The sea views, a hopping jump and hopping to the local beach plus buckets of flexible accommodation space make this unique property in Budleigh Salterton a pretty alluring prospect
The Dutch house has grown considerably over the years, keeping pace with the expansion of the family of the previous owners. Built in the 1920s by a then retired colonel, the house was built to mirror a house he once occupied in South Africa, but with a lot of Devon charm.
Today, the unique 4,000 square foot home is in the market with Knight Frank at a guide price of Â£ 2million, and sits in a fairly enviable location overlooking the sea near Budleigh Salterton.
Originally called ‘Torwood’, the house was featured in an edition of The Architects Journal on November 9, 1927 and found itself, almost 94 years later, in the spotlight here for its striking facade made of a soft mixture of curves, decorative shutters and juxtaposed tiles.
The Dutch house was last put on the market in 1999 and since then the owners have done extensive work in 2001 and 2011 to create the five bedroom, four reception room house that it is today. .
The downstairs space is centered around the kitchen / breakfast room which has large patio doors which open onto the south facing garden. Elsewhere is a dining room, an office / office, a living room with gas fire and cozy with a wood stove.
The first floor is accessible by stairs or an elevator, which makes the house accessible to all generations, and this is where the bedrooms are located (three of them with en-suite bathrooms); including the master bedroom, which has an en-suite bathroom and a curved picture window overlooking the gardens.
There is also the possibility of creating an independent bedroom and bathroom, with one of the bedrooms located on the ground floor having a shower room and its own private access.
Perfect for guests, teens or a place to spill out when you come back from the beach.
The Dutch House is a wonderfully accessible family home in a charming seaside town in Devon with enough style and charm to meet any need.
The Dutch House is currently on the market via Knight Frank at an indicative price of Â£ 2million – see more photos, or ask the agent for more details.
Budleigh Salterton: what you need to know
Place: Budleigh Salterton is a small town located on the Jurassic east coast of Devon. Exeter is 24 km away, where rail services connect Exeter St Davids to Penzance and London Paddington.
Atmosphere: The area is part of the East Devon Area of ââOutstanding Natural Beauty and is a popular destination for visitors who appreciate its two-mile pebbly beach, clear waters, independent shops and relaxed coastal charm.
Things to do: The beach is home to three cafes and has access to the southwest coast trail, making it the perfect place to start or end one of the many walks on offer in the area. In the city there are a number of pubs, a museum, cafes and shops to explore. The East Devon Golf Club is also located nearby.
Schools: St Peter’s C of E Primary School is the local primary school, and more options for high school can be found closer to Exeter, including Exeter School and Maynard School.
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