Robert Williams Estate Agents are thrilled to offer for sale a splendid lodge house with oodles of character, two/three bedrooms, a superb orangery, a double garage, a detached studio/home office, stunning gardens and sweeping views over rolling Devon countryside at Lindridge, just over a mile from Bishopsteignton and less than four miles from Teignmouth with its shops, restaurants, beach and mainline railway station with link to London Paddington.
West Lodge is a beautifully elegant Grade II listed home, built circa 1920 as the lodge house to the former Lindridge House and Estate, which was owned by Lord Earnest Cable, 1905 Sheriff of Calcutta then 1916 Sheriff of Devon, who made Lindridge a Red Cross Hospital for war wounded officers in 1917.
The front façade of West Lodge has an impressive stately feel with its pillared wrought iron gates and steps up to a pair of beautifully manicured lawns bordered by walling and a display of well-tendered mature shrubs and plants. Central to the lawns is a path to the round-headed doorway, either side of which is a 12-pane sash window.
As charming on the inside as it is on the outside, West Lodge has high ceilings with decorative cornices, ornate fireplaces, large sash windows, picture rails and panelled walls creating a feeling of grandeur. The hallway runs centrally through the house. At the rear are two large bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room. Remote controlled flame gas fires sit in lovely fireplaces in both the sitting room and the second reception room, which is currently used as a third bedroom. The family bathroom, with its roll-top bath and stylish free-standing basin unit, is decorated in luxurious Italian marble. There is a kitchen/utility fitted with wooden cabinetry and the magnificent orangery and kitchen is very special indeed with walls of arched windows. Measuring over 24’ x 15’ with a beautiful bay, this really is a superb space for hosting dinner parties and family get-togethers. Under most of the house is an undercroft storage/cellar in which you can almost stand.
In all, the gardens extend to around a third of an acre. Wrapping around the orangery is an elevated, balustraded terrace and there is a detached 22’10” x 11’2” studio/garden room/home office with a veranda and air conditioning for year-round comfort. A gated driveway with ample parking leads to a detached double garage with remote controlled door. The gardens are a delight, planted for year-round enjoyment with manicured lawns, ornamental and fruit-bearing trees and numerous seating areas from which to sit and appreciate the breath-taking countryside views.
Graham Coton, Associate Director at Robert Williams, said: “West Lodge really is a superb home – it’s in such peaceful surroundings yet not far from amenities, and its simply beautiful. It’s got tons of character and feels very stately inside and out. The rooms are all of a decent size and the orangery is a superb entertaining space, especially with the addition of the outside terrace. Anyone who is looking for something unique should view it – I’m sure they’ll be suitably impressed.”
For further information or to make an appointment to view West Lodge, pop into Robert Williams Estate Agents on Southernhay West in Exeter or call 01392 204800. To see photos, a floor plan and drone video footage of West Lodge, or to browse property for sale across the South West, visit www.robertwilliams.co.uk or www.theexpertsinproperty.co.uk.