A truly exceptional family home
- Credit: Archant
High Knowle is one of Budleigh Salterton’s finest family homes, believed to date from 1923 and to have been built for a member of the Huntley and Palmer family.
It is understood to have subsequently been used as a holiday home by Lord and Lady Cobham who entertained their good friend Agatha Christie there. The house has since been enlarged. In more recent years, a thorough programme of renovation and improvement has covered re-roofing and replacement of most windows with fine quality double glazing in keeping with the original. Further enhancements have included a superb breakfast room extension to the kitchen, the erection of a very substantial double garage and, most recently, the creation of a self-contained, two-storey annexe which has been let most successfully on a holiday basis.
The house provides almost 4,000 square feet of beautifully proportioned accommodation with a most appealing character. Clearly designed with the site in mind, the three principal reception rooms have a southerly aspect and a door from the sitting room opens into a delightful, sheltered verandah, beyond which a sunny terrace runs along this side of the house. The fine hall is large enough to use as a study or library and the kitchen, with a sunny breakfast room at one end, ideal for informal meals, also has French doors at the other end to a spacious courtyard for alfresco dining. There are six bedrooms in the main house including a superb principal suite with spacious bath/shower room and very fine dressing room with wardrobes in pale oak. There are two further bathrooms. The annexe, formerly the service wing to the house, has its own entrance and incorporates the secondary staircase. It provides a charming living room and kitchen on the ground floor with a large bedroom, shower and WC on the first floor, leading off a landing with access to the main house.
An imposing entrance leads to a spacious forecourt and beyond to a very large detached double garage with twin remote controlled doors. There is also a single garage with separate access and two greenhouses. The grounds which extend to approximately 1.25 acres, are an outstanding feature of the property and are sure to delight the enthusiast. Surrounding the house, they provide a secluded peaceful setting with colour and interest throughout the year, fine mature planting and a variety of themes including a secret garden, sunken garden, woodland garden and lawned terrace garden.
Whitton and Laing, Budleigh Salterton are offering this property for sale at a guide price of £895,000 and further details are available on 01395 445600.