Unique In It's Location And Design, Widdicombe Lodge Offers Exceptional Character, A Very Special Garden And A Detached Double Garage As Well As Glorious Panoramic Views Over A Pretty Patchwork Of Farmland To The Delightful Start Bay.
Utterly distinctive, Widdicombe Lodge captivates the eye in its unique stone design and handsome cedar shingle roof. Nestled down a private lane on the very edge of its own woodland, this charming former thatched lodge to Widdicombe House, has exceptional character combined with beautiful views over rolling farmland to the sea at Start Bay.
We are welcomed into Widdicombe Lodge over the gravelled drive and up the curved stone steps. that enhance the charming stone exterior. To the right of the house a large terraced patio provides the perfect spot for alfresco dining whilst taking in the sights and sounds of a bygone era, for there is only the joyous melody of nature here - chirping birds, buzzing insects, the occasional rustling of leaves in the breeze. To live here is an escape from modern life, a step away from the daily grind.
Once inside, step to the right which leads round to the kitchen /breakfast room. A light and airy fully fitted cream kitchen with wood style worktops complements the style of the property whilst the painted beams are a charming feature. The dining area has plenty of space for a table and the extra wide picture window to the rear provides superb views over garden and the rolling farmland to the sea at Start Bay.
Across the hallway, we find one of the two living rooms. This one set in the original part of the lodge has a stylish wood burner that adds a wonderful focal point to this cosy space. A great place to snuggle up and relax, heading round the corner you are welcomed into the dining room again fitted with a log burner and plenty of space for a large dining table.
Head over the inner hall to the second living room. Awash with light courtesy of the large picture windows overlooking the garden and the coastline beyond amplifies the light and invites you to relax and unwind.
The extensive grounds wraparound Widdicombe Lodge, providing interest and intrigue at every step. Sunlight dapples down through mature trees to the terraces and pathways that lead out to an area of mature woodland which extends to about 1.25 acres.
The main garden has various different areas most of which enjoy a glorious sea view. These include a shade area which is full of scillas, daffodils and camellias in the Spring. There is a fruit cage, raised vegetable beds and a greenhouse. A long white border edges the two patios and contain a variety of white flowering shrubs together with narcissus and snowdrops early in the year. A large patio has a pond with a waterfall coming from a rill which meanders through part of the front garden. The water being supplied from the property’s artesian well. Behind the pond are well stocked flower beds.
Moving towards the woodland you pass two large hydrangea beds of varying colours. Two Viburnum plicatum Mariesii bloom profusely in May. The wood has Mature Oaks, Ash, Beech, Sweet Chestnuts and Sycamores. Camellias, bluebells, snowdrops, daffodils, primroses, hellebores add interest from February to May. In the centre is a delightful new sub tropical garden. Zantedeschias, cannas, gingers and hostas flourish here together with tetrapanax, gunnera, banana, dicksonia and bamboo. An old rustic bridge and sea view completes the picture. An arched gateway alongside the detached double garage provides access to a pathway with wrought iron balustrade which in turn leads to a terrace at the rear which is approached also from the guest room. On the other side of the property is a large gravelled rockery with many mature plants and shrubs and a pathway leads down to a further, extensive paved terrace which again immediately adjoins open farmland.
Council Tax Band F, EPC Band E
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