A high specification contemporary house of over 2,000sq.ft. (201sq.m.) enjoying fabulous rural views. Gorgeous open plan sitting / dining room with well-appointed kitchen, master bedroom suite & 2 further double bedrooms. Double garage & workshop. Gardens. EPC Band C.
Highwood is situated on the edge of the sought after village of Colaton Raleigh, on Shepherds Lane which lies on the eastern side of the village. The properties in this location enjoy uninterrupted views over the Otter Valley and to unspoilt Devon
countryside and woodland further to the east. Colaton Raleigh has an historic church, village hall, pub, village stores and tea room. It is also reputed that Sir Walter Raleigh was baptised here (he was born at nearby Hayes Barton). Much of the surrounding land was owned by Bicton Park, a country estate though the principal house is now a college. Other villages with pubs and facilities in the locality include East Budleigh, Otterton and Newton Poppleford. The coastal resorts of Sidmouth
(6 miles), Budleigh Salterton (5 miles) and Exmouth (8 miles) provide a range of further facilities along with beaches and the availability of water sports.
There are various footpaths in the locality to take advantage of the attractive countryside along with the South West Coast Path lying along the Jurassic coastline whilst to the west are various Commons for walking, cycling and riding.
The property is only 8.5 miles from junction 30 of the M5 motorway with Exeter International Airport about 8 miles. There are railway stations on the London Paddington and Waterloo lines at Exeter with a further station on the Waterloo line at Honiton (12 miles).
The cathedral and university city of Exeter (11 miles) has an extensive range of facilities befitting a centre of its importance including excellent sporting and leisure facilities as well as a selection of theatre, cinema, museum, private and state schooling, shopping and excellent dining.INTRODUCTION
The fabulous, contemporary house was designed by the award-winning architect, Stan Bolt of Brixham (stanboltarchitect.com) who has won awards from the RIBA and the Daily Telegraph Contemporary House of the year along with Civic Trust
Commendation and The Rok Award.
The house has been used partly as a principal second home but most recently as a high quality and profitable holiday letting unit which is available through boutiqueretreats.co.uk. Income figures are available through the agents.THE HOUSE
The principal ground floor rooms are primarily open plan. Pivoted oak and glass doors lead into entrance hall with limestone floor and storage cupboard. Magnificent reception room with floor to ceiling window enjoying the panoramic views to the
east over the Otter Valley and to hills beyond. Limestone floor. Further floor to ceiling window to rear elevation overlooking the rear garden. Set of bi-fold doors to hardwood terrace at the rear. Over the dining area the ceiling is of full height to the roof with the contemporary balcony overlooking this area. Inset contemporary Barbas open fire / wood burner with Pioneer television over with smoked glass fronted built-in cupboard for TV/DVD controls etc to side. Range of contemporary shelving behind glass partition. This area is open plan to the fabulous kitchen being supplied Alno and fitted by Bradburys of Exeter. Range of black granite worktops with inset Blanco sink under which are a range of soft close cupboards and drawers. Built-in range-style cooker with five gas burners and two electric ovens and grill below. Air cleaner over. AEG coffee machine with microwave below. Built-in dishwasher and American-style fridge freezer including ice dispenser. Built-in wine chiller. Utility room with granite work tops, sink, cupboards, washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to rear garden. Cloakroom with wc and wash basin. Side hall with limestone floor. Bedroom 2 faces the rear garden with oak floor and an extensive range of contemporary wardrobes. French door to garden. Bedroom 3 is dual aspect with oak floor and French door to garden. Wet room with limestone flooring and tiled walls. Drench showerhead, twin wash basins, wc and modern bath.
Impressive, cantilevered stone stairs lead up to the stunning first floor galleried landing with glass-fronted balcony overlooking the dining area and kitchen. The first floor is totally made up of the master suite being the fabulous principal bedroom with oak floor and oak panelling to one wall and glass French door to its own balcony from which to enjoy the fabulous easterly views. Built-in Pioneer TV on the wall. A glass floored landing leads to the en suite bathroom. A fabulous, contemporary room with stunning tiled floor and walls, bath, large basin and wc. Walk-in drench shower. Large dressing room with extensive shelving and hanging space.THE GROUNDS
Through a pair of hardwood, electrically-operated gates access is gained to a pavioured driveway with parking and access to the rendered block double garage with electrically-operated roller door. At the rear of the garage is a workshop plus further storeroom to rear. Additional gravelled parking area with wisteria, bamboos and acers to side. Wide slate steps lead up to the house. A further set of slate chipping steps and path leads up to a timbered decking area adjoining the house and a decked path leads across to a further hardwood decked area with inset lights with feature stone slab and chipping areas adjoining. Variety of interesting shrubs including Indian Bean Tree and Magnolia. Paths continue up both sides of the house to the rear garden. Adjacent to the house being a large decking area with inset lighting and room for table tennis table. Stone stairs lead up to the rear garden of lawns with a variety of shrubs including hydrangeas, an acer plus two mature apple trees. Further decking area in the top corner of the garden under a mature oak tree. Overall the property amounts to about 0.26 of an acre.SERVICES
All mains services are connected. Gas-fired underfloor central heating (boiler replaced 2016). Broadband enabled.DIRECTIONS
From junction 30 of the M5 motorway proceed on the A302 towards Lyme Regis. After 8 miles, at Newton Poppleford, turn right onto the B3178 to Budleigh Salterton (Exmouth Road). After just over a mile one arrives into Colaton Raleigh and turn left
just before Woods Village Shop into Church Road. After a third of a mile, just before the village hall and church, turn left into Shepherds Lane and the property is on the left within a quarter of a mile.