Lockwood House is situated on the fringes of the coastal town of Dawlish, which has a wide range of shops, services and amenities, and is a popular holiday destination. The long sandy beaches of Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve are 1.5 miles and are excellent for walking and bird watching. There is also a golf course there.
The university and cathedral city of Exeter is 12 miles providing a wide range of shops, services and facilities befitting a centre of its importance. At Starcross (2 miles) there is a mainline railway service to London Paddington.
With the Exe Estuary being on its doorstep, there are wonderful opportunities for waterborne pursuits, particularly sailing and fishing.DESCRIPTION
Lockwood House offers the purchaser a wonderful opportunity to have a quality, imposing house allied to a good source of income from the two holiday units and a well-appointed and equipped 5CS caravan and camping site, all set in a convenient location set back from the A379. The campsite has been awarded an annual rosette from the Camping & Caravan Club and campers have consistently posted good reviews.THE HOUSE
Lockwood House is an imposing property dating from the 1930s, set in an elevated position, which has been renovated and extended in more recent years so now an excellent amount of accommodation is provided. The house has over 3,500 sq ft of accommodation with a substantial attic offering scope for further accommodation if required.
Although the house works well as a large family home, it has been designed with two staircases to permit three of the en suite bedrooms to be used for Bed & Breakfast purposes.
The house has an impressive entrance hall off which is a stunning kitchen/breakfast room, with a large range of units under granite worktops. French doors to garden plus bay window. The formal dining room enjoys an outlook to the rear garden with fireplace whilst the large drawing room is a fine triple aspect room with fireplace with wood burning stove. There is also a large study overlooking the rear garden plus utility room. As mentioned, from the ground floor two staircases serve the first floor.
On the first floor, the dual aspect master bedroom has views across to the sea, off which is a spacious en suite bathroom with double shower cubicle and built-in wardrobes. There is also an impressive family bathroom with claw foot bath and shower cubicle, and the 5th bedroom is also of double size.
The other 3 double bedrooms, previously used for Bed & Breakfast, have attractive views and all have en suite facilities, with bedroom 2 having a stunning en suite based in the turret (see floor plan).
The house has oil-fired central heating, double glazing and cavity wall insulation. Other features include solid wood doors and staircases, and some panelling to some of the walls as well as vaulted ceilings in some bedrooms.THE GARDENS
The house enjoys private gardens to both front and rear, largely surrounded by high hedges or fences providing a good degree of privacy. There is also a substantial paved patio at the rear of the house providing a wonderful entertaining area.THE HOLIDAY UNITS
There are two detached units of holiday accommodation at the property, Lockwood Bungalow which has 2 bedrooms and sleeps 4 whilst The Roost has 1 bedroom and sleeps 2. They are both sold fully equipped and have been furnished and decorated to a very high standard.THE CARAVAN SITE
The property is a 5 CS site (Caravan & Camping Club). This permits up to 5 caravans/motorhomes and 15 tents though the owners intentionally limit the number of occupiers to 5 at any one time. As a result of which, due to the amount of repeat bookings, it provides a healthy income. There are 10 individual electric hook-up points along with a chemical disposal point, two modern showers plus Ladies and Gents toilets and WiFi.
Overall the property amounts to about 1.9 acres.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed on the A379 towards Dawlish passing through the villages of Kenton and Starcross. Just as one enters the boundary for Dawlish, the drive to Lockwood House is on the right.SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Wi-fi for house and all tourism facilities.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Teignbridge District Council, Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PB. Tel: 01626 361101 www.teignbridge.gov.uk