Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton
Guide price £850,000 | 5 Bedrooms
A unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed home that has been owned by the same family for 65 years. A magnificent seafront property considered to be one of the oldest buildings in East Devon offering far reaching panoramic views and also being within easy reach of the town centre.
Gardens & Grounds
The home sits on a beachfront in a tranquil and beautiful location. The exclusive private terraces with its seating area and sun canopy is ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.
There is an outside lean-to allowing access to the upstairs annexe and side entrance which leads to the front of the house.
Fixture & Fittings
All items usually known as tenant's fixtures and fittings whether mentioned or not in these particulars together with all items of equipment and garden statuary are excluded from the sale but some may be available by separate negotiation.
Leaving Exeter via Sandy Gate roundabout, proceed along the Sidmouth Road A376. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto the Exmouth Road A376, continue along this road and at the next roundabout take the first exit onto B3179 toward Woodbury. Carry on along this road and turn right onto the B3180 and continue onto the B3179, at the roundabout take the first exit into Knowle Hill. The road will merge into Exmouth Road, continue along this road and into Budleigh High Street and then on into Fore Street, where The Old Clink can be found on the right hand side on the beachfront.
The home benefits from easy access to the Budleigh Salterton town centre, set in East Devon's relatively unspoilt countryside. The seaside town has a vast range of local amenities from independent shops on the High Street and popular cafes, restaurants and pubs. There is an excellent medical centre. Designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the surrounding area offers wonderful rural views and a wealth of leisure activities including golf, sailing, horse riding, hiking the 250-million-year old Jurassic Coast, countryside walks and the nearby Otter estuary. The picture perfect villages of Lympstone and Topsham provide more extensive facilities and the Cathedral City of Exeter is only 13 miles away. The property is ideally situated to reach multiple beaches from Budleigh Salterton's own to Sidmouth and Exmouth's renowned sandy beaches. The well-known East Devon Golf Club is nearby. Easily accessible from the home is the East Devon coast and nearby cities of Plymouth, Bristol and Long Paddington via various mainline train stations within 20 miles. The convenient road links connect to the A30 and the M5 leading to the wider motorway network and Exeter International Airport for national and international flights. The region has a number of great schools within easy reach of the home such as Newton Poppleford Primary School, rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and Mill Water School rated 'Good'.
Rich in history, The Old Clink has been tastefully refurbished throughout whilst retaining character features. Arranged over three floors the property benefits from easy access to Budleigh Salterton's well known pebble beach and the town centre with convenient transport links. Tradition tells that this house was built on the site of an old coaching house, known as 'The Exeter Inn', a building of some significance according to the history books. The cellars of The Old Clink may well be part of that much older building. Situated in what was once the market square of Budleigh Salterton, a place where festivities and celebrations were held. The Inn continued trading until around 1820. The Old Clink was built shortly after that time. For the next forty years it was a Drapers shop, until the first bank to open in Budleigh Salterton took over the premises. It remained 'The Bank' until the Devon Constabulary bought the premises just before 1900. It remained the Police Station and house until 1953, when the Police relocated to smaller premises. The residence is made up of the main house with a separate Annexe which is interconnecting, three reception rooms and three kitchens with a basement level playroom. The elevated position of the annexe enjoys stunning coastal views and picturesque vistas of the semi-rural surroundings via the French doors. The annexe also comprises as shower room with wash hand basin and built-in storage, and bedroom with an en-suite toilet. The elegant inner entrance hall leads to a larger hall and a family bathroom with an adjacent cloakroom. The attractive sitting room is undoubtedly a feature of the home with a feature fireplace as well as sliding French doors and windows overlooking the beach, which have access to the beachfront terrace. The dining room also enjoys a pleasant outlook and flows into the kitchen. The charming kitchen/breakfast room has matching wall and base units, integrated double four-ring gas hob and ceiling mounted extractor fan over, leading to the adjoining utility room/conservatory offering further storage and separate entrance. The ground floor is completed by two well-proportioned bedrooms as well as hallway access to the basement level for the cosy playroom. The master bedroom provides built-in storage and an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower cubicle, wash hand basin and low-level WC. The second bedroom also has built-in wardrobes with a pedestal wash hand basin. The upstairs accommodation comprise the landing, which interconnects the family bathroom, kitchen and additional two bedrooms - one bedroom having an original fireplace and built-in storage. The second bedroom has a wash hand basin with storage underneath and in-built wardrobe. The sitting/dining room is flooded with natural light from the private balcony overlooking the pebble beach. The second floor has two large storage rooms. The Old Clink carries a theme of space and light, granting modern conveniences and surrounded by spectacular views.
GROUND FLOOR - (Approx. floor area - 142.1 sq.m) 0' 0'' x 0' 0'' (0m x 0m)
Sitting Room 17' 1'' x 16' 1'' (5.2m x 4.9m)
Lean-to 16' 1'' x 4' 3'' (4.9m x 1.3m)
Dining Room 13' 5'' x 9' 10'' (4.1m x 3.0m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21' 0'' x 10' 6'' (6.4m x 3.2m)
Utility room 10' 10'' x 10' 10'' (3.3m x 3.3m)
Cloakroom 6' 3'' x 4' 11'' (1.9m x 1.5m)
Bedroom 1 15' 1'' x 13' 5'' (4.6m x 4.1m)
En-suite Shower 11' 10'' x 2' 11'' (3.6m x 0.9m)
Bedroom 2 13' 9'' x 13' 1'' (4.2m x 4.0m)
Bathroom 7' 3'' x 7' 3'' (2.2m x 2.2m)
Basement Playroom - (Approx. floor area - 16.1 sq.m) 15' 1'' x 11' 10'' (4.6m x 3.6m)
Annexe - Bedroom (approx.. floor area - 23.5 sq.m) 15' 1'' x 12' 2'' (4.6m x 3.7m)
Kitchen 7' 10'' x 6' 3'' (2.4m x 1.9m)
First Floor - (Approx. Floor Area - 74.4 sq.m)
Landing 15' 9'' x 12' 6'' (4.8m x 3.8m)
Sitting Room/Dining Room 20' 0'' x 12' 10'' (6.1m x 3.9m)
Balcony 17' 5'' x 4' 3'' (5.3m x 1.3m)
Kitchen 11' 6'' x 9' 2'' (3.5m x 2.8m)
Bedroom 1 13' 1'' x 12' 10'' (4.0m x 3.9m)
Bedroom 2 10' 10'' x 9' 6'' (3.3m x 2.9m)
Bathroom 6' 11'' x 6' 3'' (2.1m x 1.9m)
Second Floor - (Approx. Floor Area - 41.0 sq.m)
Storage 1 14' 9'' x 12' 10'' (4.5m x 3.9m)
Storage 2 14' 9'' x 9' 10'' (4.5m x 3.0m)