further sweeps of lawns and monoliths etc. A feature pergola walkway sits above one of the lawns and one can do a pleasant circular walk around the grounds eventually reaching a nature garden that sits below the pool house within a wooded setting and having a large nature pond. The grounds need to be walked to be fully appreciated.

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions