Fairfield Close, Exmouth
£550,000 | 4 Bedrooms
A charming 1920s detached 4 bedroomed house of grandeur, with 4 reception rooms, set amidst a delightful southerly aspect garden in an enviable location with wonderful first floor coastal views and less than 0.5 of a mile from the beach and town centre.
In more detail ...
Fairfield Close is a highly favoured quiet cul-de-sac which originally formed part of the substantial grounds surrounding Fairfield House. A renowned local builder called Abell designed and carefully planned each of the impressive and unique homes that you see there today and Campions at 2 Fairfield Close was no exception. The house was built in 1926 and is set amidst gardens on a large corner plot. The property offers well proportioned accommodation ideal for family use having 4 reception rooms, all of which are bathed in sunshine and enjoy views across the southerly aspect rear garden. Internally the character of Campions is enhanced with many original features such as fireplaces, timber doors and picture rails which sit comfortably alongside double glazing and gas central heating (serviced by a Gloworm combination boiler with a new Mega Flo hot water system tank). The welcoming reception hallway is as grand as the facade, entered via a vestibule, with double doors having glazed panels in a diamond pattern. The dual aspect sitting room features an original fireplace with slip tiles in muted heather tones. The double glazed conservatory to the rear is entered via the dining room and the latter offers a versatile space and is currently used as a family/music room. There is a quality fitted kitchen/breakfast room with a range of country style cream units and separate breakfast island. This is further enhanced by the gas fired blue Aga, inset to a recess fronted with painted wooden panelling and a display shelf above. High specification flooring underfoot leads to the oak engineered flooring of the adjoining dual aspect morning room. A large utility and downstairs wc provides further practical space. Upstairs the landing is furnished with an attractive bespoke fitted book case. The 3 large double bedrooms each have fitted wardrobes/storage solutions and enjoy wonderful far reaching views over the Exe Estuary and the hills beyond. The 4th single bedroom is located to the front aspect. A family bath/shower room and an en-suite shower room to bedroom 3 complete the first floor accommodation.
What the owner likes ...
We love the sunshine which pours into this home all day long. It is such a spacious house too, yet cosy and warm. We also love the fact that the property is not overlooked and it is in such a convenient, central position close to the town, schools and beach. This has been such a great family home for our children to grow up in.
Bear in mind ....
A driveway at the front provides off road parking for several vehicles and the existing front garden offers further potential to increase the parking area. Externally the property has a delightful, secluded traditional garden which is mainly laid to lawn with a stone built wall bordering one side and mature hedging to the other. The garden is edged in areas with raised beds containing an attractive array of shrubs and perennials and further interest is added by ornamental trees. A paved patio area, adjacent to the conservatory, provides ample space for a large table and chairs to enjoy al fresco dining, the sunshine and evening sunsets. Internally there is potential to extend into the large boarded loft (with the necessary planning consents and building regulations). The panoramic coastal views from this height are spectacular. It may also be feasible to convert the second bedroom into 2 double bedrooms with the addition of an inner hallway and a partition wall. Whitton & Laing state this a truly wonderful family home with a really lovely atmosphere and an abundance of character and they highly recommend a viewing as soon as possible to fully appreciate the lifestyle opportunity this house affords.
The current owners are retaining a piece of land and two garages at the bottom of the garden, which currently has planning permission for a 2 bedroom detached single storey bungalow. There may be a possibility of purchasing Campions together with this plot. Application with East Devon District Council Planning Reference No: 13/0016/FUL.
Fairfield Close offers an ideal base for those seeking an enhanced coastal lifestyle. It enjoys a highly convenient position with the town centre and Exmouth's renowned sandy beach being only about half a mile away. For keen walkers there is access nearby to many miles of coastal path starting at 'The Needle' at Orcombe Point, which denotes the start of the World Heritage coastline. The Exe Estuary has been designated an 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and offers further exceptional walks and a cycle path leading to Lympstone. There are endless opportunities to enjoy a variety of water sports in addition to equestrian and golfing pursuits. Exmouth is a thriving coastal haven with increasing investment in the area and has a railway link to Lympstone, Topsham and Exeter. The M5 motorway (Junction 30) is about 7 miles away with the Cathedral City of Exeter around 4 miles further on. From here there is a fast train service to London, Paddington and Exeter Airport provides flights to Europe and beyond.
Reception Hallway 14' 10'' x 7' 9'' (4.52m x 2.36m)
Sitting Room 17' 11'' x 12' 10'' (5.46m x 3.91m)
Dining Room 14' 10'' x 13' 5'' (4.52m x 4.09m)
Conservatory 12' 4'' x 9' 10'' (3.76m x 2.99m)
Morning Room 14' 0'' x 12' 9'' (4.26m x 3.88m)
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 16' 4'' x 11' 6'' (4.97m x 3.50m)
Utility 11' 11'' x 9' 0'' (3.63m x 2.74m)
First Floor Landing 30' 5'' x 7' 9'' (narrowing to 4'6" - 1.37m) (9.26m x 2.36m)
Bedroom 1 15' 4'' x 12' 10'' (4.67m x 3.91m)
Bedroom 2 17' 11'' x 11' 7'' (5.46m x 3.53m)
Bedroom 3 18' 1'' (narrowing to 13'11" - 4.24m) x 11' 7'' (5.51m x 3.53m)
En-suite Shower Room
Bedroom 4 14' 3'' (narrowing to 9' 1'' - 2.77m) x 6' 7'' (4.34m x 2.01m)
Family Bath/Shower Room 8' 0'' x 6' 2'' (2.44m x 1.88m)