Straightway Head House is a substantial detached
property, boasting six bedrooms en suite and more than 6,000 square feet of welcoming accommodation, finished and presented to a high
standard throughout. The property has been used as a bed and breakfast, and is set in the heart of the beautiful East Devon countryside, in an elevated position boasting stunning views, just a mile from the village of Whimple.
The 26ft, triple aspect drawing room is a light and
comfortable living space, with wooden flooring, a contemporary woodburning stove and French doors opening onto the gardens. There is also a
comfortable family room, a library, a formal dining
room and two conservatories. The kitchen and breakfast room is a spacious and modern open plan area, with the kitchen offering plenty of storage space, a breakfast bar and a double-sized range cooker. The kitchen also benefits from a four-oven Aga with electric companion with gas hob.
On the first floor, all of the six double bedrooms are well-presented, with each benefitting from an en suite bathroom or shower room.
The master bedroom features a splendid Juliet
balcony, a large en suite bathroom and a dressing room. The loft room provides further accommodation, with its elevated position and full-height window providing the perfect viewpoint for enjoying the magnificent views across the Devon countryside.
Straightway Head House is located in a sought after area in the beautiful East Devon countryside, on the edge of the village of Whimple. The village has a church, primary school, village store and post office, doctor’s surgery, garage, two inns and a mainline railway station with links to Exeter and London Waterloo.
The coastal town of Sidmouth, approximately 10
miles away has a vibrant centre, with numerous
independent shops, churches, schools, a Post Office, health centre, cottage hospital, library, theatre and an Art Deco cinema. Sidmouth has four supermarkets, including a large Waitrose. The town has also won several coveted ‘Britain in Bloom’ nominations.
The Cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 11 miles away and has a number of excellent schools for boys and girls of all ages, a fine university, a broad range of supermarkets and excellent cultural and recreational facilities with many new restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development and a John Lewis and Waitrose.
Intercity high speed trains operate from Whimple and Exeter St David’s to London (Paddington and Waterloo), the Midlands and the north of England. There are also a growing number of flights to UK and international destinations from Exeter airport, including a route to London City airport with three flights a day taking less than an hour.
A driveway leads to the front of the property, where there are ample parking facilities. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with rolling lawns, paved seating terraces, a selection of mature trees and established shrubs and border hedgerows. Many of the gardens’ vantage points benefit from the superb views to the west of the property.