In the heart of Seaton, set back from a one-way street and just 500 yards from the fine esplanade and beach, is Stanhope House, a fine, semi-detached Victorian villa, beautifully refurbished and modernised, made sleek, bright and luxurious with stripped floors, shuttered windows and simple colour palette.
At the back, an enclosed level part-lawn garden with terrace (table/chairs, barbecue) and, at the end of the garden, secluded area (table/chairs) with firepit.
Large entrance hall to living room with bay window, woodburner and TV/DVD/Blu-ray. Second sitting room with 65" TV/DVD/Blu-ray and French windows to garden. Well-equipped kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric range-style cooker with gas hob, Nespresso coffee maker) with doors to terrace. Elegant dining room (comfortable seating for 10, iPod dock) with door to garden. Downstairs loo.
Upstairs, six bedrooms over two floors. On the first floor, a twin with view over the Axe Valley to the distant sea, a double (6' bed) with TV/DVD, and a children's twin (truckle). Bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower). Shower-room (rainfall shower, washbasin). Washing machine and tumble drier in cupboard on landing.
On the second floor, three further bedrooms - two double (5' beds, one with footboard), one with sea glimpses, and a twin (zip-linkable to 6' double) with sea glimpses and Axe Valley views. Shower-room (suite plus hand-shower) and separate loo.
Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £500. A stunning family house, perfect for get-togethers in a great coastal spot.
Seaton: small, friendly seaside town (pebble beach) at the mouth of the River Axe estuary (sailing, harbour). Cliffs on either side (World Heritage Site ‘Jurassic Coast’): fine coast path walks; 3 mile tramway through Axe Valley nature reserves. Lyme Regis (lovely harbour town), 8 miles by car, 6 by path. Golf nearby. Close inland, beautiful farmland and pretty villages.
Over three levels. On the first floor, three bedrooms: 1 x twin, 1 x super king double, 1 x children’s twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand shower, WC, basin. Shower room with rainfall shower, basin. On the top floor, three bedrooms: 2 x king size double, 1 x twin (can convert to super king double). Shower room with shower, hand shower, WC, basin. WC with basin. Ground floor hall. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Second sitting room with French windows to garden. Kitchen with doors to terrace. Dining room comfortably seating 10. Ground floor WC with basin.
SEATON Downderry 1 mile; Looe 7.3 miles; Polperro 12 miles. The village of Seaton is at the mouth of the River Seaton in Cornwall and you will find a family friendly south facing beach and the nearby Seaton Valley Countryside Park and Nature reserve is home to wildlife, including otters and kingfishers and also offers great cycling and walking opportunities. The picturesque working harbours at Looe and Polperro are within an easy driving distance away, and the wonderful stretches of the South West Coast Path in this part of Cornwall take you to rocky coves, dramatic headlands and tales of shipwrecks and smugglers. Further afield is Plymouth, where you will find plenty to see and do, including a marine aquarium, a theatre, large shopping centres and the historic Barbican waterside area.